Biggest Lesson in Creating Online Courses

Here’s a little tidbit that was shared on the Monthly Mentor Club members-only discussion board recently…

“My biggest lesson learned in creating the course: Don’t try to make it perfect! That’s an issue for me – perfectionism. When I finally set a date to launch the course, it forced me to make it “good enough”, knowing I can go back and revise the content after I get customer feedback.”

I personally have struggled with that same problem.

Perfectionism will rob you.

First, it tells you that you’re not good enough.

It says, “You don’t know anything others would be willing to pay for. There are other experts with more knowledge than you.”

There’s always going to be someone who knows more about you on a topic.

But you won’t find someone who has the unique perspective, background, and story you do.

You can communicate your message in a way that stands out from the competition.

But so often, we’re too hard on ourselves…and worry about what we don’t know.

We put ourselves down and never give ourselves permission to get started.

Then, once you overcome that hurdle…you face the ‘it’s not quite good enough’ hurdle.

It’s not perfect.

And never will be perfect.

But you don’t make a penny until you get it launched.

You can have half a dozen products that are almost ready…but you don’t earn anything until they’re out in the market.

Of course, that’s no excuse to put out poor quality materials.

Do your best.

Include step-by-step information. Provide cheat sheets. Give tools to get started.

Make the path from a customer’s desperate problem to your promise as easy as possible.

And then provide a feedback mechanism.

For example, you could add a commenting feature inside the course where you answer their questions.

Or you could run a Q&A webinar two weeks after launch to answer any questions that come in (create additional content from their questions).

You don’t have to get it perfect. You just have to get it going.

Did you catch the tip given at the beginning of this email?

Set a date to launch the course.

Tell people publicly when it will be available.

That forces you to get it done on time.

As long as it is a deadline only in your head, it can keep getting pushed back.

But once you announce it, it’s out there…and you’ll get it done.

Of course, that’s only one tip for helping you create profitable courses online.

The special report “Million Dollar Product Ideas” is available in the special reports section of the Monthly Mentor Club.

It will help you come up with ideas and quickly turn them into profitable products.

I’ve made millions of dollars with information products over the past 22 years online…and I’ve helped thousands of other people do the same.

Will you be next?

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Terry Dean

Terry Dean has been in full-time internet business since 1996 and has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get started online through his articles and products. He lives in Dunnellon, Florida with his wife and 2 dogs. Find out more about how the Monthly Mentor Club can help you today.