As you know, I’m in the midst of building my first online course. And I’ve been reading, watching, learning, and taking notes—a lot. And just this morning while I was hunting for a link I saved about presentation slide design, I thought to myself, “you know, I wish I had this all in one list in one place.” And then it dawned on me—you guys might want that list, too!
So this morning I settled in and went through all of my links and listed out the ones I found the most useful on my journey as a first-time course builder. I put them in the order I used them while building my course.
Creating Your First E-Couse: A Link Roundup
- Get an overview of what you need to do to launch a course.
- Follow these great steps to brainstorm and plan out what your course will be.
- Watch the How to Create Your Udemy Course and learn about how to build an outline, get advice on what technology to use, and more.
- The next time you workout or commute, listen to this podcast to get tips on course building.
- If you want someone to keep you on track while you build your course, sign up for the 30-day “Just Ship It!” Challenge or set a deadline and tell your friends, family, and community.
- Once you have the outline finished, take a break and look into what hosting platform you want to use for your course.
- Check out other online courses to find examples of gorgeous sales pages with A+ content and start building your course sales page that has a pre-launch signup.
- Now that your sales page is up, consider what strategy you’ll use to build your pre-launch email list.
- Learn how to make gorgeous PDFs that your learners can download as workbooks, ebooks, or cheat sheets that they can fill out.
- Watch this TedTalk and get ideas on how to incorporate storytelling into your course— and make sure your student is the hero of the story!
- Learn how to make powerful in-person presentations that will up your game in online courses.
- Once your content is written, and before you head to the slides, learn how to design presentation slides and how to keep them simple and powerful.
I want this list to be organic. So if you find something that helped you and is not on this list, add it in the comments and I’ll add it to the list. Also, once your course goes live, add it in the comments—I know we’d all love to know how your journey went and what you made!