Now, you can’t just make promises to your prospects about whether you are worth investing in. Creating a course online to sell is a great method of demonstrating your knowledge.
Teaching your topic will show the world that your expertise is unquestioned.
Online course development is just as essential as a website or business card for any entrepreneur, expert, or thought leader.
You can make your knowledge accessible to the global marketplace in the fastest and most efficient way.
This article will give you an overview of the ten major stages of creating an online course.
- Choose your perfect course topic.
- Make sure that your course idea has a high market value
- Create Magnetic Learning Outcomes
- Select your Course Content and Gather It
- Structure and Plan Your Modules
- Determine which of the following delivery methods is most effective and engaging for each lesson
- Filming, Recording, and Editing Your Online Course
- How to set up your online school
- Price your course and feed it into a larger education business model
- Launch & Ongoing Marketing
This is a partial list. It only gives an outline of the main milestones and provides tips along the way.
Choose the Perfect Course Topic
Your course topic has to be something you’re passionate about. It is obvious that you don’t love your topic. You will find your training boring and dull.
Make sure that your course idea is highly sought-after.
Can you name someone who would like to spend weeks making an online course and selling it to absolutely no one? Nope. We didn’t believe so.
Once you have decided on your topic for an online class, you need to run market research tests in order to verify if there is demand. Many course creators mistakenly think that if there is too much competition in their chosen topic, then the course they have created won’t be popular. This indicates that the market is highly likely for this course idea, and it’s worth looking into further.
Magnetic and Compelling Learning Outcomes
Learning outcomes should not be underestimated. This will make it difficult to create online courses and could potentially damage your reputation.
- Online courses allow students to transform their reality and envision a better future.
- Would you pay a lot of money for something you don’t know about? Yes, absolutely.
- Just because you understand what your course is going to give your students doesn’t mean they will. If students do not understand the HOW of your course, they will be less likely to enroll.
Select and Gather Your Course Content
This is the point where many course designers start to worry about falling into The Hole of Eternal Procrastination.
The main reason why we end up stuck here is often due to the sheer amount of information we have in our heads and all around us in books or on our hard disks, notepads, etc. The art of this stage is more than just what we should add to our course.
This is where your market research, and you’re learning outcomes, come back to life. Sort through your content piles and get rid of anything that is not directly relevant to achieving a learning result.
Structure your Modules and Course Planning
This stage is where you review all of your content. Now, organize your tips, ideas, and similar themes into modules. Next, order the lectures within those modules in a progressive and logical fashion so that they form a flowing sequence of lessons.