You’re riding the high of finishing your first course and now you’re starting to wonder if you’re ready to create course number 2.
While only you know for sure if you’re ready, there are quite a few signs that let you know that maybe the world’s ready for a second batch of knowledge from you. After all, more great courses online mean more passive income for you.
1. You’ve Got A Great Follow-Up Idea
This is probably overly obvious, but a large part of creating a second course is coming up with a follow-up idea. In many cases, online educators create a series of courses that build upon each other. So maybe you’re ready to create course number 2 as a follow-up to your first one or something completely different.
2. You Have A Steady Flow Of Students
It’s a good idea to test the waters with your first course. Once you’ve established a steady flow of students, you’ll know that your course is successful. Even if you only have a handful of students at any given time, it’s still proof that your course is in demand. Remember that the online learning industry is rapidly growing every year, so students are always eager for more.
3. Students Are Asking For More
When your students want more from you, who are you to deny them? Give them what they want. If you listen, they’ll even give you great ideas to make it easier to create your second course. Consider having a survey at the end of your first course to ask for feedback and whether they want additional courses.
4. You’re Comfortable With Marketing
Marketing is crucial no matter how many courses you have. Obviously, it gets easier with each course, but it’s a good sign that you’re ready to create additional courses when you feel comfortable marketing your first one. Consider taking the educational content marketing approach to show students your teaching skills before they even sign up for your course.
5. Students Are Recommending You
The moment your students start doing the marketing for you, you know you’ve done something right. Keep track of student recommendations. This helps bring in additional students. The more recommendations you have, the more likely it is you’re ready to create course number 2.
6. You Have A List Of Mistakes To Avoid From Your First Course
Finally, you’re able to look back and see what went wrong the first time. If you’ve lived and learned, you’re ready for a second course. After all, it’ll be much easier this time and by your third course, you’ll feel like a pro.
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