How To Teach Your First Online Course
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How To Teach Your First Online Course

Discover smart tactics and long term strategy to create an awesome course and love every part of teaching!
5.0 (2 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.
343 students enrolled
Created by Mike DeVincent
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Confidently brainstorm the perfect topic of your first course
  • Proceed with the utmost confidence and teach an awesome course
  • Change and improve the lives of your prospects, one student and one lecture at a time
  • Determine the exact tools required to be an effective online teacher
  • Fully understand why there's never been a better time to be an online teacher
  • Tap into and access a ton of neatly organized links and resources perfect for instructors
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Requirements
  • You should have a strong desire to be an online instructor
  • You should have knowledge that you want to share with the world
  • You should love helping others
Description

In This Course You’ll Learn How To Create Your First Course As An Online Teacher!

This course is all about how to tap into the exciting world of being an online teacher.

If you’ve struggled with creating your first online course, or just want to brainstorm all about how you can become an online instructor, then enroll in this course.

Have You Ever Been Overwhelmed Because You Want To Become An Online Instructor, Or Maybe You Just Can't Decide Which Course You Should Create First?

If that’s the case, then this course was created for you. You’ll brainstorm online course creation in a super cool way, and you’ll never have to second guess yourself or wonder what first steps you should take.

You’ll brainstorm a ton of awesome online teaching strategies allowing you to finally jump into this exciting world of online teaching headfirst!

Who Is This Course For?

This course is for you if you've always wanted to be an online teacher, if you love helping people, or if you want to share your ideas with the world.

If you’re a prospective teacher, or are just curious to learn more about the world of online teaching, then you might benefit tremendously from this course.

However, if you already teach online courses, or if you’re not really interested in being an online teacher, then you should probably SKIP this course.

What’s The Real Value Of This Information?

Imagine if you had to pay a teaching consultant to brainstorm course creation with you. That would probably cost you a few hundred bucks, maybe even a few thousand bucks, or more!

What if you attended a workshop that taught you all about how to teach your first online course. That would probably cost you a few hundred bucks, maybe even a few thousand dollars or more!

What about all the frustration that you could avoid simply by enrolling in this course and brainstorming right now?

Ask Yourself How It Would Feel If You Finally Had The Courage And Knowledge Required To Teach An Online Course?

Maybe you’ve noticed that being an online instructor is awesome, but it can seem like a huge challenge? 

Maybe you’re simply frustrated because you’re not sure how to start? If that’s the case, then this might be the coolest course you take all year!

If any of this sounds cool, then enroll now and start to brainstorm your first online course while having a ton of fun!

Who is the target audience?
  • If you want to be an online instructor, but you have no clue how to start
  • If you have experience as a traditional instructor, and now want to tap into the exciting world of online teaching
  • If you want to share your knowledge with the world, but you have no idea what course topics might be a good start
  • If you already teach online courses, DO NOT take this course
  • If you're not interested in being a teacher or helping others, DO NOT take this course
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Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
02:45:58
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How To Teach Your First Online Course, An Introduction
5 Lectures 30:17

In this introduction you'll be introduced to the exciting world of being an online instructor. Prepare to get excited, because this might be the coolest entryway into a lifestyle that you love. :)

Preview 07:55

You're about to discover what it really takes to be an online instructor! This one variable is something that some of the best online instructors have. Be careful though! Because it's easy to overlook, and if you're missing this one key ingredient, teaching will definitely be a chore instead of an awesome experience. (Don't worry. If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you already possess all that you require). :)

Preview 02:24

The world is changing. More and more, you'll probably find that online education and distance learning is on the rise. That's why you might benefit tremendously from this lecture in particular. Because there's never been a better time to be an online instructor.

Preview 07:13

One of the most important things to do as an online instructor, is to get excited! So please don't underestimate this lecture. Let's take a moment to dig deep and analyze all of the powerful benefits to being an online instructor. After watching this lecture, your blood will be pumping and your excitement level might just shoot through the roof. :)

Preview 08:54

One of the biggest problems prospective teachers have, is that they don't believe in themselves! It's an easy to solve problem, and it's no wonder why it happens. All of our lives, we've been brainwashed to believe that we're not smart enough, or that we don't have enough experience to help others. The truth of the matter, is that you're a unique human living on a planet, and NOBODY has the same experience that you have. As a result, the knowledge that you've thus far accumulated, is probably priceless. :)

Preview 03:51
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Researching Your Student Demographic And Testing Demand
4 Lectures 10:31

After watching this lecture, you'll probably agree that market research is the easiest thing on the planet. If you've ever been frustrated because you're not sure how to start your market research, then this will eliminate any doubt you have and give you a really clear indicator of what types of courses (and niches) are currently selling well.

