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Creating your top selling course under the stringent requirements of Udemy [Unofficial]!
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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.
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Last updated 1/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Making your courses in one week or less will be a snap.
  • Mashing the “submit for review” will no longer terrify you.
  • Incorporating the bestselling design and policy elements gives you the best shot at top sales.
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  • Basic internet skills are required.
  • An understanding of Camtasia Studio 8.0 is helpful but not required.

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

The Ultimate Udemy Course Creation Blue-Print

RE: How I Quadrupled Sales Via the Udemy Black Friday 2015 Launch Process.”

Dear soon to be Udemy Instructor, have we got a package for you!

On October 5th a message flashed across the top of my browser announcing the #BlackFriday2015 Course Launch Challenge. Daniel Hall, J.D. had recently been extremely excited about a talk on dividend investing. I normally made that a 1 lecture topic of my first stock investing course.

When I looked at the 5 challenges for the competition I freaked out. Some required a level of production quality above my skillset.

So I morphed out the dividend idea into a new Udemy offering co-authored with international thought leader Daniel Hall, J.D.

We did not win one of the coveted 10 spots on the Udemy Facebook page. But we did get into the drawing and were one of many courses tweeted.

This rocketed my sales in November by 4 fold.

You are probably sitting now where I was in May of 2015. My research budget had been pulled at the University.

I needed more cash to pay for data and the cost of my research assistants.

I had no idea what to do. I reached out to Daniel Hall because he has this uncanny 6th sense for money making opportunities nobody else sees. He recommended I start publishing my Amazon bestselling books and courses on investing through Udemy.

I am planning a 5-day walk on the English Way to Santiago de Campostela deep in the heart of Galicia. My earnings in November have already paid for the trip for both Marisol and I.

An MBA Level Training on Udemy Course Creation!

I am also the coordinator of the University of Puerto Rico MBA Student Act 20 and Act 22 Guide as an associate professor of finance of the AACSB Accredited Graduate School of Business. This program helps me train my students to run the official guide to tax incentives and relocation in Puerto Rico.

Here is what my students have written regarding my instruction,

What I found most beneficial about the course was the diversity of topics each week.” -C.M. May 18, 2015

I want to thank the Professor for assisting me in providing effective guidance in all my assignments and help me gain knowledge in this subject.” -T.S. May 19, 2015

This course has been very beneficial in many respects.” -S.M. May 19, 2015.

Enroll now while this course is just $20!

Don’t miss out on knowledge that helped increase my sales by four fold in #BlackFriday2015!

This course has a no-brainer 30-day money back guaranteed offer fulfilled by Udemy as 3rd party. I can’t wait to meet you inside, -Scott

Dr. Scott Brown, #1 Rated Udemy Dividend Course Instructor and Associate Professor of Finance of the AACSB Accredited Graduate School of Business of the University of Puerto Rico

Again, enroll now to discover how my sales exploded in November of 2015!

P.S. WARNING: This course will be offered at this price for a limited time.

P.P.S. Enroll now under the Udemy 30 day money back guarantee!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anybody who desires to publish a Udemy course.
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
Introduction to #BlackFriday 2016 Money Making Success With Your Udemy Courses
2 Lectures 07:08

Daniel Hall pioneered entry into Udemy before Dr. Brown. He has full mastery over the Udemy course creation process.

Daniel is also and international expert in making money online.

This course lays out not just the nuts and bolts of maximizing your odds of creating a family sustaining business teaching here in Udemy. But your online income endeavors need not stop here.

Daniel can lead you in other money making directions you never thought possible.

For instance, your Udemy campus can tie into Kindle paper books, podcasts, social media and much more. Attorney Hall has the chops to show you what makes money online.

This course is an excellent starting point to master the basics of profitable online course creation within a planned process that is easy to replicate.

Count on Daniel Hall to continue to lead you through the hoops of profitable course creation. Don’t forget that there are a number of additional steps you can take to expand your monthly family household income just as Daniel does for his own cherished family.

Preview 01:18

This course introduces you to The Udemy One Week Wonder Course. This is based on the concept of test drilling in oil field exploration. There are two formats.

The Pre-established Course External to Udemy

Here you take a look at your preexisting courses where you already have PowerPoint slides and/ or MS Word documents. Your first task is to look at each course and ask yourself, “What is the #1 most important concept I myself would willingly pay $20 to learn?

You then take the slides related to that core concept and you chunk it out into two core content sessions with ten lectures that are two and a half minutes in length each and an intro and a bonus lecture. That is four sections with at least 14 lectures.

