Creative Teaching Online

How to Confidently Share your Gifts, Make an Impact and Grow Your Income in 45 days

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Transformational Teacher

defn. one who “not only achieves transformation in her students, but who also models a willingness to be transformed by learning herself.”

so you've thought about teaching online

but...

You're seeing so many people building courses, changing lives and making more income, and you get a burst of excitement, thinking about what an incredible opportunity it would be for you to teach online too! 

You're a heart-centered entrepreneur and you love helping people.

But when you think about teaching online, you feel overwhelmed. What about the tech? You're afraid to put yourself out there. What if no one signs up for your class? You don't like being on camera. And wait what about the tech - just the thought of the time it might take to put an online class together shuts you down. You can barely keep up with all that you're doing now, let alone try to build a class.

Maybe you bought a software platform for your "plans to teach one day" but month after month, your credit card keeps getting charged, and your course isn't getting built. 

You start to second guess yourself, and wonder what it is you have to share, or if you would even make a good teacher, because you don't consider yourself an expert.

Or maybe you already teach but you're not sure  would what you teach will translate online.

And with so many classes out there, how would what you have to offer stand out.

You just wish a company would hire you, film your course, and market it for you but then you remember that in exchange for flying you out, they take creative control and make WAY more of the profit.

You feel that burst of excitement again because you KNOW you can do this, but you just don't know where to start.

that's why I'm here!

I'm here to help you

 

I'm here to help you cut through the second guessing noise in your mind and focus, take action and get the clarity you've been seeking.

I've been exactly where you are, and I know how to step you through building your online class {without overwhelming you!} Trust me when I say, this can all be a lot easier than you think. I'm about keeping it simple and helping you get the results you want as fast as possible.

I was where you are just 2 years ago

and then I made a powerful decision

I know what it feels like to be inspired to teach and still come up with every "logical" reason why I shouldn't commit.

Everything I shared with you above, that was me. Even though I started teaching successfully online in 2008, I was still second guessing my decision to come back.  

When the pain of indecision and watching others do what I wanted to do became worse than the fear of fully committing to my passion for teaching, I made a new choice to step through my fears.

 

What if you make a difference in people's lives every day

What if ~ you knew how to recognize what your unique expertise is. You were able to easily and confidently share your gifts and knowledge with others. The right technology, tools and platforms were all figured out for you. You were bringing in consistent income to support yourself and your family with the most fulfilling work from home.

Here's what you will learn in Creative Teaching Online

  • How to decide on your course topic
  • How to validate your idea so you know your audience wants it
  • How to organize, record, and edit your course content
  • What platform and software to use
  • What equipment to use (that you may already have!) and how to use it effectively
  • Effortless on camera and audio recording skills
  • How to launch and market your course
  • How to publish your first course offering, ready to share and sell online in 45 days

What is the format of the course?

  • 6 weeks of lessons
  • A combination of video and audio lessons
  • PDF Worksheets
  • A private forum to ask questions and comment 

For the VIP Students

  • Access to a Private Facebook community {VIP track}
  • 8 weeks of Live office hours with Marisa to ask questions {VIP track}

 PLUS 2 Additional Bonuses

  1. On Camera Skills
  2. Let's Talk Memberships! and building your first community

My story ~

If you've known me for a while, followed my story then you know I've struggled with balancing the two creative expressions I love dearly; painting, making art and teaching/podcasting or what I often refer to as my "voice expression" or am now calling a "narrative art".

What I realized recently is that I wasn't making a choice between the two, I didn't have to. I never had to.

Looking back now I see that it has been the voices of Fear and Self Doubt that made me believe I had to choose. Those sneaky voices!

As one of the first to the online teaching scene in 2008, even one of the first to teach how to teach online...When I started to watch so many other teachers flood the market, I began to doubt my own gifts, expertise, and voice. "Why would anyone need me to guide them when there are SO many wonderful teachers out there? I'm sure they're doing a better job than I could" "How do I figure out all of this new technology and do I really even have the time?" "They all have teams of people helping them with professional video and I'm a team of one" "People are already teaching what I want to teach, so there really is no need for my course offering".

Have you ever thought of teaching? If so do any of these thoughts sound familiar? and are you believing them?

What I've since learned after I decided to commit to sharing in this space once again. All of those statements are false.

My renewed dedication to teaching and podcasting have also tapped me into one of the most fulfilling times in my life.

