I’ve taken quite a few courses covering topics like tech stuff, content creation, and growing a Twitter audience.
I paid the University of Nebraska thousands of dollars to learn the fundamentals of computer science.
But I haven’t taken a single course focused on the topic of creating a profitable business. I can’t really put my finger on why.
Maybe it’s because I’m generally skeptical of the “Learn how to make $5000 a month in passive income” type courses?
is the exact opposite of those.
- Amy and Alex have a ton of trust in the bootstrapper community
- You can “try before you buy” (Amy & Alex have tons of smaller courses, free content, emails, etc.)
- The skills you learn are valuable even if you don’t make a dime of revenue
I’m loving the course so far and I’ve already had some valuable insights.
So is coaching worth it?
I’m realizing it is, especially higher quality coaching that allows you to get feedback from experts.
The few insights I’ve had so far have saved me from building two or three products (three months of dev time, one month marketing) built with my spare time. Billed at $100 per hour, 10 hours per week, we’re looking at $16,000 per project. If I skipped building two projects, that’s around 32k saved.
This is only looking at it from the billable hours perspective. It’s harder to calculate opportunity cost, the value of the knowledge gained, and the value of connections made with like-minded people, but these are at least half of the value.
The IndieHackers podcast I listened to last week seems to agree: