Skillshare vs Teachable

Is Skillshare Better than Teachable?

You’ve heard of these two platforms in the world of online courses, but is Skillshare better than Teachable? Let’s find out.

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Skillshare vs Teachable: The judgement criteria

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    Can you make data-driven decisions? 

    Skillshare collects personal details from your students (name, profile picture, login email address, location, gender), but does not retain any payment-related information, since these details are processed by either Paypal or Stripe. Though the gathered data can be shared with employees and businesses for information processing, course creators won’t have access to it. 

    Teachable is more open with their data sharing policies. It provides in-depth insights into how well your course is performing. The platform also allows you to track your students to understand how they interact in class and what their completion rates look like.

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    Can you create your OWN brand?

    Each one of Skillshare’s 20,000 courses are templatized and must follow specific guidelines. Course creators are expected to upload pre-recorded lectures (ranging from 20-60 minutes) to the platform. These videos will then be shortened to bite-sized snippets of 2-5 minutes each. This doesn’t let you create unique content exclusive to you. 

    If you’re looking to build a brand, every single product you sell should have your stamp on it. With Teachable, you can personalize the theme of your course quite easily. There are four elements you can change, and these include:
    > Typography 
    > Brand colors
    > Logo 
    > Background 

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    How much will you spend?

    On Skillshare, you don’t need to worry about upfront costs or sign up for a premium membership to create courses. All you have to do is provide some basic information (full name, email, and password), and you can begin creating classes on Skillshare for free.

    Unlike Skillshare, Teachable has a more complex pricing system, so you’ll need a higher-tier subscription for all the functionalities. The platform offers four pricing plans:
    Free
    Basic: $39/month
    Pro: $119/month
    Business: $299/month

In-depth comparison (with our own tool)

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Content
Organize discussions
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Private spaces
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Rich posts
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Your own brand
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Content & resources
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Member directory
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Downloads
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Online courses
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Curriculum builder
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Quizzes Assessments
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Newsletters
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Engagement
Chat rooms
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Virtual Live Classes
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Events & Webinars
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1-1 messaging
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Discussions forums
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Email Notifications
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Push Notifications
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Zoom Integration
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Gamification
Community Coin System
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Coins for Actions
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Spend Coins
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Peer-to-Peer Transactions
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Leaderboards
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Status Badges
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Monetisation
Paid memberships
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Recurring subscriptions
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Gate access
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Stripe Integration
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Customisation
Subcommunities
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Personalized Onboarding
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Whitelabeling
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Custom Domain
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Single sign-on (SSO)
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Advanced analytics
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Unlimited Admins
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Roles & Permissions
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Webhooks
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Whitelabeled Notifications
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Finally, a platform to replace them all

If you think about teaching online as a serious business, you'll find yourself tying together multiple tools (alongside Teachable & Skilshare).

This is hassle-some, both for you as well as your students. With Scenes, do it all in one place.

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Stay inside your students pockets, wherever they go

Teachable is only accessible on web but your students want the flexibility of both mobile & web.

Scenes gives you your own branded mobile app that lets your students access every single feature as on Scenes web. Attend classes, join audio rooms, chat & do more.

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We've been teaching online since 2018. We ran one of the world's largest educational communities from 2019-2021 and scaled to $500,000 revenue by selling cohort-based courses. We kept hopping from one software to another because the experience of actually using all available software is bad.

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