can I create multiple Instructor profile, for publishing multiple courses?

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Hello everyone.
I have expertise in IoT, Python and a little bit in Psychology.
I want to create multiple courses in all topics but I was thinking of publishing IoT related courses on one instructor profile and Python related courses on different Instructor profile and Psychology related courses on different instructor profile.
So can I create multiple Instructor profile..?
Is this possible..?
and if I do so does it affect when getting money from Udemy or during submitting tax information.
Please help...

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  • EmilyWilkins108
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    Hi Bella,

    Could you tell me why your method is preferable? I'm just starting out on Udemy and also want to make courses in several topic areas. Thanks

  • Bella
    Bella Posts: 3,694
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    Hi @EmilyWilkins108
    , great to see you in our community!

    Instructors are free to create multiple accounts for specific course fields/topics/niches. For instance, if you have 3 different accounts you can make sure that each will be related to a specific topic and may therefore have more control and organization about it.

    However, if you feel that your student base may come to benefit from all your field courses and also the number of enrolled students can make you gain more popularity, then it is best to create 1 account only and host all of your content.

    While we've had instructors who have seen success with both methods, we would recommend housing your courses under the same profile. This would be to keep a strong instructor reputation and make managing the revenue easier. Again, this is a matter of perspective, but you can test how it feels and decide later on if you would like to create a new account or leave it as one.

    I also recommend creating a post here in the community if you'd like to ask other instructors for their opinion.

    Hope this helps!

    Bella Almeida

    Udemy Community

  • SoyMarketer
    SoyMarketer Posts: 316 Community Champion rank
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    Hey @Bella
    I was going to create a new post, but decided to reply here instead. I just want to know if this information is still relevant? I have four courses in Spanish. And want to create my first course in English. I like your advice on creating a new Udemy profile, making that profile the visible instructor for the English course, but host the course itself in the original Spanish courses account. Is this right? Do you give me the green light?

  • SoyMarketer
    SoyMarketer Posts: 316 Community Champion rank
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    P.S. Will it be okay for me to use my name as well in the new profile? Basically I just need to translate the profile to English, and in the near future, have a Website and YouTube channel in English as I expand in the US market.

  • SoyMarketer
    SoyMarketer Posts: 316 Community Champion rank
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  • Bella
    Bella Posts: 3,694
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    Hi there @SoyMarketer,

    Glad you liked this alternative. Yes, this method is still relevant, meaning you can still do this if you'd like to create courses in different languages and make sure your profile is localized to that market. You can use the same name without any issues.

    For additional advice, feel free to contact policy@udemy.com!

    Bella Almeida

    Udemy Community

  • SoyMarketer
    SoyMarketer Posts: 316 Community Champion rank
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    @Bella
    don´t mean to be a pain in the butt. But just to clarify before I implement this method: If my original profile has the 4 Spanish courses, and I make it invisible for the 5th course, and the "new profile" visible...Will the original profile still get the student count, reviews, and will it show that the original profile has 5 courses, or 4 courses in the instructor profile page???

  • Bella
    Bella Posts: 3,694
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    No worries, @SoyMarketer

    If you make both profiles visible, then students will still be able to access your original profile and see all your courses, reviews, and all the information you have added under that profile. They will be able to see both profiles, as two different instructor accounts.

    I hope that makes sense! Let me know if you have any other questions!

    Bella Almeida

    Udemy Community

  • SoyMarketer
    SoyMarketer Posts: 316 Community Champion rank
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    @Bella
    last one for sure!

    I want my main profile (Spanish) to show 5 courses (Including the one that will go in the English profile). I want those students, and reviews, for the 5th course (English), to count in the main profile (Spanish). What I don´t want, is to show my Spanish profile in the English profile Course Sales Page. So,

    If I make the original (Spanish) profile invisible on the Sales Page for the English course that I´m thinking of creating, will the original profile reflect everything that happens with the 5th course (Even though it is invisible in that course´s sales page?)

  • Bella
    Bella Posts: 3,694
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    Hey @SoyMarketer,

    To clarify, your profiles will display all the courses on which you are an instructor/co-instructor, but only the courses you are the owner of will affect your overall Instructor rating, thus reflecting in your original profile's page. If the account in question is set up as 'invisible' on the course sales page, then the course should not appear in that profile.

    Let me know if you need anything else!

    Bella Almeida

    Udemy Community

  • MichaelPog
    MichaelPog Posts: 974 Community Champion rank
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    @Bella
    sorry to jump on this wagon and quiz you on this to death, but can a profile be both an owner and invisible at the same time?

    Thank you!

  • SoyMarketer
    SoyMarketer Posts: 316 Community Champion rank
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    Thanks a lot @Bella
    .

