June Product Update: Start Your Coaching Business on Teachable

Frances Wong

| Jul 08, 2020

June was a pivotal moment for Teachable. We unveiled our new look and feel, and debuted a whole new way for you to grow your business on Teachable. This rebrand and feature launch is our way of showing you that the evolution of our brand is more than just a logo and color update. It’s our renewed mission to enable the transformative power of knowledge in our world.

We’ve seen that power grow with online courses over the last six years. In the last two weeks, we have already noticed how the release of Coaching has unlocked more opportunities for you. We can’t wait to see where you take them and how we can continue to support your business needs.

What’s new at Teachable?

Coaching on Teachable

We’ve expanded our feature set so creators can now offer coaching services in addition to courses on Teachable. This is available to members on any paid plan.

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The Coaching product has a completely new user interface to support your needs in running your one-on-one coaching sessions. The new coaching space allows you to set specific milestones for your clients on specific dates—assignments, calendars, and meeting times. You can upload workbooks for them to fill out beforehand, add in calendar links for them to schedule their sessions, or provide a video conference link for them to join the coaching session. You and your client can also leave notes for each other under each milestone.

Just like courses, the Coaching product comes with its own sales page, checkout page, and thank you page. To support the coaching use case, we also introduced intake forms as a new block in coaching sales pages, so you can use it to get upfront information about clients to prepare for your first call, or to see if they’d be a good fit for your service.

You can learn more about Coaching on Teachable here.

Additional upsells

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Coaching isn’t just a stand-alone product, it’s also a powerful tool when you offer it with courses. You can now add upsells to your coaching services within a course lecture and on all editor 2.0 thank you pages. This feature is available to members on the Professional and Business plan.

For more information about upsells, check out this Knowledge Base article. 

Subscription free trials

Teachable members on any paid plan can now set free trials on any subscription pricing plan you offer. We’ve added this feature to expand your launch strategies and help you improve your sales conversions

When you create a subscription pricing plan, you have the option to offer a free trial. You can set the duration of the free trial to any number of days you wish. Students must provide a credit card upfront when they begin their free trial and will be charged automatically when the free trial ends unless they cancel their subscription.

For more information about subscription free trials, check out this Knowledge Base article. 

Updates & other fixes

  • Since Coaching launched, we’ve made additional updates. When you make your coaching products visible, they will now appear in the course directory so your audience knows where to find your new coaching products.
  • We’ve updated our Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy.
  • We’ve added numerous UX/UI improvements to page editor 2.0 to improve usability and simplicity.

Coming up at Teachable

Our product and engineering team is working on:

  • Providing you with the option to use saved milestone templates
  • Adding authors for coaching products
  • Adding additional fields in coaching intake forms
  • Giving you the flexibility to choose how long your students have access to a course
  • Building the option for you to bundle courses and coaching together
  • Simplifying payment gateways on our platform so you have a more readable accounting report

Got suggestions? Got questions? We’re all ears. Comment below and I’ll respond directly or in the next monthly product updates!

Frances Wong is a Product Marketer at Teachable. Outside of Teachable, Frances is an avid sports fan and dedicates her weekends to Manchester United and Georgetown Hoyas games.