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Teach Online & Create an Online Course from Scratch.

Curriculum Last Updated: January 2018


Validating Your Idea

How to evaluate demand before putting time & effort into creating your course.

Content Mediums

An overview of all the different ways you can create and delivery content.

Shooting High-Quality Video

The exact process we use to shoot super high quality video content courses.


ScreenFlow Walkthrough

A comprehensive walkthrough of ScreenFlow - the industry standard screencast software.

Marketplace and LMS Reviews

Udemy, Skillshare, Teachable, Sensei, Gumroad and other learning management systems.

Hosting & Selling Your Course

An analysis of the different options related to hosting your course and payment processing.


Pricing & Discounts

How to price your course, when to offer discounts and subscription revenue models.

Multiple Products & Bundling

Offering multiple courses, bundling different products and managing upsells.

Internet Marketing & Promotion

The strategy and tactics we use to sign up more students and drive more revenue.



The Blueprint to Launch as Fast as Possible

Learn how online course development and teaching online fundamentally works with Tommy Griffith.

Who is this guy?

Tommy Griffith is the SEO Project Manager at Airbnb, and was previously SEO Manager at PayPal. He's the creator of the ClickMinded SEO training course with 9,000+ users. He feels weird writing about himself in the third person, but admits that it sounds slightly more epic.

Frequently Asked Questions

When was the course last updated?

The course was updated in January 2018, and was first created in the Fall of 2015. We update the course on an as-needed basis when things change in the teaching online / creating an online course world. The course includes lifetime access and free updates for life.

What Learning Management System (LMS) should I use to teach online?

After evaluating literally every single LMS out there, we recommend Teachable. You can get 1 month of the Teachable professional plan (a $99 value) for FREE (valid only for first-time users). Teachable is a great way to start teaching online.

How long do I have access to the course?

The course includes lifetime access to CourseMinded, including free updates for life :)

I don't have a good camera, or I don't want to film in front of an audience.

That's okay! CourseMinded covers the entire spectrum of courses, from a simple course with powerpoint slides and voiceover - to very high production value courses in front of a live audience. You're not limited to one particular type of course. We cover all of them.

What screen capture software should I use?

While there are a number of options out there (we list the best ones in the course), if you're trying to teach online, we recommend ScreenFlow, and we've included a comprehensive walkthrough of how ScreenFlow works as part of the CourseMinded curriculum.

Is the class actionable? Can I implement what I learn immediately?

It sure is. We added a number of comprehensive video tutorials on how to create and promote a new online course from scratch. It’s pure video screen capture, and contains the exact strategy we use to developing our websites and campaigns, from concept to completion.

Is the course mobile and tablet friendly?

Yep. The course is fully responsive, and unlimited lifetime access is inclusive of any devices you own.

Can I expense this for my company or write it off for my business?

No accountants were involved in the making of this advice, but a number of former students have given feedback saying their companies let them expense stuff like the CourseMinded training course if you're learning how to do it on behalf of your company.

Do I need to be a teacher to make a good online course?

Absolutely not.

What secret "teaching online" tactics am I going to learn?

None. You can learn everything in this class through other people’s blog posts, forums, and trial-and-error. There is nothing secret here. That said, there is a lot of information (and misinformation) out there. CourseMinded is designed to make creating an online course as digestible as possible, but it won’t be teaching you anything you can’t learn on your own.

Do you cover email marketing?

Yes, we cover email marketing and why it's important to your online course, but if you're interested in learning a comprehensive email marketing strategy, try the ClickMinded email marketing training course


Can I create an offer my own certifications?

Yes! We cover the certification process in CourseMinded. In fact, we've done this on our first course, and created a digital marketing certification, an SEO certification and a social media marketing certification.

How long is the course?

The course is a little more than 3 hours long, and has been cut up into small, digestible and organized segments, so you can refer back to it when questions about specific topics come up long after you’ve finished the course. This seems to be one of the features people like the most.

Do you have any digital marketing resources?

Yes! If you're looking for more information on digital marketing, here's a number of guides and tutorials we created over at ClickMinded:

What's the refund policy?

CourseMinded includes a full 100% money back guarantee. We're happy to give a no-questions-asked refund within 30 days of your purchase.



    The course includes:

  • Validating Your Idea
  • Creating Content and Content Mediums
  • Static Slides and Audio Overlay
  • Stock Photography & Video
  • High Quality Video Courses
  • Quizzes, Tests & Downloads
  • Marketplace and LMS Reviews
  • Udemy, Skillshare, Lynda
  • Teachable, Sensei, Digital Access Pass, Gumroad
  • Pricing, Hosting and Selling Courses
  • Discounting & Subscriptions
  • Multiple Products & Bundling
  • WordPress and Website Hosting
  • Start a New Site From Scratch Walkthrough
  • ScreenFlow Walkthrough
  • Internet Marketing and Course Promotion Tactics


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Learn how to create and sell an online course from scratch.



  • Introduction
  • Validating Your Course
  • Using Content Mediums
  • Online Course Marketplaces
  • LMS Reviews
  • Pricing & Discounting
  • Starting a Site From Scratch
  • Internet Marketing & Growth
  • Custom Curriculum Plan



  • Introduction
  • Validating Your Course
  • Using Content Mediums
  • Online Course Marketplaces
  • LMS Reviews
  • Pricing & Discounting
  • Starting a Site From Scratch
  • Internet Marketing & Growth
  • Custom Curriculum Plan


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  • Introduction
  • Validating Your Course
  • Using Content Mediums
  • Online Course Marketplaces
  • LMS Reviews
  • Pricing & Discounting
  • Starting a Site From Scratch
  • Internet Marketing & Growth
  • Custom Curriculum Plan