How to Create an Awesome Online Course

Miguel Hernandez reveals all the secrets he uses to make over 90K a year teaching online
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Published 4/2012 English

Course Description

*** 2017 Update! Now this course is good for both Mac and Windows users! ***

  • An entire 11 lecture module has been added covering how to use Camtasia and Powerpoint to record your online course.
  • A new course validation module has been added to help you validate your course before you build it.
  • The promotion section has been expanded with 35 marketing strategies proven to help you find more students for free. After all, no matter how good your course is if you cannot get any students, right?
  • A free Facebook support community is now available where you'll get all the support and motivation you'll need to launch your course.
  • A "Create Your First Lecture" challenge has been added where I'll personally give you feedback to improve your video recording chops for free!

My name is Miguel Hernandez, it will be an honor to be your instructor, your humble guide and supporter throughout your course creation adventure.

Join me in this fun and comprehensive course and start learning how to monetize your expertise today!

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As a top Udemy instructor I've made over $500,000 US selling online courses. In this course you'll learn with all detail exactly how I made that happen so you can do the same.

I will teach you how to create your own online course, make it look awesome, promote it, sell it, and make money with it.
Sounds good? well here is exactly what we will cover:

  • Getting started: how to break down your course, all the tools you can use to create a course, and how to make it interesting so people actually listen!
  • Validating your course: before you spend a zillion hours creating your course I'll teach you 3 strategies to validate your idea to ensure you build a course people will actually pay for.
  • Creating a great course curriculum: I'll teach you how to create a proper course outline and a super cool presentation using Keynote or Powerpoint.
  • Recording your course: once you create your presentation you need to record it. I'll teach you how to use ScreenFlow for Mac or Camtasia for Windows to record your computer screen and yourself and how to edit it all together.
  • Promoting your course: once you have created your course it's time for the world know it exists! I'll teach you the most efficient ways to promote your course, including over 30 marketing strategies to get your first students for free.
  • Making money selling your course: how much to charge for your course? where to host it? I'll teach you how to create a great sales page for your course, how to use PayPal to make money selling your course, finding affiliates, and much more!

Just like you I have invested zillions of dollars and many years educating myself, learning new skills. It's time to share that hard earned knowledge with the world and creating an online course is one of the best ways to do so, reach thousands of people and why not make some money on the side.

Are you ready? Let's do it!

What are the requirements?

  • Presentation software (Keynote or Powerpoint)
  • Screen recording software (Camtasia or ScreenFlow)
  • Webcam
  • Microphone

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Intro to opportunities to make money online teaching
  • Hardware/Software/Mental requirements
  • Validating your course idea
  • Putting the course together
  • Promoting your course
  • Making Money with your course

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone that is passionate about teaching and would like to make some passive income selling online courses.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Thank You!
Preview
07:37
07:04

Let's take action right away. The number one reason students don't create an online course is because they don't even get started. In the next 5 minutes I challenge you to record and upload your first lecture. It doesn't have to be perfect, it doesn't matter what you teach. You can worry about perfection later, this is about loosening up, making mistakes, learning and enjoying the process. Are you ready? Let's do it!

Who is Miguel Hernandez?
01:30
What will you Learn?
02:11
Chapters Overview
Preview
01:42
Section 1: Hardware, Software, and Mental Requirements
Hardware and Software Requirements
02:44
Software Requirements
05:55
Recording Voice
05:25
Mental Requirements
Preview
05:06
Section 2: Course Validation
01:19

The lasy thing you want to do is spend weeks creating an online course that no one wants to buy. To avoid that you need to validate your course idea before you build the course. In this chapter we will cover 3 validation stages.

05:55

The first validation strategy is to search for market proof online. We want to ensure there are already people looking for similar courses or existing courses that people are already paying money for.

05:40

The second and more analytical approach to finding market proof online involves using Google's free Keyword Planner which will help us discover how many people a month are looking for solutions on the topic for our potential course.

08:35

Now it's time to gather real world feedback from our existing network and audience to discover exactly what are their main struggling points. We will use that information to create the outline for our pilot course.

09:25

The 3rd validation stage is the most effective of all. It consists on selling the course before you build it!

04:01

You can also leverage existing crowdfunding platforms to validate your course idea. the best thing is that you get paid by your supporters to build your course in advance!

Section 3: Create your First Lesson with Powerpoint and Camtasia
03:04

Miguel lists the tools required for this module

02:09

We download and install Powerpoint and select a template for our presentation

03:34

Miguel teaches the basics of creating your first presentation slides and formatting text and background

02:10

Learn how PowerPoint can be integrated with Camtasia so you can start your recording right within PowerPoint.

03:13

Learn how to set the proper recording settings to ensure your audio and video are captured properly with Camtasia

01:51

It's time to step up to the plate and record your epic educational performance. In this lesson we'll learn how to record your PowerPoint presentation, import your recording into Camtasia and set the canvas size to proper 1080p widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio.

03:08

If the Add-in that connects PowerPoint with Camtasia doesn't work follow the instructions in this lesson to record your PowerPoint Presentation using Camtasia Recorder instead.

