10 Unconventional Online Course Ideas in High Demand Right Now

Scroll down your Facebook feed, and you’ll most likely see friends experimenting with some new hobby or project you might’ve never expected. They’re baking artisan breads, building tool sheds, playing with watercolors. Who knew your network was full of eccentric characters? 

It turns out being stuck at home brought out the creatives in many of us. On one hand, we’re figuring out how to be more self-sufficient out of necessity. On the other hand, we’ve become more curious about topics outside of our typical realm. Is it any wonder we’re experiencing an online learning boom?

Even before the pandemic, industry analysts had predicted the e-learning market to exceed $300 billion by 2025, pointing to course diversification as a competitive advantage. Now the market is even more hungry for online courses that are off the beaten path.

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After Landing on “Shark Tank” for a Second Time, Kajabi Hero Reveals How to Uncover Your Superpower

PrepWell Academy Founder Phil Black shares his formula for combining vision and discipline into repeatable success

 If you had less than a 0.1% chance of achieving something potentially life-changing, would you go for it . . . more than once? 

Those were the odds Phil Black had to appear on “Shark Tank,” the Emmy Award-winning reality show that features entrepreneurs pitching investors. As part of the grueling application process, he waited in line among hundreds of hopefuls for five hours, after a three-hour drive—just to give a 60-second elevator pitch.  

The odds didn’t phase Phil, and neither did the process. Getting into the most competitive and sought-after programs is his superpower. He’s a former Navy SEAL officer, Goldman Sachs investment banker, and Harvard MBA. Even though his first “Shark Tank” pitch in 2014 didn’t lead to a deal, he tried again. This time, he pitched his new business: PrepWell Academy, a college admissions preparation program. 

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How Resilient Entrepreneurs Are Reinventing their Businesses During the Global Crisis

Prime time to pivot

“Do something.” 

That little voice inside has been prodding, nagging, pleading with you the last few weeks. As social distancing has started affecting every industry, you’ve been thinking deeply about your business. How do you respond to the new reality? You’re an entrepreneur after all, and you’re hardwired to look for new opportunities.

Now is the time to pivot—not out of desperation or to stay afloat, but to discover growth strategies you might’ve never considered before. Some of the most innovative companies like Twitter, PayPal, and Groupon evolved from entirely different beginnings. In the last few weeks, lesser-known businesses have made sweeping changes to deliver entirely new products.

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Should You Adjust Pricing During Uncertain Times?

Kajabi Heroes share their pricing strategies

It may feel like a weird time to launch a new offer or even start a new business online. You know you have something valuable to share… but will customers be able to afford it right now? Should you lower your prices? How do business owners find the right balance between revenue and making your offers accessible at a time like this?

You’re not alone if you’re struggling with these questions. The good news is—after speaking to entrepreneurs, experts, and influencers actually running online businesses—right now may be the perfect time to build together.

We spoke with several Kajabi Heroes to learn how their businesses are adapting pricing. Here’s what we learned.

Start with your principles

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Heart of A Hero: Emily Hawkins

Welcome back to Heart of a Hero, our recurring blog series where we take a closer look at some of our Kajabi Heroes and their awesome Kajabi businesses!

Today you’re going to hear from Emily Hawkins, a Career and Life coach from Atlanta who helps people find their voice and become leaders. You’ll hear how Emily went from having to do everything in her business manually (even taking orders over Paypal) to being able to go on vacation to Disney World during her latest launch!

Before Kajabi:

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