Hi Everyone! So I'm a newbie and am about to launch my first course. A bit about my situation... I'm a music teacher and self employed singer. I've always worked part time and been able to make a decent living, then since last year I had a baby and am a single parent. I don't have the financial or time freedom I once had and I don't enjoy going to work anymore as I want to spend time with my little one. Several years ago i started making moves to create an online teaching platform which didnt really take off and I couldn't figure out how to do it. Then a couple of months ago I came across udemy and did lots of research on it and thought it to be ideal - as I didnt need to do much marketing at first and it would tackle the technical restrictions I thought I had. Anyway, when baba has been in bed in the evenings I started to create my first course. It took me a couple of months, and I'm still not entirely happy with it - as I'd like to add more talking heads and a bit more excitement. But it's hard to do in my tiny 1 bedroom house that's on a main road with ambulances going past every 30 mins!!! (In one of my lectures there is an ambulance siren which I had ti talk over and had redone this whole lecture 5 times and gave up!! Oh and also my dog snoring which I cannot avoid!! Haha) So my goal is to try and earn enough to move out of this house into a quieter area where I can have my own office and dedicate more time to improving my courses. And hopefully earn an extra income that will help improve my quality of life with my little one. So... fingers crossed and I will keep you updated on my progress once things get moving!
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What an amazing and inspirational story. So thanks for sharing! I'm a new instructor about to launch my first course and have been looking for ways to improve already. If I could be as successful as you from udemy I would be very happy. Thanks again Samantha
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