Are you looking for the best LMS platform? Teachable and Kajabi are two of the top options available, but which one is right for you?

As someone who has spent 3 years using both platforms as an instructional designer, I can help you decide.

Teachable is more focused on LMS needs, Kajabi prioritizes marketing features. But it’s the details that matter.

In this blog post, it’ll be all about Teachable vs Kajabi, so you can determine which one is best suited for your specific use cases and marketing workflows.

Pricing 💰Starts at $39/mo– See pricing plans comparisonStarts at $119/mo– See the pricing plans
TrialHas free planClaim its exclusive 30 days free trial
Transaction fees 💸– $1 + 10% per transaction on the free plan – 5% per transaction on the basic plan0%
Mobile app 📱Has only iOS appHas both iOS and Android apps – See Kajabi app features and watch the demo
Live examplesView 30+ sites built with TeachableView 6 live sites built with Kajabi

What do I like about Teachable vs Kajabi 👍?

  • Feature rich course experience: Teachable comes with a feature-rich course player. For example, it supports students to take time-stamped notes when going through various lessons.
  • Free plan with transaction fee: Teachable offers a free plan but with a $1+10% transaction fee. Kajabi does not offer any free plans (although you can start with a 30-day exclusive free trial).
  • Cheaper than Kajabi: Teachable’s lowest monthly plan costs $39, while Kajabi’s price starts at $149. You can see the plans here.
  • Built-in payment gateways: Teachable has built-in payment gateways, so third-party tools are unnecessary. It also has a feature called “Backoffice” that handles complex and affiliate payouts, and it handles EU/VAT. However, it should be noted that Kajabi recently introduced its own payment system, but it’s currently in beta mode and available only in the US. Until it’s fully released, you’ll only be dealing with Stripe and PayPal like with any other platforms.

What do I like about Kajabi vs Teachable 👍?

  • All-in-one platform: Kajabi has all the features needed to run a business, including email marketing, sales funnels, automations, site builder, blogging, and much more. These features work in an integrated fashion with automation on top of it, for the slashing down your Zapier bill 💸
  • Both iOS and Android apps – Kajabi comes with both iOS and Android apps that are feature-rich. It comes with the ability to send notifications and even in-app purchases to maximize your engagement and profits. Teachable, on the other hand, comes with a fairly basic app that is only available on iOS.
  • Community: Kajabi’s community is one of its strongest features (as they recently acquired Vibely). It helps you create an engaging environment with features like challenges, activities, points, accomplishments, etc. You can use its live stream feature to offer paid masterclasses, events, and webinars as a part of community monetization.
  • Advanced automations: With Kajabi’s automation rules, you can automate course completions, product purchases, form submissions, assessment completion, community tasks, etc. With higher plans, you’ll be able to access advanced automations. These have an additional “conditional filter” to further specify the rules.
  • Dedicated website/page builder: Kajabi has a more powerful and feature-rich page builder with over 25+ blocks. You can design landing pages, opt-in pages, checkout pages, thank you pages, and much more. With this, you don’t need to host your website separately on say WordPress.
  • Built-in funnel: Kajabi has a built-in visual funnel builder. Inside the builder, you can configure landing pages (opt-in, thank you, upsell), automation rules, and emails, similar to how you do with ClickFunnels. With Teachable, you need to host your funnels elsewhere as they don’t have a good page builder.
  • Advanced email marketing tool: Kajabi has an advanced email marketing tool that supports both broadcasts and sequences. There are 12+ email templates to choose from. This will help you save cost on Zapier subscription, and have everything under one platform for simplicity.
  • Events feature: Kajabi has a feature called “Events”. It plays well with the rest of the platform. For example, when a person completes your course you can automatically register them for a monthly or a quarterly event. This also powers their coaching functionality with features like availability calendars and coaching packages on top.

Upfront bottomline✨:

Remember that Teachable is limited to selling courses, 1:1 coaching, and digital downloads, while Kajabi markets itself as an all-in-one digital platform that supports communities, podcasts, events, email marketing and much more.

It replaces various platforms like:

  • Community platform ( at $99/month),
  • Email marketing platform (say ConvertKit that costs around $200/month for 25k Kajabi plan),
  • Website host ($20/month for decent hosting)
  • Webinar platform like Zoom Webinars or Demio (starts at $59/month).

As Teachable is not an all-in-one platform, you need to shell out additional money on the above platforms. Especially, email marketing.

Additionally, as Teachable also doesn’t come with automation features, your Zapier bill will also be high.

You may feel that Kajabi’s pricing is premium, but when you consider the features it offers and the hassle it saves you, it’s really worth it.

Personally, I prefer Kajabi over Teachable for more flexibility when it comes to marketing automation and integrated community features.

Kajabi frees up your creative energy so that you can focus on marketing and providing value, rather than worrying about technicalities and glueing together different apps (and calling it work!).

Latest product updates 🎈:

Recently, Teachable introduced:

  • Digital downloads – Teachable has introduced a dedicated tool to sell your knowledge in the form of digital downloads.
  • AI curriculum generator – Now, you can create a course outline by providing a course title and description to the AI.
  • AI quiz generator – You can let AI create quiz questions for you based on the course content you have added.
  • Cart abandonment – You can re-engage with customers who have left the cart. You can send a coupon in the cart abandonment email to recover the lost sales.

👉 I must say that the speed of implementation of Teachable has slowed down a lot ever since it was acquired in 2020. It seems that the founder’s focus has moved to Circle.

👉 See all Teachable updates

Recently, Kajabi introduced:

  • Custom branded apps – Kajabi builds and maintains custom branded apps for you. Also they have dedicated apps for iOS and Android.
  • Kajabi events – Kajabi has released built-in live streaming for coachings without the need for external services like Zoom.
  • Enhanced community – Kajabi acquired Vibely to improve its community features. It now includes gamification elements like challenges, badges, and leaderboards, as well as community meetup tools discussed in this blog post.
  • AI curriculum generator – Kajabi also comes with the ability to create a course outline by providing a course title and description to the AI.

👉 See all Kajabi updates

Course creation 📚

Supported productsCourses, Coaching, Bundles, Digital downloadsCourses, Communities, Memberships, Podcasts, Coachings, Digital downloads
TemplatesTeachable doesn’t offer any templatesKajabi offers blueprints for courses, memberships, podcasts, and communities.
Course typesOnline and dripped coursesOnline courses, Dripped courses, Cohort courses, Mini-courses
Course completion certificatesProvides integration with Accredible, similar to Thinkific
Cloud uploading
Bulk uploadingSupports bulk uploading of videos, documents, audio files, and banner images.Supports only bulk video uploading.

Supported products

Teachable offers various product types such as courses, coaching, and digital downloads, which can be bundled together and offered at a discount.

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On the other hand, Kajabi supports courses, podcasts, community, and coaching.

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Kajabi’s community feature is particularly unique, allowing you to create multiple spaces or access levels based on different membership tiers.

As previously mentioned, their community is feature-rich, with the ability to challenge meetups and gamify the process by providing badges, scores, and leaderboards.

👉 In order to bundle multiple products together, you need to create an offer under the “Offers” section in Kajabi. Then, map multiple products to that specific offer and promote the offer link. I really like how streamlined the approach is with Kajabi.

Course structuring

Teachable’s course curriculum consists of sections and lessons.

teachable course curriculum

While Kajabi has modules, sub-modules, and lessons.

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Kajabi course design options

Submodules help you divide the course content into chunks making content consumption easier for students and increasing the course completion rate.

Content uploading

When creating content in a Teachable lesson, you have access to various blocks that you can drag and drop into the lesson.

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I really like how you can add upsells and even custom code within the lesson content.

On the other hand, in Kajabi, you can assign a specific format of media per lesson, add text content, and upload relevant downloads like checklists, worksheets, or templates related to the lesson.

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However, you don’t have the ability to add custom code or options directly within the lesson.

Live lessons

Kajabi recently introduced the ability to add live lessons 📹 to courses.

