Who the hell would listen to me?
Have you ever said that to yourself…?
Who would listen to me? I’m not an expert!
I don’t have any qualifications
What if I get found out?
Most of the time you don’t have to be an expert, or even be qualified, to be able to write a great course.
As long as you know enough to help your students, as long as what you are giving them is valuable… you don’t have to know everything.
Take my cooking skills for example… the other day I managed to boil dry a pot of water… yup – I screwed up boiling water!!
See, I don’t need a world renowned chef to come and teach me. I don’t need a cooking expert, I don’t need a qualified chef…
If I had any intention of getting any better (I don’t really) then all I would need is someone who knew more than I did, and could show me in a way that makes sense to me.
You don’t have to be an expert to create a course that will help people.
Disclaimer: In some industries you do have to be qualified. For example, finance in most countries is a heavily regulated area, and you may have to be qualified to give “advice”. Check with your local laws if you think your industry has controls and make sure that you are doing the right thing.