Some version of this question is one of the most common by instructors so I thought I would write this, which is a summary of advice from many experienced instructors.
I have compiled a list of things you can or should do to market your course. None of these are short term or an instant path to riches. But, they are things that work if you are serious about building an online business on Udemy. Think strategically, not short term. It often takes a few years of effort to begin to make a significant return on your efforts.
The above is only my advice, but informed by the experience of many other successful instructors,
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This is a great list with a lot of value... every new instructor should take the time to study it, thanks for posting it!
Good post Larry!
Agree with pretty much all your points; my takeaway: don't waste money on FB ads directly; also I appreciate the hindsight to only offer FREE coupons to those who have visited/liked our course-related Facebook page - great idea.
wonderful suggestions Dear Larry
i have just started 2 days back and was trying to send a message through announcements but could not find thw way.
Can you help me fix the issue. I am not sure its activated to me or not?
with best & Kind Regards
Oh one more question I could find price of Camptasia $100 at some page of Udemy How can I buy this software through Udemy
God bless you Sir
Very well written and to-the-point post. Thanx a lot for sharing.
I got my first course published a day ago. Though I have offered a few discounted coupons to people I know might show interest of learning, however, I feel I need access to students from all over. Creating a separate FB/LinkedIn Page part is also done where I am now sharing links to my course. But till now course got 0 reviews and in the search list too it's not easily found. I a, very much worried and I fear that if my course won't be seen to students coming on Udemy, how are they going to enroll for it?
Thank you Lawrence for getting the ball rolling with listing the top tips for new (and old!) instructors on Udemy. One of the problems with the previous facebook community was that the same questions got asked over and over again. Hopefully with this new community for instructors we'll be able to find the importance stuff much more quickly and there will be less repetition and more new isights as they arise
Hi, I recommend you use the search function in this forum to find your information. I am moving this topic to the main topic created by Lawrence Miller who is an authority in this domain.
I don't know what I earn from udemy but I know udemy have such a thoughtful instructors like Larry Miller. Really this post is the conculusion of 600 pages book and I am saving it and I will read it until I am working on udemy. Awesome
I haven't done any free coupons for over a year and couldn't be happier.
I concur with Quora as there’s a ton of opportunities to share what you know, answer specific and targeted questions, and elevate your status as an expert in your area.
Also - pro tip, you can link your course in your signature, and drive readers and respondents interested in your solution to check out your course. I recommend only one course per answer responses.
Be careful with Reddit. I posted a response from my phone which included a link to one of my courses and was immediately flagged as SPAM and was banned for a couple of days until I explained what happened.
I think it depends on the Reddit forum and the moderator, but answering the questions is a great way to present yourself as an expert (if not the expert) in the field or area.