Last Updated: April 15th 2016 added new income report & Promotional Announcements Strategy
I currently make over $2500 a month selling online courses with Udemy as of April 2016.
I have 23 courses for sale that are focused on the music industry and 3 teaching entrepreneurship in business.
Selling online courses is a billion dollar industry which makes it a huge opportunity for instructors to get in the game and start selling their knowledge.
Within a few months of getting serious about selling online courses with Udemy I saw a huge increase in monthly revenue considering the amount of time I put in.
Selling online courses can truly be a passive income and make you money while your sleeping. S.W.I.S.S Dollars - Sales - While - I - Sleep - Soundly
I have a background in online marketing selling one of the toughest digital products in all industries which is music. I've managed to sell millions of songs and make a great living with music so I am now taking my experience to teach online courses.
Selling online courses is an amazing opportunity to teach people what you know and get paid for it at the same time.
Don't wait any longer and start creating your first online course
After taking udemy seriously in less then a year my income has jumped to over $21,000 total and making $2500 a month plus I launched a membership site earning re-urcurring money.
I have been teaching online courses for over a year and in the last 6 months I started getting serious about it and already making over $2500 a month. I want to help other instructors do the same and more!
Forbes posted this article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tjmccue/2014/08/27/online-learning-industry-poised-for-107-billion-in-2015/
In this lecture I share how I got started including the books I read that inspired me, the courses I took to learn how to teach online courses.
The biggest breakthrough I had was just believing that I could sell my knowledge specifically with online courses.
a book is a great place to start but why stop there when you can sell the same info like a course for 10x the amount.
a course title is super important and one of the major factors a student uses to decide whether to take your course or not.
Uploading a test video as soon as possible to find out if your quality of audio, video and lighting is properly setup is super important.
You have knowledge, experiences that people want to know and are willing to pay money for it. You just have to make a decision on what it is you are going to start teaching.
Your promo video is the first thing people see and you only get one chance to make a first great impression. Go all out on your promo video with quality, clarity, and enthusiasm.
By sharing a story, showing social proof that you are an authority or that you've interviewed others will put you in an authority position. Just by publishing a piece of content and putting it out there begins to build your authority on a subject.
This picture is my current studio setup with Amazon affiliate links to the products I"m using:
Cowboy Lighting kit: http://amzn.to/1LM9p5P
BumbleBee Microphone: http://amzn.to/1LM9vdE
You can get away with the video not looking as good but NOT audio. Investing in a great microphone and positioning it right with a pop filter is a must when creating your online course.
Teaching students by recording your screen using Quick Time Player or Camtasia is a powerful teaching method and possibly my favorite way to train students.
Currently Udemy requires all videos be in at least 720 HD quality whether that's screen capture or direct to camera with you speaking.
Lighting makes a big difference in the way your videos look when doing direct to camera. It's worth investing in some good lighting for your studio when your ready.
The less distractions the better. It's all about building your brand here at the same time staying within budget until you've started making some money.
The more energy and passion you put into your lectures with enthusiasm in your own style will be contagious to your students.
Turn off all distractions including email and your phone while recording lectures. You must focus on what your teaching because students will be able to tell if your not present.
Be clear in what your teaching, avoid ums, uhs, and don't drag the lecture on just for the sake of talking. Remember to end the lecture with
Your tone of voice while teaching can be used to engage students and get your point across.
There's no point in dragging your lectures out longer. If you can teach effectively so the student understands in a shorter period of time then do it.
Learn how to giveaway free coupons to your courses and why this is important
In the past few years Udemy has done major marketing promotions leading up to Black Friday. This is a huge opportunity for instructors to have their courses featured in these promotions.
Udemy currently does a huge promotion push during New Years.
As an instructor on Udemy you are leaving a lot of money on the table by not strategically using your 2 promotional announcements and 4 Educational announcements each month. I have made over $1000 with one promotional announcement in a 48 hour period.
Having more students shows social proof and makes your course more legit.
LeadPages Is a great software for creating landing pages or optin pages for collecting email addresses
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Lead Pages is a great tool for creating landing pages, sales pages, and sales funnels for promoting your courses.
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There are over a billion people logged into Facebook every day and using ads to promote your courses is currently one of the ways to reach them.
http://wwwreddit.com is another avenue where you can narrow your target audience and promote your course.
Upload a few of your best lectures to Youtube to get more traffic to your courses.
Podcasting is another avenue to market your brand as well as bring more traffic and awareness to your courses.
You need to base a students value over a lifetime and not just 1 or 2 years. Some customers/students will become raging fans that will buy everything you put out.
Udemy allows any student to refund your course within 30 days of enrolling.
I use multiple coupons to track my promotions and see where my traffic is coming from.
Chris Greenwood: Musician, Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur
Why are 36,000+ students enrolled in my Udemy courses?
As an entrepreneur, I have spent over a decade building multiple businesses in the music industry, real estate & online marketing. I believe in a no debt philosophy - and that good morals is good economics
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Across the last decade and some change, Manafest has steadily cemented his status as one of the world's most diverse, envelope-pushing and all around uplifting artists. His seamless, lightening-like blur between the spectrums of rap, hip-hop, rock and pop hasn't just led to 300,000-plus album sales and five coveted Juno Award nominations (essentially the Grammy equivalent in his home country of Canada), but also more than 1,000 shows logged over four continents.