How To Create and Sell Your Course On Turion

Now, this article assumes that you already have a course built out, just waiting for it to be uploaded and start selling. If you haven’t got to this far yet, try reading this article.
How do you create a course on Turion, and start selling it? Well, it’s pretty simple. We will walk you through in just five easy steps. But before that, let’s make sure a few things by doing the following:

Make sure you are in Teacher Mode.

You can switch or confirm this by using the left navigation menu, where there is a switch indicating you’re in Student or Teacher mode. It should be right below your profile picture. (Users can switch freely in between the two modes.)

Find “New Course” on your dashboard.

This will take you to the course builder page, where you can start putting in all your course’s information and upload videos.
When you confirm that you’ve done the above, you can start the following steps!

Step 1: Input Course Details

On the course creation page, you will find fields where you can upload course files and input course details.
Start to fill out course details to help the audience understand what your course is about. Below are the details needed:
  • Course Title (how you’d like your course to be named or titled)
  • Course Description (what the course is about)
  • Course Outcomes (what the students will be able to achieve after completing this course)
  • Tags and Keywords (Related words that can help Turion’s search engine identify and recommend your courses)

Step 2: Upload Files and Videos For Your Curriculum

Upload your course files according to your curriculum. It is important to note that “Concept” is just a name for the subtopic that you will be discussing in your curriculum. It is also a way to divide your courses into bite-sized content, so that it’s easier for students to digest the information, while not losing attention.
There are some empty Concept fields to get started, and you can add more Concepts if you need to. Along with the Concepts, upload your video related to the particular Concept and any other materials in PDF. You may also delete or edit your uploaded files.

Step 3: Set Up A Few Auto-replies

Auto-reply is a feature to help minimize the need to answer repeating questions from different students. You can see it as an interactive FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) chatbot. There might be some questions that students tend to ask before they buy a course. Unfortunately, in some cases, it would be distracting or overwhelming to display such information or answer on your course details page.
Try setting up some basic questions, such as “What’s your background or experience related to this course?”. You may add questions afterwards if there are specific questions that you notice students ask frequently.

Step 4: Price Your Course

It’s time to give a price to the course that you built (and uploaded). There are two options of pricing for you to set:
  • Basic: All the course videos and its materials. This is useful for students who just want to learn by themselves, without joining any online communities to learn together.
  • Premium: On top of what’s covered in Basic, students can get access to a private community, created, managed, and organized by you and for the course only. It is essentially a forum that allows students to easily find and connect with you and other students, who can all answer each other’s questions and learn together.
All of the above are one-time payments, not a subscription. (We may or may not have plans for subscription-based payments. We don’t know either. Stay tuned to find out!)
If you’re unsure what price you should charge for Basic or Premium, we suggest that you start low or reasonable and increase the price as you go. It could be easier for teachers who have experience selling on other platforms to just use their previous pricing, and adjust accordingly.
Basic courses usually range from $15 to $50. Depending on your field and content, some courses get all the way to more than $100. Usually, courses priced for more than $100 are in-demand courses with very detailed content.
Premium should be priced higher than Basic. It should be about $5 to $10 higher than Basic to start with. As you see more people being interested in your Premium plan, you can consider increasing your price.
If you DO NOT wish to build and maintain a learning community, deselect “Multiple Plans” on the upper right corner.
We highly suggest that you try to build a community for your course. Many teachers have increased earnings potential by doing so. It is not just on our platform, but on some other similar platforms. Ours just make it easier for you to manage it.
Students are way more likely to buy courses and engage meaningfully when they know the teacher and other students are there for them. In addition, students are more likely to buy your other courses, if they know you have a reputation of engaging with students via the forum.

Step 5: Preview and Publish

Now that everything is ready, it is time for you to preview your course. When previewing, you can get a feel of how your course is going to look from a student’s perspective. Once you are done with the preview, you can publish your course, and it’ll be soon available to the public!
Be sure to check your course’s performance to make improvements from time to time. Your dashboard will display general statistics about your courses.