Are you ready to stop trading time for money and enjoy life more? Creating an online course can be a great way to build passive income. There are many platforms that you can use to create online courses, and the best one for you will depend on your specific needs and goals.
Before you start researching which platform to use, consider your needs.
What To Consider When Choosing an Online Course Platform
- Goals: What do you want to accomplish with your course? Perhaps you want to generate more client leads, build more income, or generate brand awareness.
- Location: Do you want to host your course on your own website, or are you looking for separate software?
- Pricing: Consider your budget. Can you afford to pay $25 per month? What about $99 per month?
- Audience: Who is your target audience? Will you be building a new audience or sharing your content with a pre-existing base of customers?
- Functionality: What do you need in an online platform? Do you want a lot of customization in terms of design and grading options, or would a plugin meet your needs?
- Content: What types of content will you create? Will you be creating written lessons, video, quizzes or a combination? Will your audience be accessing your course on their mobile or desktop? Will they need to print their lessons?
Now that you understand some of the items to consider, let’s review some popular course platforms.
Online Course Platforms
LearnDash: LearnDash is a WordPress plugin that allows you to embed your online course onto your current website. LearnDash is a great option if you have some technical know-how. LearnDash gives you pretty much every feature in its paid plans. LearnDash is my preferred course builder if you want to embed a course onto your website.
LifterLMS: LifterLMS is another WordPress plugin that allows you to embed your online course onto your current website. If need additional course functionality and/or management features, LifterLMS can get expensive really fast.
Teachable: Teachable is stand-alone platform that is specifically designed for creating and selling online courses. It offers a range of features, including customizable landing pages, payment processing, and email marketing tools. If you plan to create a lot of courses, Teachable’s free plan gives you unlimited courses, students, and products (at the time of this writing). Teachable is my preferred standalone course builder.
Thinkific: Thinkific is another stand-alone platform that offers a wide range of features for creating and selling online courses, including course building tools, marketing and sales tools, and integrations with other platforms. At the time of this writing, Thinkific gives you unlimited students, but only three course builds are included with a free plan.
Udemy: Udemy is a popular stand-alone platform for creating and selling online courses. It has a large user base and a variety of tools to help you create, promote, and sell your course.
Kajabi: Kajabi is a comprehensive platform for creating, selling, and delivering online courses and other digital products. It offers a range of features, including marketing tools, email marketing, and integrations with other platforms.
When choosing a platform, consider factors such as the types of features and tools offered, the cost of the platform, and whether it integrates with other tools or platforms that you use.
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