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Welcome aboard +Monika Schmidt, you will find some pretty helpful folks here if you need advice or help. :-)
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Mark Timberlake
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Udemy Hot Topics Update

Been updated again apparently...

h/t +Scott Duffy

https://teach.udemy.com/course-creation/hot-topic-courses/
Not sure what to teach? We analyze data from across our platform to identify Hot Topic Courses that students desire and the marketplace needs.
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Well it costs them nothing to ask for new courses on all these topics. Udemy has a business model which gives them fresh new supplies to their store at near zero cost. They just need to motivate instructors to make new quality courses for them.
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sorin constantin

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Rob Cubbon

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You may be interested in this as it's a kind of pre-cursor to a new course I'll be launching shortly.

http://robcubbon.com/reasons-why-you-must-write-a-business-book-2017/
Want to build your email list, make superstar connections, earn passive income? So you should self-publish a business book. And, it's easy!
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Excellent tips and advice :)
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Scott Paton
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" #Udemy had it’s best day ever on January 10th." January has been a pleasant surprise for me persdonnally. What has been a huge surprise is how well my personal development courses are doing compared to even 6 months ago.

To me, this is great news as it shows me that Udemy is moving into areas other than Programming, business and make money niches.

Start Date: 1/15/2017 11:59PM PST
End Date: 1/20/2017 6:00AM PST
Promocode: SUCCEED15
Discount: $15
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Smashed all records already this month..

Thanks for sharing the dates +Scott Paton, very helpful.
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Mark Timberlake
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Udemy Hot Topics Update

Here are the topics that Udemy have demand for but the courses are either lacking or not of sufficient quantity to meet conversion:

https://teach.udemy.com/course-creation/hot-topic-courses/
Not sure what to teach? We analyze data from across our platform to identify Hot Topic Courses that students desire and the marketplace needs.
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Neil Anderson

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I'm wondering how other people do the integration from their own landing page on their blog through to the student enrolling in the course in Teachable/Thinkific/Zenler.
I'm thinking I'll just have to link from my landing page to the standard course enrollment page in Teachable. It will be a two step process where the student sees two different course pages before they enroll.
Is there a way I can do this better? Like can I make a custom link from the landing page which automatically clicks the Enroll button in Teachable?
I thought I could maybe link to the page after they click Enroll in Teachable, but the URL is the same for different courses so that doesn't work.
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Thanks +Mark Timberlake. I like the way you have simple information on your landing page and then the full info on Zenler. 
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sorin constantin

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Scott Scowcroft

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HOA APIs shut down April 25, 2017
I don't believe this will effect HOAs started as a YouTube Live Steaming "Event." but will effect so-called "wrap around" services such as Webjam and "Business Hangouts on Air".
After April 25, apps in Hangouts will stop working
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Thanks Scott :)
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Scott Paton
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Top 100 Personal Development courses on Udemy: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uWBilRdnQ1l1eieKnEhpRNrVMzfQ-c4e7VeqPNr_MUc/edit#gid=1753580495

Don't know about you, but assuming they are in order, I never would have guessed the topic of number one...

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Personal Development CoursesTop 100 Personal Dev Courses in 30 Days courseid, course_title, instructor_title, lang, course_category, course_subcategory, avg_rating, list_price, course_url 589308, Art Therapy: Drawing, Painting and Self-Exploration( Part 1), Libby Seery, en, Personal Development, Creativity, 4. 590000153,...
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It would be interesting to see how each of the top 10 courses appear in Udemy's search engine together with the total number of students in each course.
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Rob Cubbon

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I earned much less in 2016 than I did in 2015. But I'm happier. And why 2017 is going to be Amazon FBA year for me. Happy New Year!

http://robcubbon.com/business-report-review-year-targets-2017/
I'll look back on 2016 as a year of negative business metrics but positive life experiences. I started the year wanting to be a successful online business
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Hi +Ron Cubbon,
I have a Word Doc that has images that I can't figure out how to turn into a Kindle book.
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About this community

If you are looking for ways to grow your online business, learn and share marketing best practice, develop a residual income, then this community is for you. This community is here to enable collaborative marketing efforts and help each other learn what marketing works and what doesn't when building an online business or marketing your business online. A place to share your plans, techniques and tips! Rules: 1. Be nice, address the issue not the person - take it outside if you cannot abide by these rules / please refrain from swearing or cursing 2. Please make sure your Google+ profile has been filled out including adding a profile photo or image - anonymous accounts will not be accepted as members - to protect the community. 3. Course offers should only be posted in the course offers category AFTER you have introduced yourself - we like to know who is sharing offers. :-) 4. When you make an update or announcement to a course you supply, please add it to the Course Offers section. (Affiliate links not allowed - you can only share your own courses in the community) 5. Engage with the community - join in with the discussions - this is not a link dumping forum - link posts will be removed if they are not explained and introduced. 6. Do not post content or courses of an adult nature or nudity, it will be removed, this group is intended to be child and family friendly. 7. Any course that promotes unethical business or marketing practices is not permitted. 8. Please feel free to share your blogs, hangouts, podcasts, marketing tips and thoughts in the appropriate category and explain why you are sharing what you are sharing. 9. If you feel you have not been treated fairly by a moderator, then please group message all moderators with your concerns and we will look into that for you. Have some ideas for improving the community or its rules? Share your thoughts with me! ~ Mark Timberlake

