The Leap
vs. Beacons

Here’s how The Leap stacks up against creator platform Beacons.

Hi there! 👋 If you’ve landed on this page, you’re likely wondering what the differences are between The Leap and Beacons. Sound like you? Then you’re in luck, because we’ve compiled an in-depth comparison of the two platforms to help you find the right fit.

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So, what is Beacons?

Since its launch in 2020, Beacons has gained popularity as a creator monetization platform. On its homepage, it claims to be an “all-in-one creator platform.” But that doesn’t mean it caters directly to creators’ needs. In fact, Beacons splits its focus between creators and talent managers, meaning creators (like you!) aren’t its #1 priority.

Beacons’ creator tools aren’t exactly “all-in-one.”

In addition to its link-in-bio storefront and extensive marketing suite, Beacons provides users with an online course builder. The tool itself is fairly intuitive, however, its functionality is limited to creating only one kind of digital product: online courses. This is great for a minority of creators, but leaves the majority (i.e. those who want to build other digital products, like tutorials and guides) in the dust.

Beacons charges hefty transaction fees.

Beacons’ free plan includes access to its link-in-bio tool, online storefront, and a handful of its marketing tools. Sounds like a pretty good deal at first glance, but you’ll want to read the fine print.

Users on Beacons’ free plan are actually charged a 9% transaction fee on each of their sales (plus Stripe or PayPal fees). If you want to waive those transaction fees, you’ll need to upgrade to a premium plan that will run you between $30 and $50 a month.

But Beacons does have some great things going for it.

In addition to its beloved link-in-bio storefront, one of the platform’s best (free) features includes its email marketing functionality, which is tricked out with tons of design customizations and an AI email generator (but just remember, there’s a cap on how many emails you can send). A few other great features include an auto-updating media kit, an invoice generator, and a desktop website builder (currently in closed beta).

With its focus on marketing and analytics features, Beacons is a great creator management platform, but it might not be the all-in-one creator store it claims to be.

So, what does The Leap do better?

Like Beacons, The Leap provides users with a link-in-bio storefront, an email list builder, and an email marketing feature.

What we have that Beacons doesn’t is a digital product builder. And it’s not just any digital product builder, either. Our powerful authoring tool is the only of its kind with built-in generative AI. That means our tool can actually create your digital products for you, saving you time and effort. Bottom line: you get your digital products built faster – and better – so you can start earning $$$ sooner.

Beyond that, let’s dive into what else The Leap does better.

Everything you need – for free

The Leap is the only all-in-one creator store that offers creators everything they need to create, sell, and promote their digital products for free.

While Beacons charges its free and basic plan users a hefty 9% transaction fee on every sale, The Leap lets you build and sell digital products on its platform, all for $0 and with 0% transaction fees. Once you’ve revved up your income machine, all you need to pay is Stripe’s standard 2.9% payment processing fee. That’s what we call a sweet deal.

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No need to VIP

Some platforms offer users free accounts with limited features, reserving the good stuff for paying customers. But we don’t believe in VIP.

At The Leap, we believe that all creators deserve to thrive in the creator economy. That’s why The Leap is 100% free to use. Once you sign up for your free account, you gain access to all of The Leap’s features, like our AI-powered digital product builder, our link-in-bio storefront tool, our email list builder, and email marketing.

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Build the digital products your audience wants

We created The Leap for creators who want to share – and monetize – their unique genius. Whether you’re a cooking connoisseur or a photography pro, our AI-powered authoring tool enables you to package your knowledge and expertise into digital products your audience will love.

Our digital product builder allows you to create a variety of the best, most engaging online learning products, like mini-courses, guides, tutorials, and challenges. In other words: no matter your niche or education style, The Leap sets you up with everything you need to better educate your audience – and to make $$$ from your expertise.

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Generate more leads faster

Want to supercharge your income? We can help you with that! The Leap is geared towards lead generation, which helps you grow (and grow) your business and your revenue.

Our digital product builder is powered by generative AI, which enables you to create high-quality lead magnets in almost no time and with little effort. These freebies can be offered in exchange for your followers’ email addresses, helping you grow your email list – and your revenue – quickly. Lead magnets also provide potential customers with a small taste of your unique genius, getting them hooked so they’ll want to drop cold, hard cash on your paid products.

Sure, Beacons offers an email list builder with sign-up form features, just like The Leap’s. But when it comes to really amping up your business, there’s nothing quite like the power of the lead magnet.

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TL;DR

Bottom line? The Leap is best if you want a free platform that enables you to create and sell digital products in almost no time.

The Leap is best if…

  • You want a free all-in-one creator store
  • You want to create, sell, and market your digital products all from one place
  • You want to create digital products in minutes
  • You want to save time creating lead magnets
  • You want to create a variety of digital learning products

Beacons is best if…

  • You’re willing to pay $$$ for premium features
  • You don’t mind creating digital products that aren’t online courses using third-party apps
  • You’re interested in advanced marketing and analytics features
  • You need tools to help you source and manage brand deals
  • You need access to a ton of store customization features
  • You want to build a desktop website

Just one last thing…

The Leap is a free, AI-powered, all-in-one creator store that enables creators to start earning money, right now.

At The Leap, we believe that the creator economy is much more than a job market; it’s an opportunity for creators to build businesses – and earn money – on their own terms. We envision a world where all creators can thrive in the creator economy. And with The Leap, we’re bringing that vision to life.

We know that creating your very first few digital products can be a little overwhelming. (“It’s too time-consuming!” “Where do I even start?!”) That’s why we created a free tool that helps you build, promote, and sell digital products in record time – and with minimal effort.

In a nutshell, The Leap makes jumpstarting your monetization journey easy. Our platform enables you to earn more than just your first few dollars, but to build a sustainable income engine by transforming your expertise into profitable digital products.

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