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Teach anything online! On the Course Wizards podcast, Amit Arora and Christopher Maselli share the latest tips and tricks on how to create your own online teaching courses. They discuss online teaching platforms, tech setup, how to come up with course ideas, how to build your audience, lead magnets, and much more, all in 20 minutes or less! Visit coursewizards.com to download free resources and listen to previous episodes.

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United States

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Teach anything online! On the Course Wizards podcast, Amit Arora and Christopher Maselli share the latest tips and tricks on how to create your own online teaching courses. They discuss online teaching platforms, tech setup, how to come up with course ideas, how to build your audience, lead magnets, and much more, all in 20 minutes or less! Visit coursewizards.com to download free resources and listen to previous episodes.

Language:

English


Episodes

Surprising 2024 Online Learning Trends from the Thinkific Report

1/31/2024
In this episode of the Course Wizards Podcast, hosts Christopher Maselli and Amit Arora discuss the 2024 eLearning trends based on the Thinkific Trends Report. Conversations revolve around five key trends in the online education space, which include utilization of AI in content creation, downloadables as a quick path to monetization, the emergence of all platforms as learning platforms, the shift towards private communities vs social media, and the growth of older generation in the creator economy. 00:00 Introduction to the Course Wizards Podcast 00:26 Discussing the Thinkific Trends Report 02:34 The Impact of AI on Online Education 06:38 The Power of Downloadables in Monetization 08:38 The Rise of Learning Platforms 12:10 The Importance of Private Communities 16:11 The Creator Economy: Not Just for the Young 19:00 Conclusion and Recap of the Trends Links:

Duration:00:21:12

Reaction Episode: The TikTok Course Amit Couldn't Resist

1/24/2024
In this engaging episode, CourseWizards hosts Amit and Chris provide a reaction piece to a successful TikTok growth course which Amit recently purchased. They analyze the effectiveness of the ad and landing page that caught Amit's attention, its captivating video, successful targeting, social proof, and low price. The hosts discuss how the course creator utilized best practices in course creation and marketing, and how these strategies can be applied by their viewers. They also touch upon the potential of incorporating AI in course creation and marketing. Viewers will take away insights into effective ad structuring, social proof use, competitive pricing, and the potential of AI in this field. 00:00 Introduction and Greetings 00:19 Surprise Topic Reveal 00:33 Discussing New Year Resolutions and Goals 00:58 Unveiling the TikTok Growth Course 01:25 Analyzing the Ad and Landing Page 02:37 Impressions and Expectations from the Course 03:14 Exploring Social Proof and Testimonials 08:12 Course Purchase and Pricing 11:08 First Look at the Course Content 15:29 Reflections on the Purchase and Closing Thoughts Links: * Apps for Authors - https://writing.fyi/apps * New Zenler - https://www.newzenler.com/invite/zmnfZZ * 5K Course Launch Blueprint - https://getnzlr.com/5k-launch-blueprint * Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/courselaunchsecrets

Duration:00:18:03

Unveiling Amit's 2024 Course Creation Tech Stack

1/17/2024
In this episode of the Course Wizards Podcast, hosts Christopher Maselli and Amit Arora delve into a comprehensive discussion about Amit's preferred tech stack for course creation. Amit shares his insights on his choice of hardware, such as the Shure MV51 mic, the Logitech C920 and Canon M50 cameras, the Godex light, and a budget-friendly lapel mic he uses with his iPhone. He also shares a review of his favorite software tools like Descript, Zendler, System, Thrivecart, Sessions, ChatGPT and Leonardo.ai. This insightful discussion aims to assist others in choosing the right tech stack to enhance their course creation and content management process. 00:00 Introduction and Welcome 00:09 Discussion on Tech Stacks 00:33 Amit's Tech Stack for Course Creation 01:03 Hardware for Course Creation 02:14 Microphone and Camera Choices 05:05 Lighting Setup for Course Creation 07:08 Software and Apps for Course Creation 07:24 Using Descript for Screen Recording and Editing 10:09 Using Thrivecart for Payments 12:06 Using ChatGPT and Leonardo AI 16:52 Summary and Conclusion Links: * Apps for Authors - https://writing.fyi/apps * New Zenler - https://www.newzenler.com/invite/zmnfZZ * 5K Course Launch Blueprint - https://getnzlr.com/5k-launch-blueprint * Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/courselaunchsecrets

