Should you make a Udemy course? - Unofficial

Coach, consultant, trainer or therapist? Find out if Udemy is the right platform for you and your course.
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  • Lectures 31
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

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

In just over an hour from now you'll know for sure if Udemy is the right platform for your online courses. So save yourself time on trawling through articles, courses and Facebook groups and find out everything you need to know in one place – fast!

It's no secret that creating online courses is booming right now. After all, who wouldn't want to package up what they know and sell it to make passive income online?

But the problem is that all the different ways of selling courses online are booming too. In fact it could take you a lot longer to research all your options that it does to actually create your course.

I know what it's like, I've been there. It took me months to trawl through courses, articles and Facebook groups on how to make a Udemy course just to find out if I should make a Udemy course!

And when I finally did publish my course on Udemy, the coaches, trainers, therapists and other information product creators I know had loads of questions for me:

  • Why did you pick Udemy?
  • Do all those discounts mean you don't make much money? (The answer is 'no', by the way!)
  • Why would you put courses on a 3rd party platform and not your own site?
  • Are all those Udemy course coupons compulsory?
  • How much video do you need to make? And how long will it all take?
  • What equipment do you need to make videos? Do you need to get your face in front of a camera?
  • Can you export the email addresses of your clients into your email marketing service? If not, what do you do?
  • (And from the Europeans) What about EU VAT?

So I've put what I've learned in this course, both from my research and my own personal experience. I've done all the digging and experimenting so you don't have to.

I'll share what I've learned from experienced and successful Udemy instructors, what I've discovered as I've worked through creating and promoting my own Udemy courses, plus where to find the best of the official information from Udemy.

It's not just a list of recordings, either. I'm waiting inside to answer any questions you may have.

There's a no-questions-asked 30 day money back guarantee, so you've got nothing to lose. (Except loads of time if you don't take this course!).

So come join me and take the course!

(Updated June 2016)

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What are the requirements?

  • No special software or materials are needed to start this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will discover if Udemy is the right platform for you and your courses
  • You will find out the pros and cons of publishing your course on Udemy
  • You will learn some basic promotion strategies for your Udemy courses
  • You will learn the key things you need to do and to avoid as an aspiring Udemy instructor
  • You'll find out how successful Udemy instructors use pricing and coupons.
  • You'll gain a good understanding of the amount of work involved in creating and promoting a Udemy course
  • You'll learn tips for creating your first course the fast way, including the basic equipment you'll need.
  • I'll share the results of my research and experience as a new Udemy instructor

Who is the target audience?

  • This is for you are thinking of publishing a course on Udemy, whether you have already created your course or not
  • This course is NOT for you if you want an in-depth course on the creation or promotion of Udemy courses

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Start Here

Why you need this course if you're thinking about publishing your courses at Udemy.


Find out more about your instructor, Helen.


This lecture explains how to get help with this course.

Section 2: What you need to know about Udemy

Find out what you'll learn in section 2


So what is Udemy? Find out in this lecture.


Should you publish your course on Udemy or your own website? Find out the pros and cons of each in this lecture


Would your subject be a good fit for Udemy students? Learn more in this lecture.


Will publishing your course on Udemy affect your brand? Find out here.


How much of the course price do you get to keep as the course creator? I'll tell you here.

Pricing update: June 2016

Shouldn't you be building your customer database in your own system rather than on a third party platform like Udemy? Find out the pros and cons in this lecture.

Changes to Udemy rules and policies from August 2015

Practical steps for you to take after watching the videos in this section.

Useful links
Section 3: The short and snappy overview of Udemy course creation

Find out what you'll learn in section 3.


Find out the Udemy stnadards that you'll need to stick to plus the equipment and software you'll need to create your course.


Making your first course doesn't have to be difficult. Find out the basics of how to do it here.


There's plenty of suport available to you if you choose to make a Udemy course. Here's where you can find it.


Practical steps for you to take after watching the videos in this section.


Links mentioned in the lectures in section 3, plus further reading.

Section 4: What you need to know about course promotion

Find out what you'll learn in section 4.


Find out what it takes to promote a Udemy course so you can decide if you want to go ahead and make one.


Udemy has its own internal messaging system. Find out what you can send - and how often - here.


Are all those discounts compulsory? Find out here.


Find out how I made most of my sales.


Practical steps for you to take after watching the videos in this section.


Links mentioned in the lectures in section 3, plus further reading.

Section 5: Thank you and congratulations!

Thank you and congratulations!


If you enjoyed the course, please leave a review.


Thank you to the designers of the template used in this course.

Section 6: Archives

What price should you choose for your courses? And how will Udemy pay you? Find out in this lecture.

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Instructor Biography

Helen Lindop, Online business trainer and author

Hi there, I help small businesses teach what they know with video!

I've been a trainer for over fifteen years. For most of that time I created and delivered software training in education, health and customer relationship management - both face to face and online.

In 2009 I created Business Plus Baby, a website for ambitious mothers of young children who own businesses so they can balance career and motherhood on their own terms. I also co-wrote the book 'Start a Family Friendly Business: 129 Brilliant Business Ideas For Mums'.

I learned a lot about blogging, social media, SEO, email marketing and everything else I needed to understand to run a successful website. A few years later, creating online courses and tutorials really took off so I was able to use my training skills and experience to help small business share what they know in content videos, courses and memberships.

I also produce done-for-you courses and record voiceovers for those people who don't want to make their own content.

I have a postgraduate certificate in education plus a postgraduate diploma in training and development as well as a bachelor's degree in physics.

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