Build a Side Business Course | Sydney Short Courses

Build a Side Business Course

What you'll learn

Discover the best way to make some extra money with our personal investment short courses in Sydney.

Imagine earning an extra $2000 a month, every month, without leaving your home? Whether you’re saving for a post-Covid holiday, need to pay school fees or cover the bills, starting an online side gig outside of your career can be highly profitable, creatively fulfilling, rewarding and fun.

Some people build a side business because, while they enjoy their job, they need some extra cash. Some are keen to take the leap into full-time self-employment but want to minimise the risk by first testing the waters. Others are looking to use their time within school hours to develop their hobbies or put use to their talents.. Whatever your situation, building a side gig is a smart idea. The hard and soft skills we develop in this build a side business course can be applied to your current and future jobs, enabling you to be more flexible, more resilient, more creative and capable.

Some great enterprises that started as side gigs include Messina Gelato, Dinosaur Designs, The Skater App, Facebook, and Apple.

You are welcome to join this Build a Side Business course if you already have a side business and want to develop this further or learn new digital marketing skills. It’s a serious business course, and you’ll be expected to apply what you’ve learnt and create a real side business.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this build a side business course, you should be able to:

  • Launch a side business
  • Write a simple marketing plan
  • Understand essential digital marketing skills in Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites, Typeform, Eventbrite, Mailchimp, Meetup and other low-cost and no-cost digital tools
  • Understand the essential components of running a small business
  • Understand the process of setting up a website and best practices to ensure it’s found by Google
  • Write a basic business plan
  • Create terms and conditions to safeguard profitability, minimise stress and maximise efficiency
  • Understand the basics of outsourcing and how to do it effectively and ethically

Course content

What will be covered in this build a business course?

Online business models

We will examine popular online business models, with a particular emphasis on selling services online.

Deciding on your side business idea

We will choose your side business idea, finding the sweet spot between your skills and experience, your passion and perspective, and what the market values are.

Identifying your ideal clients and target market

We will look at how to research, identify and survey your target market and how to better identify exactly who your ideal clients are so that your marketing is compelling and effective.

Branding fundamentals, including how to write your bio

We will look at the fundamentals of effective branding and how to write your bio, get your elevator pitch humming, and start talking about yourself without feeling awkward.

Writing your marketing plan

We will write our marketing plan - an essential part of building your side business. 

Digital marketing, content marketing and social media marketing

We will examine essential marketing techniques, including your content marketing strategy, social media marketing, email marketing and blogging.

Getting your website live and SEO essentials

We will look at the pros and cons of the most popular, low-cost website platforms, plan our website and explore the fundamentals of SEO.

Setting goals and making money

We will set meaningful, practical goals for your side business, including revenue targets, and learn the fundamentals of how to sell effectively online.

Boundaries and self-care

Especially when you’re managing a job as well as building a side business, boundaries are the difference between stress and satisfaction. We will look at structures, routines and attitudes that will help you to better manage your time, automate as many processes as possible, and ensure that your business is sustainable.

Intended audience

Who is this Build a Side Business Course for?

This course is for those who want to start building a side business, or those who have already started a side business and want to learn more about sustaining their business.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd on the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Any passwords to sites you may have already signed up for, including Facebook, Instagram, your website, and your email marketing tool if you’ve got one.

Other Information

Lunch

For Classes running all day, a 30-minute lunch break will take place halfway through the class. Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch, alternatively, there are cafes and takeaway restaurants nearby.

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Brook started her own business in early 2008, specialising in digital marketing for small businesses and solo entrepreneurs. Prior to this, she was a public relations professional, which is where...

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$299 Limited GST free / $0 / $239.20 / $269.10
This class will be offered in Rozelle.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Build a Side Business Course

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Build a Side Business Course