I'm posting because I'm buzzed about this and kinda still have a bit of imposter syndrome about the whole thing- I work as a high priced UX consultant and generating income outside of consulting has felt very difficult.
Just came back from a family trip where I was essentially off the grid, and hey, somebody bought one of my UX research info-products!
Funnily enough, it wasn't the one that I just launched - it was a research methodology course that I created 2 years ago that has been languishing on Udemy ever since.
I spun up a new site recently (hugo.limited) to house some UX research case study content, then thought ok, well this is a chance to stop getting paid $3 for each sale on Udemy (where I think it's just cracked 70 sales? so pretty low numbers for 2 years). I'd advise to stay off 3rd party platforms altogether tbh. Now I am forced to grow my audience myself, which is weirdly motivating.
Transferred the content to Gumroad, unpublished on Udemy, put up a landing page on my site, priced it at AUD $149 (I'm in Melbourne, but that's roughly USD 114), write some new marketing copy, and put it on autopilot.
Then I come home to the email I've been holding my breath to see!! And it feels great.
I spent about a week in total putting together the new content, and if all it does is drive a trickle of traffic to my course, well, that's fine!
And I think I might put the price of the course up...