04:01

Learn how to do some basic editing in Camtasia to remove any mistakes in our video.

03:14

Learn how to apply basic zooming effects and transitions to your video in Camtasia.

03:03

Recording yourself talking is optional but if you do you want to make sure you can control how your webcam video looks over your presentation. In this lesson you'll learn how to make your webcam video look great!

03:05

Once your are done editing it's time to export your masterpiece. In this lesson Miguel will show you the ideal settings when exporting your video.

Section 4: Putting the Course Together
Creating Course Intro
Preview
07:20
Break It Down
01:49
Break It Down With EXCEL
02:30
Keynote Vs Powerpoint
01:15
Using Keynote To Create Your First Lesson
Preview
02:56
02:47

Select the right theme format and learn how to change the look of your theme and master slides.

01:52

In this lesson you'll learn how to create, nest, and add basic content to your presentation slides.

01:50

Slide transitions allow you to advance through your slides with more flair.

06:34

Learn how to insert and edit shapes and arrows in Keynote

05:37

Learn how to use builds and actions to create cool animations in Keynote.

01:51

Here is how to add a video inside your Keynote presentation.

04:14

Learn how to find free high quality stock images online to use them in your Keynote lesson.

Section 5: Recording Your Course
02:59

Miguel will show you seven different lecture recording styles. Which one will you choose?

08:58

Miguel shares a comprehensive checklist you can use to record a perfect lecture. It includes a checklist with of all the best tools, software, and equipment needed to get started plus a list of the most important pre-recording, shooting and editing tips.

Recording Intro
04:57
Screen Flow Intro
01:14
Screen Flow Basics List
00:27
Audio Settings
03:11
Video Settings
02:53
Resize Browser Trick
02:18
Rehearsing
02:36
Editing Video
06:56
Animating
04:47
Working with Audio
04:14
Show Keystrokes
03:08
Callouts
03:39
Annotations
02:06
Adding a Watermark
02:18
Exporting Your Video
03:50
Section 6: Hosting Your Course
11:45

Both options have their pros and cons. In this lecture you'll learn exactly what to expect when self-hosting your course or publishing it on a marketplace like Udemy.

02:30

You can either do everything yourself and build your own website to host your courses or you can upload them to an online hosting platform like Teachable or Thinkific. In this lesson you'll learn what are all the moving parts you'll need to deal with in order to do one or the other.

05:53

Learn what are all the costs associated with hosting courses on your own. You'll be surprised to find out that the most expensive part of hosting has nothing to do with which platform you choose!

Section 7: Promoting Your Course
Promoting with YouTube
05:15
YouTube Analytics
05:52
Promoting with Vimeo
10:58
Promoting with Wistia
08:24
Promoting on Vidler and Vidyard
05:13
Promoting using Social Media
13:29
Google AdWords and Facebook Ads Overview
13:50
Affiliate Marketing Overview
14:46
Promoting on Your Blog
08:24
Promoting on Other Blogs
05:07
Promoting on Interviews
07:55
Promoting with Webinars
06:15
Promoting with Newsletters
04:51
Section 8: Selling Your Course
16:32

In this lecture you'll learn 35 marketing strategies you can apply for free to get your first student super as fast as possible!

18:38

Ok, I couldn't fit the 35 + (bonus) strategies in one video due to Udemy's 20min max video duration limitation so here is Part 2. Vamos!

Selling Intro
01:15
Where To Sell Your Course
12:12
Pricing Your Course
05:57
Selling Impulses
13:08
Selling Through Your Website
03:29
Creating a Sales Page
05:58
Sales Page Case Study: Grumo Media
09:29
Sales Page Case Study: Udemy
05:58
Sales Page Case Study: AppSumo
09:14
Say NO To Chorizo Sales Pages
09:59
Create Sales Page Video
03:32
Sales Video Samples
09:10
Create Pay Pal Button
06:16
Host Course using Wordpress
03:49
Create Protected Pages
04:40
Restricting Vimeo Videos
01:25
Restricting Wistia Videos
01:05
Sale Confirmation Workflow
02:48
Review and Wrap Up
03:32

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Instructor Biography

Miguel Hernandez, Top Udemy Instructor, Founder of Grumo Media

I'm a veteran top Udemy instructor with over 20,000 students and the CEO of Grumo Media, a video marketing and online education studio located in Vancouver, Canada.

I have true passion for online education and have spent the last 5 years creating multiple best selling courses and taught thousands of students across the world in both English and Spanish.

Check out my courses and I'll promise you not only you will learn new valuable skills but you'll have lots of fun in the process. At least that is what most of my students have expressed in over 800 positive reviews.

I have courses on animation, video marketing, online course creation, productivity, website development, lifestyle business creation and even online dating.

I also have 10 years of experience in multimedia production and have produced hundreds of  promotional videos for some of the top Silicon Valley startups including clients like Microsoft, Walmart, Fidelity Investments, Reckitt Benckiser, Hipmunk and even Ashton Kutcher.

I hope to see you inside one of my courses soon!

Peace, Love, and Cookies ;)


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