Many people create training within the Open Education Project for many different reasons. One of the main reasons and one in which I believe you should focus on is your "clout"...or your reputation within the community.

Clout leads to many things, but some of the main ones are respect, a following, a brand, partnerships/relationships and ultimately a a better financial situation (as a result). In this lesson I want to explain exactly how you can improve your clout through the "creation" process of your training and some things that you should consider when creating your training.

5 Ways to Increase Your Clout Through Training

(1) Create training that is VALUABLE - If you teach someone something, they will attain value from your education. As soon as you can accomplish this you will gain respect. Respect will lead to a quality following and people that enjoy what you have to say and will look out for anything new that you create. Value is the biggest contributor to a clout and reputation.

(2) Create training that is being REQUESTED - If people are voting on training they want to be created, then there is a good chance that your training is going to get a good deal of exposure instantly. Visit the "build requests" tab regularly and build any training that you think you have adequate enough knowledge (or that you could research) to fulfil the training.

(3) Creating training that can be SHARED - When you create training, let people know about it. The more reach you get with your training, the better. You can even let people externally (non-members) know about your training that you have created. This could lead to a significant amount of referrals and revenue.

You also need to consider your audience as well. Creating training with the purpose of making it engaging enough that people want to share it.

(4) Create training that is ENGAGING - One of the goals of your training should be to create lines of communication and get people talking. To do this, you want to create training that is interesting enough to engage your audience. Consider your audience as you write your article and let them know that you are there if they have any questions or comments.

(5) Create training that is CUTTING EDGE - The more current your training, the better. When Google makes an update to their algorithm, create an training resource on how to tackle the new Google search. When a new productivity tool comes out, create a resource for it. When you come up with a new marketing strategy, create training. Cutting edge training will get shared and will have people "watching" you as a source of information within the industry.

These are five approaches that you should consider when you create training. The more clout you can create within The Open Education Project, the bigger the following you will generate and the greater the opportunity!


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betcha Premium
This is a great load of information. So, what is the difference between a training and a tutorial?

It feels good to be sharing the knowledge that we have acquired. And I hope that a lot more trainers will be developed from within WA.

Thanks a lot for this opportunity. More blessings to WA team and members!
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Kyle Premium Plus
Training/Tutorial is the exact same thing. As more and more people get educated, there will be more and more training added to the community. On any given week there are several new training modules rolled out.
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nimrodflores Premium
Just created my first tutorial in answer to one of the training requests! =)
Sure feels good to pay the knowledge forward..
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Kyle Premium Plus
Awesome, nice work! I am sure it will be helpful to many others within the community here!
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Ragus Premium
Why not let jaaxy be in WAU? Those who are not members of WA would find it better to join WAU rather than pay $ 19 every month because they will find economic sense in joining WAU. By doing so, you would have increased the WAU community to your advantage. To me this makes a good business sense worth consindering.I would recommend that WAU community view be sought if possible. Thank you
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Kyle Premium Plus
It is a completely independent business with it's own costs (and they are quite extensive). At $19/mth it is the cheapest and most effective tool out there, however if you want to use the tool at WA here that is great as well as it utilizes the same data and it is very effective for finding keywords.
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Neil Little Premium
I quote - You can even let people externally (non-members) know about your training that you have created.
Q: How do I do this then?
Because the training isn't available to outside eyes or is it?
This is just what I needed to know Kyle.
Superb.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Not yet no (this functionality is in the works though). What you can do at this point is let people know about training they can get for FREE...treat it as a bonus, when they join WA for the free trial.

In other words, you could create a training resource and then let people know about it. Give them the link and tell them all they have to do to get it is sign-up for free (via your affiliate link obviously). :)
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Neil Little Premium
Yes, I see now.
So the more you add, the more you can direct people to and so on.
Interesting.
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Carson Premium Plus
Exactly Neil. The more training that you create, the more helpful content that you can direct people to. Soon this will be something that is very easy to do, but until we have this functionality available you can tell people on your website that when they can access Training Resource ________ if they join for free. very simple concept to direct people to quality content. Essentially, you're sharing quality content that people can access.

No better reason to tell people to join WA than offering them some specific training.
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TJ Books Premium
I'll send up a series of 3 videos and see if you boot them or not. John
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Kyle Premium Plus
Cool, if they are original and are training, they should be good to go. :) Looking forward to checking them out John.
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