Its easy to get bogged down, lost and frustrated with online course creation

WHY WE MADE THIS COURSE

But it doesn't have to be that way!

Creating an online course is intimidating - it's hard to know where to get started, and what to do next.

You just need a guide.

In this one hour online course by Thinkific, you'll learn how to confidently create, sell, and deliver great online courses to your audience on your own terms. Get expert instruction in building a learning experience that you'll be proud to offer!

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What you'll get from this course

  • A fast track to creating online courses

    Get the definitive, quick-start guide to rapidly creating and publishing your online course with Thinkific in just one hour.

  • Clear step-by-step instructions

    We'll only focus on the essential steps behind confidently launching an online course to your audience (no filler, no complicated workflows).

  • A premium learning experience

    We'll teach you all the skills you need to build a premium online course experience that will help your audience become successful students.

  • A checkout to accept payments online

    You'll have your course priced and your Thinkific checkout set up so you can get paid!

  • A high branded sales page

    We will show you how to rapidly create and publish a beautiful, branded and high performance sales page to drive your traffic to.

  • A complete, published online course

    You can walk away from this straight-to-the-point course with the confidence to launch a course you're proud to share with your customers.

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What's included in this course?

  • 01

    Welcome to the Fast Track (9 min)

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    • Welcome to this course
    • Why Thinkific?
    • How to use this course
    • The Thinkific student experience
    • Before you begin...
  • 02

    Create Your Course (15 min)

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    • Overview: Create your course
    • Creating a course in Thinkific
    • Adding lessons to your course
    • Adding learning supports to your course
    • Customizing your learning experience
    • Branding your learning experience
    • Checkpoint: Course creation
    • Chapter 2 survey
  • 03

    Create Your Course Website (17 min)

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    • Overview: Create your course website
    • Setting up your course website
    • Branding your course website
    • Creating a sales page
    • Creating a home page
    • Checkpoint: Course websites
    • Chapter 3 survey
  • 04

    Publish Your Course (17 min)

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    • Overview: Publish your course
    • Setting up your checkout
    • Setting a price for your course
    • Getting ready to share your course
    • Publishing your course
    • Considerations before launching
    • Testing your Thinkific course & website
    • Checkpoint: Course pricing
    • Chapter 4 survey
  • 05

    Running Your Business (9 min)

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    • Overview: Running your business
    • Student & user management
    • Progress & student reporting
    • Revenue reporting
    • Checkpoint: Running your business
    • Chapter 5 survey
  • 06

    Finishing Up (2 min)

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    • Congratulations! What's next?
    • Before you go...

Meet your instructors

Aaron Morin and Alisha Mawji are Educators at Thinkific, the most trusted platform for creating and selling online courses. Through the Thinkific training site, dozens of online courses, almost a hundred webinars, and countless coaching hours, they have learned what works best for entrepreneurs leveraging Thinkific and courses to grow their online businesses. Now they want to help you grow yours! Aaron, Alisha and the Thinkific team are waiting to take the first steps towards online course success together with you. Let's get started!

Aaron and Alisha

Customer Education at Thinkific

Aaron and Alisha

What our customers say about this training:

We've helped over 40,000 course creators get started on Thinkific!

Joel Ring

“You really encouraged me to create my first course. Otherwise, I would probably have procrastinated, and made my first course much later, if at all. Great job, Instructors! :)”

“You really encouraged me to create my first course. Otherwise, I would probably have procrastinated, and made my first course much later, if at all. Great job, Instructors! :)”

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Steve Chovu

“This is by far the easiest training I have ever gone through! I love it. So simple to create a course now.”

“This is by far the easiest training I have ever gone through! I love it. So simple to create a course now.”

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Fabio Piccini

“I have created and published two courses on Thinkfic but I'm always looking for refreshing new ideas and cues and I found them all in this short primer. Highly recommended for both, old and new course creators.”

“I have created and published two courses on Thinkfic but I'm always looking for refreshing new ideas and cues and I found them all in this short primer. Highly recommended for both, old and new course creators.”

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Carlos Perez

“This course makes me feel I am not alone in the process of creating my own courses.”

“This course makes me feel I am not alone in the process of creating my own courses.”

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AJAY GARG

“This course truly is an enabler for people like me who have a lot of experience and expertise that can be published for the larger community to take advantage of. ”

“This course truly is an enabler for people like me who have a lot of experience and expertise that can be published for the larger community to take advantage of. ”

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Aparup Sengupta

“After a long search, I really found an incredible platform. Please ensure you show up on searches when people are looking for cloud-based platforms for "online content management" and "online training"”

“After a long search, I really found an incredible platform. Please ensure you show up on searches when people are looking for cloud-based platforms for "online content management" and "online training"”

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Gwen Brown

“This is a simpler way for a layman such as myself to understand how to use Thinkific and Create My Course. I had seen many videos over a very long period that moved too fast which left out minor details that are major to me. Thank you for the Fas...”

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“This is a simpler way for a layman such as myself to understand how to use Thinkific and Create My Course. I had seen many videos over a very long period that moved too fast which left out minor details that are major to me. Thank you for the Fast Track Training.”

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John Morris

“Easy to follow and excited about the journey. ”

“Easy to follow and excited about the journey. ”

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Mallorie Mitchell-Dellac

“Short and efficient demo of how Thinkific works.”

“Short and efficient demo of how Thinkific works.”

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Rick Wemple

“This was extremely helpful! I wish I had watched it BEFORE i tried to create my course! LOL!!”

“This was extremely helpful! I wish I had watched it BEFORE i tried to create my course! LOL!!”

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Cassandra James

“I found this extremely useful to help me better understand how to use the platform”

“I found this extremely useful to help me better understand how to use the platform”

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Caroline DePalatis

“Well, I thought this would get into the nuts and bolts. It didn't so much, but it did provide me a vision. So I'll go into the Masterclass or move forward to get the deeper stuff. Simple, easy and worthwhile.”

“Well, I thought this would get into the nuts and bolts. It didn't so much, but it did provide me a vision. So I'll go into the Masterclass or move forward to get the deeper stuff. Simple, easy and worthwhile.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We've got answers!

  • Do I need a Thinkific account to take this course?

    Yes, you can sign up for free at Thinkific.com to get your own Thinkific course website in under 2 minutes.

  • How long will this online course take to complete?

    The course itself is meant to be completed in under 2 hours. This course is meant to fast track your way to publishing your online course in under 30 days, but most people will do that sooner. We won't tell you a specific schedule to work with because every business varies in how much time it takes to get to launch day. But it is important to get into the spirit of moving fast and getting things done! Remember: done is better than perfect.

  • Is this course really free?

    Yes! This course is 100% free. But don't let that get in your way! Free courses are easy to enroll in and drop out of, but if you're committed to scaling your impact on the world with the power of an online education business, we're committed to supporting you along the way. Even if that's just some motivation when you feel things are going over your head. We'll be there!

  • What kind of support can I expect?

    Our dedicated team will love helping you with any hurdle that gets in your way. If you're thinking about this online course, you're already the kind of person we love to work with: a real go-getter. And we'll stop at nothing to support you in your journey to publishing and selling you online course. Free Thinkific accounts get unlimited email support, and as a part of this course, you can get a personal 1:1 review of your course website as a last step before finishing up.