How To Create Your Own Profitable Online Courses
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How To Create Your Own Profitable Online Courses

Design and Develop Engaging & Impactful Training Courses
4.4 (47 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
395 students enrolled
Created by Sarah Cordiner
Last updated 5/2016
Price: $20
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  • 3 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Create a passive income by profitably sharing your expertise with your marketplace
  • Scale and automate your business by turning your knowledge and services into profitable learning products
  • Get your leads and prospects to pay YOU in a way that makes them THANK you for it!
  • Get paid to demonstrate your capability, knowledge and expertise to your audience
  • Design and construct a curriculum and course plan to show your expertise at it's best
  • Grow your business and increase sales through your wider products and services using the platform of education - what I call 'Edupreneurship'
  • Create a profitable learning product or program such as an online course, webinar, workshop or training course
  • Create training that is engaging, impactful and transformational so that your audience come back for more
  • Ensure a positive learning experience whilst also increasing your exposure, leads, sales and authority positioning
  • You will complete your training course step by step as you progress through this course
  • Use your completed learning product or program as an income stream in it's own right, or as a lead capturing magnet for your primary business activities
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  • This is a hands-on and practical workshop style course that will take you through the process of building a course from scratch. You will be building your own course as you go through each chapter - so get ready to pull your sleeves up and put pen to paper!

***This course was ranked THE NUMBER 1 BEST-SELLING COURSE of 2015 in Instructional Design***

If you want to learn how to create engaging, transformational and profitable online or offline training courses of your own, look no further than the top instructional design course on Udemy by education and curriculum design expert, Sarah Cordiner.


In this course, you will be taken through the stages of designing and building your own profitable learning product - especially the 'online course', so that you can raise yourself above the crowd in your industry, earn a passive income, help more people and generate leads and sales for your business on a whole other level!

In this course, you will learn the steps to turn your knowledge, skills, experience and expertise into a profitable training course or learning product that you can use as an income stream in its own right, as a PAID lead capturing magnet for your primary products and services, and definitely as a tool for helping others grow.

You will learn how to get all of your knowledge, expertise and experience out of your head and organise it in a logical, educationally progressive and structured manner that meets the fundamental principles of adult learning, so that you are designing a course for the best student experience.

This course has been developed and delivered by a post-graduate qualified Educator with 10+ years experience in adult education and training design.

Sarah has created a 7-figure business from her training, and in this course, you will be presented with the practical step-by-step 'how-it's-done' methodologies, so that you can create your own profitable and impactful training courses too.

You will be provided with over 40 tutorial videos that will ensure your entire curriculum plan and content is placed out in a way that is engaging and meets adult learning principles and mixed learning styles - as well as earns you money from an 'edupreneurial' perspective.

This is a highly practical workshop-style course where you will actually COMPLETE your own saleable and profitable training course by the end.

You will need butchers paper (or a wall!), lots of coloured post-it notes and the will to work hard to complete your own training product.

No more procrastinating! People NEED your knowledge AND they want to pay you for it! What are you waiting for?! Let me hold your hand, put the fire under your butt and get it happening!

Who is the target audience?
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners who want to start doing business the modern way - getting PAID by your leads in a way that makes them thank you!
  • Thought leaders, entrepreneurs, speakers, experts and businesses who have a message or expertise to pass onto their audience will benefit from completing this course
  • If you want to generate leads, exposure, sales, make an impact to your audience and position yourself as an authority in your field by having your own authority training course, then this is for you
  • Anyone who wants to start getting paid for their content and expertise instead of giving it away for free all of the time
  • Anyone who wishes to grow their business
  • Anyone who wants to scale and automate their business by turning their knowledge and services into online learning products
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to design and create engaging and impactful adult training
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Curriculum For This Course
49 Lectures
Introduction to the Course
2 Lectures 04:22

Welcome to the course! You are now at the beginning of your journey for creating profitable

online and offline courses. To grow your business, help others and make a passive income while you’re at it.

I created an international 7-figure business that has been running for 10 years using ‘edupreneurship’

and in this course, I will share with you the essential practical skills, steps and methods you

need to follow to create your own high quality, professional online or offline training courses that

have your customers coming back for more.

Preview 04:22

Get to know your post-graduate qualified education specialist Trainer, Sarah Cordiner

Preview 1 page
What You Need To Ask Before Choosing A Platform To Host Your Online Course
3 Lectures 24:42
Must know's before choosing an online platform - Part 1

Must know's before choosing an online platform - Part 2

Must know's before choosing an online platform - Part 3
Introduction To Edupreneurship
7 Lectures 49:22

The most successful businesses today are adopting ‘edupreneurship’ over entrepreneurship,

and by doing so are tapping into a BILLION dollar industry that is doubling in size every year.

So what does it actually mean?

Preview 05:43

Understanding all of the different benefits of

making the move from entrepreneur to edupreneur

and how it will effect your overall business strategy,

especially in terms of sales, marketing and


Preview 14:39

In this lecture we’ll go through an overview of all of

the different education products and programs that

you could produce and sell so that you can make

an informed decision over which ones might be the

most effective for you and your business.

What learning products and programs can I create & sell?

The challenges and barriers that stop so many

people from becoming successful edupreneurs.

So why isn't everyone doing it?

Overcome the self-doubt and procrastination.

