Many freelancers dream of the day that they’ll have sources of income other than from client work. Some hope to stop taking clients for good in favor of selling online training instead.
Carrie Dils did just that. A long time web developer, Carrie adopted the WordPress platform to do client work as a freelancer. But it was when she started training people over at Lynda.com that she became well-known in the WordPress community.
Now, you’ve heard me say over and over that you should never build your business on virtual land that you don’t own. So in this case you may be surprised that I think it’s fine that Carrie teaches over at Lynda, as long as she finds a way to attract her students to her own site in some way so she can establish a direct relationship with them.
Carrie plans to level up once more in the coming year. Listen in as we discuss her plans and brainstorm some of the ways that she can continue leveraging the customer base of Lynda to build a robust training business all her own.