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May 19, 2020

Rakesh Valil's NewZenler platform is one of the best and an All In One platform for Online Course Creation, Delivery & Marketing. 

In this in-depth NewZenler platform review I will go into full detail on exactly what it is, how it works, success stories, my experience and much more. 

Get NewZenler via my affiliate link + exclusive bonuses ONLY AVAILABLE through my link.

New Zenler Review

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Overall Rating

4.5 of 5 Stars

This is a review of the New Zenler Learning Management System. Continue reading below for a no fuss no muss review of the platform. 

Thinking of joining NewZenler? 

Then you've come to the right place. 

This is the most complete and ultimate NewZenler review you'll find anywhere on the web. 

Plus I have also prepared a special NewZenler Bonus Package if you decide to join via my affiliate link

In this epic review, you'll learn EVERYTHING that you can possibly do with NewZenler.

I will show you the good and the bad (although it's not really bad, because the NewZenler team is constantly adding new features and enhancements). 

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New Zenler Review

My goal with the review of NewZenler is that I will be able to answer all of your questions, and help you decide whether or not New Zenler is a good fit for you.

First off, full disclaimer: I am an affiliate for NewZenler and I will get a commission if you decide to purchase NewZenler through my affiliate link (if you use my link, you'll receive the same price....it's at no extra cost to you).

I only promote products that I believe in 100%. In fact, I'm a paying customer of NewZenler and I use it to host all of my online courses as well.

What this means is that being an affiliate does not affect my recommendation in any way....since I use the product every day.

In fact, it makes me a little more critical about the product because I use it on a daily basis.

It also means that if you purchase through my link on this page, you'll get access to some incredible bonuses.

The bonuses are made with you "the course creator" in mind.

I know what it's like to be a course creator and I want to make this an easy decision for you. These bonuses are not available anywhere else and cannot be purchased separately.

Whether you're switching from another platform or brand new to course creation, NewZenler is a super strong contender in this space.

If you're ready to take the dive you can do so by clicking the button below.

List of Free Bonuses Included 

  • Lifetime Access to GroopIQ Chrome Extension
  • 2,000 Royalty Free Audio Tracks
  • 2,500 Vector Free Images
  • 600+ Pre-Written Email Swipe Files from industry leaders like Amy Porterfield, Ramith Sethi, John Lee Dumas
  • 180 Day Access to InVideo Premium Plan
  • Step-by-Step Tutorials on How to Use New Zenler (updated constantly)
  • Monthly Tech Talks
  • 1:1 Strategy Session With Me - 30 Minute Zoom Call
  • Lifetime Access to Zero to Course Hero (A course on how to launch your next online course. Made from scratch from my personal experience)

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What is NewZenler?

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NewZenler is an All In One Course Creation, Delivery & Marketing platform. The important thing to note here is the Marketing aspect.

Unlike other course platforms out there, that focus mostly on hosting your course content, NewZenler is taking a wildly different approach where-in all your marketing efforts are baked into the product as well.

To make this easily digestible I'm going to break it down into sections. Feel free to jump to a specific section of your choice. 

Course Creation

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Everything starts with Courses. So let's cover this part first. Here's a look at my courses dashboard. I have 3 courses listed here. You can see the name of your courses and also the course cards. Once you click on a particular course card it'll take you inside the course details with more options.

For this NewZenler review, I'm going to click on the course titled "NewZenler Step By Step Tutorial". This is where I am housing all of the instructional videos about how to set up and use NewZenler.

Note

If you've purchased New Zenler through my link then you already have access to all the training videos + bonuses. 

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After clicking on the course card I am presented with more options.

For those of you who are familiar with creating courses on other platforms, this screen will look pretty familiar.

Here's a side by side comparison of course creation screen between Teachable & NewZenler.

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New Zenler Course Creation

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Teachable Course Creation

Once you click on the course card you will be able to see a quick snapshot with high-level details about that course.

I've put a screenshot here of my other school.

This one has a lot more data currently than my NewZenler school.

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The reason why you're seeing only $13.6 in here is that at the time of writing this NewZenler review I'm using Thrivecart. This was an option I chose since I had purchased a membership to Thrivecart a few months before NewZenler came along.

You DO NOT NEED a separate check-out cart. NewZenler is more than capable of handling check-outs and collecting payments. In fact, I will be moving all my payments to NewZenler soon for my school. 

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If this is your first time logging in, you will of course not have any data on your dashboard.

