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SiteSell Education Instructor Feedback

Although this is a long survey, you can complete it quickly by checking off the appropriate answer. It's divided into three distinct parts: Instructor Experience, Content Evaluation, Instructor Experience.

If you have detailed comments to make, you can use the box at the end of each part. Here's a helpful tip... Open your text editor, put comments in as you tick off the answers, then copy and paste your comments into the box.

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.
First Name*
Last Name*
E-mail Address*
Institution Name*
Part 1 - Instructor Experience
To what extent are you using the Instructor Preparation Guide to develop your SiteSell Education franchise business?*
Lots
Some
Little
To what extent have you issued press releases announcing the SiteSell course in your area?*
Lots
Some
Little
To what extent have you used paid publicity to promote your SiteSell Course? Check all that apply.*
Newspaper ads
Radio/TV ads
Direct mail brochures
Trade show
Pay per click ads
Targeted postal delivery
Bulletin board posters
Other (Give details in comments.)
How much have you already spent to promote your SiteSell course?*
$1 - $250
$251 - $500
$501 and more
How much do you plan to spend to promote your next SiteSell course?*
$1 - $250
$251 - $500
$501 and more
To what extent are you using free publicity to promote your SiteSell Course? Check all that apply.*
Online articles
Offline press release
Word-of-mouth referrals
Your own personal website
Free information sessions
Other (Give details in comments.)
What difficulties did you encounter when promoting the SiteSell course? Check all that apply.*
Working with the college
Limited funding for paid publicity
Time to devote to it
Writing press releases
Getting the press to pay attention
How would you see your course promotion being handled better by one "central" person compared to each instructor doing it individually? Check only your top four choices.*
Organizing Meet-Up group presentations
Getting SiteSell mailings out to SBIers
Writing press releases
Sending releases to your local media
Placing media advertising
Getting speaking engagements for you
Working with your college marketing department
Setting up free info Webinars
Providing plug-in promotional code for your own site
Developing customizable printable brochure
Developing customizable printable posters
Developing customizable printable postal mailouts
Organizing quarterly Webinars for Instructors
Other (Give details in comments.)
Have students asked you (in or out of class) about your own Website monetization success?*
Yes
No
How would you describe the overall success of your own Website(s)?*
Very successful
Somewhat successful
Not yet successful
To what extent are you monetizing your own personal Website(s)?*
Less than $500 per month
$500-$2000 per month
More than $2000 per month
To what extent do you believe it's important for you to be able to give students monetization examples from your own Website(s)?*
Very important
Somewhat important
Not so important
If you need to beef up the monetization of your own Website(s), to what extent are you able to do it on your own simply by following the Action Guide?*
Very able
Somewhat able
Not able
I'm already monetizing enough
If you need to beef up the monetization of your own Website(s), to what extent would it be helpful for you to follow an ongoing monetization course set up specifically for instructors?*
Very helpful
Somewhat helpful
Not helpful
I'm already monetizing enough
What do you think overall of the Instructors' affiliate commission structure, including the one-year-only commission on previous SBIers who take your SiteSell course? (Give details in comments.)*
Very pleased
Somewhat pleased
Not pleased
What things are you doing to make money apart from earning direct commissions? Check all that apply.*
Getting students into your 5P downline
Referring students to SiteSell products/services
Referring students to non-SiteSell products/services
Providing webmaster services to students
Getting work referrals through students
Other (Give details in comments.)
Overall, how would you rate your money-making potential as a SiteSell Instructor compared to a regular 5P affiliate? (Give details in comments.)*
Better than being a regular 5P affiliate
About the same
Not as good as being a regular 5P affiliate
How do you feel about the current student processing procedure (Gmail address setup, SBI! Account setup, college sending P.O. to SiteSell)?*
Very pleased
Somewhat pleased
Not pleased
What do you think of being able to enter student SBI! Subscriptions using a Remote SBI! Order Entry Page as you do for regular 5P orders? (Give details in comments.)*
Good idea
Bad idea
Provide detailed comments for this "Instructor Experience" section here.*
 
