Community and relationships are incredibly important in all parts of life, but especially when you’re trying something new. Especially something a bit scary like putting yourself out there on the internet and trying to earn an income online. It’s so public, and yet you can feel so alone.
I’d already started the process of trying to find peer blogs in my niche that are at a similar state of development and reach out to the authors. This is a slow but important process to build community, collaboration, and even backlinks (which help your Google results). Then I stumbled across Fizzle.co.
Fizzle is a community and training program started by three big names in the Make Money Online space: Chase Reeves, Corbett Barr, and Caleb Wojcik. These guys know what they’re doing, but as importantly they’ve created something really unique from the other sales-pitchy expensive courses out there: Community.
I was really impressed by soft sell intro video. These guys are funny, genuine, and very engaging. I decided to sign up. Heck it’s only a dollar for the first month and that’s plenty of time to look around and see if it’s worth sticking around. After that it’s only $35 per month.
I’ve only taken a few of their intro level courses, so I’ll have to report back to you in an update post about how useful the rest are. I can certainly say that I love the courses I’ve done and I’m amazed at the production quality. I also love that these guys have very similar values to mine when it comes to making the world and the web a better place and making money while we do it. No scammy stuff with these guys!
[Update: I’ve now taken many of their courses and I’m blown away by just how good and how useful they are. The Start A Blog That Matters course used to sell for $800 and they rolled it into Fizzle at no extra charge! The Design course is absolutely amazing as well and completely changed the way I think about website design.]
So far, though, the forums have been even more important than the courses themselves. I’ve found a great community of people who are all on the same Journey and working together to support and challenge each other.
For example, you’ll see an email subscription form on my sidebar now. Why’s that there? Because a fellow “fizzler” (Gilad who has a great outdoor fatherhood blog) checked out this blog and then asked me why there was no email sign-up form so he could follow along. So I put one together that same day and reported back to him. He signed up and then remarked that he liked some of my sign-up flow better than his own and improved his own site.
So he kicked my ass into gear and motivated me to make my site better and then he learned something from my result. And that, my friends, is the power of community.
If you’re interested in making money online and want access to a library of courses and a great group of people who will support you on your Journey, then try fizzle.co for $1. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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(The links above are affiliate links. If you think fizzle.co is great and decide to stay beyond the initial $1 month, then I get a small discount on my own membership at no cost to you. I wouldn’t recommend it if I wasn’t finding great value and felt that you will too. Fizzle has absolutely propelled my online business forward.)