The Most Important Thing To Remember About Market Research
02:29

One of the most powerful things you can do as an online instructor, is study your end user demographic. The more you know about your end users, the more effectively you can communicate with them, teach them information, and of course, sell them courses. This lecture is designed to help you understand who your prospective audience is - so you can communicate to them in a way that even your fiercest competitors cannot.

Mapping Out Your End User's Demographic Profile
04:02

Discover my personally favorite social media platform (actually, it isn't really a social media platform at all) that can help you find out what niches and topics are red hot at the moment. This is a really helpful exercise, because it's one of the fastest ways to see what topics people are blogging about, which can be a really cool exercise when brainstorming potential course topics, and the popularity of different ideas.

The Best Social Media Platform To See What's Hot Right Now
01:37

What frustrates your prospective students? What questions are people asking in your niche market right now? This simple little Q and A website will allow you to find out the exact frustrations that your end users are experiencing in real time. Why is this so powerful? Because the more you know your prospective students, and especially what problems they're facing, the easier it's going to be for you to create killer course ideas that speak directly to their frustrations.

Tap Into This Massive Q And A Forum To See Exactly What Your Audience Is Asking
02:23
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Two Important Steps Before Deciding On Your First Course Topic
2 Lectures 10:21

Before you hone in and decide on a course topic, it's a great idea to inventory every single potential course that you could teach. Even more important than that, is ordering them in a way that's advantageous to you and your long term interest as a teacher. What's the best way to order your potential courses? Take this powerful lecture to find out.

Taking Inventory Of What You Can Teach
07:16

As an online instructor, one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make is what courses you should actually teach. In this lecture you'll discover a really cool process that can help you to eliminate any confusion or overwhelm. It's a really good idea to check this lecture out so you can proceed with the utmost confidence.

The Most Important Thing When Deciding What To Teach
03:05
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Let's Brainstorm The Tools You Need To Teach Beautiful Online Courses
4 Lectures 20:21

Have you ever been frustrated because you think that you need a $10,000 budget to start teaching courses? If that's the case, then you'll let out a massive sigh of relief as you watch this lecture. Because believe it or not, you probably already have everything you need to start teaching courses. And even if you don't, you won't require a massive budget to get everything that you need.

The Only 3 Vendor Neutral Pieces Of Software You'll Ever Need To Create Courses
09:15

Do you think my microphone sounds halfway decent? A lot of people think that I have a super expensive microphone! The truth of the matter is that the two microphones I use to record all of my courses can be obtained for much less than you think. If you want to brainstorm more, definitely check out this lecture!

The Exact Microphones I Use That Are Dirt Cheap And High Quality
03:24

Want a dirty little secret? I'm deathly afraid of cameras, and after teaching well over 20 courses, I still haven't appeared on camera even once! So, if you're afraid of cameras like I am, please don't let that prevent you from changing the world with your message. Let's brainstorm how you can teach awesome courses without appearing on camera, and what to do when if you're ever ready to show off in front of the world. :)

What To Do If You’re Scared To Be On Camera Do What I Do!
04:46

I've had a few compliments over the years from students who think that my course covers are beautiful. And guess what? They really are cool looking! It's time for me to reveal my secret regarding how I had over 20 course covers designed professionally for absolutely zero cost, and how you can do the same thing for your first course.

How To Have Beautiful Course Covers Professionally Designed For Zero Cost
02:56
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Planning The Perfect Logic And Structure Of Your Online Course
7 Lectures 23:50

This one insight will make designing, planning and recording your course infinitely easier. So you can have a fresh outlook on what your course really is, what the main purpose of your course is, and what your students secretly want from every course that they ever enroll in.

