I guess it’s around $20K now.
The amount of money I have spent on courses.
This might be a problem if you ask some people.
For me, it’s education that works.
I have originally studied fine arts, so the whole design and business thing is all self-taught thanks to the internet.
So, here are 3 courses that help me change my mind along the way.
This was all about the digital-first type of consulting, not so much the traditional business consulting.
How to adopt a scientific method and apply it to solo business. Find a niche, market, sell and deliver a high-ticket productized consulting service.
It changed my mind about selling. As a creative, I’ve always been repelled when it comes to selling yourself, your product or your service. I was of the opinion as most creatives that work speaks for itself. Turns out I don’t know what I’m talking about.
This is an indie hacker classic at this point.
You learn the audience-first approach to product making. It teaches you how to “read your customer’s mind” and create products they want and need.
It changed my mind about creating content. Before I thought that you had to be an academic writer or something to be “allowed” to write for others.
This course kinda tricked me into writing online. And look at me now — I never studied English, was a borderline dyslexic, introverted designer writing a half-distinct article.
This is where it all started for me. It’s Paul Jarvis’s fault — the first successful solo designer guy that I stumbled upon on the internet.
I found his course when I went freelance full-time. I learned how to not call myself a freelancer and treat it as a business. How to operate like a professional who people can rely on.
It changed my mind about going solo long term. Before, all my examples were people doing it on the side or between jobs. For the first time, I could picture myself doing this for years.
Sometime in the future, I would like to create my own version of that — how to do solopreneurship as a borderline dyslexic introverted designer. Help some weirdos like myself.