If you've moved your courses from Teachable or Thinkific using the magic wand i.e. [email protected], you might see some data in there.

But not $$ as you won't have any sales despite having students imported from those other platforms. 

Getting back to the course details tab. This is where you can make high-level changes to your course such as:

  • Course Title
  • Course Subtitle
  • Course URL (Will be different if you're using custom domain)
  • Instructor
  • Category
  • Make the Course Featured (do so will make it appear in the featured courses block)
  • Make the course price hidden (courses will be visible on your site. However, students will need to contact you for pricing)
  • Make the course hidden (this will hide the course from your site. Only students with a direct link to the course can access it)
  • Enable certificate for the course
  • Show rating on the course card

Assigning categories is a neat way of organizing all your courses. To create new categories simply click on the "Manage Categories" link right from the Course Details tab.

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If someone were to visit your category URL this is what they'll see. 

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Curriculum

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This houses all your course content. Essentially this is the core of any course. From the curriculum tab, you will be able to add content to your course.

This content can be in the form or Text, PDF, Audio, Video, Quiz, Survey, Powerpoint or Downloads.

Each time you add a lesson within New Zenler there are few other options as well. For that particular lesson, you can

Enable Free Preview
Set as Draft
Set as Compulsory (this will force students to complete that lesson before advancing to the next one)


Click on the add lesson button to add content within any lesson.

lesson types

SCORM COMPLIANT

New Zenler now supports SCORM compliant content as of May 2020. Create your free school today and take it for a test drive. 

After you've finished adding content to your course and are ready to release it to the world, simply click on the "Publish Course" button in the top right corner of the Curriculum tab. 

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Now you're off to the races, well kinda! 

Next, let's add a pricing plan to your course so can start making some moolah.

Pricing Plans

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Head on over to the pricing tab on your course detail page. Here you can add one or more pricing plans for the same course. 

Simply click on the Add new plan button. You will be presented with 4 different options i.e. 

  1. Free
  2. One Time Purchase
  3. Subscription
  4. Payment Plan
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All of these are pretty self-explanatory. So I'm not going to bore you to death with every one of them. 

I've selected the one-time purchase option. On this next screen, you can select the pricing for your course and some other pertinent details.

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Note

One important and obvious thing to note here is that all prices have to be in the same currency. Which means you cannot have one pricing plan in $$ and another in ££ for the same course.

My all-time favorite feature of the pricing plan is setting tiers.

This allows you to make parts of the content available within that course for that price. This sounds more complicated than it is.  

This quick video will help you understand the concept of tiers. 

I do cover tiers in-depth within my course on How to use New Zenler. This course is available to you at no cost if you purchased through my bonus link.

One last thing before saving your pricing plan is to decide whether you'd like to connect this pricing plan to a community! 

YES COMMUNITIES! As in plural! As you, you can create as many communities as your little heart desires. 

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These are all of the communities I've built in my New Zenler school so far. 

You can create a community for each course and also a site-wide community. You can even attach communities to your membership site i.e. bundles. 

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When you're creating a pricing plan, you will be prompted to select a community. Note that one pricing plan can only be attached to one community in New Zenler.

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Pages

Now that you have your course created (or imported) and pricing plan in place, it's time to design a kickass sales page. This is where the power of New Zenler comes in.

Let's head on over to pages and see what we can build!

Every course in New Zenler comes with a 4 step funnel of pages. This visual funnel also shows you visitor stats on each of those pages.

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As you can see from the statistics, I have a 489% conversion rate on my sales page. This obviously isn't possible.

The reason why these numbers look so bloated is that it's for my free Step-by-Step course on how to use New Zenler.

And when I share the link for this course within the New Zenler Facebook Group, I usually just share the checkout page URL with everyone.

So the system is thinking that since I have so many people enrolled in the course, that they all must have come from the main sales page which is step one of this funnel.

If you were doing this in a manner where a visitor first lands on the Sales page of your course and then moves on to the checkout page, then the numbers would make more sense for you.

I wouldn't get too hung up on these statistical numbers, only because there are so many ways people can end up at your check-out cart. So take these numbers with a grain of salt.

To edit any of these pages click the little pencil icon in front of the page URL. 

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Doing this will open the page editor. Now, there is a LOT on this page editor to cover. I won't be able to cover EVERYTHING possible in this post. However, feel free to enroll in my step-by-step course to see how this editor works.

Here's a sample page I've created using this drag and drop builder.

