Teachable Review [ The Best Teaching Course Creator? ]
Review of Teachable – An Online Teaching Course Creator
Founded: In 2014 by Ankur Nagpal
Prices: 4 Memberships available:
$0, $29, $79 & $399
- Niche Experts
- Or people just passionate about any subject
Currently has over 18 million students learning
Over 68,000 instructors are using Teachable
Instructors have earned over $338 million in total
A Quick Summary
There are currently a variety of online teaching platforms available if you’re looking to teach your own course online.
Teachable is a fully integrated teaching platform that basically allows you to customise your own courses in their entirety!
You can package and personalise your content your way, how you like it and what you feel will provide the most engaging experience for your own students.
Build Your Own Custom Website
Most teaching course platforms make you use their own website to sell your courses through, however with Teachable you can create your own website or even add pages to your current website to sell your courses from.
It just adds authenticity to your own brand and is more appealing to your audience.
Create Engaging Multimedia Classes
You can design your classes just how you want them.
You can add and upload your own videos, images, texts, audios, pdfs or Google Docs.
Creating a vast richness of multimedia you are guaranteed to keep your students interested and engaged with each class you teach!
Build Powerful Sales Pages
With the integrated page editor you can draft and customise your own sales pages that are guaranteed to increase conversions from a standard click to a sale!
Make it attractive and appealing with the use of different fonts and visuals
Add ‘stand out from the page’ calls to action to further funnel your audience into purchasing your class.
Reach an International Audience in any language
Teachable has the facility to translate any part of your course or classes into any language you want.
It’s easy to do and a lot more accurate than Google Translate!
It gives you the opportunity to cast your net wider and reach a global audience.
Test Run Teachable
Testing something is always best before actually buying.
Teachable allows you access to many of it’s features with it’s free plan.
With this you get:
- The opportunity to set up unlimited courses
- Unlimited students
- Unlimited hosting
- Email Support
- Instant Payouts
Examples - Real Life Courses
There are currently over 68,000 instructors teaching their own courses through Teachable.
This number is only growing!
Check out a few of these active courses that have been designed through Teachable.
As you can see, these courses are completely designed around what their course is about.
The tone and presentation are parallel with their audiences expectations.
They are very sleek, easy to navigate and really showcase their best courses to help increase conversion rates on their sales.
Setting Up An Account
Setting up an account with Teachable is very straight forward.
Whatever membership you choose, it will ask for a few details such as ‘what you want to name your school’.
Once you have filled out these details, it will bring you onto your members dashboard.
Navigating around is very user-friendly and everything is so visual that makes it easy to see what you’re doing or what you’re looking for.
You can create and design your own logo, favicon and theme.
[To design your own logo there isn’t really anywhere better than Canva.
It’s completely free!
It will allow you to completely customise out your logo to how want it and it actually gives a lot of examples already that you can case your logo off.]
When doing this, try and think of what your school is about and what people want to see…visually!
There’s a lot of psychology behind design!
But don’t worry you can always change around your logo and theme if needs be.
Sales - What You Can Expect!
Once you have your school set up, you can then start creating courses.
Taking full advantage of a range of multimedia & using the powerful page editor you will be able showcase your skills, teach your course effectively and deliver an engaging experience for the student.
By doing this, you can amass an incredible consistent passive income!
There are hundreds to thousands of people searching for endless amounts of courses every single day.
Take JessicaSprague.com for example:
One of the courses she is selling is a Family History Course for $90.
Now, let’s speculate and say 10 people buy the course
That’s $900 she has made
Or better yet & far more likely
Let’s say 100 people bought the course
These are obviously just for talking sake but it shows the potential there is where you can make consistent passive income from day in, day out!
Teachable have 4 different memberships that you can sign up for.
The higher the price of the membership, the more features you can take advantage of.
The 4 memberships are:
- Free: As it says – Free
- Basic: $29
- Professional: $79
- Business: $399
The Free Membership
So, as discussed above – for the free membership you get access to:
- Setting up Unlimited Courses
- Unlimited Students
- Unlimited Hosting
- Email Support
- Instant Payouts
- Student Management
- Setup Basic Quizzes for Students
- Lecture Comments
Transaction fees are larger within this membership anything from $1 up to 10% of your sales.
However, I think it’s always best to try before you buy.
You could Teachable out firstly and see if it’s for you or not.
If you then feel like you want to make it bigger and better, you can easily switch over to one of the higher paid plans.
The Basic Membership
The Basic Membership is the next step up.
You get everything you get with the Free Membership +
- Custom Domain
- Coupon Codes
- Integrated Affiliate Marketing
- Integrated Email Marketing
- Third-Party Integrations
- Drip Course Content
For this membership you can have up to 2 Admin-Level Users.
Transaction fees on the basic membership are only 5% of your sales, so more earning potential for you!
The Professional Membership
The Professional Membership is available if you really want to crank up your teaching course, helping to:
Target a LARGER audience
Earn a LARGER income
So, with the Professional Membership you get everything you get with the Basic Membership +
- Live Chat
- Graded Quizzes
- Course Completion Certificates
- Course Compliance
- Advanced Developer Customisation
- Advanced Reports
- Unbranded Website
For this membership you can have up to 5 Admin-Level Users.
With the Professional Membership there are no transaction fees at all!
This means any money you make from your paid courses – you keep 100% yourself!
The Business Membership
The Business Membership is aimed towards companies or large businesses that may wish to provide a teaching platform to their customers or target audience.
This includes everything in the Professional Membership +
- Custom User Roles
- Bulk Import of Students
The main benefit to the Business Membership is that it allows up to 100 Admin-Level Users to use the membership.
With this membership too, there are no transaction fees.
So the business keeps 100% of the profits.
Would I Recommend?
From the many online teaching platforms I believe that Teachable is one of the best on the market.
It’s provides a very easy-to-use interface that makes navigation and design creation an absolute breeze.
Whether this is your first time creating your own course or you’re looking to change course creator platforms, Teachable teaches everything from a beginners point of view.
It provides you with the tools to offer the most engaging learning experience for your students that will keep them interested and keep them coming back for more!
If you have any questions, please drop me a comment and I’ll be sure to get back to you.