What is your top goal this April?

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Hey instructors! What are you focusing on this month? Is April your month to complete your course outline, film a new course, or amp up marketing?

Let us know what your top goal is for April and we'll check in throughout the month to motivate one another!

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  • Yazdani Chowdhury
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    my goal is to release 3 new course,,two big course and one short course....let's see if i can do this..

  • JocelynH
    JocelynH Posts: 1,536 Community Champion rank
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    That's a lot in one month @Yazdani Chowdhury
    ! We're cheering you on! Good luck :smileyvery-happy:

  • Yazdani Chowdhury
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    yes i know,.already one course ready and rest of two need to complete.i am doing hard work,,whole night i do recording and day time for audio and video edit...

  • I feel like such a slacker, but I'm going to try to produce only one course this month -- and now I only have 3 weeks left. Ack!

    ---Brian

  • csking1981
    csking1981 Posts: 372 Community Champion rank
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    Hi;

    I wanna add 2 new courses this month.

    Reards;

  • GrahamNicholls
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    I've got a new course planned for this month, it's recorded and now I'm in editing mode :-)

    I'm also going to update a couple of courses and a couple of sales pages in preperation for the May Sale!

    If I get through all of that I'm going to start recording the next one as well.

  • BrunoG
    BrunoG Posts: 9 researcher rank
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    I am slooooowly working on my first course.

    It's taking a bit of time as it involves video, audio and making practical activities/assignments.

    I have plenty of ideas for more courses, though this one has to be done first.

  • Sijal_Ahmed
    Sijal_Ahmed Posts: 239 Community Champion rank
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    To lauch atleast 3-4 courses.

  • Clare_Lynch
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    - Finish my new course in time for launch first week in May

    - Start scripting the course after that

    - Keep growing YouTube subscribers and audience for my new podcast

  • JocelynH
    JocelynH Posts: 1,536 Community Champion rank
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    You got this!

  • JocelynH
    JocelynH Posts: 1,536 Community Champion rank
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    Good luck! What are your 2 courses on?

  • JocelynH
    JocelynH Posts: 1,536 Community Champion rank
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    Woohoo! You're getting so close to publishing. Super exciting!

  • JocelynH
    JocelynH Posts: 1,536 Community Champion rank
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    That's really exciting @BrunoG
    ! You got this :D

  • JocelynH
    JocelynH Posts: 1,536 Community Champion rank
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    Wow! That's a lot in one month! Good luck :D

  • JocelynH
    JocelynH Posts: 1,536 Community Champion rank
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    Great goals, @Clare_Lynch
    ! Hope you are able to publish your course on time :)

    What's your new podcast about? That sounds really exciting!

  • Clare_Lynch
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    @JocelynH
    it's about writing. Each episode I interview a professional writer about their work and their writing life. So far, I've spoken to internationally renowned professors, top copywriters and published poets/novelists. It's called 'Coffee, tea or something stronger?'

  • @Clare_Lynch

    Busy month. Your podcast sounds like fun. How famous does a writer need to be to be a guest? My wife wrote and I published over 100 books on Amazon making $500k from 2010 to 2014. She's Melanie Jackson, author of the Chloe Boston and Butterscotch Jones cozy mystery series. It was a wild ride.

    ---Brian

  • Sijal_Ahmed
    Sijal_Ahmed Posts: 239 Community Champion rank
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    Courses are ready. Just shooting videos.

  • BYMMB
    BYMMB Posts: 62 Community Champion rank
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    I hope that this month Udemy work harder than last month for marketing 🙂

    Buy 1 Get 1 would be great like Black Friday...

  • Mufaddal
    Mufaddal Posts: 365 Community Champion rank
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    I am working on launching 2 courses this month . and also update one course .

    Been behind my original schedule but I am confident that I will launch them before end of april :D.

  • Clare_Lynch
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    @
    Well, I'm working up to Michael Lewis, my fantasy guest, but in the meantime, interviewees have mostly been friends and acquaintances.

    I'm on holiday at the moment and covered for the next couple of months, but give it a listen to see if it's the sort of thing Melanie would like to appear on (it's on itunes and Stitcher) and if so feel free to message me.

  • Give meaning to my current 21 published courses that with the current marketing policies of Udemy lead me to a gain lower than I had only 3 published. Yet they ran with an average of votes Above 4, 2. I'm getting more discouraged

  • Trying to figure out how to get my courses to show up in search based on the relevant topic.

    I have 8 courses outlined for production. Not sure why I would want to add another course on the Udemy platform if my existing courses are not being found. Any new course will be buried in the current search algorithm since your listing courses based on the number of ratings.

    I've spent a lot of time following the advice of Udemy only to find that once again Udemy is hurting instructors with this ongoing and unnecessary testing of search results.

    I've improved my courses by spending thousands on upgrading video, audio and lighting equipment and re-recorded existing courses. I've engaged with my students by answering questions within 24-48 hours (some instructors don't answer questions at all), I've taken feedback from students and made the courses better, and much more.

    All of this helped my best selling courses reach the 1st page. Which spurred more growth. I was rewarded for my hard work.

    Now, all that work doesn't matter because there are courses on Udemy, from 4, 5, 6 years ago, that have amassed thousands of ratings, aren't updated and neglected by the instructors. Yet, Udemy has decided to reward these instructors with the new search algo. Thanks.

  • JocelynH
    JocelynH Posts: 1,536 Community Champion rank
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    Hey @
    , I hear your frustration with the current search experiment. I would like to reiterate that this is a test and it is not the search algorithm. Our search algorithm looks at a number of different factors and does not display results based on the number of ratings. As I have explained in other threads what you are seeing is a test where we are surfacing the topic search results to a portion of users; there are still a lot of people who are seeing the usual search results where your courses are on the first page. This is not the new search algorithm, nor is it permanent.

    Our number one goal is to match students with the right course, so we are always testing to see how we can get more information and do that better. We will be using the data we gather from this test to help us understand where there are opportunities for future investment in matching students to the right course.

  • JocelynH
    JocelynH Posts: 1,536 Community Champion rank
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    Good luck @Mufaddal
    ! You can do it!

  • はむさん
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    Hi, community! How are you?
    My goal is to launch a new course about Rails 6(web framework) which is going to be officially released around the end of this month. So, I'm scripting with the beta version of the framework right now. The work is really thrilling.

  • JocelynH
    JocelynH Posts: 1,536 Community Champion rank
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    That's awesome! Good luck on your course launch :)

  • LindsayMarsh
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    Just finished several new courses over the last few months so taking this time to update my best sellers with bonus content and doing a few student project challenges where I give live feedback to students via a live facebook stream.

    So really an updating month for me. Next month focuses on a huge new masterclass that should take the whole month to film. Kinda not looking forward to this one!

  • LiekeBeelen
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    I just got my first course launched so I will be focusing on marketing and seeing how student will go through the content/ what kind of feedback/question and engagement I will get. Very curious.

  • @LiekeBeelen
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    Congratulations. I can vaguely remember my first course (it's been 5 years and I'm old). You must be very excited.

    Now for the bad news: it's a lot easier to promote two Udemy courses than one. Sorry to drop this on you now but a high priority for you is to come out with a second course so you can cross promote your Udemy courses. In the meantime, you have two promotional announcements to send this month with nothing to promote (your students already own all your courses).

    Still, if I were you, I'd take the time needed to savor the moment. Pat yourself on the back and get yourself a present because you just took the first step toward a goal you must really want (creating a course isn't easy).

    Again, congratulations and thanks for sharing,

    ---Brian