25: How to Create a Profitable Online Course, with Vasavi Kumar

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Episode 25 — we made it to the quarter-century mark!

Learn how to create valuable and profitable time-leveraged online courses utilizing the skills and experience you already have. Vasavi Kumar, a certified life coach, shares her transition from a one-to-one business model to a one-to-many model that funds her lifestyle and freedom.

This is a “meat and potatoes” conversation filled with both the strategies and actionable steps and tactics you can take to get started down this path today.

Many thanks to Herby from BillionSuccess.com for the intro!

Vasavi was kind enough to offer her 21-day Conquer course (normally $30) to Side Hustle Nation for free. Check it out through the link below and get a first-hand look on what a paid online course can look like.

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Get your learn on:

  • Vasavi’s pivotal “ah ha” moment (at just 4 years old).
  • How she got fired from her first and only job after 2 weeks.
  • How she landed her first coaching clients.
  • How she found a mentor and why she invested over $100,000 in herself outside of traditional education.
  • The paradox of “expansion by scaling back.”
  • The 3-step process for figuring out what you can teach.
  • The technical steps and tools of putting a course together.
  • How to set the courses up to run on auto-pilot.
  • The power of in-person events.
  • Vasavi’s #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation.

The 3 Step Process:

  1. Right down everything bad that’s ever happened to you.
  2. Right down anything positive that resulted from those bad things.
  3. Consider the “bridge” of you got from bad to good. Is it replicable / teachable? Boom: course idea!


We also talk about the value of design and of building your personal and professional network.

What do you think? Could you set up an online course as part of your side hustle strategy? Using her 3-step process, what would you teach?

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Nick Loper

About the Author

Nick Loper is a side hustle expert who loves helping people earn more money and start businesses they care about. He hosts the award-winning Side Hustle Show, where he's interviewed over 500 successful entrepreneurs, and is the bestselling author of Buy Buttons, The Side Hustle, and $1,000 100 Ways.

His work has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Forbes, TIME, Newsweek, Business Insider, MSN, Yahoo Finance, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Financial Times, Bankrate, Hubspot, Ahrefs, Shopify, Investopedia, VICE, Vox, Mashable, ChooseFI, Bigger Pockets, The Penny Hoarder, GoBankingRates, and more.

4 thoughts on “25: How to Create a Profitable Online Course, with Vasavi Kumar”

  1. Vasavi’s course is not free…. $30. I was actually going to buy it, then during show she says it would be free….. So I m thinking it’s free, after 1st email, it’s $30….. Turn off, don’t lie. It’s probably worth more, but you have to trust someone I think you guys talk about that all the time.


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