How to Create Your Own Successful Online Course Now
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How to Create Your Own Successful Online Course Now

A Beginners Guide to Creating and Marketing an online course
4.4 (27 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.
895 students enrolled
Created by Roma Waterman
Last updated 9/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $200 Discount: 95% off
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 15 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how you can do most things by yourself and on a budget;
  • Target your market by learning research and planning tools to create your own amazing online course;
  • Execute the correct sound,lights, and audio options to record your course (that are right for you and your budget);
  • Easily implement screencast software to film and edit your lectures;
  • Learn top marketing tips to promote your course;
  • Discover web based tools to find images & music to help create an interactive and interesting course;
  • Create your own images and artwork to promote your online courses;
  • Discover productivity hacks to create easy and efficient workflow.
  • Understand different learning styles and techniques to help teach ANY type of student;
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Requirements
  • A Mac computer (not a PC)
  • Screenflow software
Description

FULLY UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2017

Includes beautifully presented PDF's to print out or save. 

Plus 2 Ebooks:

  • EBOOK 1:     "The Online Course Creation Tech Guide - Your Equipment Tool kit" - For fast and easy set up to create your own online course;
  • EBOOK 2:       "Where should YOU host your online courses?" - For more advanced options of where to host your online courses - for those of you who are a little more tech oriented or want to set up your courses on your own WordPress site.

Many 5 star reviews..... Thank you!

Watch the preview lessons to see how I made $65,000 online in 18 months - as someone JUST LIKE YOU - who had never created online courses before.

What people are saying:

"'This is a first class course from someone who has helped and inspired me to start producing online courses. She has the proof to show you her success in earning a living through it within just 18 months.' - Victoria Cooper"

“Roma deserves 9 stars for this course. Comprehensive and detailed, yet simple enough for a simpleton like me. She has a big heart”. Joriah

“Roma has packaged everything we need to know about how to make a successful online course. I have learned so much from Roma and because of her knowledge I am seeing my own course flourish! Thanks Roma for giving us the keys to making a profitable course”! BJ

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Would you love to create your own online course but not sure where to start?

Do you dream of making a generous monthly passive income?

Do you have a desire to impact not just a few, but hundreds, maybe even thousands of lives with your training?

In this course you will find the tools to create quality, world class online training. I am passionate about teaching, and like you, felt I may not have the resources or knowledge to create my own online courses that looked professional....all on a budget.

I'm Roma Waterman, I've been a teacher, performer, author and trainer for many years, and jumped into online course creation a few short years ago. 

In the last two years by implementing the strategies in this course, I have been able to earn a generous 4 figure monthly income teaching on Udemy. Creating online courses has given me the ability to train thousands all over the world. It has changed my life, and I believe it will change your life too.

I believe the tools that I have learned as an online instructor will help you succeed and will not only exceed your expectations but give you all you need to accomplish a successful online business.

In this course I have included everything that I have learned that has helped me become a successful online instructor. From research, planning, to filming, marketing to simple productivity hacks.

  • Learn how you can do most things by yourself and on a budget;
  • Target your market by learning research and planning tools to create your own amazing online course;
  • Execute the correct sound,lights, and audio options to record your course (that are right for you and your budget);
  • Easily implement screencast software to film and edit your lectures;
  • Learn top marketing tips to promote your course;
  • Discover web based tools to find images & music to help create an interactive and interesting course;
  • Create your own images and artwork to promote your online courses;
  • Discover productivity hacks to create easy and efficient workflow.

Plus heaps of Extras:

  • Understanding different learning styles and techniques to help teach ANY type of student;
  • All my notes;
  • My Presentation slides used in this course;
  • Challenges for you to complete along the way;
  • Join a community of online course creators where you can share your ideas and ask questions;
  • I am available to answer any of your questions or for feedback.

Learn in a fun, relaxed environment (I only do fun), and I am looking forward to getting to know you and celebrating your success as an online course instructor. 

I am confident if you follow these strategies you will create amazing courses that fast track you to a new life making a difference in the global training marketplace.

Sign up now so that you can create your first online course easily and efficiently. Let me take the guesswork out of it for you. I look forward to seeing you inside the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • You should take this course if you have never created an online course, or you have created an online course but it has not succeeded as well as you had hoped.
  • This is a course for beginners;
  • You should not take this course if you are already a professional online instructor with a lot of experience as this is a beginner course.
Compare to Other Online Course Creation Courses
Curriculum For This Course
59 Lectures
04:55:16
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INTRODUCTION
6 Lectures 20:13

Well Hi and welcome to the course! In this lecture I'll explain how the course is structured, what extra's are available, and the challenges you can try if you want to really get the most out of this course.

