Today, I want to talk about how you can create a Udemy course in just a few minutes.
If you don’t have a course outline, I highly recommend that you first start building your outline or creating a high-level framework of your course. Then, you can work on recording your course using your built-in camera. I use a Logitech webcam and it’s really efficient, and the quality is really great.
As for uploading your courses on the Udemy platform, you can use the tool called Bulk Uploader. A lot of online course creation software uses this type of tool.
Now, why Udemy?
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Why should you use Udemy?
Some people debate on whether or not they should host their courses on their own site or on Udemy. I suggest that you do both. A lot of people that have seen a lot of success suggest the same thing. Now, why is that?
Well, if you’re not already an expert marketer or don’t have a huge email list, it can be a little bit deflating if you decide to discount Udemy from the start and just go ahead and build and upload your course to a private site that does not have much traffic.
What you want to do is really set yourself up for success and test the market early on a platform that has a lot of eyeballs and a lot of exposure to people who are already looking to learn something. They’re already looking for a course that may be related to your topic, and with Udemy, it’s a marketplace. So, there are people that are searching on Udemy for all different types of courses.
Why did I decide to use Udemy?
I’m actually testing a lot more of my courses. I teach stuff regarding project management, specifically around the agile methodology. I’m a certified Scrum master and Agile product owner, and so, I teach concepts applying to more of an entrepreneurial approach.
A lot of the Agile coaches out there teach how to get certified in Agile. That’s not really what I’m doing. I’m teaching people, like fellow solopreneurs and entrepreneurs who are trying to build courses and websites for their own brand, how to leverage Agile principles and build effective websites even if you don’t know how to code. I teach how to leverage virtual assistants in a lean fashion if you’ve never hired before, and how to start from the ground up in building a successful online business.
How can you easily get a course up and running on Udemy?
I am working on a project right now. I’m re-purposing some content that I already have on my Thinkific site.
I have a Thinkific course, Master Your Workflow, that I’ve posted and been selling on my own site and on Thinkific. But, I’m looking to build out more into newer courses on WordPress and other topics. I could just immediately build them on my platform, but to get even more of an impact and more exposure, what I could do is leverage a marketplace.
So, I’m going to go to Udemy. I’ve taken some of my course content and modified it a little bit and changed the name, so that I could leverage Udemy and their search engine. I used to do Kindle publishing, and it’s similar in that regard where you have to use keywords in your title so that it’s easily associated with a certain topic.
Now, I’m going to use the Bulk Uploader. You can just go in and click on Bulk Upload, and then, select where you want to upload your modules, videos, or files from. You can upload them from your Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, One Drive, or local drive.
In my case, I uploaded them from my Google Drive. I can just easily select all the modules that I want to add. Then, just click on the Upload button.
I was able to upload a whole module with several videos in it in a matter of seconds. So, once they get uploaded, they process on the Udemy site. Then, you can create the sections with the lessons for each of those lectures.
That’s as simple as it gets. You don’t have to mess around with doing a lot of manual adds.
What are the other advantages of using Udemy?
Udemy is definitely a great place to build your brand and get more exposure, especially when you’re someone who is just starting out. If you’re someone who’s been at it for a couple years, it’s great to get new leads and to tap a new audience.
You can get feedback straight from your target audience
If you have a new course idea that you’re trying to test out, you can do a two-pronged approach.
If you already have an existing audience, like Facebook groups or your email list, then you can ask them for feedback. You can offer coupon codes or freebies to start getting some instant feedback from your audience.
If you don’t want to go that way, that’s no problem. You can just go to Udemy and create a high-level beginner framework for your course. Then, you can go ahead and unleash it to the market and get feedback that way as well.
You can definitely use Udemy for your market research, to start polishing your courses, and to tap new audiences.
I hope this helps you think about leveraging Udemy, if you haven’t already, and get started with creating some courses on the Udemy platform.
Let me know what you think of Udemy in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you! 🙂