Case Study 6/8/2016 Working On Other Online Teaching Platforms Part 1

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another online teaching case study! In this week’s case study, we are going to be discussing Skillshare and creating courses other than Udemy!

Recently I have been uploading a lot of my courses onto other platforms, especially Skillshare. Skillshare is a subscription based online learning platform that allows premium users to access our courses. You can also create “free courses” that allow students to enroll anyone to enroll in your course for free!  Here is what my profile looks like after 3 days of starting on Skillshare!

So what are the advantages of working with Skillshare? Once you course has been approved it seems to be completely 100% passive income. There is not a whole lot of “student interaction” or “sending emails/answering questions”. However, Skillshare does have a “project” requirement for every course. Here is what that looks like!

Skillshare also pays its instructors with paypal and with a 50% 50% revenue share split. Its different because it’s a subscription based company, so here is some of the details below!

Overall I think trying and seeing how Skillshare works for you is a great opportunity to grow your online teaching business and earn some passive income as well!

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s case study! There are many ways to begin teaching online, but this should give you some great ideas that have worked for myself and many other online instructors! Stay tuned next week where I discuss more online teaching strategies.

Thank you for reading our blog post today! If you have any questions please feel free to post your comments below!

Also, you can check out all of my online courses by going to: www.joeparys.com 

Sincerely,
Joe Parys

Case Study 5/25/2016 Promoting on Youtube and Beyond!

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another online teaching case study! In this week’s case study, we are going to be discussing how to use Youtube and Your own Website To Boost Online Course Sales!
Since sales have slowed down and our own promotion on Udemy are not half of what they use to be, a lot of online instructors have begun their own marketing campaigns to dive in additional sales. I myself have build my very own Youtube channel and wanted to discuss how things have been going.
My channel (Joe Parys Academy) is a Youtube channel dedicated to helping teach as many people online as possible. My goal is to give away free preview videos to all of my bestselling online courses. This creates a win/win situation. First off, the view gets an awesome free video tutorial. Second, I get a chance to market my videos on an amazing platform and potential upsell my videos. Here is a screen shot of the beginning stages of my Youtube Channel.
As you can see I have just started the channel, but already I can see the enormous value! In one of my videos I had over 6 hours minutes viewed the very first day, and I made a full price sale directly from the link in my Youtube description! Now, I only have 9 subscribers and I am still in the process of building my channel, but I can say it’s a great place to get started making some extra sales and marketing your online courses.
Another place I am now selling my courses and giving away free courses is on my own Website!
This has proven to be a bit more of a challenge and I am still building my website as well, but the potential seems to just as great! If students find my website they will be able to enroll in my courses directly on Udemy using my own coupon codes! This again creates a massive win/win situation where I earn 97% and the students save 50% off my courses! Feel free Enroll in my free courses by going to my website! Enjoy!

 

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s case study! There are many ways to begin teaching online, but this should give you some great ideas that have worked for myself and many other online instructors! Stay tuned next week where I discuss more online teaching strategies.
Thank you for reading our blog post today! If you have any questions please feel free to post your comments below!
Also, you can check out all of my blog posts for FREE by going to:
Sincerely,
Joe Parys

Case Study 4/25/2016 Mastermind Group Recap!

Hello Everyone,
Welcome to another online teaching case study! Today I am writing this case study from more than 30,000 feet in the air! I have been very blessed to have been doing a lot of traveling and this past week I was in Tempe, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada!
Last week I know we discussed mastermind groups and how powerful they can be. This week I will discuss how my latest mastermind went! The group call was on google hangout which seems to be very easy for everyone to use. It is an excellent free tool and I would highly suggest using it for your next mastermind!
So what did we learn from our mastermind?
1) We learned that there are a lot of like-minded individuals who are looking to learn, improve, and grow their businesses. It is always awesome to meet new people with different perspectives and have different experiences.
2) I was able to learn more about google adwords and google analytics and how to track my sales as an online teacher. This is key to any business and very effective in the online world.
3) I was able to make new friends and collaborate with existing ones. This has opened my mind to new possibilities and I am very excited for the future!
Thank you for reading our blog post today! If you have any questions please feel free to post your comments below! Also, you can check out all of my blog posts for FREE by going to: http://joeparys.com/
I look forward to serving your next week where I will discuss my sales from the first month of Udemy’s new pricing system!
Sincerely,
Joe Parys

