Does the idea of creating a course from scratch seem daunting to you?
So you have an idea for an online course. Perhaps it’s an idea you’ve had for some time, but you’ve never created a course before and the idea of creating a course seems daunting. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming, you can start where you’re at and do it bit by bit.
Here are 4 practical tips to help you get started.
But wait, before you get started on creating your course, have you checked if there’s a demand for your course? Please make sure you do this before you start creating content. If you skip this step – you may regret it.
Right, you’ve got your course idea, you’ve made sure there’s a demand for it, what’s next …
Tip 1. An easy way to create your course outline
Spend a couple of minutes writing each part of your course on individual post-it notes. Then rearrange the post-its into a logical sequence and add/delete any steps that you need to add/delete.
Tip 2. Decide what type of content you intend to offerWhat type of content do you want to offer on your course? Will it be as simple as sending them an email a day? Or do you want to cater to all of the different learning styles? Do you want to record videos? Create workbooks? Slideshows for live webinars? Do you want to offer additional support with Facebook communities or Slack groups? Consider all the things you can add to your course that add value for your course attendees. What will truly benefit your students the most? Here are a couple of examples for you to consider:
- Blog posts
- Audio files/podcasts
- Free consulting
- Live Q&A calls