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White-label Online Course Platforms Under $50/month – A First Time Course Creators Guide

I was looking at choosing an online course creation platform for a project. It was unclear how quickly we would scale, so I wanted to check out some of the cheaper options from the main course builder services. 

At first glance, it seemed like everyone was offering the same thing. But, as it turned out, the under $50 packages were more varied than it seemed.

Each of these online course platforms provides a bevy of other features, however, I wanted to focus on the main features that would be important for someone hosting a single course for the first time and for a small audience initially.

Teachable
Free
Teachable
Basic
Thinkific
Free
Thinkific
Basic
Learnworlds
Starter
Podia
Mover
Monthly Price  (there is often an annual discount)Free$39/moFree$49/mo$29/mo$39/mo
Transaction fees (ex-payment processor)$1 + 10%5%0%0%$5/sale0%
# Students10UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
# CoursesUnlimitedUnlimited3 CoursesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
# VideosUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Recurring MembershipsYesYesNoNoNoNo
Branding on your site?YesYesYes exampleYes exampleYesYes, can be removed by request on annual plan or for a fee
Mailing list integrations*SumoMailchimp, ConvertKit, SumoNoneMailchimp, ConvertKit, Constant Contact, Aweber, SumoSumo, MailchimpMailchimp, ConvertKit, Aweber, Sumo
Data/API Integrations*NoneSegment, ZapierNoneSegment, ZapierNoneZapier
Quizzes?Basic (not graded)Basic (not graded)Yes (not sure of limits)Yes (not sure of limits)YesYes
Custom DomainNoYesNoYesYesYes
Free courses allowedYesYesYesYesNoYes
All this information is subject to change. Hopefully it’s accurate as of June 2020. Please let us know in the comments below if anything is incorrect. * may not be a complete list

We didn’t consider because minimum monthly cost was above $50/mo: Kajabi, Ruzuku.

Did we get anything wrong? Is there anything else that should be included? We’re generalists… not perfect. Let us know in the comments below. Same thing if there is a great LMS we didn’t consider.

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Monetization

Travel Blog Monetization Benchmarks

Travel Blog Monetization Benchmarks. How well are travel blogs monetizing?

Wondering what point you will need to get to, to begin to make a reasonable amount of money with a travel blog?

Lucky for us, a number of travel blogs have shared their performance with Income and Traffic Reports!

By aggregating their performance, it is possible to begin to estimate how much money travel blogs can make per visitor.

(If you like this also check out Food Blog Monetization Benchmarks.)

Revenue/Pageviews

The average revenue per pageview was $0.046/pageview/month.

Larger blogs (based on revenue) are represented by larger bubbles. Bubble size as a measure of blog revenue is displayed as logarithmic. Some data may be older, see references at the end of this article.

Revenue/Sessions

While some blogs outperform, average blog included received roughly $0.059/session/month.

Larger blogs (based on revenue) are represented by larger bubbles. Bubble size as a measure of blog revenue is displayed as logarithmic. Some data may be older, see references at the end of this article.

Revenue/Users

The average revenue per user was $0.073/user/month.

Larger blogs (based on revenue) are represented by larger bubbles. Bubble size as a measure of blog revenue is displayed as logarithmic. Some data may be older, see references at the end of this article.

References and Links to the Traffic and Revenue Reports

NameData FromFor Period
She Dreams of AlpineLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.shedreamsofalpine.com/blog/traffic-and-income-report-june-2018?rq=income%20report
6/2018
Practical Wanderlust/Slaying SocialLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://slayingsocial.com/travel-blog-income-report-july/
7/2018
The Wherever WriterLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.whereverwriter.com/travel-blog-income-report-february-2018
2/2018
Adventure in YouLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.adventureinyou.com/blogging/income-report-june-2018/
6/2018
Local AdventurerLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://localadventurer.com/first-blog-income-report/
6/2018
A Dangerous BusinessLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.dangerous-business.com/2018/08/july-2018-travel-and-blogging-recap/
7/2018
Sunshine SeekerLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.sunshineseeker.com/blogging/travel-blog-income-report-september-2017/
9/2017

Details on The Blog Traffic and Revenue Reports Monetization Benchmarks

These charts are not comprehensive and only include sites that report both traffic and revenue.

