How to Write, Create, and Sell a Video E-course in 7 Days
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How to Write, Create, and Sell a Video E-course in 7 Days

Produce an online teaching resource by this time next week without hi-tech gear, a budget, or even much talent!
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Created by Rob Parnell
Last updated 7/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $95 Discount: 89% off
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Includes:
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You'll be able to write, film, edit and produce your own video teaching course for Udemy.
  • You'll have all the resources you need to upload your course to Udemy and start teaching!
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Requirements
  • You'll need a computer, a camera (your cell will do!), and a decent microphone
  • No previous writing or presenting experience necessary
  • You'll need some free software I can recommend
Description

Discover how to easily write, produce, and upload a video e-course - by as early as next week. That’s only 7 days from today!

And you don't even need to get expensive gear - everything you need is LO to NO COST - and I show you where and how to get it!

Having your own video e-course you can expect…

  • Sales generated organically by Udemy
  • ZERO delivery cost – no printing or postage
  • A no-risk business you can operate anywhere in the world
  • The prestige and recognition of being a respected expert and online educator

Please read the following important message from Rob Parnell, who Midnight Bookworm called, “The World’s Foremost Writing Guru.”

Dear Udemy Subscriber,

If you want the satisfaction of selling a popular course, and the prestige that comes from being an online teacher, then this might be of great interest to you...

Here’s why:

I can teach you how to write, create and sell your own e-course with less than a week’s work – even if you feel like you can’t write a complete sentence, can’t teach to save your life, and still have nightmares about using technology!

Let me show you how it’s very possible, in fact, quite straightforward to turn out your own highly successful e-course using the methods I’ll teach you in this new course…

* Rob Parnell has helped over 1,000,000 authors write, publish, and promote their e-books, print books, audio books and videos! 

* Rob is a veteran freelancer, bestselling author, and writing guru whose reputation for writing resources is legendary!

* Over the last 15 years, Rob has published several number ONE AMAZON best-selling books – including “The Writer and The Hero’s Journey”, “The Easy Way to Get Rich”, and “Fast and Furious: How to Write and Sell for Amazon Kindle”.

If you want to create your own e-course quickly, you need step-by-step details spelled out quickly by a real-world expert who can teach you the ropes.

Over the last 15 years, Rob has written, created and sold millions of dollars worth of books, e-books, courses, videos, and all kinds of info-products online and off.

Here are just some of the tips & techniques this course will teach you:

  • How to get up, running, and selling courses on Udemy
  • A step-by-step explanation of how to actually get a complete REAL e-course DONE in less than 72 hours!
  • The absolute “bullet-proof” best e-course to write, create and sell online – and FAST.
  • Proven methods for turning out a highly effective course in record time… even if you have no idea what to write about now.
  • Step-by-step exactly how to format your videos so they look great.

Learn the tips, tricks and secrets directly from one of the most successful authors online today!

  • Go inside the mind of one of the most successful online teachers today to learn his real-world secrets.
  • Discover what he learned about teaching
  • Learn from someone just like you… who jumped in, wrote a book once, and is now an online teacher
  • Rob will reveal his marketing secrets to YOU…
  • How to write and manage your time
  • What works and what doesn’t in the “real world” of online teaching.

Here’s the bottom line on this incredible resource:

“How to Write, Create and Sell a Video E-course in 7 Days” will guide you step-by-step on how to:

  • Identify a target market with laser-beam focus
  • Create an e-course idea that will generate interest and curiosity
  • Show you how to publish your e-course on Udemy
  • … and much MORE!
  • Rob says: "If my e-course doesn’t help you overcome any stumbling blocks to writing your own e-course, if it doesn’t guide you step by step through picking a topic, if it doesn’t show you how to market your course to the widest audience possible, if it doesn’t take you by the hand and teach you exactly how to get your course online, if it doesn’t make creating your own e-course easier than you ever dreamed possible, then I don’t want your money… I'll give it all back."

    You have nothing to lose and a successful, prestige and self esteem building e-course to gain.

    Click Below to Gain Access Now 

    You will be watching and studying my e-course within just a few minutes… and using it to get your very own e-course written and published in as little as 7 days!

    To your success,

    Rob Parnell
    Bestselling Author and Educator

    P.S. — This introductory price is a “Buy it NOW before it’s gone” offer… so act fast!… ..

