Differences Between Skillshare & Udemy (What You Can Upload & What You Can Make)

Bryan Guerra
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Sell Your Video Courses on Skillshare and Other Websites

Learn ow to grow on Skillshare, get more students, make more on the platform, and many other ways to monetize videos

19:58:33 of on-demand video • Updated February 2021

  • how to upload a course to skillshare
  • how to grow your skillshare student base
  • how to re-purpose content for skillshare
  • how to generate passive income with content
  • how to make money on skillshare
  • how to promote a skillshare course
  • how to become a top skillshare instructor
  • how long it will take to start earning passive income (fully documented)
  • differences between Udemy & skillshare
  • ideal length for a skillshare course
  • ideal length for a skillshare lecture
  • how to add thumbnails to a skillshare course
  • how to get more skillshare followers
  • and much much more!
English [Auto] I'm really excited for you to you know implement skills share and see all the possibilities and potential it can bring you when you start uploading frequently and consistently. Think of it as another way to supplement your online course income. It's not going to be your primary source of income at least initially. It can potentially be that in the future but it is going to be a compound curve like that so you'll start slow. Just like YouTube potentially. And then obviously maybe a year from now maybe five six months from now even you can. You could be making legitimate money on the platform. So like I said think of it as a supplemental resource where places you can upload your courses that are also going to pay you. You know for a lot of the same courses that you plan on uploading to Udemy so you might as well do it now. There are some things that keep in mind some important factors here on the platform. It is different than you to me in a couple different ways. Going to talk about them specifically here. So what can you upload to skill share that is different than Udemy. What what are the differences in what you can upload will you to me specifically. You can upload practically anything now that is within reason. Use your best judgment. You don't want to upload anything that's like a legal or you know anything like that anything that's controversial you should probably stay away from. I don't specifically know if anything in their terms of service is you know against that but it's just why would you fight an uphill battle why would you do that to your client if you don't have to. So you can get away with a lot on udemy where as on skill share there are particular things that you have to keep in mind but don't worry I've gone through all the process myself so I know exactly what you can and can't upload while you can and can't get away with and I'm gonna give you all that information right here and in this module. So the key things that we're gonna take away in this lecture is just to give you a broad overview of what you can and can't upload to the platform and how it differs from what you can upwards. Unity is on udemy you can basically upload as many courses as you want. Obviously within reason there are certain things like we've talked about like you don't want upload too many courses at once because then it looks like you're not investing too much time or effort into them which your student base isn't going to be you know isn't gonna like if you're releasing of course every other day it doesn't there's not that much value in this courses if you're releasing them every other day right. So it's supply and demand whereas on skill share you are limited to one course a week so you can upload of course but you're only allowed to upload one course per week. OK. So that means four courses per month. And if you do that consistently obviously you can make good sources of revenue. Now there are no. So when you're creating your courses you're not allowed to create a course that promises a certain outcome. We're like to keep it simply like a best way to put that would be like a get rich quick scheme. Right. So like anything like that user. Use your judgment. Use your brain to give you two examples of what you can and can't do and it's OK if you know I'm keeping it broad. I'm doing that for a reason here. So two examples of things that would not be allowed on the platform right are how to become a millionaire in what in just one year. Although you could probably upload that's Udemy. If that was your course right where another thing would be like how to make hundred dollars a day on YouTube right. Or how to make one hundred dollars a day. With Instagram you can not upload a course like that to skill share because that promises a financial outcome and that's something you want to stay away from now. Another thing that you wanna stay away from is you know I didn't actually put it on here but it's paid and free. So it's also something we'll talk about in a future lecture. It's paid and it's free. Right. So what do I mean by that. Well it can't be paid and free on both platforms so if you upload of course you to me it can't be and it's paid right. You can't have you can't upload it free on skill share and vice versa. So if you upload a course and it's free on udemy you can't charge for it and make it a premium course on skill share it has to be both the same. They both have to be free or they both have to be