If you’ve got ideas about teaching online and want to DO something to start, here are 3 first steps.

1️⃣ CREATE FIRST CONTENT AND SHARE IT

Draft a 1st lesson. It could end up part of a paid class or a freebie. Even if you haven’t decided what to teach, this immerses you in your subject and has you practicing, loosening up, getting into a teaching groove.

Offer this 1st free resource via social media posts and communites, and see what response it gets.

2️⃣ TAKE {MESSY} EARLY STEPS TO USE COURSE-BUILDING TOOLS & PROCESSES

Don’t worry about perfection. The goal is to use tools and learn processes. Try one of these:

  • Outline a mini course. It could end up as your 1st minimum viable product or a freebie or simply impt practice.
  • Make a 1st short lesson with slides. Take something you’ve frequently shared in social posts, and create a short lesson in slides that you narrate. Get a free slide deck template or make your own. Use a free image or two from Unsplash to add pizzazz. This is about practice and learning as much as it is about the finished product.
  • Make a first webcam or screen capture video. Find out how you look and sound with your current lighting and camera. Learn the process.
  • Go live. Set up a Facebook Group that has just you and your bestie in it and broadcast. You’ll see how live streaming works and gain confidence.

3️⃣ JOIN A {COACHED} COMMUNITY FOR COURSE BUILDERS

An active and mentored community is a place you can go to and:

  • ask questions
  • get answers you can trust
  • share your work and get feedback
  • get examples of what successful work looks like

Such a community often accompanies a paid class or mastermind. We have one at Teach What You Do that accompanies the Blueprint program. Every day myself and course builders from around the world are asking and answering questions.
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My new workshop has you designing a first mini-course in 90 mins. Click here to get notice of it.
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Which one of these steps will you start with?