Engaging eCourses is a set of interviews with various people who’ve created e-courses on a wide range of topics. The focus is on making an e-course which people will complete, rather than one they’ll buy and never look at again.
(An e-course is any electronically-delivered course material – it could be a time-specific course, such as an 8 week program, or self-paced, or a membership site of indefinite length.)
$97. I bought it during the launch sale at half-price, and felt it was extremely good value.
Engaging eCourses consists mainly of audio files, with some pdf bonuses thrown in.
You’ll get interviews with six people who run successful e-courses:
- Mark Silver (Heart of Money e-course)
- Sonia Simone (Remarkable Marketing Blueprint)
- Charlie Gilkey (Email Triage and The Dojo)
- Danielle LaPorte (Fire Starter Sessions)
- Scott Stratten (UnBootcamp)
- Pam Slim (the $100 Business Forum)
All of these interviews run for about an hour.
There are also three bonus interviews, about 30 minutes each, with:
- Nathalie Lussier (Cure Cravings Forever)
- Cath Duncan (the Bottom-Line Bookclub and Dreaming to Delivering Mastermind)
- Susan Johnstone (15 Minutes a Day to Outsmarting Your Resistance)
Each interview comes with an index of key points and times.
You’ll also get some other bonuses – Kelly and Pace have even added in a couple of extra interviews since I bought Engaging eCourses, so check out the list on their sales page for more details.
Really High Quality Content
I listened to most of Engaging eCourses on my way to BlogWorld 2010, and it was definitely one of the better plane journey’s I’ve had! I was familiar with some of the speakers and not others, but they all had great things to say and I found myself scribbling down loads of notes, as you can see:
There was no fluff or filler here: each call was giving me new ideas and great information, with lots of actionable advice and specific tips.
Inspiring and Encouraging
After the first two calls I had to take a break and do some more writing: I’d had an idea for an e-course! Pace and Kelly have done a great job of picking fun, inspiring and very genuine people to interview – who care about the results that their buyers get.
I’m keen to start creating my own e-courses in the near future, and I feel an awful lot more confident now I’ve heard the insiders’ experiences. It was particularly great to hear about the experts’ earlier attempts at e-courses; I realised that I don’t have to start with a massive six-month course or a huge membership site.
Wide Range of Expert Opinions
I really liked having a bunch of different interviewees in Engaging eCourses; it meant that I got a great spectrum of ideas and thoughts. Pace and Kelly clearly put a lot of thought into getting people who’d done different types of eCourse, and there were plenty of pieces of advice which cropped up, independently, in several interviews – so I was confident that these points really were good ones!
There are some very big names in here, too; Scott Stratten, for instance, was the opening keynote at BlogWorld.
My only gripe is that I’d like transcripts. At half price ($43.50), Engaging eCourses was a great bargain even without them – but I feel that at the $97 price point, transcripts of the calls could be included.
In fairness, though, the index to each call made it very easy to follow along, even for a text-junkie like me.
At times, the sound quality was a little bit variable, but that’s to be expected with interviews.
If you’ve got any plans to create an e-course, then click here and check out Engaging eCourses (and buy it!) You’ll learn how to construct something which will really help people, and you’ll get a ton of ideas from hearing what others have done.
Yes, it’s $97 – but I’d be amazed if you didn’t make back far more than that in sales of your own e-course – and in repeated sales to satisfied customers!
(NB: I’m a proud affiliate for Pace and Kelly. I’ve met both of them at conferences, and they’re just as lovely in person as they are online.)