11 Best Kajabi Alternatives for 2021 (Features & Pricing Included)

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When your business model focuses on developing people, you need a platform that helps develop your business.

As an entrepreneur, you have to pick the tools of your trade wisely.

That includes picking an online course platform that’s right for you and your audience.

If you’ve been researching where to host your courses, then you’ve probably already heard of Kajabi, but is it right for you?

To help you figure it all out, we’re deep-diving into:

  • Exactly what’s available with Kajabi.
  • The best alternatives to Kajabi on the market.
  • How much each tool costs.

So you can make an educated choice about your business’s future.

We’re going to take a quick look at Kajabi, so you’ve got a baseline for comparison against these 11 alternatives:

  1. Uscreen
  2. Teachable
  3. Thinkific
  4. Clickfunnels
  5. LearnDash
  6. Ruzuku
  7. Kartra
  8. Kaltura
  9. Podia
  10. Patreon
  11. Udemy

Now, for the details.

Disclaimer: The information below is accurate as of today {09/09/2021}.

What is Kajabi?

kajabi ealearning service

Kajabi has been around since 2009 and is a platform that lets you build a website to sell content, with a focus on educators and course creators.

It has a range of built-in tools to help entrepreneurs set up their online learning businesses without needing lots of integrations and subscriptions to other third-party tools.

As one of the most popular online course platforms out there, lots of people have found success on Kajabi.

After all, you get the tools you need to get your videos online, market your courses to your community, and accept payments.

Over 40,000 businesspeople work with Kajabi and it gets plenty of love from them for a few key reasons.

If you’ve ever asked someone why they you use Kajabi, they’ll probably tell it’s because they get:

  • An easy-to-use website builder that’s customizable and brandable.
  • Built in marketing tools like emails, marketing funnels, and landing pages.
  • Tools to boost learning like quizzes, hosting audio files, and downloads of PDFs.
  • Stripe and PayPal integrations for one-off and recurring transactions.
  • 24/7 customer support through chat on the website.

This all sounds useful, but will it work for all businesses and every course creator?

There are limitations, so let’s check them out.

Why Kajabi May Not Always Be the Right Choice

Despite all of these plus points, Kajabi does have some significant limitations that mean it isn’t always the perfect solution for everyone’s business needs.

At Uscreen, we’ve worked with online course businesses who have migrated over to us from Kajabi, and we took the time to understand what made them make the switch.

There aren’t loads of negatives about Kajabi, but there are some  significant ones, such as:

  • You can only sell a limited number of courses, ebooks, and other products before you have to start upgrading your subscription plan, which can get expensive quickly.
  • Even on the most expensive plan, you’re limited to a maximum of 20,000 active members. It might feel like a dream to reach that many members now, but if you want to have uncapped potential to scale, Kajabi might not be for you.
  • The websites you can create on Kajabi have limited customization options.
  • It’s only possible to run a live class through YouTube – meaning you’re stuck with the YouTube branding on your stream, and you can’t take advantage of live chat features.
  • There’s a lack of community building options – while you can integrate your Facebook comments to your Kajabi pages, there’s no native chat features.
  • Payment options on Kajabi are limited if you’ve got customers and users outside of North America and Europe.
  • Email deliverability through Kajabi’s own system isn’t the best, with the potential for high spam rates – there’s not a lot of analytics data about the emails, either.

Now we’ve seen the pluses and the not-so-greats, let’s look at the pricing model.

Kajabi pricing

kajabi pricing

Of the 3 tiers offered by Kajabi, the cheapest one is the Basic plan.

This plan lets you sell just 3 products and create 3 sales pipelines, have 10,000 contacts, and 1,000 members, among other restrictions.

The Growth plan increases all of these limits, allowing you to sell 15 products and have 10,000 members.

The top tier is Pro, which has the highest limits, letting you sell 100 products and have up to 20,000 members.

Now you know all about Kajabi, let’s look at the different features and opportunities that the alternatives have to offer.

1. Uscreen

uscreen kajabi alternative

Here at Uscreen, we’ve got a stack of tools that’ll help you create, build, market, sell, and grow your knowledge commerce business.

Start with our drag-and-drop page builder with plenty of templates to get your coaching and training courses looking perfect, and when you’re ready to branch out you can launch your own, fully-branded TV and mobile apps.

