Overview of Course Pricing Options

This article gives you an overview of how to set prices for your course, what pricing options are available, and how to close course enrollments by deleting pricing plans.

NOTE: Teachable only allows school owners to set course prices in whole numbers. For instance, $20.00. Paid courses must be priced at a minimum of $1.00 USD.

Finding Course Pricing Options

  1. Log into your Teachable school.
  2. In Courses, choose the course for which you want to set the price. If the course name is not immediately displayed, click View All. view all courses
  3. Select Pricingpricing
  4. Choose from four types of pricing plans (explained in greater detail below).

TIP: After selecting a pricing plan, click Preview in the admin sidebar to see how the pricing appears on your course’s sales page.

Option 1: Free

You might want to offer a free introductory course to attract students to other paid courses. If so, this is how to set it up:

  1. Select the Free option from the New Pricing Plan dropdown.
  2. Enter the name, a subtitle, and a detailed description.

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    • Name - The name of the pricing plan itself. For a free course, you’ll likely use the name of the course, as there will not be multiple pricing tiers.
    • Subtitle - A brief description below the name to attract attention and/or briefly explain the pricing tier.
    • Detailed Description - A description of the features and benefits of the course. It should be attention-grabbing, informative, and convincing: make the reader want to buy the course.
  3. Click Add Pricing.

Option 2: Subscription

Use a subscription to charge students a monthly or annual fee for course access.

  1. Select the Subscription option from the New Pricing Plan dropdown.
  2. Input dollar amount (at least $1.00 USD) and toggle the month/year control to set the subscription price. Enter Name, Subtitle, and Detailed Description.

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    • Name - The name of the pricing plan itself. For example, if you want to offer students the choice between a monthly and annual option, you’d name one pricing tier “[Name of Course] - Monthly Subscription” and the second “[Name of Course] - Annual Subscription”. Consider incentivizing students to buy the annual subscription by making it a better deal.
    • Subtitle - A brief description below the name to attract attention and/or briefly explain the pricing tier.
    • Detailed Description - A description of the features and benefits of the course that grabs attention, informs, and sells.
  3. Click Add Pricing.

Students on a subscription plan will continue to be charged every 30 days for monthly plans, or every 365 days for annual plans. If a student is unenrolled from a course, they will cease to be charged. Deleting the pricing plan will not affect a student's enrollment.

Option 3: One-Time Purchase

One-Time Purchase is simply a one-time upfront payment.

  1. Select the One-Time Purchase option from the New Pricing Plan dropdown.
  2. Input dollar amount (at least $1.00 USD) and fill out Name, Subtitle, and Detailed Description.

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    • Name - The name of the pricing plan itself. It may differ from the exact name of the course when using multiple pricing tiers, as below: one-time purchase pricing plan names
    • Subtitle - A brief description below the name to attract attention and/or briefly explain the pricing tier.
    • Detailed Description - A description of the features and benefits of the course that grabs attention, informs, and sells.
  3. Click Add Pricing.

Option 4: Payment Plan

Use the Payment Plan option to charge a fixed price per month for a fixed number of months. (e.g. $20 per month for three months). Once they’ve paid in full, they will retain access to the course for as long as it’s active, with no future payments.

  1. Select the Payment Plan option from the New Pricing Plan dropdown.
  2. Input dollar amount (at least $1.00 USD) and set the number of monthly payments the user will make. Fill out Name, Subtitle, and Detailed Description.

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    • Name - The name of the pricing plan itself. As with subscriptions and one-time purchases, names may differ when using multiple pricing tiers.
    • Subtitle - A brief description below the name to attract attention and/or briefly explain the pricing tier.
    • Detailed Description - A description of the features and benefits of the course that grabs attention, informs, and sells.
  3. Click Add Pricing.

TIP: You can create a course bundle to sell a group of courses at a discount.

Students on a payment plan will continue to be charged until their payments are complete or they are unenrolled from the course. Deleting the pricing plan will not affect their enrollment.

Deleting a Pricing Plan

You can delete a pricing plan at any time from the Course > Pricing area by simply clicking the red trash icon next to the pricing plan. This will not impact any students who have already enrolled via that pricing plan--even recurring/subscription plans. Students on payment plans and subscription plans will continue to have their cards charged as normal.

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Note that deleting a pricing plan also means deleting any coupons associated with that pricing plan, so be careful not to do this until any associated coupon promotions have ended.

Closing Course Enrollments

If you delete all the pricing plans associated with your course, it will no longer be open for new enrollments. Therefore, if you would like to close a course without unpublishing or deleting the course itself, deleting your pricing plans is the ideal course of action.

This is how a course sales page’s enrollment section will appear when all pricing plans have been deleted:

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All students who enrolled before the course was closed will continue to have access to the course (and be charged as normal if they're on a subscription/payment plan).

Restoring Deleted Pricing Plans

If you want to close and reopen a course, it might be a pain to create new pricing plans every time you want it open. Fortunately, it's easy to restore deleted pricing plans.

Below your list of pricing plans, click Show deleted pricing plans:

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Then, simply click Restore on the desired pricing plan to make it active again. 

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Now, all previous links associated with that pricing plan will work again. If you had a coupon associated with that plan, you can bring those back in a similar way: see this article.

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