If I open the internet, especially the Facebook, ads for online courses are all in my feed.
The truth is, I am happy about it.
It was that day when I got to scan the page and saw a sponsored ad on how to become a VA via an online course, and the rest is history. Thanks to my coach.
Online courses are an extension of offline school education. A great way to learn a lot of things, from cooking, language, designing, and the list goes on. Online learning is essential to my growth in this career I have taken. It helped improved my craft in writing and designs too. And, I am getting to know more about other things virtual via e-learning.
As we know many things are teachable, even though online.
This made information much accessible to everyone who wants to learn something new. Not only that, those people who have the skills can share. And make a profit by building an online course in specific disciplines.
I definitely understand that we are looking at this in the light of earning. Yes. We can earn by creating an online course. But, let me remind you that it does not happen overnight.
Correct, and lot of perseverance will take you there.
If sharing what your skills are what you love to do, this will not be so painful. Instead, it would be an enjoyable journey.
Here are the shortened steps on how to start an online e-course.
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Step 1: Think of what you can and want to share.
First, decide what you are able to share and want to share. Logic will tell us that someone can’t teach if they got no knowledge about something. It is best to take time to ponder on the best things that you can share with anyone.
Step 2: Outline your Content.
Once you have figured out the best topic, it is time to move the next step – outlining. Creating an outline makes the task easier.
Start with the lesson title, the order of the contents up to the specific details that will fit the course. Then, see how you can group the lessons together to form modules.
Step 3: Write the Content.
This is the more specific and detailed part. You need to write everything about the lessons. Break each lesson into sections. Organize the write-ups in such a way that it is readable and easy to understand.
Step 4: Design and Branding
Since you already got the idea of the course that you will teach, the next thing to do is to dress up your brand. Always consider that the looks of the course match everything. It is important to be consistent with your brand. Remember to make it look professional and with great quality.
Step 5: Choose the best method to teach the Lessons.
Pick the best method that the lessons will be used by your students. The video is a popular medium since it has the audio and visual component that is also vital in learning. But, audio and written-only courses are another way of sharing the lessons with your students.
Step 6: Accessibility of the lessons to your students
You can choose from a variety of ways to make the lessons available to your students.
For videos, you can use YouTube and Wistia.
For audios, Soundcloud is also a good option.
Now, it does not end there, you also need to choose a platform for hosting your course. Teachery is something you can use.
For written-only course, Mailchimp – delivering series of emails for each lesson.
Step 7: Targeting your Market
The interesting part. Yes, because we are almost there! So, getting to this point would only mean that you have built the course. It is about time to appeal to your target market.
Tap the right audience.
Now that you know who your market is, think about their capacity to pay the price of the course. Feel your audience, how is this course impact them? If this will make a lot of benefit for them, how much are they willing and able to spend? Answering these will help you come up with the right pricing.
Step 8: Launching
Finally! It is available for the buy! Tell your audience about it and direct them to the right place to get the course.
Online learning to the different course that interest us is a good way to kick off. From there, we can build our own set of knowledge that we can share with anyone at a certain price.
In this kind of business, credibility is very important. We need to make the learners confident. Online courses must be taught by someone who got what it takes—proven track records.
Well, it not really hard to do, if we want to take this route in earning money online, no problem. Just learn and be the best in what you do. Good standing is earned in what we do. The works you have done will tell your audience that you are you’re their time, effort and money.
So, if you have been learning and have been the best of it. Sharing or teaching then it’s about time to build that online course.