Preview 02:01

See what I have earned in the past few months using the principles I will teach you in this course.

Preview 02:40

In this lecture I will show you my most recent earnings from my online courses, for transparency and to give you an indication of what you can earn.  

Social Proof - Recent Earnings Feb 2017
03:57

Here is a run down of the top 8 items you need to film an amazing course! I will do a summary of hardware, software, and optional extra's... and then in future lectures we will address each one, my suggestions for best lighting, audio and filming options, plus how to use them properly to create an amazing course.

EXTRA BONUSES IN THIS LECTURE: I have also included 2 beautifully presented PDF's:

PDF 1: An Online tech guide with absolutely everything you need to get started (with different price options), plus some explanations of how to use it all;

PDF 2: A very brief one page run down of what you need to create your online course.

I've added these so you have a great and quick overview of all you need to get started quickly.




What you need to film your course - a quick summary
05:30

Why should YOU create an online course? Here's my top 4 reasons why it's important not only to create content, but that its YOU creating content.

Preview 05:23

What is your top reason for creating an online course? Head over to the discussion board to share.

CHALLENGE: What is your reason for creating an online course?
00:42
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RESEARCH
5 Lectures 24:53

Learn the four main reasons why it is important to research your course topic and title before you even attempt to create an online course! This is one of the most important aspects of online course creation, and could save you a whole lot of time and energy.

Why Research?
04:20

In this lecture, we will research your topic using Google, You Tube and Amazon. This will help you to see if there is a market for what you want to teach and will also give you ideas for course titles.

Research your topic using Google, You Tube and Amazon
06:54

What is Udemy, and why is it important to research your course topic on Udemy? In this lecture I will explain why and how it will benefit your planning in creating an online course.

Udemy Research
06:39

Learn how to use the Co Scheduler to experiment with perfecting your course title.

Using CoScheduler to help with your course title
06:25

The Challenge - Create a course title using one or more of the research tools mentioned in this section. Make sure you explain your process and post in the discussion board.

CHALLENGE - Create A Course Title Using Research Tools
00:35
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PLANNING AND STRUCTURE
4 Lectures 32:54

I will show you how to plan your online course lesson outline, from brainstorming, to setting up a spreadsheet to really plan well! Also included is my spreadsheet for you to use as a template should you wish to use it.

How to plan your lesson outline
05:00

Learn the difference between a talking head, screencast and mash up video, and what other additional resources you can include to create an amazing online course that students will love.

Different Lecture Formats Explained
07:12

How long should your video lectures be and why? In this lecture I'll explain why lectures need to be a specific length, and what doesn't work when creating lectures.

How long should your video lectures be and why
04:52

Where should you host your online course? In this lecture I will show you three platforms where you can host your courses, and the advantages and disadvantages of each, plus some tips to help you decide which is the best option for you.

I have also included a beautifully presented BONUS PDF for more advanced options of where to host your online courses - for those of you who are a little more tech oriented or want to set up your courses on your own WordPress site.

Where Should I Host My Online Course?
15:50
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TECH REQUIREMENTS
10 Lectures 01:00:18

Here is a summary of everything I use to film my courses to give you an idea how easy it is to set up for yourself, even if you are not technically minded (which I'm not). It's an inexpensive set up including lights, audio and green screen equipment that I personally use.

My simple studio set up to film courses
03:59

In this lecture I will share my recommendations based on video content creators favourites for best cameras for filming your online content. Ranging from smart phone to webcam options right up to a DSLR camera. I have also included a handy PDF with all the cameras discussed with links to Amazon and Ebay.

Filming - Camera suggestions to film your video content
04:27

This lecture recommends best lapel microphones and best USB microphones for recording your online course audio. I will explain the advantages and disadvantages of four microphone recommendations (two lapel mics and two USB mics), how to use them correctly, the benefit of using a pop screen, and costs of buying a good quality microphone.

Audio
07:41

Learn a simple lighting set up for filming your online course. Also included is a Pdf attachment of the 3 point lighting system using soft boxes.

