Teachable Presents

The Creator Challenge

Create something amazing — together

Put your knowledge to work and start earning bank. Challenge yourself to build a profitable online course with the help of top mentors and community.

*Psst. Our lawyers wanted us to tell you that by submitting your email address and joining the Challenge you’re agreeing to the Challenge Rules and Teachable’s Privacy Policy.

 

The kind of access you can’t get anywhere else

We’re partnering with seasoned online entrepreneurs—people who have built hugely profitable online businesses from scratch—to help you earn more money online...within the next 3 months.

Pat Flynn is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author, blogger, podcaster, and course creator. His podcast has reached over 11 million downloads and he’s grown his online courses into a multiple 6-figure revenue stream all while providing value and supporting his audience.

Nicole Walters is a former six-figure corporate executive who woke up every morning feeling stuck in the life she built for herself. Using her corporate skills, she took to the internet and built a multi-seven figure business showing others how they love.

Ramit Sethi is author of the New York Times bestseller, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich,” and writes for more than 1 million readers on his websites, IWT.com and GrowthLab.com. Ramit and his team build premium digital products about personal finance, entrepreneurship, psychology, careers, and personal development for top performers.

Carrie Green is the founder of the Female Entrepreneur Association - an online platform that inspires and empowers over 350,000 women from around the world to build successful businesses through videos, courses and an engaged online community.

Business Insider named her a "savvy millennial" and Entrepreneur Magazine calls her a "Pinterest Superstar." Former school-teacher turned entrepreneur, Melyssa Griffin, leads a community of over 200,000 entrepreneurs and helps people create profitable, purpose-driven companies, as well as heal from thought patterns that keep them stuck.

...plus more. You’ll join our live Q&As all summer long with some of the top online course creators in the business. They’ll share advanced tactics and advice they wish they’d had when they first got started, and priceless tips about creating, marketing, and selling courses online in 2019.

These experts have been featured in:

Are you ready to make this your most profitable summer ever?

This is your chance to get the accountability to make real progress.

If you’re already on a Teachable plan, please use the email address associated with your account.

*Psst. Our lawyers wanted us to tell you that by submitting your email address and joining the Challenge you’re agreeing to the Challenge Rules and Teachable’s Privacy Policy.

Teamwork makes the dream work

The best part of this summer challenge is getting the chance to create alongside fellow creators who know exactly what you’re going through. Just by joining this challenge, you’ll gain:

TeachableU starter courses

As a Teachable customer, you’ll get instant access to TeachableU, our premium resource for course creators to help you structure your own path to success, with proven techniques that we KNOW work.

A built-in support network and think tank

You’ll get access to our special (limited-time) Facebook group. Here you can join in conversations with entrepreneurs at every stage of the challenge. Share your big wins, get feedback on your ideas, ask for help or get inspiration from what others are doing.

Live group mentorship sessions with online businesses experts

We’ll host live virtual sessions in our Facebook group, exclusive to challenge participants. In these Q&A, our mentors will answer any questions you have about creating and marketing successful online courses.

Let our community hold you accountable for accomplishing your goals.

Join the Creator Challenge.

If you’re already on a Teachable plan, please use the email address associated with your account.

*Psst. Our lawyers wanted us to tell you that by submitting your email address and joining the Challenge you’re agreeing to the Challenge Rules and Teachable’s Privacy Policy.

Create your course

If you're new to Teachable, choose your paid plan, and we'll help you launch your online course, or earn more from the courses you’ve built. (Already a Teachable customer? You're ahead of the game and ready to start!)

Collaborate with other creators

You'll instantly join a community of creators doing exactly what you're doing, and you'll have the chance to join live workshops and Q&As with some of today's top course creators.

Earn rewards

You’ll get access to the TeachableU courses immediately. Then, it’s time to create your course, build your audience, and start selling. You’ll earn rewards when you hit key milestones—like your first sale!—and compete for our grand award.

(Everyone can win something!)

The Grand Award

5 grand award winners will be invited to attend Teachable’s Weekend Experience in New York, NY. We’ll fly you into New York City, where you’ll sit down with top-level creators and make invaluable connections that will take your business to the next level. This award covers expenses for travel, lodging, and activities over the weekend.

(Award value: $4,000 for the event—but the connections and insights you'll unlock are priceless.)

How to win the Grand Award:

  • 1

    Have the highest single sales month over the summer. (We’ll pick 2 winners from the “New Course Businesses” track and 2 winners from the “Growing Course Businesses” track.)

  • 2

    Have the highest number of paying students enrolled in your school over the course of the 3-month challenge period (June 1-August 31).

