Podia Review: 100% Honest, No-Holds Barred Review

By Alexis Rodrigo | Entrepreneurship

Nov 22
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Looking for an all-in-one platform on which to build your online business? If cost, simplicity, and ease of use are important to you, then consider building your business on Podia. It's an all-in-one platform that lets you create unlimited, well, everything a reasonable subscription fee.

But of course, no single service is perfect for everyone. Watch my 100% honest review of Podia:

00:00 Intro
02:05 Features of Podia
02:24 Online courses on Podia
02:50 Unlimited video hosting
03:34 Digital downloads on Podia
05:11 Facebook group alternative (online community)
07:04 Sell webinars with Zoom and YouTube integration
07:53 Sell coaching online with Calendly and other scheduling integration
09:00 Email marketing + segmentation
10:20 Messaging or web chat
11:50 Website builder, page builder
13:48 Affiliate marketing management app
15:26 Embeds
16:26 Podia pricing
17:50 Is Podia easy to use?
19:12 Unlimited everything on Podia! (or why I left Kartra)
23:02 Podia customer service
24:24 Disadvantages of Podia
24:47 Basic email features
26:09 Secret email tip!
26:36 Sales taxes on Podia
28:20 The bottom line

Pro's of Podia

What I like about Podia are:

  • full features
    • site/page builder
    • online course with video hosting, quizzes
    • memberships/community
    • digital downloads
    • coaching
    • webinars
    • payment processing
    • web chat
    • email marketing
    • affiliate management
  • reasonable price
  • easy to use, intuitive design
  • unlimited everything!
  • AAA+ customer service

For details, watch the video 

Con's of Podia

  • bare-bones email marketing
    • basic formatting
    • no behavior-based segmentation- if you absolutely must do this, watch the video for my tip on a workaround. Shhh, it's a secret!
  • no automatic collection of sales taxes outside the US—but it's coming soon!

The Bottom Line

If you're looking for an alternative to Kajabi, Teachable, Ruzuku, Kartra, or a tech stack of WordPress, plugins and third-party platforms, then do consider Podia.

Do you have questions about Podia that I didn't cover in the video? Drop me a message on Facebook or my contact page. Talk soon!


About the Author

Lexi Rodrigo is a communication and marketing professional for multimillion-dollar businesses, co-author of Blog Post Ideas: 21 Proven Ways to Create Compelling Content and Kiss Writer's Block Goodbye, and host of "Marketing Insights LIVE!." Connect with Lexi on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.