I am a pottery instructor and I need an inexpensive way for students to sign up and pay for classes and hopefully have flexible payment options like Paypal, Credit cards and Square. Ideally there would be a class list that I could print out and also email reminders and a wait list.
Any suggestions? The free or cheap options have major limitations, like too few class slots, no ability to take payments until a higher level subscription has been purchased, or in the case of wix, horrid customer service.
I have no aptitude for this but I have to figure out how to do it, since i am opening a teaching studio on a shoestring budget.
Quite a project you have going on! This is a situation where one could look several ways. One is that because your class is offline, you need a multi-slot booking system. Here is a review that I found and has a listing of some of the better plugins for appointment management. This is wordpress based.
Though it may be cumbersome without a full online component you can find WPLMS at themeforest. This will give you all of the classroom management interaction for registration and student management. It may be a bit much as far as having so many online course features, but the student management is a key feature.