Case Study 4/11/2016 How To Get Your Course Approved On Udemy

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another online teaching case study! In this week’s case study, we are going to be discussing:
How To Get Your Course Approved By The Udemy Review Team!
Recently I have been creating many new courses and had difficulty getting a course approved by the review team. In fact, it took the team more than 2 weeks for them to approve our course. Let me share with you my experience and how persistence can help you launch your very next online video course!
1) First, it is important to know that the Udemy review team does a very good job in screening our courses. However, they do sometimes get overloaded and need us as instructors to do our best to stay patient, but also persistent.
On average the review team takes about 2-3 business days to respond to your course once you submit it for review. In my last courses case, it took about 10+ business days. So, on day 5 I decided to send Udemy support and email. They got back to me saying they were looking into it. It was then another 3-4 business days where nothing happened and there was no response. So I decided to persistently send them another email. Again it took them a few days to respond, but once they did the course went live within a matter of hours!
Now, when working with the review team members and Udemy support it is important to be as helpful as possible when it comes to getting your course approved! Here is an example from my course!
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Since I was able to execute and be helpful the review team was able to put my course in the new and noteworthy section and the course is doing very well now because of it!
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This is the power of working with the review team and producing a high quality course! We hope to see your next course live on the Udemy marketplace in no time!
Thank you for reading our blog post today! If you have any questions please feel free to post your comments below!
Also, you can check out all of my blog posts for FREE by going to: http://joeparys.com/
Sincerely,
Joe Parys​

Case Study 3/14/2016 An Understanding of “Why” To Teach Online Today!

​Hello everyone and welcome to yet another online teaching case study! In this weeks case study, we are going to be discussing something a little different. We are going to be talking about “Why” To Teach Online. 
This post will be a little different than our last ones, but I think it is very important to discuss where education is headed and where it is now!
Let’s dive in! 
For the past 3 and a half years I have been teaching in the high school classroom. I have a licensed teaching degree in history and psychology from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Technology has really taken over in the classroom and every student seems to have a smartphone, ipad, or something that connects to the internet.
In the past year our school (any many others) have invested in “Chromebooks” for each student to have available in every classroom. A Chromebook does not have a hard drive, but it allows our students to access google classroom and work on their homework/projects/daily assignments anytime, anywhere!
So why is this so important? I believe there is a massive shift in education happening right now, especially in the classroom! Students are learning and have access to more information than ever before. The simple go to class and listen to a lecture just isn’t cutting it and students are logging on and watching videos now more than every before!
This leads me to believe that if you are in the field of education (or you want to be) being able to have the skill of creating high quality videos is an extremely important skill to have!
I believe that online education is the future for our education and you will begin to see more and more “teaching online” from our formal universities and high schools.
So if you have not started teaching online yet there is no better time to do so! The best way to get started is to just begin taking action! One step at a time, day by day, and eventually you will have built something for the world to enjoy. I hope this post inspires you to create your first or next online video course and I look forward to writing more blog posts for you in the future!
I hope you have enjoyed this weeks case study! There are many ways to begin teaching online, but this should give you some great ideas that have worked for myself and many other online instructors! Stay tuned next week were I discuss more online teaching strategies.
Thank you for reading our blog post today! If you have any questions please feel free to post your comments below!
Also, you can check out all of my blog posts for FREE by going to:
Sincerely,
Joe Parys​

Case Study 3/7/2016 Udemy’s New Pricing System!