Imagine your cooking classes projected onto smart TVs or your makeup tutorials being followed from Android or iOS devices all over the world.

Sounds cool, right?

Your content catalog is intuitive for your users and scalable for your business; giving students a seamless experience and you the chance to build an unlimited content library.

You can also really connect with your learners through live streaming. 

This could be in webinar format, office hours, Q&A sessions, or whatever other way you want to engage with your audience, with a live chat and a countdown ticker before your live events to make sure your community is aware and engaged.

Not only do we look great, we’ve got all the tools to drive your marketing efforts such as:

  • 4 payment gateways.
  • Custom landing and sales pages.
  • Tiered pricing structures so you can have different levels of learners – rookie, expert, and genius, maybe?
  •  Upsells, coupons, discounts, free trials, and more.

The sky’s the limit with Uscreen and here are some examples of growing businesses we work with.

Example #1: MommaStrong

MommaStrong SVOD service

MommaStrong is a fitness school targeted at busy mothers who want to get into shape – they’ve got a site for the dads too! – with classes categorized by the stages of motherhood.

The business migrated from Kajabi over to Uscreen and has taken full advantage of what we offer, including launching TV and mobile apps so their busy customers can work out whenever they get a moment.

MommaStrong Fitness Service

MommaStrong has also been able to take advantage of creating a complete catalog of their videos, categorized by themes like…

  • Jump Start.
  • Build.
  • Hazy Days.

… and plenty more that lets their members browse through an ever-growing list of content.

MommaStrong Video Catalog

This helps MommaStrong drip content to their members and helps members choose specific courses or programs to work through.

They sell both monthly and annual membership plans, and even offer a 14-day free trial before sign-up.

It’s not the only pricing model you can use, so let’s see another example.

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Example #2: FaderPro

FaderPro music learning service

FaderPro is a place for new and ambitious DJs to learn the ropes and get new skills by watching classes from international superstars.

They have a huge back-catalog of courses and tutorials about different styles of dance music and different skill sets that DJs and producers need.

Courses are sold as bundles, so learners pay a one-time fee and can watch everything in the package as much as they need until they’ve mastered the skills and move on to the next bundle.

FaderPro Course Catalog

FaderPro catalogs their content in a slightly different way to the last example, optimizing it for the type of course they offer.

Their members – and potential members – can filter content by:

  • The type of course.
  • The course creator.
  • The music label that created it.
  • The brand of kit being used.

This gives limitless possibilities when it comes to what can be taught and how many courses the business can create and sell.

Dancing down to the next example…

Example #3: Sqadia

sqadia medical studies platform

Sqadia specializes in medical education, with video content designed to complement textbooks and classroom learning.

Users can dip into any video they like, but they’re also organized by subject – so they can search for videos that’ll help with their current college classes, for example.

Sqadia Course Categories

They’ve also developed an iOS and Android app with us to make their content even more accessible.

Pricing for Sqadia is done 3 ways, with a monthly, semi-annual, or annual plan to give unlimited access to all of their content.

That’s a few examples of Uscreen customers doing their amazing thing, here’s what other customers have been saying about how we work with them.

Source: TrustPilot

Now you’ve seen what entrepreneurs like you think about Uscreen, here are all the features they – and you – can get.

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Uscreen features

Now you know how your online school, training program, or coaching business can look, here’s what we offer to help you build and grow your knowledge commerce:

