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Too Much to Figure Out, Not Enough Help, Too Little Time.

You have an important message to share with the world—maybe a business, a ministry, a cause, a book, or a career to promote. But where do you start? How do you stand out? What are the right tools to use, and how do you keep up with the changes in the marketplace (and technology)?

  • You want to help others, but you don't know whether you should start a blog—or how to best use social media. Or maybe you have a blog... but only a handful of visitors, and few (if any) comments and shares.
  • You want to make an impact, but you're missing a nuts-and-bolts recipe for implementing high-leverage strategies. Ideas for growing your audience base can only take you so far, and you remain stuck at the same level of traffic, followers, and subscribers that you've had for what feels like forever.
  • You know you can start something on the side, but you don't have enough time to make it truly successful. If you only knew what to focus on right now, and the right way to order your priorities, you could make steady progress—but as it is, you're floundering.
  • You want to do what's most effective, but trying to choose the right tools and resources can be a tedious process. You need a way to make important decisions quickly, but the internet abounds with conflicting opinions on nearly every topic.
  • You want to provide a service—and generate income—but you aren't sure how to get your readers and followers to become supporters and customers. It's so difficult to figure out how to cross over into revenue territory.

Many talented people just like you are struggling to stand out online. The virtual marketplace is crowded, and you deserve a trusted guide to get you from point A to point B.

That's exactly why Platform University® is such an important resource today.

Founded by Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt understands the unique set of challenges facing aspiring platform-builders trying to grow an online audience today.

As the New York Times bestselling author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, Michael reaches over 1 million people a month through his blog,, and is consistently ranked in the Top 50 of iTunes Business for his podcast, Lead to Win.

After the success of the Platform book, Michael founded Platform University®, helping tens of thousands of students reach more people online and attain success with their platforms.

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The New York Times Bestseller that Started It All

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"Platform is absolutely essential to delivering value. As a big fan of Michael Hyatt, I'm excited he's sharing this with you. Your job? Learn about this and implement it. Your success depends on it."

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CEO, Owner Media Group
New York Times best-selling author

4.6 out of 5 stars, 639 reviews

Incredible Resource! My #1 Recommendation

Perfect for bloggers, authors, speakers, and those who want to be. This book is the FIRST place to start if you are at all interested in sharing a message with the world through an online platform. Michael Hyatt provides a load of pragmatic information for a successful platform. He is also the leading authority on platform building. It has been absolutely essential to getting my platform and blog off the ground. If it weren't for this book, I wouldn't be anywhere near where I am now. I was able to easily apply the information provided in Platform and notice results right away!


As a small business owner I've read quite a few books on branding and social media. This one tops them all. Well written with practical tips and ideas that everyone can use. I can honestly say I will be using much of what he recommended.

Starting handbook for dreamers & doers alike!

As a public speaker, digital marketer, and a political pundit, I wish I had read this book years ago. This is a great book for budding authors, bloggers wanting to increase their readership, salespeople wanting to understand how to operate in this new digital noisy world we live in and executives in need of insights on how to lead in this new world.

Josue Sierra

Discover the Step-by-Step Process to Building an Audience Online—Without Getting Lost Along the Way!

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Featuring Our Proven Audience-Building Process

Inside Platform University, we give you the exact sequence you need to follow to grow your audience fast.

Our new step-by-step core curriculum will guide you from a humble beginner to an established expert with an engaged online following.


We won't throw a bunch of information at you and hope something sticks. Instead, we'll take you by the hand and walk you through this proven formula for success.

Spending just 30 minutes a day with this process can give you the influence, impact, and income you desire. But this process is only available to the students inside Platform University.

Meet The Dean of Platform University®

John Meese was one of the first Platform University students back in 2013, and quickly established himself as an up-and-coming platform-builder over before he became the full-time Dean of Platform University.

Using everything he learned inside Platform University as a student, John launched his own blog and podcast, built a dedicated following, and leveraged his relationship with his audience to sell online courses, coaching services, and software products—quitting his “day job” after less than a year on the scene.

Now he’s committed to helping other Platform University students achieve the same level of success—along with a list of hand-picked guest contributors that includes industry experts like Pat Flynn, Ray Edwards, and Bryan Harris.

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What Makes Platform University® Different?



We start with the basics, even though we know you already have a head start. That way, we can build a strong foundation together and progress towards more advanced material over time.



We believe your message matters, and deserves to be shared with the world. We’re committed to helping you succeed, and believe that we only succeed if you do first.



We learn from the best of the best, often flying industry experts in for studio interviews—but we are also practitioners ourselves, and teach from our own personal platform experience.



We leverage both full-time faculty and guest contributors to ensure you always have the best guidance available, no matter the topic.



We aim to set the standard on research-backed, high-quality content designed to give you measurable results. That's why we interview experts who have a proven record of success with their own online platforms.



As a member of Platform University, you never have to go it alone. Our student community is a thriving hub for like-minded individuals to share inspiration, encouragement, and support.

Who Is Platform University® For?

If you have a message that you feel called to share, yet lack the means to get your message out to the world on your own—Platform University is for you!

If you want to build a personal brand, or be known beyond your close circle of friends and colleagues for the insight you have in your industry—Platform University is for you.

If you’re a blogger, podcaster, or vlogger and you want help connecting the dots on the strategy behind everything you’re trying to do—Platform University is for you.

Finally, if you want to unlock your earning potential and build a business that supports your life (rather than the other way around)—Platform University is for you.

