3 Reasons to Consider Creating an Online Course

digital products Mar 04, 2018

When people I meet for the first time ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I monetize my expertise by packaging it and offering it online. I usually get a blank stare because they have no idea what I mean by that! Have you ever considered offering your expertise online?  You can absolutely transform your knowledge into an online course, or training program. However, because creating an online course is outside the comfort zone of most people, that often prevents them from even considering it. 

As an expert in your subject area, you’re probably very comfortable working within your niche. You are confident in what you do, and your help and advice have helped hundreds or thousands over the years. You know exactly what to do, and you have built-in processes that you follow so you don’t have to spend a lot of time figuring out how to do things. However, since creating an online course is likely not your area of expertise, it can be a little intimidating. There are so many moving parts to creating and selling an online course. You’ll need to purchase equipment and software and learn how to use new tools.  

So WHY bother creating an online course?

As always, in life, we are more motivated to do something if we understand WHY we are doing it, and if the WHY is big enough to motivate us when we run into challenges.

Your online course is your ticket to creating the lifestyle you love.  Having created my own online courses, and working with thousands of online course creators, I have found we have had the same reasons for creating our courses.  

  1.  When you create an online course, you can serve millions of people all over the world from the comfort of your home or office. You no longer are limited to the number of people you can serve!
  2. Your online course lets you enjoy something called passive income.  In other words, you can generate income 24 hours a day, regardless of what you happen to be doing at the time.  Of course, there is a lot of work to do on the front end before you can generate passive income.
  3. Your online course can help you alleviate the overwhelm and stress in your day to day activities.  Instead of trading hours for dollars, you can leverage your time so you can spend time doing things that you love to do instead.   

Imagine the possibilities….

So, now that you know what is possible, you may be even more interested than you were before about creating an online course.

Close your eyes and imagine what it will be like to have your online course available.  You are making a difference in people’s lives across the world; simultaneously, you are building a life that you love. Once you finally take steps to get your online course up and running, you will have done something that most people never do, and be one step closer to building a lifestyle of your dreams.