Teach Online: A Comprehensive Plan

Teach Online: complete course - your knowledge into an online course step by step
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  • Lectures 52
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

This course is not sponsored by or affiliated with Udemy, Inc.

 New and aspiring Udemy instructors!

I will show you the exact method to launch your first online program this week. 

Turn your knowledge into a leveraged online course and add significant amounts of revenue into your bank account each month. Interested?  

Excellent Course For The Beginner Looking to Teach Online


I really like Patrick's course and teaching style. He is easily one of the most enjoyable and informative instructors I've learned from on Udemy and I've taken hundreds of courses.

This course is delivered with just the right pace, the information is laid out in digestible pieces and the production quality is great. Patrick is also very engaging and easy to listen to.

Some of the courses I've taken on Udemy are difficult to get through. They have 15 minute lectures with about 3 minutes of actual content. That is the exact opposite of what you will find in this course. The lectures are short, informative and punchy.

I highly recommend this course. - Ken

Great Content for the Newbie!

I'm working on my first course and I found Patrick's course very helpful. I found actionable tips and insights throughout that I am using to guide my own work and will save me time. Patrick responds quickly to questions and is truly there to help. Time and money well spent folks and I'm happy to give him five stars! -Shawn

Great course and instructor !

Patrick is an engaging instructor and delivers on his objective with thus course. I watched lectures even if I was already familiar wirth the topic. This course is content rich and enjoyable to view. - Robert

Well Rounded, Well Presented...

Patrick does an excellent job of conveying many aspect of course production that are often overlooked in courses of this type.

Beyond that practical how-to he also clearly demonstrates that defining a plan and tackling each step one by one, the path to success is easily within anyones grasp.

You can do this as well! You can easily learn all you need to know about teaching online and begin making money...while greatly impacting the lives of student around the globe.

In a matter of hours, while working full-time, you can film and publish your very first high quality course, and I'll hold your hand each and every step of the way. -Robin


Is this course made for you? Here's a litmus test to find out.

  • Are your a busy working professional?
  • Do you have something of value to share with others?
  • Would making passive revenue from your existing knowledge help your situation?
  • Does the thought of creating a course 'feel' like a huge undertaking?
  • Are you to busy to put 'life on hold' while spending countless hours listening to conflicting advice on Youtube or Google?
  • Do you want all the information you could possibly need organized, packaged and delivered on-demand straight to your computer screen?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then this course is 100% for you, because I walk you through EVERYTHING ... the absolute, entire course creation process. And, I do it from scratch.

This complete blueprint has a 100% risk free guarantee. If you feel at any time during the first 30-days of purchase, that it's not everything you need, then Udemy will give you a 100% - no questions asked refund.

I'm confident you will not return the course!

I look forward to having you as a student...and to receiving a link to your very first course when complete!

If you have questions please ask. I can be reached by clicking on my profile picture at the top of this page.


Patrick Howell


More student comments:

"If I had this course 2 months ago...would have saved me SO much time" Beth

"The best course I have taken for first time users" Joy

"A totally comprehensive course delivered in a down to earth format" Rosie

."One of the best courses on Udemy by far!" Debbie

"Essential Course" Chriss

It's an "Online Teaching Must" Linda

"Very informative and succinct" Bryan

"Ready to create my first online course" Kathi

I already saved this course in my favorites" Jerry



  • Learn the Hardware & Software essentials of course creation
  • Get familiar with both the front-end and back-end of various Marketplaces that will sell your courses for you
  • Discovering the BEST topics to teach using informative research-based information
  • Learn the Audio Necessities for a course to become approved
  • Learn how to make an entire class by recording what's on your computer screen (Screencasts)
  • Video Editing/Screencast Software options for PC and MAC
  • Quick and easy video editing for beginners
  • The simple route to filming lectures with a Webcam
  • Filming professional SmartPhone lectures
  • Filming lectures with a plain household pocket camera
  • Removing background noise in post-production

