I'm really excited because this is my first course published, and it already achieved the Hot & New badge. This is what worked for me: I made sure to select a topic from insights tool that was classified as a "great oportunity" due to high search and low number of courses, and focused on providing something different and valuable from the already existing courses there. Launched on thanksgiving, followed by black friday and cyber monday udemy promotions. On launch date I created a free unlimited coupon, and shared it in a few "free udemy courses/coupons" facebook groups. After 2 days I already had more than 3,000 enrollments and I shutdown the coupon. Also shared a few free coupons to friends and family hoping for some reviews, however I got zero, that didn't work as expected. For the current 3 reviews, 2 are from free stranger students and 1 from a paid student. Now I'm fixing the autogenerated subtitles and I'm thinking in a possible second course. I still don't know what strategy to follow for it, if I do again the public free coupon it would seem fair to also give that to my existing students in a promotional announcement, but also there's the option to not do public free coupons and offer existing students discounted coupons. I still don't know if free coupons are that good, but so far it has been a good start.
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