BUILD THE INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN CAREER OF YOUR DREAMS

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Whether you’re a beginner looking to break into the industry...

...or an experienced instructional designer looking to up-level your skills...

The ID PLAN Academy has all the training, advice, and support you need to confidently succeed in your instructional design career and business...

...living life on your own terms.

 
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STOP ME IF ANY OF THIS SOUNDS LIKE YOU...

 

🛑  You have knowledge and skills in instructional design, but don't know where to start and how to turn that into an actionable plan...

 

🛑  You've spent countless hours trying to build your instructional design freelance website, and you're sick of the frustration of wrestling with code & battling tech gremlins...

 

🛑  Your ID freelancer business is up and running, but it's not going as well as you'd like, and you're out of ideas on how to attract (and retain) clients...

 

🛑  You’re struggling to stay on top of the seemingly endless list of tasks you need to handle, and you’re not enjoying running your instructional design freelance business

If it does, then you already know how impossible it can be trying to get quality advice & support.

THAT'S WHAT INSPIRED ME TO BUILD THIS PLACE...

 

I was completely over hearing stories about good people with excellent instructional design skills, just like you, being left stuck and let down in their pursuit of success in their careers and businesses, thanks to:

 

👎  Certificate and degree programs that promise the world but deliver very little once they have their hands on your cash...

 

👎  Overly technical tutorials that bore you to death with the mind-numbing instructional design theory, and don't say a thing about strategies for finding clients or building your business website...

 

👎  Over-priced courses that make big claims about helping you succeed in instructional design... but don't actually help you build long-term success...

 

Thankfully, all of that is behind you...

Introducing The ID PLAN Academy

The ID PLAN Academy is the only online membership community for freelance instructional designers.

It's a growing membership that is packed with comprehensive, practical training and resources on all aspects of planning, building, running, and growing a successful freelance instructional design career and business.

PLUS the community support you need to ensure your business achieves its full potential.

THE ACADEMY WILL HELP YOU: 

Attract more mission-driven clients and businesses to achieve their goals and keep them satisfied, so that they continue coming back

Finally get the grips with the tools you need to learn while building stunning and memorable portfolio projects that align with your niche and the work you want to do

Build a career and business you love, that generates predictable, recurring income and finally gives you the freedom and lifestyle you want

Eliminate the guesswork and stop throwing things at the wall and hoping something sticks by giving you a step-by-step roadmap to follow

Tap into the collective knowledge & experience of a community of freelance instructional designers and experts who are there to support each other

Become infinitely better at running your instructional design business on a day to day basis, so that you have way more time and far less stress

I'M CRYSTAL.

Hi, I'm Crystal Harper-Osterbuhr - leader of "The ID PLAN Academy" (formerly eLearning & Instructional Designer for Beginners) - and I’ve spent years guiding the growth of thousands of people through a successful career in instructional design.

With 10+ years in the education space and instructional design industry, and over three years specializing exclusively in new and aspiring instructional designers succeed, I've been the driving force behind a multitude of successful instructional design careers and businesses in a diverse range of industries - From teachers transitioning to corporate instructional design to experienced instructional designers looking for upskilling and networking opportunities - I have a proven track record of helping amazing people achieve fantastic results.

In 2019, I decided to take all of my knowledge and experience and create eLearning & Instructional Design for Beginners so that I could help instructional designers and freelance business owners just like you achieve success with your career and business on a global scale. The community quickly became my full-time business, which led me to start The ID PLAN Academy.

I’ve now helped hundreds of people start and build their instructional design careers. And I genuinely love spending my days supporting my members!

"Crystal has created an easy-to-follow method that, in my opinion, should be adopted more. I've been a member since the beginning and have found this to be a great learning experience, being able to keep my skills current and up-to-date easily, as well as conveniently.

It is not only informative but adaptable to most situations and organizations. As soon as you join, you will feel right at home. I feel this is one of the best investments I've made. Thank you, Crystal, for founding a place where we can all conveniently grow our skills and develop our eLearning skills together."

HELP AT EVERY STAGE OF YOUR CAREER AND BUSINESS

 
I love helping people take their dreams from possibility to reality with their instructional design business, and I provide everything you need to do so within 90 days or less (or longer if you prefer!). Including:

THE ID PLAN ROADMAP

My step-by-step course takes you from a dream to a successful instructional design career and business

My signature ID PLAN Roadmap is THE most practical and comprehensive program to help you start, build, and grow a successful instructional design career and business.

This isn't about learning a bunch of tired theory - When you've completed the roadmap, you WILL have a well-crafted career and business plan, including a defined personal and professional brand, your sales and marketing strategies in place, and a services list constructed for your business website.

You will also clearly define the targeted projects for your instructional design portfolio and a website with everything in place to achieve real, long-term success.

 

TECH WALKTHROUGHS

Practical tutorials for the most popular eLearning and freelancer tech 

Tired of figuring out what software tools you need to know and wasting time with tech? I've got you covered!

