You CAN have a successful online course business

with the right support, knowledge,
motivation and opportunities.

  • You’re frustrated trying to do it all alone – figuring  out how to grow your audience, reach more of your people, create your course, design your sales pages, set up your integrations AND how to market your course(s)


  • You’ve tried lots of tactics and strategies, but you’re simply NOT seeing the results you wish you were


  • You try reaching out in Facebook groups and  contacting service providers for help, but you’re just not getting what you need to make your online course business a success


  • You’re so focused on whether this is ever going to work and you’re worried you’ll never figure it out


  • You’re ready for REAL answers. You’re tired of wasting time, money, and energy on empty promises that give you ZERO results

Course Creators and Online Educators
have unique needs.


EXPERTS to turn to for advice and to get your questions answered.
KNOWLEDGE to be a better business owner, better educator, and better to yourself.
OPPORTUNITIES to increase your reach, make more money, and grow your businesses.

Welcome to

The Online Course Creator Academy


Hi, I’m Kim, better known as Brainy Girl.

Today I run a very successful marketing & technology online education business BUT the road to get here hasn’t been easy.
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I tell all of my students to not compare their “B” roll to my “A” roll – meaning that online, you only get a piece of the story. You see the snapshots of my garden (in the best light of course), me posed for photos, or my (not so) perfect family on Christmas morning on Instagram while you’re in your pj’s on Saturday morning with mascara running down your face, hungover from too much wine the night before and think to yourself, “Boy she’s got her shit together”.

You get notifications as I publish new Youtube videos or email blasts and think to yourself, “How does she have time to do all of that?? I barely get time for a shower in the morning!”.

Believe me, friend, everyone has a story…and here’s mine.

In a nutshell, I moved out at a very young age and had to figure out how to do it on my own. No backup plan. No support. I made a shit-ton of mistakes, put myself in some crazy situations, but managed to come out of those teen/young adult years alive. Whew!

I became a single mom at 27 (with a 9 month old baby) and got really responsible really quickly. I had dabbled in self-employment before then, but only as side hustles. I did not want to go back to working for someone else and knew that it was now or never.

I taught myself how to build websites, back when you had to code them with HTML, and figured out quickly that technology and marketing was my jam! I took on clients and dove head-first into self-employment and became my own boss.

Fast forward to 2015 – my son was now fourteen years old and I was still raising him single handedly (seriously – who has time to date as a single mom and business owner??) but I was at capacity. I was getting question after question from other women wanting to know how to start and run a successful business, and I couldn’t keep answering them one by one. That’s when I discovered online courses.

My first online course was actually a membership I created to teach women how to start and run their own virtual assistant business, and it was a huge success! While doing that I had multiple clients approach me to ask if I could help them get their knowledge online and, being a true entrepreneur, I began seeing the opportunities before me.

Having my own online courses, and assisting clients with theirs, gave me new revenue streams, allowed me to reach a much larger audience and help more people build their own successful online businesses with online courses, training programs, workshops, and memberships.

Today I have multiple revenue streams – client projects, online courses, affiliate marketing, etc. I have a small team of incredible women who work with me. I’ve had thousands of students go through my programs and participate in my memberships. I have loyal, happy clients. I feel accomplished.


This industry (online courses) has grown and changed drastically in the last couple of years.

People, just like you, need to understand and implement many different concepts, tactics and strategies to be successful as a course creator


you don’t know what you don’t know.

I’m sure that you’ve experienced this…

You’re online searching for something like, “How do I create a course?” and suddenly it’s 4 hours later and you’ve taken a dive into SEO, funnels, marketing, learning management systems and EVERYTHING to do with running an online course business.

And that’s my point.

There’s not just ONE THING you need to understand, learn and implement.

There are many.

So one course, on one specific topic, is only going to get you so far.

You’re left thirsty.

I’ve been in the digital marketing and tech industry for 21+ year now and specifically in the online course world since 2015.

In that time I’ve produced SO MUCH CONTENT to help course creators – Youtube videos, templates, cheat sheets, tutorials, courses, workshops, live training.

And now I’m giving you literally EVERYTHING I’ve provided to clients and students over the years to help you succeed in running an online education business.

The Online Course Creator Academy 

is a safe space to learn and grow as an online educator.


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Why join?

    whats in the online course creator academy

    Technology moves quickly, and you’ve got some catching up to do!

    In The Online Course Creator Academy you’ll find tutorials, instructions and advice on:

    • Tools and software for online educators

    • Using Zapier to connect two softwares that wouldn’t normally connect

    • Everything Google Drive to create content and keep your online education business organized

    • Interactive forms for lead generation, course evaluations, and interactivity

    • Automating your online bookings and upselling them within courses

    • Video recording and editing

    • New content added monthly


    online course help

    You’re here because you’re a course creator – or want to be.

    In The Online Course Creator Academy you’ll find tutorials, instructions and advice on:

    • Uncovering the perfect course topic

    • How to do course research

    • Running a pilot program to test before you invest

    • Pre-selling your course

    • PLUS get instant access to the comprehensive Thinkific Bootcamp


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    What’s all the hype about FUNNELS?

    In The Online Course Creator Academy you’ll find tutorials, instructions and advice on:

    • Defining your customer (Buyer Persona)

    • What you need to start growing your email list and how to set it up

    • Types of funnels and which one you need

    • How to build your own value ladder

    • How to set up your funnels

    • Driving traffic to your funnel to grow your list

    • How to turn subscribers into customers

    • New content added monthly


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    Organic marketing is FREE and long-lasting.

