Mostly see new students from my Facebook group, but it really is the product that has to sell you.
This week I saw a few reddit posts about how amaziballs my courses were and they helped the person pass their certification, that advertising is worth so much, that is how you grow fast.
I started in 2013 and left Udemy to self-host shortly after as I was teaching "live" and the feature was never made to fruition (still hope of mine to see it working!) Left for 4 years due to life, work, moves, and 2 kids and now back so the numbers are mostly from the last year.
I do a lot of social media interaction, podcasts, word of mouth and referrals from Psychiatrists. I (almost) never turn down another respected person in my field wanting to chat, podcast, write an article, etc. for both selfish and selfless reasons.
Overall I think especially for my field, mental health being genuine and authentic is my best sales tool.
Today - I spotted 32,000 student friends! - I have two FB groups, a YT chanel and I am a very lazy blogger. Occasionally I tweet - my YT vids were automated to Twitter but they dont allow that anymore. Plus I send our regualr educational annoucements and one promo per month. I try not to be too active in the FB groups as I dont want to spread myself too thin! Luckily I have a great admin and she loves it. I dont think there is one measure to increase - I think it all works together in a relationship that looks after and feeds from each other. I have an ambitious desire to double my student numbers this year.
My best marketing is the amazing reveiws that students give me!
I have found the challenge is getting the quality return for your efforts. Having just launched two new courses the take up has been really positive to start with and then the numbers have dropped off very quickly and new reviews have been hard to come by.
Everyone wants and needs positive reviews and numbers - for those, like me, who do not use Udemy full time where are the best threads for gaining quality students?
I find contributing to social media groups is a good way to connect to audiences outside of Udemy. Although this takes a lot of time and sometimes the results are not easy to measure. I use Google Analytics to track the sources of where students come from and use that as a way to point me in the right direction.
There are amazing numbers on here, I’m not in that company yet but will be!
Ive been on Udemy since Sept 2017 and have just crossed the 14000 student mark which I’m really happy with.
like so many others have said, the best marketing is top quality courses.
It's been several months since you all shared your student numbers and marketing strategies. How's it going?
Are the same strategies still working for you? Or have you pivoted to a different promotional channel?
2,393students although about half sign up for more than one course.
I don’t change much of what I do (not saying this is a good plan!) I have re done my website and am engaging more on social media with students. I get a vast majority of my students via organic still and am hoping the updated website and some other business posts including post cast appearances change that.
About to crack 300,000 students here (and I don't do free coupons.)
What works for me now is that same thing that worked 4 years ago when I got started... find opportunities to launch the first comprehensive, quality course in hot, emerging topics. If you do that, the only marketing strategy you really need is to let Udemy do the marketing for you.
Great job keep going you are nearing the next milestone