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John Colley
Works at IAF Capital
Attended Stonyhurst College
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Are you making online courses for your business? Why not? Discover what you are missing!
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Great video +John Colley thanks for the inspiration! You're so well organized and this flow helps put people in the right mindset. Cheers.
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Hi Everyone, I am John Colley.  I have been teaching on Udemy since July 2013 and have 12 published courses.  I am also the founder and host of the Online Learning Podcast which is coming up for episode 99 this week.  Great to be here!

My courses cover Entrepreneurship, Online Marketing and Udemy itself.  I share what I do  and how I do it.
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Welcome +John Colley! So glad you'll be part of this group. We really do have some cool peeps here and I'm happy that you'll be part of it.

I'd love a chat soon. Let's lock something in.
Just shoot me a message.
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John Colley

Your Blog Posts / Video Blogs - share your blogs and vlogs  - 
Last week I asked in a Udemy related FB Group what was challenging instructors when it came to making their Udemy Courses and the thread received some great replies, ideas and suggestions. I thought it would be fun to distill these into a video - great for my channel on Youtube and elsewhere.

My particular thanks to everyone who contributed and look out for the Alun Hill shout out in the video! :)

I have just posted it without any links back to promotional course offers and would like to share it here first before I fill out the description and put promotional annotations at the end of the video. From an SEO point of view I have taken care with the Tags and the Titles which you might like to look at too.

The Video is called "12 Of the Most Difficult Problems Faced by Udemy Instructors"

If you have other challenges, let me know below, It would be great to make another video!
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+Vaughn Clement Sounds way outside my pay grade Vaughn but thank you very much indeed for the great review! How are your courses doing?
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Why Affiliate Marketing nearly took over my life - Check out my new Udemy Affiliate Marketing Course
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How I Started to Find Udemy Courses to sell: check out my new video and Course on Udemy Affiliate Marketing
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12 of the Most Difficult Problems faced by Udemy Course Instructors - new video from John Colley
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Why Starting with a Udemy Affiliate Business Makes Sense - Check out my new Affiliate Marketing Course
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Why Wouldn’t You Want to Make Money as a Udemy Affiliate? - Check out my new Affiliate Marketing course!
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  • Stonyhurst College
    1974 - 1979
  • University of Cambridge
    History, 1980 - 1983
  • Cass Business School, London
    MBA, 1991 - 1993
The Six Minute Strategist- jbdcolley - 6 Points in 6 Minutes - Corporate Strategy Consultant, Business Development, Online Marketing

✓ Do you need help setting the Long Term Goals for your Business?
✓ Do you need to identify the Major Challenges facing your Business and Prioritised an Action Programme?
✓ Do you need to conduct a detailed and systematic review of your Business? 
✓ Can your Business pass its MOT?
✓ Do you need to Optimise your Business Operations using a clear structured approach?
✓ Do you need to improve your Engagement with your Customers and Markets?
✓ Do you have an adaptable and up to date Online Marketing Strategy?
✓ Is your business properly Capitalised? 
✓ Do you have a Shareholder Wealth Creation Strategy?


My name is John Colley and I am an experienced Business Strategist and Consultant with over 20 years experience. 

I am also... 
✓ the Author of the "Six Minute Strategist Blog", 
✓ the Author of "A Conversation with the Six Minute Strategist" Podcast on iTunes; and 
✓ I also have a video channel on YouTube.


✓ I am an ex-Army Officer and Graduate of Sandhurst
✓ I have an MBA (with Distinction) from Cass Business School
✓ I am a Fellow of the Securities Institute


✓ Business Owners
✓ C-Suite Level Managers
✓ Board Directors
✓ Entrepreneurs


✓ Early Stage Companies
✓ Growth Companies
✓ Public Companies
✓ Multinational Companies
✓ Technology Companies

to assist them with their Business Strategy, Capital Raising, Mergers and Acquisitions and Company Sales.

I help create and implement effective action plans while holding all participants accountable.


Look at my Profile, watch my Videos and Slide Deck and then drop me an email or give me a call on +44 (0) 7813 672 162 to discuss how I may be able to help your Business.

Business Strategy Consulting | Capital Raising | Mergers and Acquisitions | Company Sales | Sales and Marketing Consulting | Online Marketing Consulting |


I enjoy photography, collecting modern first edition books and I am mad about Ian Fleming and James Bond.

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Skype: jbdcolley

Corporate Finance Adviser, Business Strategy and Marketing Consultant, Blogger, Writer and Speaker
  • IAF Capital
    Partner, 2008 - present
  • British Army
    Captain, 1983 - 1988
  • Hoare Govett
    Executive, 1988 - 1992
  • WestLB
    Director, 1992 - 2000
  • SG Cowen
    Director, 2000 - 2001
  • Pall Mall Capital
    Managing Director, 2001 - 2007
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