TEACH WHAT YOU KNOW
Serve Your Audience, Create Passive Income
Online courses have quickly become one of the best methods for serving a niche audience. They give you an opportunity to teach what you know, going as deep into the content as your students need.
Creating a great course worthy of a premium price requires that you make a solid investment in time and effort up front, but when done properly, it allows you to build a solid passive income stream for your business. Online courses were instrumental in growing the Smart Passive Income business, and we want to teach you how to do the same for your business.
When you create an online course, you can:
- Focus on a specific topic and explore it deeply, much more so than a single blog post or podcast can cover.
- Foster a deeply engaged community around your course's subject. Facebook Groups or Slack communities are good tools for this.
- Employ a variety of teaching methods, including video, audio, text, and exercises like worksheets.
- Set up a passive income stream that allows you to determine your level of engagement.
- Ask your students to complete homework that reinforces your teaching.
- Charge a premium price for a quality learning experience.
Free step-by-step advice
The SPI Essential Guide to Online Courses
Courses and Workshops
Courses to grow your skills
Making of a Membership Community Workshop
Click and Convert Workshop
Learn to capture attention, increase engagement, and grow your business with this workshop from Pat Flynn and guest expert Darrell Vesterfelt.
Pricing for Profit Workshop
A pro workshop to help you learn and apply smart pricing methods to optimize your profit and grow a healthy and sustainable business.
Email Marketing Magic
Grow your list, make more money, and automate like magic with this course on establishing an email marketing program. Ideal for anyone new to or frustrated with email marketing.
Tutorials and Case Studies
My ultimate guide to creating online courses! Here are the three principles and ten practical steps you need for creating amazing, profitable, and life-changing online courses.
One of my 2017 goals was to create and launch powerful online courses. Learn what went well, what could be improved, and what my plans are for 2018.
Entrepreneurs from various niches share their number one lesson learned from creating an online course.
If you're going to take an online course, you need to know how to get the most out of it. Here are ten things you need to know about online courses.
I've learned seven essential and inspiring lessons while testing and launching my first online course, Smart From Scratch, on Teachable.
In this post, I highlight specific strategies to help your course customers follow through and take action on what you’re teaching.
Brainstorm Your Next Online Course
Plan the Outline for Your Next Course
Download the template to work through the brainstorming process for your next online course.
Sometimes getting started is the hardest part.
Even if you've created courses before, the outlining process can feel overwhelming. The Online Course Creation Template walks you through the outlining process step by step.
Offering online courses to our audience revolutionized our business a few years ago, and Teachable made that possible. Teachable is a market leader in the booming online courses industry. All of our online courses are housed on Teachable because they make it so darn simple to configure content, manage settings, and sell to students.Learn More
Online course podcast episodes
Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn
Weekly interviews, strategy, and advice for building your online business the smart way.
Featured Episodes:February 22, 2017
SPI 254: Lessons Learned While Testing and Launching My First Online CourseFebruary 1, 2017
SPI 251: (In the Middle) Launching a New Course with New Entrepreneur, Sarah ArgenalJune 22, 2016
SPI 219: How Meghan Telpner's Culinary Nutrition Academy Makes You Rethink Traditional Online CoursesJune 15, 2016
SPI 218: Starting an Online Course? Best Practices and Getting People to Follow Through with Ankur from Teachable.comApril 13, 2016
SPI 209: The Power of Community—How Noah Bradley Made Art Camp
A weekly coaching call on online business, blogging, marketing, and lifestyle design.