All The Tools You Need To Build A Successful eLearning Business

Stop struggling to figure out how to start or grow your eLearning freelancing business. Say goodbye to trying to price your services, market your offer, win client proposals, manage your business, and creating systems that scale ALL BY YOURSELF.

eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp

Sign up to get on the waitlist for the ONLY eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp on the market. And get a FREE project pricing calculator for signing up!

In the eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp

You'll get access to and training from 3 successful eLearning freelance business owners. Here is what you'll get during our 8 week bootcamp.

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Getting Started

We'll start with the basics of what you need to start your eLearning freelancing career. Learn the mindset, assets, and plans you'll need in place before you start your eLearning business. Or if you've already started you'll find more success if you rewind and put this foundation in place. 

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Get clear on how to price projects, charge what you're worth, and account for overhead like taxes. If your business doesn't make a profit it won't be around for very long. We take back the curtain so you can crunch the numbers, pay contractors (if you want to), and send winning proposals.

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Business Growth

Clients are the lifeblood of your business and in this lesson you'll learn how to attract, engage, and win their projects. We'll dive into marketing, targeting your ideal clients, sales techniques, and nailing the prospective client calls.

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Business Systems

Learn how to manage your own projects better so you can get raving reviews from your clients. You'll also get a clear plan on when to hire other contractors and how to incorporate them into your projects.

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Customer Service

Once you get your clients you'll want to take care of them so they're likely to give you referrals, recommendations, and repeat business.  This lesson will walk you through how to create a winning client experience. 

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The best way to grow your eLearning business is to invest in your most valuable asset, yourself! In this lesson you'll focus on the ways you can invest in yourself, your development, and your skills to grow your value and income.

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Create Course Products

In this lesson you'll get a primer on how to create digital course products to sell to both companies and customers.  You'll get a clear picture of the difference between creating courses for clients and those for the online marketplace.  The best way to scale any service business is to have a combination of both services and products.

eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp

You'll get access to all the live training sessions, the recordings, worksheets, templates, resources, and other freelancing aids for LIFE. Sign up for the waitlist and get our FREE eLearning project cost calculator today.


What is this eLearning Project Cost Calculator?

The project cost calculator is an excel spreadsheet that helps you determine project prices for both ILT and eLearning based on the hourly rate you want to make and the time needed to create the deliverables.  It’s as easy to use as inputting how long the course will be and your preferred hourly rate. It's our gift to those who sign up for the eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp waitlist.

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Created By:

Dr. Robin Sargent, Christy Tucker, and Dr. Nicole Papaioannou Lugara

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Dr. Robin Sargent

Dr. Robin Sargent is an entrepreneur, instructional designer, and professor recognized as a mentor and teacher in the instructional design community. She is the CEO of IDOL courses, IDOL Talent Pool, and VITAL courses. IDOL courses is the instructional design and online learning creative agency that creates interactive, engaging, and visually appealing courses for individuals (coaches and experts), organizations, and universities. Some of IDOL courses’ clients include the Boston Consulting Group, iHeart Media, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Southern New Hampshire University, National PTA, Darden School of Business (University of Virginia), and Cox Enterprise. In addition, she started the IDOL courses Academy which is the only implementation program of its kind that not only shows you exactly how to create your job application assets and build a portfolio from scratch but also includes mentorship and experience opportunities in instructional design and online learning.  Dr. Robin earned her Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in instructional design and eLearning. Her dissertation was on gamification of corporate training and she is obsessed with designing courses that deliver a learning experience from the graphic branding of the course and platform to the interactions and activities for learners. 

Christy Tucker

Christy Tucker is a learning experience design consultant and CEO of Syniad Learning with over fifteen years of experience helping people learn. She specializes in using scenario-based learning to engage audiences and promote skill transfer to real-world environments. She has created courses for clients including the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, Cisco, FIRST, and The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Christy has been blogging about instructional design and elearning for over ten years. 

Dr. Nicole Papaioannou Lugara

Dr. Nicole Papaioannou Lugara is the owner of Your Instructional Designer LLC and its learning network, The Upskill Experience, which hosts live online workshops on topics in instructional design, freelancing, and performance. As an instructional design consultant, Nicole creates custom learning solutions that drive business, most notably for companies such as Allegiant Travel Company, Netflix, and Stitch Fix. She received her PhD in English from St. John's University, Queens, NY, and her research focuses on student engagement, transfer of learning, and writing across contexts.

What others have said about working with us!

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Marina Gibbons

Where do I begin? This may be the first (or one of a few) testimonial/recommendation I have written in LinkedIn. I found Dr. Robin accidentally, by hanging around in other ID groups. Observing, searching, learning - pretty much silently. You see, I’m what they call an “accidental” ID - someone who was knee deep in a completely different professional career when asked to take on something new to further a strategic initiative. That initiative involved global learning - and well, I never looked back. Although I have 10+ years in all things learning, it’s still difficult to position one’s self when your resume has a ton of other things in it. A few stops/starts/challenges brought me to a point of reflection - am I in the right space? What are the words to describe my experience so a recruiter will recognize me? How can I better position myself? Despite all the experience, what am I missing? How can I bridge any needed knowledge gaps? Most importantly, do YOU (Dr. Robin) believe in my abilities? All those questions and more were answered in Robin’s IDOL Academy. AND - I’m an IDOL for life. What does that mean? Her students have access to her, her private groups, all the Academy resources, and connections with all the IDOLS (prior/existing students) for forever. Dr. Robin has created a truly safe and encouraging space. All the members are professional, supportive, and motivated. Soon, I will be publishing my portfolio thanks to the knowledge, encouragement, and lessons from her IDOL Academy. While enrolled, I joined her talent pool and on top of everything else she is teaching me, I am now actively working FOR HER. I am beyond grateful - for so many things - the reinforced knowledge, the new stuff, her direction and guidance, the IDOL community, personal validation, and her belief in me. I am most definitely doing what I should be doing. #grateful #RockinRobin #GratefulToBeAnIDOL #IDOL #IDOLAcademy

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Tonya Robertson

Dr. Sargent's academy is not to be missed - especially if you are interested in expanding your instructional design knowledge. She is very knowledgeable of the latest trends in the field and she is eager to see all of her students succeed. The resources available to students that enroll are plentiful and extremely valuable.

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Sherrise Lee George

I really enjoyed the IDOL Academy. I have been an Instructional Designer & eLearning Developer for 7 years, but I found the IDOL Academy to be endlessly helpful even this far into my career. The sense of community and the personal help and advice from Robin was invaluable, and the course content was spot on! I highly recommend this to anyone in the eLearning industry, whether you've been in it for years, or you're just starting out!

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