If you want to create a course but aren’t sure how to go about it, this video is for you.
Over a year ago, I created a course, and I want to share my experience because I have some tips that will help you rocket through your course creation process.
You might know that I created Create Passive Income with eBooks. It’s an eight module video course with downloads, PDFs, audio, video and bonus modules.
Now, you might be wondering, “How did you know how to do all of that?”
There's always two ways you can go about doing anything in business:
1- DIY/ The hard way
You can just get in there, roll up your sleeves and figure it out the hard way, make mistakes, learn along the way.
2- Shorten your learning curve and hire a mentor or teacher to help you do it quicker.
I often find, not only does it pay for itself, but it saves you money because those mistakes are not cheap.
This is exactly what I did. In this case, my teacher for course creation was David Siteman Garland of The Rise to the Top. I took David’s Create Awesome Online Courses and followed his step by step process exactly in order to validate, create and sell my course.
If you want to find out how to create an awesome course the easy way, sign up for David's cheat sheet, and he's going to tell you everything about it.
My preference and recommendation with just about everything in business is always to invest in a teacher or mentor that's going to help you do things quicker, better and save you heaps of frustration.
Regardless of whether you hire a mentor or teacher, or you decide, do it the hard way and figure it out yourself, the truth is that when you release that first version of your course, you're going to have to iterate. Meaning, it's never completely done the first time you release it because there's a lot you just can't figure out ahead of time. You got to put it out there and see what your students and clients are going to think about it. Their feedback will be instrumental to your revisions.
Another recommendation that I would add; be willing to improve it along the way. Add bonus modules for your students and maybe re-film parts of it that you think could be improved, or add bonus worksheets. That's something that I love doing for my courses because we can always improve. In order to be there for my clients and customers, those additions are important and need to be done. That's what I would suggest you do with your course as well.
Before spending a dollar making any of it, use this cheat sheet to figure out if this a good idea or not, which is the most important thing. I'm a big fan of David’s work and also an affiliate for his program. Click here to see when it’s open for enrollment. I highly recommend it.
If you’re planning on creating a course soon, I’d love to hear what it’s about! Leave a comment below and let me know.
3 thoughts on “How to Create an Awesome Online Course (the easy way)”
Sylvie, I’m trying to create my own Work/Life Balance course, but at this point, I’m just trying to build an audience. Video seems to be the most engaging way to gain an audience, but I have a lot of fears about putting myself online. I have seen some people who are clearly desperate just for attention and it’s a real turn-off. Any advice for those of us who are scared of turning people off in the same way?
I totally get that! Anytime we start something new, resistance and fear are pretty common. Your subconscious wants to keep you safe so the instinct is to hold yourself back for fear of being criticized or coming off like the people you mention that you didn’t resonate with.
My advice is a nutshell is:
a) choose whatever medium you prefer- if that’s video, great! But if you think writing would be easier to start with, do that.
b) just start and know that you’ll only get better the more you do it.
c) accept the fact that there will be critics at some point and that’s ok! Have you liked every movie your favorite actor has been in? Probably not and I’ll bet he doesn’t lose any sleep over that 🙂
d) read this book: http://amzn.to/2frXrbd
Hope that helps and thanks for commenting 🙂
Thanks! Could you redo the link you gave for the recommended book? It simply takes me to the Amazon home page. I really appreciate your encouragement. Keep up the great work!