The entire process forces compliance with the stringent standards laid out in the Udemy #BlackFriday2015 Course Launch Challenge.

By (1) identifying the most valuable kernels of data in your preexisting course offering menu and (2) chunking it down into fast micro lectures it is (3) possible to create and publish an entire Udemy course in one week with no more than 10 hours of time.

Once the course is published you must to send out an educational announcements from time to time and tend to discussion posts or personal messages received from students. Pumping out 10 to 50 one week wonders over a quarter to a year allows you to receive vital data on 10 to 50 digital knowledge micro-niches.

The New Concept Course

With a new concept the MS Word documents and Powerpoints slides have to be created from scratch. These courses take double the time to publish on Udemy as compared to a pre-existing external course already in your offering menu.

The new concept course should not be developed until all of your pre-existing ideas are developed.

Preview 05:50

Quiz I: How to Get the Most Benefit From This Udemy Course on Creating Courses!
2 questions
What is #BlackFriday2016 and What Were the Udemy Black Friday Challenges of 2015
4 Lectures 22:05

Scott takes you by the and walks you through each component of the #BlackFriday Udemy Course Launch Challenge. This forces you to conform with extremely stringent standards.

The challenge incorporated five core challenges. Two of the tasks were required.

The “Structured Intro” task forces you to develop an introduction to your course that is as inspiring as possible. This was not Scott’s strong suite at the time.

It is now.

After that he had to create “Structured Activities.” This was fulfilled via multiple choice quizzes. But more complicated tasks can be used as well as contests within your course.

Then three bonus tasks got us into the drawing. These were “Course Goals” that were limited to just three. You will notice how this cleans up your summaries.

The next was a “Prepared Delivery” that required the publication of a video with no filler words. This in itself is a class on proper diction when speaking into a microphone.

The third and final challenge was the creation of a video displaying an agreeable “Tone of Voice.”

Preview 09:32

Dr. Brown explains the importance of using the full number of words in each of the component forms of the course. This is as follows.

  • Title: 60 Characters.
  • Subtitle: 120 Characters.
  • Section Title: 80 Characters.
  • Section Description: 200 Characters.
  • Lecture Title: 80 Characters.
  • Lecture Description: Unlimited — or a at least we have not yet exceeded.

It is vital that these are all well written with proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling and are keyword rich. The simplest form of search engine optimization (SEO) comes from maximizing the amount of text that you associate with each Udemy course component.

The spiders that the search engines send out to collect data on pages cannot read videos. These internet robots rely on written text to infer video and audio content.

This is somewhat like the Borg mind on the old Star Trek series. Collective conscious has limitations when it comes to SEO.

You have to help the search engines by feeding them keyword rich information regarding your course.

Preview 06:23

Use this MS Word document as a guide to your own process for creating Udemy courses. This is the exact tool we personally use to create courses on Udemy.

If you will fill it out completely you will notice that your course will be approved faster and with more compliments from Udemy administration.

Preparation — [MS Word Template Download] One Week Wonder Course Template

The introduction video is important because it sets the tone for your course. This is the first communication your student receives in the new student-instructor relationship.

Do not confuse this video with the introduction video.

The introduction video of for teaching. The promo video is for selling.

Don’t place a promo video in the spot for the intro video.

I try to make sure that I tell the student what benefit they will be enjoying after studying the course. This may be understanding the stock market better or in the case of this course the #BlackFriday2015 and #BlackFriday2016 Course Launch Challenge process.

Then I explain to them the different ways to contact me depending on whether or not they want privacy. Most importantly I let them know that I respond to them in any way the reach out to me in no more than 24 hours on regular work-days or up to 72 hours on long holidays or special events such.

A special event would include the 5 day walk on the English Way to Santiago de Campostela I hope to complete in June.

Preview 05:23

These questions double check your knowledge of the #BlackFriday205 Challenge.

Checking Your Knowledge of the #BlackFriday2015 Udemy Course Launch Challenge!
1 question
How to Publish a High Quality Four Section Course in One Week With All Key Parts
8 Lectures 45:12

Dr. Brown walks you through the process of posting a free review coupon on Udemy Studio. You must already be a member of Facebook to do this.

Then you must ask to join the Udemy Studio Facebook page.

There are over 400,000 instructors enrolled in this page. This gives you access to vital feedback for quality control.

[1/31/16] Udemy Studio Review Coupon Gains 1,007 Students and $2 to Boot in Day!

I created the course on Act 20 and 22 as a helpful guide to the public that garners exposure for our students. The intent is to help bring jobs to the island and get jobs for our students.