    P.P.S. — Let’s be blunt: If you pass on this offer, will you have an e-course or not one week from today? Probably not!

    You’ll still wish and want it, but you won’t have it. Face it. Most of what you need is instruction and encouragement.

    Get this course NOW and have your own video e-course as fast as one week from TODAY!

    Wouldn’t you like to be bragging about your course within a week?

    Who is the target audience?
    • People who want to create a teaching course quickly - the next week.
    • Anyone struggling with what might seem a huge scary task.
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    Introduction
    24 Lectures 39:46

    Welcome

    Hi, this lesson is basically to enable you to see me, to let me introduce myself and reassure you that - yes indeed - with my help you CAN create a video course in just 7 days.

    That's a week from today, you too could have a course up and running!

    To give you some idea, usually on the day of release, Udemy will push your course for the first SIX HOURS of its existence - so you can usually expect to make sales from Day One!

    That's awesome, right?

    And that's even if you don't have a mailing list!

    So what are you waiting for? Let's get this show on the road...

    Oh, and anything you need, just ask. It's my duty and honor to serve.

    Rob Parnell
    Your Success is my Concern


    Preview 01:56

    Any success you achieve is down to planning. 

    But don't be one of those people who spend their lives imagining future problems and ends up not doing anything as a result. 

    In the UK - where I come from - I would say this is the number issue that would-be entrepreneurs face: OVER-planning, OVER-thinking.

    The trick with effective planning is to do it quickly, WITHOUT too much thought!

    Worrying is what fools and mothers do.

    Business people need to be decisive, whether their instincts are correct or not.

    See the plan I have attached to this lesson to see how rough your first ideas can be.

    Preview 01:37

    A template is really just a more complex plan.

    The plan can be some notes about what the course will cover but your template will be more of a checklist you will use to make sure you're getting everything done.

    Again, I have included a template for you to look at so you can see what I mean. It probably sounds more complicated than it needs to in the video lesson but don't be intimidated because once your template is done, your course is pretty much done. 

    It's just painting by numbers after that!

    Preview 01:34

    I mention in the lesson that I use Scrivener to help me plan and write my courses - and that there is a Scrivener template available for download.

    Well, there is, but I can't upload it to Udemy because it's not a format they support.

    However, if you want to receive my complete Scrivener template for this course, just email me personally - rob@easywaytowrite.com - and I will send you a copy.

    Please note that you will need a licensed copy of Scrivener to run the file too!

    Preview 01:34

    Finding the time to write or indeed to complete any project is about prioritising.

    It's simply not good enough to say that "life got in the way" or that "other things came up".

    Setting a goal and committing to its completion is what heroes do. Because when you say you're going to do something, that means you WILL DO IT, not matter what else happens.

    The only way to get this course done in a week is to set aside time every day and then do the work. No excuses. Okay?

    Preview 01:44

    It's likely you'll agonise over which topic you want to teach.

    My advice? Don't fret. Just pick the first thing you think of. It doesn't matter, even if you're wrong.

    It's important just to be decisive and get it done. That's the learning experience.

    Once you know you can create a video course in a week, it will give you the confidence to think through the next ones and know you can complete them too.

    You just need to get over your first time as soon as you can.

    Preview 01:43

    As I mention in the lesson, there are three crucial reasons why you need to do some research.

    1. To find out about your topic

    2. To find out what issues are important to your potential customers

    3. To discover whether your subject matter is an ALREADY popular topic

    This is because it's imperative you pick a popular subject - to ensure your success. Marketing is hard enough without picking a subject nobody is interested in! 

    Researching Your Subject
    01:32

    One of the best ways to discover what your your course should address is to go to the source.

    Ask your potential customers EXACTLY what they want to see.

    You do this by sending out a questionnaire to your mailing list, no matter how small it may be.

    Way back in 2004, I did this same exercise - and the result changed my life. Armed with the knowledge of what my customers actually wanted from me, I was able to go full time as an online teacher within days of sending out a short questionnaire to my subscribers.

    Using a Questionnaire
    01:44

    Social media is a wonderful research tool in itself. 

    You can try all kinds of fancy SEO tricks to discover keywords and search terms if you want. But really, interacting with real people on Facebook and Twitter will arm you with far more practical information, far more quickly, in the short and long term.

    There's a modern trend in online marketing and that is to make everything about numbers, formulas, computer coding, and acronyms nobody understands.

