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The Best WordPress Solution for Courses, Membership Sites and LMS Just Got Better

Last week over at LifterLMS, we released LifterLMS 3.0. Click here to read the full story. The release of the 3.0 version of LifterLMS made the core free version even more powerful. The launch also included the release of 3 new products:

The Cost to Build an Online School Will Stop You in Your Tracks: Discover How LifterLMS is Disrupting the Business of Education

Azusa, California: Last week LifterLMS, a learning management system software company, announced the release of LifterLMS 3.0. After releasing the software 2 years ago, the company has been on a mission to disrupt and democratize education in the digital classroom. They shocked the market when they made their core software free earlier this year. According to WordPress, the free software has been downloaded 25,214 times. And now with LifterLMS 3.0 they reduced the barrier to entry further by lowering the price of their premium add-ons by packaging them all in one bundle for over 60% off retail.

In 2013 Matt Mullenweg, WordPress founding developer and LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman spoke at the LinkedIn Speaker Series. Matt said “our original mission was to democratize publishing. I’ve started to add two words to that … to democratize publishing and development.”

Chris Badgett, LifterLMS cofounder was listening and crafted the LifterLMS project on top of that vision by building LifterLMS on WordPress with a mission to democratize learning in the digital classroom.

To gain this momentous progress LifterLMS planned and executed the following tactics:

  • Give away as much as sustainably possible in the free open source LifterLMS software
  • Crowdsourcing the direction of the product from the community of education entrepreneurs that use it
  • Frequent software upgrade releases that improve the user experience in terms of human connectivity online, learner autonomy, and the ability to learn quickly.

About LifterLMS: LifterLMS is a learning management system software company based in Azusa, California. Founded in 2013, LifterLMS has helped over 25,000 education entrepreneurs create online courses, membership sites, and learning management systems. Capterra ranked LifterLMS in the top 7 WordPress LMS solutions earlier this year.

How to Make an Online Course | Which Tools Do I Need?

Learning Management System Sofware Tools for Education Entrepreneurs Using LifterLMS WordPress

I just wrote this post on the LifterLMS blog about which tools I use to run my online business.

If you are or are aspiring to become an education entrepreneur (creator and seller of online courses), please let save you tons of time research which tools you need.

Click here to see my curated list of tools: http://blog.lifterlms.com/tools/

When you’re creating and selling online courses, it’s important for odds of success to stay focused on your material and not end up on a never ending search for the perfect tools.

LifterLMS Coupon Code | Powered by CoupineWP

Looking for a LifterLMS Coupon Code?

>>Click here to get your LifterLMS Coupon Code<<

LifterLMS Coupon Code LifterLMS is a WordPress LMS plugin. It makes it easy to create, protect, and sell engaging online courses. You can learn more about LifterLMS here.

How to Create a Coupon System Like this LifterLMS Coupon Page on Your Website

This coupon system is powered by CoupineWP. My experience setting up this coupon page and system was very easy to do and intuitive with the WordPress coupon plugin: CoupineWP.

Here is another CoupineWP demo.

Coupinewp is a complete coupon solution that includes a coupon section just like you see on WPKube.

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3 Ways to Use CoupineWP

  1. Create a coupon web page to promote your own products
  2. Create a resources page for products with discounts that are a good fit for your audience
  3. Create an affiliate business where you promote other offers that have a discount through your affiliate link.
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A Free Gift for You …

medium_Chris_Badgett_drinking_a_coconutIf you made it this far in this post, it’s obvious you’re committed to creating impact in the lives of others with your material and income for your business as an entrepreneur. Creating a successful WordPress LMS and online course can be difficult to start and get that initial momentum going. Click this link to get instant access to a powerful one-page course planner to uncover your blindspots and make sure you have all the right questions answered. When you spend a few minutes with this download, my goal is to increase the odds of your success as an education entrepreneur exponentially.

How to Sell Courses Online and Accept Credit Cards

Have you ever wanted to sell an online course or membership access and accept credit cards directly on your website?

Now you can with my WordPress LMS plugin LifterLMS and the Stripe extension.

LifterLMS Stripe Extension How to sell oline courses and accept credit cardsStripe is a powerful tool for accepting credit card payments directly on your website. It seeks to provide a better user experience than Paypal and solve some of Paypal’s frustration points. One of my favorite things about Stripe is that Stripe will automatically move money from your Stripe account into your bank account. With Paypal this is a more manual process.

LifterLMS is a powerful learning management system for WordPress. It allows you to easily create and sell online courses. Check out this video that Mark made about how to build an online course in 3 minutes:

LifterLMS is a WordPress LMS that works with Paypal right out of the box. With the Lifter Stripe extension you can offer your online courses for sale and accept payments directly on your site. You can sell your online courses for one time payments or even recurring subscription revenue. We’ve even got you set up so you can offer a trial period and then kick in your subscription model.