Duration:00:18:38

Unveiling Chris' 2024 Course Creation Tech Stack

1/10/2024
In this episode of the Course Wizards podcast, hosts Amit and Christopher Maselli discuss their 2024 tech stacks, with this episode focusing on Christopher's setup. The conversation delves into specifics about hardware and software, such as Keynote, Canva, Ecamm Live, Descript, and Searchie. They also discuss the integration of Thrivecart and ConvertKit into their tech stacks. The episode explores the novelty and versatility of Descript as a powerful editing tool that enables podcasters and course creators to refine and streamline their creative process. Tune in next week as Amit shares his own tech stack! 00:00 Introduction and Casual Conversation 01:33 The Tech Stack for 2024: Overview 01:53 Hardware for 2024: Microphone and Camera 06:06 Software for 2024: Descript for Editing 12:23 Platform for 2024: Searchie 13:00 Comparison and Conclusion Links: * Apps for Authors - https://writing.fyi/apps * New Zenler - https://www.newzenler.com/invite/zmnfZZ * 5K Course Launch Blueprint - https://getnzlr.com/5k-launch-blueprint * Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/courselaunchsecrets

Duration:00:15:57

How to Create an Online Course in 2024

1/3/2024
In this episode of the Course Wizards podcast, Amit and Chris discuss how to create an online course in 2024. They start by emphasizing the importance of choosing a topic that you are passionate about and that has a market demand. They then discuss the process of creating an outline for your course, recommending a logical progression and breaking down the content into manageable sections. Next, they talk about the recording process, suggesting using a computer camera and microphone or a smartphone if you don't have access to a camera and microphone. They advise against spending too much time on editing and highlight the importance of keeping the videos engaging and punchy. Finally, they discuss the different course platform options and recommend New Zenler and System.io. They also mention AppSumo for finding deals on course platforms. They invite listeners to tune in to the next episode for a discussion on their specific tech stacks. Links:

Duration:00:19:44

Game-changing Tools We Use to Master Our Side Hustles

12/13/2023
In this episode of the Course Wizards podcast, Amit and Chris continue their discussion on side hustles and the tools they use to manage their projects. They talk about hiring virtual assistants and using tools like Descript and Canva for video editing and design. They also mention SmartSuite for project management, ChatGPT for writing, and Novo for business checking. They touch on the importance of Gmail and Google Calendar for communication and scheduling, as well as the use of Ecamm for podcast recording and Captivate for distribution. Other tools mentioned include Vista Social, SocialBee, WordPress, Shopify, Sessions, and Grammarly Premium. Listeners are encouraged to explore these tools for their own businesses and share the episode with others who may find it helpful. Links:

Duration:00:17:57

Beyond the 9 to 5: Diving into Our Side Hustles

12/6/2023
In this episode of the Course Wizards podcast, Amit and Chris discuss their various side hustles and ways they generate additional streams of income. They talk about everything from affiliate marketing and blog monetization to YouTube channels and website creation. They also provide insights into the challenges of managing multiple income streams and the importance of finding a balance. Keep creating! Links:

Duration:00:18:09

The Enemy of Progress

11/29/2023
With the busy holiday season upon us, Chris takes some time to talk about the dangers of perfectionism and how it can hinder progress. He shares personal stories about the perils of striving for perfection and how successful entrepreneurs like Evelyn Weiss and Liz Wilcox were able to let go of their need for perfection and deliver valuable content to their audience. Chris encourages listeners to set a realistic timeframe for their goals and to prioritize getting things done over perfecting them. Tune in to this episode for a motivating dose of wisdom and practical advice to help you move forward in your course creation journey. And don't forget to subscribe, rate, review, and share this episode with other aspiring course creators. Keep creating! Links: * Liz Wilcox Email Template Club - https://writing.fyi/liz * Apps for Authors - https://writing.fyi/apps * New Zenler - https://www.newzenler.com/invite/zmnfZZ * 5K Course Launch Blueprint - https://getnzlr.com/5k-launch-blueprint * Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/courselaunchsecrets

