One of my first course creation clients contacted me in total despair. She'd called me up to say that she'd filmed 26 modules for her new online course two years ago and they're still not ready. So I thought, well, that's a bit odd, what's happened?
She contacted me because, after two years, she'd finally given up editing and wanted me to edit all the content. Editing your online course, in my opinion, is totally wrong.
Editing is so time consuming. As someone who was an editor for five years, it can be fun and you can learn to edit quickly but if it isn't your profession and you're starting out, you will be wasting so much time.
Editing has to be one of the most easiest things to outsource. There are so many editors out there that can work really fast and edit really well. So what might take you two weeks could be a four-hour job for an editor.
Also, think about this: if you're going to edit your own video, what it actually means is you're doubting the value of your time and your course because just think about how many courses you need to sell to make back the editing costs.
If you've done everything correctly, you should get a return on that editing investment very quickly, within a few sales, even if you sell your course at £99.
If you're creating your first online course, save yourself time, money and a big technical headache: outsource your editing!
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Jonathan Rose is the founder of Online Courses That Sell. When he’s not serving his 1:1 clients, running the Online Course Bootcamp or filming a course with his crew he's hanging out with his 7 yr old daughter, drinking cheap coffee or just chilling out in and around Manchester, UK.