    Give me actual facts. That's all we need to know. 

    (Remember that SEO is really just Someone Else's Opinion. Google actually makes sure that any and all SEO tricks don't work! Try not to get sucked in to the hype and nonsense.)

    Using Social Media
    01:38

    This is where you need to get specific.

    You need to work out how many video lessons you want to include in your course and how long you want each of them to be.

    As I keep saying, you need to keep things simple and not be too ambitious for your first course. 

    If you go overboard and try to create some massive masterpiece first time out, you'll most likely find that far too challenging to complete.

    Better to know that you can finish what you set your mind to - and you only do what you're capable of achieving quickly.

    Compiling Your Course
    01:34

    Writing with confidence is about turning off your inner editor and believing that everything you write is fine - at least for the first draft. 

    You're allowed to be awful when you write. That's what first drafts are for - all professionals agree on this, so don't feel your writing has to be anything special when you write your first draft.

    The point is to get anything and everything down first so that you have something to edit and polish later.

    Later is the operative word. Never edit anything until the ENTIRE first draft is down.

    Feel free to write quickly, without thinking, without going back, without fear.

    Just do it - and don't worry about a thing!

    The Writing
    01:40

    Only start editing when you have written and totally completed the first draft of your course content.

    There's no point polishing something that isn't finished because you don't know what you will keep and what you will change and what you will delete until the WHOLE thing is done.

    I repeat: only start editing when you have completed the first draft. 

    Then:

    Edit for sense

    Edit for logic

    Edit for clarity

    Edit so it's easy to read into the camera and sounds nice and natural.

    The Editing
    01:29

    It's sometimes hard for us to appreciate that reality TV is nothing of the sort.

    When cameras roll, most people freeze and say nothing. That's why reality TV producers and directors plan every shot, scene and interaction before they start filming real people like the Kardashians and all those allegedly Real Housewives.

    The fact is, without a thorough plan, film never works. You need a script, a location, an action plan and all the equipment and personnel in place BEFORE you start any filming. 

    The same is true of your course. Do it on the fly and it won't work.

    Do it right: make a plan and stick to it.

    Planning The Shoot
    01:24

    Most people have this idea that film making equipment must be expensive and sophisticated. 

    That's only true of the expensive and sophisticated stuff. You can make a course with free or cheap cameras that work in total auto mode.

    It's really not necessary to buy the most expensive gear to create online courses. Often high priced gear is hard to understand and use.

    At least cheap cameras are often just point and go.

    Your Equipment
    01:40

    As I say in the lecture, I regard my teleprompter as the one thing that makes me look professional.

    For a long time I made YouTube videos with a script in my hand and then tried to edit out the bits where I looked down at the words. As you can imagine, this was hugely time consuming and awkward.

    I made my first teleprompter (as you'll see in the video) but the problem was that the glass wasn't polarised correctly and ended up blurring the picture slightly on most of my early courses.

    I bought a proper teleprompter recently for about $200 on Ebay. Worth every darn penny.

    The Teleprompter
    01:49

    Again, film software used to be costly but as more digital cameras come with their own free software, this is no longer the case.

    Even professional software has plummeted in price these last few years with so many competitors entering the market.

    I have to say I think Adobe Premiere Pro is probably the best and most stable of all of them. And if you're going to be making videos a lot, then the $50+ a month cost for the Adobe Cloud suite is a pretty good deal.

    You'll likely make it back easily in course sales. (If Udemy will let me say that!)

    See below for a PDF download of software options.

    Film Software
    01:43

    Props includes everything in your shot, from the clothes on your back to the pictures on the wall behind you.

    Rather than make a list of everything you might need, it's a lot easier to build your set, even if it's just in a corner of your bedroom or office. At least then all you need to make your lessons work is in one place. 

    Ideally you will want to shoot your entire course in one session. When you do, all your props should be at hand, ready.

    Be careful not to clutter your set. Sometimes a completely empty set is far more effective than a busy one.

    Props
    01:35

    You need to look your best when on camera. People are so used to seeing people looking nice on film they can get upset if it looks like you're not at least trying.

    You don't want to give anyone a reason to ask for a refund - and sometimes your appearance will trigger one.

    Actually people don't need much of an excuse!

    Be clean shaven, wash your hair, wear nice clothes and smile a lot.

