If you’re an entrepreneur or content creator looking for a way to transform knowledge into earnings, Teachable is the platform for you.
Teachable is a learning management system (LMS) based by Angkur Nagpal as a side project. It was previously known as Fedora. Nagpal, a class builder himself, decided to create his own online learning platform with features that he envisioned his courses and students could enjoy after getting frustrated over the lack of direct accessibility to students some platforms had.
In 2020, sources say that Hotsmart obtained Teachable for approximately $250M.
Before you continue, you may want to watch this video by Robert C. Brown on YouTube that gives a quick overview. Afterward, you will want to read the rest of the article for a more comprehensive review of Teachable.
In A Nutshell Teachable Person
Teachable allows one to make and sell online classes and coaching with videos, quizzes, and lectures. It has a straightforward and intuitive interface that makes it an excellent platform for complete beginners. You don’t have to have a virtual assistant or group member to perform it because it already deals with your sales monitoring, payment collections, and affiliates commissions. Alternatively, you can concentrate more on course construction.
Who Uses Teachable?
We can’t deny that we want to take a slice from the ever-growing demand from the fast and booming industry of online learning.
It’s ideal for entrepreneurs, creators, and small business owners that want to create online courses into a potentially profitable business. Teachable is utilized by individuals like Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income to sell their courses to students.
You also have enterprises such as The New York Times, Shopify, and Penn Law.
As of this moment, more than 100,000 founders sold over $1 billion in classes and training 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 technician hassle and more of being your partner-in-arms to a company.
As stated previously, Teachable prides itself on its ease of use. Tech novices will find it easy to go around and operate the course.
The dashboard is the first thing a user would see after registering on the site. There you will see headers like users, sites, sales, emails, and classes. It is pretty straightforward. It is a lot easier for the user to upload documents, review analytics, issue refunds, and communicate with students.
Teachable’s list of partners is pretty extensive making it possible to incorporate as many tools as you need. You’ll also find that you can easily create multimedia lectures, videos, homepage, and landing pages using their power editor.
Users can select to create an attractive landing page with Teachable’s large selection of topics for your online course site. All you’ve got to do is upload the logos, text, images and choose color schemes to fit your business’ branding.
If you’re an advanced user, you have the option of inserting custom CSS or HTML to the Code Snippets region.
Marketing, Student Tracking Tools, and Analytics Capabilities
When you’re attempting to analyze your course sales, Teachables has all the necessary and essential sales tracking and analytics tools that you’d need. You can see how well your classes have performed in specific periods.
For higher plans, you get access to advanced sales features like one-click upsells and bundles. With this, you can offer your pupils discounts should they decide to buy a second course. It is a fantastic means of increasing conversions.
You can check student enrollment and engagement in regards to student tracking. You will receive reports on how your students interact with your courses, their completion rates, and where the students get stuck.
You don’t need to worry about tracking student and sales 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 class 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 such as 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 need to find a 3rd party for payment processing.
You can select your payment currency from a wide assortment of choices. You may even create 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.
You have the option of charging your courses as one-time purchases, monthly payments, or as a subscription which your pupils can pay by credit card, debit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.
The service is responsive. It has an extensive knowledge library with online lessons and lives webinars for common questions you might ask as you start creating your first course. You can create a ticket if you have any additional queries. Usually, you will hear back from service within one day. Professional Teachable customers have access to live chat support.
What Plans can I avail?
Teachable allows customers to choose among three options: Basic, Pro, and Business.
For people who want to dip their feet first and take a look at its features before committing, Teachable will offer a 14-day free trial.
All plans include unlimited video, classes, and hosting. It also has integrated payment processing, student management, lecture comments, fundamental quizzes, no fees on free courses, and VAT (value-added tax) for the EU.
Basic ($39/month or $29/month if annual billing is selected )
All the base features include unlimited students, course merchandise, coaching product, a members-only community, automated sign-ups, and two admin-level users. You’ll need to pay the monthly fee along with a 5% transaction fee on this plan.
Pro ($119/month or $99/month if yearly billing is selected)
This includes all base features plus priority product support, advanced reports, five admin-level users, an unbranded site, and completion course certificates, among others–no transaction fees.
Business ($299/month or $249/month if yearly billing is selected )
This includes everything in Pro and 20-admin level users, bulk student enrollments, manual student imports, custom user roles, advanced theme customization, and group coaching calls. Teachable Person
Here are some things I do not like about Teachable now that I have talked about what I liked about it:
- No free plans.
- Teachable does not have a totally free plan. But, it does offer a 14-day trial.
- 5% transaction fees
- There is a 5 percent transaction fee for those who opt for the Basic plan.
- No phone support.
- There is no telephone number to contact for queries.
Why should you try it?
I am not the most tech-savvy person out there. Far from it, actually. I have had many a day being the most confused about the bunch. But with Teachable, I found it fairly simple. It does take some time to explore the web site, its features, and test stuff out. Comparable to a duck testing the waters first.
You can teach the way you want to know by using customization tools to personalize your content. Teachable Person
You don’t have to think about marketing. All you have to worry about is making 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
For complete beginners and busy entrepreneurs who want to focus more on course creation than the business’s technology and marketing aspect, Teachable is an approachable platform.
You can create your online course on any subject you love, and Teachable helps you turn that into a business. Why not start now?
Frequently Asked Questions: Teachable Person
What is Teachable?
Teachable is an online learning platform that helps users create and market their courses.
Can I use Teachable for free?
There is 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’s absolutely no free trial for Basic and Business Plans. You can add up to ten students to complete courses.
How do Teachable payments work?
Teachable uses Stripe express to process credit/debit card transactions as well as PayPal payments. Owners may receive payouts directly to their own banks based on the payment scheme set from the primary school owner. It can be done from the Preferences > Payments section of the school admin. Payouts can be set daily (on a 2-day business 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 annual billing is chosen. However, Teachable’s more popular Pro Plan at $119/month or $99/month if yearly billing is determined is more opted by many individuals. It has more features that fit most of what their business needs.
The Business Plan also costs $299/month or $249/month if annual billing is chosen. This would be a much better fit for large organizations where multiple instructors are required to upload course materials.
Can Teachable charge any processing fees?
Yes. For any sale made through a credit card, debit card, and US Paypal accounts, it charges 2.9% plus 30 cents. International cards are billed 3.9% and 30c. International PayPal gets charged 4.4% plus 30 cents.