I know a thing or two about being a tongue-tied lazy sloth.
Take it from dozens of subscribers over the years who’ve asked to get me on the phone.
Nope. It’s not happening.
The truth is, I’m the laziest, and most tongue-tied person on the planet.
I know what you’re thinking…
“Mike You’re So Full Of It! You Teach Courses All The Time! You’re Not Tongue Tied, Or Lazy!”.
But there’s a massive difference.
See, when I teach a course, I get to rehearse. I get to read from a script, or take copious notes beforehand.
Teaching is easy as cake the way I do it.
It Would Be 10x Easier For You. That’s A Fact, Jack.
How long would it take you, to teach something to one of your best friends?
A few weeks? Haha. No. It would take you a few minutes. And you’d have fun doing it.
So what’s the difference between you teaching something to your best buddy, and creating an online course and teaching the entire world?
There isn’t one. The truth is that you already have everything you need to start teaching awesome online courses.
Especially since these days, it’s so easy to create some video content, and then upload that content on a million different teaching platforms.
Gone Are The Days When You Had To Be A Computer Science God To Teach Online.
Just a few years ago, you had to be an IT god to teach and produce online courses.
- You had to be a WordPress expert.
- You needed to have a full grasp on membership plugins.
- You needed to understand how to host video files.
- You needed to be an expert at copywriting.
- Your graphic design skills had to be ON POINT (and you realize by now how expensive Photoshop is).
- You had to be a pro copywriter, with a keen eye for layout, typography, and readability.
- You had to be a 1337 IT security chief, otherwise people would be stealing your content like the Dread Pirate Roberts.
- The list goes on and on. You also had to be an expert at marketing, or nobody would ever see your stuff.
These Days, Teaching Online Is A Ridiculous Breeze.
That’s why I’m always teaching new courses. Because, compared to just a few years ago, teaching online is a big flaky piece of cake. And it’s damn-delicious.
There’s no problem. There’s no stress. There’s nobody standing over your shoulder breathing down your neck. There’s no technical overwhelm.
There’s only you, your undying wisdom, your beautiful content, and your hungry, frothing-at-the-mouth, starry eyed students, eager to learn.
Even If You’re Lazier Than A Sloth, And Even If Your Tongue Is Tied Tighter Than A Pretzel, You Can Teach Online.
Just have fun when you teach. I’m having fun writing this, right now, and it’s 3:00 AM. I’m half asleep, and I’m writing. I could easily be writing the script for a course. In fact, when I finally get around to teaching a “full boat” online teaching course, I might use much of this content as an introductory thesis.
That’s another secret to writing.
If you’ve written books, or taught any online courses… Heck… Your course content is already partially finished.
You can do the same. There’s no reason you can’t.
And, if you’re STILL unsure of yourself, then do yourself a favor and have any questions about teaching, then never hesitate to give me a buzz.
If you’re on my email list, then REPLY to my newsletters and ask questions. I usually spend an hour per day just REPLYING and helping people. It’s what I love to do. So, I beg you to ask.
Thanks for reading, and have an awesome day.
Mike “The Teaching Sloth” DeVincent