Using the LearnWorlds platform you have the opportunity to pre-sell your course meaning learners can enroll and then wait for the full course content to be published. In this way, you can determine the popularity of your course beforehand. A good strategy is to sell your course with a discount during the pre-sell phase and change the price when it is fully released, making the course more attractive for pre-sell.
Here are some easy steps you have to follow to start pre-selling your course.
1 Click on the "Create course" button to create your first pre-selling course.
2 Select a Course Title...
...and a course URL. We recommend to use a keyword in your course title such as "Presell" so your learners are aware that this is not yet the full version of the course.
3 Then, click on the access type of your course.
4 Now set a price for your pre-sell course. Choose the paid option so your learners can start enrolling and set as Starting price the price that the course will be under once it is ready and as a Discount price the price for those who will enroll before the official release date.
5 Add an image representing your course and fill in the description before moving forward.
6 You are ready to publish your first PreSell course. Just click the "OK, I am done" button to finish.
Concerning the content of your course, it is recommended to upload an introductory video so your learners will be informed about the course.
Or you can leave it blank. Either way, don't forget to hit that "Save" button for every change you make.
When the time comes to release just upload the full content of your course and change the price to the full price (by turning off the discount option).
The learners already enrolled in the course during the pre-sell period will now have full access and the new learners will have to pay the full price to access your course.
Preparing your course material for a Pre-sell course, you can set the Sections to Draft mode. We suggest that you set the first section to Free so that every user can see an Introduction of your course!
In case you want to set a drip-feed for your course as well, setting the first section to free prevents students from seeing an error 404 on their end when visiting the course player (as courses with all sections set to both drip and Draft cause the course player to display a 404 error message)
And that's it! You are now ready to pre-sell your course!