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How to Find a Hot Topic for Your Udemy Course - Unofficial

Step-by-step guide from a Top 100 Udemy instructor to product topics that sell
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What Will I Learn?
Step-by-step instructions to find a highly converting topic for your next online course
Shortcut strategies from a Top 100 Udemy instructor with 40,000+ students
Data-driven approach to systematically brainstorm topic ideas and get hundreds of proven & tested course topics for your next training
5 common misconceptions about teaching an online class
How to use 10 free resources to find a topic people want to learn about
How to validate your topic idea in 5 easy steps
Why evergreen, trending & emotional topics should be your first choice
Bonus PDFs & Worksheets
… and much more
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  • A computer with Internet connection
  • Following the step-by-step instructions of this training

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

This course will reveal to you how to find a highly converting topic for your next Udemy course.

You have the chance to look behind the scenes of two Top 100 Udemy instructors with more than 40,000 students and discover how they identify bestselling topics for their online courses.

Join this class and let me show you how we brainstorm topic ideas systematically and validate your ideas with our proven & tested research formula.

Learn How to Take the Best Seat in The House & Reap the Benefits Of Discovering A Topic People Want To Learn About.

  • Get hundreds of topic ideas by brainstorming systematically
  • How to validate your topic idea in 5 easy steps
  • Online course creation shortcuts from Top 100 Udemy instructors

Contents and Overview

This course will walk you through all the steps of identifying a hot topic for your next online course on Udemy.

First, we’ll cover how this course is structured and why it’s worth investing your time and effort into creating a great training.

After covering five common misconceptions we encounter on a daily basis when it comes to crafting a digital product, we’ll move on to the core of this training.

Section 2 is all about brainstorming course topics systematically. I’ll show you step-by-step how we use four 100% free tools to come up with proven & tested course topics in minutes. If you are not the most creative person, you’ll absolutely love this part.

In Section 3, we’ll take the next step and validate potential course topics. We’ll run your course topics through a filter of five criteria to be 100% sure that the time & effort you invest into creating a course will pay off.

By the time you complete the course, you’ll be able to identify dozens of potential topics for your next online course like a bestselling instructor on Udemy!

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to build their first online course and start teaching on Udemy
  • Established Udemy instructors who want to find a high-converting topic for their next digital product
  • Beginner & intermediate digital product creators
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 24 Lectures Collapse All 24 Lectures 01:29:42
7 Lectures 26:51

Welcome to our brand new course! Thanks for taking this class! In this training, I will show you a data-driven approach to discover a hot topic for your next online course. Ready? Let’s go!

Preview 05:12

Did you get stuck? No problem! Here’s how we will help you!

How To Ask Questions

Before we get started, I want to make sure you understand the general concept of my topic discovery system. Here’s how this class is structured!

Preview 03:25

There’s a number of misconceptions about teaching and creating an online course. In this lesson, we’ll cover the first three.

Most Common Objections - Part I

Are you ready for the last two objections? Some people believe untapped markets are great and competition is bad. Let me explain why this is not true!

Preview 04:06

Before we move on, l’d like to provide a brief summary of what we have covered in the previous videos.

SUMMARY - 5 Most Common Objections

The big question is: should you do a course on a specific or a broad topic? That’s what we’ll discuss in this lesson.

General vs. Specific
How To Brainstorm Course Topics Systematically
8 Lectures 30:49

Welcome to Section 2! In the following videos, you’ll learn about different resources and techniques to systematically brainstorm course topics.

Introduction - How To Get Topic Ideas

In this lesson, I’d like to provide a quick overview of the resources we will use to tap into proven & tested course topics.

Resource Overview

Amazon is not only a marketplace. It’s one of the best free resources to get hundreds ideas for your next course. Here’s how it works!

How To Brainstorm Ideas With Amazon

On Udemy, you can not only buy courses. You can also use this fantastic platform to see what topics are trending and selling well.

How To Identify Course Topics With Udemy

Have you ever heard of Dummies? Dummies is not only a multi-million dollar book publishing company, but also a primary resource to get ideas for your next online training.

If you are into SEO, you probably heard of SEMRush. It’s not only a great tool to do a keyword research, but to identify bestselling products in your market.

