My first online course was an epic fail (but here's what that taught me)
When I started my teaching journey, I bit off more than I could chew.
I tried to create a “Find your Thing” course with lots of visual worksheets.
I love to create visual worksheets. But I severely underestimated what else it would take to create a whole course.
What got in the way:
- I had no teaching experience whatsoever
- I was WAY too timid to even think about recording videos.
I knew nothing about “idea validation” or other marketing basics.
In hindsight, here is what I should have done differently:
- I should have written English instead of Danish. It is way easier and reaches a wider audience
- I should have embraced making videos. Duh!
- Most importantly, I should have started with something simple.When I gave up, a new idea arose: What about teaching simple sketches in my studio?I gathered a handful of interested people and gave my first workshop.
When I gave up, a new idea arose: What about teaching simple sketches in my studio?
I gathered a handful of interested people and gave my first workshop.
Since then, I have taught hundreds of students to draw with my “message first” - method.
And I have dusted off the old worksheets and incorporated them (with added video) into my Visual Minds Membership.
Have you ever had an idea fail initially but come back around successfully later? I’d love to hear your story!