Catalin Ghita is an Android developer and course creator on Udemy with currently over 22k students and an average rating of 4.6 stars. In this episode, he will share his experience and tips on how to successfully create and sell online courses in 2021. We will talk about the technical parts, like the tools you can use to record your course and which platforms you can host it on, but also about marketing and how to promote your courses so people actually buy them.
We will also talk about Android, app architecture, MVVM vs MVI, Jetpack Compose, cross-platform development, Kotlin Multiplatform, and more.
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0:00 - Introduction
10:08 - Self-taught vs CS degree
17:55 - Architecture in big Android apps (MVVM vs MVI)
32:00 - Why should you create online courses?
37:00 - Quitting your job to create courses full-time
44:03 - How to get started with making online courses
1:15:28 - The importance of marketing early
1:18:04 - How to record an online course
1:24:51 - Outsourcing course editing
1:27:04 - Udemy vs self-hosting online courses
1:35:40 - How much do you earn on Udemy?
1:41:33 - Pre-selling an online course
1:44:35 - How to deal with piracy
1:49:39 - How to learn effectively from online courses
1:57:59 - How to learn Android development as a beginner
2:12:10 - How to learn Jetpack Compose
2:14:37 - Jetpack Compose vs XML
2:28:26 - Flutter vs React Native vs Native vs Kotlin Multiplatform
2:45:31 - Importance of getting involved in the community
2:47:01 - Box breathing to reduce stress
2:54:02 - More about Catalin
2:56:17 - Stay in touch
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