I will be discussing three major topics in this blog post. The three main areas we will be discussing in this post are:
1) My reaction to the new pricing system and how it will affect my own courses moving forward
2) March 2016 Promotion Strategies and when to change the prices of your Udemy courses
3) Pricing strategies for the future and beyond here on Udemy!
Let’s Get Started!
1) My reaction to the new Udemy Pricing System
My first reaction to the new pricing system was complete “shock and disbelief”. “Only $50 as a maximum? $20 minimum? Seems like such a small range and wont everyone choose the same prices now?”
But once I did my research and read more as to “why” Udemy was doing this, I began to understand and think that it will benefit everyone moving forward! Incase you have not heard about the new pricing system, here is the email sent out by CEO Dennis Yang March 2nd, 2016:
“Hello Instructors,
Over the past few months, we have spoken with many of you on the phone and in person. Thank you for sharing with us. One topic has come up again and again throughout these conversations: our pricing. In this email I’ll share with you an update to pricing and promotions on Udemy as well as next steps for you.Current
Pricing
Students are Confused by Inconsistent Pricing
Today, prices are inconsistent and complicated for students. List prices range from $9 to $300, but the reality is that 90% of sales occur with a coupon code, and at a price less than $50. Students have been telling us how much they’re willing to spend for an online course, but we haven’t been listening as well as we should. We want pricing to be accessible and intuitive for students – to serve as an easy entry into learning, not a barrier.
Instructors are Frustrated by Constant Discounts
I’ve heard directly from you, our instructor community, that our promotions train students to wait for the lowest price and lead to an erosion of your average selling price. This has also encouraged inflated list prices, which makes it difficult for you to generate organic sales, and we’ve heard from many of you that deep discounts hurt your brands.
New Pricing
Reducing Discounts and Increasing Trust: Updating our Pricing
To address student and instructor concerns, today we’re announcing changes to pricing and promotions on Udemy. First, discounts, for both Udemy and instructor coupons, will be capped at 50% off.
Additionally, we’re announcing a change to list prices on Udemy: list prices will be capped at $50. This, combined with the reduction in discounts, will help keep courses accessible for students going forward. Effective April 4, 2016:
  • Courses on Udemy will be priced between $20 and $50; we will also continue to support free courses. Please see our Global Price Matrix for localized ranges.
  • Each course price will be individually set by the instructor between $20-$50, within $5 increments.
  • Course discounts, for both Udemy coupons and instructor coupons, will be capped at 50% off; we will also continue to support free coupons.
Learn More
We need a pricing model that combines both instructors’ desire to minimize discounts with students’ desire for fair and consistent pricing. We believe that combining lower list prices with smaller discounts will help ensure that Udemy remains a sustainable and accessible marketplace for both instructors and students for years to come.
We all believe that people everywhere should have access to the skills and courses necessary to build the lives they imagine for themselves. This belief is why I joined Udemy, and why so many of you teach. I’m honored to work alongside you, and our entire team is standing by to answer any questions you might have. If you’d like to set up some time to speak, please fill out this form.
At this time we ask that you view this post for the next steps you need to take, as well as a more detailed explanation of this change.We’re thrilled to partner with all of you on this journey, and we couldn’t be more optimistic about our future together.
Dennis Yang
CEO, Udemy”
What does this mean for all of us online instructors? It means we need to work with this new system, instead of against it. I will prove my own personal strategies in step 3 of this blog post!
After looking at my own sales data a majority of people were willing to buy my online courses at $10 to $25 dollars. I think this is why Udemy is going to this new pricing strategy and I believe it will work moving forward!
2) March 2016 Promotion Strategies and when to change the prices of your Udemy courses
Since today is March 7th and the new pricing system will not be in place until April 4th, this offers us instructors a unique opportunity to promote our courses. Why? Because $1 to $9 coupons and coupons with massive discounts (Anything beyond 50%) will cease to exist past April 4th.
My suggestion is to leave your courses the same price as they are today and not adapt the new system until April 4th. Why?
a) Udemy is still running its discount promotions in the month of March (I have received a ton of March affiliate sales so far!)
b) This will be the last chance (possible ever) to receive full price purchases of your Udemy courses! I received one as an affiliate sale already this month!
c) Run a massive $9.00 course super sale all the way until April 3rd or 4th. This new pricing system creates wonderful leverage to discount our courses below the future prices. As described above 50% will be the biggest discount moving forward and if your courses are the minimum $20 then $10 is the absolute lowest price for a course ever again on Udemy. So if we create and use our coupons below this mark ($9.00) as a super special I would image a lot of students would like this and want to buy our courses at this price!
3) Pricing strategies for the future and beyond here on Udemy! 
So what are our options moving forward here on Udemy? What should I charge for my courses moving forward? This will be a difficult question to answer because the conversion data for your Udemy courses is certainly going to be different than the conversion data for mine! According to Udemy my courses are selling at around the average of $20 (with some of my bestsellers at around $25 on average). This means that I will most likely choose to list all of my courses at $20 to start and some of my bestsellers at perhaps $25. This will hopefully lead to more sales and will help me against my competition who will be selling similar courses but perhaps at a higher price? Only time will tell but I think this is going to bring in more students (especially organically) and put more money in our pockets as instructors! A Win Win for Everyone!
These are just a few ways you can take advantage of the new Udemy Pricing System and cash in on this unique opportunity!
I hope you have enjoyed this weeks case study! There are many ways to begin teaching online, but this should give you some great ideas that have worked for myself and many other online instructors! Stay tuned next week were I discuss more online teaching strategies.
Thank you for reading our blog post today! If you have any questions please feel free to post your comments below!
Also, you can check out all of my blog posts for FREE by going to:
Sincerely,
Joe Parys

