When it comes to online courses, Udemy is probably one of the fastest growing providers, right up there with Lynda.com, but without the need for a subscription. Lots of free and discounted courses and the list is growing every day. Of course once Udemy was well established, it was only a matter of time before the “How to Make Money With Internet Marketing” type courses started to appear and multiply. Some quite good while others are seemingly tossed together quickly to capitalize on a residual income. There are even courses on “How to Create Courses for Udemy”. Again, some are pretty good while others are somewhat disposable.
Like the sideshow barkers of carnivals of old and the “snake oil” salesmen, there are also an abundance of courses on how to make tons of money on Udemy. Some of the figures seem amazing and unbelievable, yet oddly intriguing.
Just received a promo code from Udemy.com. The code START215 is valid until February 29, 2015 for anyone who would like to get 65% off almost any course
To test the waters of Udemy, I created a course for my wife who cooks Thai cuisine as a profession. The course has been up for about 6 months and so far has earned $232.50. Not exactly the thousands of dollars touted by some of the other course instructors. We followed the advice and procedures of some of the “make money on Udemy” courses, but as you can see, we’re not ready to retire to some beach resort in Thailand anytime soon, based on the income. To be fair, some of the “advice” indicates that you’ll rake in more profits from tech courses and “how to make money” courses. I do remain a bit skeptical about that, though I may test it out in the coming weeks.
I have created a $5 coupon code exclusively for the first 50 Strategy For Profit readers, who might want to check out the Learn to Cook Thai course. We used all the promotional methods to get the word out about her course…and then some. If you have created a Udemy course, I’d love to get your feedback.
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