This article outlines how instructors can set or change the price tier of their course. If instructors wish to charge a fee for their courses, they will need to apply to become a premium instructor first.
How instructors can select or change the price tier for their course
Setting a price tier: Instructors who are not opted into the Udemy Deals Program, can select a price tier for each of their courses, which is used as the course's list price.
Setting a backup price tier: For instructors who are opted into the Udemy Deals Program, you will have the option to select the backup price for your course. This is the price learners will see when the course is not currently being optimized through the Udemy Deals Program.
To set the price tier for your course, please follow the steps below.
1. Navigate to the course management page (learn how).
2. Click Pricing on the left-hand side. The minimum and maximum base prices instructors can set for courses are also listed in our global price matrix.
3. Select the price tier or backup price tier you wish and click Save.
Please note: the new price may not be immediately reflected in the Udemy marketplace or on mobile devices, and coupons that were created before the price change may still be applied to your course.
Changing a course from free to paid
While instructors can change the price of their course at any time, a course can only be switched from Free to Paid once. If the course is switched from free to paid and back to free (or vice versa) after the course is published, the promotional announcements for the course will be permanently disabled.
Courses that you charge for on Udemy cannot be offered for free off of Udemy (e.g. YouTube, your own site, other sites).