Online courses are an amazing way for educators to increase their income. But, how do educators keep students on track with their courses? And how do they encourage a strong sense of community?
Welcome to Anomalous Educator, where each week award-winning entrepreneur Ray Blakney sets out to explore the world of education and online business with the help of successful professionals.
If you’re an educator, entrepreneur or someone who wants to improve people’s lives whilst having your own freedom, then this podcast is for you.
In this episode of The Anomalous Educator, Ray is getting all the insider tactics surrounding online courses from the CEO of WP Elevation, Troy Dean.
After realizing the shocking fact that he was highly unemployable, Troy knew he was meant for greater entrepreneurial things. As he dipped his feet into different career waters, he found himself consulting and doing IT training. He also dabbled in commercial voiceovers, website building and design before finally finding his niche- WordPress widgets.
As his business became more popular, people began flooding him with questions. The questions were more about the daily running of his business than the products he was selling. From how he employed people to how he wrote proposals, he knew that the next path of his career was to help. That’s when his online course company WP Elevation was born.
At WP Elevation, Tony and his team help agencies and freelancers grow their recurring revenue so they can build a business they love. They’ve created step-by-step courses and built a nurturing community, for anyone who enrolls and beyond.
In this enlightening conversation, Troy gives us the secret keys to building your online community while keeping your community members engaged. Ray also discovers how Troy became the voice of Cadbury Eggs.
Also Within this Episode:
- How Troy became an online entrepreneur and speaker
- Why we should all consider breaking out of the system
- The satisfaction of teaching
- Why you need to analyze your engagement rate
- How you can build touchpoints into your courses
- How to identify the milestones your students should hit
- Using multimedia to keep students engaged
- How you can build a stronger community
- The value of social proof and case studies