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What Is Podia?

Your website, email marketing, and products. All under one roof.

Thousands of people like you use Podia to bring their entire business into a single platform. Podia is free. And as you grow, it has all the tools you’ll need to keep growing.

Who Uses Podia?

Creators, developers, marketers, consultants, entrepreneurs, and more who want to reach more people to build online business by selling online courses, downloads, memberships, coaching, and webinars.

Podia Software - Podia's website builder is so easy that you could have your website in the next 10 minutes. And everything you need — taking payments, delivering digital products, community — is handled for you.
Podia Software - Podia puts beautiful email marketing in the same place as your website, digital products, community, and online courses. That means you get an all-in-one platform to grow your online business.
Podia Software - Your courses look better on Podia. Get an online course builder that's easy for both you and your customers to use.
Podia Software - Get an online community in a platform you own. And because your community is in the same place as the rest of your work, it's easy to spark discussions around your products.
Podia Software - See how creators like you use Podia to host their websites, sell their courses and products, run their communities, and grow their income.

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Reviews of Podia

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.6
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Jean
Jean
Creator, Author in US
Verified LinkedIn User
E-Learning, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

Number one ALL IN ONE website builder for Creative Business Owners.

5.0 9 months ago

Comments: I have tried out so many website builders over the years and did not have the same ease of setup or all in one setup like Podia has. I have everything I need to run a successful digital business with Podia!

Pros:

The easy setup and all in one services allowed me to set up my business in a week and make several sales in my first month of launching. I'm really pleased with how I could set up my entire business including email marketing and an affiliate program!

Cons:

I honestly have no complaints right now. I wish Merch could be listed but I'm very satisfied with the design capability and features.

Maureen
Founder and Writer in US
Professional Training & Coaching, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

PODIA is a unique one-stop-shop platform for a SOLO CREATOR online business.

5.0 6 months ago

Comments: I began using Podia to have a way to sell my courses. As time progressed I created my website and moved my dedicated domain name to Podia. I then moved my email marketing to Podia. From that point on I continued to use Podia features exclusively. If Podia doesn't have a feature, I don't need it! I need simplicity and everything I do in one place. That's what I have with Podia.

Pros:

PODIA fits all stages of business from a beginner with absolutely no prior or tech experience to someone who has been working successfully online and wants to simplify their work. That is why I recommend my creator students use it. Whichever category a CREATOR falls into, she is going to find all the features she needs with PODIA. And features that are valuable time savers. The best part is the time and money saved by having an all-in-one platform, everything in one place, ALL the features to create and run an online business. BUT, if you feel the need to replicate and complicate, you can use thousands of apps and services that interface with Podia. Me? I stick with ONLY PODIA for my business including MY WEBSITE, EMAIL MARKETING AND BLOGGING and more! I love it! That’s saying a lot because I have been working online for 20+ years! Podia simplifies a creator’s life! Know that whatever is created with PODIA looks great, has a huge variety of easy-to-use and functional features and reporting stats – no matter what your level of online app skill or NONE! Yup, you heard that right! It’s great for everyone! AND, everything you do in Podia is flexible! You are in control!

Cons:

Over the 3 years I have been a Podia customer, if I felt something was lacking at any point, shortly after it was released as a key feature. Podia always has listened to customer comments and responded with a solution.

Marit
CEO in Netherlands
Education Management, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The easiest online course platform out there

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Podia is a really great company. I love their software, their tone of voice, they're super quick to give assistance when needed and I have never had such a seamless experience building a course!

Pros:

The design looks nice and modern, and the UX is so intuitive. It literally takes you less than an hour to launch your first course, and that's unheard of for other platforms.

Cons:

I would like a little bit more options to use my own branding, but Podia's design is so nice and neutral, it's not bugging me.

Ian
Founder/CEO in Australia
E-Learning, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

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Wish there were better reviews of Podia functionality before I bought

1.0 2 years ago

Comments: Horrible. Customer service is so kind, but that's it. They have advised me to change my domain, without telling me it could crash my site. Now the site has crashed, and they're all asleep so can't help fix it. The functionality is so bare-bones it's crazy. There's no concept of building out to have stronger/better functionality. I will be moving to Wix/Wordpress ASAP

Pros:

Yes, it's easy to use and customer support is fantastic...but that's where the pros end

Cons:

Horrible horrible functionality. Some BASIC website features aren't included, period: 1) No website backup functionality 2) No ability to have SKUs/units tracking 3) They sell you "coaching", but there's no way to track when someone books. 4) No way for a customer to book a coaching session twice (really?) 5) No way for a customer to book a "bundle" of coaching sessions (all you can do is "title" it 3 sessions) 6) No way to have dynamic settings for affiliates...all affiliates get the same kick-back 7) 0 ability for bulk updates of ANYTHING 8) No expiry date on courses 9) No ability to size images (what you upload is what you get) 10) No "contact us" form 11) Super rigid text/page design (i.e. don't even have Elementor) 12) No CSS customization 13) No dynamic course creation (as in, you can't create "pieces" and move them around) 14) Editing courses is SO painful. They default an image/thumbnail and to change it you have to manually upload. If you have a long course, then ANY update you make scrolls you all the way back to the top. No quick editing of titles. No ability to set title preference (they insist on defaulting to .mp4). 15) You need to pay $100 EXTRA a month JUST to get conversion tracking installed

Robert
Content Creator in US
Music, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Podia’s Been My Go-To for Years!

5.0 6 months ago

Comments: From their tutorials on YouTube to the free Podia community to their customer support team, I’ve had a fantastic experience with the Podia platform as a whole!

Pros:

Podia has become my absolute favorite all-in-one platform not just because of its continued growth and feature development over the past few years…but because of the way they actively engage with the Podia user community! The team genuinely listens to the user base and wants to create a product that is easy to use and still competitive in the industry.

Cons:

Though Podia is always actively searching for ways to improve the platform, I do think the website editor could use a little more work. I’d love to be able to copy and paste blocks and sections across different pages. I’d also like to see a drag and drop feature to reorder those sections on the page.