In the world of eLearning, it can be hard to settle on THE topic to build your entire eCourse (and business) around. It’s a big decision!
In episode 5, we dive into exercises, journaling questions and all sorts of thoughtful approaches for finding a topic that won’t just make you a few bucks now, but will last the test of time far into the future.
If getting into eLearning and eCourse creation, don’t just seek out the quick fix, easy route. Be in the game for the long run. It’s the only way to thrive, let alone survive.
The bottom line is, no matter what path you choose, it’s gonna take time and hard work. So be sure to enjoy it.
Better yet, LOVE IT!
Bradley & Andy eCourse Adventure Guides
Watch, listen and enjoy the show notes below…
TWEETABLE: You don’t pick the topic. The topic picks you!
1. The Two Pillars for Choosing a Great eCourse Topic:
PASSION a) What are you crazy passionate about? (make a list)
b) What thing do you feel OBLIGATED to teach or share? (write it down)
c) What topic could you talk about all day, whether you were being paid or not?Life is too short to do something you don’t enjoy or to pursue something JUST for the money.
VALIDATION: a) Have conversations with your customers or audience before building it (make sure they want it).
b) Do an internal beta / pre-Launch to your email list at a special price to see that people are willing to pay for it.
c) Look around and see what other courses like your idea are out there. How could you do it better/different?
2. Journaling Exercises:
What are you constantly teaching or showing people?
What homework do you constantly assign clients?
What are you naturally great at or what do you love doing?
In five years, what do you want to be known for?
What is something you enjoy teaching, and would love to become masterful and well-known at?
(teach what you want/need to learn)
Do you teach a workshop or guide the same coaching process all the time?
What kind of course could you create that helps people to integrate the workshop teachings into their daily life?
What content have you already created (blogs, videos, articles, workbooks, eBooks, etc..)?
How could you up-cycle that content into an eLearning process?
3. Decide on an Idea:
We go deep into this exercise in the Great eCourse Adventure, and in today’s episode we talk about how to choose your best idea if you have several rolling around in your mind. Below is our decision maker matrix PDF. The exercise is simple and powerful.