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: …

How to Choose an Online Learning Platform

How to Choose An Online Learning Platform: 5 Steps to Find the Ideal Tool

Choosing an online learning platform is like online dating. All the prospects say they’re the best. They only show their best angles. And checking out their online profiles doesn’t guarantee a good match. It could take you months, even years, to find The Right One. And making the wrong choice has dire consequences. Pick the wrong learning management system or LMS for your online course, and not only do you end up wasting time and …

creating online course from book

What You Need to Know About Creating an Online Course from a Book

So you published your first book, congratulations! Before you start your next book, I’d like you to stop for a moment and consider turning your book into an online course. You may be wondering. “I’m a writer! Why should I create an online course instead of writing my next book?” Let me explain. Over the last two years, I’ve published dozens of posts about writing and publishing a book. But these mediums only offer so …

The Case of the Missing Marketing Message

We’re back with another student hotseat. Meet Laura Linden, a consultant and coach in mindful business leadership guiding her clients in growing a conscious business. She joined the Course Builder’s Laboratory in October of 2015. Laura along with Mirasee coaches, Jessica, Lesley, Lindsey, Andy, Oleg, Darla, and her personal coach Lizzie discuss some challenges she’s faced in trying to launch her pilot course. They break down why her first offering did not get the response …

You Want to Create a Course, So Why Don’t You?

You’ve heard the hype. Everyone’s saying it, and you know it’s true: creating a course is one of the best ways to make money online. Just imagine what it would be like to have a product that gives your clients the same results you provide in person. You could help so many more people. Your impact and reach could be so much greater.

The State of Online Courses [INFOGRAPHIC]

On Thursday, we shared with everyone the results of our online course creation survey, The State of Online Course Creation [Industry Survey of 1,128 Entrepreneurs]. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, yet, here’s a link to it so you can get all the juicy details. However, for all you “All we want are the facts, ma’am” Joe Fridays out there (Dragnet anyone?), we had this snazzy infographic made up just for …

7 Warning Signs That Your Launch Might Burn You Out

Burnout – it’s something that has always been the dirty little secret of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and anyone else busting their ass to get a project finished on time. Up until recently, it was also something that no one really talked about. Chances were that everyone was going to experience it at one time or another, but it was a sign of weakness to admit that you were struggling with it. In fact, it …

From Dreaming to Doing: How to Go From Planning Your Online Course to Making Your Course a Reality

Imagine this: you’ve got a great idea for an online course. Maybe you have lots of great ideas, all chasing around in your brain. You’ve read blog posts on how to build your course, attended webinars, maybe even purchased some online trainings. Despite all that, though, your course just isn’t coming together the way it should. There’s something missing, something holding you back from making that course a reality.