We’re really excited to have you onboard and can’t wait to help you get started. 🌟

We’ve created this step-by-step guide to introduce you to our platform and walk you through our setup process.

Prefer a video walkthrough? We've got one for you right here 😉

This article is divided into 6 simple steps. Click on the buttons below to get started or jump to a particular section:


Basic account setup

Getting started with Podia should be super simple! Before you start, we just need to take some basic account setup steps.

Click on your avatar at the top navigation bar and choose Site Settings.

Site name and logo

Under General, make sure to give your site a name (it can be your business name, for example)

Up next, upload a logo to your site. This will show up on your pages and invoices.

Recommended logo size: 200x60px

Supported formats: .png or .jpg

You can also set the language your customers will see when they visit your site and also change its timezone.

Connecting a payment method

In order to accept payments and set up a price for your products, you need to connect Stripe and/or PayPal to your account.

Click on the Payments tab and connect your Stripe and/or PayPal accounts:

Here’s a detailed guide on how to connect Stripe and PayPal to your Podia account💰


Build and design your homepage

Your homepage is the first page people will see when they visit your Podia site.

There are a lot of different ways to build and design a homepage. Here’s some of the information you can include:

  • Tell people about your business and yourself

  • Tell people about your company’s history

  • Display your products on your homepage

  • Add a newsletter capture form to your site

To build and edit your homepage, you’ll need to access the Site editor. To open the Site editor, click on your site name in the top right, then choose "Edit site":

Then, you can simply edit your homepage. You will probably see a blank page at first and you need to start adding sections to your page!

All you need to do is click on “+”, select the type of section you want to add, and edit its information!

Keep repeating the same process for any other section types you want to add until you are satisfied with your homepage!

Need in-depth help? Check out our comprehensive Site editor help docs here.

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Create your first product

Once your site is set up, let’s put something on the shelf for your visitors to buy!

Go to the Products section to create your first Online Course, Digital Download (for example, an eBook, PDF or worksheet), or Webinar.

Give your product a name and start adding content!

On your Product content edit page, click on Add Content and select the type of content you'd like to add:

You'll be able to drag and drop as well as browse the files directly from your computer, tablet, or mobile! 📱

Repeat this process as much as you find necessary and until you have added all the content to your products.

Once you’re ready to sell, just switch the product mode to “Published”.

Need some help getting started with your first product? 💡

Check out our article on creating an online course using Podia; it’s packed with helpful tips on making your course as irresistible as possible. You can also go through our FREE Product Launch Challenge in just 21 days (or less).

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Edit your product sales page

We automatically generate a product sales page every time a new product is created 🚀

Note: your product sales page will only be visible if your product is set to Published.

Here's how to edit a specific product sales page. Head over to the Products tab, on the top menu.

Choose the product you want, click on "..." > Edit Page:

This will open up the Site editor where you can edit your product sales page.

All you need to do is click on “+”, select the type of section you want to add, and edit its information!

If you want ideas on what to write for your product sales page, check out our sales copy generator 🌟

It will generate a PDF file with some text you could use for your product landing page.

After you’re done, click on Publish at the top right corner to publish the changes you made.


Build your email list

When it comes to selling your course, your email list is your number one most valuable sales asset 📥

If you’re starting from scratch, no problem! We’re here to help.

For some inspiration, check out these tips we’ve put together for building your email list. We also have an email marketing masterclass you can go through in your own time. It will show you how to build an email list from scratch AND what to write.

Here are a few ways you can build your email list on Podia:

  1. If you have an existing list of subscribers or customers, you can import them into Podia.

  2. Collect email addresses with a sign-up form on your Podia site or Pre-Launch Product, or add a Newsletter directly into your Products pages.

  3. Customer buying your products and agreeing to receive product emails from you


Send an email to subscribers

You can also email people directly from Podia! We do offer email marketing tools that allow you to email your subscribers directly from Podia! ✉️

To get started with our email tools, go to Email in the top navigation menu and click on Create.

You can choose between two types of emails:

New broadcast - A single message that is sent to an entire list of people at the same time. This email can be sent to all or just to selected email lists.

This is usually the best option for creating weekly newsletters, sending product announcements, etc.

New campaign - An automated email series that will be sent after subscribers performed a specific action, like signing up for a free webinar, or purchasing an online course or membership.

Choose the one that best suits your needs, write your subject line, your email and hit send!

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Analyze, optimize and grow

At every step of the way, Podia offers you valuable data to help you make better decisions about which products to build and what emails to send.

In addition to the email metrics you’ll see in your email dashboard, your Podia account comes with an analytics dashboard that shows you which products are being purchased, and by whom…

…and a sales dashboard that breaks down your performance by product.

By identifying your highest-performing products, you’ll be able to shape your product and marketing strategy and keep your online business growing!


Ready to earn 💰 from your passion?

We’re excited to help you get started.

If you ever need anything at all, you can always reach our Creative Support Team by clicking on the chat icon in the bottom right of your screen or emailing us at [email protected].

From all of us at Podia, welcome! 🤗

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