You have a GIFT, a story, a purpose, whatever you want to call it, something you've figured out that by sharing with others could impact their life in a profound way, big or small.

Oh and ~ not only can you make this kind of a difference, you can bring in extra income for you and your family. This doesn't have to be a full time gig. You don't have to commit to entrepreneurship. You can do this on the side of a job or raising your family or in your retirement. And if you end up loving it as much I do, maybe it will become more. The possibilities are limitless and all up to you.

Because of my new awareness of how transformational teaching is not only for the student but for the teacher as well, I don't want anyone letting fear, or self doubt talk them out of sharing their gifts and expertise with the world. {And that goes for sharing their art too ;)}

 

"For many years, I have been teaching photography and creativity courses in person to middle school through adults. Last spring, I decided that I wanted to take those courses online so that more people would be able to learn from me. Creative Teaching Online with Marisa helped me accomplish opening and setting up my first online teaching platform. In the course, we discussed and mapped out possible teaching topics, developed course materials and went in depth on the how to’s of recording, uploading and prepping your course in an online setting. Marisa provided very detailed, step by step instructions to her students and provided a kind and nurturing space to learn. I am happy to say that I have just launched my first online course and could not have completed the process so smoothly without her guidance and support. I highly recommend her course if you are looking to get up and running quickly and easily in the online teaching world. "

Sarah

"I’ve taken many on-line workshops from various trainers. I always ended up feeling overwhelmed therefore, nothing was accomplished...until I entered Marisa’s classes. I felt comfortable and secure in her learning environment because she patiently taught one step at a time, always uplifting my personal self-doubt. I’m happy to say I was able to take many of my projects to the end goal!"

Kay

Are you intrigued, a little maybe a lot excited at the possibility

but these are the thoughts currently going through your mind?

  • I don't know what I would teach?
  • I'm not an "expert" or a "teacher"
  • I don't have the time to learn one more platform
  • I'm technically overwhelmed an easily frustrated
  • I don't like to be on camera or the sound of my voice
  • I don't have the right equipment and don't have the budget to invest in more to grow my business right now
  • Other people are already teaching what I want to share and they are probably doing a better job
  • I don't have a (big enough) audience to market my course to

I get it. And I completely understand because I've been there.

All of which I say excuses, excuses, excuses begone! This is just fear and self-doubt masquerading as logical thinking.

If you are reading this far, you too have something to share so let’s get this Transformational Teaching party started! I’m here to support you in bringing your vision to a reality (even if you are unsure what that vision is, yet!)

And I'm only sad that I didn't ignore those voices before. Because I now know the fulfillment that comes from making a difference, from adding additional income to support you and your family in new ventures, to making a difference - did I mention making a difference? It is profound.

And maybe teaching truly isn't for you, but I would just check in and make sure before you turn an opportunity away - that you aren't excusing it because of any or all of the thoughts listed above.

Look, bottom line time: No one person can have expertise in all the areas we now need to run a successful business (and life for that matter). And that's great news! because it means we're going to be turning to the support of one another and we're going to want a lot of teachers who are willing to share a lot of different skills!

The world is changing. The economy is changing. This is the beginning of a new transformational time and we need you to share what you know with us!

 

"Marisa is a knowledgeable, yet gentle teacher. As an introvert and a sensitive creative, what works for me is knowing I can learn at my own pace and the quiet support from my teacher - Marisa is just that. I also appreciate that she doesn’t stop learning herself and she’s always o open to share what she has discovered, which saves me so much time. Thank you for being a great teacher!"

Bonnie

"I cannot recommend Marisa’s classes highly enough! She is such a wonderful teacher. Super passionate and enthusiastic about her class content and she is really talented at being able to convey her information in a clear and interesting way. Marisa puts so much time, effort and energy into her classes that it is a wonderful experience. You can’t help but learn from her. Her passion for the business of creativity is completely addictive that you will go away completely fired up!"

Caroline

This course is for you:

You love sharing what you learn with others

You have an undeniable nudge and knowing that you want to share more with the world

You love seeing others succeed and thrive

You want encouragement, consistent support, more personal guidance, accountability combined with actionable steps, resources and tools to create your course

Are positive minded

Are excited to learn

Enthusiastic about growing your Profitable business

Ready to take action on your next steps

Welcome streamlining and efficiency

Aren't part of the group think mentality

Keep an Open Mind

Appreciate a genuine, kind, keeping it real environment

You want to be surrounded by fellow students and business owners who take the business of art seriously by investing in their education and their business

Love connecting with other Creatives who share the same values, integrity, goals and desires for next level success

You want regular access to a mentor who's been where you are, hasn't lost touch with the solo-preneur and small business life, and know's how to guide you to where you want to go

You want access to expertise and resources that would take you years, thousands of dollars (and lots of frustration) to find on your own

You want measurable results!!!