Mamdouh Samy

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Glad to have taken part in this massive survey on Skillshare Revenue.
Thanks @gerfried 
Find out what kind of revenue you can expect by teaching on Skillshare. 33 experienced instructors share their best advice and detailed numbers.
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Mark Timberlake
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+Gerfried Reis has been at it again...

Get the lowdown on Skillshare with this blog that will give you some really good insights...

#ns
 
Skillshare - Is It Worth Bothering With?

If you are new to online teaching and want to get some courses out there quick with minimal hassle, then Skillshare is a great place to start, especially for hobby based courses.

But does it earn?

Is it worth doing?

+Gerfried Reis has survived a large number of instructors currently on the platform and they share their thoughts in this comprehensive blog post.

If you are thinking about teaching online courses on Skillshare, this will give you a good perspective of what can be expected...

https://soloprenaut.com/teaching-online/33-skillshare-revenue-success-stories/

#skillshare

Find out what kind of revenue you can expect by teaching on Skillshare. 33 experienced instructors share their best advice and detailed numbers.
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Rob Cubbon

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Become an Entrepreneur by Freelancing – Escape Your Job: Case Studies & Ideas

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Do you want to escape your job? Do you want to earn money on the side? Do you want to improve your business or take it to the next level? 
This course will add freedom to your life. If you want to leave your job and set up a business, this is the course for you. And if you’re already on the journey, I can point you in the right direction … towards the heavens. 
There are many rags to riches stories in entrepreneurial broadcasts. It’s occasionally inspiring to hear how some guy “crushed it” and is now making millions from a yacht in the Bahamas. But real success is usually unspectacular, slow, and sustained. It’s about consistently providing value and being honest.
So, if you are tied to a 9-to-5 and a certain location, immediately try to get some freelance work on the side. The best way is to find freelance work independently. Otherwise, there are the freelance platforms: Fiverr, TaskRabbit, Freelancer.com, PeoplePerHour, Twago, Guru, People as a Service, etc.

Join a global learning community to create, connect, and collaborate with students around the globe. Skillshare offers online classes to fit your schedule with bite-sized lessons from industry leaders that will help you turn ideas into action.
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Mark Timberlake
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Have A Look At This Simple Marketing Flow

Simple marketing tip, when someone asks you a good question about your subject material, turn it into a blog post and use it to drive traffic to your website / email list / course offer...

Questions are powerful traffic generators...

Your thoughts?

#ns
 
Gaining Credibility

How would you answer this question?

I'm not sure if you covered this in the course. I have a client who sells organic hair care products. We don't have permission from the manufacturer to advertise the product for purchase, but we can make content highlighting we are an authorised reseller of said product. If I were to write a piece saying the organic hair product we sell is #1 compared to 2 other brands, would that be too obvious we are trying to sell that product? How do I build more credibility?

My answer?

Check out the blog post below:

https://www.smeheroes.co.uk/online-instructor-tips/building-credibility-for-your-product
When selling any product, you first have to educate them about your expertise, so I would create blogs around the subject that really educate people about the problem you are solving, then at the end of the blog you could get them to sign up to an email with a pdf offer, then once you have their email you can start a marketing campaign with a qualified potential customer.
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No problem +Olivier Rebiere :)
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Mark Timberlake
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Places To Sell Courses

Lots of different places to try out folks, don't get stuck on one platform...

https://www.smeheroes.co.uk/platforms/

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Not heard of that one Eduardo...

Let us know if you find any info. :)
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Robin Slee

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sorin constantin

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[FREE Coupons] Skyrocket Your Productivity With KanbanFlow. Please take in consideration leaving a review and your project if you enroll and enjoy the class. Also if you are a Premium Members please use the Premium Enrollment Link. Thank you and enjoy!

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Ogbemudia Osayawe

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Hi folks, need your feedback I'm having difficulties making a choice.

Which one should I take out of the three logos? Should I change anything in the design?

Thanks


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Thanks guys no doubt,

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Mark Timberlake
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Udemy January Sale

How is it going for you folks?

#ns
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Hi +Mark Timberlake. Do you know if Udemy is having a second big sale in January?
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