Disclaimer: I’m all about the path of least resistance. If you already have a course platform that works for you, do not switch based on anything I share here today. Note, there are no affiliate links in this article.
If you’re looking for a platform to host your online courses, let’s be real, you’re spoiled for choice.
You have 3rd party platforms like Teachable, Thinkific, Kajabi, Karta and MemberVault. Or, you can self-host using WordPress and plugins like MemberPress, LearnDash or LifterLMS.
The options are copious.
Which is why I paid little attention when ThriveCart announced Learn. Their very own course platform!
What is ThriveCart?
Let me backtrack a second for those who are unfamiliar…
ThriveCart is an online shopping cart platform. Used for creating “high converting cart pages, upsells & affiliate campaigns with ease”.
If you’ve ever stumbled across SamCart, the two are very similar. But ThriveCart has a very attractive one-off payment price point of $495 (or $690 for the Pro plan).
Since using ThriveCart selling products on my website has never been easier.
I simply set up a ThriveCart checkout page and either embed it onsite or link to it via a button. There’s no need for horrible, clunky plugins like WooCommerce. Plus you can enhance your funnels with order bumps and one time offers without struggle.
To me ThriveCart is a no-brainer.
It’s well-maintained and the developers appear to be consistently enhancing the platform’s features. One such example of course being the free addition of Learn!
Exploring ThriveCart Learn
Learn launched at the end of 2021 to a lot of buzz and excitement.
I saw raving reviews, as well as users expressing a few frustrations (to be expected with any new platform).
But, as I already have Tech Made Simple built on WordPress – Learn seemed surplus to my requirements.
That is until this week when a random Facebook post inspired me to splinter off some of my content.
I didn’t want to have to create several memberships, rules and thank you pages in MemberPress. (If you’re a MemberPress and LearnDash user you will understand my reluctance). Essentially I was looking for a ‘lazy but neat’ solution and Learn came to mind.
I started to play around with the platform and in less than 45 minutes The Content Creation System was set up. Learn certainly is intuitive and I was able to feel my way through without guidance.
Now, as an entrepreneur who likes things to be quick and easy, I fell in love – hence this article.
Here’s a quick demo showing you how easy it is to set up a course in Learn.
Note: This is not a full ThriveCart demo. I’m only showing you the Learn element.
Now you’ve seen for yourself, let me wrap this up by saying I love how simple yet powerful Learn is.
It provides a good user experience for both the course creator and the student. And you can absolutely hit the ground running, even if you are non-techie.
Update: Within hours of setting up my first course in Learn, I was generating revenue!