Episode 240: Creating A Course People Want, with Dr. Lindsay Padilla - the Creative Empire podcast

Today, Reina and Christina are joined by Dr. Lindsay Padilla. Dr. Lindsay Padilla is the founder of Course Power, a company that helps trailblazing entrepreneurs create student-centered courses, content and communities that get their clients A+ results. Her team specializes in supporting digital entrepreneurs with the early stages of course, or program creation, with a focus on optimizing content and elevating the experience using student feedback. She's also the host of the Academics Mean Business podcast, which shares the journeys of other academics who have started businesses. If you are thinking about starting an online course, or you have an online course, you must pay attention to the remainder of this episode. It's mandatory. The trio are talking today about how to start your course, how to get that beta round up off the ground, and the nitty-gritty details of what it takes to have a successful course.

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Main Takeaways:

  • How she got into online courses from the traditional academic path [0:02:06

  • How to start building a course + staying focused [0:05:23]

  • What winning looks like as a course creator [0:12:39]

  • What course challenges Dr. Lindsay Padilla sees [0:17:21]

  • What her beta framework includes + why you should do a beta [0:22:50]

  • How to reengage people in your course [0:36:07]

  • Why working with Dr. Lindsay Padilla can help you [0:40:01]

(A course is) the intersection of the thing that you have skills to teach something you would love to teach about and something that the market is willing to pay for a solution.
— Dr. Lindsay Padilla
That’s the fun thing about being an entrepreneur, you’re both a teacher and a learner all at the same time.
— Dr. Lindsay Padilla

Bio:

Dr. Lindsay Padilla is the founder of Course Power, a company that helps I  trailblazing entrepreneurs create student-centered courses, content and communities that get their clients A+ results! Using her years of teaching adults online at a community college and the ridiculous amount of learning she has done in all things education, her team specializes in supporting digital entrepreneurs with the early stages of course or program creation, with a focus on optimizing content and elevating the experience using student feedback. She's also the host of the Academics Mean Business Podcast, which shares the journeys of other academics who have started businesses.

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