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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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2020-06-12 00_09_23-Online Courses - Anytime, Anywhere _ Udemy.png

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 Smiley Happy

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 Smiley Happy  

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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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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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 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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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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Hello @Aakanksha, @MariaG

 

Pleasure to meet you. Great question. I thought I would share some real numbers, of course, not to brag but to help inspire. 

 

I'm based in Maharashtra and have been on Udemy since 2016. I tried testing the Udemy waters in 2016 and '17 by having only two courses. Soon realized the potential that Udemy has and started working seriously since 2018. After that it was a path of never looking back. 

 

Between 2018 and today, I have 26 courses, many of them are best sellers, have a unique student base of over 35,000, a repeat student base of over 55,000, due to this platform I get to teach in 175+ countries, have several courses on UFB too. On an average, per month consumption of my programs (just on Udemy) goes beyond 474,000 minutes. 

 

My monthly income from Udemy is almost reaching 5 figures in U.S. Dollars which in INR means a wealth of money per month. I will soon reach a personal Udemy milestone of USD 100,000 in a matter of next two to three months. 

 

Because Udemy paved a way for such a wonderful online career, I was able to build a thriving online education business in 3 years and serve the audience globally. Today, although Udemy income contributes to only 30%-40% of the overall income to my business, earnings from Udemy have been extremely consistent and are growing only in one direction - upward. 

 

And guess what, I was able to do all of this by myself, single-handedly with an ongoing full-time job where I work as a Vice President of one of the largest US based Investment Bank (which also has an office in India). Udemy income alone surpasses my job salary by at least 3 times. And I'm now thinking of quitting a six figure (INR) per month paid job that has amazing social status and fabulous perks just to serve a student community that is demanding more of my time and expertise. I find being an entrepreneur more fulfilling than a high position paid rank in a corporate hierarchy. 

 

My personal case study is similar to many well known senior instructors here who have achieved several significant milestones. They have been there and done that. I'm doing nothing different other than following their footsteps, learning from this instructor community, being absolutely resolute in making every student feel special, practicing everything taught by Udemy in their official training courses and blogs, making sure my business and I follow the practices outlined by Udemy as they are, and much more. I seek direction from Udemy's Instructor Support as well as other teams regularly and they have always ensured their guidance is to the point, rational and helpful. 

 

Udemy not only teaches you to be a better online instructor, it also provides a strong base of building a major business empire. Many instructors have done it in the past and people like you and me are on path to get it done. All one need to do is be consistent, persevere and believe that by following this proven model, you will bring a major shift in your career and you will also touch the lives of the countless number of students you are teaching on the platform. Another key observation is that when you put the efforts in the right direction consistently for a good amount of time on Udemy, your efforts will lead the way to earn compounding interest. This not only applies for the money you earn, but also for the students you serve, the business you build, and the personal learnings you have. 

 

And guess the best part. You earn in dollars and spend in INR. It totally agrees to the principle that Tim Ferris shares in his book, The 4 hour work week. You end up saving much more. I have been able to kill my housing loan, car loan, personal loan, credit card outstanding by using this income and now I have hired a financial expert to help manage and grow my savings. 

 

Again, I'm being absolutely transparent in sharing my journey with Udemy. It is an outstanding platform managed by amazing people. They have definitely made a difference to my life, and I guarantee that if you follow the foot steps of everything they teach and our fellow instructors share, you too shall reap the benefits. Just put your head down and get to work 😌

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That's a great inspiring story. Thankyou for sharing! 


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Wow, what a fantastic journey....

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2020-06-12 00_09_23-Online Courses - Anytime, Anywhere _ Udemy.png

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 Smiley Happy

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 Smiley Happy  

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Well done!

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Hey its me Sudhir Lion. Currently I will conduct my class here. So no idea. 

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I am indian.but I am newcomer. I also curious about that.

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Keep in mind that after they buy your course they will possibly buy your other courses even those outside Udemy. I have had students in India buy my higher priced course on my website. I also get many YouTube views from India. You will have access to up to 1 billion adults depending how much interest your course subject has.

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