Publish and sell your own audio courses.

Big benefits for course creators

  • No fees

    Creating your course is 100% free. We only make money when you do.

  • Hassle-free

    We handle payments, customer support, and all the other boring stuff.

  • Distribution everywhere

    iOS, Android, web, email, even SMS. Reach your students wherever they are.

  • Affiliate bonuses

    Earn money for every new creator and student you refer to Knowable.

  • More than audio

    Interactive quizzes, downloadables, rich HTML lesson notes, and more.

  • Full control

    You own your content, keep your customer info, and set your price.

  • Marketing resources

    We'll help you promote your courses and build your audience.

  • Human-powered support

    We’re just an email or phone call (yes, really!) away.

  • World-class creative services

    Our team is on-hand to help make your courses sound great.

Why audio-first?

  • The time is right

    Online learning is bigger than ever and the audio-first learning category is growing fast.

  • Primed audience

    Three-quarters of people who listen to podcasts say they do so to “learn new things.”

  • Simple to create

    Audio is faster and easier to produce than video. You can even use your smartphone.

  • Big opportunity

    More people are listening to podcasts and audiobooks than ever. The market will pass $5B next year!

You're in good company

Many Knowable courses are led by respected creators and experts at the top of their fields. Your courses may be featured right alongside theirs.

  • Alexis Ohanian

    Founder, Reddit

  • Celeste Headlee

    NPR, The Takeaway

  • Paul Scheer

    Comedian, Podcaster

  • Tess Vigeland

    NPR, Marketplace

  • Eddy Lu

    CEO, Goat

  • Tracy Lawrence

    CEO, Chewse

  • Michael Preysman

    CEO, Everlane

  • John Asante

    NPR, WNYC

How it works

We’ll personally lead you through the process of creating your course and publishing it on Knowable.

  • 1
    Sign up

    Sign up and we’ll send our Creator Guide with easy steps for creating your course.

  • 2
    Send info

    Upload any course info and samples you have. Rough drafts are perfectly fine.

  • 3
    Create

    Create your course on your own, or with support from our creative team.

  • 4
    Upload

    Upload your final audio files and we’ll launch your course on Knowable.

  • 5
    Get paid

    Make money on every course you sell — and on all referred affiliate sales.

Creators keep 80%

Available for a limited time

As a member of Knowable’s first creator class, you’ll keep 80% of your net course sales. You can also decide how to price your course, or whether you’ll be charging for it at all.

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I get started?
    The first step is to sign up here. We'll email you a list of clear next steps, along with our Creator Guide whcih will lead you through creating your course.
  • How quickly can I get my course up and running?
    If you already have your course audio recorded, we could get your course launched on Knowable in as soon as a few days. If you don't have anything recorded, we'll guide you through the process — it's easy!
  • How long should my course be?
    This is entirely up to you, though we strongly suggest a minimum course length of at least one hour. We’ve found that relatively short lessons tend to be better for students, so we’d recommend aiming for no more than 30 minutes per lesson, ideally closer to 10 minutes.
  • How do I record my course audio?
    If you don’t have a professional microphone (the Zoom H2n or Blue Yeti are great options), your smartphone recorder can work in a pinch. We’ll provide you with best practices and tactics you can use to make a professional-grade recording at home.
  • Can I include digital downloads in my course?
    Yes, your course may include digital files like ZIPs, PDFs, images — whatever you like. Your students will be able to download these files onto their own devices.
  • How do I send my course content to Knowable?
    We'll send you a link to an upload form that you can use to send us your course content. Alternatively, you can simply email your contact at Knowable directly.
  • How much money can I make from my course?
    There’s really no limit to what you can earn. You get the lion’s share of revenue for each student that buys your course. Plus, you’ll earn a referral bonus for every student you refer to Knowable, even if they buy another creator’s course.
  • How should I price my course?
    Don’t undervalue your knowledge and hard work! Good education is extremely valuable, and you’re putting real effort into creating something wonderful for your students, so you deserve to be fairly compensated. We generally advise against pricing below $20 for a general-interest course. If your course is more specialized or in-depth, we recommend pricing it above $50.
  • Can I publish a free course?
    Yes! We support free courses for select creators.
  • How do I get paid?
    You’ll earn revenue for every student that buys your course, as well as every student that you refer who buys other paid courses on Knowable. We’ll tally up your earnings each month and send you payments on a net 30 basis.
  • How long does it take to get my course on Knowable?
    Once you’ve produced your course content and sent it to our team, we can often publish it within a week — sometimes even faster.
  • Do I have to pay anything to publish and sell my course?
    No, there is no monthly fee or other hidden fees. Knowable gets paid through our revenue share agreement with creators. We’re in this together.

Ready to get started?