Content Academy and Audience Feedback

At the beginning of 2013 I launched a big course that i’d spent lot of time creating called Content Academy, and gave it away as a gift to our community of Artists. I’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of glowing testimonials, thanks you’s, and comments we’ve received, and i am very pleased to see that so many got so much out of the training, and applied themselves. I am very happy to have such an enthusiastic and talented little tribe of you hooligans! Through the feedback and interaction and things I learned about you through that course and through my private clients and students, i’ve learned much more clearly what your biggest challenges are and what attributes, benefits, and solutions you need most.

 

For those of you who don’t receive/or didn’t read the newsletter, I’m pleased to announce Modern Artists Academy is the solution created to serve you with what you need to help bridge the gap between where you are now, and where you would like to be. It is a proven roadmap to financial and artistic control in 2014.

 

More to come on this, and i’ve been working hard on a comprehensive 6 part training series to kick the launch off when i release it in January.

 

I appreciate all the feedback and i LOVE hearing your success stories as well as your questions and comments. Keep em coming.

 

“Jamie Leger, thank you so much for your brilliant guidance. I am so grateful to have found you! You are making an important contribution to the world and to all the people who benefit from your leadership & wisdom icon smile Content Academy and Audience Feedback Thank you so much!” 

 

Patricia Panther

 

“Your specialized coaching and consulting has been a gift that has changed my life. You have helped me build a sustainable business, optimize my web presence, learn the foundation for creatively marketing my content, AND finally launching my first original album… all in the space of just over one YEAR. Amazing. Thank You!” 

 

Spencer Michaud

 

 

Do ANY of the following statements expressed by my students resonate with you?

 

As i nail things down, please take a minute to go over these patterns i’ve noticed, and tell me if there is anything else you’d like to add or comment on about the list of issues mentioned below.

My students of Content Academy: The Content Business Bootcamp – repeatedly expressed the same challenges and frustrations. Here were some of the ones that were repeated over and over again. Share with me in the comments below if there are any critical elements you want me to address that are not covered here.

 

What is the biggest problem or stumbling block with growing your content business as an artist in the modern world?

 

 

Finding balance between the marketing side, the skills development side, and the creative side. There is so much that I want to be doing on each of these legs. Making money. knowing where to focus.

 

-Cother

 

I’m overloaded with TRYING to significantly grow my fanbase & clients, while being true to my art. Pushing for a sustainable career on my own terms..

There seems to be so many hats to wear, as all the pillars of business need to be strong.  That is the hardest part..

 

-Michael Cook

 

Finding fans feels like trying to find needles in a haystack.  The sheer size of the internet audience is overwhelming. I need to learn where to focus my energy.

Time.  Available time.  I have a lot of work on my plate.  So, figuring out how to best focus my time would be beneficial, as well as how to become more efficient in the way that I work.

 

-Teresa Powell

 

I have not been able to connect with large groups of people and I have trouble standing out from the competition.  I’ve been at it for two years now and haven’t gotten very far, although I have posted 50 songs nd over 30 videos.

 

-Steve

 

My biggest source of frustration right now is the big gap I feel there is between what I am learning (also outside of the context of this course) and what i can actually implement.

 

I sometimes feel overwhelmed because, beside my duties as musicians and content creator, there is an entire set of new skills that I need to learn to promote my music effectively: social media, online marketing, live promotion, blogs, etc. There are many sources I need to follow to keep up to date and therefore there is a huge amount of information I need to analyse and integrate in order to get the bigger picture of my project.

 

Allessandro

 

Again, it’s my limited, although growing, knowledge of the tools and techniques required to create an effective Internet presence.

 

Jon

 

Dedicating the time to the website, mailing list, social networking, etc is difficult when the payoff seems so far away.  It is so easy to become discouraged with all the work that is needed to be done before I will even begin to see some results.

Building a local following while trying to build the brand that will take my content to where I can build a tribe all over the world.

 

CNByrd

 

Easily distracted by the massive info storm on social media and I sometimes have a tendency to get stuck and lose focus on what I do

Keeping focus and getting my message out to enough people

 

Kim

 

I guess I am frustrated by not knowing how to efficiently market myself.

 

Marcus Demello

 

 

Mt biggest problem is I don’t know where to start. And I don’t know how to structure it.

Understanding my goal.

 

Carlos

 

I don’t even know where to begin. I feel like there’s a million things to do and all of the things I have done have gotten me local respect but not global or even national or even state! Finding a balance between artist (creator) and Entrepreneur. Feeling as if I have to do everything.

