May 26, 2020

How to Create an Online Course with Matt Ragland, The Bullet Journal Guy

How to Create an Online Course with Matt Ragland, The Bullet Journal Guy

Thinking of creating your own online course? This podcast is for you! My guest today is Matt Ragland, also known as The Bullet Journal Guy. He's a YouTuber, writer, vlogger, productivity expert, and the Director of Creator Success at Podia, an online course platform made especially for freelancers, solopreneurs, and creators.


Thinking of creating your own online course? This podcast is for you! My guest today is Matt Ragland, also known as The Bullet Journal Guy. He's a YouTuber, writer, vlogger, productivity expert, and the Director of Creator Success at Podia, an online course platform made especially for freelancers, solopreneurs, and creators.

This episode is all about how and why to build your first online course, plus overcoming procrastination while working from home.

You'll learn:

  • Is now a good time to create your first online course? 
  • Is the online course market saturated?
  • How to know if you should make an online course?
  • Where to start if you want to create an online course?
  • How do you pick an online course topic that people care about?
  • What are the best platforms for online courses?
  • Which platform is the cheapest? Podia, Udemy, Teachable, Skillshare, or Kajabi?
  • Do you need an email list or audience to sell an online course?
  • How much money can you make selling online courses?

Then, we cover Matt's tips on productivity and procrastination:  

  • How can you stay productive working from home with a spouse and kids?
  • How to balance your full-time job with your side hustle, especially during a pandemic?
  • How to motivate yourself to work when you don't feel like it?
  • Who should start a YouTube channel in 2020?

In the lightning round, we discuss what we miss from normal life, what we're looking forward to when the quarantine is over, and where we'll travel first.

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Matt Ragland

Creator Coach/ YouTuber/ Newsletter Writer/ Podcaster

Matt Ragland is an experienced leader, trainer, and writer. He is a skilled manager with a knack for taking both new and existing programs to higher levels of engagement and customer satisfaction. He is focused on work that instructs, improves, and inspires the audience. Matt is recognized by employers, colleagues, and customers as a person who accomplishes his work in a timely and creative way, and holds true to the company’s mission and values. He is highly motivated by companies that promote growth and development.