Teachable Review [ The Best Teaching Course Creator? ]

Teachable Website

Review of Teachable – An Online Teaching Course Creator

Founded: In 2014 by Ankur Nagpal

Prices: 4 Memberships available:

$0, $29, $79 & $399

Ideal for:

  • YouTubers
  • Niche Experts
  • Businesses
  • 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

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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.

Key Features

  • Build Your Own Custom Website
  • Create Engaging Multimedia Classes
  • Build Powerful Sales Pages That Convert
  • Reach a Worldwide Audience In Any Language
  • Able To Test Run a Free Plan

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
However, the transaction fees on this plan are larger compared to the other plans available.
This means Teachable will take a certain percentage of the sale when someone buys your class.

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.

Teachable Class Example
A course designed around VR (Virtual Reality)
Teachable Class Example 2
A course designed around Artistic Cake Making
Teachable Class Example 3
A course designed around Digital Scrapbooking

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’.

School Name on Teachable

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.

Teachable Dashboard

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.

Teachable Website Design

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:

Teachable Jessica Sprague

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

That’s $9,000!!

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!

Pricing Plans

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.

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4 Responses

  1. JJ says:

    Wow. This is good for me. I recently retired from teaching math in high school and I am also a published author looking at ways I could be occupied and supplement my pension. I am also experienced in leading self improvement workshops and seminars. I am bookmarking this page because I have to look into this possibility in more detail. Thanks for the information

    • Ronan says:

      Hi JJ,

      You really could supplement your own pension by teaching your own self improvement course!

      Teachable offers an incredible platform where you can create your own course website and attract your own audience.

      They have an awesome backend system where you can target, track, motivate and support your students.

      I’m glad you liked the post!

  2. Henderson says:

    Wow, this is a very well detailed analysis of the teachable platform. I can’t say I haven’t heard of teachable but I have not tried to use it before. One thing I’m stunned about on this platform is the fact that one can really make good online presence and also make ones website. Most platforms that offer creating courses do not let one create website and you have said that too. That’s something I cherish about this and one can also test run. It’s very good. Thank you for the info. I’m on my way to create my own account now. Thanks!

    • Ronan says:

      Hi Henderson,

      Yes, the great thing about Teachable is that it allows you to create and develop out your own custom website.

      Great for your own brand

      Great for authenticity

      I wish you all the best in your new course! 

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