I've been selling online since 1997. And I've created and sold a wide range of products and services: Information products, Desktop Software, WordPress Plugins, Membership Sites, Online Courses, E-books, Kindle books, Audiobooks, Premium Podcasts, Agency Services (Marketing, SEO, Website & Membership Site setup), Webinars, Local Meetups, Consulting and Coaching.
Wherever you are in your business journey, I can help you take it to the next level.
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Why You Need a Coach
Every entrepreneur and digital creator needs help - it doesn't matter if you're getting started in your journey, you're well on your way, or you feel like you're at the end and maybe haven't reached your destination yet.
Yet, creating and running an online business is probably among the last few remaining career choices in the world, where people believe that they can just wing it - you know, watch some YouTube videos, listen to a few podcasts, join a few Facebook groups and online communities, and boom, one should be able to easily figure things out, right?
Unfortunately, that is not true.
Crowd-sourcing business advice is probably among the worst decisions you can make, because not only can it end up confusing you with all of the different answers and choices that your peers and fellow-members may throw at you, but it can also lead you down the wrong path, making wrong turns, taking the wrong decisions. And what's worse, it may hurt your growth and progress a lot more if you even tried to backtrack and revisit your decisions - not only will you not be able to reverse some decisions, but you'll be forced to stick with the wrong ones, because you're too far down the rabbit-hole.
Every profession needs a teacher, a guide, a mentor, a coach.
Athletes have coaches - whether on the court, or off the court in the form of personal trainers, dietitians, performance coaches, advisers and mental-health professionals.
Actors, Singers, Entertainers - all have coaches, agents and professionals helping them with the flip-side of their talent - which is their business.
Professionals like lawyers, doctors, plumbers, electricians all go through so much advanced (and continuing) education, training and internships.
So if everyone tried to figure out everything on their own, and did not want to pay a teacher, trainer, adviser, consultant or coach, imagine just how primitive and far-behind this world would be!
Imagine going through a legal battle with a lawyer who "figured out" the law on their own.
Or getting surgery done from a doctor who "played one on TV".
Or learning that the firefighters trying to put out a house-fire "learned it all by watching the movie Backdraft".
And unfortunately, in the world of online business and marketing, because of how powerful and easy the Internet has made things for us, in terms of tools, software, services and self-help content and communities, every digital creator today feels like they can figure it all out themselves.
Sure, you can. But just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
Life is too short.
There just isn't enough time in this world to try to figure out everything yourself from scratch, make all the mistakes, make all the wrong choices, make all the wrong decisions, and try to learn from all of it.
And that's why it's better to learn from others' mistakes, then trying to make them all and learn from your own, just so you can say "I did it all on my own without anyone's help". There is no prize for foolhardiness.
And that is why a lot of Entrepreneurs and Digital Creators fail at getting traction.
They make uninformed, and sometimes misinformed, decisions. They seek advice from all the wrong places. End up getting the wrong advice, making the wrong decisions, focusing on the wrong things, and going down the wrong path.
And before they know it, their business venture is struggling, they're not getting any traction, no one's buying, they're not making any money, they're running out of their savings reserved for their business, and worse, they're running out of time.
And that's how 8 out of 10 small businesses end up failing.
Yes, a whopping 80% of them shut down forever within 18 months!
And while the obvious reason is that they couldn't make more money than they spent, if you look closer, that's only the symptom, not the cause.
And the cause - or should I say causes - is usually poor choices, bad decisions, misplaced focus and priorities.
So while it's fine to wing it if it's just a hobby, that doesn't work for your business.
You cannot treat it like a hobby, and expect results like it's a business.
And that's where a teacher, trainer, coach and mentor like me, can help.
Why You Need Me To Be Your Coach
I've been selling online since 1997. And I've created and sold a wide range of products and services: Information products, Desktop Software, WordPress Plugins, Membership Sites, Online Courses, Ebooks & Kindle books, Audiobooks, Premium Podcasts, Agency Services (Marketing, SEO, Website & Membership Site setup), Webinars, Local Meetups, Consulting and Coaching.
And regardless of where you are in your business journey, I can help you take it to the next level.
"Coolest Geek on the Planet"
I’m the Co-founder & Co-developer of DigitalAccessPass.com, a membership plugin & marketing platform for WordPress.
I am a full-time entrepreneur (since 2010) living in sunny San Diego, CA, with my brilliant and beautiful wife Veena Prashanth (who is the co-founder & co-developer of DAP), 2 amazing and precious kids, and a male dog inexplicably named Vanilla!
