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Creating and Teaching Online Courses

Online courses are all over the internet right now, and there are several good reasons for that. We are in the midst of an educational revolution the likes of have never been seen before. People anywhere can teach and learn on a huge range of subjects without traveling to a University or Conference to do it.

One of the fastest and most impactful ways to get your knowledge out to a global marketplace, so that you can make a bigger impact and potentially greater income, is to take the knowledge flying around in your brain and turn it into a lead-generating, income-producing, life-changing online course.

Tools for online courses

No matter what your area of expertise, you have probably put together a collection of knowledge and tips based on your education, training and experience. You may even already have presented a variety of in-person courses, seminars, workshops or speeches. Now it’s time to put your knowledge out on the web! You can help people by solving a problem, teaching them something they don't know or coach them to achieve their goals, all through the power of an online course.

Questions About Teaching Online

What if you aren’t a tech-savvy person or feel overwhelmed with the task of putting it all together? How do you adapt your course outlines, lectures, and homework assignments to a web-based educational environment?

How do you organize your material? Do you include the option of live presentation through the various webinar platforms, or keep it to an “evergreen” format, where students can access prerecorded material and begin their studies with you at any time?

How do you market and sell access to your courses, and how do you protect content that is meant to be accessible only to paid students? Do you need a separate website for your business, or is it possible to combine web hosting with a course hosting platform?

There are so many platforms being promoted these days, such as, for example, Rozuku, Teachable,  Kajabi, Thinkific, or even creating your own membership site to host your courses, it can be hard to know what option would be best for you.

Hi! I'm Joy...

I know how overwhelming it can seem, because I took on the task of organizing and producing online courses for a non-profit spiritual center and teacher where I was attending in–person classes. Starting as a volunteer with only a little bit of marketing experience and a previous career as a University Professor, I faced the brave new world of teaching on the web practically as a Newbie. But I learned fast, and am ready to share it all with you!

Web course creator Joy Nanda
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