Build a Side Business

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$299 Limited inc GST / $239.20 / $269.10
Build a Side Business

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Course description

Learn the best way to make extra money in Sydney – with our build a side business course.

What would an extra $1000 per month do for you? Whether you’re saving for a holiday, to pay school fees or cover the bills, starting a side gig outside of your career can be profitable, creatively fulfilling, and fun.

Some people build a side gig 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 use their talents to bring in some cash. Whatever your situation, building a side gig is a smart idea.

The hard and soft skills we develop in this course can be applied to your current and future jobs, enabling you to be more flexible, more resilient, more creative and capable. You are very welcome at this course if you’ve already launched your side gig or full-time business, but want a grounding in essential marketing, branding and business-building skills.

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

Course content
  • Deciding on your side business idea

We choose your side business idea, explore market research and testing to heighten your likelihood of success, and look at different types of business models.

  • Launching!

This is not a theoretical course – participants are strongly encouraged to launch (if they haven’t already done so). We look at no-cost and low-cost tools including email, Eventbrite, Meetup, Facebook, AirBNB, and Instagram.

  • Marketing, branding and promotion

Marketing and promotion are essential if our idea is to fly and our business start booming. We examine essential marketing techniques, including putting together your bare minimum marketing plan, and no-cost digital marketing tools to get our side gig in front of more people. We touch on branding and building your reputation as well as social media marketing, and getting your first website up as quickly as possible, plus how to harness our network to help get the word out to the right people.

  • Boundaries and self-care

Especially when you’re managing a job as well as building a side gig, good boundaries are the difference between stress and satisfaction, overwhelm and calm, no cash and a thriving bank balance. We 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 and you’re thriving for many years to come.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will have

  • launched your side gig!
  • written a simple marketing plan
  • 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
  • a thorough understanding of the essential components of running a small business
  • understood the process of setting up a website and best practices to ensure it’s found by Google
  • written a basic business plan
  • created terms and conditions to safeguard profitability, minimise stress and maximise efficiency
  • understood the basics of outsourcing and how to do it effectively and ethically
Please bring
  • A laptop/tablet if you have optional

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Course testimonials:

  • Rebecca said: Being in a room with people who are in a similar work situation as myself and who want to achieve similar goals. Being able to share our situations and ideas was really fulfilling. Of corse our teacher Brook McCathy was amazing at running the class and was very engaging and informative.

  • Jason said: Brook was an excellent communicator, a bright and relaxed teacher who led a terrific 2 days of learning. Lots of relevant content, some excellent ideas / suggestions, all presented over a succinct fortnight, an ideal course length. Came away with confidence that I will run a successful 'side business' , and that I am now equipped with some cutting edge strategies for digital marketing. Brook also presented some powerful ideas about self motivation, self discipline and changing routines, in order to better run a successful business. Venue is easy to get to with public transport, lots of eateries/cafes close by. Highly recommended course if you have an idea for a side business and want the confidence to put it in into practice.

  • Aisha said: I found the course motivational and inspiring to try something different. It is broken down to make online set up, marketing and organisation, not an overwhelming task. It teaches you time management techniques and business organisation to ensure a side business is given priority but does not take over your your life.

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