It’s official! November is here and Black Friday will soon appear on the horizon.
The biggest shopping event of the year falls on Friday, the 27th of November and it’s the day most people – consumers and retailers alike, have been waiting for.
Consumers worldwide are ready to spend their money on services and products they have been wanting to get their hands on throughout the year. While retailers are going all-in with the hope to increase their sales and hopefully save themselves from bankruptcy.
The episodic year that brought the COVID-19 pandemic had most retailers suffering the most. Because of the current situation, we will see a very different Black Friday as in-store shopping availability is expected to be limited and spending will decrease slightly compared to 2019.
However, companies that have an eCommerce solution in place and the right marketing tools that will allow them to go big on ads will rise to the occasion.
You can easily improve your marketing activities this Black Friday by using the top marketing tools to help you sell more online courses, and, the best part are that all of these integrate seamlessly with LearnWorlds.
Choosing Your Analytics Tools
Without analytics, it becomes impossible to track your marketing efforts and identify audience needs. Google Analytics, Tag Manager, and Facebook Pixel are great tools to have in your inventory:
1Google Analytics & Tag Manager
Google Analytics allows you to calculate your return on investment – ROI and review the results of your marketing efforts. It does so by analyzing your website performance, calculating visitor traffic, and identifying consumer behaviors (clicks, site visits, purchases). Google Analytics offers a comprehensive report on what works – and what doesn’t, in your advertising campaigns, to help you make further improvements either on your site content or ads.
Learn how to integrate Google Analytics to your LearnWorlds school here.
The Google Tag Manager is a free tool that allows you to add and update website tags including conversion tracking, site analytics, and remarketing amongst others. What’s great about it is that it is easy to use as there is no need to edit the website code.
If you are using Facebook Ads, Facebook Pixel is a must-have tool. With it, you can track the actions of people after they see your ads. Once you create a Facebook Pixel and add it to your checkout page, you will be able to see who converts as a result of your ads.
Facebook pixel will improve your ad conversions on Facebook and allow you to run the incredibly effective remarketing campaigns!
P.S. We have a free course on running Facebook Ad Campaigns.
Conducting Live Classes & Webinars
The ability to conduct live classes and webinars can give you a competitive advantage over others. For LearnWorlds users, this is possible through the Zoom integration:
Zoom is the most popular web-conferencing tool in the market and its unparalleled features make it the best of its kind. With it, you can easily schedule and conduct live classes, webinars, video sessions, or just meet with your students online – as part of a group or one-to-one coaching sessions.
Conversion & Lead Capture Tools
Have you thought about how you are going to convince people to buy from you? Apart from coupons, offers, and discounts, you are going to need some robust tools and techniques that will help you engage your target audience.
The following tools are perfectly capable of the job:
SumoMe is a web-based platform that comes with a suite of free online tools you can use to grow your website’s traffic. Such tools can help you capture leads (capture forms) and allows site visitors and your students to share courses using their social media accounts and engage in their community.
Learn how to connect SumoMe with your LearnWorlds school here.
Fomo is a social proof marketing platform that can help you increase conversions. It does so by showing off customer interactions taking place in your LearnWorlds school such as user sign-ups and course purchases. The ‘fomo’ effect which translates to ‘fear of missing out’ is used as a psychological trick to prompt customers to buy a specific product or service.
Learn how to connect FOMO with your LearnWorlds school here.
Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to get an army of sales people, influencers and marketers promote your product for you. They promote your product and get directly a cut from the sales they generate for you.
6LearnWorlds Built-in Affiliate Management
LearnWorlds comes out-of-the-box with an affiliate management software built-in. You can recruit your students as your affiliates or sign up anyone else to sell your product for you. All this without any extra costs!
Read more about our affiliate management tool.
ReferralCandy is one of the best referral program software that you can use if you want to invest in affiliate marketing as part of your marketing strategy. With this tool, you will have the power to leverage the network of your users and encourage them to promote your online courses to their family, friends, and colleagues in return for an extra incentive.
Learn how to connect ReferralCandy with your LearnWorlds school here.
Setting Automated Tasks
As a course business owner, you are more likely to have a lot in your head, but this is the exact reason tools like Zapier and Auth0 exist. They automate tasks to make your life easier and more manageable:
Zapier is an online automation tool that can connect your LearnWorlds school with more than a thousand popular applications! The way it works is quite simple as it allows you to set up your school automated tasks like course enrollments or sending coupons through a ‘zap’ – a blueprint for a task you want to do over and over but you only set once.
Learn how to connect Zapier with your LearnWorlds school here.
Auth0 is a flexible, cloud-based identity platform for developers, that allows them to easily add authentication and authorization services to their applications, eliminating friction and the complexity of APIs and custom development.
Learn how to connect Auth0 with your LearnWorlds school here.
With the LearnWorlds API, you can access our data and get information on various courses, user information, and more. LearnWorlds’ API requires the technical knowledge to use it and if you don’t know how, you will need to hire a developer.
You can access the documentation here.
A Webhook is a way for an app to provide other applications with real-time information. It delivers data to other applications as it happens, which means that you get the data immediately. Learn how you can use webhooks for your LearnWorlds school here.
*Both Webhooks & API, are available on the Learning Center and above plans on LearnWorlds.
Email Marketing Tools
Selling online courses through email marketing offers the best way to communicate and stay connected with your audience. To make it happen though, you will need any of the following email marketing tools:
Mailchimp is an email marketing software that offers complete transparency of campaigns, email tracking, viewing success, and click-through rates, generating custom reports, and managing subscribers. It is suitable for small businesses with simple automation needs and offers an easy way to set up and send newsletters to any email list size.
Learn how to connect Mailchimp with your LearnWorlds school here.
