Quick Tips to Create a High-Rated Udemy Course - Unofficial
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Quick Tips to Create a High-Rated Udemy Course - Unofficial

Learn how to create an enjoyable experience for your students and get great reviews.
4.4 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
36 students enrolled
Created by Lisa Irby
Last updated 4/2016
English
Price: $25
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Organize your ideas and videos for your course
  • Create videos that are more relaxed and conversational
  • Create more polished, professional videos
  • Become more confident with your delivery
  • Avoid bad habits that can turn students off
  • Learn how to create different video styles (Picture in a Picture, Draw Tablet)
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Requirements
  • A Udemy account
  • Be prepared to purchase equipment/software to enhance your videos
Description

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

I created this based on my own experience with creating 5-star rated courses here on the platform, and I can't wait to share with you what I've learned!

If you are new to Udemy or you want to get better ratings on your course (a necessity for long-term success) then this was designed just for you!

You will learn how to...

  • Create polished talking-head videos without spending a lot of money
  • Set yourself a part from the competition
  • Become more conversational without sounding like a robot
  • Create different types of videos such as draw tablet and Picture-In-a-Picture
  • Use negative reviews to help promote your course
  • Select the best equipment for recording both talking head and screen recording videos
  • And so much more!

This course will take the intimidation out of creating your first course, and will illustrate how straightforward the process can be!

This a short course and you can complete it easily within one day.

You'll be so motivated and ready to implement my tips and strategies immediately!


Who is the target audience?
  • New or future Udemy students
  • Existing Udemy students who are not getting good reviews
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
01:06:45
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Intro
4 Lectures 05:51
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Topic Choice & Brainstorming
4 Lectures 08:26

Here's how you brainstorm to help you organize your thoughts and content for a future course. It will help you eliminate content that is not necessary so you don't record videos you won't end up using.

Preview 04:16

Find out my opinion of creating courses on topics that have a lot of competition.

Why You Should NOT Avoid Crowded Niches on Udemy
01:57

Here's what you can learn from a competitor's reviews and how they can help you.

How to Use Competitor Reviews to Your Advantage
01:07

Is it worth creating a course on topics outside of the popular subjects

Do Less Common Niches/Topics Earn on Udemy?
01:06
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Presentation Tips
10 Lectures 23:25

Here is a suggestion for what to do early in your course to keep people attentive and engaged.

Keeping Engagement High Early On
02:56

A strategy that will help you relax and speak as if you are talking to a friend.

How to Train Yourself to Be More Conversational
03:19

I see this mistake so often on Udemy and it's the reason some never make much money.

A Mistake That Kills Engagement
03:10

Here's my take on whether or not you should use a script.

My Advice on Using a Script - Should You?
02:08

How to get rid of an annoying habit that can ruin a course.

A Remedy for a Bad Vocal Habit
01:46

Avoid this bad habit in your videos.

This Habit REALLY Annoys Students!
02:31

Video Length - What Students Really Want!
01:36

Your course needs variety!

Mix It Up!
01:30

Tips for preventing noise in your videos.

Quiet Please!
02:45

A quick tip to get more reviews.

How to Encourage Reviews
01:44
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Promotional Tips
5 Lectures 10:36

How you can take mediocre or negative reviews and let them promote your course.

Turning Negative Reviews Into a Subtle Promo
03:17

Mistakes people make with their thumbnail.

The Thumbnail Mistake So Many Make!
01:58

Here's my take on how you should price a new course in a crowded niche.

A Strategy for Pricing for a New Course
02:24

Many people create ineffective promo videos. Here's what an effective promo video should have!

Tips For Creating an Effective Promo Video!
01:51

Do free courses really have value on Udemy?

Should You Create Free Courses? My Take!
01:06
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Equipment Advice
5 Lectures 14:29

Tips on how to setup your talking head videos so they look polished.

Recording Professional Looking Talking Head Video
04:38

What I use and recommendations for recording the screen (Mac and Windows).

Screen Recording Videos - Tips & Recommendations
02:14

Here's the mic I use and another one I recommend.

Mic Suggestions for Screen Recording Videos
02:16

An overview of the device I use to draw on the screen.

Using a Draw Tablet for Illustrations
01:41

Here's how I created that effect in the Draw Tablet lecture.

Creating a Picture in a Picture (PIP) Effect
03:40
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Conclusion & Final Thoughts
2 Lectures 03:58

Summing up the most important points.

Conclusion
02:56

This quiz covers key points that were mentioned in the course. Let's see how much you've retained!

What Have You Learned?
8 questions

A quick review reminder.

Please Leave a Review, Thanks!
01:02
About the Instructor
Lisa Irby
4.8 Average rating
899 Reviews
7,947 Students
6 Courses
Owner of 2 Create a Website & Entrepreneur

I'm a full-time Internet entrepreneur who has taught thousands of people online about website creation and marketing through my site, podcast and YouTube channel.

In 2002, I began educating others to create their own websites and monetize them with AdSense, affiliate marketing and more. In 2006, I quit my full-time job to grow my online business full time.

Since then I have learned to use a lot of different tools and software and have also done consulting part-time for those who want to learn more about website creation and Internet Marketing.

I am ecstatic to broaden my reach to the Udemy community and look forward to teaching even more people online.