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Finally, a platform that gives you what you need without product limits or ridiculous prices

Unlimited products, unlimited students, and a user-friendly website for your business at a fraction of the price.

Save up to $2400 per year.

That’s how much you’ll save by choosing Podia’s Earthquaker plan versus Kajabi’s Pro plan. You’ll get everything you need to run your business and build your home on the internet without the expensive price tag.

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Wave Kajabi plan limits goodbye.

Host unlimited products, contacts, and customers on all paid Podia plans. Your business doesn’t have limits, and we don’t think your platform should, either.

Build a beautiful website the easy way.

All Podia plans come with a sleek, easy-to-use website builder and unlimited landing pages. You’ll have your business up and running in no time.

I was looking for an alternative to New Kajabi that was simple & easy to use. Fortunately, I discovered Podia. The platform is very affordable and offers me everything for selling my online tutorials. Plus the support is top-notch. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to switch to Podia.

— Robert Joyner, painter and teacher

Video comparison

Podia vs. Kajabi

Podia and Kajabi are both great platforms for creators, but which one is right for you? In this video, we’ll compare the two and give you the info you need to decide.

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Comparing Podia vs. Kajabi



Free plan

Podia is yes

Kajabi is no


Podia isFree, or $39/month to $89/month

Kajabi is$149/month to $399/month

Free migrations

Podia isYes, with any annual plan

Kajabi is no

Unlimited products

Podia is yes

Kajabi is no

Unlimited customers

Podia is yes

Kajabi is no

Online courses

Podia is yes

Kajabi is yes

Memberships and communities

Podia is yes

Kajabi is yes


Podia is yes

Kajabi is yes

Digital downloads

Podia is yes

Kajabi is yes


Podia is yes

Kajabi is yes

Email marketing

Podia is yes

Kajabi is yes

Your own website

Podia is yes

Kajabi is yes


Podia is yes

Kajabi is yes

Embeddable buy buttons

Podia is yes

Kajabi is no

Customer messaging

Podia is yes

Kajabi is no

Built-in affiliate marketing program

Podia is yes

Kajabi is yes

Chat support

Podia is yes

Kajabi is yes

Creator friendliness score

Podia is90.91

Kajabi is68.83

Need help moving your products and customers to Podia?

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Why creators choose Podia over Kajabi

Here are some reasons to choose Podia over Kajabi:

Affordable and all-in-one.

Podia gives you the same features you love (like landing pages, email marketing, courses, memberships, webinars, affiliate marketing, and beyond) for less than one-third of the price.

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 sales.

Embeddable buy buttons.

Already have a website? No problem. Podia integrates seamlessly with your existing tools so you can sell from WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, Leadpages, and more.

A support team that’s here for you.

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


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Podia vs. Kajabi: What's right for me?

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

Both Podia and Kajabi allow you to sell online courses, digital products, webinars, coaching, membership sites, and communities.

Unlike generic online course platforms, Podia and Kajabi are all-in-one options, meaning you’ll also get advanced email marketing capabilities, a site builder, affiliate program functionality, product upsells, and more.

To help you decide between Podia vs. Kajabi, let’s dive into the details.

All prices and features are accurate at the time of writing, but they may change over time.

Product and customer limitations

One of the biggest differences between Podia and Kajabi is that Kajabi imposes product and customer limits on all plans. This could be a problem for creators who hope to sell many different products over time.

Kajabi product and customer limits:

  • Basic: 3 products, 1,000 active members
  • Growth: 15 products, 10,000 active members
  • Pro: 100 products, 20,000 active members

On the other hand, Podia doesn’t have any product or member limits on paid plans. You can create as many products as you want and enroll unlimited students, freeing you to try different things and see what resonates with your audience.

Podia product and customer limits:

  • Free: online community, one digital download, one coaching product, unlimited customers
  • Mover: unlimited products, unlimited customers
  • Shaker: unlimited products, unlimited customers

Podia vs. Kajabi Comparison chart

Consider this: If you have more than three courses, communities, programs, or downloads, you’d need to use Kajabi’s Growth plan, which costs $199/month and still has a limit of fifteen products.

