My name is Alex Genadinik. I've been in Elearning since 2014 and have over 250,000 students. Here is my Udemy teaching profile.
Elearning is a fantastic industry. In this article I'll explain how to plan courses, create courses, and sell courses.
1) How to plan your course.
2) How to create courses.
3) Where and how to sell courses.
4) Other Elearning businesses you can start.
Planning courses starts with choosing a niche for your course. In Elearning, you must at minimum have intermediate knowledge of a topic. This is unlike other businesses where you can learn as you go. In Elearning, you can only teach topics where you have some expertise, preferably strong expertise.
That significantly narrows the types of things you can teach. From the remaining topics you can teach, you must consider how competitive those niches are and how lucrative those niches are.
Once you decide on your Elearning niche, you can begin planning courses in that niche. The best courses are ones that offer either a deep perspective or a unique perspective at a topic.
An example might be this marketing course. There are thousands of marketing courses out there, but this one is unique in its own way and sparks an interest in people through that differentiation.
To create a course, you must plan out your lecture sequence and buy recording and audio equipment. It takes time to learn to use the audio and video equipment. It also takes time to master a number of popular video formats including the talking head format, picture in picture format, and the presenter with graphics format.
It can take significant time to create your first course. Plus, your first course is likely to have errors and beginner mistakes. This is normal. To avoid this, some Elearning entrepreneurs decide on a different route and that is course licensing.
With course licensing, a person can get courses to sell overnight. I offer a few licensing options for my 100+ courses.
In addition to my Elearning coaching, I offer the course licensing option through which you can license my courses to sell on your website and keep 100% of lifetime revenue.
If you need additional help, I offer the Elearning franchise option which comes with my courses to resell, a website, and coaching in one package.
If you are just starting and don't want to spend any money, you can use the microphone built into your recording device like a computer, phone, or a camera. Those microphones are not great, but they are free.
If you have a budget, for a few hundred dollars, you can buy a microphone, a pop filter, and foam to dampen echoes, and get great audio in your home studio.
Here is a page that discusses the best microphone for online courses. In addition to a microphone you may also find acoustic foam, microphone mount, and a pop filter useful.
You have more options than creating or selling courses. You can work in Elearning as a video or audio freelancer.