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The Beginners’ Guide: How to Launch a Business While Working

Learn easy tips and real-life examples on how to start an internet business from scratch side by side with your day job
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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Here's what you can expect to learn in this action packed course:

This course is for the employee that has an idea, product or service and would like to start a business on the side and make EXTRA money each month but doesn’t know how to start an internet business. This course is also ideal for someone that needs help transitioning and creating a strategy to exit the workplace.

The course on how to start an internet business is taught by Abdul Mohammed and Montina Portis.  Abdul is the CEO of Diversify Yourself, LLC, a Financial and Small Business Coach and owner of Hot Dog Carts.  He runs his businesses full-time.  Learn more about Abdul at

Montina is an I.T. Security Analyst and works full-time.  She founded Organic Life Products and has made over $50k in sales since 2011.  She leads by example and teaches part-time entrepreneurs how to start an internet business and achieve full-time success and make their first $1k online.  Learn more about Montina at

If you have ever thought about starting a business and simply didn't know how to start an internet business, this course will help guide you.  There is a part-time entrepreneur checklist and exercises to help you identify your "WHY," discover if you should create or sell a product and find out what you MUST do while building your business.

Who is the target audience?
  • Employees that have ideas, products and services
  • Underearners that want to have EXTRA at the end of the month
  • Anyone that has a desire to start a business
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What Will I Learn?
Learn how to identify constraints and break free
Learn how to overcome fear, struggling and get unstuck
Learn how to play with the cards life has dealt
Find out how to find and follow the “right” people
Learn how to Set Priorities
Find out what you MUST DO while you are building your business
Get easy tips (and real-life examples) for creating and selling products and services
By the end of this course you will be able to create an EXIT strategy that works
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Curriculum For This Course
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2 Lectures 03:50
In this lecture you will find out who your instructors are and what you can expect to learn from this course.
Preview 03:50

In this lecture you will be able to download course worksheets and find out how to join the Udemy affiliate program and share this course with a friend.
IMPORTANT READ THIS - Course Worksheets
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The Power of Belief
2 Lectures 20:47
In this lecture Abdul and Montina talk about their "WHY" and there is a short exercise where you can begin to identify your why too.  You will also identify constraints, learn how to ask the right questions and answer 2 questions about belief.
Preview 13:07

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”~Henry Ford

Belief is the foundation to success.  You must believe that you can before you do.

Learn How to Play
1 Lecture 07:55
In this lecture Abdul and Montina spend time talking about the importance of playing in the game instead of sitting on the bench.  We'll spend time talking about the decisions and choices that are important as we move forward and launch a business without quitting the day job.
How to Play
Be a GREAT follower
1 Lecture 11:59
In this lecture Abdul and Montina talk about the importance of coaches, personal development and what you MUST look for in a Leader.
Be a GREAT Follower
Products, Services and Relationships
1 Lecture 36:15
Take time to get a drink of water and grab a snack because you're going to need some extra fuel for this lecture. Whether you are at the beginner stage or have already launched your business you will find out more about business names, creating or finding a product to sell, affiliate and/or network marketing and so much more! Take notes and remember to take action.
Part-time Entrepreneur Checklist
1 Lecture 15:50
In this lecture Abdul and Montina have a starter checklist for you to use to start your business and begin creating an exit strategy (if that is an option for you.) This is not an all inclusive list because each individual situation is different.  Start where you are and perfect as you progress.  We'd love to hear from you at this point and find out what we can do to assist!  Leave Abdul  and Montina  a comment and let them know what you've learned at this point. 
Part-time Entrepreneur Checklist
1 Lecture 09:43
This is it!  You have successfully completed the course and now you can gather your ideas and begin!  Find out what's next and learn how you can get even more information and connect with your Instructors.
1 Lecture 00:00
We want to see you succeed!  We have a number of bonus products available for you. We hope that you take advantage of them and can use the tools for your business.
Bonus Materials
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About the Instructor
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9,298 Students
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Legal Marketing Expert & Internet Authority

Montina is the author of the frequently #1 Business & Investing International Best-Sellers YouTube Video Marketing Secrets Revealed: The Beginners Guide to Online Video Marketing and HOW TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE: How to Grow a Passive Income in 20 Simple Steps.

Montina is the CEO of Creative Internet Authority, an award winning digital marketing agency specializing in video production and promotion for law firms.

Montina is the best-selling author of YouTube Video Marketing Secrets Revealed: The Beginners Guide to Online Video Marketing, How to Grow a Passive Income in 20 Simple Steps, How to Build a Passive Income Stream Marketing Funnel ,The Jump Is the Story: 30 Days to Greater Faith and How to Market Your Law Firm Online - Internet Marketing Guide.

Over 20,000 clients have benefited from learning and implementing the proven marketing strategies taught by Montina and she has over 3 million views on her YouTube channel. With a strong blend of education, technology and marketing with her 15 years in the business world, Montina is focused on targeted and efficient results.

She works exclusively with lawyers and law firms to attract new clients, generate more referrals and make more money using online and offline legal marketing strategies. Through various online marketing tools including video and social media she helps lawyers establish a leading brand presence, automate marketing and enhance their reputation online.

Through her famous personal transformation experiences, and frequent appearances on Network TV shows including "The Chew", Fox New, ABC, CBS and NBC. Montina inspires millions of people to be superstars in life and business and live amazing lives.

Education Credentials matter to some here you go. Master's in Organizational Development 2005 - 2007 (Attended all sessions on campus.) Organizational Development Overall GPA 3.79/4.0 from University of Phoenix

Bachelor of Science, Educational Studies; Social Studies and Language Arts Overall GPA 3.1/4.0 from Kent State University

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Husband,Entrepreneur, life long learner and retired U.S. Army Vet. My passion is studying business and finance and sharing it with others. I have done business in Northern and Southern China, multiple countries in Central America and in Nepal. I went to UNLV (University of Nevada Las Vegas) and Colorado Tech University, which I obtained an associates in Business Administration and a Bachelors in International Business. I have over 11 years in my own small business, which has allowed me to coach other small business clients across the world. I coach my clients through a number of different platforms.




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