Category: Course Creation Resources

10 Activities to Help Market Your Course

Sometimes knowing how to market your course is one of the biggest challenges in selling a course. But without marketing, you certainly won’t see the number of sales you may have expected.

Most course creators will initially turn to social media or publish the details of their course on their website, but there are plenty of other ways that you can reach a whole new audience.

Let’s take a look at 10 activities you can use to market your course outside of social media and your website.

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How Mock-ups can Help Your Marketing

You’ve probably seen those great-looking images your competitors are using and wondered just how they made them. There are some great design tools out there that can help you create digital assets, but mock-ups can give your marketing a little more than just using standard images and videos.

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Grow Social Proof through Video with Veedback

Testimonials and reviews are a form of marketing that allows customers to share their experiences with others. They provide customers with a trusted voice and can help others make a decision about whether or not to buy a product or service. But in today’s world, a lot of people don’t always trust written reviews. So how do we overcome this?

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Easy Content Creation for Course Creators

As a course creator, it’s all about providing the best possible content – after all that’s why people have paid or are looking at paying for your course. But creating content day after day can be difficult –writer’s block and analysis paralysis will throw anyone off track.

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6 Tips to Boost Your Course Sales

You’ve created your course – your next step is marketing it. Are you wondering how best to do this? Marketing a course can be a daunting process, but it certainly doesn’t have to be.

Let us show you six simple steps to boost your course sales without breaking the bank.

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How to Teach Online: The Basics

Teaching online can be a great way to share your knowledge and experience with the world.
Not only is it a great way to connect with people, but it can also be a lucrative career – and a great career change option.

If you have been thinking of starting a career as an online teacher or have been wondering how you could monetise your knowledge and teach online these tips will get you started.

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How to build a community on Thinkific with PeerBoard

PeerBoard is the first and only native community app for Thinkific. It allows course creators to easily build and manage a community without leaving Thinkific. Engage with your students, increase course completion rates and provide peer-to-peer support within your course or on your Thinkific site.

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Transfer of Learning: Why it’s time to ditch PDFs for Wobo

The sign of a truly successful learning experience is when students can apply their knowledge to a new situation or under a different circumstance.

This concept, called Transfer of Learning, is key to enhancing student outcomes. We sat down with the team from Course Studio to chat about how they’re aiming to boost the application of course concepts with their new interactive workbook tool: Wobo.

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The Role of Educational Marketing in Course Creation

Education Marketing is all about educating potential customers on our topics or industries which can then guide their purchasing decisions. It is about the value they get from using our product or service. 

Specifically, it’s about moving leads further to our sales funnel and creating content that focuses on educating them rather than promoting hard selling.

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Why and How You Should be Blogging to Attract Students

Getting your course up and running may not have been a quick task, but now it’s available for students to sign up, how exactly do you attract them?

There is of course the usual marketing and advertising across social media and networking sites, but did you know that blogging is one of the best ways to attract new students?

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Positioning Your Course in the Market

As with any part of your business, positioning your course in the market correctly is what leads to success. You’ve spent a lot of time working on your course contents and putting it together in a way that helps to educate people, but just having it up online for people to find isn’t enough.
To sell your course and get people on board, you need to make sure people know about it, and make sure they can find it. But how do we go about that?

We’ve put some tips together to help you get started in positioning your course in the market.

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Are You Putting Too Much into Your Course?

One of the easiest and most impactful ways to get your knowledge out to an audience while making more income is to get that knowledge out of your head and turn it into a lead-generating, money-making, impact-creating online course. But are you putting too much into your course?

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The Lesson Types You Can Use

In course creation, your lessons are the structure in which you divide and present your learning materials to your audience. I often get asked the question, “What is the best lesson type when it comes to course creation?”

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Attract, Segment & Convert Your Leads into students with quizzes

If you’ve spent 15 minutes answering questions to find out what kind of sandwich you are and which Friends cast member you are (even if you already have a strong hunch), you know the power of quizzes. When a potential student takes a quiz they are showing real interest in your topic and they enter your nurture sequence with data so you can tailor the content delivery of the sequence to them.

