December 5th, 2017 LearnDash Tips

Do you have a blog? What about videos? Then you can make a video course in as little as 5 minutes!

It is easy to overlook the simple opportunities available to you when you own a website, particularly if you have some educational videos available as well.

There was once a time where it would take weeks to put together a brief video course leveraging your existing assets, but those days are in the past. Using LearnDash, you can create a video course in a matter of minutes by leveraging the content you already have put the time into creating.

Why Create a Video Course?

First, people really enjoy learning by video. It’s one reason why YouTube has become one of the most popular sites that people use today.

But besides the obvious preference of learning by video, another reason is that video courses can be quite valuable for you and your business. You can decide to sell the course, or use the course to capture email addresses (i.e. leads). Videos are an extremely attractive one to your potential customers. They also make for a perfect tripwire offering.

If your website’s aim is to generate business for your services and products then leveraging your existing assets is a good idea.

By way of example, you can use videos on your YouTube channel to spin-up a quick video course and offer it for free on your site in exchange for an email address. Yes, the videos are free on YouTube, but not everyone will be on YouTube looking for them. You increase your views using this method and you also capture leads – and you did all this without having to recreate anything!

Naturally, if you are going to charge for your course then you probably don’t want the videos you use to be on YouTube but instead on a platform with more security controls like VimeoPRO or Wistia. You will also need to supplement the videos with additional text and downloads to increase its value.

Regardless of the strategy you use, LearnDash will make it possible for you to create quick and effective video courses “on the fly”.

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That’s really easy to do. Thanks for the video, Justin.

Thanks Ed, glad you found it useful!

i try to this, but button Take this course not show!

Avatar Thaladsanan

Price can’t be set to ‘open’. If you’re the admin you probably won’t see it either.

I want to create my course and want the following feature using learn dash , please let me know if there’s some feature for that or not ?

=> I want to charge user after first two lessons, or in other words you can say ,user will get first two lessons of the course for free, after then he/she will be charged .

Please let me know if it’s possible or nt with the help of learndash plugin.

Best regards

esse atualização bagunçou tudo. não consigo acertar para subir o vídeo.

Hi – do i need to create my videos independently or are the video creation tools built right inside the Learndash plugin. I’m confused on this point?

Avatar Bryce

Can you also tell me what impact this plugin has generally on the loading/page speed of my website.

Avatar Bryce

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