221 episodes

Teach anything online! On the Course Wizards podcast, Amit Arora and Christopher Maselli share the latest tips and tricks on how to create your own online teaching courses. They discuss online teaching platforms, tech setup, how to come up with course ideas, how to build your audience, lead magnets, and much more, all in 20 minutes or less! Visit coursewizards.com to download free resources and listen to previous episodes.

Course Wizards Amit Arora and Christopher Maselli

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Teach anything online! On the Course Wizards podcast, Amit Arora and Christopher Maselli share the latest tips and tricks on how to create your own online teaching courses. They discuss online teaching platforms, tech setup, how to come up with course ideas, how to build your audience, lead magnets, and much more, all in 20 minutes or less! Visit coursewizards.com to download free resources and listen to previous episodes.

    Surprising 2024 Online Learning Trends from the Thinkific Report

    Surprising 2024 Online Learning Trends from the Thinkific Report

    In this episode of the Course Wizards Podcast, hosts Christopher Maselli and Amit Arora discuss the 2024 eLearning trends based on the Thinkific Trends Report. Conversations revolve around five key trends in the online education space, which include utilization of AI in content creation, downloadables as a quick path to monetization, the emergence of all platforms as learning platforms, the shift towards private communities vs social media, and the growth of older generation in the creator economy.
    00:00 Introduction to the Course Wizards Podcast
    00:26 Discussing the Thinkific Trends Report
    02:34 The Impact of AI on Online Education
    06:38 The Power of Downloadables in Monetization
    08:38 The Rise of Learning Platforms
    12:10 The Importance of Private Communities
    16:11 The Creator Economy: Not Just for the Young
    19:00 Conclusion and Recap of the Trends
    Links:
    Apps for Authors - https://writing.fyi/appsNew Zenler - https://www.newzenler.com/invite/zmnfZZ5K Course Launch Blueprint - https://getnzlr.com/5k-launch-blueprintCourse Launch Secrets Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/courselaunchsecrets

    • 21 min
    Reaction Episode: The TikTok Course Amit Couldn't Resist

    Reaction Episode: The TikTok Course Amit Couldn't Resist

    In this engaging episode, CourseWizards hosts Amit and Chris provide a reaction piece to a successful TikTok growth course which Amit recently purchased. They analyze the effectiveness of the ad and landing page that caught Amit's attention, its captivating video, successful targeting, social proof, and low price. The hosts discuss how the course creator utilized best practices in course creation and marketing, and how these strategies can be applied by their viewers. They also touch upon the potential of incorporating AI in course creation and marketing. Viewers will take away insights into effective ad structuring, social proof use, competitive pricing, and the potential of AI in this field.
    00:00 Introduction and Greetings
    00:19 Surprise Topic Reveal
    00:33 Discussing New Year Resolutions and Goals
    00:58 Unveiling the TikTok Growth Course
    01:25 Analyzing the Ad and Landing Page
    02:37 Impressions and Expectations from the Course
    03:14 Exploring Social Proof and Testimonials
    08:12 Course Purchase and Pricing
    11:08 First Look at the Course Content
    15:29 Reflections on the Purchase and Closing Thoughts
    Links:
    * Apps for Authors - https://writing.fyi/apps
    * New Zenler - https://www.newzenler.com/invite/zmnfZZ
    * 5K Course Launch Blueprint - https://getnzlr.com/5k-launch-blueprint
    * Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/courselaunchsecrets

