• How do Instructors Earn From Resellers?

    Udemy partners with a variety of trusted ecommerce brands to sell courses directly on other platforms or websites. This helps reach students who might not otherwise discover Udemy, and also lets students use payment methods not yet supported on Udemy.com to make their purchase. For courses that are selected for this type of distribution, this can provide exposure to new audiences and an additional revenue stream.

    What is a Udemy Reseller?

    Resellers are commerce sites or platforms that have an official partnership with Udemy to sell certain Udemy courses directly on their platform. Students who purchase a Udemy course via a reseller make their payment to that entity rather than to Udemy. They then access any courses they purchase directly on the Udemy platform.

    How do students enroll in courses purchased from resellers?

    When a student purchases a Udemy course through a reseller, they receive a unique, personal enrollment link to the email address they provide. Once the student has used this link to enroll, they will appear in the course's student list and on the instructor revenue report like any other student.

    Is my course automatically offered via resellers?

    Not every course is selected for reseller distribution. Udemy works with resellers to identify courses with relevance to their unique audience. Additionally, only courses by instructors who are opted into the Marketing Boost program are eligible for reseller distribution.

    How is instructor pay calculated for reseller purchases?

    Any enrollments facilitated by a reseller will be categorized as "External Partner" on the instructor revenue report. The "sale details" on the transaction-level summary will display the sale amount in US dollars, the revenue share, and the final instructor pay. Because reseller partnerships are a part of the Marketing Boost program, the instructor revenue share for a course purchased via a reseller is 25%. 

    What should instructors do with questions about representations made by resellers?

    If you have questions about a listing on a reseller site, or you'd like to confirm that an external listing is an official reseller partnership, please reach out to policy@udemy.com.

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  • How do I Earn Revenue From Udemy for Business?

    Udemy for Business is a fast-growing, subscription-based enterprise learning solution, offering a curated selection of Udemy’s top-rated 5,000 courses to leading organizations around the world. Thousands of companies leverage Udemy for Business to engage employees in learning from the freshest, highest-quality content on the market. To read more about many of the companies that use Udemy for Business for their learning needs, click here.

    For more information on Udemy for Business and how to get your name in front of employees at leading companies, please click here.

    Please note that if your course(s) are added to Udemy for Business content collection, you may begin to see new students in your student list with a Udemy for Business tag (see below).


    Udemy for Business Revenue Calculation

    On Udemy for Business, instructors are compensated based on learner engagement. This differs from the Udemy marketplace model, where instructors are compensated based on course purchases.

    Each month, Udemy allocates 25% of monthly subscription revenue from Udemy for Business customers as the instructor revenue pool. Each instructor's share of this amount is equal to their share of the total minutes consumed across all Udemy for Business courses. For example, if 3% of all consumption in Udemy for Business courses for a given month occurred in your courses, you'd receive 3% of the Udemy for Business instructor revenue pool for that month. 

    Consumption is calculated as minutes spent watching videos or actively using on-site interactive learning tools like practice tests, quizzes, or coding exercises. It includes re-watched minutes and minutes consumed using the mobile-only offline viewing feature.

    While the total instructor revenue pool has consistently grown over time, fluctuations in your courses' relative share of consumption will also factor into the revenue you earn from Udemy for Business each month.

    Payment Schedule

    Udemy for Business revenue is added in the first week of the following month under the Udemy for Business tab on your revenue report. For example, your Udemy for Business revenue for the month of January, would appear in your January revenue report during the first week of February. 


    For courses with multiple instructors, revenue will be divided amongst co-instructors and reflected in each instructor’s individual revenue report.  

    If you have additional questions, please reach out to ufbcontent@udemy.com.

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  • How to opt out of Udemy for Business

    Udemy for Business is Udemy’s B2B (business to business) learning solution, which features a collection of over 5,000 courses from the Udemy.com marketplace. This article outlines how instructors who have opted-in to the Udemy for Business program, and have been selected for inclusion, can opt out.

    For more information on Udemy for Business, and how to opt into the program, please click here. This article outlines how instructors are paid for their inclusion in the Udemy for Business program.

