How To Create An Online Course Membership Website With WordPress

Do you want to create an online course to share your knowledge and skills with the world?

But have no idea on how to do it and have been quoted a bomb by some website development company, then keep reading and find a simple solution by watching this video.

With the help of WordPress, you can create your online course membership website free of cost.

It’s not hard when you follow this training.

How To Create An Online Course Membership Website With WordPress Free

Transcripts of the Video:

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today is an exciting day and I am so
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excited for you my name is Adam and my
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website is WKF comm and I teach
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non-techies how to use WordPress how to
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build amazing online presences how to
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build an amazing website to have greater
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impact through being online and being
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exposed to the world and we have an
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exciting adventure to go through
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together right now on this video it’s
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going to be a long video but it is going
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to be so worth your wild it’s actually
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pretty crazy that I’m even doing this so
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I have courses on my website in this
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video I’m going to teach you how to do
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the very same thing
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I have over 12 courses on my website
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here packed with valuable content and
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these courses are helping people but
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this video is not about my courses and
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me helping people this video is about
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you having courses and you helping
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people with your very own website I have
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put together the second version of my
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online learning management system
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website that I’m going to show you
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step-by-step how to have for yourself in
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this video and I have got to say this is
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the most beautiful template that I have
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ever put together the most detailed
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video on exactly how to do it that I
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have ever put together and this is why
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I’m excited for you so before I show you
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the layout I want to first tell you that
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I put together not one layout but three
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homepage designs for you I wanted a very
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stylish design very much using all of
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the modern design trends a more
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traditional design that has some
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feminine colors and I also took that
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same design and put more masculine
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colors on it but the best thing is is
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through this video and what you’re going
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to learn you can make your site look
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however you want it
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look so without me continuing to ramble
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on let me show you exactly what I have
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for you today first this is the homepage
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design this is the more design centric
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homepage design now everything can be
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changed every image all the text using
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an easy-to-use front and builder that
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just so happens to cost nothing it’s
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going to be free to you and everything
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could be changed and when you scroll
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down I put so much effort into modern
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design elements here with using drop
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shadows very stylish buttons we have a
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beautiful testimonial area here I know
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this is a corny image but I just wanted
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to show this beautiful area with this
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different shape on the top and the
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bottom that you can use to talk about
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you and to tell people about you here’s
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where we can highlight the different
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courses with a text image and then it
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alternates right here and right here
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beautiful price grid right here and then
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your final call to action right here at
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the bottom so this is the more stylish
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design and I’m going to show you
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step-by-step how to build this but right
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here is the more traditional design
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right here and this is the masculine
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version of it right there so we have
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this big headline image with a button
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right here we have our four different
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columns with the features of what they
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can learn we have a testimonial area
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here that looks so modern and stylish
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then we have a little highlight here of
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your courses and if you have a
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membership you can promote your
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membership right here on your home page
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as well and finally we have a bit of
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information on you the course creator
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and then some frequently asked questions
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right there here is that same homepage
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but more feminine colors and the color
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schemes already chosen but like I said
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you can change these colors to whatever
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you want them to be after you learn how
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to use this page builder which you’re
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going to learn in this video and so it’s
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the same layout but we have a different
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color scheme here that might appeal to a
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more branded feminine audience and so
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here’s courses the same thing
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highlighting a membership here and we
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have an area about you
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frequently asked question and a final
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call to action at the bottom so you’re
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going to be able to use any of these
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page template designs I already have it
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done for you but I’m actually going to
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show you in this video step by step how
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to create that first high design style
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page template in this video so there’s
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more to this of course there’s the
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learning experience for your students so
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right here is the course catalog page we
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only have this one course here but in
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this video I’m going to show you how to
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create courses in it so we’re going to
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learn all of that in this video this is
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the course catalog page right here is
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the members dashboard and if they’re not
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logged in they’re going to be presented
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with this login screen right here all
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the colors can be changed do not worry
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if you’re a guy and you’re like I don’t
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want these feminine colors on my website
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don’t worry because you’re going to
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learn how to change it to suit exactly
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what you’re doing your branding your
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colors what your vision is you’re going
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to be able to make this at the end of
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this video look however you want it to
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look right here is the members dashboard
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when they are actually logged in so they
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can see a list of the courses that
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they’re enrolled in and then jump back
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in to where they left off they’ve got a
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listing for their courses right here
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they can edit their account information
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there’s a voucher system that I’ll
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explain briefly in this video order
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history and then they can also of course
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sign out now here is what a course page
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would look like you can have this
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beautiful image here or you can have a
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video telling them about the course and
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then here is on the sidebar you don’t
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have to have this but I have it there a
