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The Ultimate Guide to Become A Successful Webinar Coach

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During the coronavirus pandemic, some industries were hit hard. Lockdown forced us to stay at home, give up going to restaurants, cinemas, travel abroad, and many other things we once took for granted. People have found various ways to make money online, organize a remote office, and do business in a new format.

Some have preferred to get a new profession and learn something new, while others have decided to become webinar coaches — teaching and sharing their knowledge and experience with the world.

A webinar is a modern format for holding conferences, presentations, meetings, lectures, master classes, and other online events.

It’s an interactive seminar organized using web technologies and communication means, which allow the host to conduct the event at the highest level in close interaction with the audience on the selected video hosting platform.

At the appointed time, the host of the webinar and participants follow the link to a specially organized web room. With the help of webinar software such as Demio, participants can listen to the lecturer, ask questions and receive advice without leaving the workplace or being on a business trip or at home. The presenter, in turn, no longer needs to rent premises, organize coffee breaks, and spend time on the road. You can host an online webinar in a few clicks! In simple terms, it’s the choice of those who understand the value of time.

This article will show you how to become a webinar coach, sell webinars, make money online, and create your personal brand.

Your Webinar Platform

There are numerous webinar software and services for online conferences. There are free webinar software options and those for which developers charge a fee. It all depends on your specific goals and audience size. When choosing webinar software, we recommend considering the following points:

  • Price — how much will it cost to have a webinar platform for a month?
  • A number of speakers — how many hosts can simultaneously work?
  • A number of participants — how many people can participate in the webinar?
  • Content sharing — whether it’s possible to demonstrate a presentation, screen, or video.
  • Tests and polls — a feature to create a poll or run a test.
  • Webinar recording — considering format and the possibility to download the recording. You may need to use a third-party free screen recorder with no watermark.
  • Statistics —  how many people came to the webinar, what they wrote to the chat and how long they listened to the speaker.
  • Mailings — to remind participants about the webinar by email.
  • Technical support — how quickly the company answers technical questions.
  • Branding — is it possible to customize the design of the webinar room: add a logo, change colors and font?

Your Webinar Format

To become a successful webinar coach, you need to decide on a webinar format.

The classic webinar format assumes that you host the entire webinar, using a presentation to demonstrate information. The rest of the participants have access only to the text chat, where they communicate with each other and ask questions to the speaker.

The next format implies the ability to accept the role of moderator for any of the participants. That is, it becomes possible to ask a question by voice, show something on a virtual board, or share an experience.

The third type is online conferences. All participants in such events are initially on an equal footing and have the same opportunities and rights, being the moderators of the meeting. This equal footing might be designated to specific ‘rooms,’ with the virtual main hall being dedicated to a traditional presentation format.

Your Webinar Topic

Among all the ways of making money, webinars are especially popular. People are ready to pay money to find answers to their questions.

A trendy webinar topic is one of the secrets of its success. For example, you could choose the following:

  • Starting Your Own Business — practical tips from your own experience;
  • Personal finance — how to make money and how to manage it effectively;
  • Self-development — new knowledge and increasing efficiency;
  • Solving other personal issues — how to improve your health, how to become a successful female business owner, how to strengthen a marriage, and so on.

Your Webinar Presentation

Anything you tell to your audience should stand out and keep their attention. Most of the presentations on the Internet are so dull that listeners immediately want to leave the webinar room so as not to waste their time.

A webinar presentation is a way for sharing ideas, not words. Therefore, place one thesis on the slide, even if you have several dozen slides. It will give dynamics and keep the attention of the participants.

It’s also worth paying attention to the design of your content. Use a single style, no more than 2-3 fonts, write correctly and concisely. It’s best to use presentation templates.

Your Target Audience Attraction and Web Promotion

To be successful in hosting webinars and make money online, you need to attract as many participants as possible — your target audience.

Let’s say you have prepared an awesome webinar with unique content and well-designed presentations. But the coolest webinar won’t surprise the audience if these very listeners are not at the event.

Therefore, the stage of web promotion is as important as the stage of its creation and preparation. You should convince your audience that the upcoming event is what they really need and want. While web events are usually free and easy to join, building an audience and web promotion can be a long process.

Platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook provide an easy and budget way to advertise the upcoming event and sell your webinar. Also, don’t forget to post an announcement on your website. It can be a banner ad or a simple link to a landing page, a brief description of the event, or a short promotional video created with a video editor by Adobe.

Let’s Summarize

Webinars are a popular tool for promoting an expert and making money online. It’s a chance for people to get to know you better, ask questions, and see you at work. Many of the participants can become your clients, partners, and students.

To sell a webinar and become a successful webinar coach, you need to create a catchy title, decide on the topic and format, prepare a thesis, brief description, and presentation. Choose a date and time. Decide on the webinar software. Don’t forget to attract your target audience for the webinar and indicate the duration.

After that, you can proceed to the most interesting part – inviting people to a webinar and web promotion. While the campaign is in progress, you will have time to prepare for this online event.

We wish you all the best in becoming a successful webinar coach and making money online!

