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Get Ready for LifterLMS 3.0

LifterLMS 3.0 will be launching very soon. First, I’d like to thank you and the entire LifterLMS community for all the feedback and feature voting which helped us shape the upgrades included in LifterLMS 3.0. We are treating the release of LifterLMS 3.0 like a giant party! We will be offering some webinars and live streaming to discuss some of the benefits and new features of LifterLMS 3.0. Also to celebrate the launch, LifterLMS Pro members will be receiving a 25% discount code that they can use on any LifterLMS add-on. So What Exactly Is New in LifterLMS 3.0? Be sure to read the entire post so you’re up to…

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Create Cutting Edge Online Courses with LifterLMS and ActiveCampaign

Have you ever wondered what an online learning system would look like that was so engaging your current students would stay engaged until the end? Have you ever wondered how to increase sales into your learning platform through email marketing, sales and marketing automation, and intelligent automated follow ups? You can have this ideal powerful system when you combine LifterLMS with ActiveCampaign. LifterLMS + ActiveCampaign solve the same problem, but in 2 different areas. These software solutions help small business entrepreneurs reduce overwhelm and chaos from disjointed software tools strung together. They are all-in-one solutions that are intuitive and powerful and are designed to get real world results. I like to say…

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Online Course Creation Freedom Secrets

Online course creation is not just about making money. Income is nice, but the freedom to be your best, most authentic self and help others through that is a very powerful reward and reason for making online courses. First, I’d like to introduce you to a poem called Beautiful Rowdy Prisoners by a Sufi poet from the 14th century named Hafiz. The small man Builds cages for everyone He knows. While the sage, Who has to duck his head When the moon is low, Keeps dropping keys all night long For the Beautiful Rowdy Prisoners. In the video below I read this poem and unpack what it means to me as…

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7 Ways You Could Use a Gravity Form with LifterLMS

How Does the LifterLMS Gravity Form Add-On Work? It’s simple. If a Gravity Form is present on a LifterLMS lesson, the form submission will replace the normal “Mark Complete” button function. Here’s a quick video about how LifterLMS lessons with Gravity Forms work together … What you put in your form is where it gets more interesting … 9 Ways You Could Use a Gravity Form on a LifterLMS Lesson 1 ) Collect a Survey or Testimonial – Collecting a testimonial or survey (instructor or course evaluation) at the end of your last LifterLMS lesson is great timing! 2) Create an Advanced Examination, Quiz, or Test – Gravity forms has many form field types…

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How Not to Fail as an Instructional Designer or eLearning Consultant

The 3 Pillars of a Successful Online Education Program The key building blocks of a successful eLearning project are: Subject matter expertise Instructional design Online course delivery system, LMS, or membership site All 3 of these pieces need to be present and of top quality for a project to successful. In this video, Chris Badgett talks about these 3 elements and how instructional designers can benefit by partnering with a technology provider. If Your Business is Ready to Benefit From an Online Courses and LMS Tools Technology Partnership … It’s time to reach out to a technology partner and start developing that relationship. If you are ready to learn new skills as…

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Smart Corporate Training and Organizational Development Systems

You don’t have to be a big corporation to reap the benefits of corporate training and professional organizational development. Businesses of all sizes can tap into the power of learning development to forward business goals. Online courses and learning management systems are not just for profit seeking education entrepreneurs and schools. Learning also happens on the job. Businesses can be optimized through strategic learning objectives. Here are the 3 big opportunities for smart leaders in the corporate training and organizational development space … 1) New Employee or Contractor Onboarding It’s amazing how informal the approach to new employee onboarding can be in small businesses and large corporations alike. Often there is…

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Online Courses WordPress LMS Website Affiliate Marketing Plugin

The Big Announcement for Online Course Creators that Need an Affiliate Management System LifterLMS users can now create an affiliate program to help boost sales through affiliate marketing with AffiliateWP. At LifterLMS we listen to what our users and customers ask for. One of the top requests we’ve gotten was… “How do I create an affiliate program that works with LifterLMS course and membership sales?” So we had to decide between creating our own affiliate system or integrating with an already existing solution. At LifterLMS we believe in exponential technology and are a part of that story. Part of growing an exponential technology is allowing innovation to come from outside…

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Say Hello to LaunchPad 1.3.0

The LifterLMS LaunchPad theme continues to evolve. Just like with LifterLMS, we listen to user feedback to shape the evolution of the LaunchPad theme. So what’s new in LaunchPad 1.3.0? 1) Theme Options Import and Export Why is this important? What makes LaunchPad so powerful is it’s powerful theme options panel which gives non-developers a lot of control over the design of the website and the specific LifterLMS related elements. You could change the color scheme of various areas without having to write a single line of code. You could select from a pool of over 600 Google fonts and modify size and colors. You could modify how the Course template…

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3 Business Models for Online Course Entrepreneurship for WordPress and Other Technologists

If you study the history of the online course industry, you’ll find that technology courses, specifically web technology, is where the early innovators started building businesses around online courses. This makes logical sense because the early e-learning technology innovators were technologists themselves. Many of the early courses on Udemy were about teaching web technology like WordPress.  Code Academy, Team Treehouse, and Plural Site were early movers in the online course space with their “How to code” courses. The WP101 online education platform has been teaching people and companies how to use WordPress since 2008. But don’t worry. It’s not too late to get in the technology education space! Digital technology tools…

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3 Ways SaaS Product Companies Win with an Online Course Strategy

Online courses and learning management systems aren’t just for people or companies where online courses or teaching are the primary business focus. You can also use online courses to support your main business. Let’s look at SaaS (Software as a Service) businesses and how they might deploy an online course strategy. Keep in mind that these methods could be used for almost any type of business, not just software companies. Here are 3 strategic areas to deploy online courses … 1) Inbound Marketing Inbound marketing is the part of sales and marketing where marketing is created that attracts new leads into the sales funnel. The classic type of inbound marketing is now popularly…