When done well, quizzes deliver high-quality leads that can convert to or engage students by, attracting attention to learn more about your topic & Provides an incentive to give an email address to get the answers.

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Thinkific Release First eLearning Trends Report

Thinkific has released their first-ever eLearning trends report and it is packed with information for course creators.

As course creators we know that the last few years have presented many opportunities to create and sell courses online in our chosen niches. While many of us have seen increase in growth in the popularity of our own courses, it is interesting to note the growth that online courses have seen worldwide due to the pandemic.

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10 Ways to Market Your Course as You Create It

Course creation is a great way to connect with your customers, build your authority within your niche, and increase your sources of income for your business. So how do you market your course to reach its intended audience?

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Utilising Social Proof to Sell More Courses

Social proof – you may have heard of it and you’ve definitely seen it in action. Social proof is essentially when people will copy the actions of others to undertake the same behaviour.

Some might call it FOMO – or fear of missing out – but we like to think of it as a great way to sell more courses, and ProveSource makes it so much easier to do.

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Content Marketing Ideas to Lead People to Your Course

Once you’ve got your course up and running, your next step is to market it. Getting your marketing right is what will draw an audience to your course and content marketing is one of the best ways to lead people to purchase your course.

It’s important to remember to not just rely on one form of content marketing – your audience, depending on what they need, and who they are, will respond to marketing differently. To lease the largest number of people to your course, you need to utilise a variety of options.

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PowerUp your Thinkific site with new superpowers

We love superpowers here at the Course Creators Circle and that is why we are a little excited to help you PowerUp your Thinkific site with new superpowers with Rob Galvin. Rob is a fellow Thinkific Expert with Linda and he has some superpowers he is going to share

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An exercise for when you feel you’re not good enough to teach

It happens to all of us, and not just to teachers either. It happens in all industries. But it hits particularly hard for teachers, those moments of doubt. “Who am I to teach this? Why should I be teaching?”

We feel our responsibility to our students is greater than our belief in ourselves.

So I want to delve into that. We all need this reminder now and then, you are good enough to teach!

In this episode, I’ll share with you mindset exercises that will remind you that you actually know your stuff and you are good enough to teach what you want to teach.

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Using Lumen5 for memorable text Based Videos in your courses

Your course needs to be visually appealing to attract students in the first place. Once they’re enrolled, you need to retain their interest and make sure they retain information you teach them. You do that through videos.

Studies over the years show that video improves our ability to remember concepts and details. Video makes things easier to recall. The human brain processes imagery 60,000 times faster than text.

As if that doesn’t confirm the need for your course to be in video format, video isn’t even something flashy. It’s the new normal. People expect to consume content as video.

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Using Restream to run Courses and Challenges – Replay

Want to up your game when it comes to live training? Come and join Linda and Grace from Restream as they show you how.

Running Challenges, Live Videos, and Streaming in person trainings can all be a great boost to your business and we are being joined by Grace Duffy from Restream as she shows is ways we can use Restream in our Courses and Challenges to further our reach and interaction as well as delivering on brand interactive presentations.

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Course Creation Shorts: What can I teach

. When it comes to course creation creating lead magnets can leave wondering what you’re going to create to show you can teach. Educational marketing is key in this journey and the ideas you are searching for are often hidden in the power of questions.

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How to Create Virtual Summits as a Course Creator on HeySummit

When creating courses, you inevitably end up with a lot of quality content, which you may or may not use in your course. An advantage to having all this content is that when creating your courses, you can reuse your content across multiple streams, whether that be in different courses or in your advertising or marketing.

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expert Session Replay: Reducing Failed Payments and Renewals with Stunning

We are excited here at the Course Creators Circle to be joined by Richard Felix from Stunning as he shows us the superpower he has created to save us, course creators, from failed payments.

Richard is the brains behind stunning and he is going to share with us insights and tips on how we can reduce failed payments using Stunning

A Stunning account to help recover failed and overdue payments from your students. This integration allows you to retain more of your subscription and monthly payment revenue by prompting students to update their credit cards themselves when their current card on record is no longer working, or even before their expiration date hits!

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