Succeed as a Udemy Instructor Without Paid Ads - Unofficial
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Succeed as a Udemy Instructor Without Paid Ads - Unofficial

Watch as I show you exactly what I did to kickstart my Udemy courses in an amazing way, backed by screenshots & proof.
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Created by Gerald Krishnan
Last updated 3/2015
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand what growth hacking is and how to apply it as a Udemy instructor
  • See real examples of my own promotions and advertising campaigns
  • Analyze the results of my Udemy marketing activities with real data and facts
  • Get a clear, simple and doable action plan that can be applied to any future Udemy course
  • This is an evolving course - I keep adding daily videos since 27 January 2015 when my first course was approved
  • This course is NOT about creating a Udemy course. I only cover promotional ideas and tactics
  • I do not cover anything about recording, audio, presentation or submtting your Udemy courses
  • I take screenshots every day, compile them into my Keynote presentation every week, and record the videos

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

Are you a new instructor in Udemy struggling to make sales? I know exactly how you feel!

In this course, I reveal what I did to not only survive, but make $637 in just under 30 days, for my very first course in Udemy. Forget the courses that give you pie-in-the-sky ideas on how to make sales in Udemy. This course is based on facts & data, and I hold nothing back!

I recorded everything I did on a daily basis as part of my "online marketing journal". I made mistakes, stumbled, and also achieved some shocking breakthroughs.

Join me on my journey LIVE as I utilize growth hacking concepts and 2 hours of my time every day to achieve my goal of making $10,000 in Udemy.

Who this course is for:
  • First-time or newbie instructors in Udemy who have not made any money
  • Instructors who just got their first course approved and need an action plan
  • Instructors who need to develop an action plan before actually creating a course
  • Anyone curious about what it feel like trying to succeed and become a top instructor in Udemy
Course content
Expand all 34 lectures 04:34:36
+ Promo Video - Watch This First!
3 lectures 18:24

Watch this video to discover why I created this course, and how it can help you!

Preview 05:59

I explain what I cover in this course, how the course is structured, and why you should get started with it as soon as possible.

Preview 11:46

I went from ZERO to a total of $637 in net sales during my first 30 days. I have been told that this is better than 90% of new Udemy instructors.

Preview 00:39
+ The First Week - Kickstart It!
7 lectures 01:38:28

See the results I achieved by following the recommendations given by the Udemy Instructor Team.

Preview 13:45

Getting reviews, students and engagement rates up in the shortest time possible.

Day 2 - Beefing Up My Course With Awesome Social Proof

Reaching a milestone and making my course look really attractive.

Preview 20:25

Using out-of-the-box ideas to ensure consistent sales from my own promotions.

Day 4 - Planning for Long-Term Traffic

Start a conversation, and keep it going to skyrocket your engagement rates and show up in Udemy's radar.

Day 5 - Dramatically Increasing My Engagement Rates

Making a key decision for my course image, and piling in the positive reviews.

Day 6 - More Reviews and Hiring The Lady in Red

At the end of my first seven days I take some time to measure my results and understand what the numbers really mean!

Day 7 - Measuring Results & Shocking Revelations

Answer these questions to get a deeper understanding of Udemy.

Week 1 Quiz
3 questions
+ Week 2: Creating a Solid Marketing Strategy
7 lectures 36:17

Udemy encourages instructors to create multiple courses. Since my first course was in a narrow niche, I started to create my second course early and using the most direct method I can think of.

Day 8 - Starting My Second Udemy Course

Today, I make my first Earnings Per Click calculation table, and the results so far are shocking.

Day 9 - Understanding Earnings Per Click

Today I upload some of my course videos to get some YouTube traffic and promote my course using my LinkTrackr split-testing link.

Day 10 - Using YouTube for Traffic

It's not secret that you need more than one course to make good income from Udemy. Today, I submit my second course for review. With this course, I want to test how a new FREE course can go without any promotional effort.

Day 11 - Submitting My Second Course (FREE)

A hectic weekend with out annual company trip to a secluded resort in the middle of the jungle, but good news awaits!

Preview 07:05

Today I get lots of organic sales from Udemy's massive site-wide promotion to get any course at $10!

Preview 03:33
Week 2 Lessons & Takeaways

Let's get in depth with some analysis of how Udemy works.

Week 2 Quiz
3 questions
+ Week 3: Creating & Managing a Second Course
6 lectures 40:21

My second course is going to take up my promotion time. So, I create a plan and delegate some tasks to interns.

Day 15 - Buying Solo Email Ads & Delegating Tasks

My sales keep growing but I realize that the top instructors have multiple courses. So I go to work on adding more videos to my second course to get it published as soon as possible.

Day 16 - $431 in Sales & Working on My Second Course

My first WSO submission was rejected, so today I create a new one according to the guidelines.

Day 17 - Resubmitting My Warrior Special Offer

My free course stopped getting signups even though it's on the first page of a category and highly visible. I wonder why none of the 5,000,000 students on Udemy have found my course recently.

Day 19 - More Revelations About Udemy's User Bahaviour

Within hours of submitting to coupon sites, I get three sales. But things are not quite what I expected.

Day 21 - First 3 Sales from Coupon Sites

Let's see how far you've come.

Week 2 Quiz
3 questions
+ Week 4 - Final Push To Achieve My $500 Goal
8 lectures 01:15:36

My second course got it's first organic sale just by pricing it low and putting it in the marketplace.

Day 22 - My Second Course Gets a 100% Organic Sale (No Coupons)

I get a personal email from Udemy staff identifying me as a potential top instructor.

Preview 06:28

For the first time, I cross promote to students in my two courses, and get a sale very quickly.

Day 26 - Cross-Promoting My Courses

I've been having my doubts about sales referred by "affiliates". Today, I come to terms with the fact of Udemy's affiliate policies.

Day 27 - Coming to Terms With Udemy's Affiliate Policy

Finally, I get my WSO working and the results are shocking.

Day 28 - $568 in Sales & Restarting My WSO

Udemy's FB group for instructors make a critical policy change that will effect everyone, and my WSO pays off nicely..

Day 29 - Major Changes in Udemy Studio FaceBook Group

I achieved my short terms goal, and now I set my sight to creating 10 courses and achieving $10,000 monthly sales in Udemy by 2016.

Preview 08:44

Here are my conclusions from my first 30 days selling on Udemy.

First Month Wrap-Up and Takeaways
+ Resources and Other Information
3 lectures 03:28

Whenever possible, I show you the live version of my promotion.

Examples of My Promo Platforms & Salespages
Important Course Promotion Links

Swipe my emails for your own use. I will add more when I send out other emails.

Email Templates for My Promotions
2 pages