  • Full HD video streaming on a white-label player that lets you add closed captions and other accessibility options.
  • A drag-and-drop page builder with user-friendly templates that’ll let you build the professional website you need to sell your course, along with customizable landing pages and the option to use your own domain.
  • OTT apps for iOS, Android, Apple Watch, FireTV, Roku, and more so your users can access your content how they want to – with no Uscreen branding in sight.
  • Video catalog with filters and categories, offering a more intuitive interface for learners and allowing you to scale your business.
  • Live streams that help you connect with your audience without needing any integrations or embed codes, as well as  live chat features so you can communicate with your audience in real time.
  • Payment processing through PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net, or our own payment gateway.
  • Tiered pricing, one-off purchases, rentals, bundles, and subscriptions are all possible, so you can find the pricing model that fits your e-learning business.
  • Advanced marketing tools and automations to drive sales like discounts, coupons, free trials, “try again for free”, gift cards, abandoned cart sequences, and more, as well as  tools to help affiliate management.
  • More than 1,000 integrations for email, analytics, affiliate marketing, and lots more, plus you can build your own Zapier integrations.
  • Options to upload audio files, documents, and other digital products.
  • Content scheduling and dripping lets you release your course content slowly and not overwhelm your students.
  • Issue certificates using 3rd party integrations so your students get a record of their achievement.
  • Unlimited streaming and bandwidth, with more than 7,500 minutes of video storage with a recommended file limit of 13GB.
  • SEO options that let you add title tags and metadata.
  • A range of native analytics at a subscription, video, and user level, such as the devices they’re using, where they’re watching from, plus royalty tracking to help you calculate payouts to affiliates.
  • Built-in integrations with Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and ProfitWell to give even more detail like traffic sources.
  • White-glove account management, meaning we’ll help with your user and viewer customer support needs, freeing you and your team to make and sell your courses.

That’s everything you need, now we’ll look at what it costs.

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Uscreen pricing

uscreen pricing

We offer 3 tiers of pricing, starting with our Basic package that lets you create your website, upload your course videos, and market and monetize your efforts.

The next level up, Amplify, has all of that plus you can start live streaming and chatting, accessing all the integrations we offer, and we’ll even help you migrate your business over if you need us.

Our Enterprise level gives you our mobile and TV app building, white-glove customer support, and access to our API, which your software developers will love you for.

With everything here, we’re confident we’re a viable alternative to Kajabi and a place that’ll support your growing business in the long term.

2. Teachable

Teachable Learning Platform

Teachable is another platform that lets you build a website to host your course content.

More than 100,000 course creators use the tool, but it’s not without its drawbacks – similar to Kajabi, it works great to host a single course but doesn’t have a lot of potential for scaling a business.

While we think there are strong alternatives to Teachable – ahem, Uscreen, cough – it may meet your needs if you’re just starting out and really want to get just one course out there, so here are the features that creators get.

Teachable features

For course creators considering Teachable for their platform, they’ll get:

  • Up to 4K quality video on an unbranded video player.
  • A website – with limited customization options – to host your online course with your own domain name
  • Courses presented on the Teachable iOS app, though it’s worth noting there is no Android app currently available.
  • SEO options including metadata, adding page categories and custom URLs.
  • Run live classes by embedding a stream from YouTube, Vimeo, or Twitch.
  • Payment processing through PayPal, debit and credit card, Apple Pay, and Google Pay 
  • Payment options for learners including  one-off purchases, subscriptions, memberships, and bundles.
  • Coupon options to offer discounts to students, as well as the ability to manage an affiliate program.
  • The ability to send emails to your students,  integrate your email marketing tools such as Mailchimp or Infusionsoft, as well as access to your learners’ contact information.
  • Access to a long list of integrations such as email providers, customer relationship managers (CRMs), scheduling, analytics, plus the ability to create automations with Zapier.
  • Options to embed video, images, audio, and PDFs to courses.
  • The ability to set quizzes and award certificates to students once they complete courses.
  • Content dripping based on a specific date or timed based on student enrollment.
  • Unlimited courses, video storage, and students, though  video size is limited to 2GB each.
  • The ability to integrate with Google Analytics, but there’s no native data available.

Let’s see how much you’ll be paying for these options.

Teachable pricing

teachable pricing

There are 3 tiers of pricing available from Teachable.

Each offers unlimited students, course and coaching products, and a member-only community.

The differences come in the transaction fees, the number of admins available, and integration access.

The Basic plan is the only one with transaction fees, the Pro plan allows you to remove Teachable branding and set quizzes, while the Business option lets you bulk enroll learners and access advanced customizations.

Let’s check out the next place where you can sell online courses.

3. Thinkific

thinkific elearning platform

Thinkific is a place to host your course creation business and create a membership site.

It’s currently used by more than 50,000 course creators who design, market, and sell their courses on the platform.

What features will you get if you join them?

