To-do list to create online courses
Not everyone has the same needs when they are just getting started to create online courses.
Some people know exactly what will be the topic of their course, others not yet, but already have an interested audience.
Therefore, the sequence of actions of a to-do list may not work the same for everyone.
You have to identify where you are in the process and go to the part that is most valuable to you.
Win each step, on your own rhythm, and before you know it your course will be ready.
You have millions of ideas but can not decide which one to pursuit?
Try to find one that meets the following three factors:
- Your knowledge
- Your passion
- A Profitable Niche
The first two points are quite obvious, since you need to master the subject that you will teach and enjoy talking about it, after all you can spend years doing this.
The third point refers to profitability of your business.
Find a specific niche can help you get more revenue than address a very broad topic.
Once you have an idea for your course, it is important for you assess market demand before you invest any time or money to create it.
The good news is that the internet has made it extremely easy to validate your business idea before you start to create online.
Other simple methods to find out if there is a demand for your course are:
- Make a survey through your social networks;
- Join forums related to the topic of your course and see if people comment on the subject (pay attention to what they are talking about);
- Post related content on your blog and pay attention to which posts attract the most visitors;
- Conduct interviews with people who fit your target audience profile to learn more about their challenges and desires.
When you finish this step you will know if it is worth continuing with your idea or you need to find another niche.
Until a few years ago, creating quality online courses required expensive equipment and professional help.
Currently, you can make your course with tools you already own and free software available on the internet.
Start by outlining your course content to get a complete curriculum for your course, organized into sections and lectures.
To help develop the content, read our article with tips to create online courses.
Our most successful courses include video lessons, so you should consider using this feature.
To record quality videos at home, check out the tips listed in the following posts:
- How to create great video lessons
- How to record videos at home (part 1)
- How to record videos at home (part 2)
To create online courses that are attractive to the students, more differentiated resources you employ better.
Vary your classes using slides, videos, tutorials, quizzes and everything else you find interesting.
Hosting the course
Course ready, you will need an online learning platform to host it and make it available to your audience.
An elearning platform is a software like Coursify.me, configured to host your material and be a classroom for your students.
Complete Learning Management System (LMS), the Coursify.me has all the features for those who want to create online courses, such as integration with YouTube, Vimeo and Dropbox.
It is very simple to upload your content to the platform, and through it you can also chat with your students, manage enrollment, receive payments and more.
To understand what is an online platform and if this is the best option for your course, read the following articles:
- What’s an eLearning platform
- Benefits of a LMS for distance learning
- What’s better: hiring an online platform or creating one
If still in doubt, you can simply access the Coursify.me website and try it, it is easy and fast.
Complete hosting platform for online courses, the Coursify.me is already used by over 450 users and attend businesses and professionals in more than 60 countries.
If you need help, our team is at your disposal.