If you are someone with a creative flair, then most likely you have heard of Skillshare. This online learning community is very popular among designers, photographers, chefs and artists. According to its own data, this platform seems to have over 5 million users and offers more than 25,000 courses (they call them classes).
How much is Skillshare? Will you be able to refund your Skillshare account if you aren’t happy with the premium version of it? Is Skillshare worth it?
These may be questions you are looking to answer. Let me help you out and explain to you Skillshare’s prices.
Skillshare Costs: An Overview
Skillshare monthly cost is $15 if you pay month by month, or $99 if you decide to pay for a full year – yearly payments come out at $8.25 a month. The Skillshare plans for Teams are $99 per year for (3 to 49 students), larger teams will get a custom Skillshare pricing and more features (e.g. onboarding and consultations).
|Free Plan||Premium Plan||Team Plan|
|Courses||2,500 +||+ 25,000||+ 25,000|
|Join the community||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Supports the community||No||Yes||Yes|
|Refunds||N/A||7 days||7 days|
|Free trial?||No||30 days||No|
|Team management features||No||No||Yes|
Up to 1-month trial
Is Skillshare Free?
Skillshare offers a lot of courses for free, you will also have access to the community where you’ll be able to interact with other students. So yes, Skillshare offers about 10% of its total classes free of cost, not too bad right?
Free Classes Skillshare
Unlike other elearning platforms, Skillshare makes it easy for you to find its free courses, as it has a dedicated filter (and page) where all the available complementary classes are shown.
However, I have the personal impression that its free courses are not always the most advanced ones, and at times a bit outdated (not always) – but hey, they are free.
Skillshare Premium Plan
Alright, if you opt-in for the premium Skillshare plan, you’ll be able to access the whole Skillshare course library with over 25,000 classes (courses). On top of that, you get a couple of perks:
- You are allowed to follow the courses offline
- No ads will be shown
- Get exclusive discounts from partners like Adobe, Shutterstock or Squarespace
Skillshare discounts for premium users
Additionally, with your premium Skillshare account, you’ll be able to support the community of instructors and teachers.
Skillshare Teams Plan
As some other elearning platforms do, Skillshare also has a specific plan for businesses and teams, so you all can keep on developing existing skills or learn new ones.
There are two packages available for organizations, the Starter and the Enterprise plan. But before going into what each of them offers, let me tell you that you won’t be able to refund these.
Organizations like Vice, Virgin TV or Staples are clients of Skillshare and provide their employees with access to this library.