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An easy to use and affordable LearnWorlds alternative that lets you start selling on the free plan

Podia is an all-in-one LearnWorlds alternative where you can sell courses, digital downloads, communities, coaching, and webinars. Plus, you can get started for free.

Get started for free.

Unlike LearnWorlds, Podia offers a free plan that includes a website, online community, one digital download, and one coaching product. Launch your online business and share your knowledge with no upfront costs. (Free plan users simply pay a 10% transaction fee on sales.)

Sell everything under one roof.

With Podia, you can sell a lot more than online courses. Run your entire online business all in one place, with everything you need to sell courses, digital downloads, webinars, coaching, and communities. Podia also includes email marketing, a site builder, affiliates, and more, helping creators replace 5+ monthly tools, including LearnWorlds.

A support team that's here for you.

The number one reason creators choose Podia? Our customer support. With an incredibly fast response time 7 days a week, Podia has helpful and friendly support that won’t leave you hanging.

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Comparing Podia vs LearnWorlds



Free plan

Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is no


Podia isFree, or $4/month to $89/month

LearnWorlds is$24/month to $299/month

Remove transaction fees

Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is

Free migrations

Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is no


Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is yes

Digital downloads

Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is yes


Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is yes


Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is yes


Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is yes


Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is no

Email marketing

Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is no


Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is yes

Affiliate management

Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is yes

Built-in VAT support

Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is no


Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is no

Chat support

Podia is yes

LearnWorlds is no

Creator friendliness score

Podia is87.1

LearnWorlds is76.62

Need help moving your products and customers to Podia?

Need help moving your products and customers to Podia?

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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.

Why creators are making the switch from LearnWorlds 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!

Create a thriving online community.

Build brand loyalty, make connections, and provide value to your audience through an online community. With Podia, free and paid communities are included on all plans.

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 Mover and Shaker 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.

Podia solves all of my selling needs by letting me house courses, memberships, and downloads all in one place. Plus, the customer service is second to none.

— Becky Mollenkamp, content marketer & creative entrepreneur

Podia vs LearnWorlds: What's right for me?

Great question! We obviously think we’re pretty great, but here’s an honest answer:

Both platforms allow you to sell online courses and memberships. Both also provide a site builder and helpful selling features like coupons and payment plans.

But while LearnWorlds is an online-course platform, Podia is an all-in-one platform that replaces many tools for your business, including your email marketing platform, online course platform, community platform, membership hosting platform, live chat tool, and much more.

The best platform choice comes down to what’s most important for you.

If you are a large business or a university that has a bigger budget or want a more “corporate” feel to run your online courses, and you have some technical know-how to navigate the interface, then LearnWorlds might be a good fit.

If you’re looking for an all-in-one platform that makes it simple to run your online business in one place, has world-class customer service, and is affordable whether you’re just starting out or growing fast, then we built Podia just for you.

Get your free Podia account

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

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Quick answers

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

  • Absolutely! You can check out our Podia demo site, which we’ve built to show you what the Podia experience will look like for both you and your customers.

    There are also dozens of creator example sites on our Examples page, so you can see what other creators just like you have built using Podia.

  • Yes! We offer free (and hassle-free) migrations on all annual Mover and Shaker plans. Get started here.

  • Yes! Podia has a free forever plan that includes your full website, one digital download, one coaching product, customer chat messaging, and your online community. Sign up for free today to see for yourself!

  • 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 chat and a real, friendly person will be delighted to help you out.

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.

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