If you chose the comparable Podia Shaker plan, you would only pay $89/month and could make unlimited products.

Have an idea for a series of mini-courses? Want to add new printables to your shop every month? Ready to enroll more eager students in your community? We say, the more, the merrier!

Website builder

Podia and Kajabi both come with a website builder so you can showcase your business and products. You can connect custom domains, choose your favorite fonts and colors, and adjust your site design to match your branding.

Podia’s website builder:

Podia offers an intuitive site editor that allows you to design your dream website even if you don’t know how to code. Build unlimited website and sales pages using a customizable collection of core blocks that can be adapted to match your specific style.

KAJABI VS PAGE: Website builder

With just a few clicks, you can display testimonials, promote your lead magnet or email opt-in form, highlight best-selling products, and tell customers more about your brand.

According to Podia creator Joseph D’Amico, “Podia makes website building so fun. I feel like I could set up a site in an afternoon, and it would look great. And if there’s something to be said for how pretty it is. It’s the best-looking one by far.”

You can see the website he built on Podia here.

If you already have a website or want to build one on a different platform, you can use our embeddable checkout feature to sell your Podia products.

Here’s how Podia creator Veronica Green uses Podia’s embedded checkout feature with her third-party website.

KAJABI VS PAGE: Veronica site

Kajabi’s website builder:

Kajabi offers a drag and drop website editor and a library of templates to help you get started. You can also create a storefront for your products or a blog to share your knowledge.

While it can be helpful to have themes as a starting point, some users report that there are limited customization options. You can make surface-level adjustments like swapping colors and images, but significantly changing the layout of an element is tricky.

Online course creation

Both Podia and Kajabi offer top-tier course builders that make sharing your work a breeze. Add all the course content, lessons, and modules you want without worrying about bandwidth or storage limitations.

That said, remember that Kajabi caps the total number of courses and products you can create on all plans. If you want to make a wider range of courses and products, one of Podia’s unlimited paid plans would be a better fit.

With Kajabi, you can create assessments and quizzes with the option to segment students based on their results. You can also require students to complete assessments before moving on to the next lesson.

With Podia, you can create multiple-choice quizzes and issue course completion certificates to motivate your students. Course building is easy, and your students can enjoy their content in a clean, distraction-free interface.

Email marketing and customer communications

Email marketing features are included with both Kajabi and Podia. Both platforms allow you to build your email list, send broadcasts, create email newsletters, and drip content to subscribers over time.

Podia email marketing and messaging:

With Podia’s email marketing tools, you can design email sequences and run marketing campaigns all in one place, so you don’t have to pay for a separate email service provider.

Podia also includes live chat messaging on all plans, even the free plan. Easily communicate with prospective customers and existing clients to answer questions and provide a high-touch experience.

KAJABI VS PAGE: Oh Joy Academy

Kajabi email marketing:

In addition to basic email marketing tools, Kajabi comes with a sales funnel feature called pipelines. Using the funnel builder as a blueprint, you can create automations to nurture leads and sell more products. Kajabi doesn’t offer a live chat messaging feature.

Payment processing

Both Podia and Kajabi use Stripe and PayPal for payment processing. You can accept one-time payments, create payment plans, and charge recurring subscriptions for your digital products on both platforms.


Integrations connect software in your technology stack. If you want to use third-party plugins, apps, or tools alongside Podia or Kajabi, integrations make it seamless.

At the time of writing, these Podia integrations are natively supported:

  • Mailchimp
  • ConvertKit
  • AWeber
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Drip
  • MailerLite
  • GetResponse
  • Stripe
  • PayPal
  • Google Analytics
  • HotJar
  • YouTube Live
  • Zoom
  • Google Forms
  • Spotify
  • Vimeo
  • Twitter
  • GitHub gists
  • Dribbble
  • Calendly
  • Acuity
  • YouCanBook.Me
  • SavvyCal
  • Facebook Pixel
  • Pinterest
  • Google Ads
  • Sumo
  • Fomo
  • Deadline Funnel
  • Zapier

Kajabi has fewer native integrations, but you can connect with Zapier for more options.