 

Beau B.

 

 Mainly in trying to create really good content, and then having no real audience to see it… OR, conversely, working diligently on Promotion and Marketing only to get people to a site with incomplete or less-than-best content..  To manage to do both at once is a bit overwhelming for a lone entrepreneur.

I suppose my biggest complication has been seeing Content Creation and Promotion/Marketing as 2 different areas to be worked, rather than as a cohesive whole to be integrated.

 

Gerry James

Comments

  1. Ya, overwhelm and the amount of things to learn, do, etc. How to prioritize is also difficult for me.

    Thanks Jamie, i’m looking forward to the New Course in January!

    Jacky

    • Got it Jacky. Yes, the system is the most structured program i’ve put together outside of private client coaching and consulting. It’s course design is built like a yellow brick road that you just have to walk down and do the work at each stop. Things are all laid out for you in terms of priority and setup to gain maximum leverage doing just the few things that matter most.

      I’m looking forward to seeing you crush it in 2014.

      Jamie

  2. Being self-promotional is still not something I like to do, it’s been a big shift. But i’m catching on slowly thanks to your content and kick in the butt at times!

    Anyways, thanks for all that you are doing for Artists and I also look forward to learning more about Modern Artists Academy.

    Regards,
    Jon Jon

  3. Content Academy was great, Thanks Jamie, looking forward to Artists Academy.

    Now, i know that Artists Academy can’t ALSO be free, but how much are you going to/thinking of pricing it?

    Just curious is all.

    Thanks Jamie!

    • Thanks Jill, you are right, i’m going to have to charge for this one, but i’ve integrated some incredible technology that will allow me to provide a very custom and high end experience for a price that is affordable to any Artist.

      That was apart of the mission with the way i designed this course, to creatively integrate all the elements I could, to make it feel as close to what my VIP clients Pay between $500-1,000/month for-as possible.

      The program itself has been laid out to be your 2014 blueprint to a full-time income doing what you love. I’m going to make it an monthly membership fee of 99$/month. Inexpensive enough for anyone who is truly committed to growing their career, and just enough to keep the riff-raff out-so that I can focus all my attention on overdelivering for you. Plus for my subscribers and students i’m going to give a first months half off discount. So basically, $47, and if after two months you aren’t generating revenue or just don’t think it’s hands down the most valuable training and membership experience on this topic, then you’ll get a full refund.

      Sound fair?

  4. robertcamillo says:

    I really liked your writing style in Content Academy, thank you for giving all that away, by the way… One of the main concerns i have now in 2014 is that i don’t have enough confidence in which directions and projects i should invest my time in…

    I sometimes feel like i’m pulled in a SEVERAL directions and that makes me feel like i’m not getting that fully engaged focus on any one of them in particular… It’s frustrating and dissappointing.

    • Thanks Robert, I appreciate that feedback. And yes, exactly, a great many of my clients, students, subscribers, as well as myself have gone through that trap. I am VERY aware of it’s dangers and have been very conscious of how to best account for setting up a training program that overcomes that issue.

      Again, this program is not only the direct answer/solution to the biggest challenges you/my audience expressed to me directly, but also the culmination of over 7 years of instructional design training and application. Hope it helps. Email me directly if you have any other specific questions or issues.

      Jamie

  5. SWEET. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve got brewing up for us Jamie! I’m sure it will be good. Your content is always quality stuff.

    …When are you going to release that free training series, by the way??

    In terms of the issues/challenges/frustrations…. I need MORE TIME! More hours in the day, can you fix that?

    Thanks Jamie, Love it.

    Claire

    • Claire, look out for that training series in the next week! We’ll be releasing it very very soon.

      In terms of more hours, I can help you enjoy more of them, and i can help you personally do a lot more within them!

  6. OMG, Content Academy was great!

    Modern Artists Academy sounds exciting!

    My challenges… I need to make more money doing what i love. I guess that about sums it up. I know that is not particularly easy to do, but is that something that you’ll be focusing on in your new program?

    • Thank you Vontrese. We are all pretty stoked about it, and yes, that is EXACTLY what we’ll be focusing on in this program. GETTING YOU PAID to develop your content, and yourself as an artist!

  7. The Irritated Artist says:

    Ya, i’d say those descriptions about summed it up for me too.

    Way to go bro, you nailed it.

    Thanks Jamie

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