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How to Choose Topics for Online Courses

Even if you have spent a lot of time creating a great course, it is still unlikely that from hundreds of thousands of courses, people will choose your course, especially if you do not have a well-thought-out course topic.  

Before choosing a topic for creating a course, you should analyze, understand the level of your abilities, bring it all together, and concentrate all your knowledge in one direction. If you have thought about teaching, then you already know what you are going to teach.

But if you are not, here are some suggestions for you.

  • You can help others develop the skills or expertise in their profession.
  • You can teach about your hobbies which you genuinely love.
  • Other topics come up for guidance on a personal change you have undergone (for example: quitting smoking, eating healthy food, overcoming anxiety, etc.).

#1 Write down from the top of your head a list of potential subject areas.

Do you have an LMS for school? Think about the abilities, talents, and life events you’ve experienced. Do not feel that you must learn to generate money marketing courses at a university level.

 Perhaps it might look like this: 

  • Programming
  • SMM
  • Graphic Design
  • Fitness
  • Baking bread
  • Makeup
  • Marketing, etc.

It’s essential to analyze whether it’s anything for which people pay for your possible course concept. 

But what are the two most important features you have to pay attention to?

First, you need to research and understand:

– What is the target audience you are creating your course for?

– What will your course give to the consumer, what will be its advantage?

#2 Choose from the ideas and opportunities whose that are in demand in the market.

 Think about whether you are wasting hours, days, weeks, or months creating a course that no one will be interested in. Of course not. 

Once your subject has been chosen online, the following stage is to undertake a series of market research tests to discover whether or not it has market demand. Many course developers mistake to assume that their idea of the course would not fly if there is a lot of competition in their topic area. However, this demonstrates that this concept, of course, has a high probability of market demand and so is worth additional research.

You even have a chance to check by yourself by entering your course name and checking how much it is in demand. 

#3 What are your students struggling with?

You have been in the field for some time, so you will know better what problems beginners usually face initially. At first, you can do some preliminary research through interviews to find out what problems your prospective students face, what is more difficult for them in the field, and what you need to focus on in order to create more straightforward, more accessible content in the future.

#4 Money

You need to understand how much money people will transfer for your course. Even if you create highly demanded professional content and have quite a few competitors, you need to match your price list with them. In addition, you need to understand whether your course solves a problem or not. We all know that the Internet is an inexhaustible source of information. You need to make sure that what you give for a certain amount of money, Google will not give it away for free. Therefore, before choosing a course topic, take into account that you have enough experience in that field so that in addition to “dry information”, you can also talk about your experience and the difficulties that come your way.

After thinking about all this and taking into account the key points, get to work.

  • Create your website!

It may seem a bit difficult, but you have to overcome the difficulties and find an excellent solution to succeed.

Now are the times when you do not need to be an expert in every field because you will always find people who will do it for you, who will give you what you are looking for in quality and affordable way.

For example, you can trust the creation of your educational website to professionals who will get what you want so much.

I guess there’s no need to even talk about the benefits of having your own website; you can explore it for yourself.

  • Course title

The title can say a lot about the course, so it should be meaningful and engaging. What to do if you can not choose a good title? How to choose a better title for your course?

Here are some tips especially for you.

#1 Make it Easy to Remember 

Make sure you didn’t use complicated phrases to remember. Your title must be connected with your field and be so unique so that your “customers” find it easily. Yes, make it simple to say loudly.

#2 Use Audience Keywords

Choose such a title that your audience will recognize using keywords. Make sure you identify your ideal consumer right from the beginning.

#3 Make it intriguing; make it enjoyable.

Sometimes title motivates too to start the course to know what it is about.

#4 Make sure it’s not too innovative.

If you use too professional terms in your course title, it can drive away a lot of potential customers. Also, too innovative a title will make you explain what it means over and over again.

Even though the course title is so important, do not waste a long time choosing a course title. The course content is much more important!

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