Remembering What Your Course Really Is
03:55

One objection that colleagues and students frequently bring up, is why students would even pay for courses these days? Afterall, information has never been this abundant in the history of the planet! The good news, is that this lecture reveals the hidden "reason" regarding why students enroll in courses. And don't worry! This really has nothing to do with you, so you don't have to be the world's top expert to have a really awesome course. :)

Why Would Someone Actually Pay For Your Course With Endless Free Information
03:52

After teaching over 2-dozen courses, I've written a massive boatload of sales letters! Maybe you've personally been frustrated because you want to start teaching, but you have no clue how to write a cool little sales letter that will actually entice students to enroll, WITHOUT being sleazy or hyped up? If that's the case, then you're going to love this powerfully insightful lecture that reveals how to write really cool sales letters in practically any niche. (You also get my sales letter template in a future lecture, so you're covered).

An Important Insight About Your Sales Letter
01:54

Please learn from my mistakes! Because this is the most obvious lecture on the planet. Why then, has messing this step up caused me DAYS, or even WEEKS of frustration? The truth is that if you outline your course correctly, everything else is a breeze. However, if you get this wrong, then creating a course can be an epically frustrating endeavor. Check out this lecture so you can make course creation much easier.

How To Easily Outline Your Course So That It Makes Perfect Sense
03:21

This lecture showcases, in very pithy nature, why it's much better to be as concise as possible when teaching your course. This is great news, because organizing your courses into bite sized chunks makes it easier for you to produce, and far easier for your students to actually enjoy and benefit from!

Don’t Be Long For The Sake Of Being Long. Do This Instead.
02:35

This is one of the most powerful lectures in the entire course. You'll discover one of the most "hidden" lessons of all online instructors! That lesson, is whether or not you should write a script for your course. After putting forth a ton of research and development into this question, I think I've concocted the perfect answer. And don't worry. There's no "right" or "wrong" answer, however, your own personal taste and style will definitely play into the correct answer for YOU. Watch this lecture carefully to learn more.

To Write A Script, Or Not To Write A Script
04:16

Discover the exact software I use to create really cool looking slides without much effort.This is super important, so you can entertain your audience while reciting your course. You'll also discover the exact resource I use to find beautiful HD (and 100% free) graphics that you can use to decorate your slides.

Creating Super Powerful Slides For Your Course
03:57
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The Most Important Recording Tips So You Can Record Your Course In Confidence
3 Lectures 11:40

One of the biggest mistakes I've ever made while recording a course, is waiting to get warmed up! That's why you might benefit big time from this lecture. Because you'll be able to get warmed up before you start recording, so when you do start recording, you're already primed and ready to record at your best.

Two Tongue Twisters I Learned In University Speech Class To Get Your Vocals Read
03:32

After recording many dozens of lectures, there's one lesson that I've learned that's probably more important than any other tip I could give you. Check out this short and powerful lecture to figure out exactly what advice I would share with you.

The Single Most Important Thing To Remember When Recording Your Course
03:01

Maybe you're secretly loathing the idea of recording your course, because you live in a noisy neighborhood? Do you have lawnmowers, snowblowers, chainsaws and dogs and cats fighting all day? If that's the case, don't worry! You'll discover three really cool methods to help eliminate any background noise, and I'll also show you a trick or two so you can eliminate that sound all together. :)

How To Record With Confidence Even If You Live In A Noisy Environment
05:07
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Structuring And Positioning Your Course Using Really Smart Strategy
3 Lectures 15:59

This lecture is designed to help eliminate any confusion you might have about how you can record your course. The reality is that there are only three (maybe four TOPS) formats that your course can be in. Let's brainstorm those three methods, and see which one might be best for your style of teaching, or particular course.

The Only 3 Possible Formats Your Course Can Be In
05:11

Is it better to tap into an online teaching marketplace, or to teach on your own platform? After doing both extensively, I reveal my honest two cents in this lecture.

Where To Sell And Host Your Course The Possibilities Are Endless.
06:31

Writing a sales letter isn't the only way to make your course stand out! You can also creatively write titles for each and every one of your lectures. In this particular lecture, you'll discover a really cool way to title your individual lectures so they tickle the fascination of your prospective students. :)

How To Title Your Lectures So They Evoke Massive Curiosity And Promote Benefits
04:17
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Long Term And Evergreen Promotional Strategy For Your Online Courses
6 Lectures 30:55

This is one of my best kept secrets regarding how to double the potential royalties for your online course! There are also a few other powerful pieces of information revealed in this lecture, so be sure NOT to skip this one. :)

The Single Best Way To Double The Potential Royalties Of Your Course
03:24

It's no secret that I'm absolutely in love with email marketing. Let's talk for a brief moment about why email marketing is so powerful, and how you can start building an email list as an online instructor.

