From Phil Ebiner’s Online Course Masters series of podcasts:

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by one of my online course creation heroes, Phil Ebiner. He was the “whipper-snapper” that helped light the fire in my belly that first got me started creating my own online courses back in late 2014. His Udemy course and related book, Teach Online: Make Money Doing What You Love was a great help for someone just getting started.

He writes:

“In this interview with Kristen Palana, you’ll hear how this semi-digital-nomad mother of two is teaching the world with online and in-person courses. On Udemy, she has over 21,000 students and has built an amazing following. She has leveraged her time and passions to get in-person teaching jobs wherever she lives.

She shares her entire story in this episode of the Online Course Masters show!”


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In this episode:

  • Kristen’s back story
  • Partnering with other instructors to teach courses
  • The difference between teaching in person and online courses
  • Balancing a busy family life with her online business
  • Living abroad and teaching online courses
  • The two approaches to coming up with course topics
  • Advice for putting courses on Skillshare
  • How to use social media to grow your business


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More Resources For Future Course Creators


8 Things I Learned Teaching Online That Will Make You a Better Udemy Instructor
This blog post is about what I’ve learned in one year’s time, specifically using the Udemy platform with some advice for newcomers. It’s what I would say to myself as a newbie if I could.

7 Productivity Hacks That Will Make You a Better Udemy Instructor
