How To Write Online Courses For Beginners in 2018

Last Update: June 10, 2018

Online courses are all over the internet these days but so many have little to no value. A well written course that offers a real solution to a real problem can be a valuable asset for both the writer and the reader

Anyone can easily write a great online course by just following a few simple steps. The key is"simple". When someone is experiencing a problem they don't want to read your life history' they just want the solution.

Just the very thought of writing your first online course can be very scary and intimidating but it doesn't need to be.

Perhaps you already have a decent amount of visitors to your site and have an established audience and you want to take your business to the next level. Writing an online course is a great way to do that and your website is the perfect place to launch your first course.

To write an online course you first need to define a problem and a solution to the problem. How do I define a problem, you might ask. It's easy, you just pay attention.

What questions are your visitors asking? What are they saying in your comments? What are they searching for online? You'll be able to define the problem by listening to your visitors and you will know the solution.

Once you have defined the problem and know your solution, you'll need to break it down into step-by-step ways to achieve the solution.

A good way to start your course is to take a sheet of paper and write the problem at the top, the solution at the bottom and a few headings in the middle, that will guide your reader from the problem to the solution.

Using this method makes writing the course flow so much easier because you already know what you will be writing about. It's kinda like just filling in the blanks.

I use this same method to write all my content for my websites.

When you have your course written it can be delivered in a pdf format, video or any other method you prefer.

Just try it. It's not nearly as scary as you think and online courses are a huge asset for both you and your reader/visitor.

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suzieq Premium
This is awesome Fran, thank you!! I need to make my first one, but you're right, it's scary to think about it, lol
kimwolfe Premium
Great advice Fran. I will definitely try this out. Thanks for sharing.
jlclayton1 Premium
This is something I need to try soon--thanks!

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NicoAlpaca Premium
Looks a lot like writing a good blog. Thanks for sharing. Nicole
Hi-Im-Fran Premium
exactly my point. It doesn;t need to be scary!
JerryMcCoy Premium Plus
Sees like something I might need to explore.