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Adding this requires enabling the live rooms feature under the course settings.

These sessions are limited to 200 participants.

Teachable doesn’t support live lessons, but you can embed live videos using its “custom code” blocks.

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Note: Neither of these platforms supports Adobe Captivate, Storyline, or SCORM content types. If you want to create academic courses, it’s better to use LearnWorlds because it offers more features that are helpful for creating those types of courses.

AI features

Recently, both Teachable and Kajabi have incorporated AI tools. You can now create an AI-driven course curriculum. Just provide a course introduction, and AI will create an outline for you. You can tweak that to your liking.

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With both of these platforms you just need to provide an AI prompt and it will generate a complete curriculum for you.

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Once the curriculum outline is created you can just hit apply or continue for it to just create a course structure for you on the fly.

In addition, Teachable has an AI quiz generator that can automatically create questions based on the course content. I found it more useful than the AI curriculum generator.

Drip scheduling

To avoid students binge watching the lessons, you can drip-schedule the course content.

Kajabi and Teachable both offer drip-scheduling of sections/modules.

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teachable drip

However, neither allows you to drip schedule the lessons. The only workaround is to create each lesson with a separate section.

You can drip schedule either:

  • On a specific date.
  • Days after student enrollment.

When the dripped content is available, you can send students an email notification.

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Teachable member drip notification

Both of these have a default template that you can customize.

Course compliance options

Enforce lesson order
Enforce video watching
Enforce quiz completion

With course compliance features, you can control how content is delivered to students and force them to complete courses in a specific way.

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On the Professional plan and up, Teachable gives compliance features like:

  • Enforce lesson order
  • Enforce video watching
  • Enforce quiz completion
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Kajabi has content locking and graded assessment features that you can use as course compliance features.

kajabi graded assessments

You can lock the modules or sub-modules until students complete previous modules or pass the quiz.

Compared to Kajabi, Teachable has more comprehensive course compliance options, but Kajabi’s content locking feature can be more than enough for nudging students to consume the content as intended.

teachable course page themes

With Kajabi, you have access to course page themes.

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Momentum theme is by favorite

You can customize the layout of your course pages. There are currently seven site templates available. You can also upload your own template.

The best thing is you can completely custom-code 💻 the theme to get more control over the customization. Will discuss more on this in the design and customization section.

Frontend experience (to the students)

Let’s see the course player options available.

Teachable offers a great front-end experience for students taking courses. Its most unique features include the ability to minimize the course player as a mini-player, similar to YouTube’s picture-in-picture mode, and the option to take time-stamped lesson notes, as you can in Udemy.

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These features are among Teachable’s most unique features

In contrast, Kajabi’s course player and page are fairly straightforward.

They host all their videos on Vistia and provide standard options such as controlling playback speed and quality, full-screen mode, etc.

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Also they get a comment section at the bottom for engaging in discussions.

Kajabi and Teachable both support lesson-wide comments. By default, Teachable comments are public. Kajabi, on the other hand, lets you make them visible, hidden, or locked.

In both these platforms, students should click on the complete and continue buttons for the tools to track the course progress.


Assessments are a crucial aspect of any LMS platform, and both Teachable and Kajabi offer features to help you create and manage them.

Kajabi offers a feature called “Assessments” that allows you to create quizzes, surveys, and even accept assignments from students.

But in order to make use of some exclusive features only available to their quizzes, instead of assessments, you need to use the quizzes feature.

In Kajabi, quiz is a type of content that you can add inside modules or sub-modules.

kajabi create quiz

After you make quiz content, you’ll see a screen where you can add many different types of questions to the quiz.

kajabi quizzes

For example, you can ask multiple choice questions, questions with checkboxes, short answer questions, or even ask students to upload a file as proof of their work.

Now let’s talk about grading.

You can choose a minimum score for the quiz, and by selecting a checkbox, you can prevent members from progressing to the next lesson until they pass. This is especially useful in academic settings.

kajabi quiz grading and emails

Also, you can automatically send completion emails when students answer the questions.