I submitted the course and everything was approved except they requested that the word course in the title be changed to guide.

I made the necessary change and resubmitted the course. At that point I have to wait for the Udemy team to finalize.

White Paper 1.1: The UPR Act 20 and 22 Course

The response came back from Earl. The Udemy design team is so backed up with new courses that they do not have the image created for the course.

This is important because the image is the overlay for the promotional video.

Earl asked if I wanted to put in a placeholder. I resubmitted the course but did not answer Earl.

The next day the image was not changed. So I sent a message through the text video section.

I learned that the test video section is our direct messaging to the Udemy team when we are taking a course through approval.

White Paper 1.2: The UPR Act 20 and 22 Course

Earl put in a placeholder that was very appropriate but very ugly. I left it in place and sent links out to my current students to get the word out.

A few trickled in.

We may do a paid press release. Or we may build out the SEO on the course with the students next semester.

This is the first time either of us have launched a free course. What I have learned is that the public is not as interested in a free course as they are in a paid course that is given away for free.

Unfortunately, this course is a public service guide. The alternative marketing route is not available.

White Paper 1.3: The UPR Act 20 and 22 Course

The course now has over 100 students and rising. But it is not holding on the search engines.

We will have to more work this semester as a student team.

In conversation with Daniel Hall I mentioned the graphic. He swapped it out.

It looks much better. It is a thumbs up hand in the colors of the Puerto Rican Flag.

White Paper 1.4: The UPR Act 20 and 22 Course

Nicolas Darvas was a world class dancer who achieved fame at the level of today’s Cirque du Soleil. He and his sister were on the cover of Time Magazine.

Unbeknownst to all he was an amazing stock investor. His techniques have been supported in empirical finance today.

This course takes students through his book in a way that makes the concepts meaningful and actionable. This course lecture shows you the final check and actual moment of excitement when I press the “Submit for review button.”

White Paper 1.5: The Nicolas Darvas Course

Use the attached PDF to see how I structured a recent paid Udemy course. Notice how I try to use the full characters.

This course performed very well. It enrolled over a thousand students in the first day.

White Paper 1.5: PDF Nicolas Darvas Course One Week Wonder Course Darvas Outline
13 pages

Double Checking Your Knowledge of the Udemy Course Launch Challenge Criterion!
1 question

Bonus Lecture: My Special Udemy Coupon Offer to You

Bonus Lecture: My Special Udemy Coupon Offer to You
About the Instructor
Dr. Scott Brown
3.9 Average rating
643 Reviews
21,328 Students
28 Courses
Major State University Finance Professor, Investments Expert

"There is no one like you that I know of who is this transparent, that is what makes your service and education so valuable. Please keep on." -L.B. A Washington State Stock Investor

Dr. Scott Brown and “Intelligent Investing” — helping you get the most out of your hard earned investment capital.

As an investor, I have spent over 35 years reading anecdotal accounts of the greatest investors and traders in history. My net worth has grown dramatically by applying the distilled wisdom of past giants.

I have researched and tested what works in the world’s most challenging capital markets — and I teach you every trick I know in my Udemy courses!

>>>Learn from leading financial experts!

>>> How about discovering how I have tripled family member’s accounts in six years with simple stock picks?

>>> Want to master set and forget limit stop loss tactics for sound sleep?

>>> Does Forexinterest you?

>>>Is your employer sponsored 401(k) plan optimized?

>>>Do you know the fastest rising highest dividend yielding common stock shares in the market today?

>>> High roller? How would you like to know how to dramatically lever your savings with deep-in-the-money call options?

Enrollin my Udemy courses — you can prosper from all of this — plus much, much more now!

(In the last six years we have exploded our net worth and are absolutely debt free, we live a semi-retired Caribbeanlifestyle in atriple gatedupscale planned community from a spacious low maintenance condo looking down on our tropical beach paradise below).

My Curriculum Vitae:

Investment Writing and Speaking:

I am an internationalspeaker oninvestments. In 2010 I gave a series of lectures onboard Brilliance of the Seas as a guest speaker on their Mediterranean cruise. Financial topics are normally forbidden for cruise speakers. But with me they make an exception because of my financial pedigree.

On day 6 the topic I discussed was “Free and Clear: Secrets of Safely Investing in Real Estate!“ The day 7 topic was “Investment Style and Category: How the Stock Market Really Works!” Then on day 8 I spoke about “The 20% Solution: How to Survive and Thrive Financially in any Market!” The final talk on day 11 was “Value Investing for Dummies: When Dumb Money is Smart!

