Teachable is an all-in-one LMS platform designed to help you create and sell courses online. In this Teachable review, we will break down the pros and cons of the platform, explore what others are saying about it, and review our favorite and least favorite features.
TLDR: What’s the best Teachable Alternative
Although Teachable comes with a steep price point and takes a cut of every sale you make, the time and ease you save setting up, marketing, and launching a course is significant. If you are able to look past the limited course design functionality and lack of integrations, Teachable is still a viable option to host your online course(s).
Rating: 8.7 out of 10
We’ve helped countless authors, lawyers, and even regular folks build and launch profitable online courses.
We’ve worked with many LMS tools such as LearnDash and have our own personal preferences, but when it comes to you and your business needs, that always takes precedent.
Today we are reviewing a popular LMS tool – Teachable.com
First, what people are saying about Teachable?
Here are verified reviews from Teachable users on the review site Capterra.com.
Teachable has solved the problem I was having using self-hosted WordPress with WooCommerce’s suite of very expensive plugins that are continually updated with breaking changes that they often had to be resolved by tinkering with PHP code. Having my school hosted in the cloud takes care of all of the software and security headaches.Annonymous
Teachable’s website building capabilities are really limited at this point. So, unlike their competitors, they don’t offer site themes and the page builder has limited customization options as well.Baidhurya M.
Everything is intuitive for me to explore and experiment. Teachable has got a standard templating system which I found to be simple and easy for me to set up a course at my own time own target.Brian K.
What do we like about Teachable.com
- It’s super simple to use – Compared to setting up your online course on a WordPress site, Teachable.com is a cake walk. Without needing to know coding or design, you can make a decent looking course all on your own.
- It comes with native marketing tools – Not only can you easily build your own course, you can easily market it too with tools such as pre-sales, customizable Facebook sharing information, and affiliate programs.
- It has flexible pricing to fit your needs – Like most online course platforms, Teachable comes with 3 tiers to suit your needs (with monthly and yearly billing options). And they offer a free version if you are looking to test the waters first.
What we find annoying about Teachable
- Pricing is too high – If you decide to go with the monthly billing, you’ll be shelling out $99 a month to have access to all of Teachable’s features.
- Not enough third-party integrations – If you already have a business up and running, chances are you want to plug into existing tools. So far, Teachable is only able to integrate with 6 tools.
- Can’t drip content – Some course creators like the ability to “drip” or slowly give access to new course lessons over the course of a set duration. Teachable doesn’t offer this.
Teachable is a great tool for building and launching your own online course (or school).
For the most part it’s intuitive and a lot easier to use than other LMS platforms.
However, for the pricing we’d expect to see more integrations available to help plug into your business.
To summarize, here is a quick Pros and Cons list to help you make your decision:
- Intuitive to use
- Built in marketing tools
- Great for free courses
- $99/mo just to have all the features
- Limited integrations
- Inflexible page design