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listing of all of the lessons and their
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course progress and then as they scroll
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down here’s also a list of lessons that
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are broken down into different sections
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for your students now here’s the best
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part a lot of effort went into creating
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a most beautiful lesson layout so your
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students can have the best most premium
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learning experience on your website here
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is our lesson layout right here we have
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this
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gorgeous large area here for you to put
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the main course content this could be
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videos it could be audio if you are
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using some third-party system to create
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interactive lessons with flash or
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something like that anything that you
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want you can embed in this area right
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here and the best part is as well this
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dark color in the background here you’re
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going to be able to make that any color
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that you want so this could be a truly
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unique experience for your website and
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for your branding here is the lesson
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content right there and your students
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will be able to click on this button
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mark this lesson complete and then go to
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the next lesson and here again is that
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syllabus of lessons that they can jump
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back and forth on so here let’s talk
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about how this video is going to work I
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have put a lot of effort to be organized
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in this video to be straight to the
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point in this video now invariably
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there’s a chance I might miss something
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if you head over to my website I will
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have all the documentation there as well
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and if there’s anything I might leave
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out I will definitely address it in
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there in a frequently asked questions
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section there is a description area of
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this YouTube video that will have that
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link also in the description area of
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this video I will have everything broken
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down by timecode so your going to easily
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be able to jump back and forth back and
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forth in this video to make it easy if
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there’s an area that you need to go over
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again now the only cost to everything
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we’re going to do in this video
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you do need a web hosting and the only
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other cost is going to be your time your
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effort in your energy to put into this
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and I’m excited for you
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you don’t need to go with one of those
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third-party systems where they’re saying
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this is here and you got to pay $400 a
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month or this right here it’s $1,200 a
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year or this complicated solution over
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there is $500 a year there’s so many
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different learning systems that are
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these hosted solutions where you’re kind
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of locked down into this rigid system
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that you can’t really
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get looking the way that you wanted to
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look you can’t get it to behave the way
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you want it to behave and it’s
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overpriced and then you also can’t
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control if it’s some third party website
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service whether they go out of business
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or not and leave you and your students
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high and dry this is a self-hosted
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WordPress website that you’re going to
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be able to have on your web hosting
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account your customer data is going to
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be yours when someone makes a payment
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all that money goes to you and
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everything you see right here is all
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going to be created very easily using a
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front-end based page builder that is so
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easy to use you’re going to be able to
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take this design and make it look
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exactly how you want it not how I think
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you want it but how you think you wanted
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that’s the problem with a lot of these
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hosted solutions they give you and force
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you into a box of what they think you
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want but now you’re going to be able to
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have exactly what you want and I don’t
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want you to be intimidated at all during
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this process this is something that you
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can do as long as you are willing to
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learn and in this video you’re not going
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to find anyone explaining it in an
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easier non techie way I understand that
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you want to make courses that you could
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sell you’re not wanting to make a
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website you’re not wanting to make a
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learning management system you’re
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wanting to make your content and that’s
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why I have made this process as easy is
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possible now the way this video is going
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to work is first I’m going to show you
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how to order your web hosting account
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and your domain name then I’m going to
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show you how to set up WordPress after
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that I’m going to show you how to create
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these three home pages that I showed you
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however you don’t have to do that if you
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don’t want to you can just install the
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templates and then just tweak things as
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you want however I would encourage you
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to go through it so you can see how easy
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it is to work with this page builder I
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think you’re going to be blown away and
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how easy it’s going to be for you to get
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your website looking exactly how you
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want it to look very stylish and modern
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and ready to convert prospective
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students into students in your course
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then after that we’re going to install
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this learning management system which is
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also free and I’m going to go through
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all the settings and then after that
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we’re going to create a course we’re
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going to create a short three lesson
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course that you can give away for free
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just so that you can see how easy it is
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to create a course and I’m going to
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teach you everything I’m not going to
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leave anything out I’m going to teach
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you how to automatically send your
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students emails when they enroll in the
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course when they complete lessons I’m
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going to show you how to look at the
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analytics and see how your students are
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doing how their progress is in the
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course I’m going to show you how to
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collect payments for your course I am
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going to show you how to create coupons
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for your course if you wanted to I’m not
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going to leave any steps out in this
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video so what are we waiting for let’s
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get started alright so now I want to
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tell you how this is all going to work
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and this is actually how all my videos
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are going to be I’m not going to be in
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them however if you look at any of my
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videos on my channel I’m in every one