Gina Verteouris is the Cruise Programs Administrator of the Brilliance of the Seas of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Regarding my on-board teachings she writes on June 19th, “You have really gone above and beyond expectations with your lectures and we have received many positive comments from our Guests.”

I sponsored and organized an investing conference at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in 2011 under my Wallet Doctor brand. This intimate conference was attended by 14 paying attendees.

As such many strides were made in financial education that week. For instance I met a woman who is a retired engineer from the Reno, Nevada area.

She made a fortune on deep in the money calls during the bull markets of the 90s.

This humble and retired engineer inspired me to look more seriously at deep in the money calls with far expiration. She also gave me an important clue regarding trading volume.

Her call option and volume insights have been confirmed in the Journal of Finance.

In 2012 I gave a workshop at the FreedomFest Global Financial Summit on stock investing at the Atlantis Bahamas Resort. I was also a panelist on a discussion of capital markets.

My course “How to Build a Million Dollar Portfolio from Scratch" at the Oxford Club is an international bestseller. In 2014 I co-authored “Tax Advantaged Wealth” with leading IRS expert Jack Cohen, CPA. This was the crown jewel of the Oxford Club Wealth Survival Summit.

I have been a regular speaker at the Investment U Conferences.

In 2012 I gave a workshop entitled “How to Increase Oxford Club Newsletter Returns by 10 Fold!” The conference was held at the Grand Del Mar Resort in San Diego, California. This resort destination is rated #1 on TripAdvisor.

In 2013 I spoke at the Oxford Club’s Investment U Conference in San Diego California. The talk was entitled “The Best Buy Signal in 103 Years!” Later in the summer I spoke at the Oxford Club Private Wealth Conference at the Ojai Valley Inn.

This was at the same time that Jimmy Kimmel married Molly McNearney in the posh California celebrity resort. It was fun to watch some of the celebrities who lingered.

I also operate a live weekly investment mentorship subscription service under the Bullet-Proof brand every Monday night by GoToWebinar.

Academic Research:

I am an associate professor of finance of the AACSB Accredited Graduate School of Business at the University of Puerto Rico. My research appears in some of the most prestigious academic journals in the field of investments including the Journal of Financial Research and Financial Management. This work is highly regarded on both Main Street and Wall Street. My research on investment newsletter returns was considered so important to investors that it was featured in the CFA Digest.

The Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)is the most prestigious practitioner credential in investments on Wall Street.

Prestigious finance professor Bill Christie of the Owen School of Business of Vanderbilt University and then editor of Financial Management felt that our study was valuable to financial society. We showed that the average investment newsletter is not worth the cost of subscription.

I am the lead researcher on the Puerto Rico Act 20 and 22 job impact study. This was signed between DDEC secretary Alberto Bacó and Chancellor Severino of the University of Puerto Rico.

(See Brown, S., Cao-Alvira, J. & Powers, E. (2013). Do Investment Newsletters Move Markets? Financial Management, Vol. XXXXII, (2), 315-338. And see Brown, S., Powers, E., & Koch, T. (2009). Slippage and the Choice of Market or Limit orders in Futures Trading. Journal of Financial Research, Vol. XXXII (3), 305-309)

Graduate Degrees:

I hold a Ph.D. in Finance from the AACSB Accredited Darla Moore School of Business of the University of South Carolina. My dissertation on futures market slippage was sponsored by The Chicago Board of Trade. Eric Powers, Tim Koch, and Glenn Harrison composed my dissertation committee. Professor Powers holds his Ph.D. in finance from the Sloan School of Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]. Eric is a leading researcher in corporate finance and is a thought leader in spin offs and carve outs.

Dr. Harrison is the C.V. Starr economics professor at the J. Mack Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University.

He holds his doctorate in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles. Glenn is a thought leader in experimental economics and is the director of the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk.

Tim Koch is a professor of banking. Dr. Koch holds his Ph.D. in finance from Purdue University and is a major influence in the industry.

My dissertation proved that under normal conditions traders and investors are better off entering on market while protectingwith stop limit orders. The subsequent article was published in the prestigious Journal of Financial Research now domiciled at Texas Tech University — a leading research institution.

I earned a masters in international financial management from the Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Business. Thunderbird consistently ranks as the #1 international business school in the U.S. News & World Report, and BloombergBusinessWeek.

Academic Conferences:

I spoke at the 2010 annual conference of the International Association of Business and Economics (IABE) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The research presented facts regarding price changes as orders flow increases in the stock market by advisory services.