Case Study 2/16/2016 Intermediate Teaching Online Techniques!

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another online teaching case study! In this weeks case study, we are going to be discussing Intermediate Teaching Online Techniques!
This case study was inspired by student feedback for students just getting started teaching online on Udemy!
I will be discussing three main areas and showing you specific examples from my own online courses! The three main areas we will be discussing in this post are:
1) Building Student – Instructor Relationships
2) Promotional Video Strategies
3) Simple Ways To Market Outside of Udemy
Let’s Get Started!
1) Building Student – Instructor Relationships
It is absolutely essential to your online teaching success that you are able to build a healthy foundation with your students! TRUST is the key to any relationship, and your students need to be able to trust you. Here are a few strategies I use when building relationships with my students:
a) Be available and open to communicating regularly with your students
I have had multiple students have exceptional experiences in my online courses because I make the effort to answer their questions and messages in a very timely manner! In fact, I even had one student message me first because the online support was taking days to get back to him! I was able to message him the answer to his question within one hour! Being available really helps build trust with your students!
b) Do your absolute best to answer each question honestly and sincerely
When building trust with your students they can tell when you are not being authentic and genuine. This is important because when you go to answer your students questions you do not want to come off sounding fake or phony. That is what I do my best to answer each question honestly and sincerely, even if I do not know the exact answer! Admitting we do not know everything also builds trust!
c) Enjoy the interactions!
I know some instructors hate answering question and if you serve a lot of students it can become a “burden” if you let it. However, I actually enjoy taking the time to get to know my students! This also allows me to better serve them and create better content in the future :)
2) Promotional Video Strategies
After creating more than 30+ Udemy courses I have begun to see how important your promotional video is! Did you know students are 5X more likely to enroll in your course if you have a good promo video!
Here are the statistics from Udemy:
So if the promotional video is so important, how do we make a really great one? Well, Udemy has a great guide to help us with this! All you have to do is click on the “promo video guide” after clicking on the “promo video” tab!
Here are a few of their recommendations:
“1) Welcome & Instructor Intro
Give a 1-sentence intro to the course then tell the student why you’re a credible instructor.
2) Benefits
Describe the benefits of the course and what students will be able to do after completing it.
3) Ideal Student Description
Describe your target student.
4) Thank You & Call to Action
Call the student to enroll in the course or try the free preview if they want to explore further.”
3) Simple Ways To Market Outside of Udemy
Student Question:
“Joe,
I just launched my second class on udemy and am looking to drive some traffic to it. My first class is a free class and I have about 2800 students with good reviews. Since my first class was free I can’t do a promotional message to get the word out. What are some good ideas to drive people to my new class?”
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This is an excellent question! Here are few suggestions that have helped me in driving in more traffic to my Udemy course! I now have 35 of them and am serving more than 80,000+ students!
1) Try uploading your videos to YOUTUBE for coupon links back to your Udemy courses!