Click here to explore LifterLMS and Stripe for your online education platform: http://lifterlms.com

A Free Gift for You …

medium_Chris_Badgett_drinking_a_coconutIf you made it this far in this post, it’s obvious you’re committed to creating impact in the lives of others with your material and income for your business as an entrepreneur. Creating a successful WordPress LMS and online course can be difficult to start and get that initial momentum going. Click this link to get instant access to a powerful one-page course planner to uncover your blindspots and make sure you have all the right questions answered. When you spend a few minutes with this download, my goal is to increase the odds of your success as an education entrepreneur exponentially.

3 Legal Pages for your Website

Warning: Your Website Can Get Into Trouble Without These 3 Legal Pages

You won’t ever launch a website without the “About Us” or the “Contact Us” page. But what about the “Terms of Service” page or the “Privacy Policy” page? Perhaps you often miss these pages. And you don’t do it because you don’t understand their importance. You do. But these pages require legal counseling. After all, you can’t just get your regular copywriter or blogger to create them for you.

You have to seek help from a lawyer and when you think about all the overhead and the idea of getting the pages is completely lost.

Discussing legal pages can’t get all that entertaining, but you can’t AFFORD to ignore them. This post is about 3 of the most common legal pages and how ignoring them can create issues for you.

Terms Legal Page:

You know your link-bait titles like “Use These 3 Growth Hacks and Grow Your Business 3-Fold” draw attention for sure. But there’s a great possibility that they backfire. Some people don’t stop at just this. They take a step further and add a “Guaranteed” term too.

Now, imagine that you have a reader who trusts you blindly and does exactly as you prescribed in the post. And unfortunately, he doesn’t get the results that you claimed.

How possible it is that this guy comes after you and challenges your statement? Pretty possible. Things can even get ugly.

Now this is of course an overstretch of the idea, but I’m sure you need something to cover you for all such occasions.

In the said example, if you only add a legal page (Terms and Condition) that declares how your readers should use the information that you offer and add a clause that your readers can’t challenge you if the said content doesn’t perform as promised for them, you’re covered.

Unfortunately, most people ignore this and feel sorry when the damage is done.

Even Google has its Terms of Service!

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Privacy Policy Legal Page:

Most websites are made for making money. And lots of people choose Google AdSense to do so.

Google has a stringent eligibility criteria and each AdSense application is reviewed thoroughly. You can check the full criteria here. If you just scroll down a bit, you’ll see Google lays special stress on the privacy policy of a website while evaluating its AdSense application.

Website owners are expected to declare if they store any data and also give information about how this data is used.

Without the privacy policy page, you can’t be assured that your Google AdSense application will be approved. This is also true for most of the other respectable ad programs.

Affiliate Disclosure Policy Page:

Each blog that you see is endorsing some or the other products. But just how many of these actually declare this fact?

Federal Trade Commission has made this compulsory, yet you’ll see lots of blogs flouting this policy. You can check out Federal Trade Commission’s official post about this policy here. Essentially it just says that you need to tell your visitors if you’ll receive any commission if they buy upon your recommendation.

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If you too are running affiliate promotions, you need to set up this legal policy page. Otherwise, your affiliate account can get banned. And in worse situations, you could even face a fine.

Most affiliate programs review applications before enrolling new affiliates. So, if you plan to apply to some high-paying affiliate programs in your niche, be sure that they’ll drop by your site and see if you have the right declarations in the right places.

But Hiring an Internet Attorney Can Get Very Costly…

I can understand that legal attorneys charge really high. And it could cost you a bomb to hire one and create all these legal pages. But the great news is that you don’t have to!

WPeka Club has put together 17 of the most useful legal page templates in WPLegalPages. This plugin creates legal pages on the fly, literally. All the 17 templates have been created by Internet Attorneys. You’re only required to fill in your name and business details and you’re set.

You can get WPLegalPages here. In fact, just for $27, you can get WPLegalPages and 90 other premium WordPress themes and plugins too. You can also take advantage of their Special Spring Offer

Best WordPress LMS Plugin | LifterLMS for eLearning and How Online Entrepreneurs Sell Digital Courses

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Last week we released LifterLMS to the world. We released this WordPress learning management system plugin back in October 2014 to a group of eLearning innovators who have helped refine the product over the past couple months. Check out the full story in this LifterLMS video …

IMG_0999LifterLMS is Now Available

Right before we released LifterLMS to the world again I got together with one of my business partners Joshua Millage in California to prepare for the launch and polish off the final details.

If you have questions about LifterLMS and how you can create greater impact and income from online courses you create and sell with a powerful tool like LifterLMS, we’d love to meet you on one of our regularly scheduled webinars. You can contact us anytime at his link as well: https://lifterlms.com/contact/

Joshua and I also produce a podcast for education entrepreneurs called LMScast. You can tap into the podcast videos and other LifterLMS news at the bottom of this WordPress LMS post.