I spoke at the 2010 Financial Management Association [FMA] annual conference in New York on investment newsletters. The paper was later published in the prestigious journal “Financial Management.”

I presented an important study named “Do Investment Newsletters Move Markets?” at the XLVI Annual Meeting of the Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración (CLADEA) in 2011 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The year before that I presented my futures slippage research at a major renewable energy conference in Ubatuba, Brazil.

I spoke at the Clute International Conferences in 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The research dealt with the price impact of newsletter recommendations in the stock market.

I presented a working paper entitled “The Life Cycle of Make-whole Call Provisions” at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Southern Finance Association in Fajardo, Puerto Rico in session B.2 Debt Issues chaired by Professor LeRoy D. Brooks of John Carroll University. Luis Garcia-Feijoo of Florida Atlantic University was the discussant. I chaired the session entitled “Credit And Default Risk: Origins And Resolution.” Then I was the discussant for research entitled "NPL Resolution: Bank-Level Evidence From A Low Income Country" by finance professor Lucy Chernykh of Clemson University and Abu S Amin of Sacred Heart University and Mahmood Osman Imam of the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh.

That same year I presented the same study to the Annual Meeting of the Financial Management Association in Chicago, Illinois. I did so in session 183 – Topics in Mergers and Acquisitions chaired by James Conover of the University of North Texas with Teresa Conover as discussant. I chaired session 075 – Financial Crisis: Bank Debt Issuance and Fund Allocation. Then I was the discussant for TARP Funds Distribution: Evidence from Bank Internal Capital Markets by Elisabeta Pana of Illinois Wesleyan University and Tarun Mukherjee of the University of New Orleans.

Academic Service:

I am a member of the MBA Curriculum Review Committee, the MBA Admissions Committee, The Doctoral Finance Admissions Committee, the Graduate School Personnel Committee, and the Doctoral Program Committee of the School of Business of the University of Puerto Rico.

Financial Journalism:

I am the editor of Momentum Investor Magazine. I co-founded the magazine with publisher Daniel Hall, J.D. We have published three issues so far. Momentum Investor Magazine allows me to interview very important people in the finance industry. I interview sub director Suarez of the DDEC responsible for the assignment of Puerto Rico act 20 and 22 licenses for corporate and portfolio tax reduction in the third edition. Then I interview renowned value investor Mohnish Prabia in the upcoming fourth edition — to be made available via Udemy. Valuable stock market information will be taught throughout.


In October of 2010 I arranged for the donation to The Graduate School of Business of the University of Puerto Rico of $67,248 worth of financial software to the department that has been used in different courses. This was graciously awarded by Gecko Software.

I have guided thousands of investors to superior returns. I very much look forward to mentoring you as to managing your investments to your optima! –Scott

Dr. Scott Brown, Associate Professor of Finance of the AACSB Accredited Graduate School of Business of the University of Puerto Rico.

Daniel Hall
4.3 Average rating
294 Reviews
13,592 Students
16 Courses
7-Figure Publisher

Daniel Hall is an author, speaker, consultant, coach, lawyer (JD from Texas Tech University), nurse (BSN from University of Texas at El Paso)and sometimes blogger. He is also the creator of the popular “Real Fast" training programs designed to help authors, speakers, coaches, consultants, trainers, Internet marketers and entrepreneurs effectively grow their businesses faster and profit more effortlessly.

Daniel's first product was the super-successful and very popular Speak on Cruise Ships program which is designed to help speakers trade their public speaking talents on luxury cruise ships worldwide. Now Daniel conducts special “self-selecting" auditions to help speakers determine whether the cruise speaker opportunity is right for them or not.

Daniel had learned so much about writing, publishing and marketing in the launching and growing of “Speak on Cruise Ships" as well as many other books that he began to develop other products based on his new skill sets. For example, his next super-successful product was Real Fast Book which teaches folks how to write, publish and profit from a book real fast. In fact, you can learn his number one secret for fast book writing free by clicking here.

Thereafter, he created a number of other products under the “Real Fast" brand including – Real Fast Book Marketing (with John Kremer), Real Fast Book Distribution (with Elaine Wilkes), Real Fast Affiliate Profits, Real Fast Webinars (with Tom Antion), Real Fast DVD (with Mike Stewart) and Real Fast Traffic Plan.

Along the way Daniel has kept a very active speaking schedule sharing the stage with folks like Brian Tracy, Mark Victor Hansen, Tom Antion, Barbara DeAngelis and many others at events all over the country. He has also continued to speak internationally as an enrichment speaker for Celebrity Cruise Lines “Beyond the Podium" program and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines enrichment program.