The single most important factor in both career advancement and personal satisfaction is a mastery of interpersonal skills. Although people often spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on medical degrees or software training, they tend to neglect the soft skills that mean much more to coworkers and loved ones. This is more important than ever in the tight marketplace and higher stress of the current economy. **Get into the negotiation mindset and learn how to negotiate your salary. FREE on-demand, online course from Udemy** What are interpersonal skills? Answering that question may lead you down a long road of hard truths about yourself. At the end of that road, though, is a much better life
Need a nudge to create your online class? Here are a few reasons why instructors, teachers, trainers, adjunct and tenure-track professors, authors, speakers, and so many others build courses on Udemy: 1) Reach a new audience teaching online. How else can you reach thousands of thousands of students all around the world? 2) Make money teaching online. If you want to charge for your course (you don’t have to), you can earn real money and passive income teaching online.
Everybody wants the perfect lifestyle: owning a thriving business, money coming in every month from passive investments, living the four hour work week and having the freedom to spend your life doing something you love. For many people, creating mobile apps can be the key to unlocking this dream. Setup costs are relatively cheap – just a laptop and an Apple device. And what skills you don’t have you can find on sites like odesk.com and elance.com within the click of a few buttons. Or that’s what we are told. The truth is that success is indeed possible, but you need to learn about the market, educate yourself in the app business and put in the effort. Here are my top five resources you need to successfully grow your iPhone app development business
I conducted a live interview with Udemy Bestseller Pablo Farias to find out what tactics he used to scale up to earning thousands of dollars per month on Udemy in Instructor Promotion (revenue earned through instructor coupon codes). Pablo Farias used a combination of three tactics to find success on Udemy. I summarized them below so you can try them for yourself today. Ask relevant blogs to share your course with their audiences Find relevant blogs and content channels (incl. podcasts): Pablo performed Google searches for the top blogs in indie game development with HTML5. Instead of looking for any blog on game development, he narrowed his initial search to indie game development with HTML5. Narrow your search to very specific groups of target students.
This post contains specific tips, tricks, and scripts for instructors who want to earn more from their Udemy courses this month. If that’s you, keep reading… One week after launching our Never Stop Learning campaign, we have instructors and students letting everyone they know about their commitment to #NeverStopLearning. Wayne Ford is offering his training on Udemy at 30% off in honor of the campaign. Mark Lassoff is offering all of his courses for $19 which is a steal for high quality training in web programming. These are just two instructors with campaigns in full swing. Today is the day to join the action. Below, I listed tips, tricks, and scripts you can use today to join the exciting #NeverStopLearning campaign. Consider this your magical Never Stop Learning checklist. It should take you around 2 hours to complete everything. My advice? Spend 1 hour on it today and 1 hour tomorrow.
Did you see the Never Stop Learning campaign we launched Monday? Because of instructors like you, people on Udemy are landing better paying jobs, jumpstarting new careers, exploring their hobbies, and starting their own companies. What does this mean for you as an instructor? Now is a great time to invite your friends and followers to join you on Udemy. You can let followers know that you’re offering a discount on your course(s) to encourage them to #NeverStopLearning. STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Create a coupon code offering your course at a discount or full price called “NeverStopLearning” since that ties into the campaign.
Lately, there’s been a lot of talk here on the Udemy blog about YouTube…and for good reason. When it comes to promotional channels for your Udemy courses, you have a couple types: 1) Ad Hoc tactics that lead to quick wins 2) Long-term tactics that lead to long tail sales To further clarify, an example of an ad hoc, quick win tactic is the Reddit strategy—where past instructors posted a one-time notice about their courses and attracted hundreds of students from that one post within 24 hours. That’s what you would call a quick win. On the other hand, you have long-term, long tail tactics, such as YouTube. The expectation with YouTube is not that you will post your first video and get 100 students signing up for your course immediately. YouTube is slow and steady, but Udemy Bestseller John Purcell can attest that after investing about a year on YouTube, he’s consistently growing his Udemy course sales month over month. I spoke with John to find out why YouTube is his best channel for attracting new students to his brand and courses.
Wondering where you can learn how to promote your Udemy courses? You’ve come to the right place. Below is a list of the resources published on the blog, designed to help you enroll more students into your courses. We will add more links as we publish more resources. Enjoy! How to: Get Record Course Sales Your First 30 Days on Udemy 1,400 students in 2 days—How did Udemy Instructor Justin Mitchel do it? How Slickdeals got an instructor 1,000 students in 3 hours Instructor Story: How Lee Varis became a Udemy Bestseller Market Your Udemy Course on YouTube (6 Easy Steps) How Bogdan Milanovich got 500 new students from Reddit What is Reddit, and how can it help you Promote Your Udemy Course?
Within just 2 days of publishing his Udemy course, Justin Mitchel is already interacting with over 1,400 students—all presumably enthusiastic about learning to code. I interviewed him to find out exactly what he did to achieve these results, why he’s focused on reach over revenue, and the one thing every instructor can do to attract more students into their courses. How did you get over 1,400 students into your course in 2 days? I receive and read all of the emails from [Udemy] for instructors on course promotion. I read the tip about Reddit and tried it out. I posted in the following subreddits: Python and Startups. As a result, I got over 700 students into my course