Milestone Rewards

As a challenger, you can also unlock rewards as you hit different milestones during the challenge! Unlike the grand awards—which have a set number of winners—these milestone rewards are yours if you earn them.


1

Publish A New Course

We all have to start somewhere—and getting started is the most important part. When you hit this milestone, you’ll earn your first 60 days of email services with ConvertKit for free. *This milestone can only be redeemed once during the challenge (so it only counts for your first new course). Not available to existing ConvertKit customers.


2

Earn Your First Sale on Teachable

Making your first sale is the first step towards making your first one hundred sales. When you hit this milestone, you’ll earn a Teachable mug to help fuel your path to world domination. *Only available to customers who have not previously made a sale on Teachable. Your first sale must be made by someone other than you.


3

Earn $1,000 During the Challenge

Hit this milestone, and we'll send you a Teachable t-shirt. Wear it to remind yourself that you've got this! (Plus, we’ll share some of our favorite #TeachableCreator on our blog.)


4

Earn $10,000 During the Challenge

This is a huge deal. When you hit this milestone, we'll send you a Teachable Creator plaque—exclusive to creators at this high tier—to commemorate your accomplishment. Some winners may also be selected to be featured on our blog and, marketing materials, or even selected as future speakers in a Teachable online conference!

1

Publish A New Course

We all have to start somewhere—and getting started is the most important part. When you hit this milestone, you’ll earn your first 60 days of email services with ConvertKit for free. *This milestone can only be redeemed once during the challenge (so it only counts for your first new course). Not available to existing ConvertKit customers.

2

Earn Your First Sale on Teachable

Making your first sale is the first step towards making your first one hundred sales. When you hit this milestone, you’ll earn a Teachable mug to help fuel your path to world domination. *Only available to customers who have not previously made a sale on Teachable. Your first sale must be made by someone other than you.

3

Earn $1,000 During the Challenge

Hit this milestone, and we'll send you a Teachable t-shirt. Wear it to remind yourself that you've got this! (Plus, we’ll share some of our favorite #TeachableCreator on our blog.)

4

Earn $10,000 During the Challenge

This is a huge deal. When you hit this milestone, we'll send you a Teachable Creator plaque—exclusive to creators at this high tier—to commemorate your accomplishment. Some winners may also be selected to be featured on our blog and, marketing materials, or even selected as future speakers in a Teachable online conference!

In addition to the prizes listed above, some winners may also be selected to be featured on our blog and marketing materials, or even selected as future speakers in a Teachable online conference!

Teachable Choice Awards

We love to have fun and push the envelope at Teachable. So throughout the summer, we’ll be paying close attention to the (fun! creative!) things you’re doing with your online businesses and celebrating some of those accomplishments with special prizes and swag packs. We’ll announce any new awards in our community throughout the summer. Potential Teachable Choice Awards might be:

  • Most Creative Course Topic (voted by your peers in the Facebook Community in August 2019)

  • Best Use of Teachable to Sell Something Other Than Online Courses (voted by Team Teachable)

  • Employee Favorites (Teachable employees will choose a few courses that stood out to us)

Successful courses span thousands of topics, including:

...and thousands more!

When people ask us what types of profitable courses are created on Teachable, they’re always a bit surprised (and impressed) to hear the answer.

You wouldn’t necessarily know it, but over 70,000 Teachable instructors from all walks of life have collectively sold over $350 million dollars worth of online courses. After seeing them teach and help over 18 million students, our biggest takeaway over the last few years has been:

Everyone has unique expertise and valuable knowledge that they can share with the world—and that includes you.

Here are just some of the Teachable users who are earning a living from the online courses they’ve built with us:

Deborah Neimann: Runs a course on how to care for your goats (GOATS!)

Think that your course idea is too Niche? Just look at Deborah Niemann, who runs an online course called Copper Deficiency in Goats. It sounds like something only a handful of people would be interested in, but she’s driven over 3000 people to sign up and learn!

Danny Gregory and Koosje Koen: Introduce people to the joys of drawing through Sketchbook Skool

For years, Danny Gregory, Koosje Koen, and their team at Sketchbook Skool have exposed tens of thousands of people around the world to the joy of drawing with their online courses. They've built their business slowly over years, and now have a small, remote, worldwide team.

Marc and Julie Bennett: A couple living full time in an RV, teaching others to do the same

Online courses are perfect for a remote business - Marc and Julie Bennett have been able to finance their traveling RV lifestyle with a course on RV'ing! They were able to build and launch the course entirely from the road, and have now helped others to do the same.