The library releases step-by-step walkthroughs for the most popular eLearning software and freelance tools - from authoring tools like Storyline and Adobe Captivate to designing assets using software tools such as Adobe & Camtasia.

And if you run into problems or have more specific needs, you can get help in our community's dedicated "tech talk" section.

MASTER YOUR INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN SKILLS

My step-by-step program takes you from beginner to a skilled instructional designer

My eLearning & Instructional Design for Beginners program will teach you the systematic process of instructional design to help you build all the projects you need for your portfolio and instructional design business while helping you stay current in the field.

I have a huge library of content for you to dive straight into as soon as you join, from full courses on topics ranging from gamification to storyboarding, to assessment strategies and special trainings that deep dive on a range of specific topics.

When you've completed eLearning & Instructional Design for Beginners, you WILL have all the skills to develop fully-functioning professional eLearning courses, following graduate-level and research-based practices, along with my 7+ years of experience.

 

REAL PEOPLE, REAL CAREERS & BUSINESSES, REAL SUCCESS

"The community is wonderful and comprehensive. It includes everything an up-and-coming instructional designer needs."

REBA MARTINEZ
ELEARNING PROJECT MANAGER

30-Day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee

When you join The ID PLAN Academy you are fully protected by my 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you don't feel like you've received value and you decide you want to cancel any time within the next 30 days, just let me know and I'll send you a prompt refund. No questions, headaches or hurdles to jump through.

I'm confident that you'll find The ID PLAN Academy useful, and I won't make you beg or invoke any silly rules or conditions - if you're not satisfied within your first 30 days then I'll refund you without any problems.

 Get Instant Access to The Academy!

If you're ready to take your instructional design career and business to the next level by enrolling in The ID PLAN Academy, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join us...

PAY MONTHLY

$77

PER MONTH

Recurring payment - cancel anytime with just 2 clicks of your mouse!

JOIN TODAY

PAY QUARTERLY

$147

PER QUARTER

BEST VALUE

Save $84 every 3 months on a quarterly subscription!

JOIN TODAY

PAY ANNUALLY

$557

PER YEAR

Save $367 when you join on an annual subscription!

 

JOIN TODAY

30-day money-back guarantee

ALL PRICES IN US DOLLARS

NOT SURE IF THE ID PLAN ACADEMY IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

The ID PLAN Academy is NOT for everyone, and truth be told we’d prefer to help you figure out if it’s not right for you BEFORE you join rather than waste your time. So, let’s cut to the chase...

WHO THE ACADEMY IS FOR

  • New and aspiring freelance instructional designers who want to attract clients and projects they want, and make the money they deserve for their work.
     
  • Existing instructional designers who want to improve their growth, project management and take their business to the next level.
     
  • People who haven't built a portfolio yet, but who are looking for the increased freedom and income a freelance instructional design career can provide - and are willing to put the time and energy into making their freelance instructional design dreams a reality.
     
  • Action takers who aren't just going to watch some training videos and never implement. I provide the training and resources, but you still need to do the work!
     
  • Freelance instructional designers who have existing clients and want to better leverage their time and knowledge, while helping mission-driven businesses achieve their goals.

WHO THE ACADEMY IS NOT FOR

  • People looking for a get rich quick solution - if you think a membership site is going to make you rich overnight, we’re not the right choice for you!
     
  • Idea chasers - if you're constantly chasing the next idea and never getting anything off the ground, this isn't a fit for you. An instructional design career and business takes commitment and focus.
     
  • Anyone looking for a quick fix or not willing to dedicate time to an instructional design business. Successful instructional design businesses take time and effort to create and manage.
     
  • Someone who is looking for a done for you tech solution. This is not a consultancy firm, I'm not software, and I don't build your portfolio projects and website for you!
     
  • People expecting guaranteed results - I know what I teach works (because I'm doing it myself), but I can't guarantee specific results following my advice. I hate to break it to you, but no one can make you that promise!

It might seem strange, me trying to talk you OUT of becoming a member - but truly if the Academy is not the right fit then neither of us benefit. I have a vested interest in your success (you won’t stick around long if I'm not helping, right?) - and that all starts by making sure the Academy is right for you before you join.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE ACADEMY

Well of course I think the Academy is awesome - it would be concerning if I didn’t! But don’t just take my word for it, check out this screenshots of nice things people are saying...

If there's anything at all that you're unsure about, anything I haven't made clear, any concerns or questions, then please contact us at [email protected] and we'll help you out.

 Get Instant Access to The Academy!

If you're ready to take your instructional design career and business to the next level by enrolling in The ID PLAN Academy, simply choose your payment option below and click the button to join us...

PAY MONTHLY

$77

PER MONTH

Recurring payment - cancel anytime with just 2 clicks of your mouse!

JOIN TODAY

PAY QUARTERLY

$147

PER QUARTER

BEST VALUE

Save $84 every 3 months on a quarterly subscription!

JOIN TODAY

PAY ANNUALLY

$557

PER YEAR

Save $367 when you join on an annual subscription!

 

JOIN TODAY

30-day money-back guarantee

ALL PRICES IN US DOLLARS