Here are my favorite resources to run your online education business.
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by Mike Michalowicz
Is your business profitable? If you’re a business owner, it’s easy to focus on what’s in your bank account instead of profitability. In this book, Mike shares his method for assessing your business’s financial health and making profit a habit. I’m really enjoying it so far!
Tool of the Month
Do you offer a mix of courses and services? Then, you probably have a million tools to manage your contracts, client onboarding documents, invoices, etc. I know I did.
Now I only use one tool: Dubsado. It not only puts everything in one place, but it's also saved me countless hours of admin time. Everything is completely automated, templatized, and organized.
Email Service Providers
Webinars & Workshops
Crowdcast is my number one choice for webinars and workshops. Period. And I've used nearly a dozen. Plus their customer support is amazing. It's paid, so if you're looking for a free webinar solution, consider Google Hangouts. The engagement features built into Crowdcast will be a game-changer for your webinars and workshops. Check 'em out!
If you're looking for a non-browser based video conferencing solution, you can't go wrong with Zoom. It's got tons of education features, like breakout rooms and whiteboards. It works well in low-bandwidth situations. Plus the pricing is incredibly reasonable.
Quizzes & Surveys
Want to create surveys that get a response? Use Typeform. You can create surveys, simple quizzes, applications—you name it! Plus, it integrates with several email tools.
Screencasts & 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)