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Udemy Course Creation 15 Errors to Avoid (Unofficial)

Udemy Course Creation Secrets to Discover (Unofficial)- Improve your Udemy Course Creation - Get More Udemy Course Sales
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 46m
Language: English
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This Course is not sponsored by or affiliated with Udemy, Inc.
Course Update July 2016: I have incorporated this course content into my Udemy MasterClass Level 2 and Level 3 Courses. However, if you would like dip your toe in the water here, then you can do so without getting a second mortgage. For that reason, I have reduced the price on this course and brought it back to the market place.
Are your Online Courses struggling to sell? You must be doing something wrong – but don’t know what it is?

Hello, I am John Colley and welcome to my Course. I am really looking forward to working with you.
After putting all this effort into your course and publishing it, now you should be sitting back and watching the money rolling in. Right? Wrong!
I made this mistake when I started out! Just make the courses and the students will lap them up! No, sorry there is more to it than that – a lot more!
Up to now the only way to get this right has been trial and error, endless A/B testing (which is never easy anyway). All very time consuming. And time is one thing you cannot afford – every day equals more lots sales!

This is why I decided to put this course together. I have reviewed many instructors courses to help them to increase their sales. So many courses and so many questions to answer!

As a very experienced Udemy instructor, with over 20 courses, 27,000 plus students and over $30,000 in life time earnings, I know what I am doing.
In addition, I have intereviewed over 100 instructors about their course in my Online Learning Podcast (which is available on Udemy for nothing!).

When you enrol in this course, you will discover step by step how to by pass all the mistakes we have all made when starting out with our courses. This is your fast track to more enrollments and greater student satisfaction. Make your students happy and you will sell more courses!
This course is not theoretical, this is based on my direct experience helping lots of instructors, just like you. I had to make this course. I was being asked these questions all the time.

In this Course you will discover 15 of the most common mistakes made by instructors and how to put them right! It wouldn’t be fair just to tell you what they are – I want you to avoid them all together!
•Four major course planning errors that can cost you days of extra work•Seven signficant production pitfalls which can often mean loads of retakes, extra recording and more lost time•Two Lecture in which you will discover how to project your authority and experience•Two Simple Secrets to Udemy success – learn how to play (within the rules) to WIN!+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Take action now – Click on the “Take This Course” button in the top right hand corner of this page and follow the simple instructions that follow.
Don’t forget if you have any questions – I am always here to help. I check my messages and course discussions daily – just start a thread or drop me an email, I am here to ensure your success!

Don’t forget this course is covered by my 30 Day “no quibble” money back guarantee! Well, Udemy has one exactly the same too! Isn’t that a happy coincidence! 🙂
By enrolling today, you also lock in all future updates to this course – nothing further to pay – ever!

Take Action and Click on the blue “Take This Course” button Now
I look forward to working with you and welcoming you to my community of students
Best regards
John Colley, The Six Minute Strategist
Business Strategist, Online Course Expert and Founder and Host of the Online Learning Podcast

You will learn

✓ Select Course Topics which address student needs and have commercial potential
✓ Understand the need for a medium term course strategy
✓ Create course titles which will captivate potential students
✓ Discover how to create course images that really stand out
✓ Discover the magic of the Psychology of Colour from Professor Kristen Palana, another Udemy course instructor
✓ Create courses of just the right length – and understand why that is the case
✓ Avoid wasting time by creating their lectures in the wrong sequence
✓ Write course descriptions which sell your courses to potential students
✓ Make the most of lecture titles and descriptions to intrigue new students and get SEO benefit at the same time
✓ Quickly create course transcripts using Dragon Dictate (Disclosure: this is software is not free)
✓ Discover the essential common content everyone of your courses should have
✓ Find out about the importance of the final bonus lecture you must include in every course
✓ Create a sophisticated promo video that sells your course without being salesy!
✓ Discover how not to mess up with their personal image
✓ Understand the importance of the personal biography and how to write one effectively that communicates both expertise and authority
✓ Discover my simple framework for course pricing that applies to ANY course
✓ Understand the simple formula for being successful on Udemy in the long term


• How to create a course in Udemy, ideally have at least one published course

This course is for

• This course is designed for Udemy instructors who are struggling to create courses which appeal to students
• The course is designed to bridge the experience gap between the new instructor and those of us who have been around creating courses in Udemy for a while
Investment Banking | Business| Entrepreneurship | Finance
Why are over 100,000 students enrolled in my online courses?
1. I teach with passion from my experience with my students my first priority.
2. My courses will help you to achieve your goals and change your life today.
3. My dedication to teaching! Udemy even named a meeting room after me in their office.
► Try enrolling in a course with me and see for yourself ◄
How can I harness my experience to help you?
Check out my courses to find out
If you don’t find what you need, ask me.
“Fantastically put together course and content – very informative and lecturer was very knowledgeable and insightful! Highly Recommend for anyone interested in learning the Fundamentals of PE / VC” Aakarsh
“Very helpful, relevant and insightful I am a professional in Investment Banking and I learned a lot about the processes that senior bankers (VP’s and MD’s) deal with on a regular basis in detail: Section 4 and onwards was what I was looking for before I purchased the course and I feel my needs were met beyond expectations. One could inaccurately be “concerned” because of the short durations of the videos and think that the content is “brief”, “light” or “superficially” covered – it definitely isn’t: I’ve never seen videos in which, literally, every second contained information completely relevant and essential to the topic. I frequently paused videos to take notes. Also the attachments provided as guidance are very detailed and insightful.” Daniel
About John Colley, MA, MBA
John is a best selling online instructor, investment banker, international speaker and entrepreneur, whose eLearning courses have been featured on Forbes, The Economist and many other professional platforms.
Over a City of London Investment Banking Career of nearly 30 years, John, the Founder of Six Minute Strategist Consulting, has been teaching over 75,000 students on Udemy since 2013.
In his City career John has:
** Floated  companies on the London Stock Exchange
** Worked on British Government Privatisations
** Advised on Hostile Takeovers
** Originated a $300m acquisition in the Far East for a European cement company
** Originated deals for Private Equity Firms
** Raised capital for dozens of Technology companies from Start Ups to Mid Sized companies
** In Mergers and Acquisitions, sold public and private companies
** Worked closely with a wide range of Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms
** Founder and helped managed two Investment Banking Boutiques in London
With two degrees from Cambridge University (Bachelors and Masters), an MBA with Distinction from Cass Business School, John also graduated from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (the UK’s West Point) as an Army Officer. His MBA Dissertation won the Tallow Chandler’s Prize for the Best MBA Dissertation in his graduating year 1993.

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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 46m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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