Thinkific features

If you’re a course creators using Thinkific, you can:

  • Host video courses in up to 4K quality on a brandable video player – that even features  chapter completion screens.
  • Use templates to design a course-selling site that uses your own domain, plus access HTML and CSS coding for detailed customization.
  • Build landing and sales pages, as well as add SEO elements like a title, description, and thumbnail.
  • Run live classes and webinars through an integration with Zoom.
  • Have one-off payments, subscriptions, and payment plans available to students and accepted through PayPal or Stripe.
  • Use marketing features such as upsells, free trials, and custom first payments – as well as run an affiliate scheme through the platform.
  • Integrate with a range of email marketing tools and access your course learners’ contact information.
  • Add apps and integrations to your backend and build automations with Zapier.
  • Drip content to your learners.
  • Include helpful content within your courses such as text, images, audio, surveys, and quizzes – and present completion certificates when your students finish courses.
  • Host unlimited courses and have unlimited students, with a 2GB limit for uploading video.
  • Access video-level analytics for engagement and view data and integrate Google Analytics for more high-level information.

Moving on to the pricing.

Thinkific pricing

thinkific pricing

Pricing comes in 4 tiers at Thinkific, starting with a Free option that gives you limited courses and simple tools like quizzes and surveys.

At the Basic level, you start to get customization options, integrations and apps, and access to your students’ data.

The Pro plan gives you a chance to add admins and authors, issue certificates, and host live lessons, among other additions.

For Premier users, you get more people able to run your backend and an onboarding package.

Next up is…

4. ClickFunnels

Click Funnels Marketing Platform

Rather than being focused on educational video hosting, Clickfunnels is a marketing platform that helps you build sales funnels for a range of products – including your coaching and training business.

It’s easy to sell your courses on the site though, with lots of sales and marketing tools available it’s no wonder more than 100,000 businesses are using it.

Next, we’re going to check out the features they get.

ClickFunnels features

If you were to host your online courses on Clickfunnels, you’d get to:

  • Host video content from a range of sources like YouTube, Vimeo, and Wistia, with branding based on your agreement with the hosting company.
  • Create a custom website with the optimized funnel builder and use your own domain for the URL.
  • Optimize your Clickfunnels page for search with metadata, a thumbnail, and a page description.
  • Host live webinars through an integration with Zoom or WebinarJam and have a live countdown timer.
  • Take payments with a payment gateway API like Keap, Stripe, PayPal, Recurly, NMI, or EasyPay Direct – or through a 3rd-party payment gateway integration.
  • Use tools like coupons and discounts in your marketing and use a Backpack integration to manage your affiliate marketing program.
  • Create follow-up email funnels with email templates, or integrate with your email provider such as Mailchimp.
  • Work with a range of integrations like Convertkit, Facebook, Constant Contact, and more.
  • Host audio files and ebooks that you can sell along with your course, and award certificates to your students with a Zapier automation with Accredible.
  • Drip content on different days.
  • Access analytics through an integration with GA.

What does the pricing plan look like?

ClickFunnels pricing

click funnels pricing

To run your online business selling courses on Clickfunnels, you can choose between 3 pricing options.

You get limited funnels and pages, a few payment gateways, and chat support with the standard Clickfunnels package.

Moving up a tier to Clickfunnels Platinum gives you unlimited funnels, pages, and email follow-ups, as well as access to more payment gateways, and priority customer support.

For the Two Comma Club, you gain access to even more payment gateways, increased customer support, and you can even manage multiple domains.

Time for the next one on our list.

5. LearnDash

learndash online course platform

Even though so far we’ve looked at all-in-one solutions that give you a website, video hosting, and other educational tools, LearnDash is a bit different – it’s a WordPress plugin.

That means you need to build your own website on WordPress, then add LearnDash to your site to give it the features that’ll let you sell your coaching and courses.

We’ve got a breakdown of those features coming up.

