About the Episode:
In today’s episode, we’re talking to Ben Collins, the Google Sheets developer & data analytics instructor who’s turned his blog and online courses into a six-figure business over the past year.
Originally from the UK where he received a master’s degree in mathematics and served briefly in the Royal Navy, Ben’s lived much of his adult life in the U.S. where he’s held a few steady day jobs as a forensic accountant helping firms to audit their financial transactions and investigate everything from money laundering to abuse of corporate expense claims.
It wasn’t until just a few years ago, when Ben both signed up for a web development class and became a data analytics instructor at his local General Assembly, that he got the spark to begin working on building own blog. After teaching data analysis at GA for about a year, he took his learnings about what it takes to build a course curriculum and started applying that to a niche he saw a lot of growth potential in with his blog.
Google Sheets training courses. Now, Ben works full-time on his blog and courses, where he helps people build practical skills and learn techniques to be highly productive with Google Sheets.
In Today’s Episode, We Talk About:
02:27 Where Ben is originally from.
06:40 What a day in the life of a forensic accountant looks like.
[07:21] How he got into General Assembly.
[10:50] What working at General Assembly was like.
[12:56] When he decided to start an online course.
[13:57] How he decides topics to turn into a course.
[15:11] How he prices his courses.
19:30 Why he doesn’t sell on Udemy.
19:59 How he launches his courses.
29:51 The best investment he’s made in growing his business.
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