We have literally interviewed thousands of entrepreneurs, including incredible folks like Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Brad Feld, Nancy Brinker, Rand Fishkin and so many others. We always ask the same questions and people seem to like it. Thank you for that. But the one piece of feedback that we get over and over by our readers is that they’d like to see our interviewees actually teach them more about whatever their area of expertise is. We haven’t done that, mostly because we’re so darn attached to our daily interviews.
This year, however, we’re going to make it happen. And rather than mess with our daily interviews, we’re going to start a whole new program. IdeaMensch Learn.
If you’re an entrepreneur, an author, an expert or someone who works with entrepreneurs; we’d love for you to teach our audience a valuable lesson. This can be a webinar we do together. Or a presentation you once gave at a conference. Or an ebook that you created. Or maybe it’s just a 15-minute screencast lesson about a business tactic that has been super helpful to you. We’re open to any ideas you might have.
Here is how IdeaMensch Learn works.
1. We work together with you to come up with a lesson that you can teach. This can be something you’ve already completed, or we can create and finish it together.
2. We’ll promote whatever is created to our thousands of readers, including an email to our email list. This lesson will be free, so all of our regular readers will be able to make use of it. You’ll get the exposure and our audience will get to learn from a real expert.
3. After a week or promoting the content for free, we will add it to our store where we will sell it for some sort of micropayment, ranging from $1.99 to $9.99. That way your lesson continues to be affordable to our readers, and hopefully you’ll continue to get a good amount of exposure. We will use the revenues generated to pay for the program and to continue to support IdeaMensch.