Sunday, 29 July 2012

How 10 Instructors Earned $1.6 Million on Udemy in One Year

What if you didn’t even need a blog or audience of your own to bring your courses to the masses and earn a living from them?
What if you could earn six figures teaching to a quarter million users on a single online learning platform?
Well, people are doing just that with
Corbett had a chance to sit down and interview the VP of Marketing at Udemy, Dinesh Thirupuvanam, in San Francisco to find out how it can be done.
In case you are unfamiliar with Udemy, it is a website that enables anyone to teach and learn online. Launched in 2010, Udemy tries to democratize online education by making it fast, easy and free to create online courses.
And check this: you keep 70% of the revenue from your courses (or 85% if you directly refer the customer to the course).
In this interview find out how Udemy:
  • Gets over 500,000 unique visitors a month
  • Has over 250,000 users in under 3 years
  • Can help you deliver your own course (free or paid)
  • Is redefining learning online

(If you are reading this in an email or via RSS and can’t see the video above, click here.)
Udemy also just launched a huge design and feature overhaul today that looks pretty slick. Here’s their launch video.

Head on over to to check out one of the free courses and brainstorm how you could use the site to grow your brand.

How Could You Use a Platform Like Udemy?

How do you think you could use Udemy to help reach a broader audience or monetize your blog?
Let us know in the comments below this post.
Written by . Caleb Wojcik is the Assistant Editor of Think Traffic, founder of Pocket Changed, and author of The Get Paid Manifesto. You can follow him onTwitter.
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Comment & Add Your Voice
Ram ShengaleJune 29, 2012 at 6:56 am
Wow great idea! Great idea can really make you millions. Heading over to Udemy to see how it works.
Sheyi | Ivblogger.comJune 29, 2012 at 7:12 am
Udemy is a great platform which is also good for aspiring Internet Entrepreneurs. If properly used, a good IM business can be set up on it.
I’ve read lot of case studies on how people made money with Udemy and the back end is also something we must consider in anything we do online – try get the people to your mailing list through udemy and your next course will be yours 100% revenue and profit.

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