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

In more detail

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


Outcomes

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

    • Welcome

    • Getting Started

    • Validation Flow Chart

  • 2

    WHERE ARE YOUR AUDIENCE?

    • Where Are your Audience?

  • 3

    KNOW, LIKE, TRUST

    • Know, Like, Trust

  • 4

    TEMPLATE 1

    • Template 1

  • 5

    TEMPLATE 2

    • Template 2

  • 6

    TEMPLATE 3

    • Template 3

  • 7

    IS THERE ENOUGH INTEREST?

    • Is there enough interest?

  • 8

    NEXT STEPS

    • Next steps

  • 9

    ...And finally

    • And finally...

    • How to 'GET YOUR CERTIFICATE'

Price

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

Reviews

5 star rating

All good stuff

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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5 star rating

Very nice short training

Andra Stefanescu

Easy to follow and liked the videos how they were made a lot! Thank you!

Easy to follow and liked the videos how they were made a lot! Thank you!

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4 star rating

Thankyou!

Philippa Hammond

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...

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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.

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Testimonials for Nikie Forster

“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

“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’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.