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Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hello, instructor community!

 

With more courses on Udemy than ever before, we know how important it is to choose the right topic for your next course. We've been working on ways to give you more detailed, actionable information about in-demand topics. As a start, we've compiled insights about high-demand topics and wanted to share these with you.

 

Click on one of the topics listed below to get more information about the topic’s demand potential and for tailored insights to help you create a course that meets our learners’ needs:

 

 

Don’t worry if you don’t see a topic that you’re interested in teaching on this list. The list features just a few in-demand topics that are focused on our business and tech learners. To discover other course opportunities, please head to Marketplace Insights.

 

We’re currently piloting this program based on feedback where instructors want to know more information about trending topics on the marketplace. Our team is excited to share this information with you to learn what information provides the most value to instructors who are creating content in trending topics. With this pilot, we hope to provide interested instructors with information to help them create a course that provides a high-value learning experience to their students. 

 

Why are there only tech and business course ideas listed?

Currently, we’re experiencing very high demand in our business and tech courses. While this doesn’t mean that other areas are not in high demand, these courses have been identified by learners as topics they are interested in learning more about. Given the nature of the marketplace, trending topics can change from one day to the next and are constantly evolving. We hope to create tools or provide resources that are helpful for you to continue to create high-quality learning experiences. 

 

What do I do with this information?

If you are passionate and capable of teaching one of the topics listed, click on the link and review the information provided, and get started on planning your course. 

 

Teach on,

The Udemy Instructor Team

 

Please note that all information shown represents the projected performance of high-quality courses. The data aims to help provide instructors with directional information about potential topics on which new courses could be created or existing courses could be improved. Since the Udemy marketplace is constantly evolving, all information is subject to change and we cannot guarantee that any course will see the results shown.

6 Comments
SharingSkills87
Level 1
Level 1

Is it fair to say that Udemy courses tend to be more focused on computers, software, and related topics? I published a short paralegal course here and feel like there's few people in that industry on the website.

 

https://www.udemy.com/course/becoming-a-paralegal-professional-a-concise-overview/

 

 

I'm considering doing a longer second class, but not sure if this is the best place for a law-related course.

 

Thanks for your help.

Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hi @SharingSkills87, that's a good question. We have a huge range of content for both work-related topics, like coding and communication skills. And also 'passion projects' like music and cooking. To see an updated list of the most popular and trending topics at the moment, check out this page.

 

Don’t be discouraged if you can't find many courses in your niche. In fact, chances are you have a great teaching opportunity in front of you. A way to find this out is by exploring your topic’s demand and competition. You can do this using our Marketplace Insights tool, which can also be found on your instructor dashboard under Tools. You can also try refining your topic to see if there’s a unique approach you can take to capture a new audience or see if there’s a related topic you could teach that interests you. 

 

Hope this helps. If you have any further questions, let me know! 

 

Bella Almeida

Udemy Community

SharingSkills87
Level 1
Level 1

Thanks for sharing the tools. It's interesting to see how trends and interest changes. As of now, it looks like even the business category has top three computer-related courses. Maybe this is a function of software and tech industry having a lot of demand in general.

 

I guess as long as people realize this website isn't just for computers/software lessons, then they will not hesitate to search and find business-related, paralegal, and other useful courses.

 

Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

You're absolutely right, Harvey (@SharingSkills87)! But adding to that, there is something else you can do to help improve your course's discovery in the marketplace, which is by creating an enticing course landing page (CLP) with great keywords.

 

Optimizing your CLP for search is key to your long-term success and will allow you to:

  • Help the right students discover your course
  • Improve your ranking on Google search and Udemy
  • Increase the number of people that click on and buy your course

Our Teaching Center has an exercise that can help you optimize your CLP. Check it out here!

 

Bella Almeida

Udemy Community 

ChrisBankes120
Level 3
Level 3

@Bella there are already some excellent courses on Interviewing skills - why have more?

 

You already have 207 courses and the top earner makes $2000+.

 

See LINK

Bella
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Hi Chris, our Marketplace Insights Tool automatically identifies course topics that are poised to perform well in today's marketplace.

 

We're proactively sharing a few topics here that are currently in high demand in the business and tech area to help instructors find more teaching opportunities, but on the Marketplace Insights page, we also have a list of “Promising Topics”. There, we have other topics with a low number of courses. 🙂

 

Bella Almeida

Udemy Community