Looking to get your first course online?

Want the inside scoop on how to VALIDATE, CREATE and MARKET your course?

Then you're in the right place!

Creating your first online course is exciting, there is so much knowledge you have to share with others.... but... if you dive straight into creating a course with out first validating it, how do you know if your time and effort is going to be worthwhile?  (See the 'Using Social media to VALIDATE your first online Course' to help answer your questions)

Once you have validated your idea, now the fun begins, you can crack-on and create your course... but where do you start, what is a landing page and where can you host your course.  PLUS designing an online course is different to face-to-face courses, so how to do make the most of your expertise online?  (See the 'How to CREATE your first online Course' to help answer your questions)

   You've created your course HURRAH!  But now you need to let people know about it and encourage them to buy it too!  (See the 'How to MARKET your first online Course' to help answer your questions)


What's with the cupcakes?

To try and give a practical example of how you might apply these each step, I am using the example of 'Hosting Cupcake Parties!'  Yes, I know it's random, but that's the point.  These steps will be unique to yourself, your situation and your topic, so any subject as an example will work... so why not cupcakes! 

I've worked in Learning and Development for over 20 years and have been Validating, creating and marketing my own ( and other peoples) online courses since 2016!

Join me as I share my knowledge with you to help make your online course a success!


Using Social Media to Validate Your Online Course Idea

You’re passionate about your idea for an online course. But how do you know it’s going to sell? You know you need to ‘validate’ it… everyone keeps telling you so, but just how do you do this? This short course follows a simple flowchart that will walk you through 7-steps to help you establish your idea. No need for a lengthy email or contact lists, we’ll use social media to test out your idea. All you need is time and dedication to getting the foundations right, saving you time and money in the long run.

How to Create Your First Online Course

You’ve got a great idea for an online course and you’re ready to get started and create it. But if you have little or no experience of designing online learning where to do you start? In this course we’ll follow 10 steps that will guide you through each part of a process to enable you to design an engaging and valuable online course for your learners. There’s even a workbook to download for you to capture your thoughts as we go!

How to Market Your First Online Course

So, you've first created an online course! You've announced it to the world... 'come and buy it, it's great'. And while your fellow Facebook friend, LinkedIn connections and Instagram followers have all been very supportive, no one has actually bought the blasted thing! It's time to look at marketing in a different way.


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5 star rating

A great set of courses

Brian Bennett

Anyone considering delivering online courses will get lots of ideas how to market their course and also plenty of tips on what not to do. This will save you time and wasted effort.

Anyone considering delivering online courses will get lots of ideas how to market their course and also plenty of tips on what not to do. This will save you time and wasted effort.

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Nikie Forster

Convinced she was going to be a Radio One presenter from an early age, Nikie’s less than conventional route into the world of Learning & Development has given her a wide range of experiences and skills which enable her to create learning in almost any situation. Two decades later, having backed up these experiences with a plethora of professional qualifications, she now runs Curious Lighthouse Learning Consultancy where she enables Managers and Trainers to increase ​Confidence & Competence in themselves and others through creative, curious and credible training solutions. Find out more at www.curiouslighthouse.co.uk

Testimonials for Nikie

“Nikie has been such an amazing help to me to get my courses online. Not only does she explain in straightforward and understandable ways, she is also great in offering suggestions geared to the course. I definitely couldn’t have done this without her support.”

Gill Donnell MBE. Founder and Manging Director of Successful Women Ltd.

“Nikie is a very knowledgeable person when it comes to L&D. She instinctively knows how to support your learning projects. Her approach is fresh, she is very experienced, is visible on YouTube and has some wonderful eLearning training online. Nikie has supported my own business as Course Creator for Aspire4business.com/academy and I am looking forward to working with her again in 2020. Thank you Nikie.”

Beverley Poole - eLearning entrepreneur, Speaker, Business Mentor.

“Nikie’s help, support and organisational skills made it so easy for me to get my first course up and running. I loved her tutorials and feedback and I have gone on to launch a further 3 courses with her help. Nikie’s clear instruction makes it easy to create and launch a course. Thanks Nikie, I couldn’t have done it without you!”

Barbara Cox - Award Winning Nutritionist - Global Wellness Council Representative

“As someone, prior to launching her first course, who had totally no knowledge of how to create an eLearning course, Nikie has been invaluable. She has been responsive and clear every time I have reached out to ask another (sometimes very similar) question. This has given me confidence to know that someone with patience, understanding and ability to explain things in a non-techy language is readily available.”

Anna Harrington SCPHN (OH) RN. Director & Clinical Lead. Wellbeing and Health in Business


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