Kathleen N Hoagland
3 min readApr 18


Tips on Launching Your First Online Course

How to Launch Your First Online Course Easily

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Creating an online course can be a rewarding and lucrative endeavor, but it can also be a daunting task, especially if you’re starting from scratch. In this article, we will guide you through the steps of creating an online course from scratch, from ideation to launch.

Identify your target audience and their needs before you start creating your course content, you need to know who your target audience is and what they want to learn. You can conduct surveys, interviews, or market research to gather insights into your audience’s needs, interests, and preferences. Once you have a clear understanding of your target audience, you can tailor your course content to their needs and preferences.

Create a survey and have clients, friends, business associates related to the topic at hand and then create your course from the survey results. That way you will know their is an interest in your course.

Your topic should be relevant, valuable, and unique. You can choose to create a video course, an e-book course, a webinar course, or a combination of different formats. Make sure your format is engaging and easy to follow.

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Also you will have emails and contact information so you can send updates, promotions, discounts for the course when it is ready to launch. You can also presell your course.

Once you have chosen your topic and format, you can start planning your course content. Your course can be in the form of modules, lessons or lecture models. When you are creating your modules, make them short and to the point with value added information. Adding quizzes, exercises, or assignments to keep your audience engaged and motivated is key. You can have achievement badges, prizes or other incentives added at the end of each module/lesson for encouragement.

You can use different tools and software to create your course, such as PowerPoint, or Canva. Your course content should be easy to understand and easy to implement.



Kathleen N Hoagland

I work with women to help them cope with stress & overwhelm. Send for tips on how to reduce stress/anxiety at: kathy.hoagland@mail.com Kathleenhoagland.com