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Question: “How long does it take to build an online course from start to finish?” – Veronica
How Long Does It Take To Build an Online Course?
Answer: 90 Days
Let me start by sharing about my very first online course and how long it took me to create. My first course was a 5-week course called The Get Unstuck Bootcamp. I started telling the world in March and sent out an email. Someone purchased that course before I even created it. This is a key piece.
Start selling the course before you have it all made to speed up the course creation process. It will give you the motivation to finish the course and you’ll get amazing feedback from the participants as you go. You’ll make a much better course because you are creating it with the participants and putting more content in it based off what their questions are.
Email an invitation in advance to everyone you know and highlight that this is a brand new program. Create a ton of EXCITEMENT!! Anyone who enrolls gets
1) A “Pilot Program” discount since it is brand new
2) An early bird discount
I started selling my course March and it went live in April. I conducted the course live with the participants on a webinar format. This schedule gives you a month to start getting the word out and creating the sales page. You don’t have to create the content of the course until the course starts. I do recommend giving them pre-work so there is something to do when they first purchase.
You want to give immediate value as soon as they purchase. Some ideas are an assessment, video, private Facebook group or worksheet.
My course was 5 weeks and I added a bonus at the end. So from start to finish, plan for 90 days.
Then, the most important thing you can do is to get feedback and survey members who have gone through your online course. Don’t quit after creating the course. You will be improving it and improving it for years to make it the best you can be.
Make sure you download your free 90-day planner to help you plan out your course launch.
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