Practical Skills, Proven Strategies
Get free access to the complete set of tools favoured by leading online course creators and learn how to use them to create your course from scratch, step by step.
Work through 8 short, interactive exercises that have been carefully designed to rapidly guide you through the complete process of creating and launching your course.
Lectures are boring. Instead, you'll be working through interactive exercises and putting the pieces of your course together on your free, supervised LMS website
Your tutor has 9 years experience creating and selling online courses and you'll have direct access via the forum to get all your questions answered.
This course has been designed for non-techies and everything is explained in plain English. We'll start at the very start and there no previous web or I.T. experience required.
3 Months Aftercare
You'll have access to the lessons as well as the first-class support for 3 months from registering for the course - more than enough time to complete an 8 hour course!
How Can You Create Engaging Courses that Sell?
The first thing you’ll need to successfully launch an online course is an understanding of how the basic technologies work together.
For example, you need to know how to record videos, upload them to your site, create quizzes (or some sort of assessments), accept payments, manage users etc.
Once you undersrand these basics, you’ll then need to master two critical things: 1) engaging your learners and 2) promoting your course.
On this course, you’ll see proven strategies in action for achieving both of these goals and will gain hands-on experience doing it yourself on your practice LMS site.
The big benefit is that you’ll have full access to the tools, as well as an experienced tutor guiding and supporting you every step of the way!
Understanding Your LMS
Most leading online course creators use WordPress - because it's free and offers complete control and flexibility. In this lesson, you'll get free access and an introduction to your own practice WordPress site - pre-configured with all the latest themes and plugins needed to create and sell online courses.
Memberships and Payments
Your first task will be to configure your website to accept payments and block unauthorized access to key areas of your website. We'll discuss pricing strategies and you'll create the sign up page for your new course.
Plan an Engaging Course
In this lesson, you'll learn how to setup and structure your course. We'll discuss proven strategies for creating engaging lessons and you'll configure your course so that when people sign up they'll be enrolled automatically.
In this lesson, we'll discuss different methods for assessing and engaging your learners and you'll create a quiz that automatically tests the users comprehension of a lesson.
Record Professional Videos
In this lesson, you'll learn how to plan and produce professional-quality video lessons. We'll discuss the different hardware options for webcams and microphones and you'll produce your first video lesson.
Provide Client Support
In this lesson we'll discuss the practicalities of providing support to remote learners and you'll learn how to create and manage a discussion forum.
Design Interactive Lessons
In the previous lessons, you learned how to create a quiz, manage support and record videos. In this lesson, you'll put all the pieces together and learn how to use a simple drag and drop edtitor to design a complete lesson that looks beautiful on every device.
Creating Sales Pages
The hardest working page of your new website will be your sales page. In this lesson we'll discuss strategies for overcoming obstacles and closing sales and you'll learn how to create and optimize high-converting sales pages.
Promoting your course
In this lesson we'll discuss proven sales and marketing strategies used by top online course creators. You'll learn how to create a mini-course that you can advertise and promote online that will result in a steady stream of leads that you can upsell to your main course.
Kind words from people I have helped in the past…
I have to say, the learner management system is actually super easy ...My barrier was I didn't have the skills to setup all the pieces you need. What I learned is how to put all those pieces (your sales page, webinar, etc) together Anna Kreuger (Speech Pathologist, Canada)
Brian has given me the detailed insights, confidence and understanding to build my expertise into online courses that are sold from my own website. I highly recommend this training to anyone who - like me - wants to build an online course but doesn't know where to start. Aileen O Meara(Media Consultant, Ireland)
I am an English teacher and knew nothing about online courses until I met Brian. Now I have a fully automated system for teaching English that's capable of teaching hundreds and even thousands of learners on autopilot! Rhett Rinaldi(English Teacher at B2English.com, Madrid)
About the Instructor
Brian Duffy is the e-learning coordinator at Ballsbridge College, Dublin - where here also teaches subjects like web design, multimedia production and digital marketing.
Since running his first online course in 2010, Brian has has partnered with leading business colleges across Ireland to run online courses and trained thousands of clients around the world.