Creating a Successful Online Course as a Beginner: 5 Essential Steps You Can’t Skip

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5 Essential Steps You Can't Skip when Creating an Online Course

Hey, friend! Are you dreaming of creating an online course that not only serves more with your skills and talents, but also becomes a profitable offer? Or maybe you’re already on this journey but find yourself stuck because your course isn’t selling the way you hoped. 


If you’re nodding your head and thinking, “Yes, that’s me,” then keep reading. I used to be right there with you!

I realized that if I skipped these 5 steps in launching an online course or any digital offer, then I would fall far from my income goals and… having the opportunity to serve more!


I don’t want you to fall in the same trap, so make sure you nail these 5 steps in making sure your offer doesn’t collect digital dust!

1.  Know Your Audience Like Your Best Friend

I know, I know—”know your audience” is probably something you’ve heard a million times. But let me tell you, it’s not just a cliche; it’s the foundation upon which your course’s success is built. 


You need to go beyond the surface and truly understand who your audience is, what they need, and even what keeps them up at night.


When I first began my course creation journey, I wasn’t entirely sure if I knew my audience well enough. It wasn’t until I dove deep into their pain points, dreams, and daily struggles that I saw a transformation in my approach and results. 


If you’re feeling unsure about your audience, my 28-Day Course Clarity Jumpstart will guide you through the process, helping you identify and understand your ideal client in a way you hadn’t before.

2. Create a Seamless Customer Journey

Once you’ve nailed your audience, the next step is to create a customer journey. This involves visualizing where your clients are right now and where you want to take them. Imagine Sarah, who is your ideal client struggling with a problem your course can solve. What does her life look like now, and what will it look like after she completes your course?


Understanding this journey helps you create a pathway that guides your audience from initial curiosity to becoming loyal customers. It also sets you up perfectly for the next step: creating a lead magnet.

3. Develop the Right Lead Magnet
Now that you know your audience and have mapped out their journey, it’s time to create a lead magnet that attracts them. A lead magnet is a free offering that provides immediate value and solves a specific problem for your audience. It could be a mini-course, an e-book, a checklist, or even a quick video guide.


The idea is to give them a “win” right where they are, making them eager for more. A strong lead magnet helps you build an email list filled with quality leads who are already interested and engaged with your content. Remember, if your audience gets value from your freebie, they’ll be excited to see what you have to offer in your paid course.

4. Nail Your Messaging
Alright, now let’s talk about messaging—this is where the magic truly happens! Creating the right messaging is about articulating your audience’s pain points and desires so well that they feel like you’re speaking directly to them. It’s about making them stop and think, “Is she reading my mind?”


With my background in psychology and counseling, I’ve learned that understanding human behavior and communication can be incredibly powerful when applied to marketing. Your messaging should resonate so deeply with your audience that they can’t help but feel understood and eager to hear more from you.

5. Craft the Right Offer
Finally, all the previous steps lead you to create the right offer. Whether it’s a simple video tutorial series, an in-depth PDF guide, or a more hands-on coaching program, your offer should align perfectly with your audience’s needs and preferences.


Because you’ve done the groundwork, you’ll know if your audience prefers bite-sized lessons or detailed, step-by-step guides. Maybe they need a combination of both or a more personalized coaching experience. The key is to tailor your offer based on what you’ve learned about your audience, ensuring it meets them exactly where they are.

I know firsthand that being an entrepreneur is not an easy feat—it demands drive, persistence, and consistency. But with the right steps, you can create an online course that not only impacts lives but also brings you the success you’ve been dreaming of.

Trust me, if you follow these five steps—knowing your audience, creating a customer journey, developing a lead magnet, nailing your messaging, and crafting the perfect offer—you’ll set yourself up for sales on day 1 of your launch. Your course won’t just sit and collect digital dust; it will thrive.


If you need extra guidance, don’t hesitate to join my 28-Day Course Clarity Jumpstart. It’s designed to help you tackle these initial stages with confidence.


We start June 17th for my Beta Round at a Crazy Affordable Price! I’ve got some extra surprises planned, so make sure to sign up here! Let’s do this together, friend!


You have so much to offer, and I’m here to help you every step of the way.


Have a wonderful week, my friend, and can’t wait to talk to you again next week!



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Hey Friend, I'm Robbin!

I've been an educator for decades.

After dedicating two decades to public education, supporting students and their families, I had this feeling that God was nudging me to pivot and focus on the mommas of these children. He wanted me to help them remove the roadblocks hindering them from chasing their dreams and His plans for them as an online entrepreneur.

After countless prayers and embracing the direction He pointed me toward, I made the bold decision to leave my 9-to-5 career and step into the world of entrepreneurship and course creation.

God opened door after door for me to learn the intricacies of technology, to study & practice effective strategies, and to provide unwavering support to course creators & online business women. A business that allows me to empower course creators to share their God-given skills and talents to students eagerly seeking their expertise.

The business God helped me build allows me to step away from the laptop, be present & available for my family and friends, take care of my health, create my own schedule, and make Kingdom impact.


My passion is to show you how to do the same!

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