online courses

Why I switched from Teachable to Thinkific : Teachable vs Thinkific

As a small business owner, you might want to create an online course at some point and that’s great. There are SO many strategies and information out there about creating online courses. This post will hopefully help you find a good platform for yours!

I did things backward with my small business. I jumped straight into building a course BEFORE growing my email list, building trust with my audience, and networking with other business owners.

I learned so many lessons and if I could do it over again I would choose a course topic that is related to what I want to do instead of what I am good at. Because as we know, because you’re good at something doesn’t mean that you should do it.

Online Courses That I Have Taken and Recommend

The important thing to remember when taking online courses is that they won't work unless you do. Of course, you'll have some that you just don't feel like work out best for you and your business. Before you buy a course, be sure to do your research, make sure that it's something that you have time/money for and is something that you really want to work on.

I have taken a few courses that really weren't as great as the teacher perceived, or on par with where I was at that time and that was disappointing. So again, do your research. 

You can research courses before you take them by:

  • Googling the course name and reading reviews
  • Reaching out to someone that you know has previously taken a course and asking them any questions that you may have
  • Finding a FAQ for the course and reach out to the teacher or team
  • Search in Facebook groups that you are active in

I love taking courses that help me in areas that I'm not proficient in, want to expand on or were recommended to me. Inside my Simplify Your Biz Tools free course, I listed these out in more detail, you can enroll here for free!