Increase your motivation. Why you’re leaving

money on the table by not sharing what you know

with the world

You DO have a valuable message and you're sitting on a gold mine

Where to start and what to do to uncover your ‘thing’ if you’re struggling to choose what your

course topics should be.

What if I don't know what I'm going to teach yet?
The Fundamental Principles Of Adult Learning
8 Lectures 32:41

Why we need to know that adults learn differently

to children and how this impacts our planning,

content and delivery

Adults learn differently to children (Andragogy vs Pedagogy)

Principle 1: Self-Directing

Principle 2: Relevance

Principle 3: Learn by doing

Principle 4: Experience

Principle 5: All of the senses

Principle 6: Practice

Principle 7: Personal Development
Understanding Adult Learning Styles
1 Lecture 08:56

In this lecture we will go over the different ways in

which adults take in your content and retain the

information your course is presenting. It will make

you aware of the different ways in which you will

need to deliver your course so that it meets all

learning preferences and appeases all of your

students senses for maximum impact.
Getting your eyes, ears and hands around making your training work
Making Money With Your Training Course
6 Lectures 43:39
UPDATE: New Udemy Course Pricing

Is this your full time job, or a hobby? Do you want

serious passive income or just to share your

message with the world?

Lets take a look at what kind of earnings other

instructors are bringing home, what the potential

could be for you and what you need to do to

achieve your own course earning goals.

How much money could I be making from courses and training?

Understanding the process of capturing your

potential customers with your courses - especially

if your courses are just one element of what you


What is a sales funnel and how will yours look?

How should you package and bundle your learning

products and services for maximum sales? How

can you create profitable packages that meet all of

your customers needs and budgets?

How to package your learning products and programs

Why some courses sell for $1 and some sell for

$100,000 and how you design your courses to give

the most value.Having understood the difference in content and

outcomes between high end and low end, let’s take

a look at what you could now sell your courses for

based on how you have built them.

High Price or Low Price? How To Price Your Course

Udemy Pricing Rules / Comparing the average Udemy Course Prices By Category
Curriculum Planning: Plan and Prepare For Transformational Learning
4 Lectures 15:36

The essential pre-planning, research and customer

knowledge you must gather before you start writing

your content.

The importance of pre-assessment and what research you must complete first

How you can improve your research as well as

getting your customer to take the load off of you at

the same time. This method ensures that your

course is going to be in high demand.

The vital pieces of research you must conduct before starting

The best ways to find out whether you have a

learning product that people want to buy.

Where and how to research

How to gather information to ensure a product-to market

fit, and how to use surveys to attain

quantifiable evidence of the effectiveness of your

learning products and programs

Conducting pre-assessment with surveys
Curriculum Planning: Construct Your Course Framework And Structure
1 Lecture 03:18
Pulling it all out of your head and organising it into something logical
Curriculum Planning: How To Create Magnetic And Compelling Learning Outcomes
1 Lecture 02:08
How to create your learning outcomes - Plus Activity
Curriculum Planning: Getting Your Content Right
9 Lectures 23:07
Intro: The 8 steps to planning your course content

Step 1: Personal / Personable Hook

Step 2: Solution

Step 3: Theory & statistics

Step 4: Unique / Contextualised Perspective

Step 5: Wow-Bomb-How-Bomb

Step 6: Persuasion & relevance reinforcement

Step 7: Practical implementation

Step 8: Call to action
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About the Instructor
Sarah Cordiner
4.3 Average rating
204 Reviews
8,094 Students
7 Courses
Entrepreneur, Edupreneur & Qualified Educator

Hello!  I'm your Udemy Instructor, Sarah.

Thank you for coming over to say hi!

I have created affordable and action packed courses for you in:

- Teacher training and education

- Business and entrepreneurship

- Online Marketing

- Becoming a leader in your industry

- How to create online courses

- Marketing and selling online courses and educational products and programs

- Workforce Training and Development

- e-Learning

I started my education company MainTraining over 10 years ago and have since run it in 3 different countries, as well as having international students enrolled in my training courses from over 130 countries.  

With significant practical, hands-on experience behind me, years worth of strategies and formal qualifications to back my topics up, this is my time to give back to all the the world of business has given me.

A little about me:

  • CEO of MainTraining
  • Huffington Post’s ‘Top 50 Must Follow Female Entrepreneur for 2017’
  • Television Presenter of ‘Course Creators’ show on BRiN
  • Four-times International Number 1 Best-Selling Author on Amazon
  • Co-Director of ‘The Training Revolution’ (Virtual Reality Education & Training)
  • PGCE in Adult Education; BA (Hons) in Education; Diploma in Lifelong Learning; TAE40110 Cert IV in Training & Assessment
  • Host of The Course Creators Podcast
  • Founder of Edupreneur Magazine
  • Diploma in Business; Diploma in Leadership & Management
  • Winner of the 'Influential 100 Awards 2015 and 2016’
  • Founder of ‘The Edupreneur Awards’
  • Finalist of the Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year 2015
  • Finalist of the Telstra Start-Up Business of the Year 2015
  • Listed in the ‘Top 5 e-Learning Blogs’ internationally by e-learning feeds
  • Nominee of the 40 Under 40 Awards 2015

BRW Young Rich List Member, Jack Delosa says: "Sarah is the absolute best in her business and I cannot recommend her highly enough"

I cannot wait to take you to the next chapter in your life with my passionately put together courses.

See you on the inside!

Sarah X