LearnDash features

Deciding to add LearnDash as a plugin to your website means you’ll be able to:

  • Fully control and customize your website design and embed video content into your courses with the drag-and-drop course builder.
  • Have control of your on-page and technical SEO through WordPress.
  • Host live webinars and classes on your site through a separate live-streaming platform like Zoom.
  • Take payments through integrations with Stripe, Zoom, and 2Checkout.
  • Sell content as a one-off, in a bundle, as a subscription, or as a membership and add an affiliate program with a plugin.
  • Access your learners’ data including their email through the backend of WordPress.
  • Integrate your email marketing tools like Mailchimp and create automations to send email notifications to learners.
  • Add a range of different plugins and integrations to manage your courses and students, analyze data, and monetize other digital products.
  • Require course elements be completed before learners progress and drip content as they move through your courses.
  • Issue different certificates for achievements or course completion and use gamification features such as points and leaderboards.
  • Build unlimited courses and have unlimited users, with video hosting restrictions depending on where you choose to host the video content.
  • View data about your courses and students with native information and through integrations with GA, ProPanel, and more.

The pricing model is next on the list.

LearnDash pricing

learndash pricing

LearnDash’s 3 plans for its learning management system (LMS) system share all the same tools and functionality, with the big difference being  how many site licenses you get.

The Basic package comes with 1 site license, the Plus offers 10, and the Pro package gives up to 25 site licenses.

The last two also give you access to ProPanel analytics included in the price.

Another course creation platform; next.

6. Ruzuku

ruzuku lms platform

Ruzuku wants to help you “change the world” with its online course creation tools.

We’re back in the realm of site builders with Ruzuku – here you can create a new course, market it, and sell it to your audience.

The details of how you can do that are where we’re heading next.

Ruzuku features

A course creator or coach that opts to use Ruzuku gets:

  • To host video content in up to 4K quality on a website hosted under your own custom domain.
  • The ability to run live webinars and share your screen with up to 100 people at a time.
  • Integrations with Stripe or PayPal for payments, or you can use your own payment gateway.
  • Special pricing options like early-bird discounts and coupons, and the option to have subscriptions, payment plans, and one-off payments.
  • Interactive student features such as discussion boards and social profiles, plus quizzes and surveys to add to your classes.
  • A Mailchimp integration along with other email tools like student notifications, and downloadable student data.
  • Space to host other digital downloads like course notes or transcripts,  in a range of different file types.
  • Content dripping to stagger the release of your course material automatically.
  • Unlimited courses, students, and data storage with a 2GB limit on each video you upload.

To the pricing.

Ruzuku pricing

ruzuku pricing

Ruzuku offers 3 paid plans along with an initial 14-day trial.

The first price point, Bootstrapper, gives course creators limited features to host and sell courses.

Up-and-Comer adds live webinars, quizzes, and the option to sell courses through subscriptions and payment plans.

At the University level, you get to customize your domain, add site admins, and have access to your own account manager.

Next!

7. Kartra

kartra lms

Similar to Clickfunnels, Kartra is a place to run marketing campaigns and make sales online – which can be adapted to work as an online course builder.

You get access to plenty of tools when you use the site-building platform, so let’s list them out for you.

Kartra features

Kartra is feature-rich, but the elements that will be useful for course content creators are:

  • Video hosting on a player with features like playing on load, timed calls-to-action, mandatory watching, and content watermarking with your brand.
  • A website builder that can work with your own domain and create landing pages and sales pages.
  • SEO functionality such as adding tracking codes and tags to your pages.
  • Webinar hosting through an integration with WebinarJam.
  • Payments through PayPal or credit or debit card on highly-customizable checkout pages.
  • Discount codes, coupons, upsells, down sells, cross-sales, one-time payments, and subscription options to sell content and courses – plus you can tier your memberships and access affiliate management tools.
  • The ability to create email automations when your learners hit different triggers, and collect and own your learners’ data through forms.
  • The option to code your integrations with Kartra’s own API and set up automations with Zapier.
  • Pages that can host text, images, audio, and downloadable content alongside your course videos.
  • The ability to release content over time by dripping it based on students’ sign-up date with different sequences available for different tiers.
  • Unlimited bandwidth, videos, pages, and products can be hosted.
  • Detailed analytics for videos, pages, and emails are available.

The price plan for Kartra follows…

Kartra pricing

kartra pricing

You can pick between 4 pricing tiers with Kartra, with the Starter plan offering limited leads, emails, bandwidth, and products.

The other 3 packages have everything but leads set to unlimited, with progressively more leads and more domains available as you increase your monthly payments.

Eighth on our list of Kajabi competitors comes next.

8. Kaltura

kaltura svod platform

Kaltura is an enterprise-level solution for video hosting and has a dedicated LMS option.