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but this is a learning experience here
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and I don’t want to distract I just want
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to show you all the content but I want
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to do just give you an explanation of
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how everything’s going to work so you
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know what to expect in the past I would
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make this long three-hour video and it
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was always hard to find the spot of what
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you were looking for in the video and so
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I’m doing things a little different for
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this video instead of having one video
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I’ve broken it down into more bite-sized
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chunks and I have them as separate
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videos on YouTube and then I have them
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organized as a YouTube playlist now the
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reason I wanted to explain this is
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because you might not be familiar with a
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YouTube playlist and what that is so
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essentially there are a few ways to get
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to this playlist the first and easiest
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way is if you scroll down in this video
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right now there’s this option right here
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that says show more now when you click
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on there it’s going to show some
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information for the video and here is
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the
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link right here it says watch the entire
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playlist and when you click on this even
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though it says my website address it’s
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going to take you there but then it’s
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going to bounce you straight back to
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YouTube into the playlist so all you
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have to do is go ahead and click on that
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and if I have any additional information
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for any of the videos you’ll see in this
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show more area this is also known as the
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video description box and you can see it
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says description right here so just go
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ahead and expand it right there and
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sometimes I will put additional
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information in the comment area there’s
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the ability for me to pin a comment to
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the top and you can go ahead and look
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there I’ll also put a link to the play
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list right there
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now also eventually I’ll add to this
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description box and I’ll have time codes
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for the longer videos that’s where all
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the different parts of the video are
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listed out and there’s a time code and
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you can just click on it and the video
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will just jump straight to that point in
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the video and it might take me a little
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bit of time to get those in there but I
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eventually will get those in there for
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every video in this series now the other
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way to get to the playlist is just to go
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ahead and click on my name right here
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and this will take you to the home for
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my channel here on YouTube this is what
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it’s going to look like right here when
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you go to the home all you have to do is
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click right here where it says playlists
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and you’re going to see all my playlists
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now I’m actually going to organize a lot
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of these and clean them up but it’s
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right here how to create an online
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course website with WordPress and it’s
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the 2017 version right here is the 2016
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version I should go ahead and change the
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name there now when you click on this
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it’s going to take you to this page
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right here and you could just click on
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the first video to start playing it and
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when you do it’s going to look like this
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you’re going to have all the videos here
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on the right and you can just scroll
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down and click to them now here’s the
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thing I’m going to be adding to these
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videos and they’re just going to
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automatically show up in here I thought
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this would be the easiest way to
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separate out this video series into more
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bite-sized chunks so it’s all these
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separate videos that you see here
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on the right side now also if you prefer
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you can watch it all on my website as
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well I’ll have a link to this page on my
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website you can see it looks very
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similar I have the video here and here
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are a list of all the videos and you can
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just click on it and it will start
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playing one of the advantages obviously
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of watching on my website is when you
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scroll you can see the video kind of
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shrinks into the side there and you can
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scroll and start absorbing some of the
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other information there also on my
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website I’ll be adding any additional
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technical notes and frequently asked
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questions and things like that where
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it’s not that easy to put it on youtube
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so you can come here and find it I
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already have the frequently asked
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questions I have links to everything and
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a bunch of information on this page so
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it’s up to you where you want to watch
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these videos also for the products that
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I’m going to be using throughout this
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video course I will have links to them
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all here on this page and I will also
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have links to the support for those
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products so a lot of times people will
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come to me with specific questions and
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I’m more than happy to ask but a lot of
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times those products have their own
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knowledge bases and their own lists of
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support documents with those answers and
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I’ll have all the links to all those
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places here on this page right here and
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you can also leave a comment for me on
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this page I respond to all my comments
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here on my blog and sometimes it’s
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easier to process comments on my blog
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than it is on YouTube but it’s up to you
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you can watch either place and you can
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leave comments at either place so when I
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release the 2016 version of this a lot
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of people were asking me why am I doing
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this why am I giving this away for free
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and honestly I just got to tell you it’s
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kind of in my nature to give to people
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to want to give to people if you were to
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talk to anyone that I’m personal friends
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with or any of my family members my wife
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anyone in my family I’m just one of
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those giving type of people and so
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that’s part of the reason why I’m just
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essentially giving this to you I could
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easily just take this and wrap it up
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into a course that’s on my website and
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charge a hundred dollars or whatever for
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but I’m just going to give it away for
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free to you on YouTube because I really
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want to help people take their knowledge
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and abilities and impact other people
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with that also I really believe that the
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more I give to people what they need the
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more I will in turn get what I need in
