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…

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…

Three Ways to Make Your Online Course More Actionable

Our friend Janelle Allen is the founder of Zen Courses, and she’s an incredible thinker in the online space. We asked her to write a guest post for us about ways to make your online courses more actionable, so check out that wisdom from Janelle in this post! Three Ways to Make Your Online Course More Actionable Online courses are all about action. In fact, it’s one of the key things that sets them apart from passive learning tools like ebooks or lecture-based webinars. And yet, when it comes down to it, we often struggle with building action into our courses. Have you ever experienced this? Have you ever outlined…

LifterLMS 2.3.0 is Here with More Engagement Power

Another evolution of LifterLMS is hot off the press. In LifterLMS 2.3.0 I’d like to focus on 3 new areas that you can enjoy. 1) A New Engagement Trigger for Purchases of Courses or Memberships One of the many things that makes LifterLMS stand out above other WordPress LMS and online course solutions is our focus and commitment to making courses and online learning in general more engaging. You can now trigger a LifterLMS engagement (achievement badge, personalized email, or certificate) off of a course or membership purchase. For example, you could deliver an achievement badge immediately after purchase to help build excitement in your learner. If you want some achievement badges to…

Say Hello to LifterLMS 2.2.2, a MailChimp Extension Release and More …

This week we rolled out LifterLMS 2.2.2 We’re excited and honored about the support pouring in from the WordPress community that is translating LifterLMS is into new languages other than English. We’ve just released an Italian translation (thanks to codeat) and a German translation (thanks to Netzstrategen). By the time you read this, we’ll have rolled out LifterLMS 2.2.3, which includes the German translation. The new version of LifterLMS also includes improvements to how quizzes are timed, and we’ve added the ability for you to add HTML to your quiz question answers. As an example, you could now add images as the question answers with HTML. Also for those of you using a LifterLMS…

2 List Building Strategies to Take Your Email List from 0 to 100 in 30 Days or Less

This post is the first part of a 3 part email series on list building for online teachers. PART 1: [YOU ARE HERE] – 3 Strategies to build your email list from 0 to 100 PART 2: [coming soon] – The Next Level: Moving from 100 to 1,000 subscribers PART 3: [coming soon] – The journey from 1,000 to 10,000 – 3 tactics to get you there We are wrapping up week 6 of our online coaching program CourseClinic. It has been incredible working with course creators from around the globe on how they can build, launch and sell their online courses. In the process of teaching this course, I have…

Grow Your Online Course Business with LifterLMS and ConvertKit

What is ConvertKit? ConvertKit is a powerful email marketing tool, and at LifterLMS we invite you to consider integrating with it through the official LifterLMS ConvertKit integration to help grow your course sales and give you more tools to communicate with your learners. There are a lot of email marketing tools out there, so why did we choose ConvertKit? It has a beautiful, well designed interface that just makes sense. There are a lot of confusing interfaces in the email marketing space, and ConvertKit is not one of them. ConvertKit’s sequence or “autoresponder” system is perfect for creating email mini-courses to help you earn the trust of potential learners and…

What’s New in LifterLMS 2.2.0?

LifterLMS continues to evolve based on your feedback and from the opportunities and the challenges we see in the online learning space. We’re proud to announce the arrival of LifterLMS 2.2.0. Here’s a video about what’s new: Improvements to LifterLMS Translations We’ve made it easier for LifterLMS to be translated into any language. For example, there’s a team of German web developers working right now translating LifterLMS into German. Here’s how you load a translation file to your website: https://lifterlms.readme.io/docs/getting-started-with-translation Certificate Improvements Did you know that if you are part of the LifterLMS Pro community, you now have access to some more certificate backgrounds to work with? Also we’ve improved how easy…

How To Map Out Your Online Course

So you want to create an online course… But the most logical problem is – where to start? You may have a few ideas… But how do you structure it in a way that works for your students? How do you map it out into a great course curriculum? How do you get your thoughts in order? What information should you include? What should you leave out? You already know that building an online course holds multiple benefits for the growth of your business But it can be overwhelming to even start Today we’re going to fix that… Today you’re going to learn: The EXACT 5 Step-By-Step Framework You Can…