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Udemy Masters 2016: Online Course Creation - Unofficial

Learn exactly how to create and sell online courses and have massive success with your own Udemy courses. (Unofficial)

3.80 (993 reviews)


28 hours


Feb 2021

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What you will learn

You'll know exactly how to create online courses that sell.

You'll know how to pick a topic that will sell.

You'll know how to create your course - that means video production, slide design, screencasting, audio recording, and everything else!

You'll know how to publish your course online with great SEO-friendly titles, descriptions, and an amazing course image.

You'll know how to promote your course through a website, YouTube channel, podcast, webinar, and other platforms to sell more courses.

You'll know how to create a website from scratch for free or a self-hosted option (even if you don't have any experience).

You'll know how to build your own brand that grows strong with every action you take.

You'll know how to make full-time income through selling online courses.


You're here because you want to create and sell your own online courses, right?

That's a great idea.  And I actually have a brand new version of this course, if you want to check out that one instead. It's updated for 2017 and you can find it on my Udemy profile.

Or perhaps you're already a Udemy instructor, but you want to make better courses and earn MORE money. 

We live in an amazing world where anyone can teach what they know and earn money from their knowledge. This is the perfect course to get started with and advance your online teaching business.

I'll show you the exact steps I've taken to build my online course business. Plus, I update this course with the latest tips and strategies I'm using today.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

Since 2012, I've been creating and selling online courses. I've sold over $1,000,000 in online courses. I've earned a net revenue of over $500,000. I've published over 60 courses on Udemy, with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like this:

This course just keeps getting better and better! Mainly because it's so in-depth, comprehensive, and helpful. And secondly because Phil keeps updating it with new, super-relevant, videos and information. -Aisha Borel

Great explanation of everything you need to create, market and publish your teaching course, not only on Udemy, but on other platforms as well. - Jeff Gilbert

Great for those interested in sharing their knowledge with the world. Very clear and loved the tips on how to create better courses online. Thank you Phil - Ivan Valles

My Promise to You

I'm a full time online instructor. I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message. 

I want to make this the best course on how to create and sell online courses on Udemy and beyond. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

Get Ready to Change Your Life

You could be making $1,000s per month by teaching online. If you have a passion or special knowledge to share, you can become an online teacher sharing your interests with others.

By showing you how to think, create, share, and build your own online courses, this program will have you making passive income in no time simply by sharing your knowledge with others.

Learn How to Share Your Wealth of Knowledge Online to Boost Your Income.

  • Learn Dynamic Course Creation and Presentation Skills
  • Adopt New Audio and Video Techniques for Lectures
  • Discover How to Sell Your Course Online and Create a Brand
  • Identify Course Promotion Techniques That Work

Share Your Knowledge with a World of Students

Unlike traditional brick-and-mortar schools, online schools provide students with flexibility, and this is very helpful to working adults.

This is also valuable to those who wish to educate, but want to continue pursuing a career outside of education while still having the opportunity to teach.

This course shows you the ins and outs of creating your own courses so you can start sharing your knowledge and making money.

Contents and Overview

Through 100+ lectures you'll learn what it's like to be an online teacher, drafting your ideas and building your first course.

In the section on creating a course, we'll show you how to create a master, professional style video including PowerPoint presentations and web examples to include in your lessons.

Next, you'll learn how to promote and share your course, writing descriptions and keywords to effectively promote courses and tackle marketing strategies.

Finally, you'll begin to brand and build your website. You'll learn how to use podcasts, email list, YouTube channel, and social media presence on various networks to boost your class size..

Upon completion of this course, you'll know how to create and promote your classes, right down to setting up your own site, self-hosting, and establishing the right keywords, descriptions, promotion strategy, and prices.

***Plus, you'll have access to bonus course building materials to help you take your online course structure to the next level.

When you finish this course, you'll feel confident to share your wisdom online, and have access to a community of other online instructors so you can continue to gain more insight for success.

