Kajabi is mothering course creators: it does everything and takes full responsibility for your online course business, while Teachery playfully embraces its limitations, providing beginners with all the essentials for course building and helping them get started with light-hearted tutorials, guides, and examples.
Even though they have opposite approaches, there are a few key factors that make each platform stand out for specific users.
In this article, I’ll review Kajabi vs Teachery in the following aspects:
- Pricing and payments
- Ease of use
- Courses and additional products
- Customization and branding
- Marketing tools
Kajabi is best for professional solopreneurs, especially if they already have experience with online course creation and want more powerful tools. On the other hand, Teachery is an ideal online course platform for beginners because of its simple interface and integrations with essential tools, which both help beginners get started with their educational business. When your business grows, it’s more likely that you’ll shift from Teachery to Kajabi, rather than the other way around.
|14-day free trial. Basic plan costs $149/mo, Growth plan is $199/mo, Pro plan is $399/mo.||14-day free trial with full functionality. Only has one plan at $49/mo.|
Members pay with Stripe/Paypal. Allows split payments, upsells/downsells/order bumps.
Only integrates with Stripe. Includes free payment pages. Allows recurring payments and upsells.
More course templates than Teachery. Graded assessments and certificates. Automations.
Supports embedded audio/video/slide presentations. Simple layouts. Only has two templates. Great customization options.
Communities are a simple alternative to Facebook groups, podcasts, and memberships.
No built-in products. Zapier integration for membership sites/fan hubs/digital products.
Pre-built funnels, sales copy, landing and sales pages. Website builder with a blog and built-in analytics.
Endless landing pages, internal handling of affiliate payouts, built-in analytics.
Zapier, Facebook Pixel, Calendly, ConvertKit, Cloudflare, Segment, Typeform, Drip, and more.
Mailchimp, ConvertKit, and Zapier. Other email tools can use exported CSV files.
|Solopreneur educators who need an all-in-one business platform.||Beginner creators with a variety of digital product types.|
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Today Kajabi empowers knowledge entrepreneurs to seamlessly set up and grow their digital product businesses with an all-in-one course-building platform. Kajabi understands that uploading course material is only one side of the teaching business, so it eliminates the hassle of managing third-party tools and specialized team members. Its array of built-in tools includes email marketing, communities, sales funnels, websites, and integrations.
Everything about Kajabi signifies confidence and professionalism; the blue color, the minimalist angular logo, and the sleek, modern typography. As a high-end course-building solution, Kajabi aims to gain the trust of experienced professionals that are shifting to the creator economy.
Over a decade ago, Jason Zook first tried to create an online course but wasn’t satisfied with any existing learning platforms. So, when he met Gerlando Piro (a developer) in 2014, they set out to create Teachery without external investment.
Teachery is built to easily match any existing brand with its various customization options. Although there’s no native video hosting available, it lets you embed files and easily organize course material with two pre-built templates. The platform stands out with its easy-to-use interface, which makes a pleasant user experience for beginners.
Teachery’s logo—a gear with a leaf—and the orange color depict the creativity and playful character of the platform. Added to that, the colorful interface, the cheerful illustrations, and the “Llama Shaving” course example make Teachery feel approachable for beginners from diverse fields.
Kajabi offers more tools and products for a higher price. Teachery has an affordable plan with unlimited students and courses.
|Plans||Starter Plan||Middle Plan||Top Plan|
|Admins and Customers|
|Teachery||Unlimited courses and landing pages|
|24/7 Live Chat||24/7 Live Chat|
|Teachery||Prompt “humane” support|
None of the two offer a free plan, but there are free trials available. Kajabi offers a 14-day free trial for its middle plan, but you can get a 30-day free trial for the starter plan if you join through our affiliate program 😉
Similarly, Teachery has a 14-day free trial but, unlike Kajabi, doesn’t require a credit card. Since Teachery has only one paid plan, you can try out every feature before paying a cent.
Kajabi offers more features but limits products and users. Teachery offers unlimited products and customers.
