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Online Teachers Survey Results 2019

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In April of 2019, we conducted a survey of online teachers, most of whom were Udemy instructors. The goal was to better understand their needs and challenges. We will use this information to develop improved solutions for the upcoming v2.0 of the Teachinguide app.

As promised, we have compiled the survey responses and present them in this article.

Udemy vs. Skillshare – A 5 Point Comparison

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Skillshare is the most comparable online course marketplace to Udemy.  Both platforms market your online course to the masses and pay instructors a course revenue share monthly. That’s about all the similarities in the Udemy vs. Skillshare comparison, really.  They are pretty different platforms.

So, let’s say you are a new instructor and trying to decide which is best to start with. Or, perhaps you are already creating courses on one platform and considering hopping to the other.  What would the impact be on your online course business and the way you go about it?  

Online Course Development – Should You Outsource?

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The work associated with online course development can be a daunting prospect, especially for new online instructors.  Even for experienced online instructors, keeping up with all that needs to be done to run and grow a legitimate and successful online course business can be daunting sometimes. 

One solution to these challenges is to outsource some of your online course development tasks. Outsourcing is the process of hiring (usually via an online job platform) someone or a team of people to do some of the online course development work. 

Become a Udemy Instructor – 10 Steps

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Udemy Instructor

If you’re looking to become a Udemy Instructor then you’re in luck as anyone can teach on Udemy. You can also become a premium instructor and charge your students. The application is quick, simple and free usually approved within 2 days. Below are 10 simple steps for becoming a successful udemy instructor.

1. Choose and validate a topic

Chances are if you are reading this, that you already have one or more topics in mind to launch your Udemy instructor career.  There’s a lot of advice out there about how to choose your first Udemy course topic.  For instance, in this article we previously wrote, “Top Tools for Validating Your Online Course Ideas”   we explain why you should validate your Udemy course idea and provide several suggestions for how to go about it.  We suggest a quick read.

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