How to Design Excellent Onboarding Experiences for New Students

First impressions are everything. The first experiences your students have after signing up for your course are a make-or-break situation. If their excitement of joining your course turns to confusion, overwhelm or disappointment when they get started, then the chances of dropout runs high. As a course creator, your job is more than giving your students “the goods,” […]

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Less Talk. More Action. Get your Ass in the Game and Play!

Are you a teacher who doesn’t teach? An entrepreneur who doesn’t make money… An artist who doesn’t make art… An athlete who doesn’t play… A speaker who doesn’t speak… A writer who doesn’t write… A musician who doesn’t make music… An eCourse creator who doesn’t create courses…? Are you talking more than strategizing? Wishing more […]

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The F-Yeah Formula for Creating an F-Yeah Life and Business

F-YES or F-NO? That is the question… For 13 years I have been consciously crafting my lifestyle and business to align with my deepest, most enthusiastic yes. That’s why I play golf everyday at sunrise. That’s why I got into creating online courses. That’s why I moved to an ocean front home on a beautiful […]

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Our mission and commitment to you, ourselves and the eLearning industry

We entered the online course industry for the same reason as many others… It felt like a golden opportunity to free up our time, make a bunch of money and leverage the work we were already doing in the world. However, as we matured on this journey, our motivations began to shift as well. We […]

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5 ways to elevate student engagement

How many times have you signed up for an online program because you were excited, but then had the disappointing “meh” experience when you started digging in? Perhaps the content was good, but the delivery was a bore. Perhaps the course itself was great, but there was no support in the practical application of the knowledge. […]

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Here’s why it could take 18 months to create a course

“How long will it take me to build my course?” This is one of the most common questions we get asked. Well, what if we told you that it could take you 18-months to create a course that you’re truly proud of? We’re not saying it will. We’re just saying it might… Christy Greenwood, one of […]

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Are your expectations setting you up to fail?

It took me 5 years to feel successful I’ve been designing websites and building online courses for 5 years. I am finally starting to feel like I’m making good progress. Yet, all along the way, I’ve been carrying around the expectation that I can and will be “successful” very soon. It’s always been just over […]

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The surprising secret to building mind-blowing online courses

When you start to seek advice on how to sell more of your stuff, it can be easy to get swept away into the underworld of internet marking culture. We’re constantly blasted with Youtube videos, free webinars, and “hurry up act now!” closing shopping carts, that promise to give us the secret to sell more, More, MORE! …without needing […]

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We changed our business model and pricing. We’re stoked. Here’s why.

It can be so hard to be confident about “the right thing to do” when making certain decisions in our businesses. And the thing is, we only ever find out if a certain decision is the right one or not by trying it. Here at eCourse Adventures, we love experimenting with new ways of doing […]

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How we rapidly increased community engagement through gamification

We had an inspiring conversation with Yu-Kai Chou a few weeks ago. He is one of the top gamification experts in the world. He’s even done a TED talk about it. Yu-kai has created what is called “The Octalysis Gamification Framework.” Gamification is the craft of deriving all the fun and engaging elements found in games […]

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