 
Part 2 - Content Evaluation
What supplementary materials (from the TOBI student lounge or elsewhere ) have you made available in class for students? Check all that apply and email us any that you developed on your own.*
Storyboard
SBI Glossary
Content decision chart
Content Blueprint
Monetization Scorecard
HTML Basic Tags
Others (Give details in comments.)
Which of the conted.sitesell.com resources/materials have you used? Check all that apply.*
Signing Up an Institution
Promoting the Course
Delivering the Course
Instructor Forum
Instructor's Teaching Resource Guide
Copyright Permission
Student Gmail Address Setup
Student SBI! Account Setup
Which of the conted.sitesell.com resources/materials need improvement? Check all that apply. (Give details in comments.)*
Signing Up an Institution
Promoting the Course
Delivering the Course
Instructor Forum
Instructor's Teaching Resource Guide
Copyright Permission
Student Gmail Address Setup
Student SBI! Account Setup
To what extent have you personalized the standard set of slides for your own classroom use? (Please email us any changes you made.)*
A lot
Somewhat
Not at all
Based on your classroom experience, including feedback from students, which parts of the slide presentation need to be changed/updated? Check all that apply.*
Session 1 - Understand the basics
Session 2 - Develop Best Site Concept
Session 3 - Brainstorm Profitable Topics
Session 4 - Plan Monetization Options
Session 5 - Refine Concept and Register Domain
Session 6 - Build a Site That Gets the Click
Session 7 - Build Free Traffic
Session 8 - Build Relationships
Session 9 - Know Your Visitors
Session 10 - Monetize
What kind of measures could be taken to ensure that the student motivation levels achieved in the classroom continue beyond the last class to keep students on the path toward creating 30 pages of content, and ultimately monetizing their website effectively? Check all that apply.*
Special SiteSell student alumni bulletin
Monthly (or other) site-building workshops
Monthly (or other) student networking meetings
Supplemental e-learning workshops
Other (Give details in comments.)
To what extent overall did your students fully understand the C-T-P-M process taught in Session 1?*
Fully understood
Somewhat understood
Did not understand
Which part(s) of the C-T-P-M concept proved challenging for students? Check all that apply.*
Content
Traffic
Preselling
Monetize
To what extent overall have students used Niche Choose It! and the accompanying video to find the right site concept in Session 2?*
A lot
Somewhat
Very little
Overall what was the level of confidence of students using Brainstorm it!?*
High
Medium
Low
To what extent have your non-English students requested multilingual Brainstorm it! capabilities?*
Often
Somewhat
Rarely
Which tools have helped students understand the three-Tier Site Content Blueprint structure in Session 3? Check all that apply.*
Vertical organigramme as in the AG
Horizontal layout like book chapters
Inverted tree - trunk, branches, leaves
Color-coded Excel file
Other, such as PPT, foam core (Give details in comments.)
Overall, what were the problem areas for students in building their Site Content Blueprint in Session 3? Check all that apply.*
Confusing words, keywords, and seed words
Not being able to delete keywords effectively
Not easily seeing keyword groupings in the MKL
Not seeing that Blueprint keywords must come from the MKL
Other (Give details in comments.)
In Session 4, to what extent have students used Search It! to build their Monetization Plan?*
Often
Somewhat
Rarely
During Session 5, how well overall did students understand the concept of a Valuable PREselling Proposition for their Website?*
Very well
Somewhat
Not well
How successful were they overall in creating their VPP?*
Most did it
Some succeeded
Few did it
Overall, what held students back when it came to registering their domain names? Check all that apply.*
Not understanding what makes a good domain name
Not confident in their Site Concept
Scared to make a mistake
Not sure of how to use Search It!
Other (Give details in comments.)
As covered in Session 6, to what extent have students used the standard Look & Feel?*
All students used it
Most students used it
Most did not use it
In working with the Look & Feel, where did students encounter problems? Check all that apply.*
Confusing standard and custom templates
Not relating the L&F to the actual page layout
Missing the Select/Save step
The builder not always showing the template they selected
Confusing previewing with actually viewing the site
Having too many open browser windows
Uploading their own images
Centering vs left-aligned options
Other (Give details in comments.)
How many students went right into uploading their own HTML?*
Most uploaded their own HTML
Few did
None did
Overall, to what extent were students comfortable with Site Central*
Very comfortable
Somewhat comfortable
Not comfortable
What problems did students encounter in building their home page? Check all that apply.*
Not relating filling in the blanks with the actual page
Not having content ready to insert
Not understanding title, keywords and description fields
Not satisfied with the Look & Feel
Other (Give details in comments.)
In Session 7, to what extent were students ready overall to learn about building free traffic?*
Not ready because students had not built enough pages
Somewhat ready if only for an introduction to the topic
Subject needs to be covered whether or not students are ready
For Session 8, to what extent did students understand and were ready to implement relationship building tools like newsletters?*
Not ready because students had not built enough pages
Somewhat ready if only for an introduction to the topic
Subject needs to be covered whether or not students are ready
For Session 8, to what extent did students understand and were ready to implement relationship building tools like autoresponders?*
Not ready because students had not built enough pages
Somewhat ready if only for an introduction to the topic
Subject needs to be covered whether or not students are ready
For Session 8, to what extent did students understand and were ready to activate the SiteSell blog?*
Not ready because students had not built enough pages
Somewhat ready if only for an introduction to the topic
Subject needs to be covered whether or not students are ready
For Session 9, to what extent were students ready for explanations about analyzing traffic stats?*
Not ready because students had not built enough pages
Somewhat ready if only for an introduction to the topic
Subject needs to be covered whether or not students are ready
How did students feel about Session 10? Check all that apply.*
Sad that the course was ending
Happy that their businesses had started
Confused about monetizing and Monetize It!
Wanting follow-on workshop sessions
Other (Give details in comments.)
After the basic 10-week course, how well do students understand what needs to be done to monetize their sites?*
Understand very well
Understand somewhat
Have little actual understanding
After the basic 10-week course, to what extent do YOU as an instructor think students are ready for an Advanced Monetization course?*
Very ready
Somewhat ready
Not really ready
After the basic 10-week course, to what extent do you think students themselves think they are ready for an Advanced Monetization course?*
Very ready
Somewhat ready
Not really ready
Provide detailed comments for this "Content Evaluation" section here.*
 
