Welcome to the Online Course Creator Academy.

Everything you need to build a successful online education business – in one place.


You don’t know what you don’t know, have some fears and need to get your first course online.


You’ve got your course(s) online – now to figure out how to get learners enrolled!


You’ve had some success with course sales but are ready to amp it up.

Get INSTANT access to
new on-demand learning topics
PLUS live training events
PLUS live weekly Q&A’s
PLUS a dedicated #Slack channel for connecting!


Have a request? As a member, you can request tutorials on specific topics.

Being a part of Kim’s program has been the single factor that has helped me advance my online course and grow my business. I love working from home and working solo, but there’s no one to hold me accountable and push me to go farther. Until, that is, I started participating in the group virtual meetings.

I love hearing about how other course creators are working their business, I know I can get my questions answered about things I’m working on and best of all, Kim holds me accountable. There have been several times when I’ve joined the group with that “I don’t feel like working today” mentality, and Kim has prodded me to accomplish specific tasks….saving me from an unproductive day.

My business feels more legit, I am motivated to expand my offerings and now I know where to go to get help when I need it.

Motivation + Support = Success!

Julie Eickhoff

BrainyGirlU Student

BUT you don’t just get access to ALL the live events…

Start with one of the 5 most popular courses and/or access on-demand resources to learn and implement at your own pace with an expert to guide you.

Get step-by-step guidance to get your course online and into the hands of your buyers!

Get real-time feedback, social proof, and confidence by developing and delivering a pilot program – before you launch your course.
Learn how to build anticipation through emails and how to market your Pilot Program.
How to know whether you should Abort, Pivot, or Continue with building a course based on your Pilot Program.

Step by step guidance you need to start enrolling students with the expertise of a recognized Thinkific Expert. Set up your Thinkific site PROPERLY from the start in order to avoid troubleshooting down the road.

Connect your payment gateways so that you can collect payment from customers; get your Terms of Use and Privacy Policy pages added using the templates provided; add a Cookie Consent Bar so that your site is compliant; get your custom domain set up and integrated.

Learn how to create an effective, engaging online course; name and price your course; understand course structure and lesson types; upload your course content (course curriculum); script and film your How To Navigate video using the template provided; add instructor profiles.

Craft your course welcome and course completion emails, or email sequence, from templates provided; write the copy for your pages, with templates and videos to guide you, to ensure your visitors hit the ENROLL button.

Choose your site theme; brand your site with your colours, logo, fonts and design; design your site pages – course sales page, home page, thank you page, and custom pages – with templates provided; get comfortable using different sections and blocks within Site Pages.

Conduct testing with our guidance, of your entire Thinkific site and of the student enrollment process to ensure a smooth experience for your new students and to ensure everything is working as it should; link your Thinkific site to your website (if you have one).

Soft launch for beta testers to get feedback and testimonials; learn how and when to request and add student reviews and testimonials; open your online school for enrollments!

How to upsell services and additional products within your courses to increase your revenue; how to use your online school for team or staff training; regular tasks you should be doing to keep your Thinkific site up to date, and for you to stay on top of changes.

Resources to keep your LMS (Learning Management System) updated, manage your students, and troubleshoot issues that may arise.

Understand what affiliates are, how they can help you grow your online education business, and why you need them. Determine how much to pay your affiliates and why this is so important.

Craft your affiliate assets with templates provided – affiliate welcome, affiliate guide, swipe files for copy and images, new affiliate emails, affiliate application, and affiliate Terms of Use.

Learn how to process affiliate applications and grant them access to your affiliate assets; how to recruit, manage and stay in front of your affiliates to increase your sales.

You’re already recommending products and services to your students. You already have an audience in your niche if you’re selling courses. You’ve already built credibility and trust with your audience. You’re set up perfectly to start to make some pretty passive revenue through affiliate marketing!

Snag The Master Blueprint for successfully selling your online course; get the Digital Marketing & Sales Planner spreadsheet to track your metrics, revenue and expenses, important pages, campaigns, and plan your content; create your Marketing Plan.

How to manage your business reputation online; create your Buyer Persona so that you ‘re targeting the right audience; map your Buyer Journey so that you can reach the right people at the right time with the right messaging; create your Unique Value Proposition.

Set up Google Search Console & Google Analytics to track your metrics and increase conversions; craft your Google Business Profile for additional (free) exposure; get your Google Reviews link.