Active Campaign is an integrated email marketing and can double as a small business CRM & sales software. It allows you to design sophisticated, automated marketing processes that save time and generate additional revenue for your company, send newsletters, segment your audience, and personalize every campaign.
AWeber is an email marketing and autoresponder service that can help you communicate more effectively and profitably with prospects and customers. You get access to ready-to-use email templates, list management, autoresponders, and email tracking with detailed insights. It offers live chat, phone, and email support, as well as live webinars and a rich library of how-tos and tutorials.
Learn how to connect Aweber with your LearnWorlds school here.
Convertkit is another powerful marketing automation tool that delivers a simple solution for creating easy forms and drip email campaigns to automatically send emails to new subscribers.
Learn how to connect ConvertKit with your LearnWorlds school here.
Moosend is an email marketing and marketing automation platform that offers features that are powerful as they are easy to use. Through the platform, users can get ready-made templates, a Drag-and-Drop designer that requires no prior knowledge of HTML, and even create landing pages and subscription forms. Moosend offers support to clients of all tiers through email, live chat, and over the phone, as well as a free forever plan for up to 1,000 subscribers.
While there is no direct integration, LearnWorlds platform can use Zapier, an online automation tool, to integrate with Moosend and connect the platform with your LearnWorlds school in no time.
Every online business needs some powerful payment platforms that can deal with the e-commerce process. All of the below payment gateways can be connected to your online school to accept payments for your online courses.
Stripe is a payment processing software (a.k.a. Payment gateway) for e-commerce websites and mobile applications. By connecting your Stripe account to your LearnWorlds school you are able to accept payments from your students for course sales and subscriptions. End-users can pay via their credit cards, bank transfers, and other payment methods.
See how you can connect Stripe with your LearnWorlds school.
Stripe is the best option to connect with LearnWorlds as you unlock subscription payments and payment plans.
Paypal is considered the global leader in online payment solutions. It is an online financial service that allows users to pay for items using a secure internet account. By connecting paypal to your LearnWorlds school you are able to accept payments by more than 340 million users who own Paypal accounts and many times more via credit cards.
See how you can connect PayPal with your LearnWorlds school.
PagSeguro is a Brazilian online payment gateway for e-commerce. With PagSeguro, LearnWorlds school owners can accept payments from Brazilian customers via Boleto, which is the most popular payment method in Brazil, and credit cards.
See how you can connect PagSeguro with your LearnWorlds school.
2Checkout is an electronic payment service (i.e. payment gateway) that allows merchants to accept online credit card payments from customers in their home country and abroad. You can integrate 2Checkout with your LearnWorlds platform for accepting payments method for selling online courses.
See how you can connect 2Checkout with your LearnWorlds school.
Shopify is an all-inclusive online selling platform, where users can create and develop online stores to promote, sell, and ship physical products. Shopify integrates with LearnWorlds so that you can sell online courses via your Shopify online store.
See how you can connect Shopify with your LearnWorlds school.
Using Local Payment Gateways
LearnWorlds is the only global course platform that allows you to accept local payment methods that your customers are familiar with. To help you get the most of it and reduce the losing opportunities to sell, we are supporting Stripe’s local payment gateways – iDEAL, Bancontact, Giropay, and Sofort.
iDEAL is a very popular e-commerce payment system used in the Netherlands, based on online banking. It allows customers to buy on the Internet using direct online transfers from their bank account. iDeal can be connected with your LearnWorlds school for accepting online payments.
See how you can connect iDEAL with your LearnWorlds school.
Bancontact is Belgium’s most popular payment method. Stripe users in Europe and the United States can accept Bancontact payments from customers in Belgium. During the payment process, your customer is redirected to their bank’s website or mobile application to authorize the payment.
See how you can connect Bancontact with your LearnWorlds school.
Giropay is an Internet payment System in Germany and allows customers to buy securely on the Internet using direct online transfers from their bank account. Giropay is an interbank system and the official implementation of German banks for online banking. It is accessible by more than 40 million shoppers and accounts for 16% of all online transactions in Germany.
See how you can connect Giropay with your LearnWorlds school.
Sofort is the main online direct payment method and works via online banking. It is the predominant online banking method in countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Belgium, making it a must-have for any business wanting to operate in this area.
See how you can connect Sofort with your LearnWorlds school.
Last but not least, you will need a tool that calculates the sales taxes for you, and that is Quaderno:
Quaderno is a sales tax calculating tool that sends automatic tax receipts and creates sales tax return-ready reports in a matter of seconds. As an invoice application, it makes the taxation process and tax compliance rules simpler and easy-to-understand (e.g. for EU VAT taxes).
Learn how to connect Quarderno with your LearnWorlds school here.
An All-in-one Course Platform: LearnWorlds
Of course, the most important tool to sell online courses is an all-in-one platform that will combine all the tools and payment gateways with the authoring and delivery of online courses.
Our choice is LearnWorlds, the top online course platform in the market.
You can get a 30-day trial of LearnWorlds today by clicking here.
Ready to Get More Sales on Black Friday?
All of these marketing tools and platforms can help boost the performance of your marketing campaign for the upcoming Black Friday.
From collecting analytics to setting up a task automation process, engaging and communicating with your audience effectively, these tools are exactly what you need to get more sales! If you are unsure of what works for you, go through each tool to find what meets your needs best.
In the meantime, check out these marketing ideas for Black Friday to make the best out of your efforts!
Kyriaki is a Content Creator for the LearnWorlds team writing about marketing and e-learning, helping course creators on their journey to create, market, and sell their online courses. Equipped with a degree in Career Guidance, she has a strong background in education management and career success. In her free time, she gets crafty and musical.