Selling online courses

Selling Online Courses: How to Attract Your First—Or Next—5, 50, or 100 Students

Written with inputs from Danny Iny, Mirasee founder and CEO, Lizzie Merritt, Director of Education, Hanna Woodside, coach, and Diane Holmes, Evangelist. You feel lied to, deceived, betrayed. They said it would be easy and fast. But making money from selling online courses has been anything but. Instead, you’re exhausted, discouraged, disillusioned. You’ve poured your heart and soul into creating your course. You’ve done the research and people said they wanted it. But when you …

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Online Course Design for the Teacher Who Wants to Make an Impact

This much is clear: when it comes to actual teaching, online courses get a failing grade. For starters, the completion rates are dismal. In MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), only 7%-15% of students complete the courses. Is it because they’re free and people take free stuff for granted? But even in paid online courses at the University of Phoenix, the average graduation rate is not much better at 17%. And if students aren’t even consuming …

The State of Online Learning 2018

The State of Online Learning 2018

Imagine you were about to climb Mt. Everest. Aside from training physically, gathering your gear, and hiring a good Sherpa, you would probably learn as much as you could from the experiences of others. You’d connect with other people who are planning the same trip, to compare notes. You’d learn as much as you could about the experiences of others who’ve succeeded—or tried and failed—to learn from their mistakes, anticipate and avoid the common pitfalls, …

How to Create an Online Course

7 Steps to Create an Online Course (That Doesn’t Suck)

You’re about to discover how to create an online course. Not just any course. Certainly not what passes for an “online course” these days. But a great course. … An online course that delivers transformation and not just information. … An online course people will actually pay you for. … An online course you enjoy teaching. Sure, you could get away with an ordinary online course. You might even make money with it. But do …

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The Ultimate List of Learning Management Systems

Updated by Lexi Rodrigo on March 10, 2018 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 …

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The State of Online Courses 2018 Report

What’s it like to be an online course creator? That’s the question we wanted to answer when we did the first State of Online Courses survey in 2015. In the span of 3 surveys, we’re already seeing some shifts among course creators. Here’s what we found in our latest survey of 707 online entrepreneurs: Tl;dr (Too Long; Didn’t Read) 1. More respondents than ever before are creating online courses, and they’re becoming more mature: Fewer are …

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5 Retention Strategies to Keep Your Students From Churning

Here’s an interesting statistic for you: 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). This means that, as a course creator, 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 more …

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On Challenge, Failure, and the Diffusion of Innovation (4 Course Building Mega-Trends)

A menacing thought sits in the back of every course builder’s mind. For some, it lurks in the shadows and only rarely ventures to the forefront, where it sends shivers of doubt down their spines. And for others, it is powerful and ever-present. It paralyzes them and keeps them from ever finishing their course, let alone launching it. It taunts with questions that cut straight to the bone: “Why would anyone pay money for this …

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We Put 200 Students through a Survivor-Style Bootcamp (And 124 Made It Through)

No less than 700 wanted to get in. After a stringent screening process, only 200 went through the doors. Every two weeks, those who didn’t deliver had to leave. It was a test of commitment, determination, and drive. But only the most steadfast could stay. When the dust settled, 124 were left standing. They survived. They won. It sounds like something straight out of a reality TV show. But, no, it wasn’t Survivor or The …