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Online Teachers Survey Results 2019

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In April of 2019, we conducted a survey of online teachers, most of whom were Udemy instructors. The goal was to better understand their needs and challenges. We will use this information to develop improved solutions for the upcoming v2.0 of the Teachinguide app.

As promised, we have compiled the survey responses and present them in this article.

How Much Does It Cost to Develop an Online Course?

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Why Think About the Cost to Create Your Online Course

Most people who decide to create their first online course or who want to start an online course business are primarily focused on how much money they will make. However, what they fail to assess is the cost of online course development. Just how much does it cost to develop an online course?  As with any business, thinking about making money is the fun part.  The cost of getting into the business, however, not so fun.  Yet, it’s worth doing some thinking upfront about whether you are looking to spend closer to $0 in costs to create your online course, or if given your goals, you might want to spend more here and there on certain things. 

How to Choose Your Next Udemy Course Topic

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Winner vs. Loser

Udemy Course Demand Has Exploded

We recently wrote about the huge uptick in enrollments in Udemy classes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – consumer enrollments were up 425% in the first two months of the pandemic.

Udemy courses
Global demand for Udemy courses exploded the last 2 months

As a Udemy instructor, you might be considering jumping onto this trend by creating more courses.  If so, it might be helpful to reconsider once more how to go about choosing a profitable Udemy course topic.

Why?

Teach Online – 6 Steps to Prepare Yourself

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teach_online_6 steps to prepare yourself

Do you want to teach online? Check out this list before embarking on your online teaching journey. (5-minute read)

Teach Online – An Analogy

Ecommerce, Selling Online, Online Sales

As we all know from shopping on Amazon or eBay, doing something in the physical world versus the virtual world differs in many ways.  How do you shop on Amazon? Well, you’ve probably had a lot of practice shopping in the brick and mortar world.  So you use what you know from that experience and then adapt it to shopping in the virtual world.  Over time while shopping on Amazon, you try and learn new things – for instance, Amazon Prime or Subscribe and Save, and then tweak your shopping experience accordingly.

Udemy vs. Coursera – A Summary

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Udemy vs. Coursera – which one is for you? There are soooo many MOOC platforms out there now it can be quite confusing for learners to decide which route to take for their specific online learning goals. Udemy, of course, is one of the most well-known platforms.  So is Coursera.  The Udemy Coursera battle is tough and has a lot of pros and cons. In this article, we will provide an overview of the key differences between Udemy vs. Coursera.

Udemy vs. Skillshare – A 5 Point Comparison

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Skillshare is the most comparable online course marketplace to Udemy.  Both platforms market your online course to the masses and pay instructors a course revenue share monthly. That’s about all the similarities in the Udemy vs. Skillshare comparison, really.  They are pretty different platforms.

So, let’s say you are a new instructor and trying to decide which is best to start with. Or, perhaps you are already creating courses on one platform and considering hopping to the other.  What would the impact be on your online course business and the way you go about it?  

Teachinguide’s New and Improved Dashboard and Chrome Extension Is Here!

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Teachinguide Instructor Dashboard

Teachinguide’s platform aims to provide online instructors with the tools they need to grow their online course audience and sales.

We’ve found that with over 57,000 Udemy instructors and over 100,000 Udemy courses (and growing), that, for instructors, it’s very difficult to get the information and insights you need to be competitive. 

Udemy Reviews – A Checklist for Getting Them

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The Importance of Udemy Courses Reviews – a quick reminder

Udemy courses with more reviews rank higher in the Udemy search results and are more likely to be promoted by Udemy.  Reviews are what makes a Udemy course more believable especially for aspiring students that are still wary about Udemy. Udemy is becoming increasingly focused on reviews due to the sheer volume of courses and students on the platform.

Potential students look at Udemy course reviews to help inform their purchase decision.  In general, courses with few or no reviews rank much lower and will attract little or no additional students. Positive reviews will encourage students to enrol in the course while negative feedback will turn away many potential students.

Online Course Development – Should You Outsource?

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The work associated with online course development can be a daunting prospect, especially for new online instructors.  Even for experienced online instructors, keeping up with all that needs to be done to run and grow a legitimate and successful online course business can be daunting sometimes. 

One solution to these challenges is to outsource some of your online course development tasks. Outsourcing is the process of hiring (usually via an online job platform) someone or a team of people to do some of the online course development work. 

Udemy Instructors Survey 2020 Results

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Teachinguide has compiled the results of its 2020 Udemy Instructor Survey, the 2nd of its kind. Our first Udemy instructor survey was done in 2019 and you can read about the results of that survey here.

We’d like to thank those Udemy instructors who took time to complete the survey. Your feedback will help us to improve our products and services.

Without further ado, we’ll get to the main findings of the survey.

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