Here are my favorite resources to run your online education business. 

(Heads up: There are some affiliate links on this page. I only share products that I've personally used. Also, most of these offer you a free trial so you can test the waters. If you decide to click, you'll be supporting Zen Courses. Thanks!)

Currently Reading


by Ruth Colvin Clark

You want to create a course or coaching program that gets results, right?

In Building Expertise, you’ll learn research backed instructional methods to do just that. This book is packed with data and information to help you apply, not just read. Definitely one to add to your bookshelf!

Click here to grab your copy!

Tool of the Month


Did you know you have multiple segments in your audience, each with different needs? But your messaging only speaks to one. How do you personalize your message to speak to each segment? With Right Message.

Right Message allows you to personalize the messaging on your site, so you can connect with each audience segment, get more leads, and convert more sales.

Grab your 14-day trial of Right Message!

Course Platforms


Thinkific is my #1 online course platform recommendation. They've been around the longest and have the most learning features for your students. Oh, and did I mention their amazing support?

Want the best teaching and learning features? Go with Thinkific. 

Click here sign up! 


Podia (formerly Coach) a new platform for online entrepreneurs. Sell online courses, memberships and digital downloads all in one place.

Want a simple, easy to use platform & storefront?  

Check out Podia out today!

Email Service Providers



I’ve tried all of the major Email Service Providers and ConvertKit is the only one I recommend for course creators. Need forms? Check. Need automation? Check. Landing pages? Check. Look no further than ConvertKit for your email needs!

Plans range from $29/mo to $79/mo

Sign up here to get 1 month free!

Landing Pages

Leadpages is the only tool I use for landing pages and pop-up opt-in forms. They have tons of professional designs for your landing pages. And now you can even accept payments directly in Leadpages. Highly recommended! 

Click here to get a free 14-day trial.

Webinars & Workshops


Crowdcast is the only platform I use for webinars and workshops. Period. And I've used nearly a dozen. Plus their customer support is amazing. The engagement features built into Crowdcast will be a game-changer for your webinars and workshops. 

Click here to check out Crowdcast!


If you're looking for a non-browser based video conferencing solution, you can't go wrong with Zoom. I use it for all of my client meetings and group sessions. It's got tons of education features, like breakout rooms and whiteboards. Plus the pricing is incredibly reasonable.

Quizzes & Surveys



Typeform is my #1 tool for quizzes and surveys. I use it for audience feedback, online course quizzes—you name it. Typeform integrates with all major email service providers, plus they have free & paid plans for you to choose from. It’s a no-brainer in my book.

Try Typeform for free today & save 10% when you upgrade to a paid plan.

Screencast & Video Editing


If you need to create screencasts, animations or edit your videos, Screenflow is my #1 recommendation. It's incredibly easy to use and directly exports to YouTube and Wistia. At $129 it's a steal. (Mac only)


Another option for screencasting and video editing is Camtasia. It's a bit more pricey ($199), but it also has more features, like green screen. There's a free trial too. (Mac & Windows)

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