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
Price: $25
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 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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  • A Udemy account
  • Be prepared to purchase equipment/software to enhance your videos

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
4 Lectures 05:51
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

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

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

Do Less Common Niches/Topics Earn on Udemy?
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

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

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

A Mistake That Kills Engagement

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

My Advice on Using a Script - Should You?

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

A Remedy for a Bad Vocal Habit

Avoid this bad habit in your videos.

This Habit REALLY Annoys Students!

Video Length - What Students Really Want!

Your course needs variety!

Mix It Up!

Tips for preventing noise in your videos.

Quiet Please!

A quick tip to get more reviews.

How to Encourage Reviews
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

Mistakes people make with their thumbnail.

The Thumbnail Mistake So Many Make!

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

A Strategy for Pricing for a New Course

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

Tips For Creating an Effective Promo Video!

Do free courses really have value on Udemy?

Should You Create Free Courses? My Take!
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

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

Screen Recording Videos - Tips & Recommendations

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

Mic Suggestions for Screen Recording Videos

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

Using a Draw Tablet for Illustrations

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

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

Summing up the most important points.


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!
About the Instructor
Lisa Irby
4.7 Average rating
923 Reviews
7,987 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.