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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…

WP Courses

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…

SaaS Product

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…

Real Estate Courses

Top 3 Online Courses Residential Real Estate Brokers and Agency Owners Use For Business Growth

The great advantage that real estate brokers and agency owners have as online course creators is that they already have a background in marketing, sales and communication. When you have a marketing and sales background, you understand the need to have a balanced blend of development across the 3 marketing methods: Inbound (content marketing) Outbound (prospecting) Relationships (interacting with real people) Creating online courses as part of your marketing mix checks all the boxes in terms of marketing methods. If I were to advise real estate business owners like you to make just 3 online courses, these are them (*Watch the video above to get more detail about these 3…


3 Business Models for Online Language Learning Course Creators

Language learning is a huge industry Business Model #1 – The Niche Language Learning MOOC A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. A niche MOOC is where you focus your course or learning platform on a very tightly focused unique topic and audience that is not general in nature. Traditional in-person schools cannot focus in this way due to supply and demand economics, but when you have the whole world as a pool of possible prospective students, you only need approximately 100 or more people with a common interest to develop a viable niche online learning program…


Consider This If You Want to Make an Online Music Course

If you’re a musician looking to create an online course, it’s important to put some thought into what your new training offering will look like. How would you approach the following 3 considerations? … 1) Think about the venue Classrooms, studios, and making house calls are not the only viable venues for teaching music. In the digital world, there are powerful digital spaces to teach from like a … Website Skype Zoom Google Hangout The venue is an interesting topic because in the physical world it may be costly, have capacity constraints, and time constraints. In the digital world, venues are relatively cheap or free and can even have unlimited capacity….


The Health and Fitness Online Course Opportunity

The 3 Health and Fitness Expert Advantages in the Online Course Space There are many different types of instructors or topics in the online course space. “Health and fitness” as a niche is full of people with some unique advantages. Here are 3 stand out advantages if you are or could be a health or fitness guru … 1) You have hard won expertise as someone who has undergone your own health or fitness transformation. Most great health and fitness gurus are good teachers because they have a history of going through their own personal journey. They know what it’s like to start at the beginning. This helps with developing resonance and…

Internet Marketing

How to Launch a Business, Marketing, or Leadership Course

Are You Some Kind of Business Expert Considering Creating an Online Course? You’re probably already aware of the opportunity to create more impact and income through online courses. You are a business person so you see the opportunity. But can you pull off a profitable online course? There are 3 areas you need to focus on in order to stack the odds in your favor to have a successful online course project … 1) Valuable Expertise In order to teach business, marketing, or leadership you have to have passion, life experience, and skills. You don’t have to be the best in the world. You just need to be further along than…


5 Questions Smart Money-Making Online Course Creators Ask (#4 Will Surprise You)

1) How Much Money Will I Make with My Online Courses? You can expect to make anywhere from $0 to Millions from your online courses. According to Udemy in 2015, their top 10 online course instructors made over 17 Million USD. The average online course instructor brings in $7,000 on Udemy. Rob Percival, a former high school math teacher from Cambridge, England, netted over $1 million in the last nine months of 2015 with his online courses. As with any pursuit, there are online course creators who can’t get their business off the ground and don’t make a single sale. There are education entrepreneurs that produce a nice side income…

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Say Hello to LifterLMS LaunchPad, a WordPress LMS Theme

Do You Need a WordPress LMS Theme, a WordPress LMS Plugin or Both? In 2016 you need both, and here’s why … In the WordPress space, functionality belongs in plugins and design belongs in a theme. Why the LifterLMS LaunchPad Theme is the Best Theme to Go with the LifterLMS Plugin … The LifterLMS LaunchPad theme enables you to modify the design, layout and typography of your online courses website. If you want a highly customizable theme, LifterLMS LaunchPad is definitely for you or your next client project. In this LMScast episode, Joshua Millage and Chris Badgett discuss the WordPress LMS plugin vs. WordPress LMS theme debate in more detail. They…