Before you begin to create your outline, I believe you have researched and chose the topic you want to start with. 

To create a winning topic; all you need to do is to find a topic in your area of interest that has a lot of Demand and you have good experience in.

You definitely don’t want to do this on the fly and try to make things up as you go. 

If people are paying to learn from you, you need to step up your game. People can hunt down information on their own; what they’re paying you for is your ability to guide them through their transformation process.

The easiest way to set up a great course plan is to start repurposing any pre-existing content you have.

 

Search Top earning questions in your field. 

Competition is not a problem, create excellent content and do good marketing. 

In the youtube video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5vjCQNVkvQ&t=52s, I mentioned the fact that you need to know and even subscribe to the topic you want to create if an individual or organisation already made something along the path. 

What it will do is that you will have an edge and advantage of adding what is missing to yours. 

Here is a website where you can see the questions people are asking in your field and area of interest. 

I will also suggest you subscribe to Buzzsumo  where you can get alerts of what industry leaders are doing in your area of interest or Or you can do it the lazy way and simply type “how-to” into the search bar and see what comes up.

 

All you need to do is get the bare bones of your course down; you can develop it further once it’s up and running.

 

Break down your information into sections or modules. The completion of a module means that your student has successfully learned a new skill or aspect of your topic. It’s important that you keep your expectations reasonable, don’t over promise. 

 

With your course structure, what you want to achieve is a natural progression where they go from beginner, to proficient, to expert. This is why you need to know the transformation in and out, because you’re creating modules based upon the different stages your students will experience.

Now break those modules down into individual lessons. These don’t have to be exhaustive lessons that go on hours at a time; in fact we recommend the shorter the better. Each lesson we have in our own modules is around three to four minutes, with the longest being around nine minutes, you can be longer though but ensure it is not too long. 

in fact I recommend the shorter the better or the K.I.S.S strategy. (Keep It Simple and Short). 

 

In order to have a good course, you must be dedicated to helping your students through their own transformation process. What you don’t want to be doing is just giving out information that they could get anywhere else for free.

 

Determine the structure of the course; arrange the topics in a logical and chronological order. Developing a rationale that guides the structure of the course can help you explain the material more clearly to the students. In other words, you can discuss how and why you have organized the material in a particular way, helping them to see, for example, how one topic builds on, illustrates, or offers a different perspective on another. Articulating the rationale behind the course structure also increases and maintains the students’ interest in the course content. Determining the course structure can help you decide which texts are most appropriate.

 

Back to Course Outline.

Do remember that, what people want to pay for is HOW you can help them “GET THERE” quickly.
So, you should not overwhelm them with too much stuff.

You will have to divide your course into 3 sections. 

 

Section 1

Section 2

Section 3

 

Define course goals

Determining the goals for the course will clarify what you want the students to learn and accomplish. Having these course goals in mind will then help you make decisions about which content to include, which teaching methods to use, and what kinds of assignments or even exams are appropriate. 

When you define the course goals, focus on student learning. One way to formulate these goals is to determine what students should be learning in terms of content, cognitive development, and personal development. Be as specific as you can and make sure that the goals define learning in ways that can be measured. Consider the following questions:

  • What do you want your students to remember from your course in 1-5years?
  • How should taking your course change students?
  • What skills should students gain in this course?
  • How does this course relate to other courses in the discipline? How, then, might you define the course goals accordingly (e.g., for an introductory, fundamental, or an advanced course in the discipline)?

 

Determine course content
Select the main topics to be covered

Pare down and refine your initial list of topics. Instructors often plan initially to teach more material than they can cover in the allotted time.

 

Sections contain groupings of lectures; lectures are structured informational units that consist of text, files, video, images, and/or quizzes.

 

Back to the Sections. 

Each section have lectures which should be made up of:

  1. Tips 
  2. Tricks 
  3. Ideas 
  4. Strategies 

 

SECTION 1 – What

SECTION 2 – Why
SECTION 3 – How

 

Please, in all you build as an outline course, avoid long curriculum, especially when you are new and people might not have that patience to listen to you for a long time. 

Longer courses have bad engagement, remember the K.I.S.S strategy always – Keep It Short and Simple

 

WRITING COURSE SCRIPTS

These contain WHAT, WHY and HOW? 

  • Tell them what they will learn 
  • Tell them why it is important 
  • Then, show them How to do it. 

It might be difficult to get all your outline done in one sitting, what I advise is that you keep writing and  it later.

From experience, a 10 A4 page will give you 30minutes of Video content.

And while you are writing, put it down like you are talking.
Don’t make the mistake of putting all the content in your head all at once, no one will crucify you if you peep at your computer screen once in a while, it can be edited before release.

 

HERE IS A TEMPLATE FROM HOW TO BUILD ONLINE COURSE

Section 1: FAST ONLINE COURSE
CREATION
40min
1. 4 Secrets To Massively Successful Online
Courses
6min
2. How To Establish Instant Trust & Credibility
As An Instructor
6min
3. How To Pick A Winning Course Topic
3min
4. How To Quickly Create Your Course
Outline
6min
5. How To Write Your Course Script (Without
Getting Stuck)
3min
6. Creating Video Doesn’t Get Easier Than
This
6min
7. The Best Platform To Host Your Course
3min
8. How To Upload Your Course Onto A
Learning Platform
6min
Quiz 1: Let’s Put Your Knowledge To The Test!

Section 2: LANDING PAGE OPTIMIZATION
SECRETS
2 / 7|33min
9. 7 Secrets To A Killer Promo Video
5min
10. How To Get Your Course Image
Designed
3min
11. How To Create The Course Title & Subtitle
(USP, SEO)
13min
12. How To Price Your Course The Right Way
(So It Sells)
5min
13. How To Write A Persuasive Course
Description
6min
14. Let’s Create The Rest Of The Stuff On
Your Landing Page
2min
Quiz 2: Let’s Put Your Knowledge To The Test!

Section 3: ONLINE COURSE MARKETING
0 / 5|29min
15. How To Launch Your Online Course
6min
16. How To Sell Your Course Before You
Create It
5min
17. How To Re-Sell Your Existing Students
4min
18. How To Make Your Course A BestSeller
3min
19. A Secret Way To Sell Your courses
As A Course Bundle

 

These templates can be adopted for any course/title/topic you want to build.

I hope this will be very helpful.

Ademola AOC.
@ademolaaoc