About Platform University®

Your message is important, and deserves to be shared.

That’s the fundamental belief which led us to start Platform University® in 2013.

Platform University is a members-only online community and public-facing blog with the training, resources, and guidance you need to build a successful online platform—all in one place!

The platform-builders in our community are typically growing an audience around a blog, podcast, or similar medium—but the best definition of an online “Platform” comes from the bestselling book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World:

Very simply, a platform is the thing you have to stand on to get heard. It’s your stage. But unlike a stage in the theater, today’s platform is not built of wood or concrete or perched on a grass hill. Today’s platform is built of people. Contacts. Connections. Followers.

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History of Platform University

In 2012, Michael Hyatt published the book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World to share his experience building his own online platform—and the book hit a nerve, immediately becoming a New York Times bestseller!

After the success of the Platform book, Michael founded Platform University as an online community to help others achieve the same level of success.

To date, more than 20,000 students have gone through Platform University’s learning program—nearly 5,000 active members are working on their platform in the community right now!

As the community (and content archive) continued to grow, Michael saw the need to build a dedicated Platform University team—which is what brought us to where the community is today, with a full-time Dean of Students (John Meese) and a dedicated research & production team to keep Platform University on the cutting-edge of the industry.

What’s Inside Platform University?

There is always free content available on our Platform University Blog, but the true core training resources are only available to our members, inside the community.

Inside the community, you’ll find an archive of more than 200 premium training lessons (mostly in-studio video) on topics like online branding, digital marketing, content creation, and monetizing your platform through products or services.

We collaborate with professionals who have a proven track record of success with their own online platforms, which is why we’ve interviewed guests like Ray Edwards, Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Donald Miller, Dave Ramsey, and many more.

Want to learn more?

Apply to join Platform University, and explore the experience yourself. If you have specific questions about the content on this website, or the member experience, contact our support team at support@platformuniversity.com.