If you’d like to see the LifterLMS WordPress LMS demo, click here: http://demo.lifterlms.com

A Free Gift for You …

medium_Chris_Badgett_drinking_a_coconutIf you made it this far in this post, it’s obvious you’re committed to creating impact in the lives of others with your material and income for your business as an entrepreneur. Creating a successful WordPress LMS and online course can be difficult to start and get that initial momentum going. Click this link to get instant access to a powerful one-page course planner to uncover your blindspots and make sure you have all the right questions answered. When you spend a few minutes with this download, my goal is to increase the odds of your success as an education entrepreneur exponentially.

WordPress LMS Plugin lifterLMS | Are You an Early Adopter?

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I’m really proud to announce to you the release of my WordPress LMS plugin called lifterLMS. This is a group effort with the talented team at codeBOX. We’ve released it on the open market for 6 days. You will no longer be able to purchase lifterLMS after Monday November 3 at midnight.

We will put it back on the market in January 2015.

We are releasing lifterLMS for a short period to get the most engaged users on board and evolve the feature set with this tight knit group of early adopters.

If you are interested in joining this group of innovators, click here to get a personal or developers license of lifterLMS.

lifterLMS Features Available Now

 

LMS & eLearning Features

Organize Your LMS – Easily create an unlimited number of courses, sections, and lessons.

Modern Admin Interface – Intuitive course creation interface with drag and drop lesson capabilities for easy organization

Ready for any Medium – Create video lessons, audio lessons, text­based lessons, downloads, or any combination

Test Your Students – Quizzes and assignments with automatic or manual grading coming soon …

Certificates – Automatically issue custom, printable certificates upon completion of course material

Time Your Content – Drip­feed your course content, create prerequisites, or leave it wide open

Track and Visualize Student Progress – Built­-in e­learning analytics and reporting coming soon …

Engage Your Students – Course discussions area coming soon …

Google Hangouts & Live Events – Live events management and Google Hangouts integration to create blended learning experiences coming soon …

Ecommerce Features

Native Shopping Cart Included – Built in shopping cart designed specifically to the needs of a LMS website with no third party shopping carts required

Choose Your Payment Type – Sell your courses for a one­time price or offer subscription payments

Watch Your Sales Grow – Track your sales and income with built in ecommerce order tracking

Payment Gateways – Works with Paypal out of the box, including subscriptions + Stripe credit card processing and more coming soon …

WooCommerce Option – One click setting available to integrate with WooCommerce if you want to use their system and extensions

Discounts and Promotions – Custom coupon system for your promotion needs coming soon …

Membership Site Features

Advanced Restriction Settings – Create and sell unlimited membership levels to protect the whole site or specific groups of

Intuitive Member Management – Intuitive admin interface for creating and managing membership levels and related restricted access

Front­end Profiles and User Panels – Students will never have to log into WordPress. They will have custom student dashboards.

Engagement Features

Advanced Automated Emails – Easily set up personalized automated instant or time delayed emails to go out based on user action

Rengagement – Send pre­crafted personalized emails to users who have not logged into your LMS in a timeframe you select

Awards – Reward students for course progress and completion with certificates, achievements, and gamification to your LMS

lifterLMS General Features

Theme Agnostic – Works with any well coded WordPress theme so you can customize the look and feel to your heart’s content.

Responsive – Mobile responsive, device agnostic design.

Unprecedented Support – Responsive high level support direct from the talented team who created the WordPress LMS

lifterLMS Demo Video

Check out the lifterLMS demo video my business partner Joshua Millage made …

How to Build a WordPress LMS with lifterLMS

We also have more videos that show you how to build an online courses website with lifterLMS. Click here to take the course on how to build a WordPress powered learning management system with lifterLMS.

>> Click here to grab your copy of lifterLMS <<

A Free Gift for You …

medium_Chris_Badgett_drinking_a_coconutIf you made it this far in this post, it’s obvious you’re committed to creating impact in the lives of others with your material and income for your business as an entrepreneur. Creating a successful WordPress LMS and online course can be difficult to start and get that initial momentum going. Click this link to get instant access to a powerful one-page course planner to uncover your blindspots and make sure you have all the right questions answered. When you spend a few minutes with this download, my goal is to increase the odds of your success as an education entrepreneur exponentially.

How to Pick a WordPress LMS Theme

In this video we talk about how to pick a WordPress LMS theme. At the end of the day we believe WordPress themes should be primarily for design and plugins should be used for additional functionality.

Recommended WordPress Themes for WordPress LMS plugins like lifterLMS

Genesis powered themes from Studiopress: http://www.studiopress.com/

Woo Themes: http://www.woothemes.com/

Twenty Twelve (free): https://wordpress.org/themes/twentytwelve

A Free Gift for You …

medium_Chris_Badgett_drinking_a_coconutIf you made it this far in this post, it’s obvious you’re committed to creating impact in the lives of others with your material and income for your business as an entrepreneur. Creating a successful WordPress LMS and online course can be difficult to start and get that initial momentum going. Click this link to get instant access to a powerful one-page course planner to uncover your blindspots and make sure you have all the right questions answered. When you spend a few minutes with this download, my goal is to increase the odds of your success as an education entrepreneur exponentially.