I see this will largely benefit the already top instructors on the platform, the ones that are on all the Udemy emails and ads on Youtube and other media types. My sales come mainly from Udemy organics average about 80% of my sales, my own promotions average about 15%, and the other 5% come from affiliates and ad programs. In my case, I'm having a 13% loss in 80% of my sales and a 50% gain in 5% of my sales, so in my case, I'll lose about 8% a month. I believe that instructors that are always featured on the ads have these numbers very different, with more ad program sales (as they are on all the emails and youtube), so the revenue will logically go up. This will only make it even harder for new instructors to join the platform too Also, Udemy already makes it very hard for us to run our own promotion by limiting the amount of vouchers instructors can create to 3 a month and limiting the time it can be valid. If I want to have a coupon for the whole month, the minimum amount I can do is $12.99. If I want to do a larger discount with only 3 coupons, I can only do it for 15 days as the larger discounted coupons expired in 5 days, which also means each campaign I create have to be updated every 5 days with new coupon codes, or I have to use a $12,99 voucher for the whole month and run just 2 specials for $9.99 or $11.99. So now, on top of not been able to create my own revenue as freely as I would like, my organic revenue will be cut by 13% while my tiny revenue from ads, that was a side sale for sure as I'm never featured on the news as I said, will increase It is actually quite funny because the last 10 emails I receive from Udemy has mostly the same courses (with a small variation here and there) that I already demonstrate no interest in buy, they don't even fit the profile of courses I buy (and I have a lot of courses from Udemy about 2k most with reviews, so Udemy should be able to have a good idea of my likes and dislikes) but I divert, what I'm trying to say is that with this new polices this instructors always featured on the emails and ads will largely increase the revenue. In contrast, instructors that depend only on their own hard work will decrease.
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