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Why use email marketing for my online business?

When it comes to selling digital products, your email list is your most valuable sales asset. It’s the bridge that connects you and your audience, allowing you to share information, pitch products, and develop deep relationships that become more and more valuable over time.

In fact, according to a report published by eMarketer, email marketing has an ROI of 122%, compared to just 28% for social media and 25% for paid search, making it a powerful tool for any creator looking to build or grow an online business.

Why use Podia’s email marketing tools?

As a content creator, you have a lot of options when it comes to email marketing tools, and everyone needs different things based on their businesses.

For some creators, having a simple way to communicate with their customers is just what they need, and that’s exactly what Podia offers. But other creators may need more complex tools, which is why we offer integrations with the most popular email service providers out there, including Mailchimp, Convertkit, Drip, and others.

Regardless of what you need, our creators find that the biggest “pro” to choosing Podia as their email marketing provider is the all-in-one factor. With Podia, you’re not just getting email marketing tools — you’re getting a complete sales funnel that includes content hosting, product selling, customer management, and so much more — all for a low, affordable price without any limits or restrictions. 

All-in-one

Podia has everything you need to sell digital products, plus the tools you need to grow your email list and market to your audience. This means you can consolidate your workflow and pay just one flat fee for everything you need, including:

  • Hosting
  • Storefront
  • Sales pages
  • Email capture and email marketing tools
  • Messaging for live chat
  • Selling tools like coupons, upsells, affiliates, and more
  • Fast & secure payment processors 
  • Student management
  • Complete sales funnel

Unlimited everything

Unlimited emails, subscribers, digital goods, sales, support, and anything else you can think of!

Full control over your customers and money

You control your subscribers, content, and earnings. We never own your products or email lists and we never take transaction fees.

All of your data in one place

With all of your sales data and subscribers in one place, you can make smarter product and marketing decisions based on customer behavior, purchasing trends, and more.

Affordable

We offer a variety of plans that fit every creator’s budget, plus, we never take transaction fees, which means you keep more of what you earn!

Hassle-free

No more multiple logins for you or your customers. No more technical headaches. No more distractions that keep you from running the best possible online business.

World-class support from real people

Have a question? Can’t figure something out? Our amazing support team can guide you through any challenge or frustration, 24/7.

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Podia allowed me to set up my store front in an hour and start accepting payments. With Podia I can invest my time on the most important thing for any business, which is my customers.

Krishna Teja Karnam

Krishna Teja Karnam

Salesforce Expert & Trainer

What key features are included with Podia’s email marketing tools?

With Podia, you’ll have everything you need to send any kind of email you can think of, from newsletters to drip campaigns. All of your subscribers are stored in your dashboard and can be easily sorted, segmented, and exported at any time. You’ll also have email capture tools, allowing you to grow your list from scratch or continue building your existing list. Finally, you’ll also have full access to your email analytics, allowing you to track open rate, clicks, conversion rate, and more.

Email newsletters

Send one-off updates to all of your subscribers or send more targeted updates to specific audiences.

Drip campaigns

Automatically send targeted email sequences that nurture and engage subscribers, while moving them toward the point of conversion.

Automated emails

Set up email sequences that are triggered by specific events like new signups, purchases, unsubscribes, and more.

Professional-looking emails

Deliver your message in a clear, focused way with our clean, professional-looking email template.

Email capture tools

Capture emails on your storefront, your website, and through customizable sales pages.

Segmentation

Segment your email lists by which products your subscribers have purchased.

Analytics and tracking

Track and analyze open rates, clicks, conversion rates, and more, all from within your dashboard.

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I've tried a few learning platforms but the main reason I chose Podia is its beautiful & simple interface - it makes my admin work easy and makes my students' learning experience smooth & efficient. Win-win! Also, their support team is the best. They helped me out with everything, even on weekends.

Nicole Saidy

Nicole Saidy

UX Designer, Speaker & Blogger

Can I still use my existing email service provider?

You bet. To help creators like you, we offer integrations with many of the big names out there, including Mailchimp, Convertkit, Drip, ActiveCampaign, and more.

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The Podia team was super helpful before I even paid them a single dollar. Their platform has let me focus on creating content and growing my audience rather than fighting with technology. Plus, it provides just the tools needed to make a course and site that work well (and look great!) without getting too into the details!

