Frequently Asked Questions

In the early days of my business, I answered every technical question I got via email.

However, as my business has grown — my newsletter audience is now over 50k — it’s become impossible for me to answer every question.

But, in an effort to still be helpful, I’ve compiled answers to the most commonly asked questions:

Can I hire you for consulting?

I no longer take on new consulting projects myself, but I can still help you.

I’m happy to introduce you to a colleague who runs a Google Workspace and Automation consultancy.

Please fill out this form as the first step.

I have a technical question about my function/script/Sheet. Can I ask you?

Unfortunately, it’s not possible for me to answer all the technical questions I get. I wouldn’t have time left to run my actual business or see my family!

If you’re a student of one of my paid courses, please ask in the course community.

Otherwise, you can try the public Google Sheets forum or, for scripting questions, Stack Overflow.

What platform do you use to host your video courses?

I use a platform called Teachable to host my online courses. I’ve used the platform since day one of my course business, in 2017, and I’m very happy to recommend them for online course hosting.

How do you make your online courses?

Here you go: A Behind The Scenes Look At How I Create A Technical Video Course

How do you make the screenshot animations?

I use a tool called LiceCap to make the screenshot GIFs on this site.

What other tools do you use to run your business?

Read about my full tech stack here.

Will you promote my tool/business?

If you want to promote your brand or business to 50,000 people, you can do so with a newsletter sponsorship.

Can I share your work?

Yes, please do. Feel free to share my tutorials. I appreciate it if you link back to the source if you do share.

How do I become a freelance Google Sheets Developer?

Assuming you have a solid Google Sheets skillset, then you need to focus 80% of your energy initially on finding clients. If you crack the code, then you’ll be successful.

Read more: How To Become A Freelance Google Sheets Developer

How do I become a Google Developer Expert?

There’s no single answer here, and I suspect the Google Developer Expert (GDE) program finds you, rather than the other way around.

It’s not about being technically brilliant. It’s about having a burning passion for sharing your knowledge of Google technology with the world.

Read more about it in this excellent article from another GDE: How to Become a Google Developer Expert (GDE) — A Practical Guide

When will SheetsCon run again?

At the moment, I have no plans to bring SheeetsCon back to life. But never say never.

Course FAQs

When does the course start and finish?

This course is online and completely self-paced. Start whenever you’re ready (it’s available right now if you want) and take as long as you want to finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

Will I get copies of the datasets and solutions?

Yes! All the templates and solutions are provided, so you can download your own copies. Clicking on the template links will make a copy on your Drive account.

How do I get access to the private course community group?

When you enroll, you’ll receive the link in an email. It’s also available in the last lesson of the first module. Once you’ve joined, feel free to introduce yourself and let us know how you plan to use your newfound knowledge.

What if I can’t figure out something on my own?

You can ask for help in the private community group for students! As a member of this group, you can ask questions, share your ideas and knowledge, and connect with other students.

Do you offer Parity Purchasing Power discounts?

Yes, I want my courses to be affordable to folks overseas in developing countries, who would otherwise not be able to purchase them. How does it work? Please email me with proof of where you’re based and which course you’re interested in, and I’ll be glad to offer you a PPP discount on the course.

Can you provide an invoice for my company?

Yes, of course! You’ll receive a receipt after you purchase, but if you need something additional, please contact us and we can provide an invoice.