In recent year, the online course market has become saturated due to the influx of more and more courses coming up in the Internet.
Due to this customers have many courses to choose from when looking online to learn a particular skill. However, even though this market looks like it has no potential, there is still some ways in which we can make money through Online Course.
To achieve success in this, go through the steps provided below;
1. Market Research:
The first step to undertake is to do a market research. You should not waste a lot of time creating a course that no one will buy. You want to choose a course that people are not only willing to learn but are ready to pay to learn that particular skill.
2. Choose the Course Topic and Create an outline
From the market research that you have conducted, make a list of skills you can teach according to the research you just did. How can you help others learn a skill, hobby etc. Choose a topic that is different and has not been taught before. It can be a very niche topic. A course is very detailed so you need to organize your course. This can be in terms of modules and lessons. A module will incorporate the subject, with the lessons providing the details of that subject. The course outline needs to be very detailed covering all the aspects of the course.
3. Lesson delivery and Creating the Lessons
You have to decide on what kind of teaching method is best for what you are trying to teach. It can be in the form of text, video, worksheets, audio, and any other format that can be used to teach. The most time-consuming aspect of creating an online course is creating the lesson. Make sure you include everything in the lesson. Proofread your text lessons and watch your videos to make sure there are no errors or glitches.
4. Choose how You will Sell Your Lesson
A website is a good way to host and deliver your lesson. You can also make use of online course service such as Udemy and SkillShare. You will have to look at their pay options to see if they benefit you. The advantage of these services is that you only have to upload your course and they take care of marketing and selling. The disadvantage is that they will charge you for their services. You can also use services such as Teachable or Ruzuki, that offer you the option of self hosing with the ease of getting benefits of marketing and selling. Once you’ve chosen your platform, upload your course. You can also customize your course by adding a logo or colour scheme if the platform allows.
5. Market Your Course
You need to create a good marketing plan to find your customers and entice them. Though platforms can market the course for you, you need to market yourself to get more customers. Good options to use are social media, PPC advertising and Ads.
6. Keep Your Course Information Up-to-Date
Finally, you need to ensure that your course is up to date. You need to keep checking your course to ensure that your course information is current and relevant. Out-dated information can result in bad reviews.
Creating and selling online courses can be very profitable if you’re able to provide good and useful course to the right people. While it can take time to create all the lessons in your course, it can be a source of continuous revenue for you if you do venture into this avenue.