Like I’ve mentioned in my post about Doing Voice Overs to Make Money Online, not all ways of making money online works for everybody. It’s just like in the “Real World” where for instance when you don’t know anything about electricity, I wouldn’t suggest you do electrical work. It could cost you your life. I wouldn’t let a builder work on my car. The same online. Do a deep dive into what you can do. What you’re interested in. Don’t just grab anything because you’re desperate and want to make money.
In the online world you also need one thing extra when starting a business or making money online, and that is DETERMINATION. If you don’t have that, stop now, you’re never going to make money online. Sorry, but that’s just the truth.
Another is to put helping people or the interests of others before making money. Don’t go in with a selfish, all about me and just me attitude. That will not get you far in making money online. And especially when you’re thinking about creating online courses. Stop… Think… Are you going to just do it to make money or are you really doing it to help people? When your heart is to help people and the money coming with it is just a bonus, then chances are great that you’ll be successful.
But the good news is that if you use what you can learn (from other people’s courses) and are determined to make a success, you can make it big time.
Learn more about How to become an instructor and make money selling your courses by reading further.
Warning about becoming an instructor and make money selling your courses
I love the way Danny Iny says in his Course Builders Bootcamp that when you create a course, you should realize that this is not a get rich quick scheme. Although selling courses online can be very lucrative, you have to realize that for about the next six months you might not make any money with your course yet.
Please keep this in mind and don’t quit your day job when you start creating courses. Although you can make a lot of money on your amazing course, you have to follow a certain path to get to that point. It’s going to take hard work, dedication and pushing through.
You don’t just create a course and put it online and the next morning money starts pouring in. Even before you create your course, you have to do research. You have to find out if your course will sell before you create it. You actually have to find your audience even before you create your course and learn from them what they need. Don’t just create a course on what you think people want.
My best advice is to buy a course on creating courses like
According to me Sarah is thé expert online on course creation. If you follow her around, you’ll see she truly knows about creating and selling online courses successfully. She has a heart for helping people.
A great place to start is Create Your Course: Free 5 Day Challenge
Best news is that if you become a member for only $47 per month you have access to 40+ of her courses too.
What do I create a course on?
What are you great at?
Are you the next Picasso and would love to teach people how to paint? Or how about teaching people how to draw characters that looks realistic with Clip Studio Paint?
What about cake decorating or amazing make up skills that you want to teach other women?
Or are you great at English and have a great way to teach people how to know which witch is wich. Or not to mention how many people are using your instead of you’re in sentences.
Or are you great at math and want to teach a certain grade math?
Whatever you’re good at and you would love to teach other people how to do it.
The sky’s the limit along with your imagination.
Here are just a few more ideas:
- Anger Management
- App Development
- Art or drawing
- Body Language
- Chiropractic Care
- Event Marketing
- Event Planning
- Exercise Programs
- Goal Setting
- Package Design
- Presentation Design
- Public Speaking
- Referral Marketing
- Affiliate Marketing
- Cyber Security
- Decision Making
- Learning Styles
- Law of Attraction
- Breaking through
- Writing Books
- Writing Posts
- Copy Writing
- Mental health
- Mentoring Skills
- These are just a few ideas, there are more and more and more….
Creating courses that sell
Don’t just upload any course because you have a place and an opportunity to do so.
Do your homework. It does not help you create a course in “How to befriend a Martian” and no one will buy it because they don’t have contact with any martians.
Again, sign up for Kim’s course, Online Course Instructional Design as mentioned above. You need your foundation to be right. You need to create courses people will buy and not just courses for the sake of creating them.
Does Courses Really Sell?
If you create amazing courses you will reach a point where you don’t even have to promote your courses any more. People will talk and tell each other about your courses, but for you to reach that point, you have to create an amazing course first.
Pricing your course correctly is also very important. Don’t sell yourself short, but don’t be ridiculous either.
I don’t want to be on camera, what can I do?
Honestly, I want to tell you here that people will trust you more when they can see you or get to know you, but if you seriously don’t want to be on camera, take a look at our page on Tools We Use. You don’t have to be on camera if you don’t want to. There are lots of video creation software available for you to use.
There you will also learn about great video editing software as well.
2 Free guides on Course Creation
With the following 2 free guides:
- 20 (plus 10) Tools for Course Creation
- 5 Minute Guide to Course Creation
You can start off knowing a bit more than you do now. Get your two free guides here.
Platforms to host your course?
Here is a list of platforms you can host your course:
Thinkific has been around for many years and if you feel that you would rather go with them, please remember there is a free trial and thereafter you’re going to pay monthly fees whether your course sells or not.
They have amazing support and share lots of advice for you to help you be successful in selling your course.
You can also take a look at this course, Teach Your Concepts with Thinkific.
Teachable has been around even longer than Thinkific and they also share lots of information on how to be successful. There you also pay a monthly fee as well as a percentage for payment fees, depending on the package you choose
Courserious is something completely different from the ones above. Basically you pay a one time fee and you can upload your courses and sell them. You don’t pay any further monthly fees and you don’t share commissions. You also get 100 pre-made courses, which are only eBooks.
You can take a look at what a Courserious site looks like and the pre-made courses here on my Courserious MajestiX Academy. Only thing wrong, where are the sharing buttons? No way to add them.
Want to learn of more platforms to upload your online courses? I recently did a post with over 20 platforms you can upload and sell your online courses.
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