Youtube is currently the #3 website in the world and has millions of users watching videos everyday! This is a great place to begin attracting students into your online course!
2) Try the Udemy studio!
The Udemy Studio Facebook group has more than 36,000+ members currently and they allow you to put free coupons of your course in the studio note section! This allows many students to try your course for free, share it with friends, and get thousands of students enrolled in your course! Just type in “Udemy Studio” into the search option on Facebook, click “join group” and wait for Udemy to add you :)
3) Free Facebook Udemy groups!
There are many free coupon and discount coupon facebook groups that allow you to post your Udemy free coupons (to your piad courses) on their pages! All you have to do is obey the rules, participate, be friendly, and post your coupons once your course is created! I would try the following groups!
Udemy coupon guru
Udemy 80% or less coupons
Udemy Free Coupons, Promotions, Page
Udemy $1-$9 Coupons
Udemy $20 and Under Coupons
And there are many more!
4) You can also try other coupon websites!
www.retailmenot.com has an awesome Udemy coupon section! Just type in “Udemy” to the retail me not search option and add in your coupons. There are also sites like www.coupontrump.com, www.onlinecoursecoupons.com and many more to help you get started!
Thank you for reading our blog post today! If you have any questions please feel free to post your comments below!
Also, you can check out all of my blog posts for FREE by going to:
Sincerely,
Joe Parys

Case Study: 2/1/2016 How To Increase Student Engagement In Your Online Courses: Part II!

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another online teaching case study! In this weeks case study, we are going to be discussing Part II as a follow up of last weeks student engagement and how it affects your online courses.
This case study was actually inspired by student feedback on how to engage more students and to have them participate more in our online courses.
I will be discussing two main areas to help you engage more of your students and show you specific examples from my own online courses! The three main areas we will be discussing in this post are:
1) Answer Every Single Discussion Question Your Students Post In Your Courses In A Timely Manner!
2) Ask Follow Up Questions and Is Students Can Provide Additions Feedback By Posting A Review!
Lets Begin with Question #1
1) Answer Every Single Discussion Question Your Students Post In Your Courses In A Timely Manner! 
As a teacher it is very important to listen to your students especially when they have questions. I know that when my students in the classroom raise their hands they are (for the most time) looking for a deeper understanding and wanting to know more about what I am teaching them. That is why it is very important to listen and try my best to answer the students question. And if I do not know the answer, I openly admit I do not know it, and then do my best to research the students question and answer it at a later time (never more than a day or two!)
The same can be applied online! Here are some examples of me answering all of the questions in my Current Udemy courses! As you can see I have replied to each and every student!
Here is my reply :)

It is also very important to respond as soon as you can, this way the student feel appreciated, that you are engaged, and that you are willing to help the student as well! Nothing engages a student more than showing them you are interested in them getting amazing results in their life! Try your best to answer each student question within a day or so. I answer most of my students questions within the same day or one day later! Choose a time you can commit to sit down and sincerely answer your students questions. It will go a long way!

