There is nothing like having the right tool when you need it. You’ll have plenty of choices for where to host your online course after you build it.
Where to host your online course
You can host on your site. I’ve done that and it’s a bit of a bear. I used Memberpress and although I consider myself pretty tech savvy I just couldn’t understand it well enough. Loading course materials was a chore.
Years ago I used Membergate which is the Escalade of course platforms. They do the entire set up, even the design, and adding materials is as easy as using WordPress. But there is a steep learning curve and the owner is, well, not a nice guy.
I looked at Teachable but thought $39/month was expensive for just a container to hold the course and get payment.
I did host on Udemy (and still do because once your material is up you can’t remove it). They have a very robust teacher community, a conference and their own marketplace to share your course. I like them but don’t engage once they started selling my course for $10.
So, where am I hosting my courses you might be asking?
Membervault to great for hosting your course!
The couple who created it are super responsive and sweet. Mike has saved my bacon a couple of times.
It’s easy to learn and use. Best of all, there is plenty of marketing advice. The way it is designed your free material prompts visitors to buy from you. Gotta love that. There’s also gamification so that your students stay engaged. Can you tell I love it??
Did I mention it’s free? Yup. You get all the feature free up to 100 users I think. Then, it’s pay. I use the free version.
PS I’ll be interviewing Janet Kafadar known as the Course Midwife in my group the Intentional Lawyers Club. You’re welcome to join and hear her answer frequently asked questions like ‘how long is too long?’
* Yes, this is an affiliate link. MV is free but should you upgrade to pay, I’ll get a little sumptin’. Think of it as buying me a beer 🙂