How's everything going with you?
I wanted to say thanks for being a member of the Content Academy. It's been fun, I hope the same for you. We're growing fast (almost 900 people) and quite active (> 50% active within the last 2 weeks) so that means people are finding positive ways to engage and learn. That's pretty cool!
Building community is a new thing for me—at times I've put a lot of pressure on myself to make everyone happy and successful. That can actually lead me in the wrong direction. I've found myself racing to create free resources and courses, feeling pressure to post value bombs all the time—hoping everyone stays and loves the place. But those are all transactional actions on my behalf, and people will eventually watch all my videos, then what? It's the people here that are making this an awesome place.
Long lasting and valuable growth for everyone will come from some common goal, a mission and growth towards that vision. So right now I'm focused on that human side of things, not more "how-to" courses. So I'm definitely seeking to understand and know people better, and even bring together a few experts inside the community to help me. I know this will become a great place for us all to make some key friendships, make an impact and do business together.
I've been putting together a mission statement that I'll share soon—so I think we're moving in a great direction. Thank you again! Your feedback has been great.
You'll start to see those things develop soon as other experts begin to share more of their story and expertise around content. I'm excited to see that. I'll have some new free events coming soon, plus the podcast is coming, "Kontent Ops".
Somethings are changing in the paid programs and I wanted to let you know. "Kontent Accelerator" became "Traffic & Sales" to better describe all the things we do in the group. We talk about content but also a lot on strategy, products/offers, selling, funnels, community, courses—so it didn't make sense to call it Kontent Accelerator. I also raised the price on it. So if you were about to join and this is a surprise to you, hit me up by Sunday night and I can extend the old price.
Kontent Engine DB has been growing fast and improving a lot, I will soon release a version 2 that makes it much easier to use. I'll be releasing the new version and raising the price on Aug 16th. So if it's been something you've been interested in, reach out before then. You'll get the upgrade at the lower price if you buy now.
If we haven't chatted in awhile, or you have a question—drop a comment below, would love to hear from you.
More soon, thanks again!