Lots of universities use Kaltura for their online learning, but will it work for your training or coaching courses?

Let’s check out the features and see if it’s got what you need.

Kaltura features

Kaltura can do a lot of things, but here we’re focusing on everything it can offer to educational content creators, including:

  • 1080p-quality video streaming and 720p-quality session recordings that can be watched through a brandable player.
  • Live webinars and virtual classrooms with interactive elements including screen sharing and interactive whiteboards.
  • An LMS hub to keep all your content organized, or you can embed the video onto another CMS.
  • The Kaltura Media Space app where you can upload your videos and learners can access your content.
  • Meta tags, thumbnails, and schemas for your videos to make them more search-friendly.
  • The option to monetize your content with pay-per-view, subscriptions, selling downloads on a one-off basis, as well as adding advertising to your lessons.
  • Integrations with lots of email and marketing tools, and you can integrate Kaltura with other CMSs.
  • Assignments can be set and submitted on the platform.
  • Unlimited video size for each upload and a maximum of 60TB of storage and bandwidth, depending on your pricing plan.
  • Video analytics that can tell you about your audience location, video engagement, details about your users, and more.

How much does all this cost?

Kaltura pricing

Short answer: we don’t know.

Kaltura doesn’t advertise their pricing on the website for us to show you.

What might be useful to know is that Kaltura only has annual payment options.

Time for another one.

9. Podia

podia online learning platform

There are more than 50,000 creators selling their courses on Podia across a wide range of topics and niches.

We’re back to another website builder platform that lets you sell your courses directly to your students. The platform says that you’ll “Never worry about getting a bunch of different tools to “talk to each other” again”.

Let’s see the features that allow them to make that promise.

Podia features

Using Podia, you’ll be able to:

  • Upload and host up to 1080p-quality videos on a custom player.
  • Build a website to host your course with the option to use either a Podia subdomain or your business’ current URL.
  • Host live classes and webinars through integrations with platforms like YouTube.
  • Make your page SEO-friendly by adding details like meta tags and title tags.
  • Take payment through a Stripe or PayPal integration.
  • Sell courses as one-offs, subscriptions, or bundles and use marketing tools like discounts, coupons, upsells, and pre-launch sales.
  • Send emails directly from the platform to your students including automated and broadcast emails.
  • Integrate your site with up to 28 different tools for email, marketing, payments, and analytics – plus Zapier to create automations.
  • Sell other content like ebooks and downloads, host content like PDFs and testimonials from former students, and issue certificates when your course has been completed.
  • Upload unlimited videos to sell on unlimited courses to an unlimited number of students.
  • Track user data through tools like GA and Facebook Pixel.

Here’s how the pricing plans look.

Podia pricing

podia plans

There are lots of common functionalities across Podia’s 3 price plans, each offering support, Q&A sessions, unlimited courses and videos, and no transaction fees.

The differences lie in the type of content you can sell and the extra features you can offer your students, like memberships and certificates, which aren’t available at the Mover level.

With the Shaker plan, you can also send up to 15,000 emails – while on the Earthquaker plan, that jumps to 50,000 and you also get a fully white-labeled website and additional coaching and support.

The penultimate Kajabi alternative is scrolling across your screen soon.

10. Patreon

patreon membership platform

You probably know Patreon as the platform where you can support artists and creatives in return for exclusive access to their work.

The same tools that work for them can also work for you as a course content creator, meaning you can monetize your coaching and training.

What parts of Patreon help you do this?

Patreon features

Patreon has lots of elements that work for online course creation, including:

  • Embedding video from external platforms such as YouTube.
  • Hosting your content on a social feed that has a customized URL path.
  • Having learners access your content through a mobile or desktop app as well as on the Patreon website.
  • Live streaming content to your account by embedding a feed from a different live-stream platform.
  • Having Patreon handle all of your payment processing, and letting you sell your content through tiered, monthly subscriptions.
  • Creating special offers for new users.
  • Accessing your learners’ data like their email so you can contact them using integrations with your email tools.
  • Integrating with up to 40 different apps for marketing, content hosting, and managing your membership data.
  • Uploading other digital products for your courses such as notes, documents, and audio streams.
  • No limits on the number of patrons who can pay to access your courses.
  • Analyzing your data through a Creator Dashboard or an integration with GA.

