Please help me design our new product: Vitamin XL
Hello friends, fans & well wishers of Chandoo.org,
I am happy to announce our new product – Vitamin XL, a membership program for you. I want to make sure that Vitamin XL offers you the best possible features & value. I need your help in designing this product. Please read this short article and give me your feedback.
What is Vitamin XL?
Just like vitamins you give you strength and health, Vitamin XL ups your Excel mojo, gives you new ideas & powers. Here is what I have in mind:
Vitamin XL is a membership program with 3 distinct benefits
- Excel Training
- Excel Resources
- Excel user community
1. Excel Training
There is no such thing as 100% knowledge. More so when you are talking about a technical & versatile platform like Excel. That is why I have included many aspects in our Excel training part.
- Excel School & VBA Classes forever: Access all our Excel School, VBA classes & Dashboard lessons – more than 100 videos, 100 workbooks & presentations at any time. Its like having an Excel trainer on call. Just login when you want to brush up on any area of Excel (or VBA) and you are ready to go.
- Monthly video class: Every month a new concept or use of spreadsheets will be explained using videos. These lessons will be highly practical with lots of details & novel uses of Excel.
- Live Webinars: Once in a while, we will have a webinar. The purpose is 2 fold – (1) Teach you a new concept (2) Take up questions from you. I am also planning to invite fellow MVPs & prominent Excel authors to this so that you can learn from them too.
- Articles: Over the years, I have written more than 400 articles, tutorials, tips & examples on Excel, VBA, Dashboards here at Chandoo.org. As a Vitamin XL member, you can access all these articles & many more right from your membership area. I will be curating the articles so that you can learn about any area of Excel with ease.
2. Excel Resources
While we all want to learn, often we don’t have time to understand a concept and apply it. That is where our resources section comes in. As a Vitamin XL member, you will get:
- Excel Vault: Imagine walking in to a vault where you can find an example or template on almost any aspect of your Excel use. That is our Excel vault. To start with, the vault will contain more than 400 excel workbooks containing formula tutorials, chart templates, models, macro examples, dashboards, excel technique demos etc. The best thing is every month, we will be adding more files to it.
- Template & Add-in Gallery: This is where you can find dozens of templates, ready to use macros for your work situations. Download, Deploy & Delight your users.
- Books & Sites: There are probably 1000 books, 100s of sites of offering Excel help, instructions & ideas. But what should you choose? Every month, I will be reviewing a book or sharing a collection of useful resources with you so that you can be even more awesome.
- eBooks & Guides: Download ebooks, handy guides, printable posters & cheat sheets. Every few months, we will be adding more guides & electronic books for you.
- What formula is that? Struck with a formula and need help? Enter our exclusive formula section, where more than 75 day to day formulas are explained with easy to understand syntax, examples. You can also download our interactive sandbox and play with formulas yourself to learn better.
3. Excel user Community
Knowledge multiples when you share it. That is why Vitamin XL is a community. In our user community you will get:
- Members only forum: Share your excel solutions, problems, new ideas & information with fellow members. You can also ask questions and our in-house Excel ninjas will be helping you.
- Member directory: Learn more about fellow Excel users like you, see how they are becoming awesome using it. Connect with them and make new friends.
- Spot light: Every now and then you come across a truly novel idea, use or example of what Excel can do. In our spot light section, you will get such wonderful ideas both from our community and around web.
- Monthly Newsletter: Get a curated selection of latest articles, tips & examples once a month. As a Vitamin XL member, you will also get discounts and offers on any future Chandoo.org purchases.
Who is this for?
Anyone who loves Excel & Chandoo.org is going to enjoy Vitamin XL. If you are a data junkie, analyst, manager, MIS or dashboard professional, heavy-dose spreadsheet user, Excel consultant or enthusiast, then you will certainly benefit having access to Vitamin XL.
But how much?
Vitamin XL comes with 2 levels of membership:
- Basic membership for $30 per month.
- Advanced membership for $50 per month*.
With Advanced membership, you can access all Excel School, VBA & Dashboard videos too. Other than that, everything else remains same.
* Pricing and features are not yet finalized.
What do you think about it?
I want to make sure that Vitamin XL gives you best value & features. Can you please tell me how you feel about it and what additional features would you like in it?
Please share your suggestions and feedback using comments. If you want to keep it private, please email me at chandoo.d @ gmail.com
Thanks for your continued support to Chandoo.org. I am so humbled and happy to be in a position to share my knowledge, mistakes, ideas and progress with all of you. Special thanks to scores of Excel School & VBA class students who emailed and suggested that I create something like Vitamin XL. I am eager to roll this out very soon.
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