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.