How to Create a Mini-Course in 12 Hours

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If you have a moment, I want to help you create a course (an epic “mini-course” to be more specific) that you can give away or sell to your audience, and I want to help you for free. Like seriously, I have a 20-page workbook and 5 training videos waiting for you, but I must start with the brief story of a time, long ago, when I created an entire mini-course in 12 hours.

The story begins in the distant past known as . . . two days ago.

11 a.m. - I woke up // Don’t judge me, I got a late start.

11:15 a.m. - I remembered how I really want to create a quick, free Blog School this weekend to help people plan + create their blogs.

11:17 a.m. - I thought it would be fun to invite other friends across the globe to create their own short courses with me.

11:18 a.m. - I thought, “Maybe I can make it a bit of a challenge and post updates throughout the day.”

11:19 a.m. - Made up my mind and then posted a graphic announcing my plans on Instagram.

 Mini Course Challenge Announcement

Mini Course Challenge Announcement

I started posting YouTube updates as I was creating my initial product (a blog school), which I still plan to finish soon, but then my path morphed a bit. I realized (somewhere in Hour 3 I think) that the mini course I was actually creating was a course on how to create mini courses. Yeah. Very meta of me. It took me a minute to realize it. But see, #whathadhappenedwas:

I was working and posting videos and updates on one thing, but I constantly wanted to develop worksheets, resources, tips, and more for everyone else who was following along and creating their own mini courses.

Shocker, right? If you know me at all, then you know that I live to create and do adult homework. So the day I had so carefully planned out (translation: had not planned out at all really) morphed into the creation of a short course that I want you to be able to take for free.


And here's the thing, you don't have to jump through any flaming hoops (unless you're really keen to) . . . you get complete access right here. Would I be mad if you tweeted the short tweet below? Not at all.

And, would I complain if you put up with me as I share a few more shots of the workbook? Nope. It was a lot of fun to create.


So, what's in this "Create a Course in 12 hours" workbook?

The workbook has 20 pages that cover the various sections of the mini-course. Between the five training videos available for free on Youtube and the worksheets, you'll find materials to help you as you:

  • Decide on your topic

  • Identify your people (audience)

  • Create an outline for your course

  • Select the format for each part of the course you are creating

  • Decide on the delivery methods for your course content

  • Think up course promotion ideas

  • Edit your course

  • Format your course documents/videos (+ my secret tip for creating materials quickly)

  • And more (such as a Launch Checklist and lots of videos of me in my Jimi Hendrix shirt)


Want to take this course for free by watching it on Youtube or right here at the bottom of this post? Don’t forget to grab your workbook right here.

 But let’s be totally up front and honest. Creating a mini course won’t do any good if you don’t have an email list of people interested in your content. . . Want our free email course on building an engaged email list of people who actually buy from you? Grab it here