You want to build a sustainable business that supports the life you want, fulfillment of your creative expression and purpose, time for your loved ones, and more financial freedom

You want to get your first course offering out into the world!!, like, today!!

 

This course is not for you:

If you choose to let Fear and Self Doubt keep you from fulfilling your purpose

If you plan on believing the voices that tell you don't have anything to share

You keep saying "I don't know what I would want to teach" and you're not really interested in discovering it

You are convinced "teaching isn't for you"

If you're going to let your "fear" of being on camera or recording your voice convince you not share your gift

The thought of learning more technology (even in a simple easy to understand environment) is still, really going to frustrate you

You prefer to spend hours and hours of time combing through free resources to do everything yourself

You believe you have it all figured out and don't need any more knowledge or support of others

A message from Marisa

A combination of failures and wins have lead me through 11 years of making a living as an artist and twenty years online, and today I'm answering the call for what I see missing in our landscape, for the mentorship I would have loved to have as I was growing my business. An early adopter from the time I began my podcast in 2006, I started teaching online in 2008 and opened my first online community in 2012. Technology has finally met what I envision and I have arrived at a place where I'm ready to share all I've learned. As someone who let fear and self doubt keep me from moving into my purpose earlier I have a fire in my belly to support all who are ready to commit to what's calling them, whether it's creativity, business or both. I welcome you to be a part of the beginning of something special! Watch the video above for more of my story on how this course came to be.

Together we're building a movement ~ creating our own Economic Eco System, and encouraging more creatives to thrive and transform the way we do business.

Support, encouragement, inspiration and achievable action are the intentions behind my teaching style. It's all about empowerment with more ease and less overwhelm, trusting your intuition and loving your life. ~ Marisa

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Frequently Asked Questions

No worries! That is what we are here to help you discover. Sometimes the choice is so easy, we miss what is obvious. And getting the support and feedback from others to make that first choice is exactly what we need!

No you don't :) While it is widely known that seeing someone increases the "like, know trust" factor exponentially so does hearing their voice. So does reading their lessons. I know many successful teachers who admittedly "hate" or "hated" (because being comfortable on camera is a skill set you can develop) being on camera and they use writing or a combination of writing and audio only. I will encourage you but not force you to go on camera if you don't want to!

 

Six + Bonus Lessons and updates

Marisa has built her teaching for years with a DIY approach. While you can always invest in additional outside support down the road, Marisa wants this set up to feel as simple and easy as possible. She will take you through each step of the process. While there will be work ;) you'll be amazed at how easy it is! The idea is to get your course up and running and not perfectionism or fear keep and self doubt keep you from sharing what you know.

A current Computer, Phone, or other Mobile Device. An internet connection.

Marisa is teaching the course with all budgets in mind. While you may decide to purchase new equipment, you may already have all you need! If not, Marisa will suggest a variety of options for you to choose from. And, you can get started on the platform recommendation with no upfront cost.

 

We want you to be happy with the course choice! If within the first 30 days of registering, after you've attempted to implement the course lessons and you are still not getting the desired result, we're happy to refund you.

Yes! I will be sharing resources that will work globally where there is internet connection.

 

While I have my favorites that are tried and true, the bulk of this course offering is supporting you and creating and publishing your course content. Since most of the hosting platforms today are similar in layout and capabilities, I encourage my students to use whatever works best for them. And depending upon how complex your course offering is, it may also be hosted right from your main website. This is not a course intended to overwhelm, I like to keep it simple and support you in getting your ideas out of your head and into the world.

 

Yes! Once you are in, you will have continued access to all of the course material. While the goal is get you to take action and have an offering available for sale in 35 days, you do not need to feel rushed.

While I will encourage the depth and detail that feels right for each student and that will vary. Again this is not about overwhelm and starting with your most detailed course offering if you're not ready for that. The goal in 35 days is about creating a bite sized offering that you will now have to skills and tools to take your teaching as deep as you want, at the pace you want.

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