    I was looking at another instructor who works closely with Phil Ebiner. The guy has courses in English, Spanish, And Portuguese. His name is Diego Davila. And he has all the courses on his main profile. His instructor page bio is in English. His website is in English, but his YouTube is in Portuguese. This is the kind of mess I wanted to avoid, I wanted to keep Spanish & English separate, but I want all the social proof to go to the Spanish profile.

    It is a bit scary to think about doing videos for YouTube in English as well. I mean, I am barely managing to prepare updating current Spanish courses, creating new Spanish courses, creating YouTube videos in Spanish, and now with this English course I´m thinking I will also do a YouTube channel in English...

    So I just kind of wanted to set it up the best way.

    But I am still somewhat confused as to how to do what I want,

    And ultimately, I think the best choice is just publishing it ASAP in English, under the Spanish (original) profile, even though that profile has the Instructor page in Spanish, and Website / Facebook / YouTube in Spanish...Which may be confusing for any of the students that want to enroll in my new English course...

    But I just didn´t get how to go about this properly...

    Any information with this new post I left you @Bella
    would be appreciated it. Either way I´m starting the process, and creating it is independent of how I upload it...And so any new information about this will still be timely. Thanks!

  • Bella
    Bella Posts: 3,694
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    I appreciate the context, @SoyMarketer, it does help me understand your needs better.

    You can have all your courses of different languages in the same account with no problem. As an example, if you have a course called "Course type 1" in Spanish, English, and Arabic, those courses will show up for students who search for courses in that same language.

    Instructors who teach in more than one language often translate their profile bio into those languages instead of creating a brand new one. They also do the same for their social media and website, to make sure it is fully localized, so students can connect with them and continue to follow their work.

    It will depend on you whether you want to create a new profile to have your other courses. This may be the best option if you believe that translating your profile would be confusing for students. Also, note that you'll need to complete the verification process for the new account too.

    Good luck!

    Bella Almeida

    Udemy Community

  • Bella
    Bella Posts: 3,694
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    Hi @MichaelPog, happy to see you here!

    Yes, as the course owner, you can put yourself invisible so that your name does not show up on the course landing page for students. It works the same way as it does for co-instructors, as long as at least one of your co-instructors is visible. You can read all about that here.

    Let me know if you have any other questions!

    Bella Almeida

    Udemy Community

  • SoyMarketer
    SoyMarketer Posts: 316 Community Champion rank
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    Flawless.

    P.S. You probably know by now:

    You will hear from me again.

    LOL.

    See ya for now.

  • Bella
    Bella Posts: 3,694
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    I'm always here ready to help! See ya.

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  • MichaelPog
    MichaelPog Posts: 974 Community Champion rank
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    Tip of the day:

    To speed up your course creation

    hire a kitty to type for you:)

  • Omar Abed
    Omar Abed Posts: 2
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    Dear Bella

    Greetings, I have different courses in the medical field. and I was thinking to upload some courses in Engineering as well, specially I have an engineering degree. so do you recommend using the same account or creating a new profile.

    Thank you kindly

  • Bella
    Bella Posts: 3,694
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    Hi @Omar Abed
    , in this case, since your topics are very different from one another, you may consider creating different profiles so your courses and content can remain consistent.

    But I want to emphasize that it's really not a rule, but rather a recommendation to help you enhance your organization and convey your expertise to your students.

    As I mentioned earlier, there are cases of instructors who are successful by publishing courses in different areas, but it's usually a good strategy when they both complement each other.

    Bella Almeida

    Udemy Community

  • Omar Abed
    Omar Abed Posts: 2
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    Dear Bella
    Good day
    Thanks for the answer. but my idea was from the students perspective. do you think posting different courses in a different subjects under the same profile. would affect my credibility and the number of the students in a negative way. or that's will increase my credibility and increase the number of students, specially I have good number of students. As I have mentioned before, I have some courses in the natural medicine field since 4 years. but I was thinking to upload couple of courses in the engineering field
    Thank you in advance for your help and support

  • Moda
    Moda Posts: 2
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    Dear @Bella

    If I have 2 accounts, first main one with 1k users and new second one with 0 students, both have created new course but second is the owner. Can I promote that new course from first account with email announcement?

    Thank You for help

  • Tan_Dada
    Tan_Dada Posts: 32 Community Champion rank
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    Dear Bella,

    Thanks a lot for the answers you have given above. I learned a lot from reading them. I would have started a new thread, but it seems more logical that I ask here, as it is a minor key missing from the excellent discussion above.

    Question:

    If I create different profiles for different genres/categories of my courses, do I use the same name or different names or pseudo names? Are pseudo-names allowed on Udemy profiles?

    If someone searched on Udemy by my name and finds 3 accounts, they are bound to get confused!

    What would be your best suggestion?

    Thanks a lot, in anticipation!

  • LawrenceMMiller
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    Don't confuse your students. To be successful in this business, or any business, you need to build your brand and gain the advantage of selling to loyal customers who respect you. Instructors who make a real business of selling courses have created brand identity.