OLP070 From Zero to Geek with the Irrepressible Ben Fhala

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Ben Fhala has created over 100 Online Courses ranging from HTML 5 to Email Marketing.  He thinks at the speed of light and has amazingly creative ideas.  I have been trying to interview him for months and at last we found some time and I think this is one of the most stimulating discussions I have had on the Online Learning Podcast

In this Week’s Episode:

Interview: Ben Fhala









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Free Course: HTML with Mom – just click here for instant access – Sign up to Ben’s Mailing List and Get this Course Free

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Email Marketing Secrets RevealedNormally $249 – Offer Price $49 – Follow this Link for Access Now: This price is just for August 2014 and will increase to $69 from 1st September 2014

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In this Interview we discuss:

  • How Ben uses free courses to attract Students and then sells them his paid courses
  • His HTML5 Book which is available on Amazon
  • His SEO and Email Marketing Courses
  • What Sells – information or Skills?
  • How to combat the pressure online to make all your courses free
  • The two things people are prepared to pay for
  • The importance of optimising students workflow and processes
  • The complexity of information
  • How to get the most out of positive and negative feedback
  • Ben’s Course creation process
  • How to use Google Search to come up with ideas for Courses
  • Why if you are struggling with a problem, someone else will be too and it might make a course
  • The importance of making courses projects and having clear end results
  • Ben’s key SEO tip
  • The importance of email newsletters to growing your list
  • How to use Google to optimise your SEO

Contact Details:  You can find out more about Ben by visiting http://02geek.com or his online school, http://02skills.com

You can find Ben’s Book – HTML5 Graphing & Data Visualization Cookbook – by clicking on the Amazon link below:

Marketing Tip of the Week: None this week

Free Course of the Week:  None this week


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