Demotivated Due to Low Performance After Spending 3 Years on Udemy

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Demotivated Due to Low Performance After Spending 3 Years on Udemy

Hi Everyone!

I'm working on Udemy for the past 3 years and have published 22 courses. When I started working on Udemy, I wasn't familiar with the course creation industry. I've updated my courses many times to give the values and best teaching-learning experience. Technically, I spend most of my time comparing every course with the competitors, deleting many videos and making new ones with better quality, working deeply on the landing page, 

 

I'm still thankful to all instructors who guided me that how to create the courses by the old Udemy Facebook group? 

 

I'm a Math and Science instructor on Udemy. Apart from Math and Science, I have learned about Adobe premiere pro, after effects, illustrator, and some other mathematics writing software. Moreover, I've purchased some recording devices which are necessary for courses creation.

 

I'm not worried about my wasting of time. And now I have a lot of time to make new courses but my revenue is decreasing day by day. Up to 21 September 2021, my 22 courses have made only $97.  The courses are (3-30) hours in length. I would love to invite you all to visit my profile and give their feedback. Thank you for reading this post.

Regard

AD MATHS PLUS ACADEMY

 

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FrankKane
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I see you have over 600 ratings, so I'm assuming you've made more than $97 and that's just this month's figure. If so, well, that effort wasn't a wash, right? Do you feel that you made back enough over the lifetime of these courses to justify the effort you put into them? If so, then that's something to be proud of. 

 

So that raises the question of what to do now. You could just close the door on this chapter of your career and move on to a new job, a new venture, or whatever new opportunities might present themselves. Creating these courses allowed you to grow personally and professionally, and there's nothing wrong with building on that and moving in a new direction. The truth is that it's hard to breathe new life into a course with all the competition in the marketplace today, and you should be judicious in how you invest your time.

 

But if you do want to try to revive your Udemy presence, I'd start by doubling down on what seems to be working. Based on the number of reviews, it looks like there's a fair amount of interest in your math for data science and machine learning course. So I'd start by focusing on that.

 

I only see one other course that seems to be in direct competition with yours. It has far less content, but a slightly higher rating and slightly more ratings. Overtaking it is possible.

 

First you need to internalize the feedback your reviews in that course are telling you. There is a consistent theme about your audio quality; you may have to re-record or re-edit your videos to boost the audio level. There is also feedback about some inconsistencies in the course that you could address. Once you've made the course as good as it can be, then it's time to promote it a bit and try to drive more ratings on it. You could run a contest for students who complete the course; although you can't explicitly ask for them to review the course in return, many will. You could precede that contest with a batch of free coupons to increase the number of students who might participate. The name of the game is to get more reviews, and better reviews, than your competition.

 

I'd also think about whether that course is in the right category. Right now yours is under linear algebra, and your competition is under machine learning. You might get more browse traffic under ML, but it might be more competitive than the topic you are currently in. Something worth researching and thinking about anyhow.

 

If it works, then repeat the process with your next most popular course.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Absolutely agreed. Udemy is not worth the time or effort. Often, you get *maybe* $5 per enrolment. Their commission is insane. Superficially, it looks fine. But, then their commission rate increases astronomically in promotion circumstances, which it seems apply almost all the time. 

I would not make a new course for Udemy. 

Thank you so much for your detailed reply. I will review my course content and will update ASAP. 

Udemy is not the same like it used to be. Period.

Syed Raza

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SolomonAkonnr
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Agree

hI...I have gone through your post and profile.Its really appreciable that you have created 22 course.From Last 2 years we all are going through pandemic situation., some where it has impact every once income too. 

What I feel 'keep few courses as 'Free' it will help to promote/marketing of your courses.When I was new I never compromise price in course but after 4-5 months I realize I should run promotional activity too.I got good result too plus I start to update new topics and articles on each course.Yes competition is there every where but we should try our best and we should not give up.

 

Do you sell on your own website? Most people sell their courses in multiple places. 

No I dont sell any course on web site yet

Not at all. Totally, rely on Udemy.

Salil Dhawan
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Its admirable the number of courses you have created, there are few things I thought as I went through your profile - 

  1. You have given out a high number of free coupons, which has caused your courses to rate under 4, once that happens the change of sales goes down drastically.
  2. The video, audio quality has a lot of echo, the video quality is also not at par with other courses.
  3. Your course landing page is just simple bullet points and does not scribe the value your course will have.
  4. The courses seem to be very basic and general knowledge, rather than conveying that they are complete courses that will provide a lot of value.

I think you should really see the kind of content top instructors are creating, even buy a few courses,  content creation as well as sale, because you have to sell yourself, your personality and sell the fact that this course will create an impact in their life. 

Wish you all the best, keep working hard.

@ADchauhdry - I see that at least 9 of your courses are rated 4.0 or lower. This is not good at all and will impact sales of those courses and quite possibly your other courses. No one can really compete on Udemy unless their ratings are at least 4.2-4.4.

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