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life and that’s just a guiding principle
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that’s good for anyone and lastly if
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you’re to maybe order the hosting that I
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recommend or maybe get the pro version
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of the page builder that I talked about
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I’ll learn a small amount of money which
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is nice as well but if you want to thank
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me here is how you can thank me first
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when you’re on YouTube and you’re here
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on the playlist there’s a share button
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here and you can click on this and it’s
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going to give you a link that you can
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copy and you can use to share on all of
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your social media accounts and I want to
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ask you if you want to thank me can you
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share this with people that you’re
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connected with on Twitter on Facebook on
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LinkedIn just share this out with other
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people that would really help me if
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you’re part of any Facebook groups you
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might bump into me and a bunch of
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Facebook groups I’m on Facebook I’m in a
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ton of Facebook groups and someone’s
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talking about hey how do you have an
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online course and all that kind of stuff
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if you could share this with them it
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would help them and it would help me as
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well another thing that you could do to
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thank me is every video that you watch
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go ahead and click this thumbs up button
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that is what YouTube calls engagement
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and it helps me it helps the video and
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it makes it so more people will get to
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see this video when YouTube sees this
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engagement so far every single video
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please click this I like this button
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this thumbs up button that also will
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help me out another thing you could do
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is engage in the video and that would be
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to leave a comment in the comment
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section on the video so when you scroll
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down on every video there’s a comment
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area right here and what that does is it
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triggers YouTube to show my video to
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other people when people are engaging in
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it people are watching it all the way
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through engaging clicking that thumbs
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that tells YouTube to show this video to
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more people and that is what YouTube
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will do if you do that in these videos
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lastly if you really wanted to you can
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come over to my website and there’s a
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donate button there I really don’t get a
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lot of donations I might get maybe 100
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or 200 dollars per month uh from various
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people that are very grateful for the
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help I’ve given them I’m not saying go
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and give me money if you wanted to I
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know some people will want to and hey I
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appreciate that you can come to my
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website and do that if you don’t have it
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that is fine as well that’s why I just
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wanted to list out these ways that you
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can say thank you and they don’t cost
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you anything and that is to share the
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playlist on social media to talk about
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it if anyone brings up anything having
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to do with online courses you say hey go
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check this guy out he has it all dialed
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in it’s not going to cost you a thing
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you’re going to learn it all from A to Z
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nothing left out also just make sure you
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give me those thumbs ups and engage in
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my videos that is going to help me more
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than you know
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so lastly I want to tell you what to do
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next
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first I need you to subscribe to the
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YouTube channel right now and the reason
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is because I’m going to be constantly
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adding content to this playlist and if
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you’re not subscribed you’re not going
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to be notified that new video content is
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added and this is what I want you to do
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I want you to click on the subscribe
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button now I’m logged in to my channel
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so I can’t subscribe however I have
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another channel right here where I can
21:39
demonstrate it this is actually one of
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my older channels that I’m revitalizing
21:44
and it’s going to be all about creating
21:46
content you actually might want to check
21:48
this out as I start adding videos to it
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but this is how I want you to subscribe
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to my channel the WP crafter channel I’m
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not talking about subscribing to this
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one but you can so you’re going to see
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this subscribe button it’s going to say
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WP crafter and you’re going to see a
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subscribe button I need you to click on
22:05
it and that is going to subscribe you
22:07
but that’s not all this little bell
22:09
right here I need you to click on that
22:11
and it’s going to produce this
22:13
pop-up and I want you to click on this
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check mark that says send me all
22:17
notifications for this channel and then
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click on the Save button
22:22
what that is going to do is tell YouTube
22:25
that when I release a new video that you
22:29
would like an email notification on that
22:32
and this is how I’m going to be able to
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keep in touch with you this is how I’m
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going to be able to get new content out
22:38
to you on the course creator video
22:42
series it’s the only way you’re going to
22:44
know now if you don’t do this you’re
22:45
going to kind of be left out when I
22:48
release more videos on how to do more
22:51
new things I have a few videos planned
22:53
that I’m going to end up creating that
22:56
are just going to make your online
22:57
course that much better and you’re not
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going to want to miss out on that
23:02
awesome video content that I’m going to
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be adding to this playlist next if you
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are in and you’re going to go through
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this process and you are going to create
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an online course website I need you to
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declare it right now I want you to step
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out from the internet shadows and show
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yourself I want you to leave a comment
23:25
below telling me you are in and what
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kind of course you’re going to create or
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you can tell me what is your biggest
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struggle with launching an online course
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I want to hear from you I want you to
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declare to yourself that you’re going to
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do this that you’re going to start this
23:43
process and finish this process and
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finally and finally create the online
23:49
course that you’ve had in your head for
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so long but you didn’t know practically
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how to start and how to get to the
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finish line and that’s what I’m going to
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help you to do I’m going to help you
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start and finish this process I’m going
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to stick with you every step of the way
24:04
but I need you to declare it I need you
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to decide that you’re going to do this
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and so right now I want you to say that
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you are in I want you to leave a comment
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say that you’re in I want to know what
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kind of course you want to create or I
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want to know the biggest struggle that
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you are facing I am so excited and
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privileged to be able
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go on this journey with you I look
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forward to getting to know your name and
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getting to know you if you leave a
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comment I’m going to reply so I want you
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to raise your hand right now and say
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that you’re in
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you
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