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Summary: It's easy to get stuck when you're creating an online course for the first time. There is so much to figure out but also a couple of things on the personal side that can bog you down. Check out the reasons below and the 5 steps to getting past it!
For some entrepreneurs, they've known for a long while that they want to have an online course, they know exactly what they want the course to be about, and they even have would-be clients clambering for their content... but they haven't done it yet.
Many entrepreneurs nowadays know that one of the hottest things to be adding to your business offering is an online course - or even many courses. All the big online entrepreneurs and influencers are doing it and a lot of your competition is, too.
And here's why:
The list of benefits is compelling for someone trying to grow their business and customer base. A quality online course:
Many entrepreneurs are aware of these factors but haven't done anything about it yet. The reason varies from individual to individual; don't know anything about teaching, don't know what topic I could teach, don't know the best technology to use to make it happen, don't have the time - the list goes on.
For some, they know they want to have an online course, they know exactly what they want the course to be about, they aren't overly freaked out by the technology - they may even have an audience of clients and would-be clients clambering for their content...
...but they haven't done it yet. Even though they've been thinking about it for months. Or even years!
There are as many reasons for procrastination as there are procrastinators but it basically comes down to a few general categories:
Recognize yourself in any of these?
makes a huge psychological difference in how we execute on a given task. Accountability buddies are great because a) they are free and b) they are already in your corner (right?). On the other hand, a coach with expertise in the relevant area can not just help you with accountability but also ensure you are taking the most efficient route to your goal; they KNOW when you are on track and when you're not.
If you have identified that procrastination is the only thing between you and creating and selling your online course, look a little deeper, figure out your WHY, and then apply the 5 steps to crush your course-creation procrastination .