You’ve probably already decided on creating an e-course to share your knowledge and help others become experts in your chosen niche. Now is the time to decide on which platform you want to host your course on.
You may be considering using a stand- alone Learning Management Service software in conjunction with a membership plugin and host your e-course on your own website like many professionals do but keep in mind that there is a huge learning curve to get through in order to find success.
A better option for those starting out is to choose a platform that provides nearly everything you would need to create great courses, market them, and sell them. Below, I have listed 15 awesome ecourse platforms that you can research to find what would work best for you.
I say this is a better option because by using these types of platforms, you create your course, set up your marketing funnels, and then go on to another project because the platforms do everything for you including collecting payments.
I’m not endorsing any of the following e-course platforms because I have not had personal experience with all of them. I chose Thinkific to create my course because of the zero cost start up. I wanted to test it out and while there are other platforms that offer a zero or low cost start up, the Thinkific landing page sold me.
Here they are listed alphabetically and not by any type of rank:
- Academy of Mine Prices start at $199
- Coggno Prices start at $0
- Course Craft Prices start at 5% of sales or $49/course
- Digital Chalk Prices start at $25
- EdLoud Prices start at $99
- Educadium Prices start at $99
- Kunerango Prices start at $0
- Learn Worlds Prices start at $29
- New Kajabi Prices start at $129
- Pathwright Prices start at $19
- Rainmaker Prices start at $145
- Ruzuku Prices start at $75.75
- Sky Prep Prices start at $249
- Teachable Prices start at $39
- Thinkific Prices start at $0
I have visited each of these sites and researched each of their listed features. Most of these have similar features but they all have what I’m looking for in a platform to teach my courses. My courses implement video, audio, PowerPoint, quizzes and workbooks.
Another thing to look at when researching these sites is how they help you market your course. Do they give you tips? Do they have their own marketplace? Do they put a spotlight on new courses? Do they have an internal affiliate program? For the most part, marketing your e-course will be your responsibility but the best platforms will help you form a partnership network.