Driving traffic from Udemy to own website

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Does anyone here have ideas/resources/experience in driving traffic from Udemy to a personal website and building a list?

I'm working with a friend who has 7,000 course participants on Udemy, but doesn't have his own website/email list yet and wants to go that direction.

Since I am not a Udemy course instructor, I don't know the ins and outs of messaging, promotions, etc.

Thanks for any ideas or resources you have on this subject!
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    I don't understand why your "friend" can't contact his Udemy students with a course follow-up and get his own subscriptions?

    Steve Browne, online business strategies, tips, guidance, and resources

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  • Profile picture of the author fasteasysuccess
    Absolutely...get them on his list. Could offer cheat sheets, extra notes or value from course or anything to prompt them to opt in to his list. Not sure what he does, but not sure why hasn't done this before. He is leaving a lot of money on the table.
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  • Profile picture of the author James McAllister
    I have ~2600 unique students on Udemy, although it should really be said that they are Udemy's students because you are incredibly limited with what you're allowed to do with them.

    That being said, my advice would be this:
    1. Mention your website repeatedly throughout the course.
    2. Encourage people to visit your website without pushing it on them.
    3. Include a lecture with a list of links and resources with links to your website and/or articles within it, along with other relevant resources.
    4. Mention your website in educational and promotional announcements when relevant.
    5. Get your website readers into the course and create a community feeling. This will cause new students who joined organically to want to get involved with whatever it is they're missing.

    Do not try sending them to a squeeze page, as far as I know this is against Udemy's rules.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author quickandstunning
    OK Thanks everyone for your ideas so far.

    James, big thanks to you for providing the list of tips! VERY helpful!
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