Making It: How to Be a Successful Online Entrepreneur
Free Spirit (Chris Badgett)
May 20, 2022
You don’t always need formal training or a solid plan to become a successful entrepreneur. Chris Badgett has always sought freedom and adventure over a conventional path. For him, making it is all about the freedom to be yourself and follow your passions.
Welcome to Making It! This weekly show explores the lives and stories of entrepreneurs as they share their unique perspectives on their success and the path to making it.  

    Chris Badgett is the co-founder and CEO of LifterLMS, a learning management system for WordPress. As a kid, he was often bored, preferring outdoor adventure to indoor education.  But his passion for learning things that did interest him fueled one new interest after the other, eventually leading to his own success in online education.

    In this episode of Making It, Chris talks about being voluntarily homeless, running sled dogs and turning his quest for freedom and interest into a successful business.

“It's less obvious than, you know, making money or making a difference or making an impact, but to truly get to be yourself; that's making it.”

– Chris Badgett

Chris Badgett is the co-founder and CEO of LifterLMS, a learning management system for WordPress. He helps education entrepreneurs create, launch, and scale high value online training platforms. He believes in democratizing education in the digital classroom and contributing as much as possible to the open source WordPress community.

     Chris is a successful internet entrepreneur, a lifelong learner and an adventure-seeking family man. He’s also a course creator and writer, and he loves to cook. 

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Chris’ website
Chris’ LinkedIn

Guest – Chris Badgett
Co-Producers – Danny Bermant & Geoff Govertsen
Supervising Producer – Cynthia Lamb
Executive producer – Danny Iny
Assembled by – Geoff Govertsen
Audio Post Supervisor: Evan Miles, Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production by Post Office Sound
Music soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely

Music and SFX credits: 

• Track Title: The Sunniest Kids
Artist Name(s): Rhythm Scott
Writer Name: Scott Roush

• Track Title: Sweet Loving Waltz
Artist Name(s): Sounds Like Sander
Writer Name: S.L.J. Kalmeijer

• Track Title: Keeper of My Dreams
Artist Name(s): Fantoms
Writer Name: Stephen Keech

Episode transcript: Free Spirit (Chris Badgett) Coming soon.