Time is one of the biggest obstacles standing between you and your finished course. You’re doing lots of things, having to manage different activities in your business, working with clients, marketing your services and we haven’t even mentioned ‘you’ time or family time. It’s a lot. Still, there are some things you can do to make the time to create your course. Let’s do this!
It’s absolutely normal to feel we don’t have the time to create a course as long as we’re already doing other activities that we perceive as priorities.
So, if creating a course is not a priority for us, then we won’t find the time.
Apart from this, from my experience, I would also mention that trying to make the course perfect was also preventing me from getting things done. As does learning as much as possible about the topic.
Learning more. Scattered pieces.
I wanted to learn more about course creation to make sure I create an awesome course. And what I felt was that I was learning cool things but in a scattered way. I had all these pieces but no image to put them together. So, I thought I needed to learn more. The secret here is to learn by taking action because you learn better this way and you also get yourself in creation mode.
Waiting for people to ask for it.
I was waiting for people to ask for the course. To express interest. The thing is that people might not know they need a course like the one you plan on teaching. Steve Jobs once said: “People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”
There are more things to be said here but I would like to refer you to the video on procrastination. That’s if you find that you’re procrastinating on creating your course.
What works best for me is external accountability. Announcing the course publicly and attaching a deadline to it.
Now, for what you can do to make more time to create your online course.
It goes without saying that when you make this your priority, you’ll create the course in no time.
After you create it, if you look back at the time you spent creating the course, you’ll find it was in the range of a few hours. Even though now you might perceive it as months.
All nice and all but how do you actually prioritize it?
You find a place for the course in your business model and get yourself excited about it. If you can announce it publicly, do it. At least to test this out for you. You have no idea if external accountability works unless you try it.
Journal your activities & the time it takes to get them done.
This has been an eye-opener for me. You can use apps to do this or a notebook.
Write down everything you do during the day.
What are the activities you could spend less time on?
Can you wake up 30-60 minutes earlier and focus on the course?
Or go to sleep a bit later?
I can’t stress this enough, approach the course creation process with curiosity, test and experiment. If you’ve never created a course, you can’t possibly know how much time you need.
Start with a mini-course.
Marketplaces like Skillshare recommend a minimum of 10-minute courses. So if you can teach something in 10 minutes, you’ll spend less time creating the course and people will be forever grateful because they’ve learned something without wasting time.
When you’re creating a course, things are not like when you want to have a healthy lifestyle and you need to exercise on a regular basis. You just go through a series of workouts you like and can do for a short period of time to see the results you’re looking for.
And if you want support, if you want to know how all the course creation pieces fit together, let’s talk about it. You can book a free 20-minute course creation blueprint call with me. During the call, we identify the best course to start creating, we will find a place for the course in your business, you’ll get excited about creating it and we will map the basic outline for your course.
Spots are limited. I only offer these on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. So, if you want to map out a unique course and create it fast, I’d love to talk to you.
For the video version of this, go HERE.