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Why Time, Technology, and Marketing Shouldn’t Stop You From Becoming an Online Course Creator

You know you want it. A successful online course. A platform for you to share your wisdom and to change people’s lives. Your ticket to finally quit that day job or stop taking on clients just because you need the money. But what can you do? Besides the job (or clients), you’ve got a family and pets to take care of and a home to keep. You’ve checked online course creation out and the technology …

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5 Ways Course Builders Get Stuck (And 5 Ways to Get Unstuck)

What if I could reveal EXACTLY where and why (even smart people like you) get stuck before they’ve even built their first online course—and the two ways to level up so you never get stuck again? That would be pretty valuable, right? Over the next paragraphs, that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Get ready, Course Builder, to Level Up.  If everything goes well, I’ll change the way you think forever. Most online course creators …

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The State of Online Courses 2017 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Editor’s Note: The State of Online Courses is now The State of Online Learning. Read the 2018 report here. How are online entrepreneurs faring with online courses? As we’ve seen from our survey, the vast majority of them are interested in online courses. In fact, half have acted on that interest. But among those who have created and put out online courses, only a minority achieve their goals in terms of enrollment and income. Below …

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State of Online Courses 2017 (Industry Survey of 830 Entrepreneurs)

  Editor’s Note: The State of Online Courses is now The State of Online Learning. Read the 2018 report here. Is it just me or did online courses just become hot? In the last two months alone, I’ve seen three internet marketers launch training programs on how to create and sell online courses (I’m sure there were more who weren’t in my radar). And we’ve discovered that there are a gazillion online course platforms, learning …

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Essential Copy You Should Be Writing for a Successful Course Launch, Part 2: Launching with an Audience

This post is Part 2 in a series dedicated to copywriting for your online course launch. If you missed Part 1, which outlined essential copy for launching with no audience, you can catch up here. If you want to launch an online course, having an email list at your fingertips should make everything easier. You put a message out there, hundreds or even thousands of people read it, and they take action. Lo and behold, …

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Essential Copy You Should Be Writing for a Successful Course Launch, Part 1: Launching with no Audience

So you want to launch your first online course? I want to say… Congratulations! I mean it. You’d be amazed at how few people get this far. You’ve decided that you care about helping others and sharing your knowledge with the world— more than you’re scared of failure. Unlike most wannabe entrepreneurs who sit on their course ideas for years, you are determined to bring yours to life. There’s one catch, though. If you’ve been …

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6 Reasons Your Online Courses Are Turning Students Off

The global revenue earned from corporate online courses was expected to reach over $107 billion last year. This doesn’t even touch on distance learning outside the corporate training-sphere. Now, there is a right way and a wrong way to create online courses, and it’s clear that you want to do it the right way if you want a slice of the multi-billion dollar pie. If you’ve found yourself wanting to throw in the towel because …

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5 Mistakes That Can Doom Your Online Course Creation

What’s holding you back from creating your online course? Maybe you’ve been imagining all the many ways you might fail. Or maybe you’ve gotten burned when your “simple” course launch crashed. But what if you knew some of the potential pitfalls ahead of time? What if you could get your online course out of your head without any lingering fear? Before you allow your course creation dreams to fade away, read on. We’re about to …

10 Free Tools to Add Zing to Your Online Course

Online courses are a great way to transfer information or personal experience into a dynamic learning environment. That text block you call an ebook may be going stag to the Kindle party for eternity, but redesign the information for online consumption and you could find a whole new audience. Plenty of knowledgeable and talented folks have decided to teach courses to a virtual audience. Look no further than these stats from 2015 and it’s clear: …