Want to validate your online course idea but not sure how?

You're in the right place!

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.

After spending over 20 years in face-to-face training, I moved several years ago to online learning and now apply this approach to all my own online courses.  I also suggest it to all the course creators I help get online too.

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Who is this course for?

  • First time course creators

    looking for a structured approach to validating ideas

  • Experienced Course Creators

    who want to double down on their validation process

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Let's look at the Aims and Outcomes

The aim of this course is to:  give you a structured approach to validating your online course idea via social media


By the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. State where your audience is hanging out
  2. Increase your social media presence
  3. Use 3 templates to establish your idea and prove credibility

Course Outline

  • 1


    • Welcome

    • Getting Started

    • Validation Flow Chart

  • 2


    • Where Are your Audience?

  • 3


    • Know, Like, Trust

  • 4


    • Template 1

  • 5


    • Template 2

  • 6


    • Template 3

  • 7


    • Is there enough interest?

  • 8


    • Next steps

  • 9

    ...And finally

    • And finally...



This one's on me!

Your Trainer...

Nikie Forster

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


5 star rating

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Brian Bennett

Nikie manages to distil the key things you need to think about before you waste time designing a course which won't sell. Some really valuable ideas.

Nikie manages to distil the key things you need to think about before you waste time designing a course which won't sell. Some really valuable ideas.

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Testimonials for Nikie Forster

“I first came across Nikie through her quirky and different posts which I’m always compelled to look at further and find myself drawn to. We talked and I described the kind of creative experiments we’re keen to encourage in my team and asked her to share all her secrets! She created a great day packed full of ideas, taught my team how dopamine makes the difference in learning and we left with a shopping list and inspired and reassured that what we were already doing was value add coupled with some ideas to make them even better. From before the day to after she demonstrated how creativity engages and lands learning.”

Natalie Rogers - Head of Talent, Learning & Development at Greencore

“Nikie’s 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.

“I can’t thank Nikie enough for all of her support and help in moulding me into the professional trainer I am today and would highly recommend having a chat with Nikie and enrolling on some of the courses. ”

Suk Gill ~ Director of The Sales Coach Ltd.