Lighting
04:11

Green Screen, also called Chroma Key, is a good option if you don't have a great workspace or a distracting background. In this lecture I will show you how to use a green screen, and then how to edit in ScreenFlow to add a background of your choice. I will also give you some suggestions of where you can download good quality backgrounds to use.

Using a green screen
06:16

In this video I will show you how to adjust volume, screen size, actions and callouts in ScreenFlow.

Using Screenflow - How to adjust volume, screen size and add actions
08:53

Learn how to add text in ScreenFlow and how to add starting and ending transitions to your videos.

Using Screenflow - How to add text and transitions
03:19

In this video I will show you how to export your screen flow files into MP4's with the right settings, then show you how to reduce the file sizes using handbrake so that uploading to your platform is more efficient.

Using Screenflow- How to export and upload your videos
08:49

In this lecture I will provide a quick lesson on how to use Keynote for your power point presentations. How to add text, pictures, and basic animation.

Keynote - A quick lesson
11:58

In this lecture I will explain the challenge for you to present in the discussion board, around lights....camera...and action!

CHALLENGE: Lights, Camera, Action!
00:45
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MARKETING - TOP 10 TIPS TO MARKET AND SELL YOUR COURSE
16 Lectures 01:21:22

In this lecture I will go over the top 10 marketing tips and what to expect in this section.

Introduction - Top 10 Marketing Tips
02:13

In this lecture I'll explain what 'building your tribe' means, the importance of building your tribe, and some tips on how to build it via social media with a focus on using a Facebook fan page.

Build Your Tribe
06:56

What is social proof? In this lecture I'll outline what social proof is, and you can get social proof to help sell and market your online courses.

Social Proof
04:11

Learn the basics of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for optimizing your courses. I will give you some basic tips and also explain some common terms. We will study the benefits of using google analytics, keywords,Tags, HTML, optimized page title and copy, the importance of activity in your course, and the use of inbound links.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
14:32

You tube is a great way to market your online course or online products. In this video I will give you an overview of what is most popular on You Tube and how to use it to your advantage. I will also give you some fast track tips that you can implement yourself to leverage sales and build your online presence.

You Tube
14:24

In this lecture I will show you the importance of a mailing list, how to grow your list, and why it's important to have a mailing list to build your brand and grow your sales.

Mailing List
10:49

In this lecture I will show you an example of how to send an email via mail chimp, and explain some of the common terms used in mail chimp - what their purpose is and how you can use it to be intentional about sending great content to your customers/fans. I have also attached a PDF to this lecture with additional information to keep building your list.

Sending an email using Mailchimp
11:10

In this lecture we will discuss the benefits of a great email signature for promoting your courses. I will also show you how to set it up using apple mail. (if you have another email service it will be similar).

Email Signature
05:10

You can also set up an email signature on your phone - in this email I will show you 2 ways to do this for your iPhone (one included clickable web links)

Setting up an email signature on your phone
03:11

Learn the benefits of Webinars for making sales and promoting your online courses.

Webinars
02:29

In this lecture you will learn how you can turn one product into many products and re-purpose your content for effective sales across many platforms.

Re-purpose content
01:22

Learn the basic principles of how to cross promote and upsell to grow your income and students.

Cross Promote
01:02

Examples of how to offer upgrades/bonuses to promote your course and keep it fresh and continue sales.

Offer Upgrades and Bonuses
01:24

Learn the benefits of providing discount coupons for increasing sales in your course.

Discount Coupons
00:36

In this lecture I'll explain the 'email signature challenge' - why don't you try it and post your work on the discussion board.

CHALLENGE - EMAIL SIGNATURE
00:31

Final comments on tips for marketing and selling your course.

Conclusion
01:22
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LEARNING STYLES & TEACHING TECHNIQUES
2 Lectures 09:20

Global and Anayltical learner are terms used to describe the way learners process information. In this video I will discuss the characteristics of the Global and Analytical learner and what teaching methods work best in an online course to keep them engaged. 

Different Learning Styles: How to teach the Global and Analytical Thinker
05:06

In the previous lecture I explain the two types of broad spectrum learners that these 4 learning types fall under (Global and Analytical).

In this lecture I am going to describe the different learning styles based on the popular VARK method (Visual, Auditory, Reading/Writing and Kinesthetic) and also give you some ideas as to how engage them with your course. 

Also attached to this lecture is a PDF print out of the 4 different learner styles as a visual reminder for you.