Dynamic Course Development - Secret Strategies:

  • Discover proven strategies from Positive Psychology that will make you super effective as an online teacher (even if you've never been an online student)
  • How to ensure the long-term success of your course by implementing this tactic!
  • What is a Best Possible Course revealed

Planning Your Course for Success:

  • A method for brainstorming superb course topics that students are interested in
  • How to prepare yourself to teach your topic the 'online way'
  • Learn how getting to know your ideal student - pays off!
  • Know how to stand apart from other classes in your topic area

Content Creation:

  • Produce your best possible course by incorporating the knowledge you've learned
  • Discover a systematic way to deliver each and every presentation effectively
  • Learn successful instructor secrets for creating written language that converts
  • Learn cost effective ways to create prospect conversion videos

Pricing and Publishing Your Course

  • How much should you charge?
  • How do successful instructors set a price for their courses?
  • How to make your class 'even more' sellable during the publishing phase

Marketing Your Course:

  • How to make your course worthy of remark (remarkable) from prospects
  • How much of your goods should you let prospects sample?
  • Learn why some classes show-up in searches on the first page, and how you can to!
  • Leveraging the power the video you already created and keeping 97% of the profits

Tips Tricks and Resources:

This student generated section is filled with awesome tips, some you may not know, to help you be successful in developing your current and future online courses.I personally am excited by this section because it could potentially save each of us hours of time and effort.

What are the requirements?

  • Computer
  • Webcam (discussed in class)
  • Screencast software (discussed in the class)
  • Microphone (discussed in class)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Publish your first course in hours
  • Become an online instructor from SCRATCH
  • Earn significant passive monthly revenue teaching what you love
  • Elimitante hours of searching "how-to" on YouTube
  • Learn everything you need to know to turn your talent and knowledge into an online course - and learn how to sell it!

Who is the target audience?

  • This course will walk you through everything you need in order to create your first online program and begin to earn passive monthly revenue from it. Best suited for newbie's or those wishing to accelerate their course creation process

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.


Course Promotional Video
Section 1: Course Introduction
Tutorial Showing You How to Navigate the Udemy Course Platform - New Users
Section 2: Course Layout: Easy Bite Sized Chunks
Layout of this Program
My Personal Commitment
1 page
Section 3: Why Stop at Udemy? Aspiring Instructor Essential Definitions & Understanding
Teach Online: Marketplaces and Making Money
Definitions: Screencast and Talking Heads with Examples
Section 4: The Value of Leaning on Knowlege from Experts
Learn and Apply the Principles of Successful Online Course Creation
Teaching on Udemy? You Must Utilize the Following Info to Maximize Your Success
Section 5: High Quality Video Tutorials: Hardware, Software the "Stuff"
Intro to Hardware and Software
Get Great Audio: How to Increase Engagement 3X - Demonstration and Links

The Logitech C920 will make life simple and allow you to film excellent video without a ton of fuss. Learn about the webcam in this lecture.


Extra Audio Helpers - Pop Filter and Noise Shield (very low cost on Amazon)
Optional Audio Helper: Clip-On Microphone Recommendation and Link
Link to Buy Camtasia Video Editing Software at Half-Price
Section 6: Generating Your Content: Choose, Plan, Narrow and Refine
Introduction to planning your course
Plan: Choosing Your First Topic to Teach Online

For additional ideas read Udemy's "Topic Refinement Worksheet"

*You can find a link to the guide in the resource section of this lecture

Bonus: Refine Your Topic - *Pro Step* with Worksheet Download
*UPDATE* Check Out Udemy's Hot Topic List
Section 7: The STEP by STEP Process for Creating Your First Online Course
Learn a Process for Getting Your Course Done in Just Hours
Follow this Course Creation Template
How Much Time Should You Schedule in Your Calendar to Complete Your Udemy Course
Example of a Mock Course - Summary and Visual
Section 8: Now That Your Course is Complete: Publishing (no stone unturned)

Submit as soon as you are done and make adjustment right away. Then when resubmitting, mention that you made all the fixes (parrot what they said to fix) and let them know it's complete.