Duration:00:13:27

Profit Peaks: Leveraging Black Friday for Course Creators

11/15/2023
In this must-listen episode of the Course Wizard Podcast, we delve into the world of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, but with a twist - it's all about empowering course creators! Discover innovative strategies to bundle and sell your courses, create impactful coupon codes, and leverage free workshops or mini-courses as powerful lead magnets. We also explore how to create a sense of urgency among potential buyers, effectively use value stacking to enhance your offers, and the art of pre-selling courses. Additionally, we touch on the benefits of installing chatbots for efficient customer interactions and share insightful tips on authentic social media marketing to amplify your sales.

Duration:00:07:05

Thinkific Announces The Leap for Mobile Course Creation

10/25/2023
In this episode of the Course Wizards podcast, Amit and Chris discuss Thinkific's new AI tool called The Leap, which allows content creators to easily build, promote, and sell digital products. They explore the features and functionality of the tool, including its AI-powered content generation capabilities and mobile-optimized e-commerce. Amit even gives a live demo of creating a mini course using The Leap's AI feature. They discuss the potential applications and implications of this new tool for course creators and the future of online learning. Links: 5K Course Launch Blueprint Apps for Authors Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group New Zenler

Duration:00:23:35

Data-mining Facebook for Content Ideas

10/18/2023
In this episode of the Course Wizards podcast, Amit and Chris dive into the topic of data mining on Facebook to generate ideas for course content and other forms of educational materials. Amit shares his own experience of using audience questions from social media to create blog posts and videos. The hosts provide practical tips and insights on leveraging online communities to gather valuable content ideas for course creators. Links: 5K Course Launch Blueprint Apps for Authors Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group New Zenler

Duration:00:15:08

Captivating Course Pages: How to Elevate Your Sales with Professional-Looking Images

10/11/2023
In this episode of the Course Wizards podcast, Amit and Chris discuss the importance of professional-looking images for course sales pages. They share their favorite tools and techniques for creating eye-catching pictures, including using Canva to easily remove backgrounds and add professional mockups, utilizing open-source illustrations from Undraw, browsing for website templates on GraphicRiver, harnessing the power of AI with tools like Midjourney to generate stunning logos and illustrations, and even considering hiring a photographer for high-quality custom photos. They also unveil a free tool for creating sleek and customizable link tree pages to showcase social media profiles and other links. Overall, this episode provides a wealth of practical advice and resources for course creators looking to enhance the visual appeal of their sales pages. 5K Course Launch Blueprint Apps for Authors Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group New Zenler

Duration:00:22:04

Buy or Pass: Evaluating 5 AppSumo Deals for Course Creators

10/4/2023
In this episode of the Course Wizards podcast, Amit and Chris review five AppSumo offerings and give their opinions on whether to buy or pass. They discuss tools for building web apps, keyword research, personalized messaging, interactive content, and gamification. While they were not impressed with most of the offerings, they found the keyword research tool and email platform to be worth considering. They encourage listeners to check out AppSumo themselves and share their own opinions on the deals. Apps for Authors New Zenler Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group 5K Course Launch Blueprint Appsumo: https://writing.fyi/appsumo

Duration:00:24:24

Top 10 AI Tools for Course Creators

9/27/2023
In this episode of the Course Wizards podcast, hosts Amit and Chris discuss their favorite AI tools for course creators. They cover a range of tools, including SiteGPT for creating chatbots, HappyScribe for transcriptions, SheetGPT for generating content in Google Sheets, Descript for video editing, WritePanda for content generation, OpusClip for AI-generated video clips, Midjourney for image and logo creation, Vista Social for social media scheduling and analytics, Zimmwriter for AI writing, and RankMath for AI-generated blog post ideas and content. The hosts highlight the benefits of these tools and recommend trying out their free plans before considering paid options. 5K Course Launch Blueprint Apps for Authors Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group New Zenler

