I got an interesting email the other day from one of my Youtube videos from a representative of Udemy.com. Here's the email:
My name is Dan from Udemy, an exciting education startup based in San Francisco. Udemy is a bit like an Etsy for education; we give passionate and knowledgable people the platform to publish and sell courses online. If you'd like more information about us, be sure to check out this CNBC article. |
I really like your work and I was just wondering if you would be interested in creating a course on Udemy.
Our instructors have found that Udemy is a great way to share their passions and expertise (and not to mention gain a nice additional stream of income). The best part? There's no ongoing time commitment -- you make your course, promote it and then kick your feet back.
This course gives you a good idea of what a Udemy course looks like. Let me know if you would like to create a course on Udemy, we would love to have you onboard!
So I decided to check out more about the site. First I looked at compete.com:
64,000 Unique visitors per month and growing pretty rapidly. Not a home run but definitely some traffic. Then I check out the site for myself.
They of course offer Free courses and paid courses. I saw paid courses all the way from $10 - $200 but what surprised me the most was that they had subscriber data listed. A wordpress course for $99 had over 220 subscribers, a coding class for $29 had over 2100 subscribers. That's some decent income!
Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with this site and if nothing else it could be a great additional revenue stream and a place you can throw up a product you're already selling to get even more exposure. Especially if it keeps growing at a steady rate.
They do take 30% of course sales which is a downside. There's also an affiliate program.
Edit: This was supposed to go in the main IM forum but this will work too since it's technically a review