If you’ve heard about online courses and want to dip your toes in the pond to learn how to create an online course, this post is for you!
Want to watch a video version of this post? I’ve got you covered!
So you want to create an online course but aren’t sure where to start. It’s easier than it seems! Just keep these things in mind.
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Pick where you're going to host the course
To figure out the best place to host your course, you need to think about how you want to structure it. Hosting will look different if you want your course to be available all at once vs if you want it to be spread out over 6-8 weeks.
If you want a more DIY solution, you can absolutely host your course on your own website! If you’re using WordPress, there are plenty of plugins available to sell your courses. Just know that these plugins don’t work super well when your course has a lot of students in it. As you grow, the upgrade is probably worth it.
Hosting your course doesn’t have to be fancy! You can also send out links to unlisted Youtube videos or DropBox files. If you’re just starting out, you can use this method to test the waters before you use a larger service.
Create and Develop the Content
The content can be whatever you want it to be – all video, all text, all audio, or a mix of the three.
Most courses are taught using video, but it’s up to you to figure out the best way to convey the information you want to share for your audience. Don’t over complicate your stuff because you think you need more content – you’re giving value to your audience by teaching them what you know in the most efficient way possible!
Remember – you have to sell it
You do NOT want to spend hours creating a course that ends up never selling. So, while you’re making the course, build your audience! Create buzz around the course while you’re creating it and it’ll sell when you’re done.