What is difference between Click eCourse and Teachable course hosting platform?
In this blog post and video, I’ll be showing the differences between these two course hosting platforms.
My main goal here is to give you a perspective on both.
I am also happy to discover features missing in Click eCourse.
Before getting into the comparison, let’s give a quick overview of each platform.
What is Teachable?
Teachable is a web site where you can host your courses and they state it like this:
Share what you know ™
Create online courses and coaching services. Transform your experience and know-how into a thriving knowledge business.
Looking further on the web site, you’ll find information about hosting courses and consulting as well as the pricing and features.
Their account prices are from $29/m to $299/m
We’ll dig into that shortly, but first this.
What is Click eCourse?
Click eCourse is a web site with social media features, a blog platform and syndication engine where you can host your courses.
Their about page talks about features for students, teachers, marketers and affiliates.
You can host up to 2 course on their free account with their best plans at $150/m (or 2 months free when paid yearly)
Notable features are RSS feeds for podcasts, your own WordPress blog site and social media features such as groups, pages, a news feed, friends and commenting.
|Pricing||Free option or|
|Transaction fees||none||5% on $29/m plan|
No fees on other plans
|Social friend connections||yes||no|
|Social media feed||yes||no|
|Students per course||unlimited||unlimited|
|Allow MP3 (audio) download||yes on $10/m+||no|
|Allow MP4 (video) downlod||yes on $10/m+||no|
|Members only community||yes||yes|
|Admin level users||unlimited||2/5/20|
|Affiliate program||yes even free plan||on $99+ plans|
|Custom domain||on $75/m+ plans||yes|
|RSS feed for podcasts||yes on $10/m+ plans||no|
|News feed of site activities||yes||no|
|Graded Quizzes||yes||only on $99+ plan|
|Unbranded web site||on $75/m+ plans||on $99+ plans|
|Bulk import students||no||on $299 plan|
|Course completion certificates||no||on $99+ plan|
|Drip course content||no||yes|
|Notify students of new lessons||yes||no|
|Notify students of new comments||yes||no|
That’s a lot of things to discuss!
Let’s try to get through these
Pricing and fees
On Click eCourse you can use the platform for free and can upgrade later.
On Teachable, you must pay at least $39 for 1 month to try it out.
On Teachable, they have 3 different plans, from $39 to $299/m.
Click eCourse has 5 different plans, from 0 to $150/m.
Teachable plans are: Basic is $39/m, Pro is $119/m and Business is $299/m
Click eCourse plans are: Beginner at $10/m, Influencer is $30/m, Professional is $75/m and Extreme is $150/m
On both platforms you get 2 months free when paying yearly.
On Teachable, you must pay 5% transaction fees on any sales unless you upgrade to the $99 a month plan.
On Click eCourse, there are no additional transaction fees ever.
On both platforms, any fees charged by 3rd party payment gateways (like PayPal or Stripe) are passed on to the payer.
Social Media and courses?
You might be surprised to see social media features such as groups, pages, private messages, friends and news feeds in the feature list.
The extent of social content on Teachable is comments on lessons, what they call Lecture comments.
On Click eCourse, each student can register for free to access and the can choose to have a public profile as well.
With a public profile, they can create posts, pages or groups and they can send private messages to other members.
They can also be friends with others and private message those friends.
Posts in the feed can be text or pictures and commenting on public courses and lessons also create a new feed post.
Adding new lessons to courses or publishing new courses adds a feed item as well.
Finally, students can rate a course 1 to 5 stars and doing so adds that to the feed.
Either platform has pros and cons and there’s a lot of things to consider.
Watch the video to see more insights into these differences.
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