Why And How To Use SEMRush

Feel like you need more inspiration? We complied an entire workbook that contains more resources you can check out!

BONUS - Additional Resources

It’s action time! Make a list of at least 20 ideas before moving on. In the next section, we’ll send your ideas through a proven & tested filter to be 100% sure that the time and effort you invest into creating a course will pay off!

Take Action - Make A List Of 20 Ideas
Five Criteria To Validate Your Course Topic
9 Lectures 32:07

There’s no worse feeling than investing your time & effort into creating a course that doesn’t pay off. At this point, you can be 90% sure that any topic on your list will be a big hit. But we want to be 100% sure. Here’s how to do it!

Introduction - How To Validate Your Ideas

First of all, you want to focus on evergreen topics only. In this lesson, you’ll discover what an evergreen topic is and why it’s important.

#1 Is The Topic Evergreen?

Next, you want to remove the topic ideas that are not trending. If you want to profit on the long run, only topics with a constant, ideally increasing demand are worth focusing on.

#2 Is The Topic Trending?

In this lesson, I’ll show you how to use Google Trends to determine which topics are trending. Ready? Let’s go!

Google Trends - My Secret Weapon

People buy on emotion, and justify with logic. Topics with strong emotional triggers tend to be the bestselling products across all product categories. Here’s why!

#3 Can You Trigger Emotions?

95% of product owners make the mistake of trying to profit on the front-end only. If you want to generate significantly more revenue from your online course, you have to make sure there are third-party products you can sell on a commission basis, before you even created the product.

#4 Can You Cross-Promote Products?

Last but not least, your target audience should have a reasonable amount of disposable income. Here’s why it matters!

#5 Does Your Target Audience Have Money To Spend?

I don’t want you to guess how much money your target audience can spend. With Quantcast & Facebook Audience Insights, I’ll show you a very easy & data-driven approach to find an answer to that question.

Quantcast & Facebook Audience Insights

Congratulations, you made it until the end of this training! Now it’s important that you don’t sit on what you just learned. Take action and start creating your first online course today!

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Hi, I'm Sandor!

I am passionate entrepreneur and performance marketer with ten thousands happy students.

Let me tell you my story...

At the age of 16, I founded my first online business. After being a full-time CPA marketer for more than 5 years, I decided to shift gears and use my skills to build companies.

Ever since, I have been lucky enough to do what I love the most: entrepreneurship, travelling the world, pushing my comfort zone and discovering things that I couldn't learn in the classroom.

One year ago, I decided to take the next step and share my knowledge with those who are ready to start their own business. This decision brought me to Udemy, where I am able to combine my biggest talents: entrepreneurship, marketing and teaching.

My teaching philosophy on Udemy is simple: I am crafting trainings that I wish I had available to me when I started my first company.

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I've seen the impact a solid business can have on someone's life. That's why I can only encourage you not to miss out on this opportunity.

As of today, I've sold more than 250,000 trainings, established multiple successful online businesses and coached hundreds of students.

So, that's my story. But now, I just want to ask you a simple question.

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Entrepreneur, Performance Marketer & Coach

I am passionate entrepreneur, performance marketer and one of Udemy's top instructors.

Let me tell you my story:

After graduating from high school, I had the passion to become a lawyer. During law school, I worked for leading law firms like Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields, Deloitte and the German Ministry of Justice.

I was a top student and really enjoyed what I had been doing. But somehow it didn't feel right, I needed to take a break and rethink my life.

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I packed my stuff, booked a flight to California, but had absolutely no clue how much my life would turned upside down.

Long story short: I found the inspiration I had been looking for all my life.

Almost every person I met was a founder. Some of them failed 9 times in a row, but they kept on trying until they succeeded. Some of them were just 18 years old, some of them were 70.

I wanted to become just like them. I had no clue how to get started, but what I did have was plenty of passion and energy to make things happen.

I spent the daytime in the library studying for my exams and worked at night to build my first business.

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One year ago, I decided to take the next step and share my knowledge with those who are ready to grow their own business. This decision brought me to Udemy, were I am able to combine my biggest talents: entrepreneurship, marketing and teaching.

By today, I've sold more than 250,000 trainings, established multiple successful online businesses and coached hundreds of students, revealing the power of scaling businesses with Facebook Ads.

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