What You Can Expect After You Publish Your First Online Course
Section 9: How to Get Significant Traction for Your New Course
Covert Marketing that's Easy and Free
Learn an Often Overlooked Highly Effective Core Marketing Strategy
Get the Attention of Prospective Online Students
Section 10: Increase Sales - Copywriting Practices

Following the AIDA Formula for Success

A Hush-Hush Strategy for Writing Course Descriptions That Sell
Section 11: How Should You Price Your Course?
How to Price Your Course to Get the Most Sales
Section 12: Promotional Videos Made Simple

Who Can Produce Your Promo Video for You (on the cheap)?


2 pages

Udemy just compiled their research on what makes the Perfect Promo Video and put it into a new PDF document.

Their research shows that by following the steps in the attached document enrollments can increase by 5 -10X.

*These recommendations are great for any marketplace where you plan on selling courses!

Print it off and keep it handy when making your next marketing video.

Easy and Very Affordable Intro Options
Section 13: BONUS: Presentation and On-Camera Essentials
The #1 Key to Getting On-Camera, or Giving Any Successful Presentation
Section 14: FAQ's | Additional Resources to Make You Successful
A Structure That Will Help You Speak Fluently when Recording
How to 'Clean-Up' Your Audio if Necessary
How to Take a Picture of a Section of Your Computer Screen - Demonstration
How to Add a Talking-Head Clip to an Existing Video Using Camtasia
NEW: Video with Talking Head Clip and Original Back-to-Back
Places with FREE Stock Photos and Videos to Use
1 page


Where You Can Get a Highlighted Mouse Pointer
A System to Increase Your Course Development Productivy
#2: A System to Increase Your Course Development Productivy
Lessons from Positive Psychology that'll Help You in Creating a Course
How to Do Basic Video Editing in Camtasia - Fast!
Learn to Film with Your Smartphone: Instructor Option
Learn to Film With a Household Camera: Instructor Option
Syncing Audio & Video when Filming with an External Camera

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Instructor Biography

NLP, Positive Psychology Patrick Happiness, Howell, NLP, Happiness, Self Esteem, NLP, Positive Psychology

Best-Selling - #1 Rated Udemy Instructor in Personal Development, achieving record breaking results in multiple course categories. 8 online courses, 24,000+ International Students. 500+ Positive Student Reviews. 

I began my career in coaching as a globally certified Dale Carnegie Success Trainer.  Using my skills as a Master NLP Trainer and applied Positive Psychology Coach, I have been able to help thousands of people.  

Today my focus is on helping you in the areas of life that you find most important. 

Short BIO:

I'm a corporate trainer, speaker, and performance coach known for translating research-based findings from positive psychology, neuroscience and peak performance into accessible strategies that impact lives and organizations.

After leaving an award-winning career as Director of Corporate Initiatives for the Dale Carnegie Training organization, Patrick spent the past 10 years implementing positive human performance initiatives within organizations such as AT&T, Comcast Cable, and the Department of Defense.

With leading applied positive psychology expert Kim Rowe, I co-authored the American Society for Training and Development's best-selling field manual The Positive Workplace (2014). My self-paced personal effectiveness courses have attracted 24,000 online international students in 165 countries.

In 2013, I partnered with Wiley Publishing, and acquired DiscAffiliate a Personality Assessment website.  Disc affiliate has become one of the most used website resources for corporations to understand their employees and facilitate peak performance. 

A frequent guest in media, I'm a past host of a television program aired on the Comcast and Verizon networks and viewed in 600,000 homes.

I live by the Jersey shore with my family and you can often times catch me hiking in the woods, or running the boards. 

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