Udemy Instructor Syed Hassan Bukhar
Udemy Life Interview
Do you remember when you first came across Udemy? Were you doing online courses before Udemy?
Yes, I remember. I started in summers of 2014, but I was not able to get approved on Udemy. So, I temporarily stopped doing it and started working again in September, 2014, and got approved. Well, I was totally new to online course teaching. I wasn’t doing any other online courses before Udemy.
When did you launch your first course on Udemy?
I launched my first Udemy course in September, 2014.
How many do you have now?
I’ve got 5 courses
What’s your most popular course?
My first course is still the most popular one.
Do you have a course creation tip?
Yes, I guess. We should first record all the lectures, and once that all is done, then we can do the editing stuff. It saves me a lot of time and I have even filmed courses within 2 – 3 days.
How about advice on marketing Udemy courses?
Udemy does the marketing pretty good for us, but for our own promotion social media (specially Facebook) is a very good way to promote, also you can do this by distributing your coupons on coupon sharing sites.
What tools do you use to stay productive throughout the day?
Well, there is no such thing that I use to be productive. Well, when I want to note down something or want to write instructional details about something. I do it on Microsoft word. Moreover, if I want to create a detailed article about a particular topic before creating an actual video course. I do it on my blog admin panel (WordPress).
What advice would you give to other Udemy instructors?
I would like to advise instructors to make courses with unique ideas, they sell the best.
What advice would you give to newbies?
In my opinion, newbies should first thoroughly study the topic that they are teaching. It is good to use a script, but it is even better if you have all the contents inside your brain and you can speak it without using a script that looks more realistic and awesome. I do that. Once you’ve researched on the topic completely it won’t be very difficult. It is obvious that we always have to review that information that we know and further research so we can teach with more practical examples and teach people the right thing, so it is a good idea to do research.
Are you able to share with others what your monthly revenue is?
Well, I don’t do promotion on my own, Udemy does that for me and I earn a couple of hundred dollars each month which is good enough. I don’t want to share the exact amount.
What are some of the things Udemy has allowed you to do?
Udemy has allowed me to interact with the world in an efficient way. I don’t think I would have been able to reach such a big number of students from so many different places. I’ve got thousands of students from 130+ different countries and the entire credit goes to Udemy that helped me provide my courses to these people.
Any upcoming courses?
Right now, I’ve got upcoming exams. So, I’m working for that. The exams are coming a few months. After that I’ll have enough time to work on my courses.
How about one last thought or piece of advice?
Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts over here. It really feels great to share what I feel; it might help someone. In my last words, I want to say best of luck to all the people who have plans to make courses on Udemy, and want to encourage them that it really is an amazing market, go for it. That’s it, thanks again.
Udemy Profile: https://www.udemy.com/user/syedhassanrazashah