Creating online courses is a great way of getting the knowledge out of your head and sharing it with an audience. It is how you can share your expertise with your people, and potential students who might need that knowledge.
But what is the best way to take that knowledge out of your head and create it into an online course?
Inside the Course Creator Circle resources area, we have a number of tools to help you with this activity– Monetise Your Knowledge Worksheet and Course Planning Sheets which are available for download if you’re a VIP Course Creator Circle Member.
There are a number of ways for you to monetise your expertise, but we’re particularly going to focus on courses.
Getting the knowledge out of your head through courses
In this journey, we’re going to start with you. What makes you different and what separates you from others within your field? These are the things you want to brag about. What makes people want to work with you? Do you have a unique way of doing something? These are the thing that you could possibly teach.
What do people refer to you for? Think about what they’re asking you for and what people send to you for. What is absolutely second nature to you? Don’t forget the basics because these are where people are going to start out.
Next, when we start to think about our audience, we’ve got to think about who needs our expertise. What questions are they looking at? Tools like AnswerThePublic allow us to look at topics that your audience is interested in.
The next thing you think about is the questions that you are being asked on a regular basis by your potential clients or with your current clients. These are great opportunities for you to create courses from these questions.
As a course creator, we break these questions into steps. Personally, when I work with people about creating courses, I talk about one course that leads to an outcome or action and then breaks down the outcome or the action into many steps which become modules and lessons. Just remember to give each student a win after every lesson.
When we start to put together our course into planning sheets, what we’re looking for is being able to guide our students from end to end. You can use post-it notes and planning sheets to plan out your course.
The big thing about getting your knowledge out of your head is understanding that through that process we might find five or six courses along the way. That’s a great thing because you’re able to plan and make sure that you can launch a course and have a membership opportunity as well.
The course creation journey is not as scary as you think. Once you start jotting down ideas, you will come up with more ideas. To end, one top secret is to use a tool like ClickUp where you can start putting all your course ideas and infrastructure into a plan and into a timeframe that you can use and implement
[0:40] How you take that knowledge out of your head and turn it into a course
[0:50] Monetise Your Knowledge Worksheet and Course Planning Sheets
[1:05] Monestising through online courses
[1:20] What makes you different from others in your field?
[1:48] What are the questions people are asking? Look at AnswerThePublic
[2:07] What are the questions you are being asked on a regular basis?
[2:30] One course that leads to an outcome or action
[2:55] Planning for your course
[3:10] What do we want students to know by the end of the course?
[3:50] Start implementing your ideas
[4:30] Use a tool like ClickUp when putting your ideas into a plan and timeframe
[4:50] Please subscribe to The Course Creators Circle Podcast
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