EPISODE 129

Course Marketplaces Versus Self Hosted LMS with Serial Course Entrepreneur John Shea

Chris Badgett of LifterLMS discusses course marketplaces versus self hosted LMS with serial course entrepreneur John Shea in this episode of LMScast. They talk about the pros and cons of using a hosted space for your course versus hosting on your own platform like LifterLMS. They also discuss how to optimize the money you make from your course. John shares his origin story as to how he got started in the course building space. He tells about his experience finding content and building up his course on Udemy. John then started working with Skillshare. To date he has created around…

EPISODE 128

Becoming an Online Instructor on Lynda with WordPress and Freelancing Expert Carrie Dils

In this episode of LMScast, Chris Badgett of LifterLMS talks about becoming an online instructor on Lynda with WordPress and freelancing expert Carrie Dils. They also discuss how podcasting has helped both of them in their careers as teachers. Carrie is a content creator, she has courses, and she is a teacher on Lynda.com. In this episode she shares her story of how she became a podcaster and her background with blogging. Carrie and Chris discuss her transition from running a blog to becoming an online educator. Carrie tells of her experiences with navigating into the teaching space while also…

EPISODE 127

The Current State of Online Education and the Engagement Opportunity with Mike Weiss

Chris Badgett of LifterLMS talks about the current state of online education and the engagement opportunity with Mike Weiss in this episode of LMScast. Mike is from the Client Engagement Academy, and he is a professional in online course and platform creation. They discuss the problems with eLearning in the online course landscape and how to solve them. Online courses have an extremely low completion rate, because the mindset behind the people who buy them is to extract information rather than to complete the course. Mike explains that this creates a bookstore mentality, and students don’t care to finish the…

EPISODE 126

How to Build a Strong Brand and Design for Your Learning Platform with Bourn Creative’s Jennifer Bourn

Welcome to LMScast! In this episode Chris Badgett of LifterLMS talks about how to build a strong brand and design for your learning platform with Bourn Creative’s Jennifer Bourn. Jennifer is an online course creator, platform builder, and education entrepreneur. Jennifer talks about truly defining your company’s purpose, values, and personality. This will help shape your company. She also highlights the importance of putting the ‘why’ into your business. People will connect with a story that resonates with them. She talks about how brand promotion and providing clarity will help customers get excited about your product. Chris and Jennifer discuss…

EPISODE 125

Kill the Course Building Chaos with Evernote Guru Charles Byrd

Chris Badgett of LifterLMS talks about how to kill the course building chaos with Evernote guru Charles Byrd in this episode of LMScast. Charles shares his story of how he became an online course builder and why and how he built an Evernote course. He also shares how Evernote has reduced the amount of stress in his life, added efficiency to his daily work, and helped him succeed in business. Often we have a great idea, but it escapes our mind before we get the chance to write it down. Evernote is a phenomenal information tracking tool that allows users…