FAQs for Working With Influencers

# The Question
4 Q: Can I work with influencers on this platform?

Yes you can and you should!

We built a 100% transparent feature for you to cooperate with Influencers so that you can get exposure in their circles, i.e. a market in which you currently have no connections. You don't need to be the marketing expert. Let others do that for you and focus on what you do best, that's our suggestion.

Here are the steps: 

  1. Find yourself an Influencer and negotiate their reward. 5StarTeachers will not interfere in your negotiations with them or dictate how much they should be paid or what they should get. That is totally up to the both of you.
  2. Edit your Course and find the field "Coupon Codes from Influencers". There are 2 values you have to enter: the first is the agreed upon Coupon Code, the second is the email address of the Influencer, in this order. Both the Coupon Code and the Influencer's email address are never shown on the Course or anywhere on the platform.
  3. Save your Course, it automatically becomes "unlisted" which means that only people with the link can see it. And if they are a registered Student, they can book it IF they book it with the correct coupon code from the Influencer. 
  4. Suppose they booked it correctly, both the Teacher and the Influencer get an email that it was successfully booked. 
  5. And when the Teacher decides to take the Course offline (deactivate), the Influencer gets notified of this as well. And therefore this is 100% transparent to both the Teacher and Influencer.
  6. Explain this to your Influencer and we are sure they'll love it because it's so easy.


Good to know about Coupon Codes from Influencers

Courses can have multiple influencer email addresses and coupon codes.

If you had set a Free Course Coupon Code to offer Students a free Single-session Course and you add Coupon Codes from Influencers, your Free Course Coupon Code will be removed automatically.


You have a "listed" Single-session Course that you offer at the regular price of USD 100. To work together with an influencer, you "duplicate" this Course and set the Course price on the duplicate to USD 50, for example. You add the Influencer's email address and the agreed upon coupon code and save it. This Course duplicate is now exactly the same except that it is now available at USD 50. It is also "unlisted" and only bookable with the coupon code from the Influencer. When the Influencer can successfully influence people in their circles to book and buy your Course via the link and the coupon code, they have now bought the Course at a 50% discount because everyone else is paying USD 100. 


3 Q: What are unlisted Courses and who can see them?
A: An "unlisted" Course is a Course that will not show up in any of our listings on the platform. This means that no one can search them. They should not be picked up by search engines like Google but if you switch too often from "listed" to "unlisted" and back, we cannot guarantee that the search engines won't pick it up. When your Course is "unlisted", people who have the correct link to your Course can see it and book it. That's why it's so useful for marketing your Course using influencers or in your own social circles. And if you are a famous person or a popular Teacher on our platform, you can easily set all your Courses to "unlisted" so that only the ones who have your Course links, can book you.

Anyone, Teachers
2 Q: How can I attract more Students to buy my Courses on 5StarTeachers?

Good question!

Our platform allows each Teacher to create different marketing strategies for each Course. The first and foremost thing is to create each Course with 5-star content: a great Course Introduction Video, description, title, tag line, tags, images, video thumbnail, etc.

Besides that, you can:

  1. Create a Course Request from your own Course
  2. Create an Added Value article and connect your Course to that so it will show up as an "ad" on the AV article.
  3. Provide a downloadable Course file. Then, once they pay, they can instantly download that file.
  4. In your Course description mention that you create specific tailor-made files for your Students when they buy the Course. Examples are: "audio recordings", "voice recordings", "downloadable files" e.g. code, calculations, spreadsheets, etc.
  5. In your Course description mention that "you" take the notes for your Student. Then, they can just watch, interact with you and review their notes any time after their Session.
  6. Use the default required settings for your audience so that you target the largest audience possible: Student level, English level, gender, etc.
  7. Set your required commitment to all commitments
  8. Set your classroom options to the most popular ones e.g. Zoom, Google Meet, MS Teams, etc.
  9. Work together with Influencers: set the Influencer's coupon code and their email on your Course (these are never shown to anyone) They will do the marketing for you in return for an agreed deal you have with them.
  10. Provide a Single-session Course free of charge: set "your own coupon code" in order to do that. Then market this Course with the coupon code in your circles.


1 Q: Does your platform match me with Students?

No, it doesn't. Students buy or they don't buy.

We ensure that you have lots of features and functionality that you can use to make your Course stand out. When Students search for Courses in which they are interested, we give every Course a chance to be found. We're not like Google who only float the most liked, most seen to the top. But the reason why they would buy your Course has everything to do with the value you offer in your Course, the Course price, the Course features you've set that are attractive to them (e.g. screen sharing options, course files, repeat bookings, coupon codes, influencer connections, etc.), and the quality of your Personal Introduction Video (PIV) and your Course Introduction Video (CIV).