The Freelancer to Course Creator Class with Lindsay Marsh
Today I’m joined by Lindsay Marsh, a prolific course creator, who has transformed her freelance business into an online education empire. Online education is experiencing massive exponential growth and providing exciting opportunities to set up a new income stream. Lindsay shares her story and outlines the steps that can help you get started as a course creator in 2020!
I have had many self-made titles over the years: Brand Manager, Digital Architect, Interactive Designer, Graphic Designer, Web Developer and Social Media Expert, to name a few. My name is Lindsay Marsh, and I have been creating brand experiences for my clients for over 15 years. As a freelance graphic designer, I have worked on a wide variety of projects both in the digital and print space. I have had the wonderful opportunity of taking classes at some of the top design schools in the world: Parsons at The New School, The Pratt Institute and NYU.
I have had the pleasure of teaching over 200,000+ students globally online. I have provided private tutoring in the area of design and marketing for over 8 years. I am also now a Canva Certified Creative.
The thing I enjoy most of all about being a teacher is seeing my students flourish and be able to start careers that are passionate and rewarding.
[0:40] Introduction to the topic of online course creation and our guest, Lindsay Marsh
[1:46] How Lindsay got started as a freelancer and the lifestyle she’s created working from home – the importance of referrals and how her experience changed how she crafts her courses
[6:20] How learning has changed and the importance of constantly developing yourself
[7:15] How Lindsay shifted from being a freelancer to an online course creator
[10:46] Which platforms Lindsay used to launch her teaching business – how each platform worked differently and ultimately tripled her course revenue.
[11:58] How your expertise can be packaged into courses even if you weren’t originally a teacher or course creator
[12:43] What kind of trend Lindsay sees in the growth of e-learning as we move beyond the COVID-19 pandemic – the elements that will be considered valuable by clients and how this will impact traditional education
[15:06] Why starting as a freelancer provides a good training ground to becoming a course creator
Steps for Getting Started as a Course Creator in 2020
[17:27] #1 Figure out what you’re going to teach – your top talents, skills sets, passions and target audience.
[18:03] #2 Do some research on course platforms where you can watch preview videos – how to study them as a way of planning your courses.
[18:27] #3 Start basic – what types of small courses to start with and how to progress to something bigger.
[19:22] #4 Content creation is king – the importance of producing a lot of it and being consistent.
[21:17] #5 Be a student of learning – how to create courses with the most impact for students.
[23:27] #6 Don’t be too hard on yourself – how perfectionism can prevent you from launching your course.
[24:57] How the Online Course Creation and Management Program at Freelance University can help you start your first course from scratch
[25:25] How to find out more about what Lindsay is doing
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Where to find out more about Lindsay Marsh:
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