How to teach the Visual, Analytical, Reading/Writing & Kinesthetic Learner
04:14
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HOW TO CREATE A LANDING PAGE
4 Lectures 19:51

In this lecture learn the basics of what a landing page is, and the two main types of landing pages - Click Through and Lead Generation Landing pages. I will also share some examples of websites that use these types of landing pages and which one you will use to promote your online course.

What are landing pages?
05:31

What makes a great landing page? Learn some of the quick tips copy writers use to create enticing landing pages that convert into sales. I will also show you an example based on one of my own landing pages that you can implement straight away.

What makes a great landing page?
05:21

Learn the AIDA method to create your landing page. I will explain what the AIDA method is and how you can apply it to your copy, then show you how I have applied it to my landing page as an example. 

Creating a Landing Page using the AIDA Method
08:24

In this lecture I'll explain the challenge which involves creating your own landing page.

CHALLENGE - Create your own landing page using the AIDA method
00:35
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YOUR PROMO VIDEO
2 Lectures 07:06

Learn why you need a promo video, and the elements that make up a great promo video. I will also show you the Udemy Template for creating great promo videos (no matter what platform you use to host your courses).

Creating a Great Promo Video
04:46

In this lecture I am going to break down every section of my promo video so you can see how the elements have all been implemented, while still sounding and looking natural.

My Promo Video Example
02:20
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PRODUCTIVITY HACKS
7 Lectures 36:43

If you are not familiar with Google drive this lecture will explain what it is and why it's a valuable tool for storing your documents and videos. I will also show you how to load up videos on to google drive.

Using google drive - why and how
06:13

Canva is a great tool for creating professional images to include as PDF's in your courses, or to create images to promote your courses....or for anything! In this lecture I'll show the basics of how to use Canva to create great promotional and educational content.

Using Canva to create your own graphics/images
07:45

In this lecture I will show you where to get beautiful stock images that are free for use in your online course and promotional material. I've also included the links to the websites I recommend so that you can try them out for yourself.

Where to get FREE images for your course
03:34

Learn how to use the phone app Word Dream to create beautiful social media posts.

Using Word Dream to create beautiful social media posts
04:49

Fiverr.com is a website that offers tasks and services beginning at $5. From graphic design, e-book formatting, to digital marketing, editing and virtual assistants, it offers a vast range of services from freelancers all over the world.  In this video I will show you what kind of services they offer and also show you some of the artwork, design and animations that I have had created by freelancers at Fiverr.com.

Using Fiverr.com
04:34

Buffer is a great tool for scheduling your posts and sharing to all your social media profiles with just one click. In this video I’ll explain what Buffer is, why you would use it, and then show you in ‘real time’ how I schedule a months worth of posts, arrange optimal scheduling times, and you can post from web links and your Facebook page.
Buffer for scheduling posts
09:26

Your Social Media Picture challenge details are in this lecture to share with the group.

CHALLENGE: Social Media Picture
00:22
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CONCLUSION
3 Lectures 02:36

Thank you so much for taking this course! My final comments to send you on your way.

Thank you and goodbye!
02:26

Attached is a checklist of the 5 simple steps you need to create an online course. Print it out and use it as a reminder of all the steps you need to take to create your course.

Online Course Creation Summary Checklist
00:06

All the presentations slides I have used in this course are here for you to download as a PDF. It will have the information you need that you can refer back to if you need to!

Presentations Slides from the course
00:04
About the Instructor
Roma Waterman
4.5 Average rating
888 Reviews
11,814 Students
5 Courses
Entreprenuer, Vocal coach, songwriter, speaker &author

I am an award winning singer/songwriter and author. I've been a vocal coach, session singer, and artist for over 20 years, which has included being a judge for the early audition process on the X Factor in Australia.

I've been a vocal coach for many TV Talent contestants on X Factor, Idol and the Voice, and I am very passionate in helping people release their authentic sound and style. I love helping people be themselves in their creative industries, and I believe I can help you achieve this as well!

I'm the author of several books, including 'The Handbook for Working Singers'. I've also released 8 albums, including "Your Complete Vocal Warm Up" - a vocal warm up CD for beginner to advanced singers.

In the last two years I have become an online instructor and teach thousands of students all over the world in the areas of voice presentation (for podcasting and teaching), vocal coaching, songwriting, theology and other teacher training such as social media marketing and digital product creation.

I have learned to reinvent myself and now I want to help others do the same - in whatever field you are in - there's more for you - my role is to help you discover what that is!