68 Books That All Online Course Creators Should Read

As online course creators, it is just as essential for us to stay on top of our game with continuous professional development, as it is for our learners to stay on top of theirs by learning from us.


My team at MainTraining have come up with a list of 68 Must Read Books For Online Course Creators to help keep your expertise polished and your online education business thriving:


30 Day Course Creation Challenge: Transform Your Book or Expertise Into an Online Course for Your Audience D’Vorah Lansky
7 Myths and Seven Tricks in Nine Steps:The truth & tricks about learning course product creation that THEY don’t know Paul Benson, Glen Ford
Become an Academic Free Agent: Teach Online, Make Money, and Live Anywhere Michael Finney
Build a Business with Your Book: Build Credibility with an Online Course (Conversations About Marketing: Volume 2: Book Book 3) D’vorah Lansky (Author), Tom Buford
Character Formation in Online Education: A Guide for Instructors, Administrators, and Accrediting Agencies Joanne J. Jung
CHOOSE YOUR WAY TO PROFITS: Teach on Udemy or Sell Stuff Online to Make Money Nic Gutierrez, Drew Dawson
Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses Joe Pulizzi
Create And Sell An Information Product: eBook, Blog, Podcast, Audio, Video, And More… Laura Whitworth
Creative Content 101 For Passive Income Information Products: A Step By Step Guide For Developing Your Own Online Content Ideas (P.I. Machine) Tom Crowl
Effortless Money Making Blueprint: Step by Step System to Making Money Online Bill Edwards
Elearning: NOW! How To Create Successful Elearning Courses And Teach Online Today (E-Learning Course, Teaching Online, Elearning, Online Course Book 1) Nicolas Francois
eLEARNING: ONLINE COURSE CREATION (w/ bonus content): Teaching as your ONLINE BUSINESS & Startup! Teach Online, Use Powerful Communication & Learning tools, … startup, entrepreneur, leadership) League of Extraordinary Internet Marketing
eLEARNING: ONLINE COURSE CREATION (w/ bonus content): Teaching as your ONLINE BUSINESS & Startup! Teach Online, Use Powerful Communication & Learning tools, … startup, entrepreneur, leadership) League of Extraordinary Internet Marketing
Empowered Expert: How to Promote Your Business and Build Your Brand Teaching Online (1 Hour Empower Self Help Success Series Book 7) Louise Anne Maurice
Essential Elements: Prepare, Design, and Teach Your Online Course Bonnie Elbaum , Cynthia McIntyre, Alese Smith
Excellent Online Teaching: Effective Strategies For A Successful Semester Online Aaron Johnson
Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising Ryan Holiday
How I Make $1,000 Every Day On Udemy: I Just Upload Simple Courses Alun Hill
How To Build Your Successful Online Teaching Business (Online Entrepreneurship Book 1) Vladimir Raykov
How to Design and Teach a Hybrid Course: Achieving Student-Centered Learning through Blended Classroom, Online and Experiential Activities Jay Caulfield
How to Make Real Money in Second Life: Boost Your Business, Market Your Services, and Sell Your Products in the World’s Hottest Virtual Community Robert Freedman
Info Money Tree: Making Money From Your Ideas David Blaze
INFOTAINMENT BLUEPRINT: Publish Books, Create Courses, Provide New Information and Make Money Online Business Builder Project
Insider Secrets Making Money With Udemy Part II Brian A. Cliette,James Taylor
Insider Secrets To Making Money With Udemy Brian A. Cliette,James Taylor
Instant Information Products!: How To Generate Money-Making Info-Product Ideas in 60 Seconds or Less! Dan Lok
INTERNET MARKETING EMPIRE: Easy Fiverr Selling & Udemy Course Creation Nathan Berry (Author), Andy Black (Author)
Launch: An Internet Millionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build A Business You Love, And Live The Life Of Your Dreams Jeff Walker
Make Money Creating Informational Products – Making Money Series Clive Denton
Make Money From Home Teaching Online Courses (Cubicle Freedom Series) Henley Griffin
Make Money From Home Teaching Online Courses (Cubicle Freedom Series) Henley Griffin
Make Money Online Tactics for Beginners: Create a New Extra Income Source via Fiverr Service Flipping and Teaching on Udemy Robert Martin
