Best 9 Platforms to Sell Online Courses

Best 9 Platforms to Sell Online Courses
November 13, 2019 Pinakin Vitkare
In General, Listicles

The past decade has seen a boom in terms of global connectivity via the internet. 

This has led to almost everything now being made available on online platforms, for worldwide consumption. 

It is to no surprise then, that schools, colleges as well as corporates have joined the party too, with their online learning setups. 

This has further led to people willing to invest in creating courses online, selling them to an audience, and making money. 

However, when it comes to choosing a dependable platform for selling online courses, there is no “Best” candidate out there. Depending on the specific requirements, different people choose different platforms to meet their course selling needs. 

Listed below are 9 Platforms which I felt are the most popular, among the e-learning entrepreneurs. 

#1 Edwiser Bridge with WooCommerce Integration

Moodle is a highly preferred choice when it comes to creating an online learning site.

However, selling these courses online isn’t the easiest of things.

Edwiser Bridge, as a WordPress-Moodle integration solution, makes it possible for you to sell your Moodle courses online.

With the WooCommerce Integration extension for Edwiser Bridge, you can also sell your courses as ‘products’. 

In addition to that, you can also bundle more than one course into a product, depending on your needs.

#2 Thinkific

Thinkific likes to believe that complete control of data & content is key for long-lasting online businesses.

As a software platform, it enables entrepreneurs in creating and selling their own online courses efficiently.  

The best part about Thinkific is that it does not charge any transaction fees across its free & paid plans. 

#3 Udemy

Udemy is a platform built with an intention to connect students from all over the world to the best instructors, helping them reach their goals and pursue their dreams.

The good news for you as an instructor is that Udemy is free to use!

Udemy makes its money by selling your courses, keeping 50% of the cost if they sell your course, and charing only 3% if the course was sold through you. 

#4 Teachable

The inception of Teachable came from a rather rough patch with Udemy. A good number of users didn’t like the way Udemy would have control of user data & course access. 

Teachable lets you sell online courses, while also letting you control your branding, student data, and pricing, all from one place. 

To make sure that you choose the best-fit plan for your needs, Teachable lets you choose from multiple plans. 

#5 LearnDash

Over the years, LearnDash has established itself as a leading name in the WordPress LMS Plugins. 

Using LearnDash guarantees you access to the latest online learning trends for creating engaging learning experiences. LearnDash makes this possible by letting you easily create & sell courses, manage users, download reports & much more!

If that was not enough, you can also integrate your LearnDash with add-ons like WooCommerce, bbPress, Stripe, to name a few.

#6 Kajabi

Exploring the Kajabi site, you’ll come across a certain phrase that the team at Kajabi like to describe themselves with. 

“All the tools you need to easily create online courses, launch marketing campaigns, build landing pages, and design the perfect website without buying another piece of software ever again.”

Kajabi lives up to the above claim by providing aesthetic landing page templates, funnels, easy payment process, zero transaction fee & a completely customizable checkout. 

#7 LifterLMS

LifterLMS defines itself as a Simple, Powerful Online Course & Membership Software.

As an effective solution, it has everything you need to create, sell & manage courses online. 

LifterLMS comes with an integrated Course Builder that lets you easily build online courses. 

One feature that really caught my eye was ‘Drip Content’. LifterLMS ensures that your learning material is available to learners over time, in chunks, thereby ensuring learner focus & future recurring revenue. 

#8 AccessAlly

Building on the flexibility of WordPress, AccessAlly lets you sell online courses as well as manage course memberships. 

With AccessAlly, you can sell, teach and engage with your learners using a single WordPress LMS Plugin. 

Other benefits of AccessAlly include support for multiple currencies, support for multiple payment gateways, multiple payment plans, and most significantly a reduction in shopping cart abandonment. 

#9 Coursecats

Compared to the other listings, Courcats stands out because it goes beyond the usual creating & selling of courses. 

Using Coursecats, you can very conveniently build an engaging website, manage and grow your email lists, in addition to selling courses online. 

The team at Coursecats claims that it is designed keeping both admins as well as customers in mind.  An easy-to-use interface only means you won’t need a design or engineering degree to create or manage your website.

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