Why or why not udemy?

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New member here! Hello WF! Starting a new journey here but have been in Kindle publishing and web design for some time now. I would like to possibly put together a course for Udemy.

Anyone have any luck or advice for building a course?

Any horror stories?

TIA!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I have never tried them but they do seem to already have a lot of products that can help people there. It doesn't matter what other people think. What matters more is how you feel regarding any product.

    Someone could go there and have a terrible experience the first time with one product. Then they could end up feeling bad about this organization and may not buy anything else.

    Someone else could go there for the first time and actually buy a product and feel completely satisfied with their purchase.

    The only way for sure to know is to try them out for 'yourself'.
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    • Profile picture of the author SandraGenJobs
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      I have never tried them but they do seem to already have a lot of products that can help people there. It doesn't matter what other people think. What matters more is how you feel regarding any product.

      Someone could go there and have a terrible experience the first time with one product. Then they could end up feeling bad about this organization and may not buy anything else.

      Someone else could go there for the first time and actually buy a product and feel completely satisfied with their purchase.

      The only way for sure to know is to try them out for 'yourself'.
      I agree. There are so many courses already, and if you're not serious about it, it could be a waste of time. From my personal experiences, some of them are either really good or really bad. Good idea would be going through some free ones and seeing for yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Why? Because if you can create courses that people want, need,or desire then you can make a nice residual income.

    Why Not? If you can't, then it is a waste of your time

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  • Profile picture of the author James McAllister
    I have a course up on Udemy at the moment. I also have an improved version of the course available on my site.

    Udemy takes 50% of the sale price if the sale is made through organic search, and you only get 25% if a sale is made through their affiliate program or a paid ad. Still, those are all sales you wouldn't had otherwise.

    They claim you get 98% if you send people to the course yourself, but I believe this is only true if the person does not already have a Udemy account.

    Personally I'd upload your course on Udemy for the passive income element and another, improved (maybe discounted) version on your own site which you can market yourself and make much more per sale. This is what I'm doing and it's working out well.
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    • Profile picture of the author xembergg
      Originally Posted by James McAllister View Post

      I have a course up on Udemy at the moment. I also have an improved version of the course available on my site.

      Udemy takes 50% of the sale price if the sale is made through organic search, and you only get 25% if a sale is made through their affiliate program or a paid ad. Still, those are all sales you wouldn't had otherwise.

      They claim you get 98% if you send people to the course yourself, but I believe this is only true if the person does not already have a Udemy account.

      Personally I'd upload your course on Udemy for the passive income element and another, improved (maybe discounted) version on your own site which you can market yourself and make much more per sale. This is what I'm doing and it's working out well.

      This is some nice advice i could take from you mate. Its must to have a separate website to sell our courses
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Here's some other potential options for selling courses in addition to Udemy:


    https://www.skillfeed.com
    http://www.skillshare.com/teach
    15 Platforms to Publish and Sell Online Courses


    IMO, it isn't one or the other, it's as many as you can...
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    • Profile picture of the author uktrader
      Why: Because it's easier than setting up and managing your own course (membership) website.

      Why not: Because they keep a big share, which other posters have pointed out.

      When you are creating something like a course, the creation of the materials is most likely a substantial investment (of time, money, or both). It makes sense to invest just a little bit more to set up your own site and keep all the revenue yourself (after some minor payment processing fees).
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  • Profile picture of the author yakim1
    There is new and better website very similar to Udemy that will pay you and affiliates instantly. It is called TotalPreneur.com.

    TotalPreneur.com | Life. Business. Balance.

    It also has different programs available for you to participate in.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ardral
    Even with the 50% commission, I'd say it's worth it. Create a quality course, advertise and you'll have a nice passive income.
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  • Profile picture of the author alicia33
    You have to be comfortable with what you are offering. Share what you most know of, and in the better way you possibly know, and that will give you pretty good passive income.

    Hope you have luck, I like udemy, I have learned a lot there,
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Thanks for some of the info. here concerning Udemy. I have heard good things about it.

      I know Jerry Bainfield is a big player there, and he seems to be doing quite well


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  • Profile picture of the author IvanHor
    Every REAL business takes efforts and time. Udemy is a pretty established platform and so they drives a lot of traffic.

    Udemy ranked 621 globally and 616 in US, according to Alexa. You can imagine how much visitors come to their website.

    Since you have a bunch of experience in Kindle Publishing and web design, which have a huge demand (you can do your research on Udemy, but frankly, it's competitive), I would suggest you just go ahead and create a course on Udemy. Or, the better way, put these two categories into one, such as Kindle Publishing course with a few web design templates, just use some creativity.

    Think about this: You have no risk losing money as you are free to sign up and create a course, but you earn money over time as you only create-and-forget. The only thing you need to do is follow up with any questions asked by your students.

    At first, you may need to build up your brand and which is why I don't think setting your goal to make tremendous amount of money at first is a good idea, but you might wanna create free courses, provide value to the mass (think about Udemy ranking by Alexa). Once you have a lot of visitors and followers or fans to enroll in your course, then you can start to sell paid courses.

    To build a course, Udemy already have a lot of courses, just buy one from the Udemy Instructors which you think they sell well and earn a lot (I would suggest Jerry Banfield, his "Warrior Ask Me Anything" webinar just passed not long ago, and Alun Hill, but their strategies are different, pick one or both if you have the budgets), or Udemy actually has its own official course for instructors.

    Lastly, never just listen to horror stories. There are always success stories together with horror ones. In fact every business and marketplace have the stories of both sides. As long as it's legit and you have nothing to lose, why not give it a try?

    Most importantly, believe in yourself, YOU CAN DO IT! Looking forward to seeing your success story.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Westbrook
    Originally Posted by ElleMae View Post

    New member here! Hello WF! Starting a new journey here but have been in Kindle publishing and web design for some time now. I would like to possibly put together a course for Udemy.

    Anyone have any luck or advice for building a course?

    Any horror stories?

    TIA!
    I have quite a story involving accidental success and #1 placement in Udemy. PM me for the details
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    • Profile picture of the author Dave Espino
      ElleMae,

      Udemy ROCKS!

      But you have to understand the platform first in order to make it work well for you because Udemy is different than Clickbank, JVzoo or the WF - it really is its own thing and the more you understand how it works, the better for you.

      I just published my 26th course on Udemy and am enjoying a very nice monthly passive income from these courses.

      There are pros and cons, like anything, but man, I love seeing tons of sales / enrollments rack up as I'm out and about doing other things!

      Publish the course once, and get paid from that point on - it's too amazing.

      ElleMae, If you have specific questions about Udemy, just PM me here and I'll be happy to help.

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  • Profile picture of the author ElleMae
    A HUGE thank you to everyone that left kind words, advice, info and an overall warm welcome! I have done some research into Udemy and I think I have a great spin on the typical Kindle Publishing sector. Guess I better get to work!

    Thanks All!
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