The online learning community is growing rapidly. The online learning industry is growing to $350 billion in 2023, which is unheard of. Many bloggers, coaches, and creators are creating online courses to teach others and earn passive income. If you’re a creator looking to launch your online course, you need a platform to host and sell your course. This blog post will look at some of the best free and paid platforms you can use to create, host, and sell your course.
Payhip is a platform that allows you to sell your online course and any other digital products you may offer. You can sell memberships, E-books, templates; you name it. Payhip offers a free plan with a 5% transaction fee. You can access all features with the free plan and host unlimited products. Payhip allows you to set up a store, and you can even write blog posts right on the platform. The best thing about Payhip is it’s super beginner-friendly and easy to use. It’s perfect for anyone just starting out.
Gumroad is an entirely free platform that allows you to create and sell your online courses, digital products, and even any physical products that you may have. Gumroad doesn’t have paid plans; they charge a 10% flat fee for each sale you make. The best thing about Gumroad is there are no monthly fees, and they allow you to build an e-mail list right on the platform to share updates and sales with your audience.
Teachable is a very popular option when it comes to creating and hosting online courses. When it comes to your course delivery, Teachable offers a variety of options such as the ability to drip your course content, add videos and quizzes to your lectures, and even create a course completion certificate for your students. Teachable offers a free plan where you can preview their features for a limited time. Their Basic plan is $39 per month and their Pro plan is $119 per month.
Podia is a platform that allows you to sell courses, memberships, webinars, and other digital products. Podia allows you to create educational multimedia lectures with videos, audio, text, PDF, etc., which are then delivered through their seamless course player. One unique feature of Podia is the ability to offer coaching right on the platform. This all-in-one platform does have a free plan that takes 8% fees. Their paid plans range from $39 per month to $199 per month.
Kajabi is one of the most expensive platforms for launching an online course, but they allow you to do so much more than just host and deliver your course. In addition to delivering your course, you can set up a blog, build a sales funnel, build your e-mail subscriber list and so much more. Kajabi provides powerful learning features such as Community, Assessments, Automations, learning paths, etc. which will engage your students and keep them on the right track. Kajabi’s plans range from $149 a month to $399 a month.