Smart Course Landing Pages to Help You Build Online Course Sales Funnels FAST

We’ve released yet another Smart Landing Page Set for Thrive Architect — specifically for online course creators — to make the intimidating business of actually launching & selling your online courses, super easy.

Keep reading to learn just how fast this new course landing page set lets you build sales funnels, upsell funnels, webinar funnels and lead generation funnels.

We even included a few templates to help you build a coaching client funnel — so you can create online courses around the lessons you learn from helping people 1-on-1!

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Inside Thrive Architect’s landing page template cloud, you’ll now find 12 + 1 additional smart landing page designs — created specifically for online course creators like you — that are part of our new Smart Online Course set.

You may remember that we previously released the perfect online course sales page template in Thrive Architect based on the massive amount of research we did for our previous sales page teardown post.

And because the original online course sales page template we created was so well received by Thrive Architect users, our designers created an entire set of landing pages based around that original sales page design, including:

  • 12 pre-designed Smart Landing Page Templates (to help you quickly create a range of conversion funnels)
  • 105 pre-designed Smart Page Block Templates (to make the job of customizing the landing page templates even easier)
  • 1 Blank Landing Page Template (so you can rapidly build your own custom online course landing page designs — from scratch)

So are you ready to learn 3 key reasons why you should build your online course funnels with the new Smart Online Course landing pages inside Thrive Architect?

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Reason #1: 12 Tutorialized Landing Page Templates

These 12 beautiful landing page templates were built with the DIY solopreneur in mind.

How's that you ask?

Because each of the online course focused landing page designs available in this set provide you with tutorialized copy.

That means the text displayed when you load a template doubles as your step-by-step instructions for writing landing page copy that converts.

Just follow the instructions to generate your own unique copy, replace the demo visuals with your own content, and quickly go from template to published landing page — in just a couple of minutes.

But exactly what type of landing page designs are included in the Smart Online Course set?

Good question. Within the set, you’ll find a Smart Online Course...

1. Homepage

Still struggling to build a pro-looking homepage for your online course based business? Don’t worry, this template is here to help you fix that fast:

Smart Online Course Homepage

The Homepage template included in the Smart Online Course landing pages. This is a clipped preview of the design.

You can view a full preview of this template design here.

2. Video Sales Page

Do you use sales videos to help sell your online course products? Then this is the template you’re looking for:

Smart Online Course Video Sales Page

The Video Sales Page template included in the Smart Online Course landing page set. This is a clipped preview of the design.

You can view a full demo of this template design here.

3. Image-Driven Sales Page

Or perhaps you rely on more simple images & copy to sell your online course products...

Smart Online Course Image-Driven Sales Page

The Image-Driven Sales Page template included in the Smart Online Course landing page set. This is a clipped preview of the design.

You can view a full preview of this template design here.

4. Course Launch Page

A great way to boost your online course sales is by giving your visitors valuable content related to your online coursefor free — leading up to your product launch day.

To help make executing on that pre-launch content strategy much easier for you, we included this landing page design as well:

Smart Online Course Course Launch Page

The Course Launch Page template included in the Smart Online Course landing page set. This is a clipped preview of the design.

You can view a full preview of this template design here.

5. Upsell Page

Have a smaller, lower-priced online course product you want to add as an upsell in your sales funnel?

Use this template to get that product on the market and boosting your average customer purchase value right now:

Smart Online Course Upsell Page

The Upsell Page template included in the Smart Online Course landing page set. This is a clipped preview of the design.

You can view a full preview of this template design here.

6. Lead Generation Page

Growing a highly engaged email list is mission critical for any online course based business...

That’s why we worked hard to make lead generation even simpler for you with this landing page design:

Smart Online Course Lead Generation Page

The Lead Generation Page template included in the Smart Online Course landing page set. This is a clipped preview of the design.

You can view a full preview of this template design here.

7. Thank You Page

After a visitor purchases your online course, you should not only thank them, but clearly guide your customer towards the next step in your post-purchase experience.

That’s why we included a Thank You Page template inside the Smart Online Course landing page set so your brand will exude professionalism while you can embed any tracking scripts needed to keep your sales analytics tight:

Smart Online Course Thank You Page

The Thank You Page template included in the Smart Online Course landing page set.

You can view a preview of this template design here.

8. Confirmation Page

And because most of the email marketing services out there recommend using 2-step opt-ins to grow your mailing list, we included a confirmation page template in this landing page set to make setting up that kind of lead generation funnel simple:

Smart Online Course Confirmation Page

The Confirmation Page template included in the Smart Online Course landing page set.

You can view a preview of this template design here.

9. Event Reservation Page

If you like to hold live events (either online or in-person), then this landing page template is exactly what you need to promote your gathering and pack the house (be it digital or physical):

Smart Online Course Event Reservation Page

The Event Reservation Page template included in the Smart Online Course landing page set. This is a clipped preview of the design.

You can view a full preview of this template design here.

10. Webinar Signup Page

Of course, online webinars (either live or evergreen) have become an incredible way for online course creators to promote & sell their products.