    Opting Out of the Udemy for Business Program

    If you wish to opt out of the Udemy for Business program, navigate to your promotional agreements preferences and remove the checkmark from the Udemy For Business Content Subscription opt-in box.

    Once you have opted out of the program, Udemy will cease to offer your course(s) as a part of the Udemy for Business collection within twelve (12) months of your opting out. This enables us to provide sufficient notice regarding these content updates to Udemy for Business customers.

    After up to twelve months, your course(s) will no longer be offered to new Udemy for Business customers as part of the Udemy for Business collection. But, any Udemy for Business user who enrolled in your course(s) while they were included in the Udemy for Business collection, will continue to have access to the content, for as long as their company remains a paying Udemy for Business customer.

    For detailed information on terminating your participation in the Udemy for Business program, please refer to your promotional agreements page.


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  • Payoneer FAQ

    Udemy is happy to announce it has partnered with Payoneer, a leading global payments service provider, to offer our instructors another flexible, low-cost payment method. Payments from Payoneer can be delivered to your local bank account or to your prepaid Mastercard® card.

    Below are some of the frequently asked questions and answers regarding Payoneer.

    For steps on how to become a Premium Instructor and set up your payment method, please refer to this article.

    How do I register to Payoneer?

    From the Udemy Premium Instructor payout selection page, choose Payoneer as your payment method. Continue the signup process as prompted.

    Payoneer prepaid MasterCard® sign up:

    Click “Connect” and choose prepaid MasterCard® option from the index page. Follow the registration process and complete the 4 registration steps.

    • Step 1: Enter your details
    • Step 2: Enter your address and phone number
    • Step 3: Create a password and set your security question
    • Step 4: Enter your ID info and confirm your shipping address

    The Prepaid Debit MasterCard® will be mailed to you in over 200 countries and credited with your payments from Udemy. After receiving the card, you will be able to use it just like a regular debit card.

    Local Bank Transfer sign up:

    Click “Connect” and choose Bank Transfers option from the index page. Follow the registration process and complete the 4 registration steps. Make sure that you have your local bank account details handy as you'll need them during the sign up.

    • Step 1: Enter your details
    • Step 2: Enter your address and phone number
    • Step 3: Create a password and set your security question
    • Step 4: Enter your local bank account details

    Local Bank transfer lets you quickly, easily and safely receive money directly to your bank account in local currency. Revenue is transferred directly to your local bank account in your local currency. Funds are available within 1–3 business days.

    What happens after I register?

    Once you have submitted your Payoneer application, you can view your account status at any time by logging into your Payoneer account - My Account.

    New applications can take several business days to be approved (usually no more than 3 business days). Once approved, you will receive an email confirmation with further details. In some situations, you may be asked to provide extra details such as a copy of your ID, Certificate of Incorporation, bank statement or other documents.

    What if I’m already a Payoneer user?

    If you’re already a Payoneer user, select “Already have a Payoneer Account” during registration.

    How long does it take for the payment from Payoneer to be transferred to my account?

    Udemy payments are delivered to instructors monthly, after the 30 day period for refunds has ended. For more information on Udemy’s payment schedule, please click here.

    Once Udemy transfers the revenue you’ve earned to your Payoneer account, the processing time for transferring to your bank account may vary, depending on your country and payment method: The estimated time for local transfers from Payoneer to your bank account is 1-3 business days. The estimated time for transfers from Payoneer to your card is within 2 hours.

    What fees are included when receiving funds?

    The exact fees depend on the card or Local Bank Transfer. Detailed pricing and fees information can be viewed during registration on the top left corner under the “Fees” tab. After registration, please go to the "Pricing & Fees" tab located under the "Help" menu in My Account. For pricing and fees for Local Bank Transfers, you will have an opportunity to see and approve this in Step 4 during the registration process before submitting the application.  

    Is there a minimum amount required for withdrawals?

    For information regarding minimum withdrawal amounts that may apply to your Payoneer account, please contact Payoneer Support.

    How can I receive more information?

    For more information in English and other languages, and to contact Payoneer Support, click here.