 

Four Reasons to Start Investing in the Stock Market

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Investing in the stock market is a common way to grow one’s wealth. And the latest developments in fintech have made it easier for everyone to trade stocks or invest in index funds, bonds, ETFs, or retirement plans. Although financial markets can indeed be volatile, you cannot ignore the massive long-term earning potential.

Here are four reasons to start investing in the stock market now.

It’s Easy to Get Started.

A key reason to consider investing in the stock market is that it’s much easier than you think. You don’t have to become a day trader to see the benefits of investing. You can participate in the stock market with safe investments in index funds or a tax-advantaged retirement account such as 401(k) or IRA.  And if you use free stock trading apps, to open a tax-advantaged retirement account outside of your employer, you won’t have to worry about fees and commissions.

You Can Have More Control Than in the Past.

In the past, most people interested in investing in the stock market worked with brokers who managed their investment portfolios and made decisions on their behalf.

But things have changed.

If you use an online stock trading app or platform, you can enjoy full control of your investment portfolio. This flexibility can be key for someone who is just starting to consider long-term investments.

Information is Widely Available

Successful investors formed a rather exclusivist network in the past, but now all the information you need to make profitable investments is widely available.

There is a lot of educational content that can help you get started, be it books, blog articles or videos. When it comes to finding success in the stock market, staying informed and following a long-term plan for stability like index fund investing is crucial because it gives you a bigger perspective on your investments.

It’s an Excellent Way to Diversify Your Income Streams .

Unfortunately, nothing can provide 100% financial stability in life. It’s terrifying to think about, but you can lose your job or suffer an injury that stops you from working.

Loss of income is a real danger. And life-changing events that disrupt people’s lives happen all the time. To protect yourself and your family, you have to diversify your income streams as much as possible. That way, when one source of income disappears, you have something to fall back on. Investing in the stock market when done in a safe and tax-efficient way is one of the best ways to multiply your income streams and safeguard your future.

 

If you care about financial security,  getting informed about and involved in the stock market is an excellent decision. You can earn passive income, save for your retirement, and protect your wealth against inflation. Thus, you can keep yourself and your family financially secure for decades to come.

April 2021 Money News

Time for another monthly money news update!

Women & Money Management Today at Vanderbilt’s Women’s Center

I have some news for the students and faculty at Vanderbilt!

My colleague Joyce and I will be speaking at an event today at The Women’s Center. This will be a live, online event  at 4p Central today, April 5, 2021. We’ll be reviewing real-life money management tricks, while actually addressing the significant financial obstacles women face at nearly every turn within our society.

We hope to see you there! Here’s where you can join us.

Joyce and I may have more exciting news coming up around the corner, too. Stay tuned!

Taxes in the Pandemic.

There are so many changes to taxes this year. And next year. These changes are highly likely to work in your favor in a big way.

Last month we talked about an important large, refundable credit available to the self-employed.

Here are some other big, important changes you should be aware of since the last time we spoke:

  • Filings for the 2020 tax year are no longer due on April 15, 2021. Instead, they’re due May 17, 2021. Here are some ways to file your taxes for free.
  • The first $10,200 you received in unemployment in 2020 no longer counts as taxable income.
  • There are changes to the Child Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax credit that both make it larger and make a larger portion of it refundable. You may expect to see some of these refunds for the 2021 tax year come early — as early as this summer.
  • The Child and Dependent Care Credit has also become refundable, larger and claimable for an additional year.
  • There are BIG changes to premium credits for those who pay for an ACA health insurance plan. It is extremely likely that these changes work in your favor no matter how much or how little money you make, and can result in a larger tax refund or lower overall tax burden. Learn more here.

You got evicted. Now what?

The best way to avoid an eviction is to stop it before it goes to court.

However, that’s not always possible. The eviction crisis has only gotten worse in the pandemic, and it’s something no one should ever have to go through. If you have, I sat down with an expert to help you figure out how, exactly, you can recover with an eviction on your record.

Side Hustle

Looking for a potentially lucrative side hustle? That you can do remotely?

I talked with Bryson Honjo to learn more about the sneaker reselling industry. You can catch the full interview here.

Send your questions!

Confused by all the big financial changes we’ve seen from our government over the past year? Have a specific question you’d like answered? Shoot me an email and I’ll try to get it answered for you in the next round up!

Until next time, friends.

March 2021 Money News

Oh, boy.

It’s been a while, friends.

This past year has tested all of us in ways we couldn’t have possibly imagined just twelve months ago. For me — like so many of you  — that has meant I’ve had to change the way I move. Slow down the intensity and speed at which I share with you here.

Whether I like it or not.

But just because I haven’t been posting as regularly doesn’t mean I’ve been idle. In fact, there are some key bits of news I’ve been wanting to let you in on lately.

So let’s look at some financial stuff.

Upcoming Events

Know what’s coming back in 2021?

Speaking gigs with yours truly!

They’re all remote for now. Holding onto hope that the world will look different soon and we can see each other IRL again.

But in the meantime…

Busy Moms Special Needs Summit

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This Spring, I was asked to speak at the Busy Moms Special Needs Summit. It’s a FREE online conference that runs from March 8 through March 12.

