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7 Platforms for Creating and Selling Online Courses

Everyone is good at something. Maybe your cooking skills are amazing. Or you’re great at decorating, planning events, or finding a job. While these skills are taken for granted by you, other people are at a loss when trying to do the exact same thing.

Wouldn’t it be great if your skills could find an eager audience of people that want to learn how you do what you do?

There is. Online learning platforms allow you to create, market, and sell courses based on your expertise. No need to learn coding or how to setup a payment gateway when the following 7 sites can do it for you so you can focus on creating courses that students will love.

1. Teachable

2. Thinkific


Build your online school with one of the ready-made templates, upload lessons or create quizzes, and start selling your courses instantly. Students can also ask questions in a forum and take notes during lessons.

3. Skillshare

The platform will let you create anything from complete courses to quick homework assignments and training programs. After uploading your content, you can include interactive exercises and assessments.

4. Coursmos

Make money by teaching micro-courses, which can be created from any device, including your smartphone. You can set your price or offer them for free.

5. Alison

This platform has over 7 million learners registered. The revenue model is different from some of the other platforms. You share your courses for free on the website. Any ad revenue or certificate revenue that is generated through your course is shared between you and

 6. Udemy

This popular learning marketplace has registered over 11 million registered students, Courses on Udemy are priced between $20 and $50 in increments of $5. For learners that are brought to Udemy through your own marketing there is no revenue share other than the standard transaction fees. If the learner finds your course through Udemy’s marketing then the revenue share is 50%.

7. OpenSesame

There are no upfront fees to add courses for sale in the OpenSesame elearning marketplace. When courses are purchased, OpenSesame keeps 40% of course revenue and course sellers keep 60% of revenue.