The Next Step Toward Your Profitable Digital Business Happens Today
You’ll never pay more for Digital Commerce Academy as long as your paid subscription remains in good standing, and that represents serious value for a low investment (which we’ll show you how to multiply many times over in ROI).
“Digital Commerce Academy is exactly what I need as an online entrepreneur now. The case studies, Q&As, and community are helping me start, structure, and grow a successful digital business, and do so as easily as possible. And, by the way, I wouldn’t miss the Digital Commerce Summit. Last year’s Rainmaker Digital live event exceeded my high expectations…in many ways.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between digital commerce (d-commerce) and e-commerce?
Traditionally, e-commerce has been used to refer to the online marketing and selling of physical goods that are fulfilled offline.
Digital commerce refers to marketing and selling digital goods that are fulfilled online. Examples include ebooks, online courses, membership sites, themes, plugins, and software-as-a-service applications.
Digital Commerce Institute focuses exclusively on digital products that are fulfilled online, though many of the marketing and sales strategies are applicable to any form of online commerce.
What if I register and realize it’s not for me? Can I get a refund?
Yes, we’ll shake your hand (virtually), thank you for giving DCI a try and for any constructive feedback you provide, and the grant you a full refund — provided you let us know before 30 days. After 30 days we’ll be happy to take your feedback for how we can improve DCI, but we won’t be able to offer you a refund.
Will I be charged more than once for Digital Commerce Academy?
Yes. You will be charged on the date you purchase, and then again each year or month, depending on which billing cycle you chose, on the appropriate date. But whatever price you pay today is the price you lock in for as long as your paid DCI membership remains in good standing.
Will my annual fee for Digital Commerce Academy ever go up?
No, as long as your paid subscription remains in good standing. You will be charged the current price listed on the pricing page on your initial date of purchase. Then you will be charged that same price again year or month, depending on which billing cycle you chose, on the appropriate date. But your charge will never increase. Whatever price you pay today is the price you lock in for as long as your paid DCI membership remains in good standing.
How does Digital Commerce Institute fit with and/or overlap with Authority?
Authority is a content marketing training and networking community designed to accelerate your skills and success as a content creator. The focus in Authority is on marketing and building an audience that builds any kind of business.
Digital Commerce Institute is an education platform paired with a live event designed to help you build a specific kind of business — one designed around digital products and services. The focus of DCI is on digital product and service development and revenue growth specifically related to a digital business.
The two membership platforms offer distinct areas of instruction and value. That said, they can be paired together for the ultimate ongoing deep dive into using polished and professional content to drive the growth of a profitable and sustainable business built on digital goods and services.
Do you offer support?
Yes. The largest individual division of Rainmaker Digital is the support staff, and we pride ourselves on delivering world-class support for every product and service we release. Submit any questions via the contact form on the Help page, and one of our customer advocates will be happy to assist you.
Wait … is this a Copyblogger project?
In case you didn’t hear, we rebranded Copyblogger Media to Rainmaker Digital to more accurately reflect where we are and where we’re going as a company, as opposed to where we’ve been.
But it’s still the same people “behind the curtain,” so to speak, here at Digital Commerce Institute: Copyblogger Media founders Brian Clark, Tony Clark, Sonia Simone, Brian Gardner, and Sean Jackson, as well as other friendly folks you know like Chris Garrett, Rafal Tomal, Loryn Thompson, and others. And, of course, our world-class support team led by Jennifer Baumann.
The name has changed, but the commitment to quality and service remains the same.
Will all advice be general, or will I have the opportunity to get specific answers to questions relevant to my particular business or situation?
The courses are set up to offer advice, strategies, and frameworks that are more general in nature. But we know that being able to get informed answers to your specific questions is what will take the usefulness of Digital Commerce Academy to the next level.
So we have built in two ways for you to do this:
- Our Coaching sessions, during which you are able to ask your specific question and have it answered during live Q&A calls with members of the Rainmaker Digital team and occasional outside experts.
- The Digital Commerce Academy Community, which will feature an open forum where you can network with other digital entrepreneurs and share experiences, advice, and best practices.
What if I get excited today, sign up for Digital Commerce Academy, but never use it?
Well, then being a digital entrepreneur might not be for you. (Just try to figure this out before 30 days are up so we can refund your money.)
But if being a digital entrepreneur is for you, then you might just need a little push to get you moving in the right direction. It’s okay, we all do from time to time — some of us more than others depending on our current life situations. If that’s you, then consider asking a question in one of the Coaching Q&As. They are a great way to get tailored advice that can help you get unstuck from whatever your current predicament may be.
Then you can start a course, watch a case study, or hop into the community … whatever first step is best for you. It’s all on-demand and at your fingertips at any moment’s notice, 24-7-365, within Academy.
What if I don’t know what the “business of my dreams” is yet?
Well, it means that you’re most likely very … normal.
Some people know exactly what the business of their dreams looks like. But most people don’t know. They know that becoming a digital entrepreneur sounds enticing and attainable, but they aren’t exactly sure what that “dream” business (or even just that first business) will look like. Helping you figure that out, and then giving you the necessary training and community to go out and build it, is a big part of our goal here at Digital Commerce Institute.
How do I know the people teaching the courses actually know what they’re talking about?
Because everyone who teaches a course, participates in a Q&A, or is featured in a webinar is either a) a partner or VP at Rainmaker Digital, or b) hand-selected by a partner or VP at Rainmaker Digital.
Okay, so who is Rainmaker Digital, you may be asking …
Rainmaker Digital is the company behind Copyblogger, the Genesis Framework, StudioPress Sites, and the Rainmaker Platform. We’re a bootstrapped digital commerce pure-play with 8 figures in annual revenue, and we’ve created and sold tens of millions of dollars in digital products and services.
That said, we’ve also made every mistake in the book on the path to getting it right. So, we not only know what works, we can also help you succeed faster by avoiding expensive missteps and errors that waste your precious time.
Is it simple to cancel my membership before it recurs or request a refund?
Of course. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form on the Help page. Just let us know what you’d like to do, and we’ll make it happen.