How to Create, Host, and Sell Online Courses in 6 Simple Steps
Mariam Ispiryan • Updated on June 20, 2022 • 13 min read
Frequently asked questions about how to create and sell online courses
This is a common question amongst entrepreneurs or online course creators. You can sell Udemy courses on your website or other platforms as long as your content is not part of Udemy for Business because those are exclusive to the platform. But to do so, you’ll need to upload your course content to a different LMS or online course platform. You can also link your Udemy course to your online business website, and add your coupon/referral code to reduce the platform’s fees and increase your revenue.
You can create an online course for free using Softr’s no-code app builder free plan and upload your content to it. It allows you to create unlimited applications and add a paywall to them with some membership limitations, and Softr’s branding. This option requires zero technical knowledge. You can also learn how to use WordPress LMS plugins or use online course platforms like Udemy, Teachable, Skillshare, or Thinkific.
Yes, online courses can be extremely profitable when marketed properly. You can create online learning courses without spending a penny out-of-pocket, and create a digital marketing campaign or leverage your website traffic to sell it and make almost 100% profit (minus platform fees).
According to Statista, online courses will be making around 400 billion dollars by 2026. That means it’s quite a large market to tap into. Your particular course sales will depend solely on your content, promotion strategy, and user experience.
The cost of creating an online course depends solely on your budget. You can create an online learning course that costs you $0, or one that costs thousands. The difference in cost depends on whether or not you hire a team, pay online course platform fees, and invest in a digital marketing strategy.
Answering how long it takes to create an online course is tricky. The amount of time it takes you to create the course material is personal. It can take you days, months, or even years. Setting it up in an LMS or Udemy will depend on how long it takes you to complete the platform’s learning curve. Using Softr to create your custom online course on your own website, will take a few minutes.