Top 10 Tools for Online Course Creators
These are the top 10 tools, software, and products I use every day for my online course business. These are all tools I was personally using and happy with before I started endorsing them or earning a commission on them when you sign up for them.
*Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
Why I use it: The best thing about ClickFunnels is it can do so many things in one software platform: landing pages, order forms, funnels, your membership site itself. I’ve been using ClickFunnels for Piano In 21 Days since 2015 and it’s my top online course tool.
Bonus you get when you sign up with my affiliate link: Over $1,000 in templates that I personally made as well as my course “ClickFunnels for Course Creators”.
Why I use it: I’ve tried all the email autoresponders out there and ActiveCampaign combines just the right amount of user-friendliness and advanced features. Emails are super important for online course businesses so you need a good email autoresponder.
Bonus you get when you sign up with my affiliate link: My exact email templates and automation that has produced 7 figures in sales for Piano In 21 Days.
Why I use it: To eliminate any fear in the student that I’m not real or that I don’t care about them. So much of my sales funnel is automated it’s nice to have this personal touch. Bonjoro makes it so easy to send a short video to my customers.
Bonus you get when you sign up with my affiliate link: The script you can use to onboard your customers. And another script you can use when just starting out to send Bonjoros to those that optin to your email list.
Why I use it: to free up my time and make sure things run smoothly. Zapier allows me to automate so many things that would be a manual process otherwise.
Bonus you get when you sign up with my affiliate link: Zapier does not have an affiliate program.
#5: Deadline Funnel
Why I use it: Deadline Funnel is the glue that holds my evergreen funnel together. It’s a huge piece to the machine. And the best part? It never breaks. It just keeps chugging along day after day helping me bring in multiple sales a day. Evergreen funnels have so many advantages over launching just a couple times a year.
Bonus you get when you sign up with my affiliate link: A course on how to setup Deadline Funnel and I’ll pull back the curtain on my Piano In 21 Days setup.
Why I use it: to provide a personalized experience to website visitors and present the right offer to everyone.
Bonus you get when you sign up with my affiliate link: My course on how to setup RightMessage for Course Creators.
Why I use it: adds a nice personal touch, yet still automated. Everyone who joins my email list gets an image like this in the first email I send (yes, the name is personalized automatically):
Why I use it: I need accounting software and this is the best combination of ease and features I’ve found.
Bonus you get when you sign up with my affiliate link: My accounting for course creators course and guide on how to properly connect Stripe to Freshbooks.
Why I use it: I find in many situations it’s easier to communicate with a video instead of text.
#10: The Online Course Accelerator
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