online Kurs erstellen
online Kurs erstellen

According to a study, e-learning course industry will break $331 billion by 2025.

So if you are looking to create an online digital marketing course, this might be the perfect time to do so.

How do I create an online course?

One fine morning I was reading online when I received a ‘FB live’ notification from one of my Facebook friends.

He was close to me, so I immediately jump up to see it.

Before I can see it, my eyes suddenly caught on a FB ad that had  online Kurs erstellen been catching my attention for the past few days, so I clicked on it.

It was about a “free marketing strategy” and a pretty good one that filled me with immense eagerness and motivation to create my own online course.

And the next thing I did was work on my very first e-course.

How do you think it started?

Let me tell you, my start was bad, I mean really bad.

I had no idea where to start, how to start, what the first step is and many other questions arose.

Whenever a brilliant idea takes shape, another amazing idea suddenly hits me and the two collide.

I soon realized that I needed a structure, a process to create my course, after that I started working on it & my first e-learning course came out.

(Yes, some people also call it an e-learning course.)

So if you also want to create your own e-course, you will also face these bumps in the road.

For this reason, I think you should know these mandatory rules to create an e-learning course.

Different steps to create an online course are:

  1. Come up with a crispy idea that you can easily swallow with your morning coffee.
  2. Take the first step – start your online course
  3. Find the right format for your course.
  4. Choosing the right tools.
  5. Find the right platform for your course.
  6. Structure of your digital studies.
  7. How to price your course.
  8. How to actually sell your e-course.

I’ve broken the whole process down into easy steps for you.

These steps helped me a lot and will definitely help you in the long run.

According to Akamai , nearly 26% of internet users worldwide have taken online courses and that number has increased by 284% in the last 3 years.

It clearly shows the role and impact of e-learning around the world.

Seven easy ways to create online courses

An online course is a series of educational email messages sent to subscribers. Adding an online course to your existing programs can have benefits for the audience, your client, and you. Even better, you might be able to easily create your course from existing material. Here are seven easy ways you can do that.

1. Convert a workbook

If your training program or seminar already has a detailed handout or workbook, consider offering it as an online course (instead of giving it to workshop participants themselves). The material already has a high relevance for the program and is therefore perfect for a follow-up course after the live workshop.

Of course, this may mean that you have to provide a different handout at the workshop, but it could just be an abbreviated version of the full handout that’s easy to create. Alternatively, you can decide that you don’t need a handout at all for the live workshop and simply deliver it later as an online course.

2. Summarize book chapters

If you’ve put the work into writing a book, you’ve thought about organizing your material logically and delivering it in an appropriate order. This makes it easy to create an online course that teaches the material in the same sections and in the same order. Of course, you won’t deliver the entire book chapter by chapter, but you can provide a summary of each chapter in each course module.

3. Extract articles from a book

In the previous example, your course only provides an overview of your book. You can easily change this – and provide more value – by sending more detailed material in each module. All you have to do is identify parts of the book that you can extract as individual articles and then submit those articles as an online course.

4. Gather related articles

You can also do the previous idea the other way around: instead of extracting articles from a book, collect articles you’ve previously written, put them together in an appropriate order, and deliver them as an online course.

If you publish a regular newsletter or blog, this is very easy. It’s even easier if you’ve already tagged your blog posts when you publish them, since everything you’ve written online Kurs erstellen  on each topic is easy to see. Just look at the list, identify a few that could be included in your course, and you’re 90% done!

5. Convert a bulleted list

In all of the previous ideas, you provide extensive material (at least 300-400 words) in each course module. But there’s no reason why your material needs to be so long and detailed. Sometimes your students will appreciate a shorter message, especially if it’s still relevant and practical.

Find a list of the things you are teaching and consider providing each item on the list as a module (you may need to expand each list item into a paragraph or two, but not much more). For example, if you wrote “Top 10 Tips for Better Meetings” , each of those tips can be a course module.

6. Choose inspirational quotes

Another easy way to create an online course is to send an inspirational or motivational quote in each course module. While some people might think this is a waste of space (and I don’t like people overdoing it on Twitter or Facebook !), many people like to receive a daily, weekly, or monthly dose of inspiration. So collect relevant offers and send them in a regular online course.

7. Use other people’s material

Finally, remember that you don’t always have to provide your own material in your online courses. Just because it’s not your own material doesn’t diminish its value. Your students will still appreciate that you went through the material and handpicked what was most relevant to them.

Just make sure you have permission to use this material. If you only link to this material on a public website , you do not have to ask permission. However, if you include material directly in your course modules, make sure you have written permission from the copyright owner to do so.

For example, one of the easiest ways to create a high-content online course is to find a bunch of relevant videos on YouTube or and just use them as course material. In each course module, you simply link to the video and add a paragraph or two explaining why it’s relevant to your learners.