Course curriculum

  • 01


    • 105 Make Money From Home During COVID-19 Social Distancing

  • 02

    Software for Online Business

    • 115 Screen Casting Software, Video Editing Software, & Virtual Meeting Software

    • 125 Zoom Online Meeting

  • 03

    Hardware for Online Business

    • 135 Microphone For Home Business

    • 142 Headphones For Home Business

  • 04

    Online Business Model

    • 145 Instructional Videos In Business Model

  • 05

    Website & Teaching Platform Overview for Online Business

    • 150 Set up a Basic Website for Business

    • 155 Teaching Platforms

  • 06

    Podcast as Part of Online Business Model

    • 162 Use Podcast In Business Model

  • 07

    Convert Video Files to Other Resources to Use in Online Business

    • 166 Convert Video to Post part 1

    • 171 Convert Video to Post part 2

    • 176 Convert Video to Post part 3

    • 186 Convert Post to Audio File

  • 08

    Social Media Platforms & E-mail Marketing Overview for Online Business

    • 194 Social Media Platforms & Online Business

    • 202 E-mail Marketing Overview

  • 09

    Affiliate Marketing Overview & Virtual Assistant Overview for Online Business

    • 207 Affiliate Marketing Overview

    • 211 Virtual Assistant Hiring Overview

    • 217 Virtual Assistant Computer Apps for Work

  • 10

    PowerPoint Software and Formatting a Presentation for Online Business

    • 221 PowerPoint & Presentation Tools

    • 226 Format of Presentation

  • 11

    Branding for Online Business

    • 231 Branding

  • 12

    Build an Online Course Outline & Gather Course Materials

    • 242 Build Course Outline

    • 242 Course Materials

  • 13

    Build Online Course for Udemy

    • 248 Start & Udemy Course Enter Sections & Video

    • 258 Udemy Course Thumbnail Course Image (1)

    • 264 Udemy Course Target Your Students Section

    • 268 Udemy Course Course Landing Page

  • 14

    Build an Online Course in Skillshare

    • 273 Skillshare Course Outline

    • 276 Skillshare Create a Course

    • 279 Skillshare Class Information

  • 15

    Build Online Course Using Thinkific

    • 283 Thinkific Overview

    • 288 Thinkific Start a Course

    • 293 Thinkific Settings

    • 298 Thinkific Landing Page


This course gives learners the tools to create an online business, taking their current skills, and applying them to a structured business model.

There is a lot of useful information about building an online business, but much of the information is provided by professional marketers, making it difficult for many individuals to see how to apply their skills, their industry expertise, to an online business.

This course is not taught by a marketing professional. It is taught by an accountant who has built an online business and who now generates almost all his income from passive income.

Learners will be able to decide which software they will need to create a successful online business.

This course will demonstrate how to create an online business model, a model that can be adjusted and fitted to many different industries.

We will show how to make a podcast and how a podcast can fit into an online business model.

Learners will understand how to integrate major social medial platforms into their online business such as Facebook, Instagram, Youtube Twitter, and LinkedIn.

The course will demonstrate how affiliate marketing works and how it can fit into an overall online business model.

Learners will understand the concept of branding, its importance, and how to use branding to drive traffic to their website.

The course will list and demonstrate common hardware requirements for an online business, including computer requirements, microphones, and headphones.

We will understand the significant website platforms and teaching platforms that can be used in an online business.

Learners will be able to take a video file and create multiple resources from it including text files for a post, audio files for a podcast, PDF files, and more

The course will show how e-mail marketing works, the major software applications to use, and how e-mail marketing fits into an online business.

We will see how to hire virtual assistants to help grow our online business.

Robert (Bob) Steele CPA CGMA CPI MStax


Through working with students from many different schools, Mr. Steele has learned best practices for helping people understand accounting fast. Learning new skills and finding the best way to share knowledge with people who can benefit from it is a passion of his.

Mr. Steele has experience working as a practicing Certified Public Accountant (CPA), an accounting and business instructor, and curriculum developer. He has enjoyed putting together quality tools to improve learning and has been teaching, making instructional resources, and building curriculum since 2009. He has been a practicing CPA since 2005. Mr. Steele is a practicing CPA, has a Certified Post-Secondary Instructor (CPI) credential, a Master of Science in taxation from Golden Gate University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics with an emphasis in accounting from The University of California Santa Barbara, and a Global Management Accounting Designation (CGMA) from The American Institute of CPA (AICPA).

Mr. Steele has also authored five books that can be found on Amazon or in audiobook format on Audible. He has developed bestselling courses in accounting topics including financial accounting and QuickBooks accounting software.

In addition to working as an accountant, teaching, and developing courses Mr. Steele has helped create an accounting website at accountinginstruction, a YouTube channel called Accounting Instruction, Help, and How Too, and has developed supplemental resources including a Facebook Page, Twitter Page, and Podcasts that can be found on I-tunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud. Mr. Steele’s teaching philosophy is to make content applicable, understandable, and accessible.

Adult learners are looking for application when they learn new skills. In other words, learners want to be able to apply skills in the real world to help their lives. Mr. Steele’s formal accounting education, practical work experience, and substantial teaching experience allow him to create a curriculum that combines traditional accounting education with practical knowledge and application. He accomplishes the goals of making accounting useful and applicable by combining theory with real-world software like Excel and QuickBooks.

Many courses teach QuickBooks data entry or Excel functions but are not providing the real value learners want. Real value is a result of learning technical skills like applications, in conjunction with specific goals, like accounting goals, including being able to interpret the performance of a business.

Mr. Steele makes knowledge understandable by breaking down complex concepts into smaller units with specific objectives and using step by step learning processes to understand each unit. Many accounting textbooks cram way too much information into a course, making it impossible to understand any unit fully. By breaking the content down into digestible chunks, we can move forward much faster.

Mr. Steele also makes use of color association in both presentations and Excel worksheets, a learning tool often overlooked in the accounting field, but one that can vastly improve the speed and comprehension of learning accounting concepts.

The material is also made understandable through the application of concepts learned. Courses will typically demonstrate the accounting concepts and then provide an Excel worksheet or practice problems to work through the concepts covered. The practice problems will be accompanied by an instructional video to work through the problem in step by step format. Excel worksheets will be preformatted, usually including an answer tab that shows the completed problem, and a practice tab where learners can complete the problem along with a step by step presentation video.

Mr. Steele makes learning accounting accessible by making use of technology and partnering with teaching platforms that have a vision of spreading knowledge.