I KNOW!!! It’s already the 9th. I’m the worst. The good news is that each talk is available for 48 hours for FREE, so you’ve still got time to get caught up on anything you’ve missed.

The conference doesn’t necessarily focus on money. Rather, the focus is special needs parenting in general.

However, money can be a massive obstacle when you’re raising a disabled child. So that’s what you and I will be talking about.

You can catch my presentation at 1p on Friday, March 12, where we’ll discuss financial tools and resources for parents of disabled children age 21 and younger.

A lot of parents are only ever introduced to the medical model of disability. That’s problematic both from the perspective of how we raise our children in the day-to-day and how we understand advocacy efforts within financial and medical systems.

So we’ll start off briefly over-viewing the difference between the medical and the more cultural models of disability, and how you can keep those in mind as you’re making life decisions on behalf of your child.

Then, we’ll delve into some nerdy stuff about the cash side of things, like:

What if I can’t make it live?

If you’re like,

Lol. She thinks I’m going to be able to watch a conference live? Even with the 48 hours, I’m never going to be able to make it match my COVID schedule. Letting me know at the last minute like that.

That’s cool.

Because luckily, the brains behind the conference, Tiffiny of 8 Busy Bees, has set up a VIP Access Pass which you can purchase. It will allow you to watch the content at your leisure whenever is convenient for you.

With the VIP Access Pass, you’ll also get bonuses like:

  • 6-month access to the Busy Moms – Breakthrough Community.
  • Coaching on how to visit Disney with disabled children. Disney is notoriously not good at accommodating families with different needs.
  • Evaluating Your Self-Care Needs Workbook.
  • And tons more.

Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

I’m also excited to announce that my colleague Joyce and I will be speaking at the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt University this Spring. You will have to be associated with the university to attend. If you are, I hope to see you there!

You can keep up with the Women’s Center’s news and upcoming events on Insta.

This will be a live, online event on April 5, 2021. We’ll be reviewing real-life money management tricks, while actually addressing the significant financial obstacles women face at nearly every turn within our society.

Self-Employed? Don’t miss this tax hack for the 2020 filing year.

Time for a pandemic money hack!

If you were self-employed in 2020 in any way — including from a side hustle, even if you’ve got a nine to five — there is a massive tax credit you should absolutely include in your filings.

It can be worth up to $15,110 per self-employed person.

And it’s refundable.

That means if you qualify, you could be getting a boatload of cash back in your pocket through this tax refund.

I wrote a whole article dedicated to this tax credit for Insider.

Please read it. Please file for it if you qualify. And please file an amended return if you’ve already filed so you can get the cash you’re owed.

You deserve every penny. And I want to see you get every last cent.

Here are some options to file your taxes for free.

Get financial assistance for your medical bills.

Now more than ever, every American should know their rights when it comes to hospital systems and financial billing.

At many hospitals across the country, average Americans are entitled to financial assistance with their medical bills — even if they have insurance.

THANK YOU, ACA!!!

Check out the latest story I did on this topic for The Penny Hoarder.

It could just be the read that saves you from drowning in unnecessary medical debt.

See you soon!

I’ll be checking back in! I’ve missed the community here at Femme Frugality, and want to thank you all for sticking with me through all these years. Perhaps especially this last one.

 

 

 

 

 

Earn $500 by Celebrating MLK Day This Weekend

MLK Monument in DC. A mountainous bulk of stone. On the front it reads, 'Out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.' MLK's profile is carved into the side of the rock. From this angle, it looks like he is looking directly at the Washington Monument.

Today I’m excited to bring you a potential money-earning opp that can also help you celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

The NAACP in Indiana County, Pennsylvania is hosting a free virtual event on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11a.

At the event, you’ll be able to enjoy spoken word performances, reflections of Dr. King, a performance by the Indiana Community Children’s Choir, and special guest artist Tieshay Cheryl.

What’s this about $500?

Part of the event is a spoken word contest. The top four finalists will perform at the event virtually on Saturday. The grand prize for this contest is $500 for one winner.

To enter the contest, you’ll need to submit a 90-second video across any of the following categories:

  • Spoken word.
  • Poetry.
  • Interpretive dance.
  • Contemporary or pop music.
  • Theatrical skit.

Your video should focus on the event’s theme, which is Equality, Action, Acceptance, Progress. Performances must be culturally, educationally and entertainingly expressed for a diverse audience.

Do I have to live in Pennsylvania to enter?

No. The beautiful thing about this event being virtual is that entries can be accepted from anywhere.

That, and remote events keep you and your community safe during the pandemic.

What’s the deadline?

The deadline submission has been extended. Your submission must be received by January 14, 2021.

Don’t be confused if you see printed materials with other dates. The deadline has been extended, even if some of the printed materials haven’t been updated.

How do I enter?

You can find all the entry information on the event page. You’ll need to submit this form with your video.

Can I attend the event if I don’t enter the competition?

Yes! The event is free and open to anyone. You just have to register by January 14, 2021 to get access to the Zoom link.

The event is free, and donations are appreciated. You can donate whether you’re able to attend the event or not via $naacppa on CashApp.