Online courses have literally changed and have saved my life…AND they even have the power to save the WORLD!!
Don’t believe me?
Here is how the World Health Organization are using online courses as weapon to save the world from the Coronavirus pandemic!
With all of the science, tech and resources in today’s modern world, it is EDUCATION that is yet again used as the most powerful tool for safeguarding our future.
And it’s not just pandemics that online courses can save us from……
Your online courses could save your business from the brink of closure, just like they did for me years ago…..
They could save your precious time from endless coaching, consulting, hustling and ‘free coffees’….
They could save you from being crushed by your competition……
They could save you from fighting amongst the noise in your industry, to instead becoming a stand-out leader
Imagine what your online course could do for others if you finally got it created??
Could your course change somebody else’s life?
Could you teach another person something that could transform their thoughts, feelings, skills, abilities, know-how and motivation?
Could you share a couple of little tips that would make another person’s life just that tiny bit easier, more productive, more pleasant or more successful?
With over 6 BILLION people on Earth, you can absolutely guarantee it.
How would your life change if you had your own online course that brought you additional income and allowed you more freedom?
How would it change YOUR life, your business and how you spend your time?
My Life Was Transformed
It’s hard to imagine what my life would look like today had I not taken the leap of faith to learn how to create, launch and sell my own online courses.
Before I created over 60 online courses of my own in just a few months, and later used my education expertise to become internationally recognized as a go-to online course creation coach, I was hustling hard as a full-time consultant & service provider.
I was providing course creation, curriculum design and education services to the Government and corporate sectors; trading my time for money and suffering stifling city commutes every.single.day….
I would spend my work days bustling from one clients’ office to another; wasting my precious chargeable time trawling across the city in suffocating traffic jams and doing my best to squeeze as many clients as possible into one day to make as much as I could.
But more clients meant more work for me, and I became more and more overburdened, over worked and completely and utterly exhausted.
A coach told me to solve this problem by ‘delegating’ my work to others. “Get a team!“, he said.
So I tried to free myself from the chains of my desk and attempted to ‘scale’ my business by employing more staff to meet the increasing demands on my time.
But that didn’t work either.
I soon found myself with even more responsibility, more expenses and more things to worry about.
With 23 employees, I increased my turnover, but I also increased my overheads and my sleepless nights.
I Felt Like A Prisoner In My Own Business…
Where was this ‘laptop lifestyle’, ‘passive income’ and ‘4 Hour Work Week’ that all the other business owners were enjoying???
How were other business owners scaling without killing themselves working like I was??
I dreamt of a business where I could OWN it, rather than be owned BY IT; but I just couldn’t see how.
I was burnt out, suffering from adrenal fatigue, highly stressed, hardly ever home, and replacing healthy meals with cocktail-function-wine and room-temperature vol-au-vents.
Something had to change…
Exchanging my time for money simply wasn’t sustainable.
But as much as it was breaking me down, it was familiar, and familiar is comfortable, right?
I was too scared to make big changes because I felt ‘safe’ doing what I knew so well.
Why make my life even harder and busier trying to learn something new?
I just didn’t have time to make such changes!!
But then EVERYTHING CHANGED.
Sudden budget cuts and a waning local economy saw thousands of job losses in my State in a matter of weeks.
All of my corporate contracts got cut short without warning and all of my Government projects had their funding revoked – the funding that paid for my services.
I lost $2.7 MILLION in contracts in one single Tuesday morning…….
I Had Two Choices:
- shut down my business, or,
- find another way to deliver my consulting and expert services…
After having to lay off all of my staff, pay out hundreds of thousands of dollars in redundancy pay-offs and sink what money was left into terminating commercial leases; my accountant delivered the news to me that I still had a 6-figure tax bill to cover from the current quarter that would be up for payment next month.
After I threw up in the waste paper bin, he added one final blow of devastating news:
“NO BUSINESS can recover from something like this, Sarah. You are going to HAVE to go into administration“….
Going Online Opens Up A Global Marketplace; And A More Sustainable Business
Consulting and servicing one single, local economy is a HIGH RISK business model.
