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hi! can nay instructor from India respond to this , I just want to know if Indian instructors earn well through udemy?

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Hey @Aakanksha, good question. We're also curious to hear about other's experiences!

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There are many instructors in India who earn well (above 1000$ per month)  .

 

Its possible and there is an ever growing audience from India on udemy . 

 

If you are thinking of creating a course for Indian audience then its a good time to be on udemy. 

 

 

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Started on Udemy six months ago, here are our stats, the delta in May was due to our own promotions:dec-may stats.png

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 I am using personal account from last 6 years and never faced any issue while receiving payment.

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Hi @Aakanksha ,

Its been almost 20 days I have published my first course on Udemy and the response is not very good but yes, I have got few dollars of earnings. I guess this is a time taking process and will eventually bring you more enrolments and earnings as time passes. 
 I have tried all my best means of promoting - Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, personal WhatsApp groups, old college groups and many more. This have brought visitors to my landing page obviously but conversion rate is not improving. 
Indian market is slightly different. I request other instructors from India to share some ideas and promoting techniques, if you are ok with sharing. 

Thank You. 

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Great work Piyush, thats the way forward in terms of constantly marketing your courses.

Simultaneously look at the below aspects:

1)Create the second course: participants from what I have seen look at your profile to check out all your offerings and trust instructors who have multiple courses either on the same topic or unrelated.

2)Always have a 45min to 1hour intro/promo course which you can share it for free, this will bring more participants, while its debatable whether they will be positive conversions- this activity should be a monthly one so that over a period of time you have a sizable participant no.

3)The first year is challenging: dont expect too much of revenue immediately rather focus on high course quality, understanding participants, marketing channels, getting your courses translated to other languages....

4)Make everyday Count: its human to expect much and get  disappointed, but everyday there has to be a positive movement- whether its adding a quiz, an external resource,planning an announcement or promotions etc

5)Start a YouTube channel and a Facebook page...my view is always to look forward couple of years ahead....if you start now just imagine how much volume you can gain by sustained daily effort.

 

I am no expert here but sharing my thoughts....bottom line is to move ahead and not to be stuck...

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Here's what helped me grow fast from all the learning I did :

1) Focus on your Existing Courses
The reviews I got from students helped me to refine my courses even more and provide even better quality content to my students. I re-edited and rerecorded many sections of the courses and I also improved the downloadable resources.

 

2)  Choosing the Right Keywords
My course grew rapidly when I changed the title of my course. It now ranks first in all three keywords which are topics related to each other. So yes, the title of your course is important.

 

3) Engaging with the Community

I made it a point to answer each and every Q&A that students asked. I also responded to every review that I got. This helped in getting better reviews for my course 🙂

4)  Always Learning

I was not only teaching but also learning constantly on course creation. I was spending more time on the Udemy Community and going through all the top read posts, I was listening to awesome podcast shows like the Online Course Masters show which helped a ton, I joined various facebook groups for Udemy Instructors, I was improving my video & audio production quality with every new video I produced, and I was incessantly learning everyday on every topic that helped with the course creation process.

These are some of my top tips from the top of my head. I am now in a position to pursue this full-time and I am creating a new course every month and also adding more high quality content to my existing courses. 

Udemy is an awesome platform and it's going to be HUGE in India and there's going to be a lot more Udemy Indian Instructors in the future. I am so glad to be part of this journey (even though it's a bit late) and I hope to provide maximum value to my students.

 

Also, this is not a get-rich-quick scheme. You need to put in the time, the hardwork, the effort and persever to make it really work for you. It will pay-off in the long run if you start now.

I hope my answer helps or inspires you to get started on this journey 🙂  

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Hey @Aakanksha, good question. We're also curious to hear about other's experiences!

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There are many instructors in India who earn well (above 1000$ per month)  .

 

Its possible and there is an ever growing audience from India on udemy . 

 

If you are thinking of creating a course for Indian audience then its a good time to be on udemy. 

 

 

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Started on Udemy six months ago, here are our stats, the delta in May was due to our own promotions:dec-may stats.png

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Thanks a lot for replying

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@SaiAcuityIn756 Hi,

 

I am an instructor from India and I'm expecting payment in the next month. Can you please tell me whether you are using PayPal or Payoneer to receive the payments?