Page Editor

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This is what the page will look like once you go in edit mode. In the top left corner of this page, you'll see blocks, elements, and pop-up.

Blocks are like building blocks that are used to build your page.

There are over 1000+ pre-made blocks available within the New Zenler page editor. 

If you don't care about the pre-made blocks, then you can always insert an empty block to make it your own.

Here's a list of the pre-made blocks you can drag and drop on to your page.

Available blocks are:

  • Empty Block
  • Courses
  • Call to action
  • Contact
  • Content
  • Dividers
  • Features
  • Footers
  • Headers
  • Navigation Bars
  • Pricing
  • Processes
  • Signup
  • Slideshows
  • Subscribe
  • Team
  • Testimonials
  • Titles
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Each of these blocks contains pre-made templates (except for the empty block). 

You will see in the video, it's as easy as building a lego set. One block at a time!

Once a block has been added to the page, everything within that block can be customized to meet your brand needs.

That Was Easy!

Check-out Page

checkout page default

Default Checkout Page

Moving down the funnel, you have your check-out page. Just like every other page, this page is also completely customizable.

This is what the default check-out page looks like out of the box.

Using New Zenler's page editor, all aspects of the checkout page can be customized to meet your needs.

The idea is to keep things simple on your check-out page. I can speak from experience here that the more things you add to your check-out page, the more your conversion will drop.

But you can customize it to the way you want so it matches your brand standards.

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The tracking code option is available on the check-out page as well. This is where you will add your Facebook Pixels and Google Analytics codes

Now you can re-target your visitors who make it to the check-out page but don't make it to the thank-you page. 

Thank-you Page

thank you page

Thank you page

Once your students have made the purchase, they're brought to the thank you page. Here they can click on the Continue to Course button to immediately get started with the course.

Course Access Page

The final page in the funnel is the course access page. This page houses your course curriculum. There are two types of curriculum blocks you can insert here. 

  1. Collapsed Style
  2. Expanded Style

Collapsed Style Curriculum Block: This kind of block would come in handy if you have a lot of lessons under your sections. It'll present the curriculum fully collapsed while only showing the section headers. 

Collapsed Curriculum

Collapsed Curriculum Block

Expanded Style: On the contrary, the expanded style will show all of the sections fully expanded. This could come in handy if you don't have a ton of lessons under each section of your course. 

Expanded Curriculum

Expanded Curriculum Block

Marketing Funnels

Marketing funnels are a super powerful feature set of New Zenler. As of the writing of this post, you can create two different types of marketing funnels i.e. 

  1. Lead Magnet Funnels
  2. Video Series Funnels
Types of funnels

Lead Magnet Funnel

As the name describes, this funnel is going to be the most commonly used funnel type IMO. A lead magnet funnel is the traditional online marketing term for a funnel where you're collecting leads by giving away a lead magnet.

And that lead magnet can be anything from a free pdf to a free course and everything in between. Traditionally a PDF is used in exchange for an email address.

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Step 2 of the lead magnet funnel, setting up your "freebie download"

The best part about these funnel types is that you don't have to connect them to an external email service provider to deliver the "lead magnet". All of that can be handled seamlessly within New Zenler.

Lead magnet funnel template

Final step - picking your lead magnet template

Just like with pages, all of these templates are fully customizable. 

Video Series Funnel

A video series funnel allows you to collect emails in exchange for short videos that drives towards the end goal of selling your core product.

You can add up to 10 videos within the video series funnel. Each video becomes a step in that funnel and gets it's own unique URL.

This URL can then be used within automation to deliver each video on its very specific day i.e. Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, so on and so forth.

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Note

You can change the URL by clicking into the URL box.

I cover both of these funnel types in-depth in my free New Zenler Mastery course. So head on over here if you'd like to learn more about them!

Video marketing funnel templates

Video marketing funnel templates

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Email Marketing

Email Broadcast

The crux of any good marketing platform is its ability to communicate with people.

And with you New Zenler you can do so with the built-in email marketing. 

Pro plan users get 100,000 emails per month. This quote resets itself at the beginning of each month.

The quota doesn't carry over. So if you used only 50,000 emails this month, next month your credit won't be 150,000.

However, you can bring in your SMTP provider if you're looking to send more than 100,000 emails per month.

For most people, the 100,000 quotas should be sufficient. But if you find yourself running out of this quota each month then I'd recommend bringing in your SMTP.

