Here’s why it could take 18 months to create a course

“How long will it take me to build my course?”

This is one of the most common questions we get asked.

Well, what if we told you that it could take you 18-months to create a course that you’re truly proud of?

We’re not saying it will. We’re just saying it might…

Christy Greenwood, one of our students at the Great eCourse Adventure and creator of the Rewilding from Within: 8-Week Transformational Dance Journey, said she probably never would have started if she knew it would have taken that long.

But after finally launching her course this past Monday, she said the journey was challenging, but it was more rewarding than she could have ever imagined.

When starting out, she had no idea how to do anything; the tech, video, audio and music production, NOTHING.

And what Christy created is truly impressive. It’s an honest work of art that she put her whole heart and soul into.

You can scroll down to watch/listen to the interview we did with Christy about her 18-month long eCourse creation journey. You will no doubt gleam a ton of inspiration and clarity from tuning into it.

In the world of get-rich-quick eCourses, we rarely hear anyone talk about the long journey to success.

For Christy, she’s the mother of a teenager, she has a growing healing practice of 1-on-1 clients, she loves to garden, spend time with her family, go on adventures, teach workshops, and much more.

Building her eCourse was just this extra thing she was doing on the side of her already busy life.

Soon after beginning her journey up the mountain with us, she discovered just how huge the learning journey was going to be. The reality set in as to what it will take to fulfill her vision at a high level of quality.

And so she committed to just taking it one step at a time.

The same is true for us.

When we started building the Great eCourse Adventure, we naively thought it would take us a couple months to build.

However, reality laughed in our face. 

The 90+ videos included in the GEA course took us about 9-months to produce.

The 48-minute Art of eCourse Creation Masterclass took us about 3-months to produce.

The interactive Courses Worth Sharing mini-course took us about 6-weeks to create.

Great work takes time.

There is no short-cut.

You could quickly create work that isn’t good, but what’s the point of that?

One of our first students and eCourse creation clients, Jannine Murray spent a year building her course and another year struggling to make money with it before she finally had the breakthrough she’d been waiting for.

She’s now had 45,000 people go through that course and has had another 30,000 go through her other courses. 

This success has radically changed her life and it did not happen overnight.

She struggled her ass off.

So did Christy.

So did we.

When I first started building my meditation courses back in 2012, I expected it to take off overnight. However, it took about 2 years of full-time work to gain the momentum that has spread my meditations to 40+ countries.

I can’t tell you how many times I redid my meditation tracks before I finally got them to the quality where I was over the moon excited and proud of what I created.

So I will ask again: what if it takes you 18-months to build an online course you’re actually proud of? 

Because anybody can create a mediocre course in a few weeks.

But the ones that will be remembered are the ones that were built with heart and soul.

Those are the ones that won’t need any manipulative marketing techniques to sell, because they will be worth their weight in gold.

If you’ve been actively building an online business, already have a following, and can quickly create high quality content, then your journey to the top may not take as long as Christy’s.

But if you’re just starting out, ease off on your expectations.

The key is to get passionate with the learning journey, and give it your best effort for the sake of experience.

If you want to create work that could earn six figures…

If you want to create courses that truly transform lives…

If you want to take the most direct route…

Slow down, produce your very best work, and enjoy the ride.

There is no better shortcut.

If you heed this advice, you’ll be bringing your visions and dreams to life in no time.

We know you’re going to get a ton out of this interview with Christy Greenwood, our most recent adventurer to reach the snow-capped peak of Launch Summit with her phenomenal course. 

Ready to create your ultimate eCourse? Start your free 14-day trial at the Great eCourse Adventure, where you will embark upon the most exciting, supportive, transformational journey the world of online learning has to offer.

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