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🧶 Course Creators Weekly #37 🗓 March 8th, 2021 - How long should your course be?

We learn from Janelle Allen about designing outcome-focused courses, Andrew Barry talks about the 3 P's of a Transformational Online Course, and Pat Flynn talks about passive income!

How long should your course be? How long should your course be?
📹 Video 🧩 Structure & Design

How long should your course be?

I shared this video from Janelle Allen in the very first issue of CCW, but that first issue was different. I wasn't writing my own summaries yet. A recent subscriber reminded me of this common question so I thought I'd bring it back, with a summary! 😊

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    Your course should be as long as it needs to be for your students to achieve their goal
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    Start with the outcome, and walk backwards to determine the steps to get there
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    Brain dump your content ideas first, look for patterns and chunks to organise later
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    Avoid trying to be perfect—start with an imperfect live pilot, take feedback and iterate
🔗 Janelle Allen via janelleallen.com

If you're curious about this "dump then clump" outlining strategy, check out CCW #16, where I shared a video from Pat Flynn explaining how he outlines his courses + more.

3 things you need for a transformational online course 3 things you need for a transformational online course
📹 Video 🎉 Student Success

3 things you need for a transformational online course

Here are the 3 P's of a Transformational Online Course, according to Andrew Barry:

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    Personal meaning—give assignments that force students to reflect on their motivations
  • 2️⃣
    Peer to peer learning—create the space for students to interact + exchange feedback
  • 3️⃣
    Prompts to action—design activities for students to learn incrementally through doing

Watch the video for further explanations and detailed examples!

🔗 Andrew Barry via youtube.com
5 Passive Income Mistakes Everyone Makes (But You Don't Have To) 5 Passive Income Mistakes Everyone Makes (But You Don't Have To)
📹 Video 🧠 Mindset

5 Passive Income Mistakes Everyone Makes (But You Don't Have To)

The mistakes, and what you should be doing instead:

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    Trying to build a business that helps everybody; start narrow and focused on a niche
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    Starting with a website + branding work; start by helping just one person get results
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    Thinking of passive income too early; build an active business first, automate later
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    Chasing an arbitrary financial goal; find the number you need to live the life you want
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    Thinking money-first; serve people—money is the byproduct of how well you do that
🔗 Pat Flynn via youtube.com

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