Updating to Thrive Apprentice 4.0? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Have you heard about Thrive Apprentice 4.0?

It's huge.

We're releasing the update on January 25th 2022, and it will be available to all existing Thrive Apprentice users.

This update releases 3 massive milestone features:

  1. 1
    Products: a digital layer that allows you protect and sell non-course content alongside your courses, allowing you to build entire membership websites.
  2. 2
    Drip for courses: an all powerful drip schedule editor that lets you slow-release your course content an intervals, keeping students engaged for longer.
  3. 3
    Conditional display: a Thrive-wide update that lets you intelligently change blocks of content based on which condition rules your visitors meet.

And even though it's super exciting to see this massive boost of power added to Thrive Apprentice...

...You might be wondering: "Will my existing website change after I update? Do I need to rebuild anything?"

In this article, I'll walk you through exactly what will change on your website – in great detail – so that nothing will surprise you, and you'll feel comfortable and confident with embracing Thrive Apprentice 4.0.

How to Create a Membership Site on WordPress

Given the powerful new membership features available in the upcoming Thrive Apprentice 4.0 update, we felt it was time to explore and share what it really takes to build a profitable membership site on WordPress.

We get it – you want guides, case studies, tips and tricks, and how-to videos on how to create a successful membership site!

All this will come soon as we really explore the new and improved Thrive Apprentice.

But to kick off this membership mania today, let’s look at the basics of what a membership site is, how the business model works, and whether it’s a good fit for your online business.

How to Create a Curriculum That Boosts Online Course Engagement

Let’s set the scene.

You feel like you’re doing everything right to make a knock-out online course. But, it’s met with the digital tumbleweed moment that every online creator dreads. You just can’t rake in the revenue that you feel that your content warrants.

You need to get the upper hand on course creation.

And to do that, you need to know how to create a curriculum.

By doing so, you’ll cash in on the engagement that your content deserves.

Are you ready to seriously transform your online course and teaching strategy into an engaging experience for both you and your students?

In this article, I’ll tap into the structure that a curriculum creates, cover what exactly a curriculum is, and how you can use it to your advantage.

Let’s dive in…

Online Course Design Templates to Help Deliver Your Promised Learning Outcomes

It’s an all too familiar feeling.

You have an idea in your head but when it comes to the execution, it doesn’t quite turn out right. It’s like trying to get dressed in the dark. You’re going in blind and hoping for the best.

To get the result you want, you need to clearly see what you are doing — and when it comes to online courses, that’s making sure you deliver on your promise. Satisfaction, for both you and your students, comes from getting what you expect.

Which is why, with Thrive Apprentice, we have an online course template design. It allows you to deliver content consistently and fast while having room to make customizations at any time without compromising on what your students expect.

Today, we’re going to break down all of the ingredients you’ll need for your online course design template to create a knock-out course for your students.

6 Original Online Course Ideas and Why We Like Them

Want to build an online course, but you’re not sure what it should be about?

Maybe you have some ideas, but you feel pulled in different directions?

Or do you feel that your online course idea has already been done to death, and you’re searching for a way to stand out?

Then this post is for you.

Today, we want to get your mental gears spinning and help you to consider course ideas that might never have been on your radar before for 2022. We’re talking about weird, wacky, quirky, original, different and interesting course ideas that can help your brand stand out from the crowd.

If these 6 course creators can do it, then so can you!

Teachable Alternatives to Build and Grow an Online Course Business

There is no time like the present. 

With the online learning market booming more than ever before, you need the best course building software out there to road map your success.

While many course building platforms restrict your success by being overcrowded, Teachable is a simple in-between that sets you up with beautiful-looking courses inside your own corner of the internet. However, its limited software upgrades have resulted in a dire need for some Teachable alternatives.

Online course builders tap into every area of the online teaching market covering everything from WordPress LMS plugins — that help you build your own website from scratch — to marketplaces with templates that’ll give you a simple course in a matter of clicks.

We’re going to break down the alternatives to Teachable you should be paying attention to so you can build a website you have full control over.

So let’s dive into some Teachable alternatives to build better online courses...

Build a Neil Patel Inspired Blog Post Template for WordPress with Thrive Theme Builder

Ever wanted to take web design inspiration from successful blogs like Neil Patel’s to create your own gorgeous theme templates — but couldn’t because you didn’t know how to code?

Well guess what?

Even non-techies like you can now “steal like an artist” after studying popular site designs by using Thrive Theme Builder’s visual editor.

Watch the video or keep reading to learn how any web design that inspires you to add on your own WordPress website is now easily in your power to build...

200% Improved Page Speed Score? DecPlay Shows You How to Up the Tempo with Project Lightspeed

We’ve always advocated making your website as fast as possible to improve conversion rates, reduce bounce rates, provide a better visitor experience, and encourage better SEO performance.

It’s a proven fact: faster websites = better business.

But this year Google took it to the extreme, by admitting that page load speed now plays a much more profound role in where your website ranks in the search results. Suddenly, business owners everywhere were scrambling to improve their performance and Core Web Vitals score on Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool.

And so we launched Project Lightspeed, a complete optimization of the Thrive toolset with the goal of making your website load as fast as possible.

You’ve also learned how to optimize your images, configure your cache and minify your code, choose faster fonts, lazy load your videos, optimize your assets and much more.

And sure, in a controlled environment with premium caching on a top host, we can produce some mightily impressive results (especially using our new Kwik Theme)!

But what if you don’t have access to a premium cache plugin?

Or an expensive dedicated host?

What if your business is happy using a different theme, like Shapeshift or Ommi?

Can all these new speed features make a difference to a real business like yours?

Let’s find out...

How to Teach Online: A Complete Guide for Beginners

Thinking about transforming your unique knowledge and expertise into a new career teaching online?

For many people just like you, it's proving to be a savvy move.

Online learning has surged in the past few years with an ever growing market for niche teachers. And it's not expected to slow down any time soon with a projected compound annual growth rate globally of 10.3% (reaching a global market size of $457.8 billion by 2026).

But let's be real, educating others isn’t as easy as it first seems.

Teaching online effectively requires striking a fine balance between possessing expertise in your field, technical know-how, and transforming this knowledge into something that can be understood through a refined teaching skillset.

As an expert in your field, the online teaching market provides an opportunity for you to build a successful business helping your audience achieve specialized outcomes.

And because online teaching has broken down the traditional barriers that formal education built, there's no limit to what you can teach. But first, you’ll need to learn how to teach online.

And we’re here to arm you with the tools needed to get started.

So, let’s dive right in…

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