    • 18 min
    Unveiling Amit's 2024 Course Creation Tech Stack

    Unveiling Amit's 2024 Course Creation Tech Stack

    In this episode of the Course Wizards Podcast, hosts Christopher Maselli and Amit Arora delve into a comprehensive discussion about Amit's preferred tech stack for course creation. Amit shares his insights on his choice of hardware, such as the Shure MV51 mic, the Logitech C920 and Canon M50 cameras, the Godex light, and a budget-friendly lapel mic he uses with his iPhone. He also shares a review of his favorite software tools like Descript, Zendler, System, Thrivecart, Sessions, ChatGPT and Leonardo.ai. This insightful discussion aims to assist others in choosing the right tech stack to enhance their course creation and content management process.
    00:00 Introduction and Welcome
    00:09 Discussion on Tech Stacks
    00:33 Amit's Tech Stack for Course Creation
    01:03 Hardware for Course Creation
    02:14 Microphone and Camera Choices
    05:05 Lighting Setup for Course Creation
    07:08 Software and Apps for Course Creation
    07:24 Using Descript for Screen Recording and Editing
    10:09 Using Thrivecart for Payments
    12:06 Using ChatGPT and Leonardo AI
    16:52 Summary and Conclusion
    Links:
    * Apps for Authors - https://writing.fyi/apps
    * New Zenler - https://www.newzenler.com/invite/zmnfZZ
    * 5K Course Launch Blueprint - https://getnzlr.com/5k-launch-blueprint
    * Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/courselaunchsecrets

    • 18 min
    Unveiling Chris' 2024 Course Creation Tech Stack

    Unveiling Chris' 2024 Course Creation Tech Stack

    In this episode of the Course Wizards podcast, hosts Amit and Christopher Maselli discuss their 2024 tech stacks, with this episode focusing on Christopher's setup. The conversation delves into specifics about hardware and software, such as Keynote, Canva, Ecamm Live, Descript, and Searchie. They also discuss the integration of Thrivecart and ConvertKit into their tech stacks. The episode explores the novelty and versatility of Descript as a powerful editing tool that enables podcasters and course creators to refine and streamline their creative process. Tune in next week as Amit shares his own tech stack!
    00:00 Introduction and Casual Conversation
    01:33 The Tech Stack for 2024: Overview
    01:53 Hardware for 2024: Microphone and Camera
    06:06 Software for 2024: Descript for Editing
    12:23 Platform for 2024: Searchie
    13:00 Comparison and Conclusion
    Links:
    * Apps for Authors - https://writing.fyi/apps
    * New Zenler - https://www.newzenler.com/invite/zmnfZZ
    * 5K Course Launch Blueprint - https://getnzlr.com/5k-launch-blueprint
    * Course Launch Secrets Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/courselaunchsecrets

    • 15 min
    How to Create an Online Course in 2024

    How to Create an Online Course in 2024

    In this episode of the Course Wizards podcast, Amit and Chris discuss how to create an online course in 2024. They start by emphasizing the importance of choosing a topic that you are passionate about and that has a market demand. They then discuss the process of creating an outline for your course, recommending a logical progression and breaking down the content into manageable sections. Next, they talk about the recording process, suggesting using a computer camera and microphone or a smartphone if you don't have access to a camera and microphone. They advise against spending too much time on editing and highlight the importance of keeping the videos engaging and punchy. Finally, they discuss the different course platform options and recommend New Zenler and System.io. They also mention AppSumo for finding deals on course platforms. They invite listeners to tune in to the next episode for a discussion on their specific tech stacks.
    Links:
    Apps for Authors - https://writing.fyi/appsNew Zenler - https://www.newzenler.com/invite/zmnfZZ5K Course Launch Blueprint - https://getnzlr.com/5k-launch-blueprintCourse Launch Secrets Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/courselaunchsecrets

    • 19 min
    Game-changing Tools We Use to Master Our Side Hustles

    Game-changing Tools We Use to Master Our Side Hustles

    In this episode of the Course Wizards podcast, Amit and Chris continue their discussion on side hustles and the tools they use to manage their projects. They talk about hiring virtual assistants and using tools like Descript and Canva for video editing and design. They also mention SmartSuite for project management, ChatGPT for writing, and Novo for business checking. They touch on the importance of Gmail and Google Calendar for communication and scheduling, as well as the use of Ecamm for podcast recording and Captivate for distribution. Other tools mentioned include Vista Social, SocialBee, WordPress, Shopify, Sessions, and Grammarly Premium. Listeners are encouraged to explore these tools for their own businesses and share the episode with others who may find it helpful.
    Links:
    Apps for Authors - https://writing.fyi/appsNew Zenler - https://www.newzenler.com/invite/zmnfZZ5K Course Launch Blueprint - https://getnzlr.com/5k-launch-blueprintCourse Launch Secrets Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/courselaunchsecrets

    • 17 min

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