Make Money Online: The Quick Start Guide to Owning Your Own Online Business Warren Sullivan
Make Money Teaching Online: Great Ideas to find Work, Make Money, and be Location-Independent by Teaching Online (Make Money Online Book 1) Alex Prichard
Make Your Online Courses Rock!: An Instructor’s Guide to Improving Online Learning Bruce Forciea
Modern Instructor: Keys to Exceptional Online Teaching Becky Owen,Christopher Kline ,Mark Lawler ,Deborah Gilbert
Modern Instructor: Success Strategies for the Online Professor Dani Babb,Tara Ross,Christopher Kline ,Deborah Gilbert
Never Work Again: Work Less, Earn More, and Live Your Freedom Erlend Bakke
New Age Information Marketing: Two Ways to Make Money as an Info-Marketer in 2016… Kindle Publishing & Teaching on Udemy (bundle) Norman Franklin
ONLINE BUSINESS LAUNCH: Launch Your New Online Business Even if You Only Have $30 In Your Bank Account Business Builder Project
OPERATION QUICK CASH (2 in 1 Business Bundle): Two Ways to Make Quick Cash via Affiliate Marketing and Udemy Course Creation Digital Business Publishing
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World Michael Hyatt
Produce And Profit’s 7 Day Product Creation Crash Course Dean Olmstead
Ready to Be a Thought Leader: How to Increase Your Influence, Impact, and Success Denise Brosseau
Rise of the New Professional – Paul West Edition: The School of Online Business 101 Course Book Paul West (Author), Mike Klingler
slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations Nancy Duarte
START A BUSINESS FROM HOME: via Udemy Course Creation & Fiverr Service Offering Andy Black
Superhighway to Wealth- Making Money on the Net Lee & Kristy Phillips
Teach and Grow Rich (The Audience Revolution) (Volume 2) Danny Iny
TEACH ON UDEMY (2016 Version): How to Research, Create and Market Courses on Udemy… Make $3,000 Per Month Teaching About Your Passion Drew Dawson
TEACH ONLINE: A Beginner’s Guide on How to Make Money Teaching Courses On Udemy Andre Bennet
Teach Online: Develop Your First Online Course Jeanette S. Cates
Teach Online: Learn To Teach Online Using Your Skills And Earn An Extra Income (Online Business Collection Book 5) Mark Weston
Teach Online: Make Money Doing What You Love: Learn exactly how I make $10,000 of passive income each month, selling online courses Phil Ebiner , Christine McLean
Teach Online! A Practical Guide for Finding Online Faculty Positions, Getting into The Distance Education Industry and Making Money from Home Dr. Marina Kostina,Jill Harron,Christian Stangl
The Content Strategy Toolkit: Methods, Guidelines, and Templates for Getting Content Right (Voices That Matter) Meghan Casey
The Excellent Online Instructor: Strategies for Professional Development Rena M. Palloff ,Keith Pratt
The Excellent Online Instructor: Strategies for Professional Development Rena M. Palloff,Keith Pratt
The non-fiction author’s guide to making money: Build a marketing platform, create an online business, and sell digital information products as a passive income for higher profit The Monetize your knowledge blog
The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy Lewis Howes
The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: The tell-it-like-it-is guide to cleaning up in business, even if you are at the end of your roll Mike Michalowicz
UDEMY COURSE CREATION: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Udemy Courses That Sells Andy Black
UDEMY INCOME GENERATOR 2016: A Beginner’s Guide to Making a Living Online Teaching People on Udemy Alexander Shrouder
Udemy Life: Global Community of Udemy Instructors Changing Lives Through Online Education Dennis Smith
Udemy to Riches: How to Easily Create and Market Profitable Courses on Udemy Raymond Bellevue
Virtual Freedom: How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business Chris Ducker
Website Design for Newbies (Pathways Step by Step Guides to a Successful Online Business Book 3) Dave Crewe
Your Internet Cash Machine: The Insiders Guide to Making Big Money, Fast! Joe Vitale


And finally, I wouldn’t be able to say much for my own marketing if I didn’t include my own books here! You can check out my Amazon Author page here.


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