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The Course Builder’s Guide to Learning Management Systems

Post updated by Jessica Glendinning When you’re faced with a choice and there are way too many options, what happens? One of two things: either you freeze and choose nothing, or you make a choice without feeling like you really knew it was the *right* choice for you. This is definitely a big problem when you’re looking for the best learning management system (LMS) for your online course. Your choice of LMS is important, because …

Online Course Building Lessons (From Successful Course Creators)

Online Course Building Lessons (From Successful Course Creators)

The path to creating a successful online course can be lonely and confusing. Sometimes it seems like the internet (and social media specifically) is full of people claiming that they hold the key to an unending flow of passive income via online courses. Work from a tropical beach! Or better yet, never work another day in your life! And then there’s the other side — the cynics loudly declaring the death of online courses. The …

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8 Student Retention Strategies That Prevent Churn

Post updated by Jessica Glendinning Did you know? 65% of a company’s business comes from existing customers, and it costs five times as much to attract a new customer than to keep an existing one satisfied (source). For a course creator, this means you’ll want to focus more on keeping your existing customers happy versus constantly investing in marketing initiatives to attract new ones. If your current customers are happy, they will buy from you …

How to Grow Your Blog: A Proven Roadmap to 10,000 Readers

How to Grow Your Blog: A Proven Roadmap to 10,000 Readers

Getting traffic to a new blog is hard work. Getting readers to a new blog is even harder. There’s a subtle difference here between “traffic” and “readers.” Getting traffic is easy. A lucky post on Reddit can potentially send you thousands of visitors in the span of a few hours. Or you can spend a few hundred dollars on ads and send hundreds of visitors to your site instantly. But traffic to a blog means …

How to Price Your Online Course: Essential Lessons From 9 Years of Course Building

How to Price Your Online Course: Essential Lessons From 9 Years of Course Building

It’s time to make a decision: how much will you charge for your online course? If you’re like a lot of course creators, the mental chatter around your decision probably sounds something like this: Okay, self. I’ve put it off for long enough. It’s time to decide how much to charge for my course. But wait. I’m sure there’s something else I still have to do before I have to decide… No? Hmm… okay. Here …

Thinkific vs Teachable

Thinkific vs. Teachable: The Complete Course Builder’s Comparison

Thinkific and Teachable are both fantastic tools, but you might wonder: which one is right for me?  As an online course creator (even an aspiring one), you probably feel like you’re up to your eyeballs in options.  You have so much expertise to share and so much to teach your audience, but no idea which tool to start with. And how could you? These products always market as though they’re perfect for anyone.  While that …

Kajabi Review

Kajabi Review [2019 Update]: A Professional Option That’s Both Simple and Elegant

Post updated by Jessica Glendinning Searching for the perfect learning management system (LMS) can be grueling, so it’s nice to have someone (like me!) do the dirty research work to save you time and energy. Kajabi is a well-known LMS that states you can “easily market, sell, and deliver your content online,” even if you possess the design skills of an infant (the latter might not be their exact words). The site is beautiful, and …

Kajabi vs Teachable

Kajabi vs. Teachable: The Ultimate Side-by-Side Comparison

Are you overwhelmed, trying to choose the right Learning Management System (LMS) for your online course? When it comes to choosing a platform, today’s course creators are faced with too many options. Think about it. With high-quality choices, like Kajabi and Teachable, how do you decide what will work best for your course business?  If you’re just getting started on your course creation journey, your peers often haven’t used these platforms and can’t weigh in. …

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Thinkific Review [2019 Update]: An All-in-One Learning Management System

Post updated by Jessica Glendinning Learning management systems (LMS) have a big job. Not only do they need to house your course work, they should help you market and sell your course as well. Thinkific strives to do just that. After trialing a number of online course platforms, I found Thinkific to be a stout platform that can be just the right fit for many course builders’ needs. Overview of Thinkific Thinkific is an all-in-one …