VICTORIA LAZAREVA, 25 years old
MADE A 4 MILLION (~$55,000) LAUNCH OF A PRODUCT WITH A BLOGGER, ONLINE CHOREOGRAPHY CONSULTING
«I LOVE DANCING, AND I WANTED TO FIND A WAY TO MAKE MONEY WITH IT ONLINE»
I used to be a dance teacher. I made money off ballet lessons and working in the theater. I knew about "managers", but I didn't know what exactly they do.
I created a stretching course and successfully sold it to a small audience (1,300 followers), began consulting people online on choreography, organized online classes for my former team in Russia, and began to work online. I have found a blogger and completed my studies on producing, launched our first course with the income of 4,000,000 RUB ($55,000) for 23,000 followers!
For anyone who has doubts, I want to say that you can keep doubting, but keep in mind that some people are already living the life you dream of, for example, Polina and many of her students.
In 2020, our industry lost so much: theaters were closed, people were fired, many could not make money. I was also moving to another country at that time, and I had huge plans. I wanted to dance in American theaters, study in American schools.
Time flies so fast and there is not enough of it to wait around for the last chance. You need to build your own life. Let's build our future and the future of our children, make it successful and full of new possibilities.
However, a week later after I arrived, everything closed for lockdown in the United States, and I didn't have any money.
Why did I take the course? Polina motivated me + I moved to the USA + Covid. I did not know how long I would have to stay at home without work in my new country. I understood that the option of making money doing choreography online was a good option, so I decided to take this course.
I developed individual programs on some special requests. I launched my own stretching course for a small audience!
All I knew was that I love dancing and that I had to find another way to earn money by doing what I love.
But every day I sent dozens of offers, and in the end, I managed to find a blogger for cooperation. We launch a product for 4,000,000 rub (~$55,000)!
Fight your fears, and get to work!
I had been following Polina for about 2 years. Before that, I had never taken online courses, but I trusted her, and my boyfriend bought "Manageryata" for me. I wanted to prove to him that I could make money!
After the course, we had a job opening chat, and the course motivated me and gave a clear understanding that it would be necessary to make many offers. If I had not known this, then I would not have found anything. I would not have done any projects. I would have sent my CV out a couple of times and given up on it.
But in addition to this, I was also busy with my own blog. I set up an online training system and consulted people before entering choreographic schools and before interviews for professional troupes or folk ensembles.
I still have a huge notebook with all the useful information. What I really liked is that Polina gave us even more information than she promised!