    In The Online Course Creator Academy you’ll find tutorials, instructions and advice on:

    • Content marketing
    • Content silos and pillars
    • Guide to creating 30 days of content
    • Building a strong online community
    • Tapping into influencers
    • Joining forces with joint ventures
    • Blogging for business
    • Vloggin for business
    • Repurposing your content
    • New content added monthly


    online course help

    Social Media Marketing is more than just randomly posting.

    In The Online Course Creator Academy you’ll find tutorials, instructions and advice on:

    • Choosing which social media channels you need to be on
    • Why and how to optimize your channels for increased exposure
    • Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube
    • How to use social to gather and convert leads
    • New content added monthly


    online course help

    Your website is your online real estate.

    In The Online Course Creator Academy you’ll find tutorials, instructions and advice on:

    • Planning for your website (if you don’t yet have one)
    • Auditing and improving your website for conversions (if you have one)
    • Using SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to improve your search engine rankings
    • Google My Business
    • Google Search Console
    • New content added monthly




    THINKIFIC BOOTCAMP: As a member you also get full access to Kim’s Thinkific Bootcamp, walking you through the step-by-step set up of your Thinkific site including landing pages, sales pages, integrations, setting up your affiliate program and more! Everything you need to set up your Thinkific site properly and get your course online


    LIVE MONTHLY Q&A’S: As a member you can join the Live Monthly Q&A group calls for all active members. Submit your questions ahead of time to be answered on the live Q&A. Listening in on questions from others is a great way to enhance your own knowledge and learning. You don’t know what you don’t know!


    I met Kim a couple of years ago when I was launching a new online business and needed support for setting up our initial online classes. I have been a fan ever since! Kim is incredibly
    knowledgable with all aspects of doing business online and she has a no nonsense approach to getting things done. She is a strong educator, pushing us to learn what we need to
    learn to make good business decisions using online best practices and good digital marketing strategies.

    She also understands that sometime the growth of a business means changing what isn’t working and pivoting to what is working which can be really scary for many business owners.
    I have gone through two dramatic changes with our business and because of Kim, I had the courage and the insight to really look at what the best business model was for me and for the people I serve and tweak it to meet those needs.

    Kim has a clear cut way of getting business owners to ask themselves important questions about why they do what they do, who they serve and how best to serve them. She reminds us that they are questions to be asked on a regular basis, not just once. I look to Kim’s advice often as I continue to tweak and grow my business. I definitely would not have been this far without her help. I’m excited to be part of a group that truly supports and uplifts entrepreneurs and business owners. I know with Kim leading the pack, it will be full of valuable information and great dynamics!

    Terry Eldridge

    Founder, Zenso Creative

    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.

    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

    Joy Spring Maternal Mental Health

    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

    Professional Voice Over Artist & Founder, Online School for Voice Over

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    – Nelson Mandela

    Not sure if The Online Course Creator Academy is right for you?

    The Online Course Creator Academy is NOT for everyone and, to be honest, I’d prefer to help you figure that out BEFORE you join.

    So here it is…



    • You would rather make excuses than take action.
    • You are not willing to try new strategies and tactics that may help your business.
    • You are not willing to step outside your comfort zone.
    • You have an unlimited budget to hire or outsource – a marketing firm, a graphic designer, a copywriter, an email marketing expert, an LMS expert, etc.

    Have questions?


    What if I already have an online course?

    Perfect! Your course is about 5% of what you’ll need to run a successful online education business – you’ll learn the other 95% in The Online Course Creator Academy.

    What if I don’t already have an online course?

    We all started out where you are. If you don’t yet have your course, you’ll learn how to uncover the perfect course topic (with the best chance of selling!), how to run a pilot program to test the course, and everything else you need to run a successful online course business.

    Will I learn how to actually create a course in this program?

    Not exactly, however there are resources on different lesson types, how to create a course outline, how to best engage your learners, how to film videos, etc. If you are serious about creating an effective and engaging course you will need to understand the principles of e-learning design and may want to get some additional help with that from an e-learning designer, however many members find that the resources in The Online Course Creator Academy are sufficient enough to help them actually create their course.

    What if I can’t attend the live Q&A calls or if I’m in a different time zone?

    Currently the live stream Q&A’s with Kim run at 10am Pacific on the 3rd Wednesday of one month and the next month it runs at 5pm Pacific on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. We alternate to try to accomodate all members.

    You can submit your questions for the live Q&A’s ahead of time and Kim will answer them on the live streams. You can always catch the replays if you can’t attend live.

    We poll members regularly to ensure that times for the live streams suit the majority of the members and may change in the future based on member feedback.

    What kind of resources do I get access to?

    You’ll get access to an entire resource library with videos, downloads, tutorials, templates and information on topics related to online education. You can expect new resources each month for as long as you’re a member.

    How much time do I have to commit?

    The question you SHOULD be asking yourself is, “How much time am I willing to devote to growing a profitable, sustainable, online education business?”

    You can devote as much, or as little, time as you can.

    Do I get 1:1 help?

    Not for the monthly membership fee. Inside The Online Course Creator Academy you can request specific training topics and can submit your questions for the live Q&A’s. If you need 1:1 assistance you can book a coaching/consulting session with Kim here.

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

    The investment in yourself and your business is $39  USD / mo.

    This gives you access to everything in The Online Course Creator Academy.

    Refunds are NOT available (as you have access to a boat load of content immediately!) however, as this is a month to month membership, you can cancel anytime.

    “If you’re one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],’ don’t tell it to be quiet.

    Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in.”

    – Reese Witherspoon






    Just $39 per month

    gets you INSTANT ACCESS to

    The Online Course Creator Academy!