How to Create an Online Course in a Week Like Us
Updated: Jan 23, 2020
If you didn't know, we are big on creating freedom in all forms. Freedom includes expression, time and location. It includes vision and action towards financial freedom. In our digital world, creating an online course is a no-brainer.
It's easy to see why learning how to create an online course and creating it is a smart move for you and your business. Once you create and market it, it gives you freedom and a piece of the e-learning business of $40 billion annually with growth estimated to be over 300+ billion dollars by 2025.
You are passionate about what you do in wellness, media, lifestyle, and/or travel. Social media and influencer marketing flows for you easily now. You are ready for the next level. At the same time, figuring out the tips, tools and technology to create an online course overwhelms you. You feel like it will take you forever to create an online course.
Creating a course doesn't have to be complicated or take a long time. What if you made a decision this year to create it? Imagine helping people with what you have learned. Think of all the ways you could be inspiring your community. You will learn insights into how to create an online course in a week like us.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, social media guru, traveler, you will be amazed at how you can create a course in a week too!
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I get how you feel in every way. I know what it is like to be overwhelmed, afraid and unclear. If you tend to overcomplicate and procrastinate, you will love How to Create an Online Course in a Week. The Five Step system will give you hope with how it sets you up for success.
1997-2003: Create educational courses with learning management systems for a credit union
2005: Work for NBC Apprentice TV show on marketing and trainings for large corporations
2006: Set up training binders for several departments for Oil & Gas major company
2007-2010: Set up online, hands-on, and training weekly events for >3,000 employees nationally
2010-2011: Implement brand new department & trainings with >5,000 global employees
2011-2016: Execute online & live trainings via various systems national for execs & CPAs
2015: I begin to figure out my style e.g. lifestyle, wellness, travel for the website & social media
2016: I set up strategy, structure & systems step by step & get new training to create online courses.
2017: First round of online courses & social media automation across FB, IG and Pinterest set up.
2018: Set up 12 themes for blog, podcast, and social media & consistent posting.
2018: Launch influencer marketing for lifestyle transformation (>10,000 influencers + 2500% ROI).
2019: Tying all above to IGTV, videos, lives for launches of courses & events with tips, tools & tech
I am sharing my history so you know where I came from and that I didn't arrive here on planet "creating courses". That's why I am so passionate about helping you create an online course in a week. I went through years of figuring it out, so you don't have to.
Create a Course in a Week
No matter what industry you are in, it is possible to share your passion with people and profit. With the online world, there are limitless ways you can monetize your message. I knew when I started creating online courses for our platform that I wanted to set you up for success.
This is why I love to include tips, tools and technology for health, wealth and business. You can create your courses like that too! The first thing you need to know about creating a course in a week is your roadmap.
You know your destination is creating a course in a. week. If you don't know your road map, you might get lost. With our lifestyle influencers and students, we include checkpoints and calls to action in the courses to generate results for you.
In everything I outline and do, I identify 3-5 major moves. With our online courses, we keep it focused to a 5 Step System. This keeps the courses clear, actionable and accountable. That's how we are able to teach you to create an online course in a week. That even includes your marketing and launch plan. Not to mention our monthly mastermind bonus & transformation tool kit!
5 Step System
3) Creation (Tips, Tools & Tech)
I include it all the outline, behind the scenes, and the exact tools to help you create the course.
Course in a Week Series on the Podcast
Overview for Creating Your Course
A great place to start is list out 1-4 things you love to share that create value and inspire others.
The next step is determine possible course names.
Ideas for what you love to share
Course ideas for what to create
Whether you are a wellness entrepreneur, lifestyle blogger, and/or traveler, the possibilities for topics are endless! Some things to think about include the type of online course you want to start with from the intro course to the monthly mastermind to the high-end three month or year-long course.
The next step might involve determining what handouts and tools you will include in your course. Another thing to think about is what part of the videos for course you will do face to face vs. behind the scenes.
I've got great examples with the How to Create an Online Course in a Week Freebies.
For the in a Week Courses, I knew I wanted to create face to face for the highlights, intros and outros. I outlined tips & tools to include. This included determining how to bundle the value in the course and integrate with an ongoing revenue stream like our Creation Club: monthly mastermind.
We love to create community live so we offer bundles that include live events and retreats too. You can create this too for your lifestyle business or lifestyle brand.
Yes, things adjust all the time. However, when the passion and purpose is clear it all becomes easier. I feel led by God and divinely inspired all the time.