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!



Side note - This course is not sponsored by or affiliated with Udemy, Inc.


Udemy Masters 2016: Online Course Creation - Unofficial
Udemy Masters 2016: Online Course Creation - Unofficial
Udemy Masters 2016: Online Course Creation - Unofficial
Udemy Masters 2016: Online Course Creation - Unofficial


Get Started - Jump Right In

Welcome, My Latest Earnings & What Makes This Course Awesome

Extra Content You Might Love

(NEW SECTION) How to Win at Teaching Online - My Latest Techniques

Intro to How to Win at Teaching Online

How to Choose Your First Topic

Should You Create a Flagship or Niche Course?

Equipment I Use to Create Online Courses

Behind the Scenes of Phil's Video Studio Setup

Choosing a Course Title That Will Sell More

I Need Your Help

How to Price Your Courses

How to Write Promotional Announcements That Sell

How to Promote Courses on YouTube

How to Get More Student Interaction & Why It's Important

How to Increase Per-Course Earnings by Self-Hosting

Thank You and What's Next?

(NEW SECTION) Course Creation Equipment - Setting Up Your Studio

Section Intro

Cameras & Lenses

Microphone & Audio Recording Equipment



Screen Capture and Video Editing Tools

Getting Rid of Background Noise

Core Course Information

Please Introduce Yourself

Course Overview

Who is Phil Ebiner


Choose a Course Topic

Introduction to the Think section

9 Ways to Validate My Online Course Idea

Why Teach Online?

Before You Quit Your Day Job

What are you going to teach?

Steps to your FIRST course

Brainstorming your first course

Outlining your first course

Course Builder - Course Outline

Types of courses - Things to Consider

Basics of Course Creation

Introduction to the Create section

Resources - Create Section

Equipment Check

Equipment Checklist & Guide

Essential Video Skills

Essential Audio Skills

Essential Screen Recording Skills

Essential Design Skills

My First Course Experience

Designing Course Slides

Basics of Quality Presentations

PowerPoint Basics

Formatting Text

Using Images in your Presentations

Using Web Examples in your Lessons

How to Add a Logo to PowerPoint Slides

Record Your Course

Shoot Better Talking Head Videos

To Script or Not to Script

Screen Recording Tips

How to Record Perfect Audio

Audio Recording - Proper Settings and Tips

Video Lighting - Settings and Tips

The Dress Rehearsal

Good Luck to YOU!

(NEW SECTION) Editing Your Online Course in Adobe Premiere Pro

Section Intro

Getting Started with Premiere Pro

Editing Workflow for Online Courses

Adjusting Audio Levels and Adding Music

Improving Audio Quality with an Equalizer and Other Effects

Adding Titles in Premiere

Adding Motion to Titles

Color Correction

Adding Watermark in Premiere Pro


Editing Your Course

Editing Your Lessons

The Proper Way to Add Text


Watermarking Your Videos

Picture in Picture Tutorial - Screenflow

Picture in Picture Tutorial - Premiere Pro

Exporting Your Video Lesson in High Definition Quality

Wrap-Up: Create

Publish Your Course

Introduction to the Share section

Resources - Share Section

Introduction to Promotion

Online Platforms to Sell your Course

Selling on Udemy

Selling on Other Sites

Self-Hosting 101

Course Title, Description, Pricing Strategy

Importance of a Good Title

The Course Promo Video

The Course Image

Udemy Thumbnail Update

Writing Amazing Course Descriptions

Course Builder - Course Description

Using Keywords Properly to Get More Students

Pricing Your Course - What's the right price to charge?