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  • Missing Instructor Payments

    Udemy pays instructors 30 days after the end of the month. For example, if a student purchases your course at any time in August, you will receive a payment within the first ten days of October. This delay allows all purchases to pass the 30 day refund period.

    Take a look at your revenue report to confirm that a payment is past due.

    My Payment is Due and I Haven't Received Anything

    If your revenue report is showing that you should have received a payment, but you haven't received it, please check the following:

    • On your Payout Settings page, check to see that your PayPal or Payoneer account is listed as Active and can receive payments. For information on how to set up your payment method, please click here.
    • Check that your PayPal or Payoneer account is verified to receive payments.
    • Contact PayPal or Payoneer to see if there are any issues with your account.

    If you're still having trouble please contact our support team. Please be sure to mention the monthly payments that you haven't received.

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  • Instructor Revenue Share

    There is no fee to create and host a course on Udemy, and you can publish as many free and paid courses as you like. We believe in a sustainable partnership, where instructors are rewarded for creating amazing content and bringing students to the platform, and Udemy is rewarded for driving new students to our instructors.

    Instructor Revenue Share Overview

    While we encourage you to take a look at the official Promotions Policy (link here), a summary of common revenue share scenarios is provided below. Please note these are revenue share on Net Revenue, which is defined here:

    • Instructor Promotion: 97% revenue share on sales made by instructors where the student purchases their course using an Instructor’s coupon or course referral link (there is a 3% administrative processing fee, 4% in the territory of Japan)

    • Udemy Organic: 50% revenue share on organic Udemy sales where no Instructor Coupon is used. Udemy and the instructor share equally on these sales, which might occur after a user browses the Udemy marketplace for courses, or makes a purchase via a Udemy promotion

    Note on In-App Purchases: For sales on the Udemy iOS and Android apps, Apple and Google charge a 30% fee on the total sale.

    • Paid User Acquisition Channel Sales: 25% instructor revenue share in most cases. In order to optimize your sales, we partner with affiliates across our global networks or pay for advertising for your course (you can control your inclusion via the Udemy Marketing Boost program, more info here).

      Depending on the partner or the costs of the advertising, the revenue share may vary but will be 25% in most cases. Udemy sets aside 75% to pay for advertising costs and/or partner payouts that help us acquire those new users.


    Instructors can track all incoming sales in their Revenue Report. Some of the information the report includes is the student name, the date of purchase, the revenue channel attribution and total price paid. More information regarding the Revenue Report can be viewed here.

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  • Instructor Revenue Report

    Once a student has purchased your course, you'll have access to the instructor revenue report, where you can track and review your course sales. In addition to an overview of your course sales, the Revenue Report includes transactional details for each enrollment, revenue by channel, and data regarding your own promotional activity.

    How to View the Revenue Report

    The revenue report can be reached from every page on Udemy. To access your revenue report, please follow the steps below:

    1. From the instructor view (more information here), move your cursor to your profile image in the top-right-hand of the page
    2. Click on Revenue report from the dropdown menu


    Lifetime Earnings

    On the main, revenue report page, you can see your Lifetime Earnings (pre-tax) and sales data based on specific revenue channels. For example, if you’ve been running your own promotions and distributing instructor coupon codes, you’ll be able to review how that revenue channel has been performing.

    Lifetime earnings are determined by utilizing the formula below:


    To review your earnings through specific revenue channels, however, please do the following:

    1. Hover over the chart to see how each channel is performing.
    2. Click and drag to zoom in for a closer look at the graph. 


    The revenue channels include: Udemy Organic, Your Promotions, Ad Program, Refunds, Affiliate Program, Udemy for Business, Adjustments, and External Partners. To review more information regarding each of these channels, simply click on the icon to the right of the channel's title.


    Monthly Summary

    In addition to your overall data, sales are categorized by month on your Revenue Report. Scroll down the revenue report to see the expected payment dates, the pre-tax amount, withheld tax totals (learn more here) and your net earnings for a specific month. To see a more detailed sales report for a specific month, simply click on the month in the Time Period column.


