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How to Create an Online Course (Even if You Have NO Money to Spend)

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Do you have expertise in a specific topic that can benefit others? Are you looking to create and sell an online course?
In this presentation, I’m going to share the exact steps you need to take to make that happen.

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How to Create an Online Course (Even if You Have NO Money to Spend)

  1. 1. How to Create an Online Course (even if you have NO money to spend) WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  2. 2. Why Create an Online Course? WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  3. 3. It’s a great way to deliver value. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  4. 4. You can sell your online course while you sleep. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  5. 5. Online courses are easier to create than ever before. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  6. 6. 2019 Blog Content Calendar Spreadsheet Get my WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  7. 7. How to Create an Online Course? WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  8. 8. Step 1: Choose a Topic for Your Course
  9. 9. • Who is your ideal customer? • What problem(s) does he/she want to solve? • What struggles will he/she have when trying to accomplish their goal? • What relevant course can you create? • Ask your audience through surveys. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  10. 10. Step 1: Choose a Topic for Your Course Step 2: Do Your Research
  11. 11. Go to Google Search: “How to” content dealing with solving the specific problem you choose. • Goal/s: • See how others deal with the same problem. • Get ideas you didn’t think of WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  12. 12. Go to Google Search: Relevant stats to add to your course. • Goal/s: Makes your content valid. Evaluate other courses to see how they deal with the topic. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  13. 13. Step 1: Choose a Topic for Your Course Step 2: Do Your Research Step 3: Create Your Outline
  14. 14. Recommended general outline: • The Introduction: • Introduce your topic. • Give the “What” and the “Why” of the course. • The How-to: • Bulk of the course. (This is why they signed up.) • Take the time and teach them. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  15. 15. Recommended general outline: • The structure of each video: • Introduction - What will they learn from the course? • Actual content. • Review section. • What’s next: • Help them to solidify what they learned. • Give specific action steps to take. • Give them a homework assignment. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  16. 16. These are guidelines only. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  17. 17. These are guidelines only. Feel free to be creative and create something that works better for you. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  18. 18. Step 1: Choose a Topic for Your Course Step 2: Do Your Research Step 3: Create Your Outline Step 4: Create Your Course Videos
  19. 19. 1. Create your Slide Decks: • Be VISUAL. • Use royalty-free images to enhance the look of your presentation. • Don’t use a lot of texts. • paragraphs • Goal: visually reinforce what you are saying. • Use the right tools. • Powerpoint, Keynote (Mac only), Google Slides (Free) • 1 minute per slide: rule of thumb
  20. 20. 2. Record (and edit) your videos: • Recommended tools: • A good mic: Audio Technica ATR2100-USB. • Software options: • Screenflow (Mac-only) • Camtasia (Mac or PC) • Screencast-o-Matic (Free for up to 15 minutes) • iMovie • Adobe Premiere • Camera options: • webcam, your smartphone, or a DSLR
  21. 21. Step 1: Choose a Topic for Your Course Step 2: Do Your Research Step 3: Create Your Outline Step 4: Create Your Course Videos Step 5: Create Your Additional Resources
  22. 22. Create any additional resources that will accompany your videos. • Handouts • Assignments • Spreadsheets • Printables • Worksheets Goal: Simplify the process for your students. • Each resource should be useful in helping your students accomplish their goals. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  23. 23. Step 1: Choose a Topic for Your Course Step 2: Do Your Research Step 3: Create Your Outline Step 4: Create Your Course Videos Step 5: Create Your Additional Resources Step 6: Set up your course on Teachable or Thinkific
  24. 24. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM FREE No transaction fees. Limit: Only 10 students. PAID No transaction fees, better quizzes, and assignments, student management. iOS app, discussion system, more intuitive, better sales, and marketing features.
  25. 25. Now that your course is created, it’s time to get it out there so that you can make some money. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  26. 26. For a more in-depth training, check out the coaching club: WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
  27. 27. For a more in-depth training, check out the coaching club: becomeablogger.com/club/ WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM

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