Kajabi offers more integrated tools and products under all payment plans. However, you’ll have to upgrade your plan as you grow your customer base, email lists, and offers.
In contrast, Teachery doesn’t have built-in marketing tools, nor does it host videos and audio lessons on its platform. Instead, you can embed files from other websites, meaning you’ll have to pay for extra tools and hosting platforms. However, Teachery offers unlimited students and courses, which lets you scale at no cost. And you get every feature they offer in a single plan.
Both Kajabi and Teachery offer payments through Stripe, but Kajabi also integrates with PayPal. Both platforms also allow users to connect to other payment processors through Zapier.
Kajabi suggests connecting to third-party checkout platforms, while Teachery offers free payment pages for payment processors.
Kajabi and Teachery take no transaction fees. However, you’ll be charged for the standard processing fees of your payment processor.
Winner: Kajabi is the best deal for creators with high-ticket digital products. On the other hand, Teachery is more affordable if you rely on external marketing or if you’ve got many low-ticket digital products.
Teachery is built for beginners. Kajabi’s advanced tools have a learning curve.
Kajabi’s diverse product types and advanced marketing tools can confuse beginners, making it difficult to launch their first course.
In contrast, Teachery has less of everything: pricing plans, templates, tabs, learning resources, integrations, and support options. Although it’s an obvious downside, fewer options make it easier for beginners to focus on course creation and get up to speed faster.
Kajabi suggests walking you through its features when you use any of its tools for the first time. However, it’s not easy to decide where to start—or find specific features—on Kajabi’s interface.
On the other hand, Teachery will lead you through a step-by-step process once you join the platform. It even has a pre-prepared course in progress, so that you can duplicate its outline and edit it.
Kajabi is known for its premium one-on-one customer support. Though, you’ll only be limited to business hours if you’re on the starter plan.
Unlike Kajabi, Teachery has limited learning resources and community support. However, its blog has detailed guides and you can message its founders, who are willing to directly assist you with your problem as soon as they can.
Winner: Teachery is primarily designed for beginners, so you’ll be able to create your first course without getting overwhelmed. While Kajabi’s interface is more confusing, it lets you manage your entire course business on a single platform — meaning once you get used to it, it simplifies everything.
Kajabi has more built-in products, while Teachery relies on embedded material.
Both Kajabi and Teachery have an intuitive course creation process because their outlines are organized into lessons and sub-lessons.
Regarding lessons, Kajabi can host one video or audio per lesson. You can also attach additional files.
In contrast, Teachery only allows users to embed codes for video, audio, and slide presentations. So, you need to use (and pay for) Vimeo, SoundCloud, or similar platforms to upload media. The good thing here is that you can add multiple content blocks to the same lesson, so you can explain the lesson in a video and then follow up with a related assignment in a form. This aligns the course outline with the optimal e-learning flow.
You can also upload course resources to Teachery, as long as their size is 10 MB or less.
Kajabi has built-in quizzes with multiple question types.
Additionally, Kajabi has advanced grading options which will help you get feedback on the learning experience, assess students’ performance, and set passing grades to ensure the necessary skills are acquired before moving on to the next module.
Most importantly, Kajabi allows you to set automations within each lesson. So, you can direct learners through the pipelines based on their performance and other actions.
Automations also apply to Kajabi’s built-in certificates, so you can reward students for completing milestones. The certificates have unique serial numbers, which give more authenticity to your students’ achievements.
Kajabi has four main products: courses, podcasts, communities, and coaching. All products are built-in, so you can seamlessly integrate them with email, analytics, and automations, and make the whole online learning journey seamless.
On the other hand, Teachery‘s embedded content inherently gives you the freedom to sell various product types as long as you’re able to integrate them. Like Kajabi, you can sell Teachery’s products as bundles or offer them through a membership site by using recurring payments.
Winner: Choose Kajabi if you target a professional audience because they’re more likely to buy into podcasts and coaching services. Teachery will be a better option if you need to attach content from multiple media platforms, although you’ll miss out on Kajabi’s marketing automations.
