Frequently Asked Questions

Billing Questions

How does the FREE account work?

You can create a free account to try out all of LessonFlyer's great features. Start building a course and its website to see how everything works. You don't have to choose a paid plan until you want to put a course live. When that times comes just sign-in to your account and visit the My Account > LessonFlyer plan screen to pick a plan and enter your payment info. After that you'll be able to configure a public domain name for your course website and make it available to the world.

Can I cancel my account anytime?

Yes, you can cancel anytime. There is no long term contract. If you decide to cancel you can do so, self-service, in the My Account section of your LessonFlyer admin panel.

Please note: If you cancel an account all students, course content, websites and all other data associated with your account will be permanently deleted and all course websites will go offline.

Are there any fees to sell my courses?

Standard credit card processing fees of 2.9% + 30¢ per successful charge are deducted from your course sales. These fees are taken by our credit card processing partner: Stripe.

Depending on your LessonFlyer plan you may also pay a platform fee in addition to the standard card processing fee. If applicable, platform fees vary between 2% and 3% and are also deducted from your course sales.

Our largest plan does NOT have a platform fee. Check your plan level to see if platform fees apply. You can see this on the My Account > My Subscription Plan screen in your LessonFlyer admin panel.

How do I get paid from selling my courses?

In order to get paid you’ll need to connect your LessonFlyer account to a bank account or debit card. This is done using our payments partner Stripe.

Money earned from selling courses is grouped into payouts and sent to your connected bank account or debit card on a rolling schedule.

Funds are included in payouts 2-5 days after charges are made. The clearing time varies based on your established account history. Payouts are only sent to your connected bank account or debit card if you have a positive balance.

LessonFlyer uses Stripe to process credit and debit card payments and transfer money to your connected bank account. You can rest assured that all user and payment information is safe and secure. LessonFlyer does not store bank account or credit card data on its own servers. All payment info is stored and managed by Stripe.

What does my LessonFlyer monthly subscription cover?

Your LessonFlyer monthly subscription covers access to all online course building tools, student features, as well as the hosting of your course’s websites.

General Questions

I don’t have tech or design skills. How do I edit my website?

In LessonFlyer everything is self-service, self-explanatory and super easy to use. Anyone can create a great looking course website using our design editor. You’ll start with a great looking theme and then have the option to customize from there. It’s all point and click, drag and drop. No coding skills are required.

What types of content can my lessons have?

You can add the following types of content to your lessons. Text, Video (all common web formats), PDFs, Images (all common web formats), code examples, etc.

You can also embed 3rd party content by copy/pasting valid HTML/JS code that is provided to you by the 3rd party. For example, you can embed YouTube or Vimeo videos in a lesson.

How many students can I have?

There’s no limit. You can have as many students as you can get to register for your course(s).

Can I send messages to my students?

Yes, LessonFlyer has built-in messaging features. You can send and receive messages to and from your students in your admin panel. All messages trigger an email notification as well.

Can I offer my courses for FREE to students?

Yes, just choose this option on the Course’s Pricing screen in your LessonFlyer admin panel.

Please note that students are required to register by providing their name, email address and choosing a password. Your course content is not viewable on the public internet. Students must sign-in to their account on your course’s website in order to view the lesson content.

Domains Names & SSL Certificates

Can I buy a domain name for my course website directly from LessonFlyer?

Yes, you can buy a domain name for your course website directly from your LessonFlyer admin panel. Just search for a domain you like and follow the instructions. All the common and popular TLD domain extensions are available. New domain registrations through LessonFlyer include automatic setup and FREE SSL certificate.

Domain registration is $18 per year for the most common extensions (.com, .net, .org, etc). 

Can I use a domain name that I already own?

Yes, If you already own a domain and you’d like to use it for your course’s website you can update the DNS nameservers and point it to your site.

Just add your domain in the LessonFlyer admin panel and you’ll be provided with a set of DNS nameservers. Then sign-in to the account where you own the domain (i.e. at or wherever you bought it) and follow their specific instructions to update the nameservers.

Are my course websites secure? Will they have an SSL certificate?

Yes, all course websites are automatically issued an SSL certificate which makes them secure and running on https. This includes domains purchased directly from LessonFlyer as well as domains pointed to your course websites that you own through a 3rd party registrar such as GoDaddy.

There are NO additional charges for SSL certificates.

Do I need a domain name for my course website?

It's recommended but optional. If you don’t need or want to buy a custom domain you can use a LessonFlyer sub-domain for no additional charge. You’ll see this as an option on the course’s Domain Name screen in your admin panel. Sub-domains include FREE SSL as well.