When we created Terrain, we wanted it to be a viable alternative to the most popular course platforms in the market.
So today, we’ll be digging into the differences between Terrain and Teachable.
Since Teachable has been around longer, you might think it’s the safer option.
But that might be because you may not know one thing:
On Terrain, we market your course for you.
It costs you exactly $0.
Teachable has made a name for itself as the ‘ultimate’ course creating platform on the interwebs. It gives you everything you might need to create a course, including course creator training, product support, domain support, and more.
But the task of actually marketing and selling your course? That’s on you.
Teachable does offer integrated email marketing, but they leave the rest of the marketing funnel to you. You’d need to spend HOURS of time mapping out your funnel, creating ads, and broadening your reach.
Time you could’ve spent on something more useful.
Like creating your next great course.
That’s why on Terrain, we do your marketing for you.
All you have to do is sit back and watch as your evergreen course sells on repeat. It’s passive income that’s actually passive.
Here’s a quick Terrain vs. Teachable overview:
|Pricing||$0||Free plans (but limited to only 10 student enrolments), but their signature ‘Pro’ plan starts at $99 per month|
|Marketing||Done by us||Handled by you alone|
|Course building feature||No||Yes|
|Exclusivity||No, you don’t have to take your course another platform to put it on Terrain||No|
|Student interaction||Yes, via discussion boards and in-app messaging||Only via student comments.|
Teachable might be right for you if:
- You’re an experienced course creator with a team who can handle all the technical integrations for you
- You want to build your own marketing funnels, and have at least $1,000/month to spend on ads or at least 1000 people on your email list
- You want to build out a membership.
On the other hand, Terrain is perfect for you if:
- You’re a subject-matter expert but don’t know how to/or don’t want to build your own marketing funnels
- You want to earn without getting caught up in the sell-sell-sell cycle
- You’re looking for a hands-off, expert-built marketing system that saves you time, money and energy
- You want your students to have a great learning experience
But if you need more convincing…
Save up to $2,988 annually 💰
We host your course on Terrain for $0. We market it for you, also for $0. When your course makes sales, we take a % to cover costs. That’s $2,988 less than what you have to pay for Teachable’s top plan.
Be part of the crème de la crème of the course industry 😇
Not all courses make the cut on Terrain. Every course we receive undergoes a strenuous quality control test and only the very best ones get published on our platform.
One-of-a-kind social learning platform 👭👬
Join Terrain to become a part of a global community of entrepreneurs, freelancers and online business professionals. Connect with one another through our discussion boards and in-app messaging system and expand your network.
Free up time for what you do best 🙌
We’re the ones with the marketing chops, so leave the business of selling to us. And use those 32673 hours you just saved to focus on your zone of genius and build your next great course to share your knowledge with the world.
Learn more about the ‘whys’ on putting your course on Terrain (and why the word convenient is a huge part of it) here.
So, are you with us?
Unlike other course platforms, we want to do more than just rent out internet real estate to you.
On Terrain, our first priority is to provide entrepreneurs with the best possible learning experience and easy access to the finest educational content on the internet.
If that sounds like something you became a course creator for, Terrain is the right place for you.