So I have been losing sleep over transitioning my Gatsby site to a dedicated LMS solution, where I can offer memberships or direct buy courses and pay Instructors.
I think every developer has something to teach and if we can guide each other we could even make some side hustle type of money. There is a huge $25.7 Billion industry coming...
The likely solution would be just to jump in head first into LearnDash, LearnPress or a similar Wordpress solution. However it loses all of those wonderfully fast sites because it is such an expensive database situation on these membership sites.
The load times are embarrassing though and there has to be a better way. At the very minimum a basic site on Kinsta will cost $100 a month for this to run with any reasonable exceptions.
Perhaps there is a better way of doing this with an ecommerce solution using Next.js, building all the blog content out using that static builder and then leave the true LMS solution on the SSR side of hosting?
Let me know is this something anyone else is pondering?
Could we build something that sits beside https://forem.dev/?