Real People, Real Success Stories

The Platform University® Advantage

You'll learn how to:

Find Your Voice

Clarify your message and discover the needs of your audience

Create Powerful Content

Wow your followers and consistently reach more people

Build Your Business

Discover how to generate a profit from your platform

Maximize Your Efficiency

Learn the habits, secrets, and techniques the pros rely on

Learn What Matters

Spend time on the strategies that yield results (and nothing else)

Accelerate Your Innovation

Easily follow the trends and new tech with walkthroughs and how-to's

Your All-In-One Learning Portal

Custom recommendations and an extensive content library are at your fingertips in an easy-to-use, built-from-scratch interface.

What Should You Expect?

Click below to view sample content from Module One of our core curriculum inside Platform University:


Enroll in Platform University®

When you enroll as a Platform University member, you get immediate access to our member’s area, which includes module one of our core curriculum along with a treasure trove of bonuses (and five years of legacy training) in the Platform University Learning Library.

This is content designed to help you clarify your message, maximize your productivity, narrow your toolset, grow your audience, and start generating revenue from your blog. What are you waiting for? Public enrollment ends soon.

Your Members-Only Treasure Trove of Bonuses

  • Map Your Message. This powerful PDF walks you through nine essential questions to help define your message and solidify your audience, even if you're starting from square one. ($97 Value)
  • Kiss Writer's Block Goodbye A ready-to-go workbook filled with sixty-five foolproof blog post ideas to take you from stuck to inspired in 60 seconds or less. With this, you’ll be writing more (and more often) in no time, without having to “push through”. ($97 Value)
  • The Platform Builder's Toolbox: 10 Essential Resources to Power Your Progress. In this PDF cheat-sheet, the Platform University team provides a curated list of 10 top platform-building tools and how to know if they're right for you. ($97 Value)
  • Get the Attention Your Message Deserves. This eBook outlines the top nine traffic-growth secrets from some of the best-known and most successful communicators in the world (including Tim Ferriss, Jon Acuff, and John Maxwell, among others). ($97 Value)
  • 7 Ways to Monetize Your Blog. This recorded workshop with Platform University’s Dean includes training on which monetization techniques are easiest to start with along with the pros and cons of each monetization strategy, so you’ll be generating income in no time. ($97 Value)
  • Access to The Platform University Learning Library Archive. You'll have access to an archive of five years worth of interviews with platform-building experts, coaching sessions with Platform University students, and training videos on topics ranging from podcast production to social media, along with everything in between. ($1997 Value)
  • Private Facebook Group for Platform University Students. Get the inspiration, encouragement, and help you need to succeed. Students who take full advantage of the community support have said that the group is worth the price of admission by itself. ($997 Value)
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The Platform University® “No-Brainer” Guarantee


After you join, you have a full 30 days to experience all that Platform University has to offer and decide whether or not to continue your membership. If you are not 150% satisfied, email and we will immediately issue you a complete refund of every penny you spent.

In other words, you have nothing to lose. This is truly a “no-brainer” opportunity!

Even after those first 30 days, you’re not in any kind of contract—just a month-to-month membership. So you can cancel at any time, if you’re not in love with Platform University.

But we’re confident that you will love Platform University. That’s why we make this so easy, we’re not really worried that you’ll want to leave.

Frequently Asked Questions

Platform University is a monthly subscription service. When you join, your credit card will immediately be charged $47. You will be charged again for $47 one month later, and then again every month for the duration of your membership. You can cancel anytime.

No. You are free to cancel your membership at any time—though we don't think you'll want to, once you join!

You will always find links to download audio and PDFs so that you can listen to and view the content at your leisure. Video files cannot be downloaded directly, however. Video content must be streamed.

Platform University is a vibrant community of like-minded individuals, passionate about sharing their message and helping one another on the path to success. In order to keep that conversation constructive, and reflective of the values that our members share, we've created some simple guidelines.

  1. You may disagree with other members. We welcome debate. However, we ask that if you disagree with someone, please do so in a way that is respectful.
  2. We reserve the right to delete your comments if you post something that is: (a) snarky; (b) off-topic; (c) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate Michael's sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (d) "spam," i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services. You may, however, post a link to your site or your most recent blog post.
  3. You retain ownership of your comments. We do not own them and we expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on this site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve Platform University from any and all liability that may result from those postings.
  4. You grant Platform University a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.

In short, the goal of Platform University is to host interesting conversations with caring, honest, and respectful people. We believe these simple rules will facilitate this.

You have full access to all the content released inside the membership during the life of your membership. However, if you cancel your membership, you will no longer be able to access that content.

When you join Platform University, you will immediately have access to the first module of our core curriculum and our entire learning library archive. That's a full five years worth of training material! In addition, you'll receive an invitation to our private Facebook group, where we host periodic live Q&As.

We recommend that you block out 30 minutes a day to work on your platform, and only spend one or two of those blocks consuming content inside Platform University. That's less than half of 1% of your week, but that small bit of time packs a huge punch. In that time, you can get laser-focused on the next right thing you need to do to grow your platform each week. You can stop feeling overwhelmed by what you're not doing. Platform-building takes time, period. But your membership will help you do it efficiently. You can learn a new skill on demand. You can download content and watch it on the go. You can ask a question that has you stumped and have answers from your fellow members within minutes. If you want to grow your platform quickly, you don't have time not to invest in Platform University.

You'll find content for every stage of platform-building, and it's always easy to understand. In fact, beginners benefit from learning exactly how to set up their platforms the right way, right from the start. That means if you're just starting out, you can avoid costly missteps and gain traction right away.

We want you to be completely satisfied with your Platform University membership. If you are not 150% satisfied with your experience, send us a quick email within your first month and we will immediately refund every penny you spent.

We are here to serve you. If you have further questions that have not been addressed here, please contact us at