Offer a Course on Udemy


Udemy is a revolutionary educational platform that’s been making waves in the press lately for its innovative design and wide variety of course content. Available both on the web and as an iOS app, Udemy allows lovers of knowledge to learn about almost anything, from physics to literature, management to history. It’s similar to other MOOC (massively open online course) platforms like Coursera and Khan Academy—the difference is that Udemy has paid, premium content that costs students between $29 and $99 per course.

I’ve found that it’s a great way to learn about whatever happens to catch my interest at a given moment, but thanks to the inclusion of premium content Udemy also has serious money-making potential if used right. So if you’re interested both in learning more about the world around, and in figuring out how to make money with Udemy, check out these tips on how to use this platform to get paid.


Teach a Course on Udemy


The most direct way to make money with Udemy is to become an instructor. Udemy offers both free and paid courses, but it’s surprisingly easy to qualify to teach courses for pay. If you think you’ve got desirable knowledge that people will pay money to learn, head to Udemy’s course creation interface and get started.

If you’re a teacher but the MOOC format is unfamiliar (and even a little intimidating!), don’t worry: Udemy offers all kinds of support, from helpful and easy-to-follow instructional content to the Udemy Studio, a Facebook group for Udemy instructors to troubleshoot with each other. They’re a friendly bunch, and should be able to help you with almost any problem you’ve got.

Once you’ve created a course, you need to complete a few more steps before you can charge for it. In order to become a premium instructor, you have to fill out an application verifying your identity and for premium instruction by demonstrating your knowledge or ability to instruct: you’ll do that in the classroom!

Generally, instructors will split revenue with Udemy 50/50, so if your course costs $50, you’ll get $25 for each student who enrolls. That already sounds pretty good, but when you realize that the more popular courses reach over 1000, you can see that there’s a lot of money-making potential here!

So if you’ve got a skill that you think people would pay to learn, you can make good money from Udemy if you know how to present it (or the patient to learn how!).

Take a Course on Udemy

This may seem counterintuitive, as a good deal of the courses on Udemy are premium, which means you have to pay for them. But, of course, if you think about the reason you take these courses in the first place, the reasoning here becomes clear: with the knowledge you get from Udemy, you’ll get better jobs and perform better at them.

In an increasingly competitive and specialized job market, any little thing can give you the edge you need to land your dream job and get paid. Believe it or not, something as simple as completing the (free) course “Energy Economics and the Environment” can be the push you need to get what you want. It’s never a bad thing to diversify your knowledge base and skill-set: you never know what your next job will ask you to do!

Whether you want to teach or learn, Udemy presents an excellent opportunity to enhance your income. If you follow these tips, you can definitely find a way to make money and learn something at the same time!



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