3/31/20

How To Create and Sell Online Courses: The Tips and Steps Guide (2021 Updated)


One of the best ways to make money online is to share your knowledge. If you are someone with expertise on any given subject, you then can monetize that knowledge by teaching or creating an online course. You typically can sell courses on Udemy, and you can also sell online courses from your own website if you already have grown an audience. Learn how to grow your audience!

Teaching online is then one of the best things you can do to make money online. Get your courses ready and start teaching on YouTube, Udemy, Skillshare and StackCommerce today as it's getting massive day after day.

Millions of dollars in revenue are being made by the gurus out there selling their online courses. They, consistently, make above $10,000 a month in passive income, especially those who started 5 years ago teaching full-time and selling courses online.

Teaching online is, for real, one good opportunity to make passive income online, especially when combined with other online income methods. We recommend to get your courses live on Udemy, Skillshare, and StackCommerce all at once.

Whatever platform you choose to sell your online courses on will guide you through to properly make money with it. For example if you choose to sell courses on Udemy, there isn't actually much to do to promote them. You basically can set them up and if you wish you may mention them on your social media or on your own site. 

However, and in case you would like to sell online courses from your own website, you probably will have to run ads to promote them or make sales. Additionally, you may want to build an email list so to be able to promote your current course and future ones to your same audience again and again.

Have your courses uploaded to all the above mentioned websites and try to offer previews of your course free of charge. You can make individual lectures and get them up, or you can put them together and make out of them a long-format video and use those websites to sell your courses online in the form of videos.

Simultaneously, you can list them on every course related website. One major mistake you could make when teaching or selling courses online is to stick to only one platform. Which can make you a decent amount of money over a given period of time, but may also and suddenly wipe out all of your content without prior notice to get you prepared to deal with that as once happened to us.

Therefore, we keep recommending that one should set up his online courses related business to be as diversified as he could handle so that he is never committed to any one single platform. He, then, can upload his courses to all of them at the same time.

So in order for you to create a popular and successful course, you definitely have to take a look on other courses available in your niche. What you'll need to do after that, is to read through the reviews to get an idea about the aspects that were praised by the people and the things they hated. Then, ask yourself this question: How can I come up with something better than what’s already been produced? Try focusing on creating content that answers the most complaints of the users while still emphasizing those positive aspects praised by the people.

Create a better and genuine course and hand it out to Udemy to review it and approve it. Next, go ahead and upload it on both Skillshare and StackCommerce as well. After that, make previews of the course and put them up on YouTube. Thus, you become able to, indefinitely, make income off of that one course only.

Some courses could make you hundreds or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on Udemy alone. However, some others could make you almost nothing. The secret here is determination, you have to be determined so that you can teach online and make video courses and tutorials around the most demanded subjects and to keep doing that for all of your future courses.

What we recommend to start teaching full-time online is to make 2 videos a day. However, if you want you can add one more so that you can do 1 video on YouTube and 2 videos on your preferred course platforms everyday. Thus, you have to upload the videos all at once though it’s better to shoot 2 videos a day on average.

Try releasing one video or two for free and 2 other videos to be listed on your preferred platforms. In this way you will be able to set up a business for yourself with an income potential that is just massive and will make you earn enough on a consistent basis and be online full-time.

To find success selling courses online just do the following: Take your tutorials and put them up on YouTube to get views for free. Then, while doing so and in the description box of each and every video tutorial, make sure you include links to your courses that are already listed on Udemy, Skillshare and/or StackCommerce.

Hence, you are going to make sales on all your online courses and earn an ad revenue from your videos on YouTube. In addition to all that, you will earn commissions by doing affiliate marketing and/or advertising. You can do all that in a single video and repeat that on video after video on the platform of YouTube. If you do so, you will drive traffic to make initial sales  and eventually get your courses ranking higher and earning you more money.

Once you lay a solid foundation for your teaching business, you then don't have to do anything else. Just set back and count your sales. The higher rankings your courses get on Udemy and/or Skillshare, the more money you will be making.

Although Udemy and Skillshare are the best in the field, they also have a downside. It's basically very easy to get one of your courses hidden, receive a bad review or to get banned while you have no control on that whatsoever.

Read also how to implement different ways to make money on YouTube!

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