I’ll keep this brief. As I predicted in this post, the Annielytics Dashboard Course is now live! We’ve been working around the clock to take the footage from my last live seminar and bring it online.
What Drove Me
I’m not going to repeat what I’ve already written at length in my last blog post or the course page. But I will say this: When I was developing the curriculum for this course, I basically asked myself what I wish I would have known when I made my foray into the world of online marketing. I thought about the things that intimidated the hell out of me and racked my brain to figure out ways to explain difficult concepts as simply as possible. Then I took all of the requests people had made regarding the course (which I had saved in Evernote) and pulled together different plans I thought marketers might find helpful, if they wanted something more than just the video course. When I finished pulling it all together, I was actually a little jealous of the people who would benefit from the course. Between the material you’ll learn in the videos and the resources I reference throughout the course, you will have a blueprint to learn anything you need to beef up your data visualization acumen.
Here’s a short overview of some of the skills you’ll learn.
You can also view a 15-minute preview of the course on any of the individual plan pages, which you can get to from the pricing page. (Just click on any of the Learn More buttons.)
People I’m Seriously Indebted To
I have to admit I was loath to bring this seminar online. There were so many moving pieces, and I am a chronic perfectionist. But I had help from a lot of really good friends when I was just about driven to drinking at points. I’d like to give credit to a few:
- Jessica Commins: Jessica is the Executive Vice President of Operations for Copyblogger Media and took my dashboard course when it was a live seminar (and was the first person to sign up). You can read her generous testimonial. When GoDaddy torched my site with its ridiculous Managed WordPress platform, Jessica stepped up and told me that their new Rainmaker platform did everything I needed. From there, she and the rest of the amazing Copyblogger team worked tirelessly over a period of two weeks to get this program back on track. By tireless, we’re talking nights and weekends! Who does that?!?
- Chris Le: Chris is a brilliant developer and worked with the Copyblogger team to get my ecommerce tracking all set up. He is definitely the most creative developer I’ve ever worked with. When others will say, “This can’t be done,” he comes up with scary genius workarounds to get the job done.
- Rob Walling: I met Rob when he invited me to speak at MicroConf conference. He and some of the other really smart entrepreneurs at the conference were the ones who made a cogent case for bringing the seminars online. I was actually going to retire the three-day seminar altogether and simplify it to a one-day seminar because it’s really hard for people to pull away for three days. My last seminar was a week after the conference. So I went into hyper-drive to pull everything together to pull this off. You can thank him if you benefit from the course! Thanks, Rob and company, for the giant push!
- Destinee Cushing: My daughter, Destinee, joined the Annielytics team last week and has sacrificed so much to (literally) work around the clock to get everything wrapped up and publish-worthy. She’s a great strategist with an unbelievable eye for detail. Very few things ever evade her eagle eye, which is exactly what a big-picture kinda chick like me needs! And she’s adorable. 🙂
- Tori Cushing: My other marketer daughter, Tori, singlehandedly took on the job of recording all of the video and audio for the course and did all of the video editing — all while working, traveling as a competitive swing dancer, and moving to Seattle! She’s so amazing. And also adorable. But I’m terribly biased. 🙂
- Andrew Norcross: Andrew is my top go-to guy for all things WordPress. Early on, when I was trying to get all of my different plugins to work in concert, he was an invaluable asset and a great sounding board. If you ever need any WordPress work done, he’s your guy!
There were others who have helped along the way, but these were the ones I owe a significant debt of gratitude to. And here’s your coupon button again!