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FAQ

What does a typical Udemy course look like?

An ideal Udemy course has at least 30 minutes of video content and is packed with insights, examples, and opportunities for students to learn by doing and achieve their goals. Learn more about our Quality Requirements here.

What's Udemy’s traffic like?

We have over 16 million students around the world eager to learn!

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

No, becoming an instructor, creating, and hosting your course on Udemy is completely FREE. We cover and handle all customer service, payment processing and hosting fees.

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 every 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 16 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 marketing programs.

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

Yes. Udemy reviews all courses published on Udemy to make sure they meet our standards for quality. Here are a few important standards to keep in mind:

  • Courses should contain at least 30 minutes (unless you’re creating a practice test course)
  • Have at least 5 separate lectures
  • Include valuable educational content
  • HD Video Quality (720p or 1080p)

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.