Kobocourse is a leading online learning platform in Nigeria that was built from the ground up to help online tutors focus on what is most important and that is teaching online and earning money.
We have abstracted all the technical hurdles and difficulties every online course creator in Nigeria may face and introduced a platform that allows you to upload and sell your online courses in Nigeria in less than 5 minutes.
In this quick guide, I will walk you through the process of setting up your account on Kobocourse and uploading your first online course to help you start making money teaching online in Nigeria.
This guide only focuses on setting up your account and uploading your online course on Kobocourse. If you want to learn how to make money selling online courses in Nigeria or how to increase your online course sales, please check out our blog for other helpful resources.
How to create an online course to sell
There are several ways to create an online course to sell and it all depends on the industry you are focused on and which delivery channels will help your target audience consume your content faster.
More visual industries such as Beauty, Food and Confectionaries, Photography, Videography, Graphics and Website design, etc. can all benefit from video courses while industries such as Sales and Marketing, Health and fitness can benefit from either video or ebook courses.
Choosing the right delivery channel is the first step in creating an online course. This will ensure that your courses are engaging, interactive and easy to consume by your target audience.
Kobocourse currently supports video and ebook courses.
Once you have decided on the best delivery channel for your online course, it is time to get it uploaded on Kobocourse and ready for sale
How to upload your online course on Kobocourse
To upload your first online course on Kobocourse, you need to sign up for a free account.
Sign up for a free account
Open your favourite internet browser and visit www.kobocourse.com. Click on sign up at the top right corner of the website and fill in your details.
You can choose to sign in with Google which is a lot faster or you can provide your username, email and password then click on create my account.
A verification email will be sent to your email address. Click on the verification link to verify your email address and continue.
Switch to a creator account
Once your email address is verified and you are now logged in, click on the creator link under Account as indicated below.
This will switch your profile to a creators profile which will allow you to upload and sell online courses on the Kobocourse platform.
Agree to our terms and condition and click on Switch to creator
Your Kobocourse Creator Dashboard
The first step on your new creator dashboard is to set up your creator profile and your Nigerian settlement bank account details as indicated in the image below.
Once that is done, you can then proceed to upload your first online course.
Uploading your online course on Kobocourse
To upload your online course, click on the upload a course button and you will be redirected to the course upload page as shown below.
Upload a thumbnail image for your online course. Supported image file formats are Jpegs and Pngs.
Provide a descriptive title for your online course. A general rule of thumb is to start your title with How To or Learn e.g
- How to create a website with WordPress
- Learning wedding makeup with Lola
Provide a detailed description of the course and what your students will learn when they enrol for your online class. Provide enough information that will help your students decide if your course is a great fit for them and why they should enrol.
Choose the type of online course you are uploading. This is either a video course or an ebook course.
Only video files in .mp4 and .mkv formats are supported on Kobocourse while all ebook courses should be in .pdf formats.
There is a wide range of categories to choose from on Kobocourse that covers various industries. Choosing the right category for your online course will help people quickly find your courses on Kobocourse.
Course Sale Price
Provide the selling price for your course. If this is a free course, click on this is a free course to turn off pricing on your course.
While you have the freedom to put up your course at any price you deem fit, a good rule of thumb is to price your online courses according to your delivery channel and your target audience purchasing power.
Discount Sale Timer
You can set up a countdown sales timer that will be displayed on your course page. This is especially useful if you are offering a discount on your courses that expires after a specific period.
You can also choose to have your selling price automatically changed to the regular price on your course when the timer expires.
A preorder allows you to upload a course without uploading the course files. This will help you test the waters and see if a lot of people will be interested in your course.
This feature is only available to premium members. if you will like to know what other features are available to premium members, please click here.
Uploading Your Course Files
Once you've filled all the necessary information on your course, click on the create course & add files buttons to upload your course files.
If you selected a video course type, you will be required to upload a video file in the following formats, .mp4 or .mkv video file formats. All ebook courses require you to upload a .pdf file format
You can upload up to 15 files per course with a maximum file size of 150mb per file.
Click on the upload file button and select the file you want to upload, Kobocourse will automatically set the title of the file to the filename being uploaded. This may not be what you want so you can edit the title to match your course outline.
To add more files to your course, click on the Add new file button upload a new file as shown below.
Continue this process until all your course files are uploaded and ready to be published.
Once done, click on the Save files button to start the upload process. This may take a while depending on the number of files, individual file size and your internet speed.
Once your files are successfully uploaded, your course undergoes a manual review by our in-house team to ensure correctness and compliance with our terms and conditions including all relevant copyright laws.
The review process can take anywhere from an hour to 24 hours depending on the volume of courses that need review.
This is all it takes to start selling online courses in Nigeria. You don't need to build a website and integrate any payment processor in your workflow, that is all taken care of by Kobocourse.
If you've read this guide all the way, it means you are ready to earn a living teaching and selling online courses in Nigeria. The next step in your journey is learning how to sell more online courses using a sales funnel and understanding Facebook marketing for automating course sales.