Out Of Office - How To Start Your Own Side Business
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Out Of Office - How To Start Your Own Side Business

Learn How To Start Your Own Virtual Side Business And Work From Anywhere In The World
4.0 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,035 students enrolled
Created by David Cook
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to find a good business idea.
  • Be able to validate your idea in the real world before spending any time and money.
  • Create valuable information products using proven templates.
  • Set up your own web system online.
  • Design a high converting landing page.
  • Create an Ad campaign and drive traffic to your landing page.
  • Set up a sales campaign for your products.
  • Automate your business system so that it can run without you.
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  • Basic computer skills are sufficient.

There Has Never Been A Better Time To Become An Entrepreneur

There has never been a better time to start your own business. New technology has given us an opportunity to start and run a business from anywhere in the world. With the right business model you will not only have the freedom of location, but you will also be able to earn money by creating value for others. So let 2017 be the year you take control of your own income and start your own business today.

Choose The Right Business Model

Most people dream about starting their own business but you need to understand that starting a business is not a one-time event but an ongoing process of learning and refining, and you need to get started building your system today. The sooner you start the faster you will have your profitable business up and running.

The good thing is that with the right business model you can start your business while still working and then transition into your new business once it's proven successful. 

  • A Step-by-step guide to set up your own side business.
  • Start your business while still working.
  • Transisiton into your new business once it's proven successful. 

8 Critical Steps

There are 8 critical steps you need to get past when setting up your online business and this course have been set up to help you get through each step in the right order. All the modules are concise and to the point to show you exactly what to do but also how to do it so that you can get past each step quickly. At the end of each module there’s a checklist so that you can make sure that you have completed all the actions required before moving on to the next step.

Real World Examples

Many courses I’ve seen, and taken myself are too focused on the big picture and don’t have enough practical examples. So in the end you’re still confused on which steps to take next, even if you understand the concepts. 

This course is filled with templates and examples where I will walk you through how to do it step by step on the screen.

  • You will get templates so that you can create your products quickly.
  • Swipe files so that you can just copy paste email copy and headlines.
  • I will show you the best templates to use for all your pages, including landing and sales pages.
  • A dashboard that will tell you how you’re business is doing.
  • I will also show you all the tools I’m using behind the scenes to automate my entire business.

Sign Up Today And Let 2017 Be The Year You Started Your Own Business

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who wants to become an entrepreneur and start their own business.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
4 Lectures 19:47

This video will show you an overview of what you will learn in the course, so watch this first.

Preview 07:06

In this video we will take a high level view of the system we’re going to build.

Preview 04:33

In this video I’ll show you some of my favorite techniques for productivity to help you get into action mode.

Get Into Action

Section 1: Checklist
Find A Business Idea
3 Lectures 20:39

In this video we are going to look at some key concepts when finding a good business idea.

Find A Business Idea

In this video we are going to look at a number of useful tools that will help you research your idea.

Market Research

Section2: Checklist
4 Lectures 11:19

Before we start building products for our idea it's important that we validate it in the real world to make sure people will actually buy from us.


Basic Email Validation

In this video I will walk you through on the screen how to build a validation page for your idea.

Build A Validation Page

Section 3: Checklist
Create Products
4 Lectures 17:42

Now that you have a validated business idea it’s time to start creating an information product for you to sell.

And the way we’re going to this is to create what we call a product ladder.

Create A Product Ladder

Now it’s time to start producing the actual content for your information product.

Create Content For Your Products

In this video I will show you how to turn your content into a video course you can sell online.

Create A Video Course

Section 4: Checklist
Build A Website
3 Lectures 11:02

In this video we are going to look at a detailed system map of all the components we're going to build for your business.

Build Website

Useful Webtools

Section 5: Checklist
Get Traffic
3 Lectures 14:47

In this video we will take a look at the concept of targeted traffic and how you can use it to your advantage.

Targeted Traffic

In this video we will show you how you can set up your own targeted ad campaign and start getting traffic to your website.

Create An Ad Campaign

Section 6: Checklist
3 Lectures 10:42

In this first video we will be looking to create a great lead magnet.

Create Lead Magnets

In this video I'm going to show you how to build a high converting landing page for your lead magnet.

Build A High Converting Landing Page

Section 7: Checklist
Start Selling
3 Lectures 14:21

In this first video we are going to design your sales campaign. 

Build A Sales Campaign

Now we are going to take what we learned in the previous video and build a higly effective sales video.

Create A Sales Video

Section 8: Checklist
3 Lectures 15:59

The first step to automise your business is to create a digital product that you can sell multiple times.

Automated Sales

This is where it all comes together, you have built all the components of your system and in this video we will add the engine that connects them all together.

The Engine Of Your System

Section 9: Checklist
About the Instructor
David Cook
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Founder of Out Of Office

My Name is David Cook and I'm the founder of a company called Out Of Office which helps people to start their own businesses and leave the corporate world.

Since you don’t know me yet let me just tell you a little bit about myself and why you should let me be your guide in this programme.

Going back a few years I was in university studying towards an engineering degree, I was going to build airplanes, rockets and other cool stuff. In the third year of study my friend convinced me to take a gap year in London, apparently investment banks were looking for engineering students and we would have a better chance to join if we studied there.

In 2005 I didn’t know what an investment bank was but fast-forward two years I was sitting on the trading floor of one of the largest financial firms in the world. There’s a book called “The Accidental Investment Banker” and I guess that could have been me. I was doing fine but it wasn’t really what I wanted to do in life.

I had wanted to start my own business since my university years but from this point I was more determined than ever before. I tried all types of ideas with various friends, starting a rental car company, an advertising firm and a mobile phone contract company amongst other ideas.

The main problem was that none of these ideas could really take off without us leaving our jobs and become entrepreneurs full time. We had all been poor students the years before and our new jobs were paying well with new financial security. I started to give up on the idea of starting my own business and prepare for a long career in finance instead.

It was around this stage I came across two crucial ideas, system thinking and a virtual business model. Coming from a scientific background this really appealed to me, being able to set up a business system and test and maximise each component seemed to be the perfect way to learn. This was also something that I could test myself as a side-business while still working. So I wrote an eBook initially and started to figure out how to sell it.

In the beginning it didn’t work too well, first I didn’t have enough traffic and once managed to get that handled my landing page didn’t have enough conversion. But bit for bit I figured it out until I began to have predictable results and the business became profitable and allowed me to leave my permanent job.

I noticed that many of my colleagues around me seemed unfulfilled at work but was stuck in the financial security the job gave them. This is when I started the Out Of Office business; I figured that if I could do it I could show other people what I’ve learned and help them set up a side business as well.

So now I hope that I can show you how to find a profitable business idea and be on your way to your own successful business.