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As more and more business owners are moving some or all of their services and programs online, they face numerous questions and challenges. One of the questions that I most frequently get is which online platform should they use to host their online courses.
Last week I did a Facebook live show on this topic and introduced three of my favorite platforms for hosting online courses. I explained the criteria that I use to make a decision as to which platform is best for a user. To help make this decision easier, I’ve developed a system where I categorize online platforms into three levels. Below is a quick summary of what I shared on the Facebook live show. Click below if you’d like to watch the full video replay!
Level 1 (ex. Thinkific)
This is often a person’s first entry into building courses online. There are many options in this category and most of the programs are very similar in their features. When selecting a Level 1 online platform, the following criteria frequently come into play…
Level 2 (ex. Kajabi)
Level 2 programs have more online features that help you run and grow your online business in addition to hosting online courses. Because they have more features, however, they typically cost more than the Level 1 programs and take a bit more time to learn. These programs are frequently “all-in-one” programs and are frequently worth the added expense because you don’t have to invest in a bunch of other programs to run your online business. Here are some key aspects frequently found with Level 2 programs…
Level 3 (ex. Global Experts Accelerator)
Level 3 programs can consist of platforms for hosting online courses in addition to “all-in-one” platforms that help you run your online business. The key difference between Level 3 programs compared to Levels 1 and 2 is that these are “done-for-you” programs. In addition to receiving the online platform, you can get an entire technology team to build your programs for you online and provide online technology support. Some of the benefits for investing in a Level 3 program include…
There are definitely many more programs than the ones I've listed above, but these are my favorites based on my own research and hands-on experience. There really is no "right" or "wrong" choice. Think about your "must have" features, your long term goals, and your budget... then make your decision and get started!