Is your biggest question where can I upload and sell online courses? In this post I’m going to cover 20 platforms you can upload and sell online courses so that you can choose what will fit you and your needs the best.
Like a friend of mine says, the platform you sell your course on does not matter as long as it has the things you need. Whether your course sells or not will depend on your course and marketing skills.
Now, let’s go over to Where can I upload and sell my online courses?
Thinkific to upload and sell online courses
Thinkific is a very popular platform to upload and sell your online courses.
They have different packages which aren’t too steep, depending on our needs for your online school.
Teachable to upload and sell online courses
There is not a big difference between Teachable and Thinkific, except for the price. Also note that on the smallest plan you will also pay transaction fees with Teachable with each sale as well.
Go to Teachable and look at the difference for yourself. You can also sign up for free and start uploading your course.
LearnWorlds to upload and sell online courses
Although not too well known YET, LearnWorlds is an amazing platform for you to consider and their pricing is also great.
There are so many integrations to look at in the Pro Trainer package, like Zoom integration, which will help you a lot in selling your online course.
Go to LearnWorlds to check out what you get and sign up for your free trial.
To take a look at Coach Zippy, go to this Mintware page and click on Plans and Pricing. On the left hand side, click on coachzippy.
Take into consideration the Mintware Suite, which consists of not only a coaching platform but also a Drag and Drop Page builder, a Webinar and Meeting Platform and a selling platform.
It will depend on what you would like to do and what your needs are, but this is a great package if you would like access to all the platforms.
Mintware has a 14 day free trial if you would like to test the waters. Whether you would like to test all the platforms or only CoachZippy, you can take a 14 free trial on whichever you choose.
Podia to upload and sell online courses
Not as well known as Teachable and Thinkific, but watch out, here they come.
With Podia you also get everything in one place… Webinars, email marketing, website, memberships, you name it. Everything you need for your online school to be successful.
Go to Podia and sign up for your 14 day free trial to see if this awesome platform is the one for you.
Now Courserious is a whole new ball game. This is not a platform where you pay monthly fees or anything. You pay once and then you own your own course platform where you can upload and sell your courses.
Want to see what a Courserious Academy looks like? You can take a look at my MajestiX Academy Courserious. There you can also see what the 100 ready made courses they promise you are. See the $3 books? That’s them. The 100 free courses.
What I love about Courserious is the set-up is super easy. And they have videos guiding you every single step of the way. I love the look of the site and I love how easy it is to upload the courses.
What I don’t like is there are no social media buttons. Not for sharing or for following.
Go to Courserious and check it out. It might be the solution for you if you don’t want to pay monthly fees.
Simplero is another all you need course platform with everything you need, all in one place.
Go to Simplero to sign up for a free 14 day test drive. No startup fee, no contact and no transaction fees.
Gumroad to upload and sell online courses
I thought Gumroad was just for books until a friend told me that you can sell your courses there too. So I had to add Gumroad to my list.
See the video below on how to add your course to Gumroad:
I came across Course Cats when I did the Course on Creating courses by David Garland a few years ago.
When you go to Course Cats, there is sadly not much information on what you get and what you sign up for, which makes it a bit confusing.
But if you want to consider Course Cats or learn more, you can sign up for a free 30 day trial, then you’ll know exactly what you can expect. Big but, what I don’t like about the sign up for the 30 day free trial is they already take your banking details too… Just my opinion, but I would rather do the trial without adding my banking details.
Now, depending on which side of the fence you are, you can love or dislike Udemy. Why? Because I love buying courses on Udemy. Sign up for your free Udemy account and take a look at the massive amount of courses you can buy or get free there. That is why I love Udemy. And if you wait, you’ll get some courses on special for only $10.
Selling on Udemy might not be sooo much fun although it will help you get recognized and get clients. Why? Because they take 50% of each course sale, which is not too bad… My platform that I’m going to share with you later takes 40%. We understand there are costs involved in keeping a website up and running and keeping the SSL certificate up to date, admin costs, payment fees, and so forth. That is why we don’t have a problem with the 50% they take of each course sale.