Duration:00:36:35

The ThriveCart Announcement: Our Reactions

9/20/2023
In this episode of the Course Wizards podcast, Amit and Chris dive into the latest announcements from ThriveCart, a popular cart management tool for course creators. They talk about the new features that ThriveCart has introduced, including new landing page designs, high-converting cart designs, and pre-built design blocks. They also discuss the future features that ThriveCart is planning to release, such as intelligent funnels, multiple bump offers, and expanded integrations. The hosts give a live demonstration of the new features and discuss their benefits for you! New Zenler Apps for Authors Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group 5K Course Launch Blueprint

Duration:00:22:15

Automating Content Repurposing with AI

9/6/2023
In this episode, Chris and Amit dive into the world of content repurposing and explore how AI can automate the process. They discuss several AI-powered tools, including Opus Clip, Dscript, Loom, Video AI, and Repurpose.io, and explain how each tool can convert long-form content into shorter clips suitable for social media platforms. They highlight the key features and pricing of each tool, sharing their personal experiences and recommendations. If you're looking to save time and effort in repurposing your content, this episode is a must-listen. Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group 5K Course Launch Blueprint Apps for Authors New Zenler

Duration:00:23:26

Using AI to Boost Your Online Course Creation

8/30/2023
In this episode, Chris and Amit discuss the many ways that course creators can inject AI into their workflow to save time and improve efficiency. They explore using AI to generate landing page copy, blog post outlines, YouTube titles and descriptions, email content, lead magnets, and even course outlines. They provide examples and demonstrate how AI tools like ChatGPT and Po can assist in various aspects of course creation and promotion. Tune in to learn how you can leverage the power of AI to enhance your online course business. Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group 5K Course Launch Blueprint Apps for Authors New Zenler

Duration:00:21:26

See How SESSIONS Will BOOST Your Online Course Offerings

8/23/2023
In this episode, Chris and Amit dive deep into the features and functionality of the video conferencing app, Sessions. They discuss the various pricing tiers, the similarities and differences with Zoom, and the impressive capabilities of the platform, including the ability to create agendas, book sessions, and collaborate on a whiteboard. They also touch on integrations and the quality of recordings. If you're looking for a Zoom alternative or want to learn more about Sessions, this episode is for you. 5K Course Launch Blueprint 5K Course Launch Blueprint Apps for Authors New Zenler

Duration:00:36:02

How to Start a Podcast on Your Course Topic

8/16/2023
In this podcast episode, we delve into the essential steps to start your own podcast on your course topic. We discuss selecting the right equipment and software, crafting engaging content, and promoting your podcast effectively. If you're an course creator looking to share your knowledge and build your course numbers, this episode provides practical tips and insights to help you kickstart your podcasting journey and connect with your audience on a deeper level. Links:

Duration:00:14:28

The Pros and Cons of the Most Popular Domain Name Registrars

8/9/2023
Introduction In this episode, we'll be discussing domain name registrars. We'll talk about what they are, how they work, and how to choose the best one for your needs. What is a domain name registrar? A domain name registrar is a company that registers and sells domain names. When you buy a domain name from a registrar, you're essentially renting it for a certain amount of time. The registrar is responsible for keeping track of who owns the domain name and making sure that it's properly pointed to your website. How do domain name registrars work? When you buy a domain name from a registrar, they'll add your name and contact information to a database called the Domain Name System (DNS). The DNS is a big list of all the domain names in the world and their corresponding IP addresses. When someone types your domain name into their browser, their computer will query the DNS to find the IP address of your website. How to choose the best domain name registrar for you There are a few factors to consider when choosing a domain name registrar. These include: Price: Domain name registrars typically charge different prices for domain names. It's important to compare prices before you buy a domain name. Features: Different registrars offer different features, such as free domain privacy, email forwarding, and DNSSEC. Make sure to choose a registrar that offers the features you need. Customer support: If you have any problems with your domain name, you'll need to contact the registrar's customer support team. Make sure to choose a registrar with a good reputation for customer support. Popular domain name registrars Here are some of the most popular domain name registrars: Domain.com Namecheap Bluehost Google Domains GoDaddy HostGator Name.com NameSilo Dynadot DreamHost https://url.amit.so/bio

Duration:00:09:51