Traditionally, learning has been done in a classroom environment with a teacher/lecturer/coach presenting the new information to the students. While this may include some group discussion, the majority of the lesson is often spent with the student listening to, reading and/or writing down the material. This is known as Passive Learning, and is still very common in today’s learning environment.
So you’ve designed and created a fantastic online coaching course (or courses!) that will help you grow your business without spending more time with clients. To maximise the impact of using your online courses to scale growth, there are a few more steps to take.
What to Charge for an Online Course?
One of the hardest decisions you’ll make is how to price your online course. Don’t just pluck a number out of the air, as it will have a long term impact on your business, from the kind of customers you attract, to the amount of support you can offer and, of course, the revenue you’ll generate.
If you charge too little, you reduce the perceived value of your course and attract lower value clients, but if you charge too much, you’ll price yourself out of the market and have to drop your price, which looks bad.
Look at what similar courses are charging and decide whether you’re worth more (maybe you’re a more qualified expert, or you’ll offer extra one-on-one time) or less than them (if your course will be entirely self-guided, for example).
If you’re a coach – whether that’s a life coach, a business coach or a dog-training guru – you may find that you’ve reached a plateau with your business. After all, there is a limit to how many clients you can work with at a time.
However, there is a way you can scale up your business without increasing your work hours. Done right, online courses are a surprisingly easy and effective way to grow your coaching business. Need to know more? Let’s jump in.
So, your business has slowed down?
If your coaching relies solely on one-on-one client work, you’re trading your hours for dollars and there is a hard limit on how many clients you can work with and how many dollars you can earn. You can’t spend 24 hours a day working, and you can’t add more hours into the day. Eventually, your business growth will stall.
At this point, you have three options for expanding.
It’s time we address the elephant in the room; why is the cost of implementing Intuto so low? From the outset, affordability was our overriding goal and we've worked hard to achieve this. We believe that e-learning should be attainable, pricing should be easy to understand and you shouldn't be caught out by unexpected fees. In this article, we explore our philosophy around democratising e-learning.
So you’re ready to jump into teaching online? Whether it’s for the first time or you’re looking to shake up your system, the first, and probably the most important decision you need to make is which e-learning platform you’re going to use.
The current situation has hastened the uptake of online learning (and everything else!), so ready or not, educators have been thrown into teaching online. Here’s what you need to know to do it right.
The benefits of teaching online
For those who aren’t used to online education, this new virtual classroom can feel stressful and inconvenient. However, there are actually several benefits to doing it this way:
The world fundamentally changed this year, and one of the parts of our lives that was the most affected was the way that we work. Many companies have had to press pause on hiring and even let existing employees go.
However, some companies, such as organisations in the health, community support and distribution sectors, are still in a position to be bringing in new staff. They are now faced with the new problem of onboarding new team members remotely, which presents challenges both for the new hire and for the team they are joining.
Engaging and efficient onboarding is even more important than usual, so that new hires become productive staff members as quickly as possible. Hiring managers and team leaders are therefore pivoting and adapting to virtual onboarding as we try to keep businesses going in our new normal.
A good onboarding process, whether in person or virtual, not only trains new staff but also engages and builds relationships with them so they feel welcomed, valued and confident about their future with your company while still ensuring safety compliance.
As an online training company, we’re in a better position than most to help companies navigate this unusual situation. We’ve been helping companies with spread out, disparate teams manage their remote onboarding for years.
One such example is Aztec , a New Zealand North Island-based forestry transport company with more than 100 owner/driver contractors located Taupo, Rotorua, Central Waikato, King Country, Tauranga, Eastern Bay Of Plenty, Hauraki, Thames, Wellsford, Whangarei and Kerikeri. Our collaboration with employee management solutions company Engage lets Aztec onboard and provide ongoing support to their widespread team remotely and efficiently.
As such, we’ve compiled a short guide to remote onboarding to help make this new process as easy as possible for you and your new team members.
A case study in Maori language learning.
We all saw Covid-19 affecting countries overseas and we all knew that it would eventually reach New Zealand’s shores, but not many believed it would impact New Zealand’s teaching curriculum as quickly and dramatically as it did on March 23rd, when it was announced all schools were closed as at 3pm that day.
When the lockdown happened, I don’t think anybody really knew what to do. Certainly getting close to your loved ones and staying safe was step one, but after that, how could educators help the community and parents get through the four week (at least) lock down?
Great, you've got people signed up to your Intuto online training course. Now you need to help them complete it – and hopefully enjoy it too.
Here are five tips to motivate e-learners:
We are very excited about this month's update - we have added some great new features around Certificates and Course Collections. These changes will allow for easier management of courses and enrolments.
Specifically, the new course collections feature will provide pathways of learning, meaning you can control the order in which users complete content without having to enrol them one by one.
The biggest changes can be seen on the Site Settings -> Collections page accessible at the top left of Intuto next to your logo.