Ep. 90: Turning Failure Into Success - From Loser To Winner In Just 12 Short Months With Jono Petrohilos

Interviews, strategy and advice for building your online business with your host Trudy Rankin. 






Jono Petrohilos is a successful entrepreneur.  He has a successful niche business helping fitness instructors lift their game and stay accredited.  And he’s now moved into the online education space, helping people become course creators.  

But he wasn’t always successful.  In fact, he used to be the absolute worst on the leaderboard for what he did.

In today’s episode Jono talks about:

  • How long it took him to go from worst to best … and what he had to do to get there

  • How he moved from trading hours for dollars and what made him finally decide to get out of that particular way of dancing the rat race

  • Milestones along the way as he and his business partner have built their businesses from scratch into one that generates more than $1 million dollars a year in revenue

  • Why lifelong learning has been such important part of that journey and why pushing yourself to learn new things should matter to you, too.


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The transcript for this episode can be found here.

Today's Guests


Jono Petrohilos

Jono Petrohilos has been creating online courses since 2014. He is also the Co Founder and Director at Fitness Education Online, one of the largest providers of online courses for Fitness Professionals in the world. In this business Jono has created over 40 online courses, generates over $1,000,000 a year in online course sales and has won multiple awards include the Fitness Australia Educator of The Year, being a finalist in the Exercise New Zealand Educator of The Year and being selected to be the keynote speaker at the first every Greek Fitness Conference.   

In March 2020, the world as we know it changed. The whole world basically locked down, couldn’t leave their home, and was forced online.  Jono noticed that suddenly there was a heap of people who not only wanted… but NEEDED to learn how to create, launch and sell an online course and had no idea how! 

So Jono created a Facebook Group, the Course Creator Community – where we would give regular tips on what Course Creators can do to sell more of their online courses. This group grew rapidly to over 2,500 members in less than 6 months and has consistently grown since.

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