Thinkific vs Kajabi

Is Thinkific Better than Kajabi?

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

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Thinkific vs Kajabi: The judgement criteria

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    How much will it cost you?

    With Thinkific, you’ll get a free plan where you can launch your course, albeit with less features than the paid versions.If you’re okay with shelling out some money to customize your course further, you can choose one of the following subscriptions plans.  

    > Basic: $39/month
    > Pro: $79/month
    > Premier: $399/month

    When compared to Thinkific, Kajabi is much heavier on the pocket. However, if you cancel your subscription within the first 30 days, you can get a full refund. The subscription plans available on Kajabi are:
    > Basic: $119/mo
    > Growth: $159/mo
    > Pro: $319/mo

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    Will you get a mobile app?

    Although Thinkific’s Course Player is fully mobile responsive, you won’t have your own mobile app. Since people prefer using smartphones over desktops — 65% of all digital media time is spent on mobile devices — you could be losing out on some serious customer engagement with Thinkific. 

    Kajabi users will be able to access your content with a free and versatile mobile app. They can watch courses and network with peers on the go. All their progress will be saved on the app, which automatically syncs with the web application. You can download it from both iOS and Android phones and access downloadable resources like presentations, PDFs and excel files.

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    Can you build YOUR brand?

    Want to add your personal stamp to each course you sell? Thinkific will come in handy. You get default themes, but it also gives you the option of personalizing further using HTML/CSS coupled with a templating language called Liquid. If you want to completely revamp the website, you’ll need to hire a designer and upgrade your plan.  

    In Kajabi, you can add your own logo and customize your page to align with your branding too. Simply go into the Site Branding Settings and you’ll get various options to change the way your page looks.

Now, a detailed comparison

How does Scenes stack up against Thinkific & Kajabi?

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Content
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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
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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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3 key differences that make Scenes the perfect Thinkific and Kajabi alternative

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 Thinkific and Kajabi).

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

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Points System

All the most addictive apps and games out there give you points when you take action. Humans are incredibly motivated by gamification.

Scenes has in-built systems for points and leaderboards that give your users a 10x addictive social experience.

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With Scenes, you get...

  • forums
    White labeled mobile & web app
  • calendar
    Schedule and host live classes
  • user profiles
    Split members into cohorts
  • anlaytics
    In-depth analytics
  • gamification
    Points system & rewards
  • chat and messaging
    Group Chat
  • chat
    Direct messaging
  • voice bubbles
    Audio chatrooms

The difference is in our DNA

We're content creators, teachers AND community builders.

And, we know how everything ties together to make a business.

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.

This led us to build Scenes - an all-in-one platform to run your courses, cohorts, webinars, events, voice chat rooms, etc. - on mobile & web (100% white-labeled).

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Your branded online academy on any device.

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