Save money and create an ultra-stylish classroom by hosting your e-course on your own Squarespace website!
Knowing where to host an online course can quickly become a confusing & costly exercise. When I created Squarespace 101 I did a lot of research and if you haven't read it yet I highly recommend checking out my blog post here. I came to the conclusion that I really loved the idea of hosting my course on my own website!
Why I love hosting my courses on Squarespace:
- NO FEES for 3rd party hosting services or membership functionality.
- YOUR STUDENTS WILL LOVE IT. It’s a stylish and well organized classroom.
- BRAND CONSISTENCY. Because you are using your own fonts, colors and design.
- CONVENIENT. Your students only need to know one place: your website.
- SECURE. Your course content is protected by the built-in password system.
- BEAUTIFUL. Take full advantage of all of Squarespace’s gorgeous styling options.
- EASY. No need to learn a new system, you already know Squarespace & your website!
- SEAMLESS. Selling through Squarespace is easy on Business and higher plans.
- PAYMENT OPTIONS. Your customers can pay by credit card or PayPal.
- GREAT SUPPORT. You can contact customer support 24/7 and they are wonderful!
Why they love it!
Because Squarespace does not have a membership functionality I am using a password protected blog, custom CSS, code injection and Zapier to set up an online classroom and to provide an automated and seamless sign-up process. I share my method in easy-to-follow step-by-step videos and instructions.
1. Get Started
We look at evergreen vs. drip-feed courses, our Squarespace templates and add the course blog.
2. Configure the Blog
Where we turn a password protected blog into an online classrooms and remove blog specific meta data.
3. Payment Flow
Where the magic happens! I show you step-by-step how to automate the payment flow so your students receive the welcome email with the login info after purchasing your course.
4. Add your Content
How to make videos private and embed them using Vimeo. Plus tips for styling your lessons.