Here are 3 ideas you can use to create your online course today.
Help your clients grow and inject cash into your small business.
You know that an online course is a powerful tool for a small business owner or a solopreneur. You know that it not only helps establish your expertise in your market, but it can also expand your audience by the thousands.
Not only that, but it’s a way to deliver content to your clients as well as your potential clients. Additionally, should you have a successful online course, then you will create raving clients who will in turn tell others about your amazing content. As a result, this will lead to other opportunities for you to expand and grow your business.
Still not sure? Check out 7 Ways An Online Course Impacts Your Small Business.
There’s virtually no downside to creating an online course, masterclass, or workshop.
Except the actual creation of it.
If you don’t consider yourself an online course, masterclass, or workshop creator, you may think that the amazing benefits are out of your reach, but even those who have great difficulty do have options.
Look at what you already have.
This easy and popular option makes use of the hundreds or even thousands of pages of content you’ve already created, so there is almost no writing involved. You may need to edit your pieces in order to create a smooth flow and to update ideas, but other than that, you already have a book ready to go using the content that’s on your blog.
And before you go down the path of self doubt, “Why would anyone pay for a book that is pulled from my blog?” know this: People LOVE simplicity and ease. People will pay for information that is organized in a way that makes their life easier, even if that same information is available for free elsewhere.
In fact, personal story time: a few years ago, I wanted to prepare little one for kindergarten. I found an amazing website called Confessions of Homeschooler. All of Erica’s stuff is available FREE on her website, but I did not have time to go to each individual blog post to download her wonderful content, so I purchased the kit and everything else was easy.
At the end of the day: Time is Money or in my case, precious learning time with my kiddo.
Use Private Label Content.
Not enough content to compile together to create an online course? No problem. There are companies such as All Private Label Content that specialize in creating content you are allowed to license and use as your own. It’s called private label rights contents, or PLR, and (depending on who you buy from) it’s high quality, well researched content that makes the perfect jumping off point for your next book.
Two things you need to know about PLR: First, because it’s sold to more than one person, it’s important that you edit the content to adapt to your voice, your unique view of the industry, and to include heaps of your personality. Second, you cannot use PLR to publish a book on Kindle, as this is a violation of their terms of service.
Not sure where to find VETTED and QUALITY PLR companies? Check out this list of The Best PLR Sites.
Hire the Work Out.
Want an online course that will reflect nothing but good for your company? Do you lack the time to create a quality online course because you are busy paying attention to your clients? Hire a professional online course, masterclass, and/or workshop creator. It will bring you clients, expand your audience reach, and even attract the attention of bigger companies. But it can’t do any of that if you don’t have an online course in the first place. So take one of these ideas and get your online course created.
You won’t regret it.
Dr. Melissa Halstead helps small businesses and soloprenuers create, develop, and launch online courses, workshops and masterclasses so they can inject more cash into their business. Book a Power Session today.