Kajabi’s automation rules are also applicable to quizzes and assessments.

kajabi quiz automation rule

For example, when a student passes a specific quiz, you can let the automation add a tag quiz completed to those students.

On the other hand, in Teachable, when you open their lesson editor, you can add multiple blocks, and quiz block is one of them.

teachable quiz block

It allows you to create quizzes, surveys, and assignments, and you can set up automated grading for multiple choice questions.

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All Teachable plans (including the free plan) support basic quizzes. However, if you need graded quizzes and the ability to analyze students’ progress, you must select the Pro plan ($119/month).


You can only create multiple-choice quiz questions with Teachable. Neither students nor teachers can attach photos, audio files, or PDF files to their answers to open-ended questions.

Kajabi offers feature-rich assessments on all plans.

What kind of assessments does Kajabi offer?

It supports:

  • Multiple-choice questions.
  • Open-ended questions.
  • Fill-in-the-blank statements.
  • Images as the question itself.

Unlike Teachable, students can attach images, files, audio, pdfs, and attachments while submitting the answers.

grade assessments in kajabi

Kajabi allows you to automate the assessment completion tasks:

automate assessment completion in kajabi

When the assessment is completed THEN

Certification 🏅 (to reward the students)

Offering course completion certificates motivates the students to complete the courses faster, and it results in increasing course completion rates.

Teachable and Kajabi come with built-in course completion certificates (Kajabi introduced this feature in its recent update).

Teachable offers three certification templates for creating completion certificates, and users can create custom certificates using HTML/Liquid templating.

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Teachable certificates

However, certificates are only available on the Pro plan and up.

Kajabi offers a default template for completion certificates, but users can edit the fields. To have more control over customization, users can use the Accredible integration.

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Kajabi certificates

Upon course completion, certificates can be automatically issued to students, with an email containing a link to download the certificate. Manual issuance is also possible if needed.

But, in case of Kajabi you an trigger certificate issuance at any point using its automation feature.

Winner: Tie. For many years, Teachable has been the clear winner when it comes to specialized course creation features. However, Kajabi has recently filled the gaps by implementing some features such as improved quizzes, assessments, and introducing a certification feature. One great thing that I like about both of these platforms is how they allow you to view per-student course engagement reports for better one-on-one accountability.

Analytics and reporting

Kajabi and Teachable provide detailed analytics to help you analyze:

  • Are your courses easy to understand?
  • How are the course videos performing?
  • What is the average video watch duration, at what point students are dropping, and where are they engaging?

By analyzing these data, you can improve the quality of your content.

Student level reports

These advanced reports are available on Teachable’s Pro plan and higher. Its student progress reports give data on:

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Teachable student level reports

See how many and which lessons students have completed. On behalf of the students, you can mark the lessons as completed or reset the lesson progress.

To ensure that your students go through the lectures neatly, you can enforce course compliance features (such as watching lesson videos, graded quizzes, or sequentially following the lessons).

Similar is the case with Kajabi. It displays the course completion percentage, individual lesson completion, login date, and the last activity.

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Kajabi student level reports

Referring to the last activity date, you can send an email to those who are inactive, asking them to complete the courses.

The best thing here is you can segment the reports based on the tags you have added.

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Kajabi course progress by students, and also can be filtered by segments

For new customers, you can add a tag (New_customer) and download their report to see their course progress and assist them.

Video analytics

Both Teachable and Kajabi give video analytics reports for you to analyze which part of the video students are engaging in and where they are dropping.

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Kajabi video retention graph
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Teachable video retention graph

Based on the graph results, you can create strategies to improve your content creation.

Both of these platforms generate heatmaps for each video you upload to the platform.

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Video heatmaps in Kajabi

In Kajabi, the color code represents how many times a single viewer played your video.

  • White – Video portion not watched at all (i.e., it was skipped)
  • Green – Watched once
  • Yellow – Watched twice
  • Orange/light red/dark red – Watched three, four, or five+ times, respectively.

Note: Kajabi generates a video heatmap for every watching session, which means that a video can have more than one heatmap. This feature is only available for videos uploaded through the file uploader and not for video embeds.