I have coached, trained and mentored thousands of clients, and I’ve helped them create a profitable online business using digital products, membership sites, online courses and build recurring-subscription based digital products.
I am the host of the podcast “Subscribe Me“, where I talk about making, marketing and monetizing of online digital content with online courses and membership sites. Check it out at SubscribeMe.fm.
I have a second podcast at CutToTheChase.fm: Business, Marketing & Tech Hacks For Entrepreneurs and Digital Creators. It is also available as an Alexa Flash Briefing.
I’m a speaker – most recently presented at Podcast Movement. You can watch the first 3 parts of my presentation for free.
I’m the creator of CoolCastPlayer.com, the prettiest podcast player on the planet
I am the author of 5 books:
* How to Reach a New Audience of 30 Million Listeners with an Alexa Flash Briefing Skill Created in 1 Hour If You Already Have a Podcast (1 Week If You Don’t)
I am the creator of Digital Creators Academy at SubscribeMe.fm/academy
I am the creator & developer of S3MediaVault.com, a WordPress plugin to help you securely deliver Audio, Video & PDF.
I have an online forum for digital creators, at SubscribeMe.fm/forum/ (see this podcast episode where I talked about Facebook Groups vs. Online Forums)
Oh, and I am officially the “Coolest Geek On The Planet”
I launched my first web site in 1997, and I’ve been selling digital products online ever since.
I was the first Indian (back when I was still living in India) to sell a physical book online to an international market, back in 1998. After failing at two brick-n-mortar businesses in India, looking for better opportunities in the online world, I moved from India to New York in 2000, taking on a programming job. As a hobby, working nights and weekends, I developed and marketed the first-ever digital download protector software for PayPal and ClickBank.
In 2007, I wrote my first (“real”) book “No Business Like E-Business” which went on to become an Amazon category best-seller at the time (don’t buy it now – it’s outdated right now – coming up with a new edition soon).
Coming from humble beginnings in India, through my family foundation in India, Veena and I give back as much as we can, to children and communities in extreme poverty.
3 Ways I Can Help You
Below are the 3 ways in which I can help you:
1) Next-Level Coaching: You pay for my Coaching. I'll work with you for a certain, fixed-number of hours and work with you to help you figure out ways to grow your business. You then go and execute them. I'll hold you accountable, for sure. But in the end, the results will be entirely up to how quickly and efficiently you execute. If you do nothing with what we talk about on the calls, and if you don't execute, then you won't grow. But the responsibility lies entirely with you.
2) Guaranteed-Results Coaching (aka "ESSENTIALLY FREE"): You pay for my Coaching. I'll work with you until you you've earned back what you paid me - and that's over and above what you're currently making from your business. So there are is no ceiling on how many hours of my time you get. I'll work with you and help you for however long as it takes for you to earn back what you paid me. A majority of the responsibility of helping you execute and holding you accountable, falls entirely on me. Which means, there will be milestones, deadlines and homework. If you want guaranteed results from me, I want guaranteed commitment and execution from you. Obviously, if you run into unforeseen issues, like health, family issues and the economy. I'll make exceptions for those. But laziness and procrastination are not allowed as an excuse.
If I asked you, on a scale of 1 to 10, tell me how badly you want to do well and get to the next level, and if you answered "11" (eleven), then this is the option for you. And seeing you this pumped would get me equally pumped up to be able to work with you.
3) Royalty-Based Coaching (aka "COMPETELY FREE"): You pay NOTHING for my Coaching upfront. There's ZERO cost to you to get started. All of the work I do with you is free. I will help you grow your business. And you pay me a royalty per sale going forward.
Which Coaching Package One Is Right For You?
Here's how I would break it down...
If all you want is someone to Coach you, help you grow your business, brainstorm ideas, tweak your processes and copy and funnels, and you will take care of the rest, and on your own terms and on your own time and schedule (because you cannot commit to deadlines and milestones and homework), then your best option is my Next-Level Coaching.
If I asked you, on a scale of 1 to 10, tell me how badly you want to do well and get to the next level, and if you answered "11" (eleven), and you want to get started right away, you have no time to waste, and you're ready to execute like crazy, then this your best option is Guaranteed-Results Coaching. And seeing you this pumped would get me equally pumped up to work with you.
If you don't wish to invest any money up-front, but you want the benefits of my coaching, and you are ok with paying me a royalty on future sales because you know I will help you increase your sales, then your best option is my Royalty-Based Coaching. You still have to execute on what we talk about, and I will hold you accountable.
Download my Free Report:
Membership Models & Content Strategies
Everything You Need To Know About How To Create Content,
Package That Content And Make Money With It.