Facing the same problem here. My first course and a 1 star rating out of the blue. The reason was that the student could not install the free software I recommended. Well I have zero control over that. I have lost sales due to the low rating for no fault of mine. The course took 8 months of rigorous toil to produce and amounts to 27 hours of content so I am in the same predicament as you. I see many encouraging replies here stating to hang on, grit your teeth and continue. But for what incentive ? You get a few dollars per student and in the initial stages, one bad rating or a few of them can kill your course. I see no point in struggling for a few dollars, waiting for sales to pick up in years time with anybody coming along and shooting down your course with wrongful low ratings. So if you want to quickly generate revenue and be justly remunerated for your efforts, UDEMY is not for you. If you value your course and have put in a lot of effort and brainwork behind your course, then stay prepared for disappointment. This is my first and last course I put up here and just because I can't withdraw the course, I'm leaving it behind as I have some students on it. There are answers which advise marketing your courses, well if you wanted to do that, there are other platforms where you get the complete payout for your course and you get to price it and filter your reviews. Also if you do not enable promotions on UDEMY, your course will not sell anyway. I got on to UDEMY because I did not want to do my own marketing. I will be shifting to a paid platform to host my next course, create my own mailing list and sales funnel. If I have to market myself as well, makes sense to swich over. I am certain the reward there will be proportional to my efforts. There are a handful of instructors here who have made a lot of money but thats not the general trend. So if you still want to put anything on UDEMY, don't work hard or produce high quality materials. Just produce medium quality short courses. Your time and intellect will not be rewarded here unless you are lucky.
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