Course Builder - The Power of FREE

Promote Your Course

Phil Ebiner's Udemy Course Launch Blueprint

Email Marketing for Online Course Creators

The Importance of a Promotion Strategy

Promoting to Friends and Family

Promoting on Social Networks - The Basics

Promoting on Facebook

Promoting on LinkedIn

Promoting on Twitter

Promoting on Reddit

Promoting on Deal Sites

Promoting on Marketing Forums

Promoting on Blogs

Promoting with other Instructors

Promoting with Affiliates

Promoting to Current Students

Promoting with Advertisements

Promoting through a Blog Post

Wrap-Up: Share

Brand Your Business

Introduction to the Build section

Resources - Build Section

Intro to Building your own Brand and Audience

Branding Yourself and your Courses

Creating a Logo 101

Build a Website to Promote Your Courses

Websites 101

Domain Name Basics

Website Strategy - Pages and Elements that Work

Blogging on your Website

Creating Video Content Outside of your Courses

Email List Basics

Building a Website

Hosting 101 - Hosting with Bluehost

Build a Website in 5 Minutes

Wordpress 101 - Unique and Professional Webs

Using YouTube to Promote Your Course

Using YouTube to Build your Audience

Using YouTube - Writing a Great Description

Course Builder - YouTube Descriptions

Using YouTube - Annotations to Get More Engagement

Using YouTube - The Power of Commenting

Increase Your Earnings

Using the POWER of FREE to Build your Audience

Interviewing and Podcasting to Grow your Audience

Hosting a Webinar

Using Google Analytics the Right Way

Using YouTube's Analytics to Grow your Tribe

Importance of Tracking your Earnings

Being Transparent - Key to Success

Using your own Numbers to Grow your Audience

Content is Key

Teaching your NEXT Class - topics, style, and more

The Importance of Multiple Streams of Income

Wrap-Up: Build

Course Wrap-Up

Will this work? And if it doesn't?

What are my next plans?

Thank You

Monthly Income Reports

Income Report: December 2016

Income Report: November 2016

Income Report: October 2016

Income Report: September 2016

Income Report: August 2016

Income Report: July 2016

Income Report: June 2016

Income Report: May 2016

Income Report: April 2016

Income Report: March 2016

Income Report: February 2016

Income Report: January 2016 - $44,399

Income Report: December 2015

Income Report: November 2015

Income Report: October 2015

Income Report: September 2015

Income Report: August 2015

Income Report: July 2015

Income Report: June 2015

Income Report: May 2015

Income Report: April 2015

Income Report: March 2015

Income Report - February 2015

Income Report - January 2015

Income Report: December 2014

Income Report: November 2014

Income Report: October 2014

Income Report: September 2014

Income Report: August 2014

Income Report: July 2014

Income Report: June 2014

Income Report: May 2014

Income Report: April 2014

Interviews, Guides, & Tips

Interviews, Podcasts, Webinars, Blabs that I've Participated In

How do I set a work schedule to be productive?

10 Actions to Get More Students


Online Teaching Vlogs - Watch Me as I Teach Online

Vlog 1 - Setting Up My Heil PR40 Microphone

Vlog 2 - Why I Love Teaching Online Courses

Vlog 3 - Tips for Teaching and Making Money on Skillshare

Vlog 4 - $19 vs. $29 Promotional Announcements

Vlog 5 - How Many Web Visitors Do You Need to Make Money Self-Hosting

Vlog 6 - My DIY Paper Lantern Lighting Setup

Vlog 7 - Thoughts About Online Course Piracy

Vlog 8 - What Percentage of My Sales Come from Udemy vs. My Promotions

Blab: Webinar and Interview Replays

Rob Cubbon, Udemy Star Part 1

Rob Cubbon, Udemy Star Part 2

Rob Cubbon, Udemy Star Part 3

Nick Walter Interview Part 1

Nick Walter Interview Part 2

Nick Walter Interview Part 3

Jack Wilson, Personal Trainer Part 1

Jack Wilson, Personal Trainer Part 2

Jack Wilson, Personal Trainer Part 3

Dinesh Thiru, VP of Marketing on Udemy Pricing | Part 1

Dinesh Thiru, VP of Marketing on Udemy Pricing | Part 2

Dinesh Thiru, VP of Marketing on Udemy Pricing | Part 3

Dinesh Thiru, VP of Marketing on Udemy Pricing | Part 4

Dinesh Thiru, VP of Marketing on Udemy Pricing | Part 5

Dennis J Smith, Affiliate Marketer Part 1

Dennis J Smith, Affiliate Marketer Part 2

Dennis J Smith, Affiliate Marketer Part 3

Validate Your Course Idea Part 1

Validate Your Course Idea Part 2

Validate Your Course Idea Part 3

Validate Your Course Idea Part 4

Course Launch Blueprint Part 1

Course Launch Blueprint Part 2

Course Launch Blueprint Part 3

Bonus Content

Bonus Lecture: Courses You Should Check Out (Free & Discounted)


Imran20 September 2020

I was looking for a course on how to create your own lessons. This course started with concepts of online teaching, ingredients to make it a success. The quality of audio and vedio is awesome and we want to develop something like this. The delivery of the instructor is absolutely clear. I am in midst of Adobe Premier Pro lessons and it is learnt this course not only covers the conceptual part as stated above but the operational portion also which the instructor is dealing now. I have only completed about 25% of the course and would come back and update this review.

Carole11 September 2020

Great tech details, but especially love the writing details such as naming a course...so important! I tried to check off 5 stars, had a glitch

Andrew3 September 2020

So far the course has been really good although I haven't seen much of it yet but Phill is a great teacher and motivates us with his amazing skills and techniques. Pretty exciting!

Frank8 April 2020

This is a great course for me because the instructor explains everything in an easy to understand and detailed manner.

Aung21 December 2019

This is a great course that Phil shares all this experience and techniques about teaching online. Really love this course.

Sri19 September 2019

Good course. It gave me confidence to author my own course. Now my course is up on Udemy :). Thank you.

Hasan12 July 2019

Phil has exceeded my expectations of what I thought that I will get in this course....above and beyond ...above and beyond ...thnx Phil

Elize4 June 2019

From Section 13 nothing is happening when I click on "Play". I tested with other Udemy courses and all seems fine.

William29 May 2019

The instructor is very long winded and dry. You can tell he is new at this. In many of the videos he looks as if he is going to fall asleep. There are way to many videos in this course that one has to go through just to get to the meat of the course - which I hope is coming soon, how to actually create a course.

Ayebare9 May 2019

Have just started the course but i already feel am on track of achieving my desired goal for enrolling to this course. Its a nice one for content creators

Kathi1 March 2019

I have started building a cancer survivors website. I wanted to do online courses for nutrition. This has inspired me to start with a video "How to Grow 5 Cancer Fighting Foods in Your Own Organic Garden". I love gardening and think this would be a fun way to start mastering this skill.

Simon23 February 2019

This is the first course of Phil's I have picked up, it actually came recommended from another instructor. I am just over two-thirds of the way through this and already have a very clear picture of how to create, edit and market an online course. I really enjoy his teaching style. Being relaxed, informal, honest and open, it promotes the feeling that he is knowledgeable and genuine. If I can create something half as good as his content, I'd be more than happy! I would highly recommend this instructor and this course. Although it does appear there may be an updated version in his library, but there have been several updates, added lectures and bonuses here which all add serious value! Keep up the great work, I'll definitely be picking up some more of your content in the future. Now, back to putting this all into action.. Many Thanks, Simon

İsmail12 February 2019

Everything explained clearly, step by step. The course offers many practical solutions. Instructer is excellent. Thanks for your sincere efforts.

Emmanuel18 November 2018

The course is packed with helpful advice and recommendations, even as a beginner I felt like I was understanding everything and learning a lot of useful skills and tips for my first online course building project. Thanks Phil!

Bahira13 July 2018

the course really covers everything about effective online courses from A to Z. I highly recommended taking this one. good luck


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