Category Archives for "Build Your Business"

Are Online Courses Still a Good Business Model in 2020 & Beyond?

Are you thinking of launching an online course? Or are you already building an online course business and wondering what the future holds?

There are some big changes happening in the online course landscape. Your chances of surviving and succeeding in this space will depend on whether you understand these changes... and how you respond to them.

In this post, you'll discover the 6 things you need to know about the future of the online course business model and the 1 thing you need to succeed in 2020 and beyond.

How to Get Clients Fast: 15 Actionable Strategies You Can Deploy Today

Ever wish finding new clients worked a bit like getting snacks out of a vending machine? 

You put a dollar in, turn the lever and... tada! 

Out pops a new lead raring to work with you.

No more questions of how to get clients. You just need to put that dollar aside each week. 

Instead — getting clients can often feel like a game of luck, leaving you unsure where to put your time and effort to secure your next gig. 

It doesn’t have to be like that. 

Why?

Because we went ahead and built that new client vending machine for you ;)

We’ve found the 15 best low or no-cost ways to get clients for your consulting, service or freelance business. In this post, we’ll explain how to execute each client acquisition method with detailed step-by-step instructions.

Whether you…

  • Have just started out and are wondering how to find new clients
  • Are struggling with working in the business vs. spending time finding clients
  • Or are looking for a reliable stream of clients now that your business is running well...

...this article is going to be useful for you.

How To Use Membership Plugins With Thrive Apprentice Courses

If you use a membership plugin to protect content on your WordPress site, you might be wondering:

“Can I protect Thrive Apprentice courses with my membership tool?”

You may be surprised to know that Apprentice will already work with many membership pluginsdepending on how they are setup.

We already have deep integrations with MemberMouse, MemberPress, Wishlist Member — and our integration with SendOwl lets you bypass the need for membership tools entirely...

...But this doesn't mean that Thrive Apprentice won't work with your membership plugin!

In this video tutorial, you'll discover a setup that works for other popular tools such as:

  • s2Member
  • Restrict Content Pro
  • Active Member 360
  • Ultimate Membership Pro
  • Memberium
  • aMember

...and many more.

Automate Your Online Scheduling Using a 2-Step Lightbox in Thrive Leads

In a previous Thrive Themes blog post, we explained how you can use a pre-designed landing page template to get your new online coaching clients to book their own “free consult” appointments with you.

Now, I thought my tutorial was a pretty slick example of how you can integrate an automated scheduling tool with Thrive Architect.

But after publishing, one of our readers quickly showed us an even more efficient way to do it by adding Thrive Leads to the mix:

Fitness & Nutrition Coach Stephen Box left us an awesome comment about how he automates his new client scheduling using Thrive Leads.

So are you ready to follow Stephen’s lead and learn how to upgrade your New Coaching Client generation page with a Thrive Leads ThriveBox (a popup lightbox that’s triggered on text, image or button click)?

Awesome sauce! Read on...

How To Automate Your Coaching Client Bookings with Thrive Architect

If you run an online coaching business, you know that scheduling new clients can quickly become a logistics nightmare.

First the client reaches out to work with you by email...

...then you have to reply to their inquiry with all your basic explainer info as well as possible times for them to schedule their initial consult call.

But then they respond saying that the times you suggested aren’t possible — and don't offer any alternatives!

Pretty soon, you find yourself in a time consuming game of email ping-pong before the appointment time gets locked down. But of course the inevitable happens...

said client totally forgets about the call and no shows on you: Rinse. Recycle. Repeat.

If you’re an online coach, this sort of scheduling nightmare needs to become a thing of the past, but how?

The Backwards Pricing Principle for Online Course Creators

How much should you sell your online course for?

This is a difficult question that most online course creators will spend far too much time on.

Choosing a price for your online course is complicated. Too high and you mightn’t get sales, but too low will undervalue your product and limit your earning capacity.

When the ‘cost-per-unit’ of your product is nearly non-existent, how do you choose the right price? It’s not like each new student costs you extra in physical manufacturing costs.

Let’s have a look at some pricing psychology - the Thrive Themes way - to figure out what you should charge for your online course.

Mirror Method Case Study: How One Health Website Segments Its Leads To Boost Engagement

So you managed to launch an opt-in offer on your website that’s working well to convert new visitors into happy email subscribers?

Good job my friend... looks like you made it to the first checkpoint in your journey to lead generation success.

But is that all there is to it?

Do you just sit back and relax now that your email list is finally growing... or is there more you can do to make your list of happy subscribers even more valuable?

Indeed, there is a next step in your lead generation journey and (SPOILER ALERT) it’s called lead segmentation. Read on to learn how you can give your email marketing this boost with a few simple strategies.

The Mirror Method: How to Become a Better Marketer Effortlessly

“Elephant, e-le-phant, c’mon say elephant”

“Elefa”

“Yes! Almost! Elephant.”

This went on for hours, me pointing out an animal in the book and my one-and-a-half-year old niece trying to repeat the names.

By the end of our afternoon together, she learned a few new words all while having fun.

And just as easily and effortlessly as children learn to speak by imitating the grownups, you learn new marketing skills this way too.

We call it “The Mirror Method” 

How To Integrate Thrive Apprentice with SendOwl to Sell Paid Courses

So you've purchased Thrive Apprentice, created a SendOwl account and are eager to start building premium courses to sell on your website...

Awesome!

To get started though, there's a series of not-so-intuitive steps you need to knock out first before the work of crafting your online courses can begin.

We've tried to make each of these steps as intuitive as possible, but integrating with a 3rd party system like SendOwl always poses some limitations. Today's tutorial is here to help you out and make your setup a breeze.

So without further ado, let's get your Thrive Apprentice plugin integrated with SendOwl!

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