The process of bringing your SMTP can be a little technical. I'd recommend watching some YouTube videos on how you can do it.

Copy-paste this on YouTube to find the best result.

The Email Broadcast tab will take you straight to the email broadcasts page. From here you can schedule broadcasts to your mailing list.

New Zenler allows you to filter your recipients using a variation of AND/OR operators. For example, you can create a filter that looks something like this:

Email broadcast - filters

AND/OR Filter in New Zenler 

Once you have selected which recipients you would like to send this email to, the next step is to create the content of your email. 

Email Broadcast - Recipients

If you've worked on any email marketing platform, then this screen should be quiet familiar to you.

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The final step is to either schedule or send your email to those recipients that were selected in step 1.

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And just like that, you've scheduled and sent your emails right from within New Zenler.

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Community

They say that your students come for the content but stick for the community. And New Zenler makes it easy to add communities.

communities

I have an in-depth post on how communities work. You can check it out here.

With communities, the best part is that you can create as many as you'd like.

For example, you can have one for the entire site, and one just for a particular course, or one just for a particular pricing plan.

Maybe you only want to offer a community to students who are on a monthly subscription plan but not to those who are on the one-time payment plan. 

Pricing Page Communities

All of that can be controlled right from the Community tab. 

In my humble opinion, this feature puts New Zenler in a league of its own.

Zoom Integration / Live Webinars

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Now for the MOST IMPRESSIVE feature of New Zenler - Live Webinars. New Zenler continues to outpace itself with some world-class features.

And their answer to the latest pandemic is the integration with ZOOM.

This integration was slated for the tail end of 2020 as per Rakesh.

But due to the demand in remote work tools, New Zenler team moved mountains (okay maybe not that dramatic) but they put in a lot of man-hours to bring us this kickass integration.

As of the writing of this post, New Zenler directly integrates with Zoom.

If you're on their pro or premium plan then you should have access to this feature.

And I say "should" because it is being rolled out in waves.

I was one of the lucky ones to get early access to test it out.

zoom announcement

You can watch this video on how this integration works. It is pretty seamless.

On the Pro Plan, you get 300 attendees per session and you also get 100 sessions per month.

Each zoom session can last up to 105 minutes (90 minutes + 15 grace).

That is a LOT OF SESSIONS!

So Zoom your heart out, course creators.

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New Zenler Pricing

Now for the best part of being part of the beta group. INSANE PRICING! And I'm not just saying this to say it. It truly is insanely priced. I got in at the lowest level tier of $337 back in 2019.

As of the writing of this blog post, the price is $447/Year. The catch is that you do have to pay upfront for the entire year. 

Now the question is what do you get for that price?

Annual Beta Price $447/Year

  • 3 Separate Schools with their 3 custom domains (one for each school)
  • 100,000 Email Per Month
  • 25,000 Leads
  • 100 Marketing Funnels
  • Unlimited Students
  • Unlimited Courses
  • No Transaction Fees
  • Zoom Integration with 300 Attendee Limit
  • 100 Zoom Sessions Per Month
  • Drip Schedule
  • Automations
  • Priority Support

If you are wondering how this compares to the competition, you can check out the blog post below.

I have a comparison table between Teachable/Thinkific/New Zenler. 

Final Thoughts

If you're considering New Zenler then here are my final thoughts

Pros

  • Amazing Page Designer
  • Zoom Integration
  • Insane Pricing
  • Communities
  • Lead Magnet Funnels
  • Email Marketing
  • Amazing SUPPORT!

Cons

  • Unable to save templates
  • Minor glitches
  • Student Side UI can be improved

Conclusion

Overall New Zenler is a BUY! Since it's in beta (depending on when you're reading this) it is expected to have some bugs.


The team is aware of it and are working tirelessly to get towards becoming a polished product.


The other thing that really help me make my decision was the support team.


Their support is just out of this world.


Even in their Facebook Group the New Zenler team is usally the first to respond to user questions. 

Some Social Love


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Now I’d Like to Hear From You

There you have it: my honest review of New Zenler. 

Now I'd like to hear what you have to say:

Have you tried New Zenler? 

What did you like? What did you not like?

Let me know by leaving a comment below right now. 


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About the Author

First off, thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you've seen the video and got to know me a little by now. I started my course creation journey in 2015 when we had our 1st baby boy. My wife was home on maternity leave and we came up with the idea to create an online course while she had the time off from work. Four years later.....


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