The conundrum of translating the wealth of knowledge nestled in your mind into a teachable format is a common hurdle for many aspiring course creators. You’re not alone in this quest. As you stand on the brink of this educational expedition, consider yourself a pioneer, charting a course through unexplored realms. 

Being a Thinkific Approved Expert has allowed me the privilege of guiding numerous educators through this very process.

Let’s dive into some of the strategies we use to get that knowledge out of your head into a course you can teach.

Start with Your Expertise

Let’s kick things off with the basics. When diving into course creation, tap into what you know like the back of your hand. Identify those topics that you can effortlessly teach—it could be anything from your professional expertise to your personal passions. Trust me, starting with familiar territory sets a solid foundation for your course creation journey.

Common QuestionsYou Get Asked

Then turn your attention to the questions that follow you everywhere you go. Whether it’s inquiries at networking events, during coaching sessions, or from customers in your shop, these questions are golden nuggets for course content. Pay attention to recurring ones—they offer valuable insights into what your audience wants to learn from you.

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify

One cardinal rule of course creation is to keep it simple. Avoid the temptation to overwhelm your students with complex concepts. Instead, focus on delivering tangible wins at every step of the journey. Break down your course into digestible modules, each with its own set of achievable milestones. Remember, small victories keep learners motivated and engaged.

Choosing Your Teaching Style

Are you comfortable in front of the camera, or do you prefer to share your expertise through written guides? Consider incorporating a mix of teaching methods, such as video tutorials, PowerPoint presentations, and interactive quizzes. Your teaching style should resonate with your audience and align with your strengths as an educator.

Execution and Platform Selection

With your content strategy in place, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to work. Set aside dedicated time for recording and creating your course materials. As for the platform, I can’t recommend Thinkific enough—it’s been my go-to choice since the creation of my courses. With its user-friendly interface and robust features, Thinkific provides everything you need to bring your course to life.

Marketing and Monetisation

Once your course is ready to launch, shift your focus to marketing and monetisation. Promote your course through various channels, from social media and email marketing to partnerships and collaborations. And don’t forget to leverage resources like my Monetise Your Knowledge Worksheet to maximise your earning potential.

Creating your first online course may seem daunting, but it’s entirely achievable. Start by harnessing your expertise, listen to your audience, and keep things simple yet impactful. Remember, the journey of course creation is as rewarding as the destination. So dive in, get creative, and watch your course come to life!


Resources Mentioned

Are you ready to put your course out into the world?

The Course Creators Circle Course Creation Guidebook is the resource for taking your idea from concept to reality. 

Whether you’re a novice creator or an experienced entrepreneur, this guidebook will equip you with the know-how to create and launch your course successfully.

With workflows, step-by-step instructions, checklists, and strategies to help you get the ideas out of your head and into a tangible format, The Course Creators Circle Course Creation Guidebook will guide you along your course creation journey.

Get insider insights into the best course creation practices and dive deep into topics such as course planning, course structure, marketing your course, and more.

The Course Creation Guidebook is the brainchild of Thinkific-approved Expert and Ideas Strategist Linda Reed-Enever and it is jam-packed with everything you need to create a course that rocks.

Stop dreaming about your idea and start putting it into action and create that course.