Job Category

Guide, Course


$1,000 – $5,000 per month, on Average.




On Udemy, anyone can create a video-based course on a range of topics – from web design and entrepreneurship to yoga and photography. The average price for a course is $19 to $199. Many of the top classes draw about 500 students, with some reaching students in the low thousands. For each class, Udemy takes 30 percent of the earnings.

Dozens of instructors in all kinds of disciplines are making upwards of $10,000 but the highest earners tend to teach more technical topics (Microsoft Excel and Python, for example) or business and entrepreneurship. The most popular instructors, are especially passionate and knowledgeable about their material. And they put in about 30 to 40 hours or more to prepare the curriculum, produce high-quality video and interact with students via message boards. Instructor Victor Bastos, for example, has earned $325,000 over the past 12 months from his class on web development. But even a class on the “art of black and white photography,” taught by photographer David Nightingale, has made $31,000 in just four months.

The best thing about Udemy is, you use their online “studio” to create the course “once”. Now, your course (not you) will do the work and earn income over and over again.

Take a look at these courses on Udemy to get an idea of what you can create:


What does a typical Udemy course look like?

A typical Udemy course has 1-3 hours of content, with a minimum requirementof at least 30 mins of content and 60% video content.

What is Udemy’s traffic like?

Udemy has over 7 million students currently using the platform, as well as over 4 million monthly visitors!

Are there any costs associated with creating a course on Udemy?

Nope! Creating a course is entirely free for our instructors and there are never any maintenance fees.

You keep 100% of the revenue (minus payment fees) when you bring  students to your Udemy course. For every student Udemy brings to your course through our marketing efforts, you keep 50% of the sale.

Udemy handles all customer service, payment processing and hosting fees, and gives you access to the complete feature set of Udemy including the mobile version of your courses – all for no additional cost!

You can see more information on the revenue share here.

How should I price my course?

Some instructors use a metric of around $10 – $30 per hour of course content. Most courses on Udemy are priced between $29 – $99.

Feel free to review the Terms of Use here.

How long are students able to access my course?

Once your course is purchased, the student has access to all course materials indefinitely, just like an on-demand channel!

What does Udemy do to promote my course?

With over 6 million registered users, Udemy has quite a few students searching for courses! Udemy also focuses on enabling the instructors to successfully promote their courses via:coupon codes affiliate program, and Udemy’s targeted email marketing programming.

Are there any standards or requirements I should know about while creating my course?

Yes. Udemy reviews all courses published on to make sure they meet the standards for quality. You can check out full course creation checklist here. There are 3 important standards to keep in mind:

  1. Courses should contain at least 30 minutes of content with 60% video content.
  2. Courses should be well structured to deliver on learning objectives.
  3. Audio should be clear and intelligible; Video should be clear, well-lit, and high-definition.

What type of equipment (camera, microphone, software) do I need to create an online course?

There are many, very low-cost ways to create your online course, and many tools to help you shoot video, edit video, create great sound, set up lighting, and more. Here are a few of Udemy instructors’ favorite tools.


How it Works

  1. Dream:
    • Transform from expert to instructor and get recognized for what you know. You can teach anything you like.
  2. Create
    • Utilize state-of-the-art, free-to-use course design tools to create your own online course.
  3. Teach:
    • Reach millions of students worldwide in the largest online learning marketplace, and deliver your course on any device, at any time.
  4. Earn
    • Earn serious money and build your personal brand, all while making a real difference in the lives of students.

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