If that economy crashes, so does your business – just like mine was facing. (PLEASE don’t let this happen to you!)
There was NO WAY that I was going to quit. Closing up shop was NOT an option.
I knew that I had to find another way to not only SAVE my business, but to make it EVEN BETTER than before.
But that would mean expanding my market reach to beyond my local economy. If I was going to recover, I HAD to go GLOBAL. And I had to do it FAST.
It was time to close the office door for good, and go ONLINE.
A Multi-billion Dollar Industry Opened Up To Small Business Owners In Every Niche
Having been in the education sector for years, I knew that it was a sector that was booming internationally.
Corporate businesses and Government departments had started firing their in-house and contract Trainers and buying online courses for their workforce instead.
College courses started getting converted into e-learning versions with higher enrolment numbers year on year.
Individuals discovered that they could learn anything from the comfort of their own homes.
Personal and professional development training workshops were thinning out as their online equivalents started selling out.
And, all of this is STILL happening at an even higher rate today!
I knew that completely normal people with nothing more than an internet connection, were turning their hobbies and skills into online courses.
In everything from crafting, photography, golf, baking, jewelry making, drawing and more; and making THOUSANDS of dollars from them.
I also knew that unlike me, almost none of these people had any formal training in education, teaching or course design.
With my years worth of education experience AND my expertise in curriculum design, I knew that I too could quickly and easily join the BOOMING online course industry and begin to sell my knowledge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – WITHOUT having to slave away with clients in person any longer!
The Reasons To Go Online Were A Total No-brainer
SCALE YOUR BUSINESS:
Go from one-on-one to serving and impacting unlimited people
RECLAIM YOUR TIME & FREEDOM:
You don’t need to be personally present: no more exchanging your precious TIME for money
INCREASE YOUR INCOME:
More people means more money – PASSIVELY acquired money!
BECOME A RECOGNISED & RESPECTED AUTHORITY:
Teaching your topic automatically positions you as an expert and industry leader in your niche
So I Began To Sketch Out My First Online Course…
I was so excited at what turning my knowledge into digital products would be able to do for my business.
I knew I was just a ‘publish’ button away from reaching millions and making a passive income without me ever having to sit in another traffic jam again.
But I also remember the feeling of complete overwhelm… I remember thinking ‘whoooaaa, I have SO much to learn’.
I was so excited at what turning my knowledge into digital products would be able to do for my business.
Even WITH formal training in e-learning design and development, I suddenly realized that moving from ‘face to face’ to ‘online’ involved lots of steps and a whole new way of doing ‘my thing’.
I had to move from ‘comfortable’ to ‘very very Uncomfortable’ as I mastered new delivery techniques, new technology and a new way of communicating with my clients.
I knew everything about my topic inside-out, but I had no idea which e-learning platform was the best, or how to write digital sales copy, create landing pages, use filming equipment, edit videos, build an online school or connect multiple integrations for online payments and automated student follow-up email sequences…..
I nearly didn’t go through with it; it felt like I’d never be able to learn it all.
Then there was the challenge of working out what topics to create my online courses on first.
Just like most experienced experts, I had YEARS worth of content archived away in my head;
I had boxes and boxes overflowing with files of training materials and resources;
I had an entire storage box of hard drives filled with training presentations and workshop materials and hundreds of books littered with post-it notes, annotations and highlights.
Just THINKING about where I was going to start it all was overwhelming enough, let alone trying to decide which of the many topics I could create a course about and having to sift through all of that content to choose what I would put in the course.
But for me, it was DO or DIE.
I HAD to learn these new skills, I HAD to sort through all of that content and I HAD to press publish, or the Tax Office would be shutting me down by the next quarter.
I took a deep breath, a sip of red wine (ok, more than a sip), I rolled up my sleeves and I got to work.
I had wins.
I had frustrations.
I worked through the nights.
I broke stuff…
But I persisted.
After 3 weeks my first course was ready.
