How to Easily Sell your LearnDash Courses for a Limited Period

    Shehnaz Jabbar
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shutterstock_179472239“Online learning is not the NEXT big thing, but the NOW big thing”

I like taking lessons online. The ball is in my court. I can learn absolutely anything I want in my own time and space. 

You probably have heard about someone who’s taking an online course or selling one. In fact, the past few years have seen a meteoric rise in e-learning; and e-learning businesses are continuously looking for ways to have that special touch off the customary.

The latest trend in e-learning these days is to sell courses for predefined days, after which learners can just view the courses but cannot enrol to or purchase them. Many e-learning businesses are using this strategy to make their courses appear exclusive and unique. 

The Power of Selling Limited Time Enrolment for Courses

The fear of missing out can have a powerful effect on learners.

When you have a closing deadline for enrolment for your courses, you trigger a fire under people and get them moving. This eliminates the potential for visitors on your website to procrastinate and delay their decision to buy. 

Besides, when you sell online courses during specific enrolment periods, you often generate a larger group of students going through your course at the same time.

This is great for your students. When you sell something on evergreen, you might get 1 or 2 people going through your class at any given time. But when you create a larger enrolment group, you give your students the opportunity to form connections amongst their peer group, and that’s GREAT for the user learning experience.

So, yes, it makes your sales hit the roof. And it’s also good for your students. A win-win ain’t it?

That’s when I started to wonder, if we could do something similar in LearnDash– one of the most popular WordPress LMS plugins that transforms your site into an LMS. It provides a plethora of features to help you create & sell training courses, award certificates, design quizzes, get user reports and a lot more.

But unfortunately, LearnDash doesn’t offer this particular functionality. But hey, no worries. There’s a simple way out. And no, it doesn’t require coding at all!

One of the things I absolutely love about LearnDash, is that it pretty much integrates perfectly with a number of pre-existing, constantly evolving open source shopping cart platforms– the most popular perhaps being the WooCommerce.

Best of Both Worlds – LearnDash + WooCommerce

WooCommerce can have your web store up and running in mere moments. It even allows you to customise the selling process quite a bit, with different pricing structures for your course, for example, regional & customer based pricing , bulk purchase discounts and even selling courses for a limited time.

Sell your learndash courses for a limited time and here’s how..

Peeps! Allow me to introduce you to..(doldrums) WooCommerce Scheduler Plugin.

WooCommerce Scheduler

As the name suggests, WooCommerce Scheduler allows you to manage your courses’ availability. After you install the plugin, all you gotta do is, assign a start and end date to your courses. (Yes, it can’t get any simpler than that. )


Not only that, it can also be used to schedule third party courses (if any) Moreover, it reduces the amount of work on your end and automates the process. 


Now you’re all set to sell your LearnDash courses the WooCommerce way!

Over to You

Anything that is denied to someone else, becomes exclusive to someone else. And, anything that becomes exclusive, usually has a higher demand value.

In case, some of your courses are not getting sold, before you scrap them or your idea, try promoting it with a “limited time only” approach. Creating a time restriction is one of the easiest and most effective ways of creating urgency and scarcity in your store. And with Scheduler, setting a time frame is a cake walk !

Don’t take my word for it. Use it and see for yourself. 🙂

Got any ideas or are you already selling courses for a limited time on Learndash? Let us know in the comments below.

Shehnaz Jabbar

Shehnaz Jabbar

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