Teachable vs WordPress

Teachable vs WordPress for Creating & Selling Online Courses

The question that I hear most from those interested in selling courses online is whether they should use WordPress or a hosted platform like Teachable.

I started creating online courses in early 2014 and back then there were not so many options to create your online school. So, obviously my choice was WordPress.

While it took me around 1 month to create videos and other content for my course, I spent around 3 months learning about WordPress and various plugins & tools that was required to sell my course and setting them up.

Since then the technology for hosting online courses has evolved quite a bit and modern course creators now have so many different options to host & sell their content.

Online course solutions can be broadly categorized into:

  • Hosted course platforms like Teachable, Thinkific, Kajabi etc.
  • Self-hosted solutions like WordPress, Joomla etc.

While Teachable is the most popular hosted platform, WordPress is the most popular self-hosted solution for selling courses online.

Teachable Zapier Automation

5 essential Zapier automation for Teachable instructors

There is a limit to what third party tools Teachable can directly integrate with. In fact it doesn't make a lot of sense for Teachable or for that matter any platform to create separate integrations for 100s of tools out there in the market (especially when new tools launch in the market every day).

Here is where Zapier comes into the picture. Zapier is an automation tool that lets you integrate different apps and make them talk to each other.

You can use Zapier to integrate Teachable with third party applications like MailChimp, ConvertKit, Aweber, Infusionsoft, Google Docs etc.

Even though there are so many types of automation that you can create for your school using Zapier, there are a few essential ones which every Teachable instructor should consider using.

Before I discuss these Zapier automation in detail, let's understand how Zapier works.

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