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Similar to Kajabi, Teachable also comes with a video heatmap, but I personally liked Kajabi’s heatmaps more intuitive to read and understand.


Kajabi used to have a separate membership functionality, but now they have consolidated it with their communities feature, which has been improved.

When you create a new community in Kajabi, it first asks you to create different access groups corresponding to your different membership tiers.

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Once you create a community, you need to create various groups inside it.

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You can create different offers for your different community groups, and based on the students’ memberships, you can restrict access to certain spaces in your community.

However, to accomplish the membership’s functionality in Teachable, you need to combine the subscription pricing option with the course bundling feature.

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Community features and gamification

Unlike Teachable, Kajabi comes with a community feature.

Previously, Kajabi had a basic community with topics, feeds, and posts. Recently, it acquired Vibely, an all-in-one community tool, to make it easier to build authentic communities.

Similar to dedicated community platforms, you can create multiple circles/groups pertaining to each course/product/topic.

After logging in to the community, your students will see three main tabs: Feeds, Challenges, and Meetups.

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I appreciate how intuitively these tabs are set up.

  1. Feed: Allows people to interact with other community members in an organized way.
  2. Challenges: Takes care of accountability mechanisms and gamifies the entire process. It has has challenges, accomplishments, live meetups, points, badges, etc. Their acquisition of Vibely allowed them to roll out these features.
  3. Meetups: Lets you schedule meetings and meetups to develop deeper relationships with the community members.

It also comes with additional features like: newsfeed, chats, and DMs, live video calls, accountability tools and progress tracking, challenges, resources, events and RSVPs, admins, member directory, and leaderboard, etc.

They have really taken gamification to the next level. Community members have their own public facing profiles that feature their engagement in the community (they have a leaderboard feature).

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On the other hand, Teachable doesn’t come with communities feature, but it recommends you to integrate with Teachable.

It enables single sign-on (SSO), which means Teachable students and clients can automatically access the community without needing separate login credentials. The integration is available on all paid Teachable plans.

On a side note, is from the same team behind Teachable.

Winner: Kajabi. Teachable lacks community functionality, while Kajabi has a feature-rich community that includes events, gamification, challenges, points, and badges (with automation on top of it).

Design and customization

Site builderNot available
Page builderJust has 6+ blocks to design the pagesHas page builder with over 40+ blocks
Themes10+ built-in themes available
Support for custom domain and subdomain


kajabi theme store

Kajabi has a template store with over 15+ site templates (including 6 legacy templates). Each template has multiple layout presets that can be customized. Currently, Teachable does not offer any themes.

kajabi theme design and customization

Kajabi supports custom coding on the higher plans (costing $399/month). You can entirely customize the theme if you are a developer or coder.

Kajabi has a dedicated feature-rich website builder to design your entire website and the landing pages.

On the other side, Teachable just has a basic builder, with very few theme-building options.

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You can customize the logo, branding, add school thumbnails, favicon images, customize the theme fonts and colors. That’s it.

Page builder

You can use Kajabi’s site builder to design your sales pages, landing pages, opt-ins, checkouts, blog pages, etc.

Kajabi’s pages consist of blocks and sections. Each section is made up of multiple blocks. To speed up page creation, Kajabi gives over 45+ preset sections. Some of them include –

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  • Basic content
  • Hero
  • Features
  • Carousel
  • Marketing & events
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Offers and pricing
  • FAQs
  • Testimonials
  • Social
  • Custom sections
  • Custom blocks

If you don’t find the relevant section, you can use a custom section combined with custom blocks to create the one you need.

On the other hand, Teachable has a basic page builder with very limited available sections, such as:

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  • Image
  • Text
  • Buttons
  • Custom HTML
  • Banners
  • Videos
  • Pricing
  • Leads form

For most people, Kajabi’s robust website building options are sufficient. They do not need to use yet another website builder like Elementor. However, in the case of Teachable, you have every reason to use a separate website builder for more flexibility.

Both of these platforms come with the ability for you to host your website under your own domain or sub-domain.

