How to Create a Mini Course in 30 Days: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Are you ready to share your expertise with the world and make a difference? Creating a mini course is a fantastic way to reach your audience, share your knowledge, and even generate income. Whether you want to teach your audience how to bake a cake, public speaking or real estate, this guide will walk you through the steps to create a mini course in just 30 days.

Create a Mini Course in 7 Simple Steps

Step 1: Define Your Course Topic

The first step in creating your mini course is to define your course topic. Your topic should address your learners' biggest challenges. Not sure where to start? Think about the questions your audience frequently asks or the problems they struggle with. Identifying a topic that resonates with them will set you on the right path.

Step 2: Create a One-Page Course Outline

Once you’ve defined your course topic, it’s time to create a one-page course outline. This outline maps out the journey your learners will take, from where they are now (point A) to where they want to be (point Z). Whether your course has eight modules or twelve, this outline will serve as your roadmap as you develop your content.

Step 3: Build Your Content

With your outline in hand, it’s time to build your course content. A quick and effective way to create content for your mini course is by making a slide deck for each module. If you're familiar with the content and have been teaching it for years, tools like PowerPoint or Keynote can help you create your slide decks quickly.

Step 4: Record Your Content

Once your slide decks are ready, it's time to record your content. Use screen capture tools like Loom or Descript, or even Zoom, to record your modules. Recording your content is crucial for bringing your course to life and engaging your learners.

Step 5: Choose Your Platform

To deliver your course to your learners, you’ll need a learning management system (LMS) or a course-building platform. Our favorite platform for creating and hosting online courses is Kajabi. Kajabi not only hosts your course content but also provides tools for website hosting, email marketing, and more.

Step 6: Create Your Sales Page

With your course content ready, it’s time to create a sales page to promote it. Kajabi makes it easy to create professional-looking sales pages that attract potential learners and convert them into customers. Highlight the benefits of your course on this page and encourage visitors to enroll.

Related Read: Building the Best Sales Funnel for Your Online Course

Step 7: Set Up Your Email Sequence

Finally, you’ll want to set up an email sequence to promote your course to your audience. Use Kajabi’s email marketing tools to create automated email sequences that nurture your leads and drive sales. Provide valuable content and insights in your emails to build trust with your audience and encourage them to enroll in your course.

Related Read: Is Kajabi Worth It? We’ve Created a Course In Kajabi, And Here is What We Found

Bonus: How to Create an Email Mini Course

By the way, if you’re looking to use the mini course you’ve created as a lead magnet to generate email sign-ups, you can easily embed your content into landing pages in Kajabi. For example, if you want to send five emails with five different video trainings over five days after someone signs up for your mini course, you can create five landing pages with learning modules embedded. 

Then, you’ll create an email sequence scheduled out for five days that will drip your mini course by delivering emails that include links to the separate landing pages. This is a great way to start building a relationship with your audience and upsell your course. Simply include a “Learn More” button under each free video to make it easy for your audience to explore your relevant paid offer.

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