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A Udemy alternative that puts you in control of your business.

Podia is a Udemy alternative that gives you full control over your customers, data, and money, complete with your own customizable website.

Own your platform.

You worked hard to build your audience, don’t let some massive platform own your relationship with them. With Podia, you own your customer data, your sales, your content, and your platform.

Keep the money you earn.

Instead of earning a fraction of an earnings pool, Podia allows you to sell your products directly to your audience. Creators switching to Podia have gone from earning a few dollars a month on marketplaces to earning thousands a month in the driver’s seat of their own business.

A support team there's here for you.

The number one reason people cite for loving Podia? Our customer service. We’re here to help with real people offering chat support 7 days a week.

Video demo

Podia in action

Wondering if Podia is a better platform for you? Go behind the scenes in this video walkthrough, where Ben will show you the ins and outs of Podia’s software and how it can help your business.

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Comparing Podia vs. Udemy

Podia

Udemy

Free plan

Podia is yes

Udemy is yes

Price

Podia isFree, or $39/month - $199/month

Udemy isFree (subject to instructor revenue share plan)

Transaction fees

Podia is8% on free plans, no transaction fees on paid plans

Udemy is3% on sales made with your referral code, 63% on other sales

Free migrations

Podia is yes

Udemy is no

Online courses

Podia is yes

Udemy is yes

Memberships

Podia is yes

Udemy is no

Downloads

Podia is yes

Udemy is no

Webinars

Podia is yes

Udemy is no

Email marketing

Podia is yes

Udemy is no

Unlimited products

Podia is yes

Udemy is no

Unlimited customers

Podia is yes

Udemy is yes

Your own website

Podia is yes

Udemy is no

Teammates

Podia is yes

Udemy is no

Buy buttons

Podia is yes

Udemy is no

Messaging

Podia is yes

Udemy is yes

Built-in affiliate program

Podia is yes

Udemy is yes

Chat support

Podia is yes

Udemy is no

Creator friendliness score

Podia is90.91

Udemy is52.78

Need help moving your products and customers to Podia?

Need help moving your products and customers to Podia?

Learn about migrations

The Creator Friendliness Index

Which platforms put creators first?

The Creator Friendliness Index uses 20 ranking factors to determine how friendly a company’s policies are for creators.

See how the top creator tools stack up

Why creators are making the switch from Udemy to Podia.

Here are some more of the reasons creators have shared for why they’ve chosen Podia to power their business.

The happiest customers on the internet.

Podia’s customer satisfaction (NPS) scores are in the top 0.01% of all companies on the internet. Feel free to Google our reviews and see for yourself!

Free migrations.

Sit back, relax, and let us do the heavy lifting. Our migration service makes switching to Podia easy, and is completely free on all annual plans.

Make more sales with friction-free checkout.

Forget complicated checkout experiences that cause frustration and drop off. Our 2-step checkout is the simplest one on the market, and it’s optimized to make you sales.

Sell everything under one roof.

Podia is an all-in-one platform where you can sell digital downloads, online courses, webinars, coaching, and communities. We’ve helped tens of thousands of creators replace 3-6+ tools and simplify their lives.

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Podia does a phenomenal job of simplifying the learning platform into an easy user interface for uploads and curriculum.

— John D. Saunders, web designer and brand strategist.

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Join the 150,000+ creators who use Podia to create websites, sell digital products, and build online communities.

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FAQS

Quick answers

Don’t see your answer? Reach out to us, we’d love to help!

  • We would LOVE to have you join us on our live weekly demo, every Tuesday at 2PM ET. Register here. If that time isn’t convenient for you, you can still register and receive a replay in your email inbox a few hours after the demo.

  • Yes! We offer free (and hassle-free) migrations on any annual plan. Get started here.

  • Podia is completely free to try for 14 days, no credit card required and no strings attached. If you’re not head-over-heels in love with it at the end of your trial, you don’t pay a dime!

  • Absolutely! You can see how Podia stacks up to many of our competitors right here.

    We also have some head-to-head comparisons of other leading platforms in case you’re choosing between those, including:

  • We’d love to. Podia’s customer support is here for you, seven days a week. Just reach out to us on live chat and a real, friendly person will be delighted to help you out.