Udemy vs Podia for Online Courses

Your business, your way

Podia is a Udemy alternative that gives you full control over your customers, data, and money, all on your own custom domain.

Udemy
Pricing
Starts at $39/mo
Free (must apply and be accepted to sell courses)
Transaction fees
No
Yes, 3% - 75%
Free migration
Yes, with Shaker (or annual Mover) plan
No
Sell Memberships
Yes
No
Sell Downloads
Yes
No
Live chat support
Yes
No
Your own custom storefront
Yes
No
Best Udemy Alternative

You’re in control

While Udemy owns all your customers, data (and most of your revenue!), Podia gives you full control over your content, customers, and data. Oh, and did we mention we don’t take any fees?

“Podia is the perfect platform for creative businesses. Having my digital products and online courses in one place is great for me AND my customers!”

Nicole St. Germain

Creative business owner & Mastermind Evangelist.

Everything you need to standout

Instead of getting lost in a sea of competitors, you can sell your course on your very own storefront, which comes with a free SSL certificate and custom domain name. We also take care of web hosting, so you can start selling ASAP.

"Podia made it possible for me to successfully launch my first online Character Design class with ease. They understand both my needs and my customers' needs, have great customer service, a beautiful user interface, and the price is just right!"

Molly Hahn

Author & Illustrator
Beautiful Udemy Alternative
Modern Udemy Alternative

Modern, beautiful, and mobile-friendly

Whether your customers are using desktop or mobile, you course will always look the same: modern and beautiful. Your customers can also access your course directly on your website, which keeps your branding consistent.

“Podia is easy to use, looks beautiful and has exceptional customer support.”

Bob & Audrey Meisner

Marriage coaches.

See how other creators are using Podia to sell online courses

QuHarrison Terry

"Every now and then I have a wonderful idea for a digital experience and often times that idea can't be executed properly due to technical impediments. However, the best thing about Podia is it takes care of all the technical challenges (file hosting, email notifications, user profile management, etc.) making it an effortless process for a creator to generate profits from their ideas and communities."

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Free migration and onboarding

If you’re looking for a Udemy alternative, we can get you set up (and migrate all your content) for free, usually within 24 hours or less.

Convert like never before

Send your customers to a modern checkout experience that’s simple, mobile-friendly, and only requires an email and payment info. Plus, we never take any fees.

Support that has your back

Need help getting set up? Can’t figure something out? Whatever you need, we’re here for you on live chat, email, phone, Zoom, or even in-person.

The easiest checkout ever

Make more sales with our simple, 2-step checkout experience that’ll have you (and your customers) rejoicing.

Set your own prices and keep what you earn

Why give up your sales to Udemy, when you can keep every dollar you earn with Podia? We take zero fees and give you complete control over your content, customers, data, and more.

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No credit card required. Cancel any time.

Well, what about...

Do I really keep everything I make?

That’s right! You keep everything, minus the credit card fees that payment processors take upon purchase. Other than that, you keep it all.

Can you help me import my Udemy online courses?

You know it. We’ve helped a lot of people switch from Udemy to Podia, and we can do the same for you. Simply send us a message on live chat .

Do I keep all of my data?

Yep! All of your customers, payments, online course data, and everything you can think of is yours. We don’t interfere or claim ownership over anything that belongs to you.

Integrations. Do you have them?

Of course! We have seamless integrations with Zapier, MailChimp, ConvertKit, ActiveCampaign and Drip, and we're adding more.

Start building your online course business

Do it on your own terms (and keep your customers, data, and money) by signing up for Podia.

Try Podia for FREE for 14 days
No credit card required. Cancel any time.