Online Course Crash Course: Win at Teaching Online Courses

Start teaching Udemy and self-hosted courses, with the latest techniques of a bestselling instructor. Udmy-unofficial
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22,844 students
Online Course Crash Course: Win at Teaching Online Courses
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (802 ratings)
22,844 students
Choose an online course topic
Choose equipment that will record professional videos
Write a course title and description that sells
Price their course so it sells on Udemy and elsewhere
Write promotional announcements that work
Promote their courses with YouTube videos
Increase student interaction
Self-host their courses on their own


  • Students should understand that this is a free mini-course that covers only a handful of key topics related to teaching online courses. This isn't a complete training program that will teach you everything about teaching online courses.

This course is not sponsored or affiliated with Udemy, Inc.

Want to make thousands teaching online courses?

Interested in teaching courses on Udemy, Skillshare, or any other online course platform?

Want to teach courses on a self-hosted Teachable (formerly UseFedora), Zippy Courses, or Patience site?

Bestselling Udemy instructor Phil Ebiner gives you his best advice for teaching online courses in 2016.

This mini-course will teach you:

  • How to choose your first online course topic
  • Should you create a flagship or niche course?
  • The equipment that I use for creating courses
  • How to choose a course title that will sell more
  • How to price your courses on Udemy and elsewhere
  • How to write promotional announcements that sell
  • How to increase interaction in your courses
  • How to make more money by self-hosting your course

Please enjoy this course. I hope you truly enjoy it!


Who this course is for:
  • New online instructors without any experience
  • Online instructors looking for the latest tips and advice
  • Experts wanting to make money with their knowledge
  • Freelancers wanting to earn extra money on the side
Course content
3 sections • 14 lectures • 1h 17m total length
  • Introduction
  • How to Choose Your First Topic
  • Is This a 5-Star Course?
  • Should You Create a Flagship or Niche Course?
  • Equipment I Use to Create Online Courses
  • How to Choose a Course Title That Sells
  • How to Price Your Courses to Sell More
  • How to Write Promotional Announcements That Sell
  • How to Promote Courses on YouTube
  • How to Increase Student Interaction (and why this is a good idea)
  • How to Self-Host an Online Course
  • Phil Ebiner's Udemy Course Launch Blueprint
    14 pages
  • Bonus Lecture: What's Next for You?
  • Email Marketing for Online Course Creators

Top-Rated Instructor, 1 Million+ Students
Phil Ebiner
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Can I help you learn a new skill?

Since 2012, I have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to creatively share your story through photography, video, design, and marketing.

Don’t just take my word for it

Over one million students have enrolled in and learned new skills with my courses. I pride myself on creating high quality courses from real world experience. I often partner with experts to expand our ever-growing library of courses. And our team provides premium support whenever you need.

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There’s no risk in enrolling in any of our courses. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be.

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I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife, twin boys (and soon to be girl), and dog Ashby.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University . While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning and helped pioneer their online school there. After that, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team.

I continue to collaborate with friends on film and other creative projects, keeping my skillset fresh and ready to teach you.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.

Become a Better Creator!
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