paid. Another example of this is one I see across the board where I've seen other instructors get in trouble as well. Is it like you're doing YouTube which is the next module will move into a few if you are creating content. You want to monetize your content in the form of passive income like this course is going to teach you right. You know you're probably gonna do YouTube as well right where the majority of you will want to. So if you're doing YouTube specifically one of the mistakes that I see a lot of people run into is they'll upload lectures from their paid course on skill share to YouTube. That's a no no because if it's a paid course on skill share right. It's premium. You can't give any of that content away for free on YouTube so that's a big no no don't do that. OK. That's another little caveat. We'll touch more on that in the future. I'm outlining all the skill share in terms of service and a future lecture and we'll talk about in the next specific lecture where you can find a lot of information for you. So one more thing too is you can't reference and this is the big one you can't reference any of their rival platforms now Udemy doesn't necessarily take that too seriously. In my anecdotal experience that said skill share does OK. So if you upload a US course the skill share and a lot of you might be repurposing content for skill share so if you have like you know 10 Udemy courses right or you're creating Udemy courses well then common sense would tell you also upload load that course the skill share right. That makes a lot of sense but you can't just upload a that's a Udemy course. Or you know a YouTube video or whatever it is to skill share. You have to make sure that it doesn't reference any other platforms especially other competitor platforms. So if you upload of course you to me for example. Right. And I'll talk about this also in another lecture. And you start referencing Udemy as the platform or anything on you to me like oh message me in the in in you know message me on the platform or something like that or whatever. Well you can't do that on skillset right. You have to edit if you're going to repurpose that content. You have to edit that that those parts out in obviously in Premier pro or shortcut or whatever it is that you're using IE movie whatever. You know what's the other one. I want to I want to say shot cut again whatever the the final cut her out. That's the other one. So that's the main takeaway right. Don't reference any other rival prep platforms so obviously you're talking about you to me. You can probably say YouTube I wouldn't consider that a rival platform but in other ones like floral site even like your teachable you're jobs you think if. None of that keep you could keep those words out of skill share courses. Right. So there's also differences on the platforms on how they pay. Right. So with skill share it's a revenue share. OK. So whereas you to Udemy you're selling your courses right. So just like anything you're selling one off sales for courses so you might sell a course on udemy for ten dollars you might sell course on udemy for fifty dollars whatever it is on skill share you're not selling your courses. OK. So people can watch free skill share courses and they can also sign up for the premium service and then they can watch the premium courses. So somebody that has a free skill share trial or first are you not a trial free skills your membership can't watch any of the premium courses right they have to pay for the premium service and they pay skill share for that privilege to watch all the courses on the premium service. It's very very different. So you get paid with a revenue share. You're not actually selling your courses. So if you're uploading and you also want to upload free courses as well and premium courses because just like you to me you want to use this free courses as a lead magnet kind of to get people in feet so free people can find you and then they can pay for your content once they know who you are and they like it right. So use it as a lead magnet. So what do I mean by revenue share. Well put simply a revenue share is just basically like you're sharing a portion of what skill share is paying out compare compared to others instructors on the skill share platform that are you know pretty similar to you. Right. So there might be an instructor that gets a lot of watch time so think getting paid based on watch time like you see here on the first bullet point. So you're going to need based on your watch time. So if you're accumulating to give you an example like a thousand minutes of wash time over the month right. Well you're gonna get paid in reference and in conjunction with somebody else that's earning about that or you know basically having students or other people walked about a thousand minutes of what time. So if they pay I think it's a week over that I go over this another feature lecture I remember actually talking specifically about it. But basically let's put it simply if ref skill set collects you know 40 million dollars. Right. And they elect to pay out 30 million of that 40 million because they're going to keep a court for themself. You know to their instructors right. Well you're not going to get you're going to get a revenue share based on where you are compared to the other instructors on the platform for that 30 million. Right. So let's go through some examples. If you're in the top 10 percent of skill share