So you have been thinking of creating a programming course and Mehul, or probably someone else from codedamn team sent you think article link. Interesting, because on codedamn, we believe we are developing the next generation of programming education, and can bring all those benefits to your next course.
What is this "next generation course" all about?
I thought you'd never ask. As an instructor, codedamn allows you to create a course with the following elements:
- Videos (we all know, blah)
- Quizzes (okay-ish)
- Hands-on practice and evaluation on real developer environment setups
What's up with the last point? Hands-on practice? Wha.. what does that mean? TL;DR, you tell me how was your experience.
As a fellow developer, I'm sure you'll agree that practicing is a major part of becoming a developer and learning new things. Yet, it is only that people resolve to YouTube or Udemy courses, both for creating courses and learning coding. Why? Because solving coding infrastructure is a hard problem.
As of now, the only player in this domain competing with codedamn is the awesome site repl.it. But their mission is to bring people to code on cloud, ours is to change the way coding is taught worldwide. All other websites except codedamn and replit, like freeCodeCamp, codecademy, Pluralsight, etc. either support only frontend based tech/patchy and hacky ways for executing code.
codedamn is building a platform which people will love to learn to code from. As an instructor, you have the chance to expose your course to hundreds of thousands of people using codedamn to learn.
Why should I publish my course on codedamn instead of, say, Udemy?
Great question! Let's break down Udemy's model a little:
- Udemy is not built for programming courses of "next generation" (videos - blah)
- "Always on" sale seems like a cheap tactic, and although Udemy has done wonders for people who cannot afford $$$ courses, it almost feels like a scam if you purchased a course, just to find that the next day it was lowered down even more.
- More than that, for creators, it feels like a scam when you signed up and put so much work, and Udemy keeps close to 50%-75% of your sale, always. (Yes, I was a Udemy creator so I'm speaking from experience)
Let's build up codedamn's model a little:
- Oh boy, we all day build the tools and interfaces to create hands-on coding courses improving experience of both, teachers and students.
- Transparent pricing - we always pay you 90% revenue on every lifetime course sale you make, and we pay you every time a Pro member uses your course (free money, really!). Everything is visible in your creator dashboard. Monthly payments via PayPal (more provider support coming soon)
- Technical founding team. The founder and CEO of the company, Mehul Mohan, isn't doing coding for the first time. As a self-taught developer who started the company as a mission to provide better experience to others, he with his team are aware what it takes to create solid experiences.
- Underrated - this is your massive advantage. We are not as big as Udemy, or YouTube, or Pluralsight. These companies make billions in revenue but the creators are paid in thousands or even hundreds of dollars. As "underrated" and invite-only system right now, when we make millions, you make millions.
What does a typical course on codedamn looks like?
Like mentioned above, a codedamn course can consist of the following elements:
- Videos (we all know, blah)
- Quizzes (okay-ish)
- Hands-on practice and evaluation
Another way to structure your course is to only use hands-on practice course. This then becomes a highly interactive hands-on course which can also be used for short-medium sized projects, for example, building a URL shortener using Node.js + MongoDB is a great example.
How much does codedamn pay me as an instructor?
codedamn pays you in two ways - lifetime course sale and subscription revenue.
- Lifetime course sale - This model works similar to how a typical ecommerce model works. You publish course, people find your course, they pay once, and get lifetime access to your course (including all the hands-on practice/video/quiz material). In this case, you always keep 90% of the revenue, i.e. if your course was priced at $10, you'll get $9, and codedamn gets $1, even if the sale happened through our email marketing campaign, or our ads.
- Subscription revenue - codedamn offers a Pro subscription, which unlocks all courses and hands-on practice material for a given duration, for a given user. This also gives them access to other sweet features, like accelerator batch eligibility and WhatsApp mentorship support. In case, a Pro member watches your course, you'll automatically get revenue in the following way:
- Your royalty rate depends on how early you joined codedamn as a creator. (We started with 45% rate with some creators, they did make good $$$$)
I'm convinced. How do I sign up as an instructor?
Unfortunately, codedamn creator is an invite only system. But chances are, if you're reading this, you have been invited to be a creator. Please fill this google form and we'll get back to you with relevant login details and access.