What’s the cost to be a course creator on Patreon?

Patreon pricing

patreon pricing

Unlike the other places to sell online courses that we’ve looked at, Patreon works on a percentage model rather than a flat fee.

On the Lite plan, you only pay 5% of all your Patreon income to get a creator page, communication tools, and access to the platform’s workshops.

For an 8% cut of your income as a Pro, you can tier your memberships, access your analytics, offer promotions, integrate apps, and get priority customer support.

If you’re willing to give up 12%, the Premium plan gets you a dedicated partner manager plus the chance to sell merch to your students.

One more for you…

11. Udemy

udemy online teaching platform

Udemy acts as a storefront for online courses.

The platform has enrolled more than 40 million students, meaning there’s a good potential market for your courses there.

Here’s what you get when you create a course on Udemy.

Udemy features

This online course platform will let you:

  • Upload video to the site in at least 720p quality – though there must be at least 30 minutes of video to publish your course.
  • Market and sell your course on the Udemy website and the mobile apps for iOS and Android.
  • Sell your course as a complete package with your students making their payment directly to Udemy.
  • Participate in the Udemy Deals Program that allows the site to dynamically price your course based on user behavior.
  • Send emails from the platform to your existing and previous students.
  • Host different file types like downloadable documents, text, images, slideshows, and audio.
  • Award certificates of completion to the students who finish your course.
  • Upload videos up to 4GB in size – although 1.5GB or less is recommended – and run unlimited courses with unlimited students.
  • View analytics data that covers revenue, student data, course traffic, sales, and your engagement rates.

There’s one more pricing plan breakdown coming up for you.

Udemy pricing

Udemy’s pricing model is a bit different from the others we’ve looked at so far.

There are 3 ways people can find your course, so 3 ways you can earn money:

  1. If you sell your course directly to your learners, through social media for example, you keep 97% of that income.
  2. When learners find your course through the Udemy marketplace, you get 37% of the course price.
  3. When Udemy for Business users view your course, you get a revenue share based on how many minutes have been watched – though you do have to opt in to the program for business users to find you.

That’s all the Kajabi alternatives we’ve got for you, so we’re going to close this one up.

Which Kajabi alternative is right for you?

As an educator, you’ll know there’s rarely a perfect answer to a question.

In business especially, what’s right for you won’t be right for every other entrepreneur.

A course creator building their first course and an established brand looking to branch out into training or coaching will need very different things.

When you want:

  • An all-in-one solution that gives you a website, marketing tools, and sales pages.
  • A place to host loads of video courses and stream live classes on one platform.
  • To expand into TV and mobile apps to boost your students’ experience.
  • A platform that will grow and scale with you and your membership base.

Then you’re probably looking for us here at Uscreen.

Our course creation solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses and we’re ready to show you around the place and see how you like it.

Book your demo today and explore how we can work together.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Did someone raise their hand in the back?

You’ve got loads of questions, we’re sure, and we’ve got the answers you need to help you find your way through all these course creation platforms.

Q1. Which one is better: Teachable or Kajabi?

Both Teachable and Kajabi are useful platforms for online course creators who want to sell one course and repeat those sales long-term. They’re both popular choices for creators just starting their journey. For a business looking to scale and really connect with your audiences on an easy-to-use interface, Uscreen is your best option.

Q2. Is the Kajabi platform difficult to use?

Most users don’t report difficulties using the Kajabi platform in general, although there are reported issues with email deliverability. Challenges tend to arise with the lack of functionality which means you may have to start building a community off the platform, which can get complicated.

Q3. How does Kajabi compare to other programs?

Kajabi is a popular and well-known course creation and hosting platform, meaning lots of creators have found success there. Compared to a platform such as Uscreen, it lacks the ability to catalog and filter through a range of video content and has fewer marketing and sales tools.

Q4. What’s the best online course platform?

There are lots of online course platforms available and the best one for you will depend on the business you run and the courses you want to create. We believe that the best are:

1. Uscreen
2. Teachable
3. Thinkific
4. Clickfunnels
5. LearnDash
6. Ruzuku
7. Kartra
8. Kaltura
9. Podia
10. Patreon
11. Udemy

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