instructors you might earn top you're going to earn top 10 percent revenue share of what they're paying out to their instructors. Right. So these are completely made up numbers but that might equate to roughly this is what I've seen roughly that might roughly equate to about twelve hundred dollars per month. Now could be more it could be less. Like I said I'm just making these numbers up just to give you an example of how I differ. And you know the process and where you might be at in that compound curve. So another example. So you're in the top 2 percent of instructors. So you have a lot of content you have a lot of courses you have a lot of students watching your courses for a long time. Well then you're going to earn the top 2 percent revenue share for the skills your instructors on the platform. Right when they do their pay out every month. Right. So that might be like four grand a month. That might be like 10 grand a month. Obviously they make different amounts. So one month they might make like like 20 million and the next month they might make 80 million and then you might receive more. Obviously it's all based on a revenue share. Same thing. So but if you're in the bottom 80 percent. So so you're not that high then you're gonna earn a bottom 80 percent revenue share. Right. So so other people you know are earning a lot more because they might have a lot more watch time than you accumulated over the month. Well you're going to get the bottom 80 percent revenue share of that of the instructors on the platform. Right. So an example of that might be like only one hundred and twenty dollars a month. So that's kind of the equivalent of like a a pretty solid Udemy course. So like I said a large majority of the courses that you're going to upload a skill share and we'll talk about this in future lecture as well are repurposed courses that you're just uploading because to collect extra income. Right. Think of it like that. You can create specific skill share courses. We will also talk about that as well. But the majority of my courses and I'm assuming the majority of years will be repurposed. So you might as well collect the money. Now don't get discouraged because you will start off. Start out at the bottom right. So you're gonna start out based earning nothing probably for the first two to three months. So you might be in the bottom two percent of skills your instructors because you don't have any students right and you'll have any. You're only allowed to upload one course per week and you don't really have that many courses or that long that much content. So the chances of you accumulating long watched time compared to other instructors is very very minimal. But like I said it's a compound curse so don't get discouraged so you might be only earning five dollars per month. But I'm gonna break down literally all my revenue and how much I've earned on the platform specifically and the months that I earn that in the months that it took me and you'll see just how much I mean with a compound car. So I started out earning like the first four months like literally nothing like two to like ten dollars a month and most people would give up at that point right. But obviously as I kept uploading accumulating more courses more students longer courses right. That gave me more potential watch time for more students to watch. And then I started earning more. And actually yesterday I just got paid out like two I think was 265 or something like that. So it's going up very rapidly. So that's the compound curve and that's why I suggest that you continue to stick with it and you do not get discouraged. Like I said you're just a lot of the courses you're repurposing the content. So obviously you can also earn and it's something we'll talk about also as well. This is just like a brief overview of the module and the ways that it differs from you to me. You can earn money with referrals. So basically if you're going to refer somebody to the platform in the premium service then you're going to get ten dollars for a referral. We'll talk about that in depth in the future. So keep it short. How can you increase your revenue. Well you can increase your revenue with more courses you can increase your revenue with longer courses. Obviously more watch time and you can increase your revenue with more students. So obviously the more courses that you upload the more you promote them the more you're obviously ranking stuff on the platform better. The more students you're going to get and then those students will watch more of your courses and so on and so forth. It's a compound effect. I know I'm beating that home but it is so true. More referrals to be another one. And like I said it is a compound curve. So as you accumulate those because you can only upload one course per week you'll have more people watching more of your content and you will make more money. So for those of you unfamiliar with the compound curve this is the compound curve right. Like so you might be earning a four dollars in the first month and then the second month it's like you know six dollars and then like ten dollars and then maybe like 20 dollars you're thinking why am I doing this. But then all the way like a year from now you might be earning like five six hundred bucks per month on the platform just because you uploaded those courses. Stick with it. It's a great supplement to earn more income and more revenue with your online course content.