Bryan Zavestoski

Bryan Zavestoski

Designer & teacher

What if I want to use Podia, but I already have an email list on another platform?

No problem! Just send us a CSV list of your customers (or share your login and password) and we’ll import your entire email list to Podia for free.

What kind of creators use Podia’s email marketing tools?

If you’re a creator who wants a simple, hassle-free way to send emails to your subscribers, our built-in email marketing tools were made just for you. Our email tools are also great for creators who want to consolidate their sales and subscriber data in one place, so they can make smarter, data-driven decisions, while cutting out unnecessary software they no longer need.

For example, there are creators like Masiel

who want an “all-in-one” experience that includes email marketing…

I had been wanting to start a fitness membership site that would allow me to track my students and drip my content and Podia has allowed me to do that easily. It's user-friendly, especially for people like me who aren't graphic designers, and the best part is that their customer service is super responsive and ready to help you if you get stuck.

Masiel Encarnación

Personal trainer, Zumba instructor & fitness educator.
Masiel Encarnación

But there are also creators like Fraser

who need the ability to integrate their existing email service provider with Podia…

A membership program enables me to update new content relevant to the latest SEO strategies and tactics. If I offered a one-off training product it would be out of date in 3 to 6 months. Podia is really flexible and easy to use, integrates superbly with Drip (my email and marketing automation platform) and the embed feature means that I can add free trial sign up links and buy membership cards into my existing WordPress website. Really great solution, value for money where I can control most aspects of growing an SEO membership program.

Fraser McCulloch

SEO expert
Fraser McCulloch

There are also creators like Sef

who want a “one-stop-shop” for all their digital products needs, from selling products to sending out drip email campaigns…

This is a one-stop-shop for all my digital product needs, especially as a YouTube creator. Whether it’s creating online courses & digital products to having memberships to even dripping out automated email campaigns, Podia has got it all!

Sef Chang

Product developer and idea licensing expert.
Sef Chang

And there are creators like Lesya

who are tired of dealing with constant issues and want a solution that makes selling and marketing super easy and hassle-free…

Podia makes the course creation and marketing process super easy! After hosting my courses on other platforms (and dealing with constant issues), I can't believe Podia is not charging more for this gold!

Lesya Liu

Digital marketer & entrepreneur
Lesya Liu

And 25,000+ more!

There are thousands of creators who have all chosen Podia for their own reasons. Want to see even more?

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What kind of emails can I send?

You can send any kind of emails you like, from one-off updates to on-going drip sequences (and everything in between!). No matter what kind of emails you send, you can be sure they’ll always look clean, professional, and beautiful on every device.

Newsletters

Share one-off updates with everyone or send more targeted updates to specific segments. Newsletters are an effective way to announce news like course launches and product updates, as well as just keeping your list warm with occasional check-ins.

Drip campaigns

Build your sales funnel with automated sequences that nurture and engage subscribers, while moving them toward the point of conversion. You can also host your lead magnet on Podia, allowing you to run your entire lead nurturing campaign in one place, from signup to sale.

Automated emails

Automatically send “thank you” and “welcome” emails, ask questions, send surveys, or anything else that starts a relationship and creates conversation.

Upsell & cross-sell emails

Instantly send your customers special offers, additional products, or add-on services as soon as someone purchases one of your products. 

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I’ve wanted to offer e-courses for a while but always felt overwhelmed with how to set it up. Podia has made it super easy to create a website for this new part of my business. The tools are super easy to navigate, and their team is super quick to help answer any questions you have.

Joy Cho

Joy Cho

Founder & Creative Director, Oh Joy!

What will my emails look like?

Our emails look clean and professional, without any coding or design skills on your end. This allows you to focus on your message, not on the look, feel, or delivery.

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I love Podia because it's simple for me to use as the creator, and simple for my students to navigate as well. The customer experience and responsiveness is top notch, and I love that they listen to our feedback to make meaningful improvements all the time.

Erika Tebbens

Erika Tebbens

Sales strategist

What will my emails look like on different devices?

Your emails will always look beautiful, no matter which devices your customers use. See for yourself! 😉

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I looked at 15 online course platforms, before finding Podia. They had very affordable pricing system, and they never took any of my profits with a % of my sales. The customer support is the best I've ever seen anywhere. I mean it, you would be hard put to find anything better. Contact them right now, and see for your self. They are truly a company that cares.