The traffic and income reports are self-reported, so there it’s possible that the data is not accurate. And, sometimes the charts are based on rough numbers (referenced in a blog post or displayed on a graph without values).

Occasionally the numbers provided don’t make sense. For example, the individual revenue items might not sum to the total revenue for a period. In these cases, we use our judgment on which to include. (In some cases, we will show the total number if I am only looking at totals, but if looking at a breakdown, we will look at the sum of individual items.) Keep in mind, the data isn’t perfect.

Blogs generate income from a variety of different sources and these measures of blog monetization may not be comparable. For example, one blog may include consulting income that is only loosely tied to the blog, while another may not.

Additionally, some blogs may monetize through a platform or strategy that is not measured in site views. For example, if a blog has a particularly strong social media presence, they may get paid for sponsored posts that are well beyond what their blog performance may reflect.

Also, sometimes payments may be in credits (such as referral credits for AirBnb).

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Monetization

Food Blog Monetization Benchmarks (Summer 2018)

Do you have a food blog and want to know how much money you could be making? Or, you are thinking about launching one?

Fortunately, a number of food blogs share their performance through Income and Traffic Reports!

We have spent a little bit of aggregating these reports, to provide benchmarks for job performance.

(If you like this, also check out our Travel Blog Monetization Benchmarks post.)

Revenue/Session

While some blogs outperform, the median blog we included received roughly $0.029/session/month.

Revenue per session for cooking blogs - Summer 2018
Larger blogs (based on revenue) are represented by larger bubbles. This measure of blog revenue is displayed as logarithmic. Some data is older, see references at the end of this article.

Revenue/Users

The median revenue per user was $0.037/user/month.

Revenue per user for cooking blogs - Summer 2018
Larger blogs (based on revenue) are represented by larger bubbles. This measure of blog revenue is displayed as logarithmic. Some data is old, see references at the end of this article.

Revenue/Pageviews

Revenue per pageview for cooking blogs - Summer 2018
Larger blogs (based on revenue) are represented by larger bubbles. This measure of blog revenue is displayed as logarithmic. Some data is old, see references at the end of this article.

The median revenue per pageview was $0.022/pageview/month.

Details on The Blog Traffic and Revenue Reports Monetization Benchmarks

These charts are not comprehensive and only include sites that report both traffic and revenue.

The traffic and income reports are self-reported, so there it’s possible that the data is not accurate. And, sometimes the charts are based on rough numbers (referenced in a blog post or displayed on a graph without values).

Occasionally the numbers provided don’t make sense. For example, the individual revenue items might not sum to the total revenue for a period. In these cases, I just guess what is correct. But, keep in mind, the data isn’t perfect.

Blogs generate income from a variety of different sources and these measures of blog monetization may not be comparable. For example, one blog may include consulting income that is only loosely tied to the blog, while another may not.

Additionally, some blogs may monetize through a platform or strategy that is not measured in site views. For example, if a blog has a particularly strong social media presence, they may get paid for sponsored posts that are well beyond what their blog performance may reflect.

References and Links to the Traffic and Revenue Reports

Blog NameData FromMonth of
40 ApronsLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://40aprons.com/food-blog-income-report-traffic-march-2018-started-food-blog-va-agency/
3/2018
Cooking With JanicaLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://cookingwithjanica.com/july-2017-food-blog-traffic-income-report/
7/2017
Every Day Easy EatsLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.everydayeasyeats.com/may-2018-blog-income-report/
5/2018
Jessica GavinLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.jessicagavin.com/traffic-and-income-report-march-2017/
3/2017
Nurture My GutLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://nurturemygut.com/january-2018-traffic-income-report/
1/2018
Pinch Of YumLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://pinchofyum.com/november-traffic-income-report
11/2016
Recipe ThisLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.recipethis.com/food-blogging-traffic-income-report-may-2018/
5/2018
Salted MintLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://saltedmint.com/traffic-and-income-report-april-2018/
4/2018
Show Me The YummyLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://showmetheyummy.com/income-report-december-2016/
12/2016
TasteaholicsLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.tasteaholics.com/blog/income-report/november-2017-traffic-income-analysis/
11/2017
The Endless MealLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.theendlessmeal.com/blog-income-report-february-2018/
2/2018
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Monetization

Blog Monetization Benchmarks (Summer 2018)

Do you ever find yourself wondering how much money can you make blogging? Or, if you already run a blog, how well you are monetizing it?