Winner: Kajabi. It comes with a really powerful page builder that allows you to design your website, landing pages, checkout pages, and even your blog. It’s not uncommon to see Kajabi users hosting their entire websites right inside of Kajabi. But in case of Teachable, people tend to still use WordPress for their page building needs.

Sales and marketing

Basic marketing featuresCoupons, discounts, upsells, order bumps, and checkouts.Coupons, discounts, upsells, downsells, order bumps, and checkouts.
Payment GatewaysHas 2 native payment gateways –Teachable Payments & the Monthly Payment Gateway.Doesn’t have native payment gateways.But provides integrations with Stripe & PayPal.
Email marketingJust has a few email notifications.For advanced email marketing features, you have to integrate with MailChimp or ConvertKit.Has an advanced email marketing tool built-in.It has default email templates (12+).Ability to create custom templatesSupports email broadcasts and sequences.
Sales funnelsNeed to go with external tools like ClickFunnelsHas native sales funnels with 7+ pre made funnel templates.
AutomationsHas 15+ automation rules to automate your workflow.On higher plans, you will also get access to advanced automations

Payment processing

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Teachable has its own payment gateway called Teachable:pay. This allows you to choose your ideal payout schedule, which can be daily, weekly, or monthly.

It accepts all major payment methods, including debit card, credit card, and even Apple Pay and Google Pay, for a more frictionless checkout process.

Since this is Teachable’s proprietary payment gateway, you also get additional features such as automatic calculation, collection, and release of taxes on your behalf.

The best thing about Teachable is it handles EU/VAT tax, so you don’t have to worry about remitting the taxes. To handle complex payouts and affiliate payouts, it has its own service called “backoffice”. This is not available in Kajabi.

On the other hand, Kajabi supports both Stripe and PayPal, but more recently they’re testing out Kajabi Payments in beta mode and is only available in the US.

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Based on your region, you can even connect with other payment processors using Zapier (, iDEAL, BitPay, etc).

Kajabi payouts instantaneously when a transaction is made, while with Teachable, you can choose to get paid daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

Checkout, OTOs (like upsells, bump offers, and downsells)

Kajabi allows you to create different product offers. When you create an offer, you can associate various products with it, as well as upsells associated with those products.

Each offer has its own checkout page that can be easily edited with the click of a button.

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On the checkout page, you have various options that you can customize.

For example, in addition to the default coupon code and email address fields, you can add many more custom fields to gather more information about your buyers.

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You also have the ability to set an order bump, which can help maximize profits.

On the other hand, Teachable allows you to either add upsells inside the lessons (using the upsell content type) or on the thank you pages (using the upsell page block).

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Setting upsells in Teachable

In both Kajabi and Teachable, order bumps can be added at checkout.

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Checkout order bumps in Teachable

Currently, you can only add one order bump at checkout.

Email marketing and automations

Kajabi has a built-in email marketing tool that supports both email broadcasts and sequences (series of emails).

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Kajabi makes your job easier with its email templates. You can customize them as needed. Some of the available templates include –

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  • Cart abandonment
  • Community connect requests
  • Drip email notifications
  • Assessment completion emails
  • New community comments
  • Much more

Furthermore, you can also create your own email templates right inside of Kajabi.

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You’ll see how powerful Kajabi emails are when you combine them with automation rules.

You can automate email sequences like –

  • WHEN
    • An email sequence is sent, opened, or clicked
  • THEN
    • You can trigger the actions like – grant an offer, register to an event, add a tag, and much more.

With Kajabi’s Pro plan, you’ll have access to advanced automations. They go a step further by allowing you to add conditional filters.

Teachable doesn’t come with any email marketing and automation abilities, but it does come with some default emails necessary for product fulfillment and notifications.

Affiliate marketing

Kajabi’s Growth and Pro plans include a dedicated affiliate program feature, which is more feature-rich than Teachable’s affiliate feature.

Both platforms allow you to set product-specific commissions, restrict affiliates from promoting specific products, and offer special commissions to VIP affiliates.

