We’ve talked about social proof before in the community, what it means and why it’s important but how do you get social proof? Below are some questions to ask yourself after you’ve launched your course and are looking to gain social proof.
How do I launch my new course if I don’t have an email list?
What’s the best way to use Udemy coupons to get a large number of student enrollments?
Students are not leaving reviews for my course, what can I do?
I made my course free for my launch so that I could start to get more feedback from students at the outset. When’s the best time to switch it to paid?
For instructors who have published a course before, how do you get social proof?
Thank you for this great post!
With my few courses, I sent out just a few free coupons to those I had taught previously on live seminars.
It worked sufficently well for me.
I don't have a lot of students but enough to have decided to carry on making more courses.
But I had a course that I made free for too long, as you said, and would not want to do that again.
Could you speak to the issue of making a course Private for a brief period instead of Free and Public, in order to limit enrollments to those you know are serious about your work.
It seems to me that giving a few free coupons to students you know are serious, and who will give honest feedback that can then be incorporated into a course to improve the course before going public, is a good idea in principle.