Kajabi vs Teachable Review

Creating and hosting digital products is what Teachable and Kartra are great at. Kajabi and teachable are both great at hosting eBooks, video or webinar based courses and give you all possible tools to make it easy for you to host and run courses

There’s payment options integrated as well that makes selling easy.

PricingFree plan, subscription plan and  payment planFree plan one time plan and recurring plan
Student feedbackStudents of your courses can add comments and you can respondStudents can add comments and you can respond.
Coupons and discountsAbility to add discounts to specific courses or sitewideAdd discounts and coupons to subsidize the cost of the course
Cart abandonmentNo option to abandon cartsSend automated emails to people who abandoned carts
CertificatesCan provide course completion certificates to students who completed the courses No certificate feature
Drip contentSections unlock as students complete the previous sectionsClick on categories and choose the time after which the content unlocks
AnnouncementsFeature to make announcementsSame here

More comparison features of Kajabi vs Teachable

Teachable in one word lets you manage and create courses and host them. Kajabi handles the entire funnel.

You can automate course creation, you can run membership programs, 

More so on Teachable.

With Teachable you can create and host an unlimited number of courses. Kajabi limits you on the number of courses and the number of students you can possibly add.

Teachable has a free plan but it comes with a big caveat. 10% transaction fee.

The price is way cheaper, almost 3 times as much. Course compliance and certification

Kajabi vs Teachable list of features

Kajabi has its own marketplace for products just like Udemy. Listing courses on the platform generates free traffic and sales for you. 

Kajabi is all one platform that provides you with the full suite of tools essential to run your business. Kajabi lets you manage assignments, courses assessments and things of that nature. 

Kajabi has zero transaction fee which is great if you’re selling many courses. But the monthly pricing of the platform is higher.

Kajabi gives you 10 plus themes to choose from. There are theme editing and customization options galore.

Interface Kajabi versus Teachable

Let’s talk about the interface that these platforms offer us. We can do a comparison and see how these two tools stack up.

You can access all the features from Teachable on their sidebar. There are also sub categories to explore in the sidebar.

With Kajabi too there’s a sidebar that gives you full access to all said features.

The interface on both platforms are easy to use and to access.

Kajabi’s UI/UX is nested and offers more complexity.

Course creation Teachable and Kajabi

Next let’s go for course creation.

On Teachable when you begin to create a course, you get asked a few details based on which they automatically fill up the curriculum.

Create sections for the course. Inside the sections place lectures. When creating a new course, embed content types like videos, files, text, quizzes and so on.

Kajabi lets you create three types of courses. There’s mini course, online course and evergreen course. In Kajabi the modules are called categories. Within each category there are also sub-categories listed. You can have multiple posts inside.

There are two type of content formats video and assessment.

Also add course details and the body.

There’s additionally automation option for each of the courses. 

Create Membership sites

These two tools can enable to you to create membership sites as well. Membership packages are a way for you to create a tap of recurring income. You need course bundles and subscription packages to to wrestle membership sites into the platform.

Not an easy way.

For each membership plan, you need separate course bundles. With Kajabi you have an option to create membership sites. Just create a bundle of courses or offers with pricing plans for them. 

Design and Customization options

With both the platforms you have access to plenty of customization options. These options let you design and customize the site precisely the way you want it to be optimzied.

There are great site-level customization options present with Teachable. Customize the default theme,  the navigation, create pages add code snippets for retargeting and so on.

With the custom text feature, change the text for notifications

The power editor is robust in nature, and enables you to tweak almost all aspects of the site if you a little bid of coding knowledge.

There are also several themes you can use.

With the visual builder it’s easy to build out your own landing pages with relative ease.

Course level customization.

Apart from the customization options there are more options you can use to change the design and themes of your courses.

With Kajabi you can perform page level design and customization tweaks.

Analytics and Reporting

With the analytics and reporting section its possible for anyone to take a deep dive and look into the different options listed. Each course has different sections ranging from lecture competition, video starts, quiz scores, leaderboards and engagement metrics.

You also have the option of clicking through individual student profiles and view their course completion rates.

View transactions, statements, more analysis and upsell options. 

Kajabi shows you the average engagement total number of plays play rate and shows the drop off areas for your the courses.

On the analytics section there’s also the sales report.

Marketing options

On both course platforms there are a slew of marketing options to drive sales and traffic back to you.


Upselling your other courses and videos is a possible option. Once the students complete the payment upsells get pitched to them. When creating upsells be sure to offer the pricing plan you want to sell. The card details are saved and any upsell requires a single click from the user.

Email marketing automation

Any course requires email chops to pull it off. Go the email section and compose an email to begin. Also, send segmented emails to users. With Kajabi there are options to create email broadcasts to promote your course.

You can also sync in automations. Like if an email is clicked and open, say an upsell email or more of the same emails. IF the person clicks on the link and doesn’t purchase cart abandonment emails and so on

Automation features

Now let’s talk about the automation features available. Except integrations and webhooks there’s nothing much to show light regarding Teachable’s automation features. 

Since teachable connects to Zapier the extended functionality is something you’re going to love.

You can also add triggers and actions to make the following possible.

For instance you can set up automations for when people receive emails, when they open or click the links inside emails.

Forms: When forms are submitted you may add new actions.

Affiliate marketing

Both the platforms get you enough options to create your affiliate program from scratch and recruit affiliate.s 

You can sign up people to promote your courses and give them affiliate commissions as and when they drive sales to you.

Teachable Affiliates

On teachable access affiliates by going to users>>affilaites and add affiliate members.

Affiliate Dashboard

Once signed up, people can login to the affiliate portal to get links and see stats for the sales generated.

You can set up cookies, commissions and other good things. You can send notifications as well.

For kajabi access affiliate features under People>affiliates

Kajabi Affiliates

For Kajabi give affiliates a link to signup and supply them the registration link. Once the affiliate signs up, they can log into the affiliate portal and start promoting products.

Within the dashboard you can view the users and the sales they generated. Affiliate announcements can be sent through the platform.

Within settings there’s the option of enablign or disabling the affiliate program while customizing user experience.

The affiliate features a bit better.

The winner for automation and affiliates is Kajabi.

Teachable is a course creation platform. If you choose teachable you also need an email automation platform.

The plans offer unlimited courses and students. This is biggest advantage with teachable. There’s a free plan that gets you basic features and a transaction fee of 10%/

The free plan is great for testing.

On the other hand, Kajabi comes at a very premium price.

Kajabi pricing

The basic plan from Kajabi is $119 per month. The basic plan puts serious dents in the number of features.

With the limited number of features almost n one opts for the basic plan. Everyone goes for Growth or the Pro plan.

Kajabi is an all in one platform that features a number of things. There’s only a 14 day trial.

A swifter option would be Podia. It has additional features where you can sell digital products. Kajabi does not hae that and drip email sending. If you want to sell digital products plus courses and memberships do give Podia a try since they are a good option.