Why I don’t suggest creating a course on your Showit or WordPress website

Originally written 9/7/22 – Updated 3/28/23

Hi my name is Bekah and in this video I’m going to show you how to design a course in WordPress or Showit and then tell you why I wouldn’t suggest it

If you’re new here, I’m a Showit and Squarespace designer. I am passionate about helping you get your website out into the world and fast so it can start getting you clients and gaining SEO. 

Here’s a run-down on what we will go over in the video:

  1. Why I created my Squarespace SEO course on WordPress and not Showit 
  2. Tutorial of how to create it on WordPress using pages
  3. My suggestion instead of creating a course on your website and why
  4. The “backend” of Podia 

Why’d I choose Podia?

As a frugal business owner, I HATE adding a monthly or yearly business expense.

I created a SEO Squarespace course on my website (perks of being a web designer!!) at first, but I got to a point where I wanted to be able to track my students and have automatic emails set up, so after MUCH research (you know me), I decided to go with PODIA to create my next course Squarespace With Confidence (and transferred my SEO Course to it)!

I looked into all of the course platforms… TEACHABLEKAJABI, TEACHERY, THINKIFIC, and they all have their benefits, but ultimately I didn’t need something as in depth as Kajabi and I wanted a platform that didn’t take a percentage of my sales like Teachable, so I went with Podia.

Why I left Podia

After using Podia for multiple years, I can confidently say that I LOVED it! However, paying $390 a year just wasn’t worth it for what I was using the course for. I didn’t take advantage of the email marketing side of Podia (I had a Zap connecting a Podia purchase to a Flodesk workflow) and I felt the only reason I was using it was to track the progress of students, but many students weren’t actually marking “complete” on a lesson so it would show 0% progress when they had actually gone through some of the modules.

I decided to switch over to ThriveCart (the one time fee of $495 sold me). I can still track my student’s progress, connect my PayPal, and it is easy to design on.

Here’s a video about how to transfer a course from Podia to ThriveCart:


✓ How to implement SEO into your Showit website

✓ How to edit your Showit site from start to finish


Squarespace SEO Course → CHECK OUT THE COURSE

DIY your Squarespace Website Course → rebekahreadcreative.com/squarespace


Get the Lifetime Deal with ThriveCart → LEARN MORE


👩‍💻 COPYWRITING for a website that CONVERTS and has purpose FREEBIE

🎉 Website LAUNCH checklist (also free)


I am a Podia & ThriveCart affiliate, but only recommend things I 100% trust and back! I used Podia from 2020 to March of 2023 and have nothing but good things to say! I now use ThriveCart and love it as well!

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