    These are all things that will make you more likeable and trustworthy.

    Presentation
    01:43

    Film editing isn't nearly as complicated as you might imagine. Pretty much anyone can do it.

    The only thing to remember is to keep copies of your original footage - even after you've made the lessons. You never know if you're going to have to go back to the originals.

    Most film makers have at one time been caught out by this because raw film takes up a lot of disk space and the temptation to delete it is strong.

    Better to get cheap drives to keep copies of all your raw film for at least a few years!

    See below for a listing of the software available to you for editing film.

    Film Editing
    01:35

    This course is on Udemy and I would expect you to look to Udemy first for your course hosting needs.

    My advice is to stick with Udemy for a while - at least - so that you can see how teaching courses suits you. When you feel confident, then you can branch out on to other platforms - though if you're doing well, you may not need to - or feel the need.

    As time progresses I'm sure a lot more sites will pop up that want original content. I receive many emails from eLearning sites wanting me to upload to alternate sites - and probably because they find my name on Udemy.

    I'm sure this will happen to you too.

    Choosing Your Platform
    01:39

    I tend to upload videos and resources one at a time as I compile my courses. 

    The bulk uploader doesn't always seem to work well or connect with Dropbox as it should. But that's just probably me. I'm not all that tech savvy, despite having been an online educator for over fifteen years!

    Plus in my part of the world - Australia - we have the worst internet connection speeds on the planet - worse than some third world countries. A national disgrace. The only thing the Ozzie government has done is tax web purchases - there isn't even any decent legislation here because it's so poorly serviced - and a haven for piracy that is unacceptable in a so called civilised society.

    The fact that the Australian government also wants to loosen online copyright laws is also cause for grave concern.    


    Uploading
    01:41

    Personally I think there's way too much hype written about sales pages. Fact is, many items online sell without anything more than a brief description. Sometimes people just know what they want and will see a smarmy sales page as a deterrent to the purchase!

    I guess the right way to develop a Udemy sales page is to see it for what it is - an opportunity to bond with your student before they buy your course.

    I don't know about you but when I like an instructor, I usually know I'm going to like them before I take the course. And I look for the "likeability factor" deliberately when I watch the promo video and read the course blurb. If I don't like the instructor at that point, I won't buy the course.

    I think that's the right way to think about things!

    The Sales Page
    01:36

    But just in case you have no idea how to write compelling copy, I've included this basic advice to help you, really only so that you don't forget the basics.

    Honestly, don't fret too much over your sales material. Freezing because a fear of expressing yourself isn't going to help anyone.

    Better just to be natural and don't worry too much about saying everything that needs to be said.

    People always accuse me of not saying anything specific in my sales material but I really don't see the point. People don't by specs, they buy hopes and dreams.

    More Sales Page Tactics
    01:45

    When you have completed all the videos, text lessons, quizzes, whatever, and uploaded the PDFs you want to include in your course, you will need to get the course approved by Udemy. 

    This usually only takes a day or so, especially if everything your uploaded is of good quality and you have a sympathetic Udemy reviewer. The most common reason for rejection by Udemy is poor sound quality and you may need to deal with that if it's a problem.

    If so, I recommend using Adobe Audition or SoundSoap to tweak your sound - or consider rerecording your audio. 

    It may seem extreme but it will be worth it in the end.

    Best of luck with your course. If you need anything, let me know!  

    The Launch!
    01:51
    About the Instructor
    Rob Parnell
    4.6 Average rating
    185 Reviews
    2,642 Students
    8 Courses
    Freelance Writer, Teacher, and Bestselling Author

    Rob Parnell has been teaching online since 2002. He has published over thirty number one bestselling books on genre writing, motivation, productivity and getting rich and healthy. 

    You'll enjoy his down to earth style and the sense Rob somehow knows you like a friend! 

    He has been writing since he was five years old. He writes every day without fail - it's a compulsion - and he still hasn't run out of things to say... His preferred genre is the thriller - sometimes with a supernatural edge - in which he writes short stories, graphic novels, screenplays, and adult thrillers. 

    In between fiction projects, Rob has written over 40 nonfiction self-help titles and has been published all over the world for the last fifteen years. Also a musician and composer, singer, media producer and budding movie maker, Rob is ecstatically happy to be married to Robyn Opie Parnell, his savior and the popular bestselling children's author.