Circle Pricing 

 Updated: May 7, 2024

circle pricing

Circle is one of the leading community platforms out there, beloved by thousands of creators.

It’s one of our top Community picks and compares really well to other competitors.

It also has several high-profile people online using it: Brandon Burchard, Webflow, Adobe,etc.

But any platform is worth considering as long as you get good value for your money.

So that’s what we’re breaking down in this article by first going over the different pricing packages Circle offers.

Then we’ll see how these compare to other similar community platforms.

Circle Pricing Overview

Let’s first make a note that Circle is unlikely to be a one stop shop for most creators.

Meaning that you might still need other tools such as a proper website builder or email marketing system.

The main features Circle will cover are:

  • Fully customizable community
  • Events
  • Online courses
  • Live stream video
  • Mobile app
  • Payment system
  • Single SSO with specific apps

Note that Circle also offers a 14 days free trial.

Now let’s take a look at all the pricing plans available:

The 3 pricing packages are:

  • Basic: $49/month ($41/month billed yearly)
  • Professional: $99/month ($89/month billed yearly)
  • Business: $219/month ($199/month billed yearly)
  • Enterprise: $399/month ($360/month billed yearly)

Overall, Circle is on the mid-range pricing range in the market, which we’ll see in more details later.

Most users will be fine on the Professional plan which offers unlimited members and a 100GB of storage space.

The most likely reason to upgrade any higher would be to have access to the automation with Workflows.

If you have a small community (up to 100 members) and just need to test the water for now, the Basic plan can also be a great starting point.

How Does Circle Compare with Competitors?

Let’s now put a bit more context around these pricing plans and see where Circle stands among its competitors.

There are certainly a great handful of other platforms that directly compete with Circle as far as community tools go.

We’ve selected 3 of the most relevant ones you’re likely to see mentioned.

How does Circle pricing compare to Skool?

Skool has had a great surge in popularity in the past few years and recently when Alex Hormozi became a co-owner.

It also has a 14 days free trial to get started and only 1 paid plan:

$99/month for everything unlimited inside of 1 Community.

Note that Skool does not currently provide video hosting or storage so you’ll also have to budget for that.

Most course creators will be ok with just 1 Community since you can still section them into different courses and groups.

But if you plan on having completely different spaces, you’ll have to pay for 2 Communities.

Overall, Circle does provide a bit more features for the same amount.

How does Circle pricing compare to Mighty Networks?

Mighty Networks is also a pioneer in the online community space of one of the main competitors Circle has.

Their pricing plans are also very similar.

Mighty Networks also offers a 14 days free trial as well as a “Lite” package.

The pricing plans available are:

  • Community: $41/month ($49/month billed yearly)
  • Courses: $119/month ($99/month billed yearly)
  • Business: $219/month ($179/month billed yearly)

The Course plan is very similar to Circle’s Professional package.

Anything higher would be for advanced features and white labeling.

Overall both platforms are fairly similar.

How does Circle pricing compare to Kajabi?

The last platform we want to compare here with Circle is Kajabi.

Not because it’s a direct competitor, Kajabi being an all-in-one platform and not a community specialist.

But because Kajabi has such prominence in the space it’s still relevant to mention here.

The platform has a 30 days free trial and 4 pricing plans:

These are:

  • Kickstarter Plan: $69/month ($55/month paid annually)
  • Basic Plan – $149/month ($119/mo paid annually)
  • Growth Plan – $199/month ($159/mo paid annually)
  • Pro Plan – $399/month ($319/mo paid annually)

Kajabi is a little more expensive but keep in mind again that it provides a more expensive set of features.

On the community side of things, it won’t be as advanced as Circle is.

But maybe that is just enough for you and you value having everything in one place.

Circle Pricing FAQs

Here are some other questions you may have about Circle’s cost and our answer!

What’s not included in Circle?

Circle is great to cover your online community needs, but it probably won’t cover everything you need as a creator.

You’ll still have to purchase a domain and probably need a real website builder to build your sales funnel.

Finally you might also need an email marketing system.

Another cost that’s hard to see at first for Circle is the transaction fee which ranges from 2% to 4% depending on your plan.

Do I need to put in a credit card to get started?

No! You can start by simply entering your name and email and use the platform for 14 days.

What other alternatives should I consider?

We’ve compared Circle’s pricing to a few platforms that are worth considering and here are the top 3:

  1. Skool
  2. Mighty Networks
  3. Kajabi

Joey Mazars

Online Course Platform Expert

Hi, there! I've literally spent thousands of hours helping clients build their online courses on these platforms through my marketing services.

I've become obsessed with helping them find the right fit for their needs and decided to guide other creators through their decision process with these detailed reviews.

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