# Use your own podcast
If you have a podcast, the most common strategy is to create podcast episodes where in each episode you discuss topics that you cover in more depth in your audio course.
Scripting your classes
Before you hit the Record button, you might be thinking "what I'm going to say?". That’s where scripting comes in.
When we talk about ‘scripting’ it’s easy to imagine an in-depth essay that’ll be read out word-for-word to become your class. That approach can work, but it’s only for really highly produced, heavily edited courses. Why? For a start, it takes way too long to write, every time, so if you’re working yourself you’ll never manage it every week. Next, unless you’ve practiced this a lot, like highly produced presenters have, it’s really hard to avoid sounding like you’re reading. And listening to someone reading out a script is really, really boring…
Creating an online course might look intimidating at first glance, but it's easier than you think! We broke down the process of creating your first course in two pieces: Planning Phase and Execution Phase. In this article we are going through the planning phase, where we listed 5 simple steps for you start your audio course.