    On your monthly summary page, you can review the following pie charts:

    Total Earnings

    After clicking on a specific month, you can see a breakdown of your course revenue (pre-tax earnings) and refunds in the first pie chart.

    Your Promotion Activity

    The second pie chart shows which of your promotions are driving sales. Udemy coupons will not appear in this section, only instructor coupons that you’ve created for your courses.

    Your Earnings by Course

    The third pie chart on the right-hand side of the page, breaks down your sales, by course. 


    The following pages are also available for each monthly report:

    Purchases: Your share of total purchases is your net revenue after revenues are split with Udemy, any marketing partners (e.g., affiliates), and any co-instructors on your course. This article explains the details behind Udemy’s revenue share.

    Redemptions: Redemptions occur when a coupon or gift code is redeemed to purchase a course. This can include Enrollments that take place via third party sites, like Groupon for example, which also require coupon code redemptions.

    Refunds: details regarding refunds for your courses, and the change to your revenue is posted on this page.

    Other: other revenue includes external partner payments and adjustments (corrections for any errors in past statements).

    Udemy for Business:  this category includes details regarding revenue your courses may have earned from the Udemy for Business Content Subscription program.


    Viewing Single Transaction Details

    You can also review detailed information for each transaction, including the time of the enrollment, the platform it took place on, and any fees or taxes that were applied. To see additional information for a transaction, click on Review Details that’s posted in Your Revenue column on the right-hand side.


    For more information on how instructor revenue is calculated, please click here.

    Export Revenue Report as .csv

    You can download the revenue report as a .csv file in order to further analyze the data. After clicking into a monthly statement, click Export as CSV at the bottom of the page, enter your email, and we’ll send you the file within a few minutes.


    Why is a User Name on my Revenue Report But Not on the Student List?

    When a student receives your course as a Udemy gift, their username will be added to your student list, after they redeem the gift code and enroll in your course. The username of the gift purchaser, however, is listed in the purchase tab of your revenue report, and is not included on the student list (unless they purchased the course for themselves previously). 

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  • Instructor Payment Overview

    All Udemy instructors are contracted with the U.S.-based Udemy, Inc. Udemy pays instructors through PayPal and Payoneer. For more information on setting up your payment method, please refer to this article.

    Instructor Payments Flow

    1. As an instructor, a contract is signed with U.S.-based Udemy, Inc.
    2. The course is published on Udemy.com
    3. In the first month, a student purchases your course(s). Student fees are transferred to Udemy
    4. Months 1 & 2: Udemy, Inc. processes refunds, etc.
    5. Month 3: Udemy pays instructor [(total Month 1 student payments –  total refunds) x % revenue share]
    6. All payments to instructors are from U.S.-based Udemy, Inc.
    7. As an instructor, you are free to publish as many free and paid courses as you like.  We believe in a sustainable partnership, in which instructors are rewarded for creating amazing content and bringing students to the platform, and Udemy is rewarded for driving traffic to all our instructors.

    You can view expected payment dates and the payment amount for a specific month on your Revenue Report. To see a more detailed sales report for a specific month, simply click on the month in the Time Period column. 

    Learn more about the instructor revenue report.

    Learn more about instructor revenue share.

    Learn more about instructor payments.

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  • How do I Opt Into the Affiliate Program?

    The Udemy Affiliate Network is made up of thousands of marketing professionals who have websites with traffic, and are looking for products to sell. By opting into the affiliate program, these marketers will be able to easily promote your course to their audience. This is a great option if you have great content, but are still learning how to promote yourself.

    If you're an existing affiliate or are interested in the program and require additional information or assistance, please click here.

    Opting into the Affiliate Program

    To opt into the affiliate program please follow the steps below:

    1. Move your cursor to your profile picture in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
    2. Click on Payout settings from the dropdown menu.
    3. Under the payout options, click Manage Promotional Agreements.
    4. Scroll down to Udemy Marketing Boost Program and make a selection.
    5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.


    Participation in the Udemy Marketing Boost program is governed by the terms available here. For more information on affiliate sales please click here.

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