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 and you know you need to ‘validate’ your idea, but just how do you do this? This short course takes you through 7-steps to validate your idea using Social Media.(4) 4.8 average rating
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?
How to Market Your First Online Course
So, you've created your first online course! Everyone has been very supportive, no one has actually bought the blasted thing! It's time to look at marketing in a different way.(1) 5.0 average rating
I've been thinking about this since my great pandemic shift from face to face to Zoom. It's my next big shift. But I've never taken an online course before! It's a great short, snappy intro to essential pre-writing research - plus an experience ho...Read More
I've been thinking about this since my great pandemic shift from face to face to Zoom. It's my next big shift. But I've never taken an online course before! It's a great short, snappy intro to essential pre-writing research - plus an experience how an online course might look and feel to the new-to-online learner. I hope I can go round again as I need to repeat and review to learn. Thankyou for an excellent free course. It will help me take the next step out of my ever expanding comfort zone.Read Less
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.Read Less
“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