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Practical Advice on Creating an Online Course

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By Edited Jun 24, 2015 1 0

How to get started teaching online?

Beginner tips to online product creation

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Are you a teacher or a mother working from home? Are you good in something? Then don't waste it! Put it into good use by creating an online course for people. Here are some tips for you to get you started in teaching others online. Follow these tips and you won't feel burn out.

Teach something that you are passionate about:

This is by far the best advice I can give you to teach online. Why? When you are passionate about something which you want to teach, you won't feel frustrated about it. You would rather feel elated and happy about doing it as this can save you a great deal of time researching online for information. Not only that, your passion will drive you to create the best online course that no others created. This can give you an edge when promoting your online course. People will treat you as an authority in your niche when you produce something that truly helped them. When you have built royal student followers, you can always leverage and promote more of your products that can help your students. Is that all? Having a dedicated student following online can also help you out in your future online course promotions.

Structure your course:

A man, who fails to plan, plans to fail!

Planning your course outline is imperative to product a quality course online. A plan or structure will give a clear indication of what you are going to teach your students. Draw a mind map, do some doodles or do anything that can help you make out an outline of your course. Not only does this help you to be more organised, it also pinpoints areas that you knew but did not include in your course. Planning is a great way to recall and structure your knowledge.

Be creative!

Is the course you are teaching saturated in the online market? Then you would have to come up with better ideas of teaching your course. Make it more interactive by including eye catchy graphics and teach your lessons in an engaging manner. A good plan will go a long way in helping you achieve that.

If possible, buy the product the competitor is teaching and evaluate how they perform. If reviews on that product are available, read it and find the pitfalls of your competitor online course. Then use that as a guide in helping you create your best online product in your niche.

Be social: Be authoritative

Before even building your online course, make yourself know to your students. Create a brand new Facebook page, twitter page and join forums that are related to your niche and actively participate in them. This builds your online presence and makes you look like an authority in your niche. When your product is ready, these platforms serve as a great launching pad for your product. Since people trust authority, your chances of being successful in your first product launch will increase exponentially if you are social.
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