Selling online courses is no passive income. If you have sold any courses in the past or if you are a seasoned coach, you would know this.

This means that you have to spend decent amount of money, to sell your courses.

When you plan to take your course online, you start with Zoom, then you choose something like Teachable only to realize Kajabi is the real solution that you need.

Since Kajabi handles your course hosting, email marketing, landing pages, video hosting, affiliate program and so much more.

BUT KAJABI IS EXPENSIVE!!

It does provide a lot of value for the coaches who actually use it to its full potential but it is expensive for most.

After our previous e-learning based article on Teachable alternatives we thought it would be a good idea to find some legit alternatives to Kajabi so that instructors can look at more options before making a purchase decision.

(We mention the hidden gems πŸ’Ž on top of our list, to give them more exposure, over the already popular ones)



πŸ’Ž HIDDEN GEMS


1. Podia

Podia

Podia is an economical kajabi alternative and it provides a 14 day trial, without any credit card.

The platform does have a lot of similarities with Kajabi and it is worth looking at.


Features

πŸ‘‰ Almost everything is unlimited – emails, products, students, bandwidth, and storage

πŸ‘‰ Offers Memberships in top plan

πŸ‘‰ Instant Payout is available

πŸ‘‰ Multiple language support

πŸ‘‰ Free migration available in top plan

πŸ‘‰ No transaction fee


Pricing

πŸ’° Basic: $39 per month

πŸ’° Pro: $79 per month


Pros

βœ”οΈ Podia has its own Live chat feature

βœ”οΈ Even the Basic plan has everything unlimited, except Membership and Affiliate tracking

βœ”οΈ Podia provides 24/7 support with Live Chat.

βœ”οΈ Custom Domain available even in the Basic plan


Cons

❌ Doesn’t offer marketing funnels or pipelines like Kajabi


2. New Zenler

New Zenler is an amazing young company that offers comprehensive solution for coaches, to help them not just to create and sell their courses but also automate their marketing. This software has almost all the features as Kajabi and is a great Kajabi competitor.


Features

πŸ‘‰ Drag-and-drop page builder

πŸ‘‰ Community and membership features

πŸ‘‰ Automations available in Basic plan unlike Kajabi

πŸ‘‰ No transaction fee

πŸ‘‰ Provides high converting email scripts

πŸ‘‰ Funnel visualization like Kajabi


Pricing

πŸ’° Basic: $337 per year

πŸ’° Pro: $897 per year


Pros

βœ”οΈ Unlimited video hosting in all plans

βœ”οΈ 3 Custom domain available in the Basic plan

βœ”οΈ Pay as you grow (The pricing is supportive)

βœ”οΈ Unlimited courses and students in all plans


Cons

❌ No webinar feature (coming soon)

❌ No monthly plans

❌ No order bumps (coming soon)


3. Systeme

Another great alternative to Kajabi is Systeme.io and it has a lot to offer. It’s an all-in-one solution for course creation and takes care of all the multiple needs of coaches.

The company is growing well globally and has a firm base in the French market. 


Features

πŸ‘‰ One-click payment gateway integration. 

πŸ‘‰ Order bumps

πŸ‘‰ Automated upsells and downsells

πŸ‘‰ Flexibility to build a β€˜real’ website

πŸ‘‰ Easy to use sales funnel builder


Pricing

πŸ’° Basic: $27 per month

πŸ’° Pro: $47 per month

πŸ’° Premium: $97 per month


Pros

βœ”οΈ Extremely affordable pricing

βœ”οΈ Automations available in the Basic plan unlike Kajabi

βœ”οΈ 14-day trial period without mandating card details


Cons

❌ Custom domain available only in the Pro plan



πŸ₯‡ TOP PERFORMERS


4. ClickFunnels

As the name suggests, ClickFunnels is all about sales funnels and marketing automations.

Unlike Kajabi and the other alternatives mentioned in this list, ClickFunnels isn’t built as an infopreneurs first platform.

ClickFunnels is basically for anyone with an online business looking for marketing automation.


Features

πŸ‘‰ Ready-to-use funnels and templates

πŸ‘‰ Compatible with e-commerce businesses

πŸ‘‰ Improves sales, opt-in and webinar funnels

πŸ‘‰ Conversion optimized templates, email scripts and pages

πŸ‘‰ Includes every imaginable feature for Instructors


Pricing

πŸ’° Basic: $97 per month

πŸ’° Pro: $297 per month


Pros

βœ”οΈ Almost 0 third party softwares required to work with

βœ”οΈ 14 day free trial available

βœ”οΈ Detailed documentation with chat support

βœ”οΈ Improves conversion metrics


Cons

❌ Ugly and spammy looking Landing page designs

❌ More expensive than Kajabi


5.Β Simplero

One of the oldest companies to ever come up with this model was Simplero. It has a passionate team behind it which has evolved the software since years based on the feedback and Simplero is a solid Kajabi competitor.

The platform started as all-in-one solution for infopreneurs by an infopreneur and has lived up to that reputation.


Features

πŸ‘‰ Flexibility to build a β€˜real’ website

πŸ‘‰ Build sales funnels

πŸ‘‰ Tagging Leads

πŸ‘‰ Customizable membership sites

πŸ‘‰ Automated invoices

πŸ‘‰ Installment payments


Pricing

πŸ’° Basic: $29 per month

πŸ’° Pro: $99 per month

πŸ’° Premium: $149 per month


Pros

βœ”οΈ Excellent customer support

βœ”οΈ Custom Domain available even in the Basic plan

βœ”οΈ Affordable pricing you can grow with


Cons

❌ Not much tutorial on how to use the platform

❌ Steeper learning curve



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6. Invanto

Another company that can be considered as a Kajabi alternative is Invanto.

The problem that they have tried to solve is, Kajabi charges $149/month for a lot of features. It is valuable only if all the features are used.

But most people use selected few features yet end up paying full price.

Invanto breaks most of these features into different apps. You can select the apps as per your need and proceed.


Features

πŸ‘‰ Membership Site Builder

πŸ‘‰ In-depth Test experience

πŸ‘‰ Unlimited video hosting

πŸ‘‰ Gamification for students

πŸ‘‰ Built-in progress tracker to keep an eye on the performance of the learner

πŸ‘‰ Flexible checkout designer


Pricing

πŸ’° Basic: $10 per month 

πŸ’° Varies depending upon the user count. 


Pros

βœ”οΈ Pay as you grow, no upsells and affordable pricing

βœ”οΈ Free version available


Cons

❌ Slow growth of the company


Conclusion

If the above platforms don’t convince you and if you think Kajabi is the only option you are confident with, you can go ahead with Kajabi.

It’s a great platform. It is comprehensive and it is beautiful. A little too expensive but beautiful!