In this module, we'll simplify your options as much as possible.
When it comes to choosing the right platform for your course, there are a lot of people in the room. We think there are only three worth talking to.
If you have the content done already, you can plug and play with your material and start taking new clients right away. This is a premium product so expect to pay a little more for it.
The main idea driving a platform like Kajabi is that you have everything under one software system. They make it so that you don’t need to put together several types of software to run a course (and business).
The Basic plan starts at $119/mo. It has all you need to get started but does have some limitations. You'll have to find a plan that works best for you.
Additional plans have a series of benefits and features that increase with each package. Nevertheless, Kajabi is the most expensive course creator. If you want all the features of a true course creator software that can give you a powerful online course, it's worth the investment.
Thinkific’s powerful platform makes it easy to share your knowledge, grow your audience, and scale the business you already love. Whether you’re preparing for 10 clients or 10 million, you can be assured that you’ve got simple technology and the resources you need to grow your course.
Just like Kajabi, building your own course on Thinkific is simple and clear. You'll appreciate the pre-made templates. They offer great design and a guide to help you get started quickly.
When using Thinkific, you’ll need to use other tools as a complement to what you want to achieve – e.g. MailChimp, Constant Contact, or ConvertKit for email marketing and some other software for your marketing website (like the Get Clear platform).
You can start a Thinkific course for $39/mo but you'll quickly grow frustrated trying to build your course (and accept payments) without the $79/mo pricing plan.
The main difference between the two platforms is that while Kajabi is an all-in-one system that offers you everything including the marketing tools to build an online course business, Thinkific is focused more on offering the core features—things that are considered “must-haves” for course creation and delivery.
When a client of ours, Kevin Christie, mentioned he would like to start offering online courses through his website, we had a eureka moment. Our goal is always to provide tools to breathe life into the goals of our clients. That's when I realized that we could offer Kevin something for what he needed.
- He didn't need another login to another piece of software
- He didn't need another learning curve as he figured out how to master another platform
- He certainly didn't need another monthly subscription.
We took a good look at what we offered with our website builder and realized that we had all the components needed for his courses to be successful.
Here are some of the features we can offer you:
- Easy to add/remove modules
- Totally customizable for your audience and message
- Create beautiful landing pages in minutes
- Rockstar technical support when you get stuck
- Event calendar
- Email campaigns (coming soon).
You can add a course to your existing Get Clear or Clinic Sites website for no extra cost.
The good news is that if you are a Get Clear or Clinic Sites client, you can start building your course today, for free. We've got a free guide set up for you that you can access right away.
Course Guide Coming Soon
In the next module, you'll learn some important marketing tips and tricks to get your course in front of the right people.