Wednesday, July 26, 2017

First Week on Udemy - Part 3/3

Namaste friends and freelancers,

This post is part 3 of an article. 
Click here to access Part 1/3.
Click here to access Part 2/3.
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While one or two people did respond in the poll in favor of giving away free coupons, most were against it. I kind of agreed to these reasons or outcomes that they mentioned. But one cannot deny the amount of social proof or maybe the happiness that the instructor gets from this exercise. Right now, my course analytics say that I have got 1101 students from 97 countries who have enrolled in my course (check the image in the previous post). I would like to tell myself (silently) that they enrolled because this is an AWESOME course and they would all benefit from this a lot if they actually take the course. The latter although is as true as it can get!

However, none of these 1101 enrollments earned me any money as all of these used the Coupons I shared. And one lone guy was given the course by Udemy for free as part of their “Early Access” BETA feature. Having said so, I have got a couple of really resourceful feedbacks which will definitely help me while creating the next courses on Udemy. I am greatly thankful to all those people who did the review on Udemy and also tell me personally about what they thought and how I could have done better. I will obviously do better in the future courses. A couple of these new friends (and instructors on Udemy) even talked with me on phone and skype and we had long and deep discussions on the course and future planning. I just came out of one such Skype call just now. Those were awesome. Thanks, guys!

Well, this is all about it. And before I close this topic, I have to mention two more things that I did. I guess these are crucial too and will help in the long run.

Firstly, I learnt how to create and send announcements to the students enrolled in the course from within the Instructor Dashboard. This is an awesome feature that Udemy has and no one else, as I hear. This helped me in reaching out to all the enrolled students in one shot and telling them what I feel. It is not a joke. This is where I feel that the free coupons were not that bad, after all. I have sent 3 announcements out of 4 that are allowed per month. One more will go out by the end of this week, before July ends.

Secondly, I took the preview lectures from my course and uploaded them to my channel on YouTube. I have also added a Discount Link in the description of each of those videos and added a call to action at the end-screen which asks the viewer to take the course. I think this is definitely work in the long run. Let’s wait and see.

I am very excited about this first course on Udemy and I hope you are too because this is something that everyone who works can learn, practice and incorporate in the daily workday. I will discuss more on POWER Freelancing, the topic of this course here in the blog in my future posts. If you would want to take that course now or want to check it out, please use this discount coupon and enroll to the entire course for just $10. Hope this helps!



Here is the link to my course along with the $10 promo code:

You may also visit Udemy and apply promo code while taking the course. You may use this Promo Code: POWER10

Hope you liked reading about the first week after publishing my first course on Udemy. I will write about how I actually created this course in another post, soon. I will talk about Udemy with details and also write about my next days with Udemy. So, stay tuned and connected.

Let me know how you liked this post in your comments.

In addition, you can also take a look at a plethora of various Business & Marketing courses with hefty Udemy Discounts & Udemy Coupons on each of them. Just take a look and enroll if any of those matches with your aspirations.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

First Week on Udemy - Part 2/3

Namaste friends and freelancers,

This post is part 2 of an article. Click here to access Part 1/3.
Let's continue...

I cannot stress much on the importance of these reviews to everyone I talk to, but people seem to turn a deaf ear to that. So, for the second time in a period of about two months, I realized that one cannot expect their close circle of friends and/or relatives to (firstly) understand their online activities and (secondly) to participate in those and support. It happened with my eBook promotion and then with this course launch promotion as well. It is very hard to convince someone to write an honest review on your digital product even when you give it away for free!

But that is totally understandable. In India, nobody is bothered about you until you hit the Gold medal. It is very easy to get likes, shares, and comments if you publish a funny video on social media but everyone will aptly manage to avoid anything that you have shared that help you strengthen your online business. This is the present condition of social interaction on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter here. Anyways! Let’s see how things change when I do hit that - GOLD!

Anyways, I had about 50 enrollments by then. So, the next thing that I did was to join some BIG Facebook groups where you can share your Udemy Coupons. I shared my coupon and all the rest ones were consumed in about 15 minutes! I was overwhelmed! So, I created one more coupon with 1000 free giveaways, that night and shared in those groups. That was the Friday night. Early morning, when I woke up to go for cricket, I saw only 200 coupons were left! By the time I came back from cricket, all those 200 were also gone! 1100 coupons were consumed in about a day and a half – 1000 of them within 15 hours.



Just these numbers should tell you that this was not such a good idea to give away so many coupons, that I would repeat it again. I thought it was OK as a few groups only accept the free coupon when you have at least 500 of them available! I was very happy until I saw that not a single one completed the course and reviewed it till that night. This is when I went back to my reliable Facebook groups and asked for their opinion.

To my utter surprise and disappointment, almost everyone said that it is not a good idea to share free coupons of Udemy courses with these groups. The main reasons that were provided by the groups are:
1.    Guys who get the coupons for free never take up the course completely.
2.    Even if they take the course, they do not finish it as most of them do not enroll because they wanted to – they enroll just for the sake of it.
3.    With so many enrollments and zero or very few reviews, the engagement quotient goes down and that course rank lower on Udemy. Hence, bad for probable future sales.
4.    And even when these free guys review, they do not understand the content as they cannot relate to it and often review lower than the course deserves – or just a general 4 stars or 3 stars review.

Click here for Part 3/3

Here is the link to my course along with the $10 promo code:

You may also visit Udemy and apply promo code while taking the course. You may use this Promo Code: POWER10

In addition, you can also take a look at a plethora of various Business & Marketing courses with hefty Udemy Discounts & Udemy Coupons on each of them. Just take a look and enroll if any of those matches with your aspirations.

Cheers!

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you liked it. If you did, please do not forget to subscribe to us.

You may also want to check out our YouTube Channel, where we post videos with various freelancing tips and tricks, which can definitely boost your freelancing career and business! The Channel name is The Indian Freelancer and can be accessed here: www.YouTube.com/TheIndianFreelancer.

Thanks a lot,
The Indian Freelancer
Let's Learn and Grow Together!

Monday, July 24, 2017

First Week on Udemy - Part 1/3

Namaste friends, how have you been?

I’m just fine – fantastic, actually. Feeling so relaxed these days! Creating this course and publishing it took a lot in the last one month, I must agree. And finally, now that it is completed and live on Udemy, I am feeling a bit relaxed. It feels like “the-monkey-off-my-shoulders” at last. But no, that did not make me satisfied and contended a bit as I know that this is just a beginning and I need to make more such courses in the future too. There’s a lot that I have to give away. And this is just one of them.

I completed creating my first course on freelancing technique on July 17th, when I uploaded and submitted to Udemy for review. They were really fast and they reviewed it and made it live intime before the deadline of July 18th, which they set for their #SpringChallenge. I could successfully qualify for the #NewcomerChallenge as well, as I finished publishing my course within the first 30 days of joining Udemy as an instructor. Those challenges were needed to motivate me initially and they did. Yes, that gave some satisfaction as well.



A week has passed since then. The course was submitted for review on last Monday and today is another one. In the last one week, after submitting the course, I have done a lot of things and have learnt a lot too, which I am going to share in this post. So, stay focused and keep reading.

But, before moving any further let me tell you that I am not going to tell anything about “How to make quick sales” on Udemy here for two main reasons.
1.    I have not made any profitable sales yet (that means, I have not earnt anything from Udemy yet).
2.    I am yet to figure out any solid plan which I can follow to earn and earn handsomely on Udemy. You guys will be the first ones to know when I do so.

So, what am I going to talk about in this post? Well, I am just going to tell about a few things that I did and my experience in the last one week. Let’s keep it short, simple and start right now!

The first thing that I did was to join a couple of groups on Facebook which helps the Udemy instructors with tips and tricks. I must say that I have learnt a great deal from both the official and unofficial groups of Udemy that are there on Facebook. There are really helpful people out there who will not only answer your queries but also review the quality of your production and suggest you with enhancements and improvements when asked properly. These are the real-life instructors who have ‘been-there’ and ‘done-that’ and have accumulated oceans of knowledge. And as oceans are, they are not worried to share that knowledge that they have with even an absolute newcomer. This helped me a lot in knowing what to do next and what not to. I listened to what they had to say and then experimented a few things as well. While a few of those went right, others failed too.

In the process, a few of us made a Facebook group specifically for the Indian instructors. There was a lot of engagement in that group for the initial few days, which has dropped drastically now. But, I got a few good friends from there as well. We are also still in the group and together – helping each other with whatever we can – and sharing the knowledge we gained. So, overall a success!

The other big thing that I did was to find out how to make coupons on Udemy. Once I found that I created 100 Free Coupons and shared them with my close groups of people, on my Facebook page and timeline and also here in the blog and on WhatsApp. I must say, I got a huge applause from all over. (Thank You). But then, not many enrolled to the course. Among those who enrolled, only a few completed the course. And among those who completed, only 4 wrote reviews (till now).

Click here for Part 2/3

Here is the link to my course along with the $10 promo code:

You may also visit Udemy and apply promo code while taking the course. You may use this Promo Code: POWER10

In addition, you can also take a look at a plethora of various Business & Marketing courses with hefty Udemy Discounts & Udemy Coupons on each of them. Just take a look and enroll if any of those matches with your aspirations.

Cheers!

Thanks for reading this post. I hope you liked it. If you did, please do not forget to subscribe to us.

You may also want to check out our YouTube Channel, where we post videos with various freelancing tips and tricks, which can definitely boost your freelancing career and business! The Channel name is The Indian Freelancer and can be accessed here: www.YouTube.com/TheIndianFreelancer.

Thanks a lot,
The Indian Freelancer
Let's Learn and Grow Together!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

POWER Freelancing - Course on Udemy

Namaste Friends,

It gives me immense pleasure to bring to you my first ever online course on Udemy! 

Freelancing Masterclass: POWER Freelancing

I have been working on this course for almost a month and I am so glad that I could finish it within the deadline that was set for it. In this journey, I have met a few wonderful people on Udemy who have helped me a lot in bringing this up. Most of them are added to my friend's list already.

The support I got from Maitri Majumder is also immense! She had to manage both her office and household chores and let me concentrate on the Course Creation alone. This was fabulous! 💖

My little one, Tathagata, also deserves an applaud for his cute interventions and questions, like, "বাবী, কি করছো?" (What are you doing?) and watching me make the animations and sync the audio (was an awesome time spent together too). 💖💖

My earnest gratitude to all my friends and well wishers as well, without whose support (direct and indirect) and best wishes, I could not have got this done, I know. So, thanks a lot guys!



There's a small gift for all of you :)
Here is a FREE COUPON to Access my Course on Udemy. For the First 100 enrollments, using this coupon, the course would be FREE. So, Hurry Up!!


Please utilize this coupon and take up the course if this interests you. This is a general course on Freelancing technique which can help anyone who is looking to start the freelancing journey or even getting ready for a supplementary online career. Even if you are not an online entrepreneur, the concepts I have talked about in this course will certainly help you in being more productive and effective in whatever you are doing. Check the Course Landing Page for the detailed description.

Now, once you have taken the course, ensure that you write a review at the end of the course on Udemy and also let me know personally how you felt about the course, in general. These reviews of yours will help me a lot in my journey as an online coach.

Thanks again for all that! I hope you like the course. I will look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Cheers!

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You may also want to check out our YouTube Channel, where we post videos with various freelancing tips and tricks, which can definitely boost your freelancing career and business! The Channel name is The Indian Freelancer and can be accessed here: www.YouTube.com/TheIndianFreelancer.

Thanks a lot,
The Indian Freelancer
Let's Learn and Grow Together!