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FAQ

What does a typical Udemy course look like?

A typical Udemy course has one to three hours of content, with a minimum requirement of at least 30 minutes of content and 60% video content.

What's Udemy’s traffic like?

We have over 15 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?

No, creating a course is entirely free for our instructors and there are never any maintenance fees. We handle all customer service, payment processing and hosting fees, and give you access to the complete feature set of Udemy including the mobile version of your courses – all for no additional cost!

How does Udemy's revenue share work?

You keep 97% of the revenue (3% is kept for payment processing fees) when you bring students to your Udemy course through your instructor coupons. For every student Udemy brings to your course through our marketing efforts, you keep 50% of the sale. For ever sale that comes through our Ad and Affiliate Program you keep 25% of the sale. Learn more about our revenue share here.

How should I price my course?

Courses on Udemy can be priced between $20 and $200 in tiers of $5 (for example, $20, $25, $30, and so on). To see our latest pricing recommendations, click here.

How long are students able to access my course?

Once your course is purchased, the student has access to all course materials indefinitely.

What does Udemy do to promote my course?

With over 15 million registered users, we have quite a few students searching for courses on Udemy. We also focus on enabling our instructors to successfully promote their courses via: coupon codes, Udemy for Business, our affiliate program, and Udemy’s targeted email marketing programing.

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

Yes. Udemy reviews all courses published on Udemy.com to make sure they meet our standards for quality. There are three important standards to keep in mind:

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

Check out our full course creation checklist here.

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

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