Lets Now Transition into Question #2

2) Ask Follow Up Questions and Is Students Can Provide Additions Feedback By Posting A Review!
One of the best ways to engage your students and to have them help you engage even more students is to simply ask them for additional feedback and if they would be willing to provide you a testimonial or review of your teachings and the course.
By asking your student for feedback they are not only going to be helping you, but also participating more in your course. The student will have to invest not only a little more of their time, but their feelings as well. Some students may not be willing to help write you a review or testimonial, but this strategy of asking for help once I have show/given students help, has allowed me to receive over 1000+ reviews!

The reviews have also helped thousands of other students make decisions to enroll in my Udemy courses! Talk about creating a win win situation!

 

*Pro-Tip*
If you never ask, you will never receive. Wayne Gretzky once said “you miss 100% of the shots you never take” so don’t feel bad about asking your students to provide feedback. Remeber, its a win win situation.
I hope you have enjoyed this weeks case study! There are many more ways to engage your students, but this should give you some great ideas that have worked for myself and many other online instructors!
Thank you for reading our blog post today! If you have any questions please feel free to post your comments below!
Also, you can check out all of my blog posts for FREE by going to:
Sincerely,
Joe Parys

1/6/2015 Today I Have Been Featured As A Top Instructor For 2015 In Udemy’s Blog!

Today I have been featured in Udemy’s Top Instructor Blog Post For 2015! I am very thankful to be apart of an this amazing community and appreciate everyones support of our courses! 
Here is the full blog post link and my quote below! 
“I have learned that nothing beats hard work and a solid strategy. After working with and on Udemy from January 2015, I learned that I would have to be willing to put in the consistent effort needed in order to be successful! This could be said for anything in life. Udemy has encouraged me to reach out and become more open to new ideas. I am now serving over 50,000+ unique students in 30 courses!” –Joe Parys

Case Study Week 4: 12/28/2015 The Power of Social Proof & Giving Your Courses Away For Free!

Case Study Week 4: 12/28/2015 The Power of Social Proof & Giving Your Courses Away For Free!
In this weeks case study I am going to be discussing the power of social proof and why giving your courses away for free is very powerful, especially if you are just starting out here on Udemy!
I decided to create this case study because I get a lot of students asking me about this topic in my own Udemy courses! I hope this helps everyone!
1) First, we must define what social proof is. wikipedia tells us that “Social Proof a psychological phenomenon where people assume the actions of others in an attempt to reflect correct behavior for a given situation.” -dictionary.com
What this means is that people are more likely to choose what is “popular” than what is “unpopular”. Let me give you an example. If you wanted to learn about how to teach online video courses and there was a course with 11,000+ students (like this one) and another course with only 100+ students in it, which one would you be more likely to choose? Most would chose this course because it is more popular, has more students, and is “bigger”.
My bestselling courses all have in access of 5,000+ students! Here they are with their ratings and number of students!

2) So How was I able to have thousands of students enroll in my courses? Excellent question and here is my answer:

The Power of Giving Your Courses Away For Free:
When the course is first launched I give my existing students that chance to enroll for free for a limited time! This get students in the door, allows them to try it, and then shows me and Udemy if there is a big need for this subject. If there is a lot of free students enrolling, this tells me that there are a lot of students interested in learning about this subject.
I then begin to sell the course and Udemy itself will begin promoting the course if there is a lot of engagement (which comes from free and paid students). This strategy has worked very well for not only me, but for many other top instructors here on Udemy.
**Bonus**
Also, when you give you course away for free to start, it allows students to sample your work! If they really enjoy it, they will want to learn more from you and be willing to pay for your next course! This is the power of giving your courses away for free to start!
In conclusion, I hope you can see why it is so important to GIVE GIVE GIVE and why social proof as a strategy is very effective. If you have any questions please feel free to msg me or add on to this discussion!
Sincerely,
Joe Parys

