Udemy’s January Sale ran from December 31 to January 10, 2020. Using Teachinguide’s database we’ve tallied up the results. You’ll recall we did a similar analysis for Udemy’s 2019 Cyber Week sale. We wanted to do a little comparison between these two big Udemy sales and see what the similarities and differences are.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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.
Great news – Teachinguide has a new website and more features
For over 2 years we work daily to make Teachinguide even better for you. But now we have reached an important milestone – our new website with many more features is ready to support our mission: Helping you to succeed on Udemy!
Do you want to teach online? Check out this list before embarking on your online teaching journey. (5-minute read)
Teach Online – An Analogy
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.