Fortunately, a number of blogs have shared their performance in the past through Income and Traffic Reports!

We have spent a little bit of aggregating these reports, to provide benchmarks for job performance.

(If you like this, also check out our Travel Blog Monetization Benchmarks post and Food Blog Monetization Benchmarks post.)

Revenue/Sessions

While some blogs outperform, the median blog we included received roughly $0.03/session/month.

Revenue per session for a variety of blog types. Larger blogs (based on revenue) are represented by larger bubbles. This measure of blog revenue is displayed as logarithmic. Some data is old, see references at the end of this article.

Revenue/Users

The median revenue per user was $0.04/user/month.

Revenue per user for a variety of blog types. Larger blogs (based on revenue) are represented by larger bubbles. This measure of blog revenue is displayed as logarithmic. Some data is old, see references at the end of this article.

Revenue/Pageviews

The median revenue per pageview was $0.05/pageview/month.

Larger blogs (based on revenue) are represented by larger bubbles. This measure of blog revenue is displayed as logarithmic. Some data is old, see references at the end of this article.

Details on The Blog Traffic and Revenue Reports

Monetization Benchmarks

These charts are not comprehensive and only include sites that report both traffic and revenue.

The traffic and income reports are self-reported, so there it’s possible that the data is not accurate. And, sometimes the charts are based on rough numbers (referenced in a blog post or displayed on a graph without values).

Blogs generate income from a variety of different sources and these measures of blog monetization may not be comparable. For example, one blog may include consulting income that is only loosely tied to the blog, while another may not.

Additionally, some blogs may monetize through a platform or strategy that is not measured in site views. For example, if a blog has a particularly strong social media presence, they may get paid for sponsored posts that are well beyond what their blog performance may reflect.

References and Links to the Traffic and Revenue Reports

NameData FromData For Month Of
Pinch Of YumLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://pinchofyum.com/november-traffic-income-report
11/1/2016
Just a Girl and her BlogLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://justagirlandherblog.com/december-2016-income-report/
12/1/2016
SewrellaLink to Income & Traffic Report
http://www.sewrella.com/january-2018-traffic-income-report/
1/1/2018
Matthew WoodwardLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/income-report/monthly-income-growth-traffic-report-december-2017/
12/1/2017
With Kids and CoffeeLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://withkidsandcoffee.com/made-2112-18-blogging-october-2017-income-traffic-report/
10/1/2017
Jessica GavinLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.jessicagavin.com/traffic-and-income-report-march-2017/
3/1/2017
XukkhiniLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://xukkhini.com/xukkhini-blog-income-report-april-2018/
4/1/2018
Nikki’s PlateLink to Income & Traffic Report
http://www.nikkisplate.com/december-2017-traffic-income-report/
12/1/2017
Simply AmandaLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://simply-amanda.com/october-2017-income-report/
10/1/2017
40 ApronsLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://40aprons.com/food-blog-income-report-traffic-march-2018-started-food-blog-va-agency/
3/1/2018
Making Sense of CentsLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.makingsenseofcents.com/2018/07/june-2018-blogging-income-report.html
6/1/2018
Show Me The YummyLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://showmetheyummy.com/income-report-december-2016/
12/1/2016
Easy Baby LifeLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.easybabylife.com/april-2017-income-report.html
4/1/2017
Boho BerryLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.bohoberry.com/traffic-income-report-october-2016/
10/1/2016
My Path To Passive IncomeLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://mypathtopassiveincome.com/monthly-income-report-january-2018/
1/1/2016
Arts and ClassyLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.artsandclassy.com/blog-traffic-income-report-made-3364-73-august/
8/1/2017
Recipe ThisLink to Income & Traffic Report
https://www.recipethis.com/food-blogging-traffic-income-report-may-2018/
5/1/2018
This Fairy Tale LifeLink to Income & Traffic Report
http://thisfairytalelife.com/blogging-income-report-june-2018/
6/1/2018