The problems are they put your course on sale for $10, so you get $5 for your course. They also don’t allow you to just upload your course, it gets checked first. We understand that too, they want to keep their platform high quality and want to make sure that the quality stays high. We get that.
But then also you don’t have access to the emails of the people who signed up for your course, you can message them though through the platform, but Udemy keeps the list.
And you are not allowed to send people to your website or promote and sell more expensive courses to them there.
Considering these factors, I would still advise you to upload and sell or give away at least one course on Udemy.
Remember, this is not where you’ll get rich from selling your courses, but this is where lots of people will find you and learn more about you. They’ll see you’re an expert and if they follow you on social media, they’ll get more exposure to you there. This will guide them further through your funnel where you can tell them, as you do share info with your audience about your other courses, etc.
As I can gather New Zenler is still in the beta phase but growing very fast in popularity. Uploading a course to New Zenler is super easy and they also include everything you need. You can upload your course in any form (video, audio, PDF, etc). They also have a page designer, email automation, a community and you can go live.
I don’t quite understand this part though, you must get an invite. Go to New Zenler and click on the Request Invite button, fill in your email address and start building our course.
For now you can sign up for free, but when they’re out of beta you’re going to start paying for those amazing perks. See the video below to see what it will cost:
Kajabi is another famous platform for uploading and selling your courses online, but be warned, it is very pricy.
Depending on the package you choose, Kajabi can also be your all in one platform where all the magic happens.
AccessAlly is an LMS (Learning Management System)plugin that runs on your self hosted WordPress website.
Don’t know what LMS is or want to learn more about LMS? Take a look at this informative article What Is Learning Management Systems? (With a cool infographic)
So if you don’t have a Domain Name And Hosting that you bought from let’s say Namecheap, and if you did not install WordPress, then you can’t use AccessAlly.
The same as with AccessAlly, you need a self hosted WordPress website as Lifter is an LMS plugin that you add to your website to turn it into a learning platform.
Here is the pricing for Lifter and you can go to LiferLMS to learn more:
LearnDash is also one of the plugins to look at if you want to turn your self hosted WordPress website into a learning system.
The prices below are annual and you need to renew your license annually.
Although OpenSesame is an online platform where you can upload and sell your courses online, I must confess I could not find anywhere what they charge. Maybe it’s free, but I don’t know… Honestly. So the question here is, are you willing to risk signing up and then receiving a bill?
If anyone knows, please tell us in the comments below.
This is what I could find:
And according to this YouTube Video you can upload your courses, it’s just the pricing that is not clear.
I could not find what it will cost you to upload and sell your course on Skillshare either but I found this super cool course for you to look at, click here to check out this Skillshare course. So far I signed up and did not receive a bill that I owe them yet, so I guess this course is free on How to sell on Skillshare.
If you’re interested in selling your courses on Skillshare, sign up here.
Althrough Kartra is not primarily a platform where you can upload and sell your online courses, it’s a platform where you can add your agency, memberships, forms, emails, calendars, videos and so much more. Click here to take a look at Kartra. Kartra is your all in one account.
Moodle is not a plugin for a WordPress website it’s its own CMS. When you sign into your CPanel and you go to Softaculous installations (where you normally choose WordPress) you can scroll down on the left an choose Educational. There you will find Moodle.
But I have to warn you here, you have to know something about websites, installing scripts and so forth. When I tried to test it to show you I received a message that said “PHP extension not found: intl”. I Googled it and could not find a solution that would work for me. But because it was only to show you what Moodle looks like I decided I’m not going to dig deeper into that because I hate technical stuff.
So if you’re interested, below is a small video of where you can install Moodle if you’re a technical person or you can try to download and install it.
Alison is another famous platform where you can do amazing courses for free and only pay if you want a certificate or diploma (depending on which course you took).
Go to the Alison website and scroll down to the bottom where you’ll find the Tab More. Below that is Publish on Alison, click on that and go through the page with all the information. If you decide this is for you, apply and move forward from there.
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