Teachable is the platform for you if you’re an entrepreneur or content creator looking for a way to transform knowledge into income.
Teachable is a learning management system (LMS) based by Angkur Nagpal as a side project. It was previously called Fedora. Nagpal, a course builder himself, grew frustrated over the lack of direct accessibility to students some platforms had. So, he decided to create his own online learning platform with characteristics he envisioned his classes and students would like.
In 2020, sources state that Hotsmart acquired Teachable for about $250M.
Before you continue, you may want to check out this video by Robert C. Brown on YouTube that gives a quick review. After, you will want to read the rest of our article for a more comprehensive review of Teachable.
In A Nutshell Sample Teachable Point View
Teachable allows one to make and sell online courses and coaching with videos, quizzes, and lectures. It has a simple and intuitive interface which makes it an outstanding platform for beginners. You don’t have to have a virtual assistant or group member to do it because it already deals with your sales tracking, payment collections, and affiliates commissions. Instead, you can focus more on course construction.
Who Uses Teachable?
We can’t deny that we would like to take a slice from the ever-growing demand from the fast and booming industry of online learning.
Entrepreneurs, founders, and small business owners that want to create online courses to a potentially lucrative business will find using Teachables to be excellent. Teachable is utilized by folks like Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income to market their courses to students.
You also have enterprises like The New York Times, Shopify, and Penn Law.
As of now, more than 100,000 creators sold over $1 billion in courses and coaching for students all over the world.
Here are some of the features I enjoyed in Teachable:
Ease of Use
Teachable’s best feature is being less of a tech hassle and more of being your partner-in-arms to a company.
As mentioned previously, Teachable prides itself on its ease of use. Going around and operating the program will be found easy by tech beginners.
When you register on the website, it leads you to the dashboard. There you will see headers like users, sites, sales, emails, and courses. It is pretty straightforward. Uploading documents, reviewing analytics, issuing refunds, and communicating with students becomes easier for the user.
It is possible to integrate as many tools as you want as Teachable’s list of partners is fairly extensive. You’ll also find that it is easy to create multimedia lectures, videos, homepage, and landing pages with their power editor.
Teachable offers a large selection of themes for your online course website that you can select to create an appealing landing page. All you’ve got to do is upload the logos, text, images and select color schemes to fit your business’ branding.
If you are an advanced user, you have the choice of inserting custom CSS or HTML to the Code Snippets Area.
Marketing, Student Tracking Tools, and Analytics Capabilities
It has all the necessary and essential sales tracking and analytics tools that you’d need while trying to analyze your course sales. You can see how well your courses have performed in specific phases.
You can provide your students discounts should they choose to buy a second course when you get access to advanced sales features like one-click upsells and packages from availing greater plans. It’s a fantastic means of increasing conversions.
You can check student enrollment and engagement in regards to student monitoring. You’ll get reports on how your students interact with your classes, their completion rates, and where the students get stuck.
You don’t need to worry about tracking sales and student insights with their comprehensive dashboards. Teachable deals with tech and promotion for you.
You’d need a Pro or Business Plan to get this feature. The course will award the certificates upon completion (Admin > Courses > Course > Certificates). There are templates available. Teachable will automatically insert your school name, student’s name, and name of the course. You may change aspects of your certificate like logo, color scheme, and pre-set images. But, you may also create one yourself using the block editor (rich text and Liquid/HTML blocks).
Teachable comes with its own refundable payment processing through Teachable Payments. With this, you do not have to find a 3rd party for payment processing.
You can select your payment money from a wide assortment of choices. You can also generate coupons and discount codes for students and affiliate codes. Teachable will handle affiliate payouts automatically.
Teachable has options like Stripe and PayPal and advanced payment options like Visa and Mastercard.
Your students can pay by credit card, debit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. You also have the choice of charging your courses as one-time purchases, monthly payments, or as a subscription.
The service is responsive. It has a comprehensive knowledge library with online lessons and lives webinars for common questions you might ask as you begin creating your first class. You can create a ticket if you have any additional queries. Normally, you’ll hear back from service within one day. Professional Teachable clients have access to live chat support.
What Plans can I avail?
Teachable allows customers to choose one of three options: Basic, Pro, and company.
For those who wish to dip their feet first and check out its features before committing, Teachable will offer a 14-day free trial.
All plans include unlimited video, courses, and hosting. Additionally, it has integrated payment processing, student management, lecture comments, fundamental quizzes, no fees on free classes, and VAT (value-added tax) for the EU.
Basic ($39/month or $29/month if yearly billing is selected )
Each of the base features include unlimited students, course product, training product, a members-only community, automated sign-ups, and two admin-level users. You’ll have to pay the monthly fee together with a 5 percent transaction fee on this plan.
Pro ($119/month or $99/month if yearly billing is selected)
Including all base attributes plus priority product support, advanced reports, five admin-level users, an unbranded website, and completion class certificates, among others–no transaction fees.
Business ($299/month or $249/month if yearly billing is chosen)
This includes everything in Pro and 20-admin level users, bulk student enrollments, manual student imports, custom user functions, innovative theme customization, and group coaching calls. Sample Teachable Point View
Now that I’ve talked about what I liked about Teachable, here are a few things I do not like:
- No free plans.
- Teachable doesn’t have a free plan. However, it does offer a 14-day trial.
- 5% transaction fees
- There is a 5 percent transaction fee for people who opt for the Basic plan.
- No phone service.
- There is no phone number to contact for inquiries.
Why should you attempt it?
I am not the most tech-savvy man out there. Far from it, actually. I’ve had many a day being very confused about the crowd. However, with Teachable, I found it reasonably easy. It does take a while to explore the web site, its features, and test stuff out. Akin to a duck testing the waters first.
You can teach the way you would like to know by using customization tools to personalize your content. Sample Teachable Point View
You don’t need to worry about marketing. All you have to worry about is creating the content you want to sell since Teachable has built-in features to take care of taxes, payouts, affiliates, and writers.
To Sum It Up
Teachable is an approachable platform for complete beginners and busy entrepreneurs who want to focus more on course creation than the business’s tech and marketing aspect.
Teachable helps you turn the online courses you can create on any subject you love into a company. Why not start now?
Frequently Asked Questions: Sample Teachable Point View
What is Teachable?
Teachable is an online learning platform that helps users create and sell their courses.
Can I use Teachable at No Cost?
There’s a 14-day free trial for the Pro Plan. When you click on the “Get Started” button and register, you will automatically be entered into a Professional plan trial. You do not need a credit card for this. There is no free trial for Basic and Business Plans. You can add up to ten students to complete courses.
How can Teachable payments work?
Teachable uses Stripe express to process credit/debit card transactions in addition to PayPal payments. Owners may receive payouts directly to their banks dependent on the payment scheme set from the primary school owner. It can be done in the Preferences > Payments section of the school admin. Payouts can be set daily (on a 2-day company rolling period), weekly (every Thursday), or monthly (every 30 days on the first business day of the month).
How much does Teachable cost?
The Basic plan costs $39/month or $29/month if yearly billing is chosen. But, many individuals opt for Teachable’s popular Pro Plan at $119/month or $99/month if yearly billing is set. It has more features that fit most of what their company needs.
For large organizations where multiple teachers are required to upload course materials, a much better fit would the Business Plan which costs $299/month or $249/month if annual billing is chosen.
Can Teachable charge any processing fees?
Yes. For any sale made through a credit card, debit card, and US Paypal account, it charges 2.9% plus 30 cents. International cards are billed 3.9% plus 30c. International PayPal gets charged 4.4% plus 30 cents.