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How To Create a Wordpress Membership Site With ZippyCourses

This course walks through a live Wordpress member site using the ZippyCourses Wordpress Plugin
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*Updated October 2016*

Wordpress is a widely known platform which can also be utilized for building membership sites.

This course covers a walk through of setting up and using the ZippyCourses membership plugin for Wordpress.

Why take this course?

If you ever considered building your own membership site, this is the perfect course for you to explore the ZippyCourses plugin and get a full understanding of it's functionality.

I take the time to:

  • Walk you through setting up ZippyCourses.
  • Show you why ZippyCourses is a good choice for Wordpress membership sites.
  • Show you how to create units, lessons, configure pricing, email marketing & more.
  • Show you how to setup a sales page for your ZippyCourses membership site
  • Discuss principles of "mini courses" and how you can use these to validate your course ideas.

I even walk you through my own ZippyCourses membership site!

it's a great way to get an understanding if this plugin is right for your course.

I've also included an entire section on marketing ideas you can use to market your course once it's complete.

Who is the target audience?
  • You should take this course if you are interested in marketing a membership course with Wordpress
  • You should not take this course if you are not willing to invest the time it takes to build out a membership site.
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What Will I Learn?
Setup the ZippyCourses Wordpress Plugin
Have an understanding of Landing Page Templates
See what a fully built ZippyCourses course looks like
Get ideas on Marketing their course
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  • You will need to own a copy of the ZippyCourses plugin, it is not included with the course
  • You will need a domain and web hosting with a Wordpress website
  • Have a solid idea of what type of course you want to create
Curriculum For This Course
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Intro To The Course
3 Lectures 03:18

I talk about what to expect in this course.

Preview 01:32

Wordpress is a great option for those looking to host courses outside of a marketplace such as Udemy. I explain how you might benefit from this in this video.

Preview 01:35

I explain what you should know if your not someone who has used Wordpress before.

If you are not familiar with Wordpress
What Is ZippyCourses?
5 Lectures 17:26

In this video I explain what the ZippyCourses plugin is.

Preview 02:21

In this video I show the differences between the standard and premium Zippycourses plugin.

Preview 01:30

The overall biggest benefit of ZippyCourses vs. other platforms is the fact that you do not pay any fees on student enrollments.

Preview 01:37

Wordpress Hosting

Wishlist Member and Fedora are a couple other good well known platforms also worth looking at.

Preview 02:57
An Example Membership Site & Branding
2 Lectures 02:46

Check out an example site I am building with ZippyCourses

My Boot Camp Course Made with ZippyCourses

Before picking your domain, you might want to consider branding your site properly in order to host multiple courses.

Branding Your Site For Future Products
Creating Content For Your Course & Setting It All Up
11 Lectures 25:24

I've included a link to the official documentation which also includes a video on installing the plugin.

Official Documentation

In this video I show you how to add lessons and units.

Adding Lessons and Working with the Plugin

In this video I show you what it looks like to go through the boot camp course as a student.

Viewing a Course From a Student Perspective

I show you how to use the landing page template that comes with ZippyCourses premium.

Using the landing page builder with ZippyCourses

In this video I show you how to setup email settings with Zippycourses.

Email Settings and Email List Setup

In this video I show you what a 'welcome page' looks like to welcome students into the course.

Creating a 'Welcome' Page

YouTube, Vimeo and Wistia are my top 3 choices for video hosting. Overall if you have the budget Wistia is a great option for ZippyCourses. Be aware that some people may decide to "rip" content if you decide to use YouTube.

Comparing Video Hosting Options

In this video I show you how to turn an MP3 into a video file to keep the presentation in Zippycourses consistent.

Adding Audio To Your Course In "Video" Form

I show you how to add PDF's and other files to lessons in your course.

Adding Documents To Your Lessons

Thrive Content Builder is what I used to create the home page on ZippyCourses. I highly recommend it vs. the standard landing page template that comes with ZippyCourses premium.

Adding a high quality sales page with Thrive Themes

I show you how to modify pricing options in ZippyCourses.

Working with Price Options
Building a mini-course for gauging interest
2 Lectures 04:34

If you purchase ZippyCourses premium Derek includes some additional info on building mini-courses and why these are important. In this video I give you an example with a couple courses I have published in Fedora.

Why build a mini course?

In this video I talk about how you can use the default landing page template with ZippyCourses premium to build a list with your mini course.

You can also take a look at my landing page course for other landing page builders.

List Building With Your Mini Courses
Ideas For Marketing Your Course
4 Lectures 10:27

How you can utilize Joint Ventures to market your course.

Joint Ventures for Marketing Your Course

You can use sites such as Muncheye to find fellow affiliates and people marketing courses. I could create a whole course on this topic in of itself but I wanted to touch upon the basics here.

Finding Affiliates

Forum marketing is another great way to promote your course if you choose to.

Forum Marketing

Webinars is one of the best ways to promote your courses. I show a couple resources in this video you can use.

2 Lectures 04:40

Thanks for taking this course! I hope I helped you make a decision if ZippyCourses is a good choice for you based on what I showed you in this course!

Final Words

Bonus: My Success With Freelancing on UpWork
About the Instructor
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I run the online blog No Shame Income where I share what's working for me in the world of online marketing.

I started learning about online marketing as a way to generate additional income, I enjoy connecting with others and helping people achieve their goals.

I have experience with Amazon, eBay, eCommerce, Social Media, SEO, Affiliate Marketing, Podcasting, Lead Generation, Landing Page Design, Wordpress & More.

I have created all kinds of courses on different topics such as Amazon, SEO and starting your own Podcast.

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