 
Part 3 - Student Experience
Who has paid for your students printed copy of the Action Guide?*
The Instructor
The Student
The Institution
If students are asked to pay $20 for a printed copy of the Action Guide, how many request it?*
Almost all
Some
Almost none
If students do not have to pay anything for a printed copy of the Action Guide, how many request it?*
Almost all
Some
Almost none
If students are asked to pay $20 for a printed copy of the Action Guide, how many request it?*
Almost all
Some
Almost none
To what extent are students confused by the various different logins they need to keep track of (Institution, Gmail, Brainstorm It!, Site Build It!, Domain Registry)?*
Confused
Somewhat confused
Not confused
How are you using the Video Action Guide? Check all that apply.*
Showing parts in class
Referring students to it
Students download for offline viewing
Other (Give details in comments.)
To what extent have you used the Business Building Checklist to set objectives and keep track of the students' progress for each session?*
Made full use of it
Used it somewhat
Did not use it
Have you created an online gathering place just for your students? Check all that apply and email us the forum names and addresses.*
Google Group
Yahoo! Group
Other (Give details in comments.)
To what extent did students get confused/sidetracked initially by the "What's hot at SBI!?" Popup?*
Some got sidetracked and lost time because of it
The occasional student was confused by it
No student was concerned by it
To what extent did students seem overwhelmed by all the content in Site Central?*
Very overwhelmed
Somewhat overwhelmed
Not overwhelmed
To what extent did students seem overwhelmed by all the content in TNT?*
Very overwhelmed
Somewhat overwhelmed
Not overwhelmed
To what extent did students seem overwhelmed by all the content in Ken's newsletters?*
Very overwhelmed
Somewhat overwhelmed
Not overwhelmed
To what extent did students go to the SBI! Forums for answers to their questions?*
Quite frequently
Sometimes
Not at all
To what extent did students seem overwhelmed by all the content in the SBI! forums?*
Very overwhelmed
Somewhat overwhelmed
Not overwhelmed
How have you brought students back on track when they've fallen behind? Check all that apply.*
Online supplemental materials
Private tutoring
More attention to them in class
Other (Give details in comments.)
How long did it take for students to get into the habit of checking their Gmail account regularly?*
Less than two weeks
3-5 weeks
Greater than 5 weeks
Provide detailed comments for this "Student Experience" section here.*
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