Q: I need help launching and marketing my digital online courses and programs…Any advice?
A. Thanks for the note – I missed the chat notification. In terms of advice relative to picking the right online LMS platform – Podia, to my mind – is the best option relative to it’s closest competitors. It has the most features (online courses, digital downloads, real “memberships” with unlimited levels – a great affiliate program, newsletter + email automation, flexible landing pages, and in general, is cool, creative, colorful and a lot of fun to use)
The only online LMS that I prefer for large projects (and also use) is Pathwright.com – but it’s an enterprise grade platform – far more expensive (about $199-$499 a month for what you get with Podia) – and is more suitable for “marketplace” style courses – where you have multiple authors, teachers, content and courses in a community oriented setting.
Marketing your courses, or building an audience, is obviously platform independent/agnostic – brand building and cultivating a community to sell your courses to – is obviously the most important piece of the process. (the online course platform is the smallest piece – but having a great one that empowers your imagination and creativity – is a great piece to have on your side)
I am building a marketplace of courses in the mindfulness and “enlightened” entrepreneurial space wiht a few other partners – so if your courses are a good match for that market – happy to discuss promoting your work on our platform.
(our FB page is here – http://facebook.com/themindfulmarket)
Thanks so much – and happy to help if you need it!