Have you ever thought of creating an online course? You should! As we all know, everything has changed in our lives and businesses over the past few weeks. Now, those who have been easily earning income are suddenly struggling, new industries are popping up online and everyone is working to make the new reality work.
Now, business owners are searching for new ways to make an income. Without the ease of face-to-face networking, some are finding it a challenge. But, the good news is that most businesses can find success online – and one of the best ways to grow is to consider building an online course.
Online courses have grown to a $1.7 billion business over the past few years, and that number is expected to continue to increase. The topics of courses span everything that you can imagine, so I am sure that there is a course that you could create based on the knowledge that you have today.
There are several steps to creating an online course that we will cover in another blog, but let’s get to the basics here. The first thing for you to know is that to be successful, you needn’t create a long or detailed course. In fact, the best sellers are often just 3-5 modules, totaling less than 5 hours of content.
When deciding what to create for your online course, consider what you are an expert at that can help others. Are you amazing at creating perfect candied apples? Writing content or poetry? Doing yoga? The options are endless.
What is true is that you will need to create video content for your online courses. depending on the platform that you decide to use, you can upload your videos right into your course. Simply add .pdf’s and resources and you are ready to launch.
Of course, marketing comes next, and this may be a little oversimplified, but the point is that it isn’t hard to create something that you can “sell” in an online course and that will sell itself while you enjoy your holidays, vacations and sleeping. Or while your business is in this new reality of quarantine.