 

Paypal process is extremely lengthy as first they asked me to make an account, then do KYC and now they are saying convert it into business account as personal account won't support receiving such payments.

 

I have created Payoneer account as well but they are also asking for verification details and don't know wheter its safe to recieve from Payoneer or not.

 

Please help me on deciding whether to receive money from PayPal or Payoneer.

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I use PayPal, its easy once you setup. Gets credited on 8th and in your account by 10th.

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Oh okay

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For PayPal India, you just need to give PAN card details and need to verify your bank account. That's it.

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@Alfa-eLearning @SaiAcuityIn756 

Even after verification and KYC, Paypal is telling me to convert into a business account and that I cannot receive payment in my personal account.

And to set up a business account, PayPal is asks me for Product service, Paypal CC name, and GST etc.

 

Do you have a business account or a personal account?

Would it work on a personal account?

Did you also convert it into a business account?

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 I am using personal account from last 6 years and never faced any issue while receiving payment.

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@Alfa-eLearning wrote:

 I am using personal account from last 6 years and never faced any issue while receiving payment


 Thank You so much!

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I use personal account too...unsure why they are asking you to setup a business ac.

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Got it!...I'll keep using my personal account. The support themselves was confused. One person said business while the other said personal works. Don't know what was the issue

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@SaiAcuityIn756 It strange you're earning so little compared to the total students you have of 219,032.  Promise me that you're not hiding Smiley LOL Just kidding.  Easily you can earn $2 per conversion after all promotions, if not all those are converted students, if at least 10% of those are converted, you could have earned easily 40k... Were you having your courses for free and changed to a paid course?

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@digiajay  as part of our initial experiments we did give out free coupons, our plan was to get a sizeable number who can be converted as we create new courses. Time will only tell if we will be successful. Our thinking is longterm this will work out, sending promotional/educational emails to this chunk has led to more conversions. We aim to continuously tap this mass.

 

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Hi @Aakanksha ,

Its been almost 20 days I have published my first course on Udemy and the response is not very good but yes, I have got few dollars of earnings. I guess this is a time taking process and will eventually bring you more enrolments and earnings as time passes. 
 I have tried all my best means of promoting - Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, personal WhatsApp groups, old college groups and many more. This have brought visitors to my landing page obviously but conversion rate is not improving. 
Indian market is slightly different. I request other instructors from India to share some ideas and promoting techniques, if you are ok with sharing. 

Thank You. 

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Hey @Piyush  thanks for sharing your experience. In just 20 days you've got 22 enrolments, I think it's a  good start, all the best for your course

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Yeah... that 22 enrolments I got all because of extensive promotions on various platforms I mentioned above. But things are slowing down and even people who have enrolled are yet to provide their ratings and reviews. Used Udemy's unbuild announcements and messages section to interact and urge students to give their genuine reviews. Let's see when that happens. 

Thank you. 

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Great work Piyush, thats the way forward in terms of constantly marketing your courses.

Simultaneously look at the below aspects:

1)Create the second course: participants from what I have seen look at your profile to check out all your offerings and trust instructors who have multiple courses either on the same topic or unrelated.

2)Always have a 45min to 1hour intro/promo course which you can share it for free, this will bring more participants, while its debatable whether they will be positive conversions- this activity should be a monthly one so that over a period of time you have a sizable participant no.

3)The first year is challenging: dont expect too much of revenue immediately rather focus on high course quality, understanding participants, marketing channels, getting your courses translated to other languages....

4)Make everyday Count: its human to expect much and get  disappointed, but everyday there has to be a positive movement- whether its adding a quiz, an external resource,planning an announcement or promotions etc

5)Start a YouTube channel and a Facebook page...my view is always to look forward couple of years ahead....if you start now just imagine how much volume you can gain by sustained daily effort.

 

I am no expert here but sharing my thoughts....bottom line is to move ahead and not to be stuck...

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Thank you so much @SaiAcuityIn756. I have been working towards all these and yes..already working towards preparing other courses. It may take some good 6-7 months of time for a all set ready to upload course. 
YouTube and facebook page is already on track and growing. Yet to figure out how to attract my targeted audience, let's hope for the best. 

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