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In my first post, I am looking for some internet marketing wisdom from the gurus of Warrior Forum.

Would you post a course on Udemy or Teachable? They both have pros and cons.

Udemy is a community and can drive many more sign ups, but they keep most of the money and basically give away your course.

On Teachable, you create and market your own course, but you can set your own price and keep most of the money.

Any wisdom you may have is great!
#teachable #udemy
  • Profile picture of the author Startup Meta
    I like Udemy a lot, but their courses are often stolen and available freely online.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by Brian Bozarth View Post

    In my first post, I am looking for some internet marketing wisdom from the gurus of Warrior Forum.

    Would you post a course on Udemy or Teachable? They both have pros and cons.

    Udemy is a community and can drive many more sign ups, but they keep most of the money and basically give away your course.

    On Teachable, you create and market your own course, but you can set your own price and keep most of the money.

    Any wisdom you may have is great!
    I would say it depends on your confidence in your own ability to get signups.

    Given Udemy's demonstrated disregard for course creators' ROI, I (personally) would only put a course there if I were more concerned with exposure and branding than I was with profit.
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  • Profile picture of the author radu
    Originally Posted by Brian Bozarth View Post

    In my first post, I am looking for some internet marketing wisdom from the gurus of Warrior Forum.

    Would you post a course on Udemy or Teachable? They both have pros and cons.

    Udemy is a community and can drive many more sign ups, but they keep most of the money and basically give away your course.

    On Teachable, you create and market your own course, but you can set your own price and keep most of the money.

    Any wisdom you may have is great!
    None from the two...You can build a site relatively easy with free tools or low priced tools and build a business online for yourself..The people tend to complicate the things before they even start..It all comes down to Traffic (paid of free) => Offer (and from here it depends on the structure of your offer, it can be a membership site or just a simple site with all the material hosted inside..or you can send the materials by email on a daily/weekly basis..

    If you have the expertize for offering value and good advice in your niche and there is enough demand currently.. that's the way to go..

    You'll make some money in the beginning, build a list of buyers (not leads..buyers which is more valuable than any other list ...) and learn a lot of stuff in regards to how to market online and how to build a business online..
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    To throw another idea into the pot...

    Post a cheap, or even free course to Udemy as means of bringing people further into your marketing funnel, and direct them to your email list, or a Teachable course, or a self-hosted course.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    Udemy gives you some additional exposure - so if exposure is your goal (sign up a lot of low-priced students) in a given niche then go ahead with them.

    I launched my first course on Udemy a few years ago - they were actually better (threw more money at promotion) at bringing in students at that time...this was good in the sense it built a large # of students quickly, allowed me to engage with them, survey them and built higher-value courses that I offer through my own membership site.

    These days they seem to promote a lot less - so that early-mover advantage is gone. Still they will deliver some exposure your way.

    If you are willing to do all of the marketing/promotion yourself then go with your own platform, Teachable, etc...

    Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author .
    I was the best seller Teacher in Udemy in 2014 ish . I made 55K in Udemy but so far I think I have made over 70K with my own teachable.

    I miss the traffic from udemy but not their policy

    if you start and have no budget, udemy is "nice"

    I will use it more as a way to get started.... I will never go back, mainly based on their crazy pricing polity
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  • Profile picture of the author dilipcybex
    Depends how much you want from the business. If you want a popular course in your list of achievements, you can always be lenient on the income generated. Once you have a solid reputation behind you, there are many ways to monetize it
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Teachable, for bigger ticket potential and ease of course creation. I have a blogging course on Teachable; setting it up was a breeze. I mixed video, text and audio. Seamless process, I found it super easy to do. I also can charge more for Teachable courses, versus Udemy which puts caps on course prices. A+ experience all the way with Teachable for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Brian Bozarth View Post

    In my first post, I am looking for some internet marketing wisdom from the gurus of Warrior Forum.

    Would you post a course on Udemy or Teachable? They both have pros and cons.

    Udemy is a community and can drive many more sign ups, but they keep most of the money and basically give away your course.

    On Teachable, you create and market your own course, but you can set your own price and keep most of the money.

    Any wisdom you may have is great!
    If you don't want to give it away (Udemy) then why not just host it yourself and setup your own site around it?
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    Your signature link suggests the course is prepared and ready to go. Make it available on several affiliate platforms and recruit affiliates to promote it. Clickbank, JVzoo along with ShareASale are good places to start.

    And don't forget about Lynda.com. Purchased by Linkedin a few months ago.
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  • Profile picture of the author queenbuzzy
    I'm debating what platform to use right now. I've been on Udemy for years, but haven't made squat. My course is solid, and my reviews, (from a couple hundred students) are all 4 and 5 star. The problem is that Udemy has stuck themselves into having a daily deal and has trained their students that no course is over $11.99.



    As instructors, if we don't opt into their promotion, we won't get seen in the results. I'm in a niche market...not too many competitors, (well, legit ones anyway) so I'm thinking of keeping my courses on Udemy, but not discounted but for a few times a year. I'm also thinking about branching out to Simpliv and Teachable. I'd prefer to go with an established platform so I don't have to maintain all the tech on my end.
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