Reached the 2 Comma Club, 1 Million in Lifetime Earnings on Udemy

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Reached the 2 Comma Club, 1 Million in Lifetime Earnings on Udemy

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I achieved an amazing milestone on Udemy this week. 

 

I launched my first course on Udemy in January 2016.  That month I did about $750 in sales. 

 

Since then I've launched 16 additional courses. A lot of nights, weekends, and holidays have gone into course creation. Today, I'll see single days greater than my first month.

 

It's been a journey. The quality of my first course was awful. I recorded dreey lectures against a grey backdrop. And used a Blue Yeti that picked up EVERYTHING. You could hear planes flying overhead, my dog crying... Yeah, it was that awful! LOL

 

But I've learned a lot along the way. The organization and quality of my recent courses has significantly improved. Each course I created, I reflected on what I could do to improve. Some came from student feedback. Some came from learning from other successful instructors. The important part is to always be learning and improving. 

 

I know when I was starting out, this level of success seemed unattainable. I hope newer instructors find inspiration from this post. There is no easy button. It takes work and time. Every lecture you create, grows your content. Every day that passes, more students will find you. Until someday, you look back and say wow!

To steal a slogan from the folks at ConvertKit - "Create Everyday!"

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Love reading stories like this!! Congratulations !!

 

Congrats, John. Very impressive. I am curious to know what mic you recommend. Thanks

I use the Rode Podcaster & very happy with it

Hi @JohnThompson yours's got an inspirational journey. I just joined this Udemy instructor's community and this is my first post to read and like. 

 

I'm happy and truly delighted to be a part of this huge Udemy family and wish one day I get the eligibility to write a post like this.

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Hey @JohnThompson. May I know your strategy with free courses? I noticed you have three of them...

Basic sales funnel strategy. Just trying to grow my audience. I know I have free students converting, but there's no good way of tracking this. The majority of free students never start the course. But a % of students will, and a % of those will enroll in a paid course.

@JohnThompson CONGRATULATIONS! I've just signed up as an instructor, so this really does inspire me! Thank you for posting! 

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