Episode 225

Creating Online Social Learning Membership Sites with Web Development Agency Owner, BuddyPress Expert, and StudyChurch Founder Tanner Moushey

Learn about creating online social learning membership sites with web development agency owner, BuddyPress expert, and StudyChurch founder Tanner Moushey in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris and Tanner dive into what BuddyPress is and how you can use it on your sites to create a powerful social media experience on your site. BuddyPress is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to turn your website into a social media platform of sorts. You can have user profiles, an activity feed, groups, forums, and notifications. You can even associate forums with specific groups. With …

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Episode 224

How to Validate Your Online Course and Master The Marketing Fundamentals with Justin Wise of Think Digital

Learn about how to validate your online course and master the marketing fundamentals with Justin Wise of Think Digital in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris and Justin discuss what makes effective marketing for online courses, and how you can incorporate these best practices into your strategy. Justin has been involved with digital marketing since 2007, so he has seen a lot of changes in the industry over time. He shares a framework in this episode that he has noticed stand the test of time in the business space online. The structure Justin shares …

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Episode 223

How To Make and Market Your Online Course or Get Some Help With That With Grant Weherley

We discuss how to make and market your online course or get some help with that with Grant Weherley of MonetizeMyExpertise.com. Chris and Grant dive into several topics relevant to course creators, from what philosophy to take when planning out your course, to how you can improve your course content by focusing on what adds value. Grant has a great analogy for course building. He compares it to building a house. When you build a house, typically you don’t attempt to build it by yourself, unless you are an architect. The same situation applies to course building, and that is …

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Episode 222

Evolving From Service Provider to Course Creator to Software Entrepreneur with Sam Brodie from Offsprout Page Builder

Learn about the journey of evolving from service provider to course creator to software entrepreneur with Sam Brodie from Offsprout page builder in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris and Sam dive into the value of doubling down on a niche, effective partnerships, and what makes a successful productized agency. Sam joined the revenue rollercoaster of being a WordPress freelancer in 2010. In 2013 he partnered with his current business partner, who had just graduated from law school. They decided to take Sam’s knowledge of freelancing and apply that to starting an agency that …

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Episode 221

How to Start and Grow a Podcast and Build an Online Course Empire with Joe Casabona

Learn how to start and grow a podcast and build an online course empire with Joe Casabona in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Joe shares some of his journey from working for an agency to taking on his course work as a full time gig when his daughter was born in June of 2018. Joe had established himself as an authority in web development by teaching people about front end development. He ended up switching lanes and focusing on page builders and teaching people how to set up specific sites. The biggest lesson Joe …

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Episode 220

Security for WordPress Websites with Kathy Zant from Wordfence Security Plugin

Learn about security for WordPress websites with Kathy Zant from Wordfence security plugin in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Kathy shares her story of entering the WordPress security space and several tips and tricks for online course creators to help protect their platforms. Security is incredibly important. Some statistics show that over 50% of small businesses that get hacked have serious effects on their business due to the downtime or damage to the company’s reputation. For many online course creators their website is their business. Whether they’re selling courses or services, the website is …

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Episode 219

How WooCommerce Plus a WordPress LMS Plugin Can Create a Great Learning Management System

Learn about how WooCommerce plus a WordPress LMS plugin can create a great learning management system in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Ali Mathis and Chris Badgett from the LifterLMS team. In this episode Ali and Chris dive into WooCommerce 2.0 and what it means for the LifterLMS platform. LifterLMS has four payment gateway options provided by the company: Stripe, PayPal, Authorize.Net, and WooCommerce. We recommend sticking with Stripe, PayPal, or Authorize.Net, because it allows you to use the LifterLMS access plan system, and it keeps everything centered around the LMS which makes the whole process very simple …

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Episode 218

How to Avoid Technology Hassles with Your Self Hosted WordPress LMS Website with Jonathan Denwood

We discuss how to avoid technology hassles with your self hosted WordPress LMS website with Jonathan Denwood of WP-Tonic in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett. Chris and Jonathan talk about self hosted versus hosted learning management systems and which is the best choice for your site. A self hosted LMS is a site you own and control. Using LifterLMS and WordPress makes a self hosted LMS setup. Hosted LMS companies like Teachable, Thinkific, and Kajabi allow you to create and sell courses on their platform. What a lot of people look for when choosing an LMS …

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Episode 217

How to Create Course Content that People Will Buy and Get Results From with Course Whisperer Cindy Nicholson

Learn about how to create course content that people will buy and get results from with course whisperer Cindy Nicholson in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Cindy shares her journey of teaching in a school to teaching course creators best practices for creating effective content for their students. Cindy currently helps course creators with content creation. She started out in college interested in accounting, then decided to go into teaching. She taught physical education and math. Cindy didn’t love the curriculum she was teaching, so she entered the corporate world as a financial advisor …

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Episode 216

Helping Women Get Their Groove Back by Building Communities and Strong Support Networks from Rural Areas with Rebecca Undem

Helping women get their groove back by building communities and strong support networks from rural areas with Rebecca Undem in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris and Rebecca discuss many topics relevant to course creators, such as community building and how to overcome the isolation faced by many online entrepreneurs. Rebecca grew up in a small farming community in North Dakota with a population of 1,800 people. She reflects on and shares some experiences she has had growing up in an intimate community. There is a lot of support and love that you receive, …

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