Celebrating A Completion
Sometime ago I decided that my Being Your CEO website will be used for providing supports for solopreneurs. This inculdes the hosting of a weekly Success Circle as well as some short courses to help that solopreneur get started in business online. And I published a couple of mini-courses simply using blog posts.
Then I wanted to create a more extensive course about business planning. And the question arose: What is the best way to host a course? I looked at a couple of online sites where you can develop a site that you must link to. I also looked at creating a drip campaign using my Mad Mimi autoresponder account.
But Jay's words kept coming back "always use your own real estate for everything you do on line". I decided that hosting a course right on my site would be really worth looking at. Then my colleague David pointed me toward a WordPress plugin called LearnDash. After much reaseach and learning from instructional videos I got started.Here's my process
(just in case you decide to give LearnDash a try)
- Add a course page to the site menu;
- Download the LearnDash plugin; (Note: This is a premium plugin but since I will charge for the course, I could justiify the cost.)
- Create a course outline containing modules and topics;
- Write the course content; I used Google Docs for this.
- Get set up with PayPal Business and Stripe for taking payments;
- Create the course in the LearnDash in your WordPress;
- Set up the outline in the LearnDash course builder;
- Enter the content in each module and topic area, and add featured images;
- Enhance your course page with details about who it is for, what will be gained and what will be covered. I used both text and an introductory video for this. You can find my video in my YouTube Channel.
- Link the course to your courses page in the site menu.
Today I am celebrating the course completion and am now trying to decide what is the best way to promote the course. Suggestions anyone?