10 Steps To 10000 Members
Welcome to this blog course and thanks for signing up. This course has ten steps and there are easy tasks at the end of each step so that you can make progress little by little. If you complete each task, you will have your very own online course.
This first step explains the aim of the course, how it works, what you will be covering and what you will have to do at each step. Click 1a below and get started.
1a: The Overall Objective
What’s this about?
The overall objective of this course is to get you to complete 10 sets of tasks that will help you build a course so you can sell it or give it away free on the internet. The 10 steps here contain everything you need to create your own course. By the time you have completed this course, you will own your very own online course that you can sell for whatever price you want.
So who is this for?
Maybe you have an online or offline following and want to provide more value to them, or maybe you want to make some money from that following or both. If there are people who want more content from you, an online course will allow you to provide that. For example, maybe you have a significant YouTube following or a large Facebook fan base, where there is a big demand for more content from you.
On the other hand, maybe you do not have a following or an audience and you just want to create an online course first and then work on the audience later. No matter what your circumstances are, as long as you have some amount of expertise, you can create an online course, whether you are a new expert or a seasoned expert.
The process of creating an online course is broken down here into bite-size chunks that will take up no more than 2-3 hours per week of your time. For lots of people, the idea of creating an online membership site or online course is a scary prospect because there is so much to do. They don’t know where to start, or they have tried and failed. For that reason, the process is broken down here into easy steps that will guarantee your success. You can just follow these steps over 10-20 weeks and little by little, you will complete everything you need. You can complete it quicker than that if you can spend more time, but if you can spend 2-3 hours per week, it will take 10 weeks or more.
Stay with the course – you’ll be glad that you did. Also make sure to join our private 10000 members facebook group and chat with other people who are trying to complete their course!
1b: What This Course Is About
10 Sets of Tasks
This course has tasks at every step and you will need to complete these 10 sets of tasks during 10-20 weeks. Some of these are writing tasks, some are thinking tasks, some are recording tasks, and all of them are fun and easy!
Fun & Easy
Each task will be fun and easy! By the time you have finished, you will have your own online course and even you will have contents for your own book if you want to create a book. The tasks are at the end of each step and they are organised in a way that makes sense for you.
Text, Video & Audio
Each of the steps has some lessons to help you understand the step and these lessons have text, video or audio, so you can use whichever method you prefer. Each task is explained separately so that you will understand how to complete it. Also, each step will have resources to help you complete the task.
Downloads & Forms
There is a resources section for each step where the downloads are available.
There is also an online form for each task so that you can submit your responses.
1c: What You Are Covering
Your Course Content
In this course, you will divide up your area of expertise into 9 steps and then create content, resources and tasks for each of these. You will learn an easy way to create a skeleton master plan. Then you will learn a simple method to create your written content very quickly.
Your Video And PowerPoint
You are going to learn step-by-step how to create interesting PowerPoints for your videos and you are going to learn step-by-step how to create your course videos with your webcam video feed appearing in the corner. If you do not want to appear on camera, you can switch this off.
What This Course Is Not
This course is designed to help you to – (a) prepare and create an original online course presented by you and (b) to put it online available for sale. There is not much explanation on how to launch or advertise your course and this will be covered in a later course. There will also be some tips at the end of this course to help you with promotion. For now, you are going to focus on your course creation so that you can get that part done well.
1d: What You Will Have To Do
Sharpen The Axe
In this course, you will need to do some thinking about your area of expertise, so that you can break it up into different mini-courses. You will spend some time thinking about what you are going to teach, so that when it comes time to actually produce the content, it will be easy. Abraham Lincoln once said: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe”.
Write The Content
Once you have divided up your area of expertise into mini-courses and planned out the different learning points, you will be writing the main content. Overall, you won’t actually need to write more than 18 sentences on any one day (you can if you want though, but that is the maximum you need to in this course). At the end of the day, there is no getting around the content creation – this is what your members will be signing up for. By using the process in this course, you will find it easy and enjoyable to create your content.
Create Your PowerPoint
You are going to follow a simple process for creating your course PowerPoints. You will have a template to follow and will be able to copy and paste into each slide. You will be amazed how easy it is.
Record Some Videos
You are then going to record the video content for your course. You will learn how to record the main course content as “voice-over-PowerPoint” content with your face on camera in the corner of the screen (optional if you are camera-shy). You will be able to do this recording for free. You will even have your own script to read for your videos by the time you get to that point.
Put Your Course Online
Finally, you will go through a step-by-step process of putting your course online and available for sale. The online course industry is booming – last year it was worth over $100 billion. Now you can be a part of that.