Joanna Weibe: Teaches people to become kickass copywriters

Since 2016, Joanna has earned six figures from her school, Copy Hackers. She’s built her income, her credibility, and her business with her Copy School course, and has also branched out into specific course topics like landing page conversion, email copywriting, and more.

You could be the next big thing.

Join the Creator Challenge.

If you’re already on a Teachable plan, please use the email address associated with your account.

*Psst. Our lawyers wanted us to tell you that by submitting your email address and joining the Challenge you’re agreeing to the Challenge Rules and Teachable’s Privacy Policy.

Still have questions?

I'm already on a Teachable Basic or Pro plan. Can I join the challenge?

YES! This challenge is open to all Teachable customers on a paid plan. You don't need to be a new customer to take part (but new customers are welcome, too!)

Who is eligible?

All Teachable Creators who are residents of the United States and its territories (excluding Arizona, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, and Vermont), Australia, Canada (excluding Quebec), Denmark, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Please see our Official Rules for more details.

Why are certain states not included in the challenge?

Every state in the US has different rules regarding challenges and competitions. Teachable is always looking to do the right thing. In places where the rules may have been too difficult for us or for you, we decided not to include those areas in this challenge.

I'm outside the US, UK, AUS, NZ, Spain, Denmark, and Canada. Can I still participate?

We welcome you to the challenge and you will have full access to the community, help articles, and trainings in TeachableU. However, you will not be eligible for the rewards listed.

I’m just getting started. Do I really stand a chance at winning the grand prize?

Great question! We want to even the playing field as much as we can, so we're splitting the grand prize challenge into two main tracks. You’ll only compete against people in your own track. (Don’t worry, this has been pre-selected for you.)

New Course Businesses

You've earned less than $5 on your Teachable school before the start of the challenge. You're ready to get started, and you want to use this challenge to kickstart your launch.

Growing Course Businesses

You have earned more than $5 through your Teachable school, but you're looking to make your business even more profitable. You want to use this challenge to kick it up a notch and push yourself to reach higher goals.

Note: Any accounts that have earned more than $5 via Teachable before May 7, 2019 are considered “Growing Course Businesses.”

And don’t forget, the milestone rewards are a challenge where your only competition is yourself! If you hit the milestone, you get the reward. Simple as that. One more thing: by participating in this challenge, you’ll be making a huge leap in your course creation, which is definitely the biggest reward.

Can I get rewards for milestones I’ve already hit?

To be eligible for the rewards, you must hit these milestones during the challenge window, which starts the moment your registration is confirmed. For example, if you’ve already published a course or earned more than $1,000, unfortunately those will not count toward the milestone prizes.

What if I’ve already earned money on Teachable? Am I still eligible for the mug?

If you have made your first sale before today, unfortunately you are ineligible for the “Earn Your First Sale on Teachable” reward. But the rest are still up for grabs!

What if I’ve already earned over $10,000 on Teachable? Do I get a plaque?

WOW, you rock! Unfortunately, you must earn the money during the challenge window (May 7 - August 31, 2019) for it to count toward your milestone rewards. If you have any questions on this, email us at [email protected])

When does the registration for this challenge close?

Although the challenge has started, it's not too late to take part in The Creator Challenge, which includes exclusive challenge community membership and eligibility for our challenge rewards. You must also have a Basic, Professional, or Business account to join the challenge. (If you don’t have one yet, don’t worry. We’ll help you choose on the next page.) Registration closes on July 31, 2019.

How long does the challenge last?

Your eligibility to start earning milestone rewards starts the day you join, which could be as early as May 7, 2019. Our community engagement series—with helpful content and scheduled live Q&As with our mentors—will run from June 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019. Since we are measuring the grand award based on your best calendar month, we are including June, July, and August 2019 as eligible months for that prize (the trip to New York). Winners for the grand award will be announced in September 2019.

Can I still join Teachable later?

Yes, you can join anytime. But in order to join this community before the challenge begins, you must join by May 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST (USA).

Who is Teachable?

Our goal is to remove all the logistics (like coding and payment processing) to make it easier than ever for you to share your knowledge online...and earn money doing it! Not only does Teachable provide the technology you need, but we also have a full online training program to help you learn from our most successful creators.

You still haven’t answered my question. Who do I contact?

We’re happy to help answer your questions! Just email us at [email protected]

Are you ready to make this your most profitable summer ever?

This is your chance to get the accountability to make real progress.

If you’re already on a Teachable plan, please use the email address associated with your account.

*Psst. Our lawyers wanted us to tell you that by submitting your email address and joining the Challenge you’re agreeing to the Challenge Rules and Teachable’s Privacy Policy.

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