Teachable is the platform for you if you are an entrepreneur or content creator searching for a way to transform knowledge into earnings.
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. He decided to create his own online learning platform with characteristics that he envisioned his courses and students would like.
In 2020, sources state that Hotsmart obtained Teachable for about $250M.
Before you go on, you may want to watch this video by Robert C. Brown on YouTube that gives a quick overview. Afterward, you’ll want to read the rest of the article for a more comprehensive review.
In A Nutshell Teachable Team Members
Teachable allows one to create and sell online classes and training with videos, quizzes, and lectures. It’s a straightforward and intuitive interface which makes it an outstanding platform for beginners. It takes care of your sales monitoring, payment collections, and affiliates commissions. Thus, you don’t need to have a virtual assistant or team member to do it. Instead, you can focus more on course construction.
Who Uses Teachable?
We can not deny that we would like to take a slice from the ever-growing demand from the quick and booming industry of online learning.
Entrepreneurs, creators, and small business owners who want to create online courses into a potentially lucrative business will find using Teachables to be ideal. Teachable is used by folks 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 now, more than 100,000 creators sold over $1 billion in classes and training for students all over the world.
Here are some of the features I liked 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 business.
As stated earlier, Teachable prides itself on its simplicity of use. Tech novices will find it easy to go around and operate the program.
The dashboard is the first thing a user would see after registering on the website. There you will see headers such as users, websites, sales, emails, and classes. It’s pretty straightforward. Uploading documents, reviewing analytics, issuing refunds, and communication with students becomes easier for the user.
Teachable’s list of partners is pretty extensive making it possible to incorporate as many tools as you want. You will also realize that you can easily create multimedia lectures, videos, homepage, and landing pages using their power editor.
Teachable offers a large selection of topics for your online course site which you can select to create an appealing landing page. All you’ve got to do is upload the logos, text, images and choose color schemes to fit your business’ branding.
You have the choice of inserting custom CSS or HTML to the Code Snippets region if you are an advanced user.
Marketing, Student Tracking Tools, and Analytics Capabilities
It has all the necessary and essential sales tracking and analytics tools that you would need while trying to analyze your course sales. 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 packages. With this, you can offer your students discounts should they choose to buy a second course. It’s a good way of increasing conversions.
You can check student enrollment and engagement when it comes to student monitoring. You will receive reports on how your students interact with your courses, their completion rates, and in which the students get stuck.
Teachable deals with technology and marketing for you so you don’t need to worry about tracking student and sales insights with their comprehensive dashboards.
You would 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 title of the course. You may change elements 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).
You do not need to find a 3rd party for payment processing as Teachable comes with its in-built payment processing through Teachable Payments.
You may select your payment currency from a broad range of choices. You can also generate coupons and discount codes for students and affiliate codes. Teachable will manage affiliate payouts automatically.
Teachable has options like Stripe and PayPal and advanced payment options like Visa and Mastercard.
You have the choice of charging your courses as one-time purchases, monthly payments, or as a subscription which your students 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 begin creating your first course. But, if you have any additional queries, you can create a ticket. Normally, you’ll hear back from support within one day. Professional Teachable customers have access to live chat service.
What Plans can I avail?
Teachable allows customers to choose one of three options: Basic, Pro, and company.
For those 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 yearly billing is chosen)
Each of the base features include unlimited students, class product, training product, a members-only community, automatic 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 annual billing is selected)
This includes all base features 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 annual billing is selected )
This includes everything in Pro and 20-admin level users, bulk student enrollments, manual pupil imports, custom user roles, innovative theme customization, and group coaching calls. Teachable Team Members
Now that I’ve talked about what I enjoyed about Teachable, here are some things I do not like:
- No free plans.
- Teachable doesn’t have a free plan. However, it does offer a 14-day trial.
- 5 percent transaction fees
- There is a 5 percent transaction fee for people who opt for the Basic plan.
- No phone service.
- There is no telephone number to contact for queries.
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 the most confused about the bunch. However, with Teachable, I found it reasonably easy. Comparable to a duck testing the waters , It does take a while to explore the web site, its features, and test stuff out.
You can teach how you want to learn by using customization tools to personalize your content. Teachable Team Members
You don’t have to worry about marketing. Teachable has built-in features to take care of payouts, taxes, affiliates, and writers. So all you’ve got to worry about is creating the content that you wish to sell.
To Sum It Up
Teachable is an approachable platform for complete beginners and busy entrepreneurs who want to concentrate more on course production than the business’s technology and marketing aspect.
Teachable helps you turn the online courses you may make on any subject you love into a company. Why not start today?
Frequently Asked Questions: Teachable Team Members
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. You will automatically be entered into a Professional plan trial when you click on the “Get Started” button and register. 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 own banks based on the payment scheme set out by the primary school owner. It can be carried out from the Preferences > Payments section of their 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. However, Teachable’s more popular Pro Plan at $119/month or $99/month if yearly billing is determined is more opted by many people. It has more features that fit most of what their business 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 charges?
Yes. It costs 2.9% plus 30 cents for any sale made through a credit card, debit card, and US Paypal accounts. International cards are billed 3.9% and 30c. International PayPal gets charged 4.4% plus 30 cents.