There is fantastic software available that can help you get up and running with your online course business quicker than ever. But, contrary to a popular saying – the best things in life aren’t always free. You will have to spend some money to get your hands on the top software in this field.
But, let’s remember that there’s another popular saying – “time is money”. If you consider this true, then spending some money on high-quality online course software becomes a no-brainer. After all, why waste hundreds of hours on creating the back-end for your course by yourself, while you could do it in minutes with the help of tried-and-tested software?
As for our favorites, we already have another article on online course software, so we’ll just give you a short overview of the best options in this article.
One of the cost-effective platforms for developing online courses is LearnWorlds. LearnWorlds has a beginner-friendly tool set and a great deal of support in both course creation and marketing. With interactive videos, full customization, best-in-class user analytics, and a near-perfect user rating on sites like Capterra, LearnWorlds is a superb platform to create and sell your courses on. They also offer a risk-free 30-day trial with a money-back guarantee. But – keep in mind, you can get started with course development without spending a dime. Software simply makes the process easier.
For building your own platform, there’s also Thinkific and Teachable. They offer a set of tools fit for all levels of expertise, whether a newcomer to web development or an experienced webmaster. With these platforms, you have ultimate flexibility all the way from your site, to your content, to pricing. Teachable also lets you create online courses for free, with a transaction fee for paid sales, and you have the option to purchase several types of premium plans if you like the basic plan and want more options. To find out more about these platforms, take a look at our Teachable review and Thinkific review.
You might be wondering how to create an online course with WordPress, the answer is the same as everything to do with WordPress: “There’s a plug-in for that.” You’ll want to look for Learning Management System (LMS) plug-ins, and the top-rated of these is LearnDash. It’s got a good suite of features to control the course, it’s user-friendly, it works with a lot of online course design templates, and it’s got a lot of options for monetization.
And these are just a few of the options on the market. Creating an online class has never been easier.