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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Episode 215

How to Do Video Marketing on Social Media for Course Creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto

How to do video marketing on social media for course creators with Jason Hsiao from Animoto in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris and Jason dive into all kinds of video marketing best practices, and Jason shares some specific insights on creating videos for online courses. Video marketing is a truly powerful medium. Things that are alive move, and that attracts more attention and engagement than still photos. Video makes things human. It is visually interesting and relatable. Most course creators use video, but if you have not tried it out, we encourage you to try …

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Episode 214

How to Build High Impact Courses that Get Lasting Results with Instructional Designer Julie Dirksen

Learn how to build high impact courses that get lasting results with instructional designer Julie Dirksen in this LMScast episode with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Julie is the author of the book Design For How People Learn.  Chris and Julie discuss the various gaps in student’s learning, and how online course creators can optimize their programs to help their students succeed. Julie shares how she identifies what is holding her learners back and then formulates a curriculum to address that specific problem. In the case of the individual who smokes, Julie would ask, “Is this a knowledge problem or a …

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Episode 213

Navigating the Digital Ecosystem, Preselling, and the Problems with the Culture of Free with Robin Harris

Navigating the digital ecosystem, preselling, and the problems with the culture of free with Robin Harris in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Chris and Robin dive into why cultivating a community around your product is important, and what the state of the online education industry looks like in 2018. Robin is the founder and CEO of 3Hellos.com she works with experts and businesses to better market themselves and their services online. With all of the technology tools available today, it is not hard to put your services online. The challenge is in the marketing …

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Episode 212

CaboPress Review and How to Run a Quality Mastermind Event Chris Lema Style

This episode of LMScast is a CaboPress review and how to run a quality mastermind event Chris Lema style with co-founders of LifterLMS, Chris Badgett and Thomas Levy. Chris and Thomas dive into how CaboPress compares to other WordPress conferences and what their experiences have been at CaboPress. CaboPress is a business mastermind in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico organized by Chris Lema. It takes place at a five-star resort called the Fiesta Americana where all the food, drinks, and lodging is taken care of. Rather than a series of lectures, the conference consists of conversations in a swimming pool. CaboPress …

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