What is Enlitly?
Enlitly is an all in one platform specifically designed to help course creators sell their program and memberships.
It offers a set of very interesting features at an attractive price and was started only a few years ago.
The main promise of Enlitly, as it is for other all in one platforms, is to be a one-stop shop for all of course’s creators needs to deliver a world-class learning experience.
This includes, as we will break down, sales funnel, email marketing, checkout and course builder.
To help you make a decision on whether or not Enlitly is a good solution, we’ll review its features on how they compare to other platforms in the industry.
The biggest upside of using an all in one platform like Enlitly is the wealth of features and tools at your disposal.
Let’s break them down here:
This is an impressive list and does cover most of what course creators need to market, sell and deliver their program.
Of course, more features doesn't always mean a better platform…
But let’s see exactly what each of these look like and perform.
Website & Funnel Building
Enlitly offers pre-built funnel templates for you to build high-converting sites.
Each page can be edited with a visual drag and drop builder that’s very easy to use.
It’s not as pretty or smooth as others in the industry, but it works just as well!
The good news is that you can create global header and footer as well as saved elements to re-use them on other pages and save time.
There is a large number of Blocks you can use to design your page as much as you’d like and the editor is overall fairly flexible.
I particularly like the pre-made templates for each Blocks to give you inspiration and make your page look like a pro.
Again the biggest drawback is the cheap look this builder has and this is something you’ll see throughout the platform and we’ll point out in this review.
That being said, functionality wise Enlitly doesn’t have anything to envy to other funnel builders!
Pages can be built within your Funnel pages or simply as a standalone page for other website standard pages (About, Contact, T&C,etc.)
There is also a blog feature that allows you to publish articles and gain organic traction.
Checkout & Payments
Enlitly allows you to connect Stripe or Paypal to take payments and give access to your programs.
The checkout page itself can also be customized to the same extent any other page can using the editor.
I also like the fact that you are able to have multiple pricing on the same checkout - which some other platforms don’t allow for.
You’ll have options for a great range of pricing including one-off payments, subscription, free trials or split payments in any currency you might want.
You can also set up order bumps, upsells and downsells!
Lastly Enlitly offers an affiliate program builder where you can invite partners to promote your courses and earn a commission.
Much like many other platforms, the system only serves as a tracking program and you will have to do the payments to affiliates manually.
Overall, Enlitly does really well with these checkout features with simple and straightforward tools to take payments.
Email Marketing, Automations & CRM
The platform allows for creating automated Email Sequences as well as single Broadcasts.
Enlitly doesn’t exactly provide a great an email builder however and you’ll be limited in your design if you only use the native tools:
The advice of the platform is to use a 3rd party tool such as Stripo to design your email and import the HTML in Enlitly.
Which does make for a rather cumbersome process…
There is also no way to save templates or elements in the email builder.
Email sequences work similarly:
You can build your sequence by adding emails together and changing the number of days in between them.
Overall, here again, Enlitly does a decent job when it comes to features but the poor user interface and UI makes everything a little harder than it should be!
Online Course Builder
Each course or membership you’d like to build in Enlitly will be set up as a Product, which you have an unlimited amount of (apart from the free plan).
This is where you’ll add different lessons and import your content: image, text, videos, downloads, etc.
The lesson builder is basic but does the job well.
Note that you can easily bulk import your content and organize them in the Media Library inside the platform to re-use wherever you’d like.
Here are a few options that are interesting for course creators in Entilty:
- You can Drip your lessons based on Days or specific dates
- You can make lessons compulsory
- You can enable or disable comments
- You can enable downloads of your videos or not
You can also set up a couple of different learning tools to improve the experience of your students.
Quizzes, to test your student’s knowledge on what they’ve learned with Right/Wrong questions.
Assignments, to enable a document to be submitted for your grading by students.
There isn’t much you can do however to change the design or layout of the online course, which is a bit disappointing.
User Experience: Is Enlitly Easy To Use?
As we’ve pointed out throughout this review so far, Enlitly provides a great set of features but seriously lacks in user experience.
From the back-end perspective, everything is a bit clunky and feels shaky.
The end-user experience (students) is also hard to really customize and could mean making some compromises on your end.
Hopefully this doesn’t totally negate all of the great things the platform can do for you and the team is working at improving this.
Beyond that, the platform is fairly fast and reliable to use and most of the menus and navigation are intuitive.
Pricing: How Much Is Enlitly?
Enlitly offers a very attractive price point, especially considering the many features it has!
First of all, the free plan provides a very generous package with almost every feature available.
If you’re ready to upgrade, you’ll get more storage, the ability to use a custom domain, the affiliate feature and more of everything else.
The main reason to upgrade further will probably be to increase either storage or the number of emails you can send each month.
Overall Enlitly is extremely competitive with other all in one platforms in terms of pricing!
Enlitly Support & Community
The platform has a very small Facebook group community of fellow users you can join:
Unfortunately the group isn’t very active…
But if you get stomped you will be able to get help in several other ways.
First you can read through the Help articles the company provides which should help with most issues.
If that’s not enough, and depending on which plan you’re on, you can direct help from the support team.
That could be via email or via live or chat or Zoom. You can also get priority support on the higher plans!
Our Overall Rate: 8/10
Community & Support Rating:
Enlitly is overall a strong options for online course creators.
It offers most of the tools you would need at an attractive price.
The user interface is definitely a big drawback right now but if you’re ok with its bareness in order to save some money, no problem here!
Get started on the free plan today and give it a go.