The 3-part 30×500 Taste Test

OK, dudes and dudettes… just a couple more hours til we close registration on the 30×500 Academy at 11:59 Eastern.

Time to break out that neglected browser tab you set aside for later and choose, no… or yes.

To help you decide, if you’re the type who likes to try before you buy… we got you covered. With some awesome samples.

30×500 Academy has over 70 actionable lessons, plus exercises and challenges. We’ve even designed self-evaluation sheets for you to see how you’re progressing.

The first two lessons below are introductions to two core concepts: 1. fix-storming, and 2. ebombs. 30×500 Academy will teach you how to find your audience, understand what they need, want & buy, to attract them with content marketing, to build your list, to come up with an infinite variety of potential product ideas, to write persuasive sales copy that opens wallets, and even how to structure your launch.

When you join 30×500, you’ll get all the OMG IMPLEMENTATION! lessons. You’ll also receive self-evaluation tools or real-world challenges.

And you’ll join us in the 30×500 Academy Slack chat room.

And the best thing is that you can work through the lessons at your own pace, when and where you can.

Without further ado, the lessons…

1. How will you come up with a workable product idea?

How do you come up with a fantastic product idea? Better yet – how do you come up with lots of product ideas, so you never get stuck trying to make it work when it’s not working?

Tell me if you’ve ever seen a more systematic approach. And this is just the introductory lesson. The next 3 lessons dig deep into every single step. You never have to be “inspired” again.

Note: This lesson comes late in the class – after you have learned to find your audience, read their minds, build your list, and figure out what they need, want and are ready to buy.

2. How do you create (free) marketing content that will drive list growth and sales?

Ebombs are actionable, educational content marketing — the best way of growing a list full of potential buyers, full stop.

When you ebomb, you don’t just build a list — you build an audience who knows you know how to help them. And that opens wallets.

3. What’s wrong with Lean Startup and Customer Development?

Or — why does 30×500 even exist? (Psst! Because the existing systems suck!)

This isn’t a lesson from 30×500, but it’s the raison d’être. And offers you an overview of the 30×500 approach. Research first!

Plus: A few student case studies to whet your appetite…

And yes, these are pretty old! The students in question have grown and made lots more since. We’ve been too busy working on the class to take time out to gather updated case studies. It’s on our to-do list though!

Perhaps you’ll be our next case study. :)

But here we are:

Yes, these guys are all developers, but that was a coincidence because they’re alumni from a previous version of the class. The new class is tailored to work in any industry where people exchange money for value.

And a couple lil tweet-length comments (note: we did not ask for any of these tweets and none of these folks are paid!):

And note the date on this last one – 2012. Brennan’s ROI is a lot higher than 36x now ;)

Don’t wait forever.

The doors to 30×500 Academy close tonight at 11:59 pm New York time.

Email us before closing time if you have any questions, and sign up before we close the doors for 2-3 months!

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