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Turn your Google Sheets into sellable products

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After taking this course you’ll be able to
✅ Craft your Google Sheets into sellable products.
✅ Write a sales page to convert readers to buyers.
✅ Do marketing to find users who want to buy, now!

Selling Spreadsheets is a new course from BetterSheets.co to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to sell your Google Sheets.  Create digital products that people actually want to buy because they solve their problems, pronto. 

Avoid high development costs without having to build customized online multi-user software - Leverage Google Sheets!

Reduce the chance someone steals your sheet and sells it on their own - Protect Your Sheets!

Eliminate the need to hire product designers by using online software businesses already use every day - 2 Billion Users!

Instead of spending countless hours figuring out what works through trial and error, Selling Spreadsheets provides you with proven strategies and techniques for creating, marketing, and selling digital products - That just happen to be spreadsheets.

Who is this course for?
Creators who manage projects - Create your next side hustle!
Freelancers who track their clients - Diversify your offerings!
Consultants who are sheet geeks - Turn your services to Products!
Agencies who use sheets every day - Create lead magnets!
Coaches who create planners for clients - Help others at scale!
Small Business Owners  - Generate additional revenue!
Serial Entrepreneurs - Validate business ideas rapidly!


Prerequisites for taking this course:
👍 Use Google Sheets: Familiarity with Google Sheets is a must, because we’re making Google Sheets.
👍 Basic Business Acumen: Some understanding of business concepts, particularly those related to product development, marketing, and sales, would be beneficial.
👍 Problem Solving Mindset: An inclination towards solving problems and creating solutions, which is key to developing useful and sellable spreadsheet products.
👍 Communication Skills: Basic skills in effectively communicating ideas, as this will be important in marketing and selling your spreadsheets.
👍 Access to a Google Account: Since the course revolves around Google Sheets, access to a Google account is necessary to use Google Drive and Google Sheets. 
👍 Willingness to Learn and Experiment: Openness to learning new concepts and techniques, and willingness to experiment with different spreadsheet functionalities and designs.

34Tutorials

Let's go sell great spreadsheet products.
Selling Spreadsheets Section 1: You are the Sheet Introduction

Over the course of this section of selling spreadsheets, I'm going to share with you some theories that I have of how to bring your entire self into the world. To the spreadsheet that you're selling. Not just the idea, and not just the sheet itself, and not just your time, not just your energy, not just your experience, but everything holistically.
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Yes I use Coupon Code Maker myself. It's how I put products from Gumroad onto AppSumo Marketplace.
Create nice colorful sheets (contrasting colors) that look and feel like an extension of your site. Add some padding around text. Decrease text and make your sheets awesome.
Curated sites, articles, and more web resources super easily into a Google Sheet. Create a bookmarklet automatically with this apps script tool.
- Template
- Custom Formulas
- Custom Functions - Apps Script
- Google Sheet Add-ons
There are two types of people who will take this course. Those who have a sheet made, and those who don’t. Both groups share this one thing, they probably have a spreadsheet within them.
Bring your whole self to make a sellable spreadsheet. You want to be a reseller, not a seller.
  1. Consider selling spreadsheets as selling your process. How you think matters just as much as what you know.

  1. Later in this course I’ll have a key insight about what to put on your sales page, and it will revolve around your own journey, your own problem you’re solving in your Google Sheets. Take the time now, to reflect on why you’re using the sheets you’re using and what problems you solved, for yourself. Truly knowing your why will help guide you to build a better spreadsheet, and will also help you understand which spreadsheet features you use to solve the problem you’re solving.

A few things that surprised me when I started selling sheets. From landing page copy that converts, to what people want to know after they buy.
- Adding videos to onboard helps immensely.
- Landing page copy should agitate, not solve everything.
- Sheets aren’t sold, they’re bought.
- Selling a great sheet is selling a great process.
- You can Launch, again and again… seemingly forever.
Figure out the framework to consistently come up with spreadsheet-able ideas and make them super easy to execute from your laptop.
In my video, I talk about how common problems are and how Google Sheets can help solve many of them in business. I discuss the different ways Google Sheets can be used, from simple to complex tasks, and plan to share five specific ways to use it effectively in future videos for better planning, tracking, and managing tasks.
Scope down from an existing problem to a sheet that still solves a juicy problem. If you can solve something in 10x less time, you win. Find out how lack of specificity is the #1 mistake. I’ll share with you a quick way to figure out if you’re really saving people time.
How to think about the context, psychological state, of your customer, so that you can sell them a solution.
Tips, tricks, and techniques to turn templates into tools.
- Custom Menu
- Custom Functions
Find out how to turn some data you can copy/paste from the web into a branded lead magnet for yourself.

Check out Josh's Tweet about the sheet.
and check out his Podia.
 
The video shows the importance of adding personal touches to a Google Sheet to connect better with users. It explains how to analyze the sheet's data to find trends and best practices for website content. Lastly, it discusses ways to share the sheet widely while still giving credit to its creator.
Tactics to build different kinds of trackers you can sell as digital products.
I'm breaking down the landing page of titlecraft master nonfiction book titles. It's by two people I know on Twitter, and they send this to me and it's free, it's zero dollars
A Review of Gary's AARRR Tracker and Landing Page Strategies that you can employ if you're selling templates, spreadsheets, and google sheets to Startups.

Explore how to enhance a spreadsheet landing page's appeal and effectiveness. Discover innovative strategies for crafting compelling landing pages, learn the art of selling solutions (not just spreadsheets), and get tips on leveraging Google Sheets to create digital products that truly resonate with your audience. 

Whether you're a seasoned spreadsheet seller or just starting out, this video is packed with actionable advice to elevate your sales game. Tune in and transform your spreadsheet into a sellable sensation.

3 Key Takeaways
  • Market spreadsheets as problem-solving solutions, not just as templates or tools.
  • Design landing pages that tell a compelling story and focus on the benefits and solutions offered by the spreadsheet.
  • Utilize Google Sheets' advanced features and automations to enhance functionality and add value to your spreadsheet product.

If you want to automate your spreadsheets more, take the course: Spreadsheet Automation 101.
I got this lead magnet via twitter. It's simply a list of faceless youtube channel from a Faceless Youtube Academy. But I think it could have been a lot better. Let's explore ways to make this particular lead magnet into an Epic one.
Learn how to make better lead magnets from Google Sheet checklists. Great for marketers and solo operators trying to get more leads, more customers, more clients.
Crafting High-Demand Sheets from Scratch. Turn templates into tools to make sellable spreadsheets.
Process qualitative data into a sellable sheet (Google Forms)
How to curate data easily and quickly into a sheet (Bookmarklet)
How to let your end users find what they want. Use the FILTER() function to create views.
How to imbue your sheets with a little bit of magic to delight your customers without learning Apps Script. Using the IF/ISBLANK formula combination.
Create custom scripts to make your spreadsheets more like tools.
Set up automated email notifications based on Google Sheets data. Super simple apps script to start this. Learn how to automate this for users very easily with a custom menu and programmable Triggers.
How to turn a spreadsheet in your Google Drive into a sellable product. Step-by-step, I will show you exactly how I do it. If you're selling a sheet you use, then you must do this!
A brief description of types of automation. I go way more in depth in “Master Spreadsheet Automation” on Udemy and “Spreadsheet Automation 101” on Better Sheets
- Built-in Formulas that seem like automation IF()
- Custom Functions in Apps Script
- Time Driven Triggers
- Event Driven Triggers
A video I did summarizing the 3 things you can do to help people who share your sheet, not do it, or at least get some value from it.

More info on the course: sellingspreadsheets.com

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