If you want to do the same, use this landing page template design to get more visitors registered for your online trainings:

Smart Online Course Webinar Signup Page

The Webinar Signup Page template included in the Smart Online Course landing page set.This is a clipped preview of the design.

You can view a full preview of this template design here.

11. Webinar Thank You Page

And don’t forget to use the post-signup thank you page design — built specifically for webinars — to give your attendees all the info they need to show up on time for the start of your event:

Smart Online Course Webinar Thank You Page

The Webinar Thank You Page template included in the Smart Online Course landing page set.

You can view a preview of this template design here.

12. New Client Application Page

And finally, since many online course creators also do online coaching (or consulting), it just made sense to give you a landing page template that helps you grow your 1-on-1 coaching/consulting clientele:

Smart Online Course New Client Application Page

The New Client Application Page template included in the Smart Online Course landing page set. This is a clipped preview of the design.

You can view a full preview of this template design here.

Reason #2: Smart Landing Page Technology For Your Online Course Business

Now you might be asking yourself...  “What makes each of these online course landing page designs smart exactly?”

Well, for these course landing pages, there’s two fundamental features the moniker refers to...

Smart Color Technology

Smart colors inside Thrive Architect landing pages means you can either choose from one of many pre-designed color palettes within the Style Editor tab of the right sidebar to completely transform the look and feel of your landing page in a single click:

One click smart color palette editing

To change your landing page’s smart color palette, simply click on the Style Editor tab in the right sidebar and either choose one of the pre-designed color palettes...

Or you can totally customize your own smart color palette within the Style Editor tab to instantly update your landing page to match your site's brand colors:

Create your own smart color palette in just a few clicks

… or create your own color palette with the custom Style Editor options.

And if you don’t like the custom smart color palette you created, just click the “Reset Active Palette” button to start over:

"Reset Active Pallete" button in the Style Editor tab

Click the “Reset Active Palette” button inside the Style Editor tab of the right sidebar to start customizing your smart color palette over again from the default color settings.

For a complete tutorial on how to efficiently manage your smart color settings across both smart landing pages in Thrive Architect and theme templates inside Thrive Theme Builder, make sure to watch this video all about it:

The Outside-In Principle + Global Colors: The Ultimate Color Customization Combo

Smart Typography Technology

Thrive Architect landing page smart typography technology refers to your ability to completely transform the font stylings of your landing page designs from one easy to manage location.

To access your smart landing page typography settings, just highlight the Page breadcrumb inside the Thrive visual editor, open the Typography tab in the left sidebar, and click on the “Edit landing page typography” button:

Change your entire landing page typography settings in one easy to manage place

To change your landing page’s Smart Typography settings, first highlight the Page breadcrumb, then click on the “Edit landing page typography” button inside the Typography tab of the left sidebar. From there you can style each of the text types as needed and see your changes automatically update across your landing page design.

From there, you’ll have the option to style every type of text element on your landing page including:

  • H1 to H6 headings
  • Paragraph text
  • List text
  • Hyperlink text
  • Blockquote text
  • Plain text
  • Preformatted text

For a complete tutorial on how to efficiently manage your typography settings across both smart landing pages in Thrive Architect and theme templates inside Thrive Theme Builder, make sure to watch this video all about it:

The Outside-In Principle: Time Saving Tips for Setting Up Headings and Fonts

Reason #3: 105 New Smart Page Block Designs

The Smart Online Course landing page set also gives you 105 smart page block templates built specifically to help you customize your online course landing page designs.

Customize pre-designed Smart Online Course landing page designs with Page Block templates

To customize your course landing pages with Smart Online Course Page Block designs, first add a Block element to the Thrive visual editor window, filter for the design category you’re looking for, and select the best Page Block template for the job.

To make it easier to navigate the 105 Page Block designs available, you can filter them based on 17 different design categories each of the templates has been assigned to:

  1. Hero Area
  2. Text/Content
  3. Benefits & Features
  4. List Content
  5. Steps
  6. Lead Generation
  7. Testimonials
  8. About
  9. Product Highlight
  10. Pricing Table
  11. Call to Action
  12. FAQ
  13. Statistics
  14. Contact
  15. Illustrated List
  16. Articles
  17. Team

Just open the Page Block template library by dragging & dropping a Block element inside the Thrive visual editor window, filter for the design category you're looking for, and select the best Page Block template for the job.

And because each of these online course Page Block templates is also smart, they will automatically inherit your landing page smart color and smart typography settings too!

Create Your Own Online Course Landing Page Design — From Scratch!

Of course, if none of the 12 pre-designed Smart Online Course designs fit a particular landing page need you have, you can also build your ownfrom scratch — using a combination of the Smart Online Course Page Block designs on the Blank Page design:

Build your own Smart Online Course landing page template design from scratch with Page Block templates

The Blank Page template included in the Smart Online Course landing page set.

Just load the Blank Smart Online Course template, drag & drop a Block element into the Thrive visual editor window (or click on the blue “Add A Page Block” button) to open the Page Block template cloud, and get started adding as many page block designs as you need to build your own custom course landing page.