Improve student engagement in your course and improve course completion rates; revise your student onboarding process to give your students the best chance of success; learn and implement 3 different ways to upsell your customers (students).

Understand the structure of a high converting sales page; get the template for writing high converting copy, and implement on your own sales pages; script, record and edit your own Video Sales Letter (VSL) using our template.

Conduct a website audit of your website and use website optimization activities to give your website visitors the best experience AND move them towards a purchase so that you can sell more courses from your website; understand and utilize the principles of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to increase your search rankings and get your website in front of more people.

Plan, create and schedule your content to reach more of your target audience and convert them into leads; start creating content for your business to reach more people, increase your search engine rankings and establish your authority.

Design and set up your funnels – simple lead generation funnel, tripwire funnel, launch funnel and more; write your email sequences using our templates; grow your email list with easily implemented list-building tactics.

Optimize all of your social media profiles, pages and channels; learn and implement social media marketing strategies to actually help you acquire more leads and convert those leads into students.

Use ChatGPT to revolutionize your content creation process; how to fine-tune AI tools for specific tasks; examples of how to use ChatGPT and other AI tools for different types of content such as articles, blog posts, and social media snippets AND Youtube video translations.

Increase your reach with Joint Ventures, tapping into influencers, getting published on other websites and collaborations with other educators.

Get the plan and templates for flash sales and boosting your cash flow in 24 hours; plan and run your first online challenge to acquire more leads and get in front of your target audience.

Get the plan and templates for flash sales and boosting your cash flow in 24 hours; plan and run your first online challenge to acquire more leads and get in front of your target audience.

Determine which products and services to promote; understand how to create and organize your affiliate accounts; get your Affiliate Links & Promotional Calendar.

What Our Members Are Saying


I have managed to do 150% of my course launch goal with just 3 emails and I just know it was because I wrote those emails so much better after revisiting my client persona. So excited for tomorrow—and the paycheck that comes after.

I can’t wait to see the results once I have completed this program!

Kathleen Kelsey

BrainyGirlU Student

This course was a lifesaver and saved me SOOOO much time and frustration! I don’t know how anyone could do a course launch on Thinkific without this resource!!!

I have found your program EXTREMELY helpful. So far I am unimpressed by what I have seen available elsewhere and nothing that compared your courses. I have my course, I know my niche, I have 6 more planned!

Heather Herman

BrainyGirlU Student

Very well presented – great information, templates, etc. I now have a better understanding of affiliate programs, why it make sense for us, and why we need to do it as we launch!
Jamie Pitblado

BrainyGirlU Student

Kim Garnett’s knowledge and expertise was instrumental in the creation and launch of my online programs on Thinkific.

I was brand new to the platform and to creating online courses and after working through Kim’s Course, I am more confident, clear and prepared.

Kim is an excellent teacher with her ability to take complicated processes and break them down into small, clear cut steps.

I highly recommend Kim as a teacher, mentor, and coach for anyone seeking support for online course creation.

Rev. Lisa Windsor

BrainyGirlU Student

This course was a real life saver! It cleared up so much in my mind I was able to finish and set up everything in 3 days basically! I strongly recommend this course if you are planning to implement an affiliate program and feel lost!
Giovanna Barino

BrainyGirlU Student

I am SO IN LOVE with the Digital Mastery Course, I have been RAVING about it to all my creator peeps!
Mariette Martinez

BrainyGirlU Student

The Bootcamp course is absolutely excellent! It led me through the process of setting up my first course and website on Thinkific every step of the way with such detail. I could not have done it on my own. So appreciative of this offering!
Stephanie Lewis

BrainyGirlU Student

Kim’s group is saving my sanity and I feel like I’m finally moving forward!

The live Q&As are great! So helpful in getting my questions answered and other people ask questions I hadn’t even thought of.

Joyce C.

BrainyGirlU Student

I just wanted to let you know that I gave my first virtual live training today! I simply followed your instructions in your amazing training and voila! I’m so excited about the people that attended my training, the valuable lessons I’ve learned today and of course the prospect of immediate and evergreen sales.

After watching other content creators and attending their trainings and then comparing them to how you train, I realized there is a night and day difference.  They give empty training designed to make you thirstier, it’s like drinking seawater.  You actually give real and practical training that works and has substance.  Thank you for that.