Let's Talk For A Moment About Email Marketing
05:01

A lot of prospective students always ask about how they can promote their courses! One of the best ways, is to maintain a blog. In this lecture, I give honest advice about how to start a blog on a budget, and even my favorite content idea that's perfect for online instructors. (Don't worry, the content idea will work in practically any niche).

Why Blogging Is Direly Crucial For Your Long Term Success
05:19

I've known a ton of bloggers over the years. The sad truth, is that the overwhelming majority of bloggers ultimately end up failing dismally. That's why you might really love this lecture. You'll discover the single best method of blog promotion that I've ever learned about, after blogging since 2010. This method works, and is absolutely recommended if you want to be a blogger.

The Single Best Way To Promote Your Blog
08:22

If you're spending time creating a blog, you may as well devote some effort to turn your blog into an email list building asset. In this lecture, you'll reveal two different ways that you can turn your blog into an email list building asset; so each and every blog post that you ever write, will be able to add subscribers to your email list. Definitely check this out!

How To Turn Your Blog An Email List Building Machine
03:51

Maybe you realize the power of email marketing, but you're frustrated because you just don't have the budget to get up and running? If that's the case, then you might love this lecture. I'll reveal my personally favorite "free" email marketing platform that will allow you to setup lead capture pages and thank you pages using a free "drag and drop" editor. This is perfect if you don't have an email list yet, but want to start one.

The Importance Of Email Funnels And The Easiest Way To Set One Up
04:58
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How To Go Forward With Rock Solid Confidence And All The Luck In The World
2 Lectures 06:21

Being an online instructor is a lot of work! However, after teaching a ton of courses, there's a few major tricks I've learned to avoid burnout. Check out this lecture so you can give yourself a chance over the long term!

How To Never Get Burned Out
03:21

Congratulations! You've just brainstormed a ton of awesome tactics and strategy that I wish I had when I first started teaching online courses. If you want to proceed with unshakable confidence, listen to this lecture to get my final two cents, and some parting advice. :)

How To Go Forward With Unshakable Confidence
03:00
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Free (And Awesome) Resources For Online Teachers!
4 Lectures 02:05

In this lecture you'll find a really simple "fill in the blank" sales letter template that's perfect for online courses! I've used this template to enroll many thousands of awesome students, and it's designed to work in practically any niche. :)

My Super Cool And Easy To Use Sales Letter Template!
00:59

In this lecture, I'm going to try my best to round up some of the best "hidden gems" and resources from the official Udemy team. You'll find tons of awesome tips, tricks, and resources here so you can create an awesome Udemy course! I wish I had access to these resources when I started teaching. :)

Handy Links And Resources For Udemy Instructors
00:39

If you want to tap into a massive horde of resources for teachers, definitely check out this lecture! You'll discover how to set course goals, add practice activities, edit your videos, film your videos, and how to stay in the clear of the Udemy policies. If you want to be an awesome teacher, there's tons of free training here to get you started and to elevate your teaching career to the next level!

A Ton Of Free Training Courses Perfect For Udemy Teachers!
00:19

If you want to record your audio lecture before you record the video content of your course, then you might benefit by reading this tutorial that shows you the exact process that I use. :)

Optional: How To Import Audio Files Into Your Video Recording Software
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About the Instructor
Mike DeVincent
4.3 Average rating
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25 Courses
IT nerd and experienced marketer

I'm an IT nerd who grew up in, and resides in the greater Boston area.

I've worked IT for some of the biggest and coolest organizations on the planet.

My passion for being an entrepreneur, in conjunction with significant experience in the technology world has lead me to have quite the fascinating array of skills.

I'm an avid blogger, publisher, and instructor with a passion for entrepreneurship, IT security, and technology.

I'm also a seasoned email marketing veteran, sending emails daily since 2011 which equates to over a million promotional emails sent.

My main goal on Udemy is to help you better harness your interest in business and technology, so that you may endeavor to reach your very best and fullest potential.