I hovered my finger over the big green button, looked at the debt statement on my desk, said a prayer and hit ‘PUBLISH’…
My Course Went Straight To Bestseller Ranking Out Of Over 30,000 Courses On A Well Known Online Course Marketplace – And Remained There For More Than 6 Months!
I got over 2,000 students from all over the world in my first month.
The course marketplace started paying for Facebook ads to promote my course for me because it was making them so much money in commission.
Complete strangers were messaging me saying that my course had changed their lives.
Podcasters were reaching out to me and asking to interview me.
Conference organizers were contacting me asking me to speak at their next event.
Students began asking me if I had any other courses that they could buy; and then, my first payment hit my bank account from completely passively-made money.
It was more than I’d been paying myself in wages for running myself ragged as a face-to-face consultant.
I was hooked. WHY HADN’T I DONE THIS SOONER?!!!!
My Success Is 100% Attributed To My Fail-proof Course Creation System Which Is Informed By Professional Adult Education Practices.
I knew that my success was attributed to the fact that I combined my many years worth of educational consulting and training experience, with my formal Postgraduate level training in course design and development.
Quality learning programs follow specific rules, there are certain methodologies that must be implemented and principles that must be met.
It’s a process that all of the ‘online marketers’ out there simply don’t know because they are not professional educators.
However, my course creation process is one that can be replicated again and again, to ANY type of course in ANY type of industry for ANY kind of niche.
I’d proven to myself that my expertise in education and course design most certainly worked online.
The market was well and truly tested.
It was time to scale my process, big time.
The Online Course Wins Just Keep On Coming
Within 2 weeks I used my unique course creation system to create and launch my second course, which became a course marketplace bestseller even faster.
Now BOTH of my courses were featured on the front page of Udemy as best-sellers in ‘new and noteworthy’.
I earned thousands more students (and dollars) the following month.
There was absolutely no doubt now that my course creation system well and truly worked.
I created over 40 more online courses in the following 3 months.
At the end of that year, despite starting it off facing administration AND having to lay-off all 23 of my staff, my business saw a 1,900% increase in revenue compared to the year before.
My Accountant (And I) Were Flabbergasted
Turning my consulting and face to face workshops into online courses had completely transformed my business beyond any expectation.
I knew people were making big money with online courses, but I never imagined that it could have been possible for me – without a team, without specialist tech knowledge, with limited time and the pressure of a collapsing business……. but I discovered that it IS more than POSSIBLE.
It’s a reality for those who dive in a do it.
I now have over 60 online courses of my own and have created thousands for other people and organizations around the world.
I have made millions of dollars from my online courses over the years, including the income I’ve made off of the back of my online courses in consulting, one-on-one coaching, bootcamps, public speaking, book sales and ‘done for you’ services.
Creating a course in your field of expertise catapults you to becoming a recognized and respected authority in your niche, and leads to endless knock-on opportunities and can change your life in ways you will never know about unless you do it.
I will be sharing the 10 steps of creating an online course with you over the next 10 days.
Whether you’ve just started thinking about it or whether you’re a seasoned educator, my 10 Steps Of Course Creation that I’ll be sending out to those on my email list from tomorrow will give you the overview of the process that I use to create my most successful courses.
It’s what helps me and I know it’ll help you.
Tomorrow kicks off step #1 so make sure you join my email list and look out for it.
Until then, hope you have a wonderful day and I’ll talk to you tomorrow with Course Creation Step #1!
WANT TO CREATE AND PUBLISH YOUR COURSE IN JUST 30 DAYS, WITH MY PERSONAL HELP?
I use my specialist course creation system to help others create and sell their own quality online training courses.
And this very system is now open to YOU, along with my PERSONAL coaching and hand-in-hand guidance.
Once you have the money-making and impact-creating skill of creating online courses, you have it for LIFE and will be able to scale and multiply it just like I have.
My “Concept To Course: 30 Day Course Creation Group Coaching Program”, where I personally help you turn your course idea into a profitable and published online course in just 30 days is now OPEN and training starts on 1st March!