Online Course Creation

The market for e-learning has exploded. There are currently 57 Million VBOs (Virtual Business Owners) in the U.S. alone, and continuing education is a must for these individual operators to stay on top of their game. Many VBOs, and really, learners of every variety consult online courses to learn skills that will help them advance their careers. If you’re an authority in a particular field, there’s a growing market of eager learners that

you can reach with an online course. Online course creation is a great opportunity for VBOs who want to share their expertise with learners around the world.


Online course creators may create courses in which they share their own expertise on any number of topics. Or, they may create courses on the behalf of clients. Online course creators synthesize information from books, articles, blogs and more to inform the course.

They may combine that information with their own insights for personal courses. And they may also conduct interviews with industry leaders and subject matter experts. When working on behalf of a client, the course creator will interview the client and review any materials they provide for the course.

Once all the information has been gathered, the course creator will develop an outline for the course and write the script. From there, they may film themselves reciting the lesson, or create a PowerPoint and record a voice-over. They may also design worksheets, quizzes, and other elements to accompany the course.

Being an Online Course Creator requires great research and organization skills, and familiarization with elearning management systems. Creators can share their courses on sites like Udemy, Skillshare, Lynda and more.

Here are just a few reasons you should consider becoming an Online Course Creator VBO:

  • You can reach far more students than you would with a live course.
  • You can extend your influence, while helping people learn and grow.
  • Online Course Creation is a great way to generate passive income.

Here is an example of a VBO Niche for an Online Course Creator
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Primary Niche

Online Course Creation

SUB Niche

Creating Online Courses for Creatives

VBO Niche

Creating Online Courses for Graphic Designers

We provide some great resources to help you get up and running as an Online Course Creator. If you have questions about becoming an Online Course Creator, feel free to head over to our Groups and ask there!


  • Be familiar with elearning management systems.
  • Consult with clients if creating courses for others.
  • Collect and synthesize information for the course.
  • Create outlines and write scripts.
  • Record lessons and edit video.
  • Design any accompanying course materials. 


Our research shows the hourly rate charged by VBOs ranges from $55.00 to $135.00. However, the majority seemed to land in the $65.00 to $125.00 per hour range. Factors affecting this variance include geographic location, experience, and level of expertise.



Thinkific is a great resource for VBOs who want to create, market and sell their own online courses. Their blog features how-to articles, tips and expert interviews.


The best instructors in the world build their online courses on Teachable. Create a lifestyle business doing what you love, be it scrapbooking, photography, animation and design, or anything else you can dream up. Market leaders use Teachable to enrich their brand & business.



Udemy is a great site for VBOs to sharpen their skills. Their classes typically range from $10.00 - $200.00. However, they are known to have frequent sales where with virtually all lessons as low as $10.00.


Skillshare is an online learning community with classes in that are often helpful for VBOs focused design, business, tech, and more.


Lynda has been around a long time and might just be one of the granddaddy's of online training. Pretty much all courses are well vetted and professionally done. While there courses may be a little more expensive, they are top quality. Since they were recently acquired by LinkedIn, some premium accounts get access to Lynda at no additional charge which is a great deal.







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