Teachery gives more freedom over style, while Kajabi simplifies professional designs.
Teachery’s course builder offers only two course templates, which have been slowly developed over the years.
However, you can change almost every detail about your course appearance, including individual text area fonts, progress bar colors, and even the button hover effect.
Since you’ve got the freedom to change so many elements, the final appearance will largely depend on your design skills. What matters here is that you’ll be able to match Teachery’s style with any brand. You’ll be able to use a custom domain for a fully branded approach.
It has seven course themes that you can extensively edit.
Compared to Teachery, Kajabi has limited customization options. For each product, you can choose fonts and color schemes that will be applied across all product pages, but you won’t be able to customize individual instances, like buttons.
Still, the preset page layouts and font choices are thought out well and give a more professional appearance to Kajabi’s pages.
Winner: Choose Teachery if you want to have more freedom over the stylistic details of your pages. Although Kajabi gives less freedom, its various themes give better results at a fraction of the customization effort.
Kajabi is an all-in-one platform for digital product businesses. Teachery has few marketing features.
Kajabi has advanced built-in email and funnels. Teachery has basic email templates and unlimited landing pages.
Teachery offers unlimited landing pages, which you can use to sell courses or collect customer emails. The simple page builder has basic but fully customizable features — you can add your logo (1), text (2), header image (3), and more.
Teachery also provides a few email templates that will help out with basic notification emails.
Similarly, Kajabi offers landing pages, but you can easily integrate them with the built-in email using funnel templates. This makes it easier to set up profitable sales frameworks without prior experience.
Kajabi has around a dozen integrations that you can use as alternatives to the built-in marketing and analytics tools.
On the other hand, Teachery only integrates with Mailchimp, ConvertKit, and Zapier. If you prefer to use a different email provider, you can transfer captured email data by exporting a CSV file.
To track your performance on Teachery, you’ll have to add a Google Analytics ID to each individual course on the platform.
Meanwhile, Kajabi provides advanced analytics for all plans, including page views, revenue, opt-ins, and more. Unlike Google Analytics, Kajabi’s insights will let you easily assess the performance of your products, without the need to learn any advanced tactics.
Kajabi’s built-in website has all the needed pages, including a blog. So, there’s no need to resort to WordPress or external hosting services.
Additionally, Kajabi has a mobile app, for both iOS and Android. Although it’s not a branded app, your customers will be able to access your digital products on the go.
Winner: Kajabi‘s marketing suite is hard to beat. It allows you to create a seamless flow between multiple tools on a single platform. Teachery is more suited for creators targeting a small following on social media, or those preferring third-party marketing tools.
|Kajabi Pros||Kajabi Cons|
|✅ All-in-one business hub||❌ Limited number of members and admins|
|✅ Advanced funnels and email marketing||❌ Limited number of products per plan|
|✅ Advanced website builder||❌ Steep learning curve|
|✅ Templates for courses, website, and funnels|
|✅ Better support for all plans|
|✅ Mobile app|
|Teachery Pros||Teachery Cons|
|✅ Unlimited students||❌ Limited integrations|
|✅ Unlimited courses||❌ Limited course templates|
|✅ Unlimited landing pages||❌ Course content not hosted on platform|
|✅ Easy set up for beginners||❌ No website or app|
|✅ Customization options||❌ No built-in marketing tools|
Kajabi is an all-in-one business hub. Teachery sets beginners on track.
Professional educators running their online business alone.
Beginners hosting their content on other platforms.
In short, Kajabi offers more than a simple learning management system. It offers one of the best deals in the market, but its learning curve and upfront cost can put off beginner course creators. In comparison, Teachery has limited tools, but its simplicity and appealing interface are what beginners need to tap into the creator economy and start building courses.
Use Kajabi if:
- You need more built-in product types, like podcasts and coaching.
- You’ve got a professional audience with high expectations.
- You want to run your whole business on a single platform.
Use Teachery if:
- You need a user-friendly interface to start out with your first courses.
- You want to sell several courses and products on a tight budget.
- You prefer hosting your media on external platforms.