John Burdock

John Burdock

3D motion graphics artist & instructor

Can I use Podia to build my sales funnel?

Absolutely! Because Podia seamlessly connects your digital products and email marketing tools, building your sales funnel is incredibly easy and hassle-free.

For example, let’s say you want to give away a checklist as a free lead magnet. With Podia, you can host that product AND capture the emails of anyone who signs up for it. Not only that, but you’re also able to set up trigger emails and drip campaigns based on signups and purchases, allowing you to nurture your audience and eventually upsell more premium paid products, like online courses, memberships, and more.

There’s no additional software, coding, or expense required. With Podia, you’ve got your entire sales funnel — from signup to sale — all in one place, without any restrictions or limitations.

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I love Podia because they remove all the hassle from creating an online course. As a full stack developer myself, I was thinking of building a custom solution when I discovered Podia - you guys have saved me countless hours of design and coding, which meant I could focus on producing a high-quality course and not worry about the logistics of selling it. Thanks!

Ali Abdaal

Ali Abdaal

Doctor & teacher

How do I manage and communicate with my customers?

Within your dashboard, you’ll be able to see all of your customers and everything about them, from their names and email addresses to what they’ve purchased (and more!). You can also sort your customer lists by products and dates, and export them at any time. With Podia, you’re free to communicate with your customers however you want, whether through email, content updates, and more.

  • Send newsletters, drips, and automated emails
  • Communicate with customers directly via your membership site / content 
  • Issue coupons or refunds
  • Grant or remove access to content
  • Connect your social media groups for direct communication
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Podia is awesome! Product, support, team, everything. With Podia’s straightforward and simple to use product, we didn’t have to stress about technical details or custom coding. Using Podia made selling our first eBook quick, efficient, and fun.

Matt & Steph

Matt & Steph

Plant-based food bloggers

Can I segment my lists?

You bet. With Podia, you can segment your lists by which products your subscribers have purchased (or not purchased) from you, making it easy to send updates or pitch new products to specific groups.

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Podia is like an awesome swiss army knife for selling anything online. You can sell courses, memberships, and digital downloads all in one place, and they eliminate all of the technical headaches for you!

Corbett Barr

Corbett Barr

fizzle.co

Are there any limits on subscribers, content, emails, etc?

None at all. We want to make sure you have everything you need to grow your business, which is why we never put limits on subscribers, number of emails, content, products, or anything else!

  • Unlimited subscribers
  • Unlimited emails
  • Unlimited products
  • Unlimited customers / students
  • Unlimited content / digital files
  • Unlimited sales
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If you are looking for a one stop shop to house your website, landing page, email sign-ups, payment, and programs all in one roof without all the techie stuff, Podia is the way to go.

I was able to get my website up and running in one day and sold my first program the first night my website was up. Oh, and if you have any questions along the way the Podia crew is quick to help you out! They are the best platform I've ever worked with!

Amir Karkouti

Amir Karkouti

amirkarkouti.com

Do you offer integrations with other tools?

Of course! We support a variety of business tools, apps, and plugins, including Zapier, Google Analytics, Facebook, Leadpages, and so many more. Need an integration that we don’t have? Let us know and we’ll do our best to help you out.

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OMgee. I have finally found a platform that lets me sell my templates, courses and membership without having a gazillion plugins that always glitch or cost a ton of money. After trying almost every selling platform out there, Podia became a favorite super quickly because of how easy it is to start selling products beautifully.

Plus, being able to sell directly from my website is such gold so I can use my own sales page designs! I love Podia for making such a beautiful and easy to use platform.

Vanessa Ryan

Vanessa Ryan

vanessaryan.co

Do you support my language and currency?

Oui oui! Our customers are all over the world, which is why we support 11 languages and 22 currencies, with more being added all the time.

  • 11 languages including French, Spanish, German and more
  • 22 currencies including USD, GBP, EUR, CAD, AUS, and more
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Podia is beautiful, simple and efficient, but what makes it the best platform to sell digital products and courses online is its amazing customer support.

Eldar Gezalov

Eldar Gezalov

Online entrepreneur.

What if I try Podia, but decide it’s not for me?

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