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Is there any no-code solution for building and delivering and online course?

I am planning to deliver an online course and am doing some research for identifying a platform where I can set it up.

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iCanAutomate's avatar
2 years ago

I'd recommend Thinkific. Happy to answer any questions you might have!

P.S. I'm using Wordpress + Thinkific to build https://dataled.academy/ (yet to launch)

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@orozcoig (replying to @iCanAutomate )
2 years ago

Thanks for your reply.

I liked your set up. Did you consider the use of Carrd/Webflow/Wix/etc instead of WordPress?

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@iCanAutomate (replying to @orozcoig )
2 years ago

Sure I did. Carrd is only meant for simple landing pages, doesn't come with a CMS. Webflow is great but has a steeper learning curve and doesn't have a strong ecosystem like Wordpress does (plugins, themes, etc). Wix sucks.

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@orozcoig (replying to @iCanAutomate )
2 years ago

Thanks again. Did you use only Thinkific embedded functions to set up your course?

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@iCanAutomate (replying to @orozcoig )
2 years ago

Yeah the course is fully powered by Thinkific and the rest of the website is powered by Wordpress. Just DM me on Twitter if you want to chat. I'm @iCanAutomate on Twitter.

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forouzani's avatar
2 years ago

Teachable is one of the bigger players in this space, and they allow you to fully brand the site to your own company / brand.

If you dont mind launching under someone else's brand, Udemy might be a easier option - they handle a lot of the hassles including customer support, payments etc.

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@orozcoig (replying to @forouzani )
2 years ago

Thanks for the reply. I was thinking in something I can build using no code pbble and webflow plus airtable or something similar.

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MuMat123-'s avatar
2 years ago

Custom landing page: Carrd or Webflow

Course Hosting: Teachable or Podia or Thinkific (down to your personal preference). The reason is this: if you are starting out, you cannot really go wrong with any of the above course platforms. Once your initial launch gains traction and student feedback, you will know what additional features you want and the subtle nuances that you are grateful or those that are missing.. That is the true threshold where you can really judge which platform is right for you..

Email Automation: ConvertKit, ActiveCampaign, MailChimp (anything that you've mastered). Platform's email functionalities are basic (except for Kajabi's, I guess).

I wouldn't recommend Udemy or similar learning marketplaces. It has 16k+ teachers. It's members are used to buying heavily discounted courses. And you cannot expect a lot of organic traffic come your way (unless you produce a lot of sales.) You have to do the work at marketing. And if you do that, you rather attract traffic to a domain and mailing list and pricing strategy that you control not something controlled by a marketplace.

Worth mentioning that disgruntled ex-Udemy-ers started platforms like Thinkific and Teachable to build something they wanted and what was missing in places like Udemy.

Good luck.

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@orozcoig (replying to @MuMat123- )
2 years ago

Thank you very much for your advice.

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@MuMat123- (replying to @orozcoig )
2 years ago

You're welcome, @orozcoig

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evanrud's avatar
2 years ago

Hi -- on SubHub we offer the ability to set up an online drip-feed course and take subscription payments for it -- also to set up paid content subscriptions and one-off paid downloads. It includes CMS and integrates with Stripe or PayPal. http://subhub.com

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@orozcoig (replying to @evanrud )
2 years ago

Thanks for your advice. I will take a look at SubHub!

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