Teachable handles affiliate payouts internally, while Kajabi requires you to use a custom gateway.


funnels in kajabi

Kajabi has built-in funnels (previously called pipelines). You can create them from scratch or use pre-made funnel templates. Some of the templates include –

  • Freebie
  • Sales page
  • Product launch
  • Zoom webinar
  • Coaching campaign
  • Etc.

These templates will deploy the pages and email sequences that you can customize as needed.

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Kajabi’s funnels consist of pages, emails, opt-ins, and automations. You can add as many custom pages and email sequences as you need, inside the funnels. As you build out your funnel, you can track your customization progress with the funnel checklist available in the canvas.

Teachable doesn’t support funnels and featue-rich page building fuctionality. Most people who use Teachable end up spending hosting their website on some other platform like say WordPress

Winner: Kajabi. Although both of the platforms come with good payment processing, checkout pages, and even OTOs, Kajabi comes with additional marketing features like built-in marketing automation, rules, and also email marketing. It saves you a lot of money and energy trying to play with integrations and APIs.

Mobile apps

AppsOnly iOS appBoth Android and iOS (for users)Have Creator apps as well for creators like you.
Support push notifications?NoYes
In-app purchases?YesYes
Are apps completely white labeled?NoNo

Teachable has an iOS app (lacks Android), while Kajabi has both iOS and Android apps.

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kajabi ios app

Within the Kajabi app:

  • Students can favorite their posts (has a dedicated favorites tab for this) to access them later.
  • Access communities and explore topics within them.
  • See all the product updates within the apps.

One major difference is that Kajabi apps support push notifications while Teachable apps do not. These notifications keep students engaged and help in conversions (far better than good old emails).

You can also use AI content assistant inside the creator’s app to create course content, social media posts, emails, landing pages, video content, etc.

Note: If you need completely custom-branded mobile apps with ownership over the app design, launch, and publishing, I suggest you go with tools like Mighty Networks. (You can refer to this post, to see how Mighty and Kajabi apps differ in what aspects).

Winner: Kajabi. The Kajabi app is available for both creators and users. If most of your audience is mobile users, these apps would be really helpful. Teachable’s iOS is not so feature-rich, but it acts as a supplement to the desktop app. I suggest you go through this link, to learn more about the AI assistant and its use cases.


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Kajabi has more native integrations than Teachable.

Nevertheless, both of these platforms integrate with Zapier and also comes with Webhooks functionality.

As an all-in-one platform Kajabi offers almost all the features you need, whereas Teachable only focuses on selling courses. As a result, you may not use the integrations feature as much with Kajabi as you would with Teachable.


With Kajabi, you can treat their basic plan as a decoy plan because it only allows you to create 3 products and 3 funnels.

pricing kajabi

Once you get started with the basic plan and feel the need to create more products, you will need to upgrade to their Growth plan. This is the plan that most people end up with, unless they require a custom code editor or other advanced functionalities.

If you are looking for a cheaper solution all-in-one solution to Kajabi, you can take a look at some of the alternatives.

On the other hand, with Teachable, even on their basic plan that costs $39 per month, there’s a 5% transaction fee. If you want to waive off all the transaction fees, you want to go with their pro plan that costs $119 per month.

teachable pricing plans

Previously, Teachable had a plan where you could create unlimited courses, but more recently, they started offering this ability only in their Business plan (at $499/month).

This change led to backlash from many course creators who had previously relied on the unlimited course option.


If you’re looking for the best LMS platform, Teachable and Kajabi are among the best options available.

However, Kajabi is the better choice if you want an all-in-one platform that offers more than just course creation.

Kajabi offers robust communities powered by gamification and accountability features, the ability to host events, advanced marketing automation features, and an inbuilt email marketing tool.

It also has a powerful website builder that allows you to host your website inside the platform and offers more features than Teachable.

Although Kajabi is more expensive than Teachable, it provides better value for money by saving you money you end up spending on other platforms.

It’s worth noting that Teachable’s course features are enough for basic course creators, but since it was acquired by Hotmart in 2020, its speed of implementing new features has slowed down, and the founder’s focus has shifted to