A great way to increase your blog income is to create courses, E-books, and other similar products to sell. There are many different platforms with different options and capabilities. You can also create a full-on membership platform to create a more intimate community for your followers. Below are some of the top LMS (course creation) and membership tools and resources.
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LMS & COURSE CREATION RESOURCES
Teachable – Teachable is a very easy-to-use platform for creating and selling courses, E-books, as well as for selling other downloadable media. You can get started for free and check it out! It also enables you to create your own affiliate program so others can earn a commission for promoting your courses and products! I use Teachable for my Girl Bosses Rock Academy courses!
Thinkific – This is another great program for creating online courses. They also provide a ton of video tutorials and webinars to help you with creating your courses and how to improve your marketing strategy for them. Try them out for free!
Course Craft – Whether you're a course-building newbie or an expert entrepreneur, Course Craft makes it a breeze to get up and running with your online course. Try Course Craft for free and see for yourself!
SkillShare – Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. Try it out now!
Udemy – Teach what you know, or teach what you love. You can create a course on almost anything. Millions of students are waiting, eager to learn and we’re here to help you make it happen.
Zapier – You will need the Zapier integration to connect your teaching platform to other things like your email, e-commerce, etc. These integrations are necessary to easily add your students to automated email sequences outside of the course platform.
Creating a membership site can get a bit overwhelming for sure. It can also be the next perfect step for you and your blogging journey. Here are some awesome resources and tools to help you get your membership site up and running without all the grey hair!
The Membership Site Academy – This is the ultimate in membership site learning! You will get access to a free membership theme, tons of video tutorials and courses, live webinars, and more! Membership is paid monthly or you can get a discount for paying annually.
Membership Training Courses – Everything you need to create and manage your membership site.
The Membership Guys – Lots of great information to help you get started with your membership site.
Whether you are running your membership from your current blog or creating an entirely new website, you'll need a plugin to make it work. Here are some of the top membership plugins for WordPress.
MemberPress – This is a wonderful WordPress plugin for creating a membership site from your WordPress dashboard.
MemberMouse – an easy to use WordPress membership plugin that allows you to sell products, subscriptions and memberships, set up a password protected member's area, offer 1-click upsells and downsells, manage customers, automate customer service, track critical retention metrics and more. No matter where you're starting from, MemberMouse has the power you need to maximize revenue and get your business running like a well-oiled machine. Try it for free!