Michael M. Dillard

BrainyGirlU Student

I am not the most computer savvy person and when it came to setting up my courses online I thought it was going to be a whole lot easier than it was. With the help (and patience) of Kim at Brainy Girl I managed to get my course content online and selling fast!! I highly recommend this course and the services Kim at Brainy Girl has to offer. Thanks Kim!
Cori Coutts

BrainyGirlU Student

This was an excellent learning experience and well worth the investment and time.

I think the best part is that Kim is “real” and not just hype trying to get us to make the next purchase.

Best course I have taken!

Brad Oneil

BrainyGirlU Student

It’s hard to exaggerate the quality and impact of Kim’s programs. Although I had some experience with Thinkific I learned so so much. Kim’s knowledge and experience were displayed every…single…day.

I feel much more confident in launching my Thinkific academy. If you’re thinking of creating an online school without doing Kim’s program – please think again.

Mike Fitzgerald

BrainyGirlU Student

Get access to EVERYTHING in the OCCA for just $27 for the first month!

You have questions. We have answers.


What if the learning is too advanced for me? I’m not tech-savvy.

Not being tech-savvy is a prerequisite of becoming a member! 😉 Not really, but Kim specializes in working with those who say, “I can’t do technology” – and she’s exceptionally good at providing detailed, easy to follow guidance to get you from A to Z. We also encourage you to join in on the weekly live Office Hours sessions on Thursday mornings – live support to get your questions answered. There’s lots of support available! As long as you’re willing to move beyond “I’m not tech-savvy” you’ll do great.


How much time will this take?

You want to keep the momentum going, and we suggest committing to 2 hours per week however this will depend on your schedule and how fast you want to grow. Understanding and implementing the principles, and completing the activities, will set you up for success and means you’ll see real results.


Is the OCCA only for those selling B2C courses?

Absolutely not! The principles you’ll learn in the programs and on-demand training are the same for B2B and B2C.


Can I have my virtual assistant, assistant or team member join the OCCA with me?

Yes! In fact it would be a great idea. You can have one additional team member join for 25% off when you become a member yourself. Just reply to the first email you get, after you join, with the name of your team member and we’ll send you a discount code that they can use to enroll for 25% off the membership.


Can I start anytime?

Yes! In fact, the sooner you start the sooner you’ll start making headway.


When are the live Office Hour sessions?

Generally on Thursday mornings 8am-9am PST/PDT, weekly.

Join anytime in that hour to get your questions answered!


What if I already have an online course?

There’s something for all stages in the OCCA – whether you’re just starting out, are somewhat tech-savvy or have multiple published courses.


What is the cost? Can I get a refund if it’s not for me?

The monthly membership fee is $47 USD but you can get instant access for only $27 for your first month!
This is a recurring charge until you cancel, and you can cancel anytime. Once you join you’ll get access to everything AND be invited to join the weekly live Office Hours each Thursday morning to get the support you need.
If you’d like a little sneak peek, have a look at the On-Demand Resource Center with just a few of the resources you’ll find in the OCCA.

If we haven’t met yet, I’m Kim.

I’ve been helping small business owners and entrepreneurs get, and grow, their businesses online for more than 20 years.

I jumped on the online course bandwagon very early,  and I’ve been helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses by doing the same ever since.

I know the challenges you face with finding the information you need, figuring out how to implement it in your own business, feeling overwhelmed by technology, and not wanting to be a sleezy salesperson. I get it!

That’s exactly why I created the Online Course Creator Academy.

I’ve launched 40 courses and 3 membership sites of my own, and having an online education business has allowed me flexibility, additional revenue, and the ability to touch lives worldwide BUT it didn’t happen overnight.

I want to help you through the building of a successful online education business, so that you don’t wind up in tears and give up… leaving your dreams behind.

My average client has spent 3 years and $15,000 trying to do this on their own. Once they get the right guidance and support, they’re off to the races!

I’m not going to tell you it’s easy. You have to be willing to put in the work. I will tell you, though, that it’s worth it!

I can’t wait to see you inside,

What You Get

24/7 Access To Online Training

Login to the online platform 24/7 from any device to access all of the programs, courses and on-demand training.

Exclusive Access To The Expert

Unlike many other programs, OCCA members get weekly access to Kim through the live Office Hours.

Hand Holding

Step by step guidance to implement what you’re learning and the personal support you need to gain marketing confidence.

Build a successful online education business.