Case Study Week 2: 12/14/2015: Which Courses Sell Best On Udemy and Why

Case Study Week 2 12/14/2015 : Which Courses Sell Best on Udemy and Why
In this case study this week I though it would be of tremendous value to write about which courses sell and tend to do best here on Udemy and why it is the case. Let me break this down a little for you.
In my own personal experience and in the experience of many other instructors here on Udemy, the courses that typically sell the best are the ones that:
1) Are Comprehensive Courses: Aka the 1 stop shop course, everything from A to Z, From Beginner To Advanced, and Complete Courses.
Why are these courses selling better and have more enrollments?
  • There is more value in this course (most comprehensive courses I have are are least 7+ hours long and some ranging to 20+ hours in length). So ask yourself, if you could buy a course with 20+ hours or a course with only 2+ hours on the same topic, which would you buy at the same discounted price point? Probably the 20+ hours because you get more content!
  • Udemy is constantly discounting our courses to $10, $15, $19, and some rare $24 coupons. Knowing this, customers will really have the same “price” for every course on Udemy that is part of these promotions. This is also why bigger courses tend to sell better.
2) Technical and Hot Topic Courses Sell Best On Udemy: By technical I mean web-development, ethical hacking, computer based courses, marketing, ect. tend to do the best. Also, hot topic courses (low quantity, high demand) also tend to do very well. Why is this?
  • Technical courses are very in demand right now. It’s really a matter of supply and demand, and right now being able to learn how to build your own website from scratch for only $10.00 is very valuable for a lot of people!
  • Hot Topic courses again are very in demand and there are not many teachers teaching these! I myself have a hot topic web-development course on Bootstrap which is now my bestselling course, a combination of technical skills and a hot topic at the time.
As you can see, last month my top 4 courses are either comprehensive, technical, or a hot topic or a combination of the three!
1) Complete Bootstrap Course (7+ Hours) Technical and Comprehensive.
2) Transform Your Confidence (12+Hours) Comprehensive and High Quality
3) Learn To Read and Write Music – Technical (only 10% of the worlds population can read and write music!)
4) Complete PHP course – Technical and Comprehensive.
  • So What can we learn from all of this?
If you want to be successful here on Udemy start expanding your mind and how you can exploit these strategies. If you don’t have the specific skills, you can always work with someone who does!

Case Study Week 3: 12/23/2015 The Power of Co-Teaching and Building a True Business on Udemy

Case Study Week 3: 12/23/2015 The Power of Co-Teaching and Building a True Business on Udemy
When I first came to Udemy my idea was that I would have to build and create lots of courses myself in order to succeed. This however has not been the case. Why some of my own courses are bestsellers and earn me thousands ever month, a majority of my sales come through co-taught courses. Let me explain how I have learned to go about doing this from using this course!
1) Jerry discusses in many lectures in this course the power of co-teaching and working with hard working like minded people. However, just because you do this does not guarantee instant success. Let me give you an example.
When I first started co-teaching I worked with an instructor who had never worked with Udemy before. I had to be patient, very willing to help, and show this instructor how to be successful on Udemy. This took us many trial courses and much time before creating a bestseller. This instructor and I now have more than 6+ courses together!
2) When Co-teaching Always seek to create a win-win situation. You should be willing as the lead instructor to take full responsibility for the course and also reward your co-instructor for their efforts. Having a solid relationship with my co-instructors is the most important part of creating and having a successful course(s) on Udemy!
3) Be willing to view Udemy and your Courses as assets and more like a business. I went to school for teaching, but I have learned an incredible amount about business from teacher here on Udemy. The more you study business, how to create these assets, the value of your time and of a Udemy course, the better the results you will receive!
4) I now have more than 30 courses and 800+ reviews because I have learned how to create these courses with others, myself, and to treat Udemy like my own business :) I hope this helps and inspires you and if you have any questions please feel free to post at the bottom of this message!
Sincerely,
Joe Parys