Author: Gerfried

33 Skillshare Success Stories Revealed

Is Teaching on Skillshare Worth It? Skillshare has become a very popular option for teaching online in 2016. Well-known Udemy instructors are now also teaching on Skillshare, and most are successful on both platforms. Getting started on Skillshare is easy, and many newcomers hope to follow in the footsteps of experienced instructors. However, Skillshare revenue figures are hard to come by, and success factors on Skillshare are still a well-kept secret. Most newcomers hope to understand the platform and its potential better before getting started: Which factors contribute to success on Skillshare? How much time do you need to...

Read More

Create Better Slides in No Time – with Slidebot.io

Presenting is part of your daily business, but you hate creating slides? You’re an online instructor, public speaker or need to present at board meetings, but an empty Powerpoint file gives you the willies? You’re not alone. Tools like Powerpoint and Keynote have been around for a long time, and web-based alternatives like Google Slides and Visme.co offer interesting alternatives. However, they’re just tools – you’re the slide creator. While a good slide deck can improve a presentation and emphasize key points, creating slides that don’t sabotage your presentation is challenging and can take a huge amount of time....

Read More

Migrating from Mailchimp to ConvertKit

I was recently hired by a fellow online instructor to migrate from Mailchimp to ConvertKit (affiliate link), and then integrate ConvertKit with Teachable and WordPress. Setting up the various tools and services is a common challenge that all digital entrepreneurs face. Integrating those services and making sure they work well together significantly adds to the challenge. Online course creators, for example, often need to integrate their website, their teaching platform and their email autoresponder service. If you need an integration done for you, you can hire me! This is the full project report. It is a good example of how migration and...

Read More

Integrating Any Email Autoresponder with Zapier

Introduction Have you tried integrating GetResponse and Zapier, only to find out that GetResponse is a Zapier premium app? Zapier is a natural choice whenever you need to link together two web services that don’t have a direct integration. Zenler recommends Zapier for a number of autoresponders. However, what if you want to connect to a service that isn’t supported by Zapier (or requires a premium app)? Fear not! There’s one wildcard “integration” that solves (almost) everything – and it’s completely free. In this article, we’re going to link Zenler to GetResponse using Zapier. The method outlined should work...

Read More

Platforms for Selling Online Courses Uncovered

Introduction If you want to sell online courses, you’re going to need technology that allows you to host course material such as videos, text and images. Many subject matter experts find the thought of choosing, installing and maintaining their own server software intimidating. Sites like Udemy or Skillshare are well known solutions for online instructors who do not want to deal with technology. However, the terms and conditions of these platforms limit your freedom as an online instructor. Luckily, there are alternatives. This article presents a selection of platforms for selling online courses that won’t limit your freedom while being very...

Read More