Last week I wrapped up planning, building, and launching an online video course that I created in 10 days as part of Gumroad’s Small Product Lab challenge. It was an amazing experience, a lot of fun, and some serious hard work.
This week, I’m working hard to wrap up the videos for the third and final module I’ll be updating the course with soon, but I just found out that I was one of five People’s Choice winners from this latest challenge. Super cool!
I’m really excited about both the quality and content I was able to create with my course, which walks you through the process of how to build, launch, and sell your own short online course, but I also had a ton of fun being apart of the challenge’s awesome Facebook group and online community! It was amazing to see so many diverse, creative projects and connect with a lot of great folks! I highly recommend participating in the Small Product Lab challenge. You can sign up now for the next one, which’ll be in a few months.
My course is called Expertise to Income: How To Sell Your Skills With a Short Online Course, and it currently has 25 high quality video lectures, over 2 hours of content, and a PDF guide. I’ll be expanding it (and increasing the price) shortly. Here’s what it covers:
Section I: Tap Into Your Expertise
Lesson 1 – Generating short online course ideas that sell
Action Step: Brainstorm a big list of ideas
Lesson 2 – Testing your ideas and gauging your audience
Action Step: Gather research and get feedback
Lesson 3 – Finding your unique angle
Action Step: Pick a title and narrow your focus
Lesson 4 – Deciding on your course’s format
Action Step: Pick your content types and approach
Lesson 5 – Outlining Your Course
Action Step: Go ahead and outline your course
Section II: Build Your Course
Lesson 1 – The course creation workflow
Lesson 2 – Creating scripts for each short lesson
Action Step: Starting writing your scripts
Lesson 3 – Quality recording hardware on a tight budget
Lesson 4 – Free software for audio, video, and image creation
Lesson 5 – Recording your lesson audio
Lesson 6 – 6 Tips for getting a great audio recording
Action Step: Record audio for your first lesson
Lesson 7 – Editing your audio
Action Step: Edit your first lesson audio
Lesson 8 – Creating visual slides for your videos
Action Step: Create slides for your first lesson
Lesson 9 – Recording video of your PowerPoint slides
Lesson 10 – Editing it all together into video (two ways)
Action Step: Create your first lesson video
Section III: Promote, Launch, and Sell Your Course –
Here’s a sample video of the first lesson!