Top 6 Platforms for Entrepreneurs to Create and Sell Online Courses

This article lists 6 top platforms for entrepreneurs to make and sell online courses, explaining what each one offers. Platforms like Kajabi, Thinkific, LearnWorlds, Teachable, Podia, and Zenler have different strengths in making websites, email marketing, handling payments, customizing, and using automation. With so many available, choosing the best one for you can be overwhelming. Here is a shortlist of the six best platforms for entrepreneurs to create and sell courses and more!

1. Kajabi

Kajabi is an all-in-one platform that allows you to build, market, and sell your online course or coaching services easily without any knowledge of codes. Kajabi seeks to be a website builder, email marketing platform, and payment platform, all as a single platform. As a result, it is easy to get your course set up quickly, and it's even easier to maintain your courses and customers. They offer many features, including unlimited landing pages and automation for scalability. However, they are priced well above their competitors.

2. Thinkific

Much like Kajabi, Thinkific works for people who love to have everything built into your site. You also have an excellent support team if you struggle to complete things. Thinkific also integrates with the popular Shopify app and gives you a one-month free trial to see what it's all about. We recommend creating a free account to closely examine their features. This platform is fully customizable with video hosting and adds multimedia with Articulate or Captivate. They also offer course completion certificates, easy email integrations, memberships, and communities.

3. LearnWorlds

LearnWorlds is excellent because it has a great user interface. You can also automatically create branded digital certificates, allowing you to spread your brand as people proudly display what they learned from your skillset. Also, LearnWorlds provides an incredible platform to allow you to perform affiliate marketing. Building these offerings into your coursework allows you to create in-depth training platforms that delve into various topics. If you use SCORM files, Learnworlds is one of the few platforms that offer this option. They also have a built-in community, a website builder with a blog, interactive videos, live classes, and webinars with Zoom & Webex. Best of all, you can master automation with multiple integrations.

4. Teachable

Teachable is the ultimate platform for creatives to share their experiences with other would-be creatives. They have various customization tools that allow you to curate your product to your learner's needs. With a strong emphasis on video learning, they emphasize a modern focus on teaching their learners. They offer many features, including completion certificates, an in-platform member community, unlimited videos (including the free plan), and the ability to sell products with their Pro plan. For you business builders, they offer seamlessly integrated email marketing with all of their plans.

5. Podia

Podia is a simple alternative to all we mentioned above for creating simple webinars, courses, and membership sites without worrying about coding. They allow you to use it as a platform to sell or offer your marketing eBook. Their platform includes a built-in messenger, so you can easily communicate with your learner.

You have the option to sell memberships to your customers and sell your digital products, including eBooks.

They also offer unlimited file usage for videos and webinars with Zoom integrations. Some other cool features include on-page chat and email marketing campaign capabilities built into the platform.

6. Zenler

Zenler is a robust all-in-one platform that removes the need for additional marketing tools. Their simple-to-use platform allows you to create courses, funnels, email marketing campaigns, and sell digital products. Zenler's platform has a blog feature, a built-in community, and email automation. The platform simplifies uploading if you use SCORM files to build your courses. You can also build your course directly on the platform, including videos, documents, and quizzes. My favorite benefit is the careful thought they put into building marketing into the platform, like order bumps, upsells, and downsells to help you sell your courses and other products. Zenler is by far the most affordable of the previous five listed here, with all the added extras, live marketing, and live webinar hosting.

Make a Decision & Take Action

All of the platforms listed above are great ways to develop your site for creating an online course. All of them ensure that you can focus on your customers. Using these tools to help you with the little things can help you build the best online course. Try not to spend too much time selecting your platform. Many people often get stuck here. Remember that most of these have a free trial, and you can always switch platforms. If you want an easy way to package, position, and transform your knowledge into a profitable online course in 4 weeks, I walk you through the entire process from course topic to course launch and more in The BizStarter Hub.

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