Changing platforms always come in as quite an overwhelming decision. However, it can also be an amazing way how to take your business to the next level. Here will be some of the reasons to switch to Podia for your online business!
Podia is an amazing all-in-one business platform that is budget-friendly and can suit many different needs.
With the Podia platform, you can sell online courses, memberships, and digital downloads. No technical headaches, zero transaction fees, and unlimited everything!
I have considered switching to Podia more than once and here will be some of the reasons why so!
Introduction to Podia
While Podia isn’t really the most popular platform for online product creators, it’s still a very powerful player in the field. Turns out, when you look into it, people who use the platform are quite eager about it and praise it big time!
Let’s understand how this platform stands out and how it might be just the perfect fit for your digital products.
With Podia, you can create an all-in-one digital storefront by selling digital downloads, online courses and memberships. Besides that, you can send newsletters and emails, and process payments within the platform.
The interface of Podia is neat and simple. The dashboard offers almost all of the must-have features. Therefore, with Podia, building an online course, a digital shop, or membership site looks a lot like an easy task!
Compared to its more complex competitors, Podia offers simplified solutions for your digital product store.
Let’s look into all three digital product types you can create and sell:
PRODUCT #1: Online courses
If you’re planning to create an online course, Podia is a great place to do that! While the user interface is a bit simpler than other platforms, Podia gives you a chance to upload and sell any type of course content.
PRODUCT #2: Digital Products
With digital downloads, you can sell e-books, templates, recordings, as well as any other type of digital product.
PRODUCT #3: Memberships
Having a membership website gives you a chance to earn monthly revenue from your subscribers. Keep in mind though that the Membership feature comes only with the higher-level plans.
The good news: you don’t have to pick one! You can sell any or all of the offered products on Podia.
Reasons to switch to Podia
While it’s absolutely up to you to decide whether or not Podia will be the best digital product platform for you, there are quite many reasons to switch to Podia if you are already using another platform for your digital products.
Here are some of them!
REASON TO SWITCH TO PODIA #1: It’s an all-in-one business platform
One of the main reasons to switch to Podia is the simple fact of having a chance to sell everything from one marketplace. If you’re creating more than just one type of digital product, it’s the perfect chance to sell all of them in one place, without losing your mind about different ways to present different products.
REASON TO SWITCH TO PODIA #2: It’s intuitive and easy to use
Podia is the perfect platform for beginners since it doesn’t request technical knowledge to set up or maintain your products or sales. With its drag & drop option, Podia is intuitive and easy to use, no matter your background.
REASON TO SWITCH TO PODIA #3: Easy to switch
One of the main reasons to switch to Podia would be the ease of the process. Podia is actually offering to make the transition for you!
REASON TO SWITCH TO PODIA #4: Great customer service
Customer service is one of the most praised Podia features online. As soon as you read a review of Podia, quite surely there will be a mention of this.
REASON TO SWITCH TO PODIA #5: Zero transaction fees
After you’ve invested in a plan, Podia doesn’t request you to make any more payments for them. Podia offers zero transaction fees and I call it a BIG win!
REASON TO SWITCH TO PODIA #6: All of your products in one place
As we’ve already learned, with Podia, you can not only sell courses but also digital downloads and memberships. Besides that, you’ll also have access to a simple email marketing system that’ll give you a chance to reach out to your students.
REASON TO SWITCH TO PODIA #7: It’s very budget-friendly compared to any other all-in-one business platform
Although I’ve left it as the last reason, this truly can play a major role in your decision! Compared to any other all-in-one business platform, Podia is just WAY cheaper. Podia’s paid plans start at $39/monthly while, for example, Kajabi or Kartra would require $100+ investment/monthly.
Cons of Podia
As I believe in well-informed decisions, here will be some of the cons to consider before you decide to switch to Podia.
- Lack of landing page customization options. As a website designer myself, I always pay close attention to the customization options for landing pages. Unfortunately, Podia’s landing pages are quite simple. They still do the job! However, you won’t be able to reach the perfect design with their offered features.
- It can get a bit pricey. Although this is one of the cheapest digital platforms online (which you can make sure of in the next section of this article!), it can get a bit pricey for those who are just starting or are selling some low-priced products.
- It’s not as well-known. This is roughly a reason not to use a product, however, sometimes your clients might prefer signing up for products that are based on the platforms they know. Mostly, it’s just a matter of ease of use. But this point is very
Podia compared to other digital product platforms
There are quite many platforms that give you a chance to sell your digital products or create membership websites. Let’s see how Podia looks like compared to other digital product platforms!
Podia compared to Teachable and Thinkific
While Teachable’s main focus is online course creation, Podia offers all three directions: digital products, memberships and online courses. Podia is more robust than Teachable or Thinkific (both of which are quite similar).
The cost of their initial plans are quite equal. Teachable’s basic plan costs $39/paid monthly or $29/paid yearly while Podia’s basic plan is $39/paid monthly or $390/paid yearly. If you opt-in for yearly payment, Teachable comes out as a more budget-friendly option.
While Kajabi has way (!) more customization options and tons more features, Podia is a better choice for those who prefer simplicity over complicated systems.
In this case, it’s all about your focus! If you’re looking forward to moving all of your business to one platform, Kajabi or Kartra will be the best way to go. But if digital product selling is just a side hustle – or somewhat an experiment – Podia will be a better fit.
Besides that, Podia is a lot more budget-friendly than Kajabi. Kajabi pricing starts at $129/monthly.
Podia compared to Gumroad
Gumroad is quite different from other of my mentioned platforms since it’s digital download focused. Gumroad is used mostly for things like e-books, worksheets, presets and templates and is not a good fit for online courses or memberships since it simply doesn’t offer to host of such content.
Therefore, Podia compared to Gumroad is more robust and offers way more options.
If you are looking forward to doing more than just sell your digital products, make sure to opt for Podia instead of Gumroad.
Let me know if you’re considering switching to Podia!
If you are not sure, you can book a strategy call with me to explore your options and find the perfect fit.