It’s time to talk tools! What works best for online course creation? What are the apps and software I can’t live without? And do other successful course creators use the same tools I do? We are about to find out, because today’s episode is jam-packed with tool reviews, tips on how to integrate different tools, and plenty of insight into what it takes to keep an online course running smoothly.

I only promote things that I actually use.

Jacques Hopkins

With the help of my co-host David and guests Abbey Ashley and Nate Dodson, we covered a lot of ground in this episode. Have fun listening, and don’t forget to check out the numerous links down below!

In This Episode, We Talked About:   

  • (0:49) A fun update on David’s most recent launch
  • (3:19) Some little insights into the world of Jacques, and a recent trip I was able to take while continuing to sell online courses
  • (5:13) Why we love this week’s sponsor
  • (6:51) Introducing today’s topic – top tools for online course creators
  • (8:22) A course update from Abbey Ashley
  • (10:24) An update from Nate Dodson and thoughts on dealing with changes in your team
  • (12:54) ClickFunnels vs other platforms and add-ons
  • (20:00) Email auto-responders – does it matter what you choose?
  • (23:22) How Abbey and I use Bonjoro
  • (27:52) Does Zapier make our lives easier?
  • (31:42) An interesting new tool Abbey’s using
  • (35:00) If not Deadline Funnels, what?
  • (37:51) Sending the Right Message
  • (39:40) What PicSnippets does and why I use it
  • (41:07) Handling bookkeeping
  • (45:20) Video and screen capture tools we love
  • (48:33) Backup tools
  • (49:31) Sending thank you’s to new students
  • (50:50) Abbey’s go-to tool for content planning
  • (52:33) How to ask people for information and feedback
  • (54:12) How to show social proof for your online course
  • (55:17) Managing emails
  • (57:19) Nate’s new video editing tool
  • (57:54) How I’ve set up a remote workstation for a new member of my team
  • (58:44) Getting third-party reviews
  • (1:00:00) How Abbey handles internal communications
  • (1:01:51) To EverWebinar or not to EverWebinar?
  • (1:02:59) How to address issues with late payments from students
  • (1:05:05) Abbey’s upcoming transition from Trello to ClickUp
  • (1:07:54) Two more tools Nate recommends
  • (1:09:11) Something new I’m excited to try
  • (1:10:44) Wrapping up with our guests
  • (1:12:44) Discussing top tools David’s excited about
  • (1:16:11) An offer I’m sharing to help people get started with ClickFunnels
  • (1:18:15) Nate’s update after implementing a tool he learned about during the recording of this interview
  • (1:20:24) A few tool mentions we missed earlier

Whew! That about does it for today. Stay tuned for another great episode coming soon!

Links

Bonjoro Free Trial

Abbey’s Website

Nate’s Website 

ClickFunnels

Teachable

LeadPages

SamCart

ConvertKit

ActiveCampaign

Zapier

Stripe

Freshbooks

GroupFunnels

Deadline Funnels

Right Message

PicSnippets

Quickbooks

Screencast-O-Matic

Loom

Stitch

Backupify

GSuite

Thanks.io

Team Up

Google Forms

TypeForm

Proof

HelpScout

DaVinci Resolve

Shadow.Tech

TrustPilot

Slack

EverWebinar

Stunning.co

Trello

ClickUp

Procss

Doodle

Vanguard Pocket Dateless Planner

Members Pro

Canva

Premiere Pro

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