From there, just modify each Page Block's tutorialized copy, replace the demo content with your own, and you’ll have a publish ready landing page for your online course funnel faster — and cheaper — than you can create a Fiverr ad to hire a marketing pro to do the work for you!

Don’t Have an Online Course Yet? Here’s How the Smart Online Course Landing Page Set Can Help…

If you’re an aspiring online course creator who doesn’t know how to get started building your first online course, you’ll find a few landing page templates inside the Smart Online Course landing page set that will help you get started.

The truth is that many online course creators begin their journey as online coaches.

That’s because coaching is a great way to:

  • Understand what the problems people interested in your realm of expertise are currently facing...
  • Figure out effective ways to help people overcome these problems, and...
  • See if people will actually pay you for the expertise you’re trying to sell them.

The lessons you learn helping your coaching clients achieve their desired outcomes can then be transformed into an online course product you can begin to sell at scale.

And that’s why we included the New Client Application Page template as well as the Confirmation Page template in this course landing page set. We wanted to make the work of creating your own new coaching client conversion funnel super simple.

Check out the video above and watch to the end to learn more about how to get this type of coaching client funnel set up on your WordPress site in no time.

Your Turn to Teach

So what do you think of the Smart Online Course landing page set now available inside Thrive Architect?

Is it going to make your life easier when it comes to creating sales funnels, webinar funnels, lead gen funnels and even new coaching client funnels for your online course based business?

Go ahead and start customizing these Smart Online Course landing page templates for your own unique needs and let me know your thoughts about them in the comments section below!

Author: Matt Totten

Matt's a geologist turned online marketer and digital nomad. He's a Modern Manimal on a mission to cultivate a wild lifestyle – by design. When away from his tech, you can find him studying movement through practices like Aikido, AcroYoga and Barefoot Running.

  • Leigh Johnson says:

    Yeah! I’ve recently been tempted to buy yet another application (ThriveCart) because of its sales funnel function. However, I already have my existing course on Thrive Apprentice and use SendOwl for my cart. But I really don’t want to spend any more money. So this is perfect timing.???? I’ll be using these for my latest course sales funnel and will let you know how it goes. Thanks!

    • Matt says:

      That’s great to hear Leigh… we’d love to hear how these Smart Online Course landing page templates work out for you when it comes to building your sales funnel.

  • Adam says:

    Some nice looking page designs here.

    Great work

    How about a homepage template design for a site that has multiple courses.

    This home page is targeted at only one course.

    Great for a site that only has one course.

    But as we build our sites we will end up having more than one course.

    And I would love some sales pages for Ebooks.

    So how about some templates designed just for Ebooks?

    Anyway great work team, cheers keep it up.

  • Prisqua C says:

    Fantastic. Now, I want to build landing pages just because. 🙂

  • info says:

    Wauv, Thank you so much for keep adding value to us Thrive Members.

  • Stephen B says:

    Hey Matt, loving all the new templates as I used the original sales page template for my online coaching business. I really appreciated that you added links for viewing the entire template right in the article vs me having to load them one at a time in Architect.

    • Matt says:

      Cheers Stephen! Glad the links to each of the landing page designs made it easier for you to look through them. I’ll definitely keep that in mind when showing off our new smart landing page sets in the future.

  • Matt says:

    All we need from you legends at Thrive Themes is a plugin or functionality in Apprentice to process payments for courses or memberships so I don’t have to buy Thrivecart…!

    • Sam says:

      Can we get Thrivethemes to comment on this? This functionality is so much needed

      • Hanne says:

        Hi Sam,
        We are not currently planning on building out our own checkout system. We however made a deep integration with WooCommerce so it’s easy (and free) to start selling your courses.

  • Geoff says:

    Just ‘BRILLIANT!’ – Thanks a million.

  • maryjogremling says:

    This is exactly what I need as I launch my new online course. Great work, Thrive Team! Thanks!

  • Helene Mearing says:

    Oh, WOW, love it… how much time have you just saved me… I’ve just finished my product creation, the next step was to get it all online. This is just the best!
    Thank you so much Matt.

  • Tom Z says:

    Good Timing Matt! Updating and upgrading Thrive Apprentice with these new sets of page templates is very welcome. We are going to use and test them right away in 2 of our e-learning websites for clients.

  • Mary Jaksch says:

    I really enjoyed the video and am pumped about creating a new sales funnel for my courses. The only thing holding me back is that Apprentice still hasn’t had an in-depth repair which would fix the problem of people logging in after their first visit.

  • Renate says:

    LOVE IT!

  • Jorge says:

    Dear Matt. At this point I believe the quality and power of Thrive Themes Suite is only commensurate with the information and parallel advice that they offer us on design, strategies, marketing, tips & tricks. Invaluable everything. We appreciate it from the heart.
    Greetings
    Jorge

  • rasmussen.lykke says:

    I’m a total newbie – but I don’t understand how I can use this set instead of the shapeshift theme in the theme builder?

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