Create and host your first class

Learn how you can create and host your first class on Wajooba.
Creating an academy or wellness class can be both exciting and challenging. You need to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve and how you want to deliver your class. One of the main challenges you might face is creating a unique and interesting program that will stand out from other similar classes. It's important to research and understand your target audience to create a class that caters to their needs and preferences.
Facilitating a class gives you an opportunity to share your passion and knowledge with others, create a community of like-minded individuals, and inspire others to pursue their interests. It can also be a great way to improve your own skills and gain more experience as an instructor.
When creating your class, it's important to consider various factors such as the venue, marketing strategies, pricing, and more. You should also create a detailed plan that outlines your class structure, lesson plan, and goals. This will help you stay organized and focused on your objectives.

✨ This article talks about creating a class, in general. If you're looking for an industry-specific workflow to start your Wajooba journey, here are a few recommendations:

We’ll help you set up all the things you’ll need to create and host your first class. Here’s a diagram to give you a general view of this workflow.

Step 1: Create a course

A course is the program of study for a particular subject that you’ll teach. It holds all the class sessions, online or in-person, that your students can attend in order to learn and practice the subject or skill you are teaching. For example, a dance or yoga course with weekly classes.

We’ve created a detailed guide to help you create the course for your classes. This includes all the requirements you’ll need to help you kickstart your business, such as setting up the pricing for your memberships and customizing the sales page you’ll use as a landing page when you start marketing your course and its classes.

💡 Before you create a course, make sure to connect your payment processor such as Stripe, Nelnet, or Razorpay to provide flexible payment options including cash, cheque, credit card, ACH, or from other third-party services. 

After you submit the course you created, it will not be published yet to provide you a chance to review its details. Once you’re ready, you can publish the course to make it live and available to the viewers of your public website. This allows you to start your marketing and accept new registration for the course.

Step 2: Add class sessions

The classes are the scheduled sessions on your course. Depending on the class that you want to facilitate, you can host online, in-person, or hybrid classes to meet your students. You can also schedule your sessions with them depending on the goals you set for your business. 

To help you with this, we created a detailed guide on how to add a class onto your course. It includes setting up your class schedules, location, host, and maximum attendees. 

💡 If you plan on hosting an online class, it’s best to connect your Zoom account with Wajooba. This will give you a seamless setup whenever you need to set up your classes.

Step 3: Start marketing

Now that you have your course and class sessions ready, you can start doing your marketing and promotions to maximize the number of customers who want to register for your course.

This is probably your first course and class with Wajooba and we want to give you all marketing options and strategies you can leverage to maximize customers signing up and registering for your classes as an attendee. 

Email and SMS Campaigns

💡 If you have an existing list of contacts, it’s best to import it first to your account. This is very important since your existing customers already have trust in you, and they are the ones who’ll mostly sign up or register for your services first.

The platform offers a powerful marketing tool for your email and SMS campaigns. It allows you to connect Mailchimp for your email campaigns and Twilio or Plivo for your SMS campaigns.

Free Events or Seminars

Additionally, you can host free events and seminars aimed to promote your courses and classes. This can definitely help you have increased awareness for your brand, build trust with your audience, get networking opportunities, do upselling, and receive positive word of mouth.

Event Widgets, Website Integration

Adding a widget on your own website can help you improve your brand's online presence. Viewers of your website can get directed to your sales landing page and see more details about your classes, giving them an opportunity to register for it or subscribe to your marketing emails. 

What’s next?

Since you’ve already started your marketing efforts, you should start receiving new registrations for your classes. Your target audiences are now your course members which you’ll surely manage in the future to keep their memberships and information updated in your database.

Here are some guides to manage your course members and class attendees. You can also send them emails or SMS for any important announcements or even send notifications and standing alerts.

After the registration period, you'll start hosting your classes. Keep track of your class schedules from your Calendar. During or after the class, Wajooba also features a way to check your students’ attendance to help you track their participation and progress.

Created by: Paul Romuel Danila

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