Of course, nothing should be free. When I advertise my own links at discount I call them a 'sponsored price of $xx' not as free or discounted 😉 Sounds more noble than I guess it is, but even if one person who would have paid signs up for free, I have definitely invested in them 🙂 There is, however, something gratifying in knowing there are three thousand people out there getting project management training they may not have had. JP
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Hi Nolene, The best thing you can do right now is is have your course 'Free' in the Pricing. With all of the Black Friday promotions you will have a lot more people coming to udemy and searching for what they hope will be a good deal. A lot of people will sign up for a free course and not actually use it, but they then have parked it in there are lifetime available courses so that if they want to do it when it is not free they still have free access. The benefit for you is that more people get to know about your course but also on your landing page for example if you have 1000 students enrolled even if they were free they show up as enrolled students which is a good thing. If even 1% do the course and give you a rating you will have 10 ratings more than if you have no students. Some instructors have spoken about having trolls sign up and affect their ratings but I have not had a problem with trolls. Also set up a LinkedIn page or use your personal profile to promote your course using appropriate hashtags and do the same thing on Facebook.
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