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The Ultimate List of WordPress LMS Plugins for Online Courses

So you’re planning to create an online course. That’s awesome! Quick question: Are you going to use a WordPress LMS (Learning Management System) plugin for that? Which one? You might want to try a WordPress LMS plugin if you want to keep your online course completely under your own control, by hosting it on your website and not on a big multi-course marketplace or a third party hosted LMS service. Plugins are one of the …

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The Ultimate List of Online Learning Marketplaces to Create and Sell Your Online Course

While we don’t recommend online learning marketplaces as a long-term platform for independent online course creators (here’s why), they are a good way to get your feet wet. There’s very little technical knowledge required, so if that’s the only thing standing between you and your first online course, then a learning marketplace may be the solution for you. The other advantage is that there’s no cost for you to use these platforms. The only cost …

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The Nitty Gritty of Running Online Courses

Nothing dampens an online course creator’s enthusiasm like problems with collecting payments. You spend weeks working with your students, answering their emails and solving their problems, doing your best to help them find success. They’re engaged and eager to learn, and you think to yourself “Wow, I’m really making a difference in this person’s life.” But when the time for payment comes, you are met with declines, delays, and plenty of excuses to go around. …

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Take A Peek Inside The Course Builder’s Laboratory!

We just reopened the doors to our flagship program, the Course Builder’s Laboratory! This version has been updated, revised, and improved. It’s better than ever! Wanna see inside? Here’s an overview of the entire course: You can take a sneak peek at the syllabus here. Also, thousands of students have taken the Course Builder’s Laboratory since we first offered it several years ago. Meet some of our students on this page. Do you have any …

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The Teach and Grow Rich Opportunity

The State of Online Courses 2017 We surveyed 830 online entrepreneurs about their interest and experience in building online courses. This report summarizes our findings: The Truth About What It Takes to Build a Successful Online Business If you’ve been struggling to build a successful online business—despite following the blueprints of various gurus, then this might explain why: The Teach and Grow Rich Opportunity: In a Nutshell What is the “Teach and Grow Rich” opportunity? …

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How to Sell Your Online Course Even If You Don’t Have an Audience

You’ve got this great idea for an online course, but then that little voice in your head pops up and points out: “I don’t know anyone. How can I get people in my course?” Or maybe you’ve already developed your course, and once again that little voice pops up: “I only have 100 people on my email list.” Possibly you’ve been teaching on your topic in person for a while, so you feel you’ve burned …

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3 Features of Video Games that Make Your Online Course More Engaging and Effective

“Either I’m going to kill myself, or I’m going to make this into a game.” That’s what professional game designer, speaker, and author of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World, Jane McGonigal, thought about her slow and painful recovery from concussion. She found a way to make even that dreary process more engaging and motivating by applying the gamification principles she uses at work. If games …

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The Ultimate Tech Guide to Building Your Online Course

If you’re an online course creator, or aspiring to be one, chances are, you struggle with technology. You feel mystified, confused, and even overwhelmed with all the teaching platforms available to you. Thousands of articles compare different teaching platforms and features, but very little content tells you what you absolutely need to deliver your course successfully. The truth is, you won’t know exactly what technology you need until you’ve actually started building your courses. But don’t let …

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5 Terrifying Things Successful Educator-Entrepreneurs Embrace

“Expect the unexpected I always say and the unexpected never happens” The Whetherman in The Phantom Tollbooth As Head Coach at Mirasee, I have watched thousands of entrepreneurs work through our programs. Some are a lot more successful than others, and because I know you want to be in the Successful Group, I thought I’d take a few moments to tell you what separates those who succeed from those who do not. Today we use …