Here are the Kajabi integrations at the time of writing:

  • Google Tag Manager
  • Calendly
  • Cloudflare
  • Aweber
  • Segment
  • Stripe
  • Acuity
  • ActiveCampaign
  • Typeform
  • PayPal
  • Drip
  • Convertkit
  • Mailchimp
  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook Pixel
  • Zapier

Customer support

Even the perfect tool can become frustrating if you can’t get help when needed. High-quality support is an essential ingredient when choosing what software will power your business.

Podia offers email support, a help center with 150+ articles, and an active Podia Creator Community where you can get questions answered. Friendly chat support is also available seven days a week.

With Kajabi, you’ll have access to email support. There’s chat support on the Growth and Professional plans, and limited chat support on the Basic plan. You’ll also get access to Kajabi University and the Kajabi Facebook group.

Podia vs. Kajabi pricing plans

Last but not least, let’s talk numbers. Both Podia and Kajabi are one-stop shops for setting up your online business, but Podia has a significantly less expensive price tag.

Podia pricing:

  • Free plan (8% transaction fee)
  • Mover: $39/month
  • Shaker: $89/month

Kajabi pricing:

  • Basic plan: $149/month
  • Growth plan: $199/month
  • Pro plan: $399/month

Kajabi does not have a free plan, but they do offer a 14-day free trial.

Here’s how this could shake out in real life:

You love editing photos, so you start sharing your work on social media. Your follower count grows, and you decide to set up a website.

Eager to monetize, you create a PDF ebook about your best editing tips to sell to your audience. Your followers love it, and you decide to expand further by offering a photo editing coaching service.

If all of these steps took six months, you’d spend:

  • $0 on Podia’s free plan (plus an 8% transaction fee on sales)
  • $894 on Kajabi’s Basic plan

KAJABI VS PAGE: Price comparison

Because Podia’s free plan includes a website, a digital download, and a coaching product, it’s totally possible to launch your business and start earning money without spending a dime.

Kajabi’s higher monthly fees place unnecessary pressure on new creators. You would need to earn at least $149/month to just break even, and truthfully, sometimes it takes a while to build momentum in your business.

Podia’s generous free plan is perfect for emerging creators who need a place to start without such high stakes.

But Podia isn’t just for beginners. Here’s how the future might look using our photo editing example above:

You decide to launch a course, and it’s a huge success. The ball is rolling now, so you create more courses, workshops, photo presets, and an affiliate program.

In one year of running your business, you could spend:

  • $900 for Podia’s Shaker plan (paid annually with no transaction fees)
  • $1,908 for Kajabi’s Growth plan (paid annually with no transaction fees)

If you used Podia instead of Kajabi, you’d save over $1,000 while running the exact same business.

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

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How creator-friendly is Kajabi?

Kajabi scores a 68.83 out of 100 on the Creator Friendliness Index. Creator-friendly platforms offer resources, pricing structures, and policies that empower creators — giving you more control over how you run your business.

Here are some frequently asked questions about Kajabi related to creator friendliness. You can see a full breakdown of Kajabi’s rankings and our source material here.

  • Kajabi has three paid plans. There is no free plan.

    • Basic: $149/month
    • Growth: $199/month
    • Pro: $399/month
  • No, Kajabi does not charge transaction fees on any plans.

  • Yes, you can choose from 16 site languages with Kajabi.

  • Yes, Kajabi supports dozens of currencies. You can set your default currency in the site details settings.

  • Yes, you can export all your contacts or just a specific subsection.

  • Yes, you can import existing customers into Kajabi using a CSV.

  • You can access customer support through live chat. Live chat availability depends on your plan. You can also check out training webinars, their help center, and the Kajabi Facebook group.

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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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 any annual plan. 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.