May has come and gone, and Summer is just around the corner. For a lot of course creators, this is the time to review how your business has been performing so far this year and make the adjustments necessary to keep your momentum up.

We made some massive changes to Thinkific over spring so we’ve been hard at work making the final adjustments on them during May. It’s the perfect time to review all the major updates we’ve made to Thinkific over the last three months.

We’ve also updated all your favorite blog posts and released new free video training that will get you ready to make the best decisions for your business this summer.

New Free Training and Resources

Preparing to scale the mountain

How to scale your business with online courses

If you’re looking back at your online education business and are realizing your growth hasn’t quite taken off like you expected, or have reached a plateau, we’ve got the key to unlocking explosive growth

In this free video training, we’ve covered the #1 reason most entrepreneurs struggle to scale, the top three reasons you should be using online education to grow your business, common myths about educating your market online, and how real people and companies are already using online courses to build their business successfully.

Watch the free video training »

This is the sign you've been looking for

Updated: How to pre-sell your online course

One of the biggest fears and roadblocks course creators face is after having put time, effort, and money into releasing an online course, no one shows up to take it. This only happens when the course creator’s perceived market demand for their product actually never existed at all.

If you’re thinking of launching an online course, make sure to read our guide on how to pre-sell your course to save you time and money. We’ll cover how confirming market demand can save you and your business from a course launch flop every time.

Read the updated guide »

Two people at a meeting, laughing and having a great time!

Upcoming Thinkific Events: Office Hours, Meetups, and more!

Looking for live help? This month we launched office hours! You can join us in our Facebook Group to learn more about using Thinkific, and to get your questions answered live.

We also have live interviews and masterclasses coming up this month and in-person workshops with Thinkific Ambassadors in a city near you!

If you want to learn more about Thinkific events, head over to the Events tab on our Facebook Page!

Explore upcoming Thinkific events »

What’s new to Thinkific?

Students can sign up with Google, Facebook or LinkedIn

Your students almost always have an account with a social media platform, and social sign up is the norm for many people looking to save time on sign up and sign in forms.

When you’re using a Site Builder theme, you can enable the option on your course website to allow students to sign up/in with their social media profiles.

Logging Into a Thinkific Site via LinkedIn Facebook or Google

This saves their and your time on filling out details like first and last name, email addresses and setting passwords. And not to worry, your course website only collects the most crucial information from their profiles.

Learn more here »

 

The best way to build websites just got better

Over the last couple of months, since Site Builder was released, the Thinkific team has been working hard to make all the improvements and upgrades course creators need. Site Builder has revolutionized how online education businesses build websites and if you haven’t tried it yet, we recommend signing up for Thinkific for free and checking it out!

So far, we’ve made some big improvements and fixes, including…

 

More, and better, section options, styles, and content types

Dragging and dropping a landing page section in Site Builder by Thinkific

 

The ability to customize the header buttons

Edit the header button in Site Builder by Thinkific

 

And improved translatability for landing pages built with Site Builder

A Thinkific Student Sign In Form being translated into English, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Russian.

 

Are you ready to get started with Site Builder?

Learn more »

 

 

What’s Happening at Thinkific HQ?

Thinkific co-founder and COO Miranda Lievers at a Women Who Tech Panel

Women Who Tech are disrupting startup culture

We were proud to have Miranda Lievers, the COO & co-founder of Thinkific, as a featured panelist at a recent Women Who Tech event. Women Who Tech is a startup community for women entrepreneurs “disrupting a culture and economy that has made it exceedingly difficult for women entrepreneurs to access capital.”

See the post here »

Alicia Tormey painting in her studio

Alicia Tormey is on fire! Congratulations!

Congratulations to Alicia Tormey, the winner of our Thinkific customer photo contest! Alicia is a fine art painter who teaches encaustic painting. We were inspired by both her stunning photos as well as her story of how teaching has impacted her students and her life!

See the post here »


That’s it for May!

Thanks for reading! We’ll be back next month for another round-up of the best Thinkific has to offer.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we develop features, resources, or what we’ve been up to, don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We’d love to hear from you!