Pin now and check out these 7 Tips for Creating Online Courses that Make Money. If you’re going to invest your time and money in the tools needed to create and sell online courses, you want to make money off them. It’s a no brainer. No one wants to create an online course expecting profit and make zero dollars. So, I am going to share 7 tips that can help you create online courses that make money. First, let me tell me what I won’t cover in this post and why. I’m not going to cover all the phases of content design or what you should do in each phase. I have covered that information in a previous post about instructional design. You can review the post here or download the 5-step instructional design blueprint below for step-by-step directions on how to design great content for your online course.
Tips for Creating Courses that Make MoneyNow, let me tell you about the 7 tips I believe can help you create online courses that make money.
Tip 1: Define Your Value PropositionBefore you sit down to write any content, you should to take a little time to consider what your Value Proposition for your course is. Your Value Proposition should answer these three questions.
What problem will you solve for your ideal client?
- How to create an online course that makes money
- How to grow traffic with Pinterest
- How to potty train a toddler
What benefits will your clients get from buying and taking your course?
Why should they buy from you and not someone else?
Tip 2: Begin with the End in MindAt the start of building your course, you should consider what the learner will be able to do or take away from the training. Many online courses fall short in this area and ramble on about a topic. They often talk about the ‘what’ but not the ‘how’ of a particular subject.To ensure that your online course covers both the ‘what’ and the ‘how’, think about what your learners should be able to do after completing the training. Then, write your learning objectives to match those actions.Here are some example learning objectives which cover the ‘what’ and the ‘how’:
- Create an engaging online course using the 5-Step Training Checklist.
- Increase Pinterest traffic using Tailwind Tribes.
- Potty train your toddler in 5 days with the Potty Training Sticker Chart.