Turn your non-fiction book into a course and profit from your knowledge
Udemy is a great platform and you will certainly reap the benefits of creating your course with them. There are no start up costs. They of course take a profit share, but you would expect that, wouldn't you?
As an author it makes sense to turn your book into a course. If you are still in the planning stage you can also create an online course right now - your book does not need to be published!
What you'll learn
- How to turn your book (or almost book) into a course
- How to take any chapter and turn it into course materials
- How to create a course and learning plan which makes it easy for you to start recording
- How find ideas for building a sales funnel
- How to become a course creator
Having a book is one of THE best statements you can possibly make about your expertise and your knowledge. Sharing it in a course means that more people get to know you and learn from you, whilst you make money doing what you love.
You already have expertise and experience, a story to tell, some how-to knowledge and most importantly a book or almost book.
All you need to do now is to learn how to turn it into a course.
How Can I Help?
I have put this programme together to teach you a step-by-step process that helps you turn your book into a course that will help you to a) make money b) raise your brand c) give you an additional asset to use alongside your book
The Right Foundation
I start by helping you to re look at the outline for your book. Then we look at which content can be turned into lectures. With a strong outline as a foundation, you are ready to create your course.
Linking book to your course
Next I will show you how to turn your content into a course that will engage your ideal customer.
Turn your book into a profitable course programme comes with videos and downloadable worksheets or spreadsheets to guide you through exactly what you need to do.
You can do this really quickly. Put aside some time every day for two to four weeks (you might even be able to do it over a few weekends) and you will get your course finished. I recommend that you watch each section, do the work and create your course as you go along.
Make this the month you expand your books reach, with a course.
Where you are now?
- You may have your book written and ready to go
- You may be writing your book and planning ahead or you may only be at outline stage.
- What matters is that you have a book that you want to share to a wider audience and make money.
- My question is - do you want to learn how to turn your book (or almost book) into a course?
- Yes? Great you are in the right place.
Enroll now and let's get that book off the bookshelf and available to a wider audience.
After the first flush of success with your book, you may find yourself feeling a little flat and wondering how to maximise the investment you have made in your book.Turning your book into a course will help you to create recurring revenue and provide you with an additional asset and tool for your business.Welcome to 'Turn your book into a profitable course'. I developed this course after I turned three of my books into courses.
My objective is to show you how to do the same thing with your books.Your book
- May be written and published
- You may be writing
- You may have an outline and content
We are all different, some people like to learn the course by starting at the beginning, whilst others like to skim through and watch random lectures.
Work out what works for you. Make sure that you follow the steps as these will 'logically' step you through how to turn your book into a course.Get started by becoming an instructor.
Follow the instructions for becoming an instructor and familiarise yourself with the Udemy system (or whichever system you are setting your course up on). Udemy has a process for you to follow - follow it and you can't go far wrong. If in doubt use the Udemy resources and studio on Facebook to ask questions.Follow Udemy's guidelines to becoming a premium instructor. There will be a time lag of approx. 48 hours (excluding weekends) for this to go through.
Premium instructor status means that you can charge for your courses and get paid. It is really motivating to start to set up your curriculum. Whilst you don't know what the course outline is yet, getting started will help you to feel that you have begun the creation process and is very motivating.
Not only that you can start to learn how the curriculum process works.
Take some time to play with the tools and get familiar with how everything looks from both the student and instructor perspective.
This will save you time later on when you come to upload and set up your course.
We sometimes forget what we already know, so this is a gentle reminder that you know a lot and you can bring all of your resources to your course.
Think of situations where you have used your skills - how can you re-use them here? What skills do you need to brush up on?
Start with the essentials, beg, borrow and don't steal, friends and colleagues equipment before you buy. Products like Camtasia are essential. I always use the free trial offers to see how I get on with products and I watch training videos to learn how. You owe it to yourself to get the best that your budget will allow.
At the end of this session you will have the basics set up andfeel like you have started your course. You will know what tools youneed and can budget accordingly.
Getting started is always the hardest step, but now you have and congratulations. Being ready for action is a great feeling.
- Do the quick set up
- Follow Udemy's instructions
- Get your workspace and tools sorted
- Set up the first part of your curriculum
It is also about advising your unconscious mind that you are preparing to turn it into a course.
You will find that once you have read through it with your 'course head' on, lots of ideas will start to come to you.
The benefit of doing a first pass read through is that it starts your creative juices flowing and gets your left brained logic thinking about flow.
At this stage it is just a mindful read through.
Watch this lecture to understand my process for getting content from my book and turning it into a course outline.
Having a structure and a process will help you to take your creative ideas and logically form them into a course that flows.
Your book may be written one way and you may decide that your course will flow better another way.
Adapt for the way that you like to work. Take your time, have fun and remember to factor in some reflective time.
When you get to the end of this lecture you will be able to start looking at the production stage.
This lecture expands on the previous lecture by showing you live how to go through your book and select content for different aspects of your course.
- Have a book idea and enough content that can be used to create a course
- Are writing a book or are planning to write a book
- Have a book that they want to turn into a course
- Want to add an extra income source and can use their book as the inspiration