The best CRM for LearnDash is not a CRM.
Rather, it is not just a CRM, but a full marketing suite called Zoho One.
I am a Zoho One customer, and this is what my Apps dashboard looks like inside my Admin panel:
There are actually over 40 different apps in Zoho One!
But you will probably not use all of them.
If you are a LearnDash course creator, odds are quite high that you are a one person business. In that case, you can get the Zoho One All Employee Pricing for a very low price and get ALL these apps included.
Note Not all the Zoho apps are of the same quality. Some are very new and not very polished. Some have been around for a while, but have not been improved much. But you also have a few really good world class apps which will usually add up to make it well worth the cost of the Zoho One subscription. Here is a good summary from Zoho experts.
Here are some of the apps you get included in your Zoho One bundle:
Zoho CRM which is probably one of the most flexible CRMs at its price range. It does take some time to understand how it works, but once you do, you will find that it is highly customizable for your business needs. Thankfully, if you don’t want to spend much time in your CRM, you can also just do a basic setup and forget about it.
Zoho Campaigns is an email marketing software which is pretty good and is usually adequate for most of your needs.
Zoho Flow is a Zapier alternative which I have used to connect my LearnDash courses to LemonSqueezy (which is a Merchant of Record)
Zoho SalesIQ is a live chat software, which you can also use to add a chatbot to your website. In fact, it is one of the most customizable live chat systems when it comes to adding chatbots.
Zoho WorkDrive is an excellent file storage product and it is actually makes it very easy to collect files from your clients and customers.
Zoho Analytics is a world class analytics software which I have used for other projects, but they are not very relevant to this course.
You will probably find that there are also other apps which are more suited to your business.
Overall, your Zoho One journey will quite likely be like this:
- at first you will be amazed that there are so many apps which you can use
- some of the apps will do everything you need for your business, and you will quickly integrate them into your business
- some apps will be “almost there” – that is, they will be missing that one important feature that you need, and you will find that the Zoho team promised to release it more than 5 years ago but they still haven’t done it 🙂
- at some point you will get quite frustrated with these “almost there” apps and wonder if you should cancel your entire Zoho subscription
- then you will notice that migrating the apps that you do use will cost you a lot more if you went to non-Zoho alternatives
- you will eventually find some kind of equilibrium – Zoho One is not nearly as impressive as you hoped it would be, but it provides enough value to make it well worth the price