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That's probably what comes to your mind when you think about what online course creators must do.
But that's actually just a small part of what's involved in creating a great course.
To create a transformational learning experience for your students and a profitable business for you, you need to wear 3 hats:
Before you can teach, you need students. Ideally, the right ones who are a great fit for your course.
And that means consistently publishing content that draws people into your world and subscribes them to your email list so you can get them excited to join your course.
At the core of every online course is the transformation it creates for the students.
But course creators not only have to be excellent teachers who bring the curriculum to life with stories, metaphors, and exercises. They also need to entertain.
Every live session has to sell your students on attending the next one.
Creators often underestimate the operational part of running an online course.
In David Perell's words, "You want your students to be challenged, but never confused."
Creating a great student experience involves many small tasks you’re probably not thinking about right now.
I know, this is a lot to handle! And that's why I created Course Creator Lab.
This site is a free resource to help you build a transformational, profitable online course.
Ask yourself: What is the biggest bottleneck right now to taking the next step on your journey? Where are you stuck?
- If it's marketing your course, jump to this section and get help on audience building, marketing strategy, and copywriting.
- If it's teaching your course, jump to this section and get help on curriculum, facilitation, and how to create transformation for your students.
- If it's managing your course, jump to this section and get help on tools, operations, and hiring.
You'll also find my recommendations for courses and communities to help you develop crucial skills and meet like-minded people in the online education space.
And if you're ready to hire support, check out the job board. You can post a job opening our browse through available freelancers to help you with copywriting, marketing, strategy, course management, videos, and more.
That's it! Dive in and have fun!
Who is Course Creator Lab made for?
This site is made for course creators who...
- Prepare to launch a course for the first time and need support
- Want to scale their course and and take it to the next level (e.g., outsourcing activities they've been doing themselves)
- Care about their students and the transformation they provide
And for freelancers and creatives who...
- Are passionate about online education and keen to elevate the whole industry
- Want to help a course creator and their students succeed
- Are life-long learners and always looking to improve in their profession
Resources to help you build an audience, connect with your ideal students, and sell your course.
Actionable templates to help you create the assets you need to launch your course.Course Landing Page TemplateContent Calendar Template
A collection of swipe-worthy copy to inspire and help you create your own.Course Names Sales & Landing PagesEmails
Short, 1-min-read essays with practical tips and strategies. Look out for the must-reads.Atomic Essays on Marketing & Copywriting
Resources to help you nail your transformation, create a killer curriculum, and deliver it with confidence.
Actionable templates to help you create the assets you need to launch your course.Coming soon
Short, 1-min-read essays with practical tips and strategies. Look out for the must-reads.Atomic Essays on Teaching & Facilitation
Resources to help you launch and run your course without overwhelm, so you can give your students the transformative experience they desire while you reap the rewards you deserve.
Actionable templates to help you organize all moving pieces and make sure nothing falls through the cracks.The Savvy Course Creator ChecklistDecisions to make before you launchAssets you need to launch
Connecting course creators with the copywriters, designers, course managers, virtual assistants and others who want to help them succeed.Job Board
Short, 1-min-read essays with practical tips and strategies. Look out for the must-reads.Atomic Essays on Operations & Hiring
Courses & Communities for Course Creators
Over the last years, I've taken countless courses, run courses myself, supported students as an alumni mentor, and helped other course creators get unstuck.
Currently, I'm the Head of Marketing at Forte Labs where my mission is to help more people build a Second Brain for themselves, through books, courses, and community.
Having felt the truly life-changing effect of online courses myself, I know the impact that course creators, like you, can have if you can reach your ideal students and deliver a transformative experience.
I want to help you build your ideal course business that's sustainable and lets you be in your zone of genius.
Need support? Book a 1:1 session with me. If you have a specific challenge or just want to pick my brain, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling and pricing.