How Does 1 Udemy Instructor Make 6 Figures Teaching?

by David Fonvielle



Check out Jonathan Levi's new project at: http://jle.vi/alwaysgreater

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What do you get in this interview?

Jonathan Levi is an online teacher who makes 6 figures teaching online courses on Udemy.

In this interview, you'll learn about:

  • Jonathan's background and qualifications for giving advice to online teachers
  • Roughly how much he makes per year from his Udemy courses
  • How long he's been teaching, and how long it took him to reach 6 figures per year
  • How much of that money is profit after other costs are accounted for
  • Some of the "secrets" of his success
  • How much time and effort he spends on online teaching and on his courses to achieve the success he's achieved
  • How he picks what courses to teach
  • What tactics he uses to get more students and make his courses more profitable
  • What equipment he recommends for online teachers
  • How long his courses are
  • His recommended length for each video lesson
  • How he prices his courses
  • Whether he discounts his course with coupons
  • Whether he participates in Udemy's coupon promotions, which allows Udemy to run specials discounting his course
  • Why he never gives his courses away for free (not even to his father)
  • How much marketing he does to get his students
  • His most effective promotion methods
  • How he handles bad reviews for his courses
  • Why he considers all online teachers to be entrepreneurs (and how to become better, more successful entrepreneurs with online teaching)
  • Why he considers himself a 6 figure failure
  • And a lot, lot more...

How were the questions picked for this interview?

I asked online teachers what questions they would like answered from a top Udemy instructor who makes 6 figures teaching on Udemy.

I collected 59 unique questions to ask. (Many more questions were submitted, but I filtered out duplicates that were variations on the same questions.)

I asked as many of those questions as I could. (Jonathan originally agreed to a 15 minute interview, so you'll see that he went well above and beyond what we'd originally agreed upon.)

Thank you to all the teachers who submitted questions, and thank you to Jonathan for answering them.

So who is Jonathan Levi, anyway?

This is how Jonathan Levi describes himself in his Udemy biography:

Jonathan Levi is an experienced entrepreneur, angel investor, and lifehacker from Silicon Valley. Since 2014, Jonathan has been one of the top-performing instructors on Udemy.

You can check out Jonathan's most recent project at: http://jle.vi/alwaysgreater

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