Nadia Payan was listening to Invisible Office Hours, a collaborative podcast of Jason and Paul Jarvis, when she first heard about a project Jason created called Teachery. Teachery is an online course platform that allows people a way to easily create and sell courses and Nadia emailed Jason for more information. He talked to her about Teachery, but also about BuyOurFuture and how it would include Teachery plus so much more. The timing was right and Nadia jumped at the opportunity to join BOF.
Nadia is a graphic designer, art director, creative person and all around cool kid based out of Miami, Florida. Her company, Good Axe Designs, helps people understand and express their business with her strategic vision and distinctive style.
Using Teachery, Nadia wanted to launch a branding course to teach people how to create their own branding strategies and visions, but she found the community of BOF members to be one of the biggest benefits. She was able to get advice from other people who had launched a course so she wasn’t on her own figuring out how all the pieces would fit together in her own launch. Nadia’s goal launching the course was to enroll 5 people but she ended up with over 24 and revenue over $5,000!
Designer, Art Director, all around cool kid
"BUYOURFUTURE IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TYPES OF COMMUNITIES BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH IT KEEPS GETTING LARGER, IT STILL FEELS SMALL."
Nadia says describing BOF as a community “is absolutely on point. It’s different than other types of communities because even though it keeps getting larger, it still feels small. There’s a certain type of intimacy created out of who Jason and Caroline are and it leaks out to who they’re attracting, even as it’s growing.”
In some communities, when you’re absent for a while doing your own work, you come back to the group and it’s nothing but crickets. With BOF, Nadia says “You can check back in and people who are in that river flow with you cheer you on. Jason and Caroline are the constants, being honest, offering personal attention and help. There are genuine connections that can happen in the community.” With BuyOurFuture, you’re not signing up for a silo of information where everyone is just talking about one specific topic in a limited sort of way. “That’s what the keeps the community relevant.” says Nadia.
Nadia added that another benefit of BOF is being part of the evolution of the overall experience. “Since you’re not purchasing a specific product, you’re purchasing the evolution of two people. The experience never dies down because they’re always growing and evolving. They don’t just try things out and say look at what we learned. Being part of BOF, we get to be privy to how they’re thinking in conversations, in beta testing and more. The community is part of the process while it’s happening.”
Thinking about people who are interested in BuyOurFuture, but feel hesitant to jump in, Nadia says to trust your gut. “It’s not the type of thing that makes sense on paper, it’s the sort of thing that once you realize how you can start making connections, taking advantage of the fact that there’s all these interesting people that want to learn and help and grow,” you realize the community is a huge part of the return on your investment.