Over the last 4 years I've been showcasing tons of online courses created by my students.
The reality is that most people that want to create an online course never get around to do it.
This is why it makes me so happy when I hear that one of my students has gone through the whole process and actually created, published and is now selling their own online course.
A couple a days ago I got an email from Janet Perez. A student that took my online course creation course about 2 years ago and finally published her course.
This email made my day so I would like to share it with you.
Here it is:
Almost 2 years later I can finally send you this email. It was my desire to do this so LONG AGO that I even forgot until I got your email a few weeks ago.
You are my FAVORITE instructor on Udemy; as a matter of fact, overall. I wanted to be as spunky and funny as you on my video, but I couldn't...jaa jaa. I just purchased your latest class (Online Business) and once again, you 'sparked a fire' under my nalgas and I am only a few months away from actually starting my new business.
Hablo Español (mi mama es de Nicaragua) and I have free Ayurveda YouTube videos en Español (www.YouTube.com/JanetMPerez) "para mi gente". I do great giving stuff away for free, but now, I am confident enough to start making money...yahoo!
Miguel, si me ayudas a vender mi curso de "Ayurveda Basics" que esta en Udemy.com en tu "Blog", te lo agradezco MUCHISIMO=)
My all-time favorite lecture of yours was the part where you give advice to not sell "Chorizo Marketing". My mom and I crack up all the time.
You are 'la bomba'!!! Gracias, gracias, gracias.
Janet M. Perez
Selling "Ayurveda Basics" on Udemy.com
How did you choose the topic of the course?
This course is about Ayurveda (East Indian Holistic Medicine)
Ayurveda is one of the 'newest' Alternative Medicine modalities on the market
Why did you decide to create an online course?
I took your advice and wanted to make "passive income"; plus I love education.
How did you find time to produce it?
I followed your advice and "chunked" the big topic onto an Excel spreadsheet
How long did it take you to put together?
It took me close to 5 months from start to finish to put the course together
What was the hardest thing to do?
The hardest thing to do was find a quiet space with natural good lighting
What was the simplest thing to do?
The simplest thing to do was to edit the video on ScreenFlow
How did you determine the price of the course?
Udemy suggested that my course was selling on an average of $20
What is your marketing strategy to promote it?
I plan to promote my course on FaceBook, YouTube, and next month I plan to go to physically go to Kaiser Permanente (non-profit hospital) and sell the course in a 'bundle' (keeping my fingers crossed); I also plan to go to the local yoga studios because aspiring yoga teachers have to learn Ayurveda as part of their training certification.
What software did you use?
I used ScreenFlow (I learned from your online course=)
What hardware did you use?
I used the Canon T3i DSLR ($400), AudioTechnica Lavalier 3350 ($25), and natural lighting (I got lucky finding an office space for $400 a month)
What was the part the Grumo course help you the most with?
Grumo helped with 3 classes: How to create an awesome demo video with Keynote, How to create an awesome online course, and How to launch an awesome online business lifestyle
Basically, all I needed were your 2 courses above to do my course. It wasn't until I saw the last course (Online Business) that I decided to start promoting my course=)
Overall, I really feel people make a difference in other people's lives, and you made a difference in mine. You are a great role model in the online business courses!
Janet was very generous and created a promo link for 50% off for her course on Ayurveda basics.
Just use this link to get the discount: https://www.udemy.com/ayurveda101/?couponCode=Promotions
And if you are interested in learning how to create and sell your own courses you can check Miguel's course here and get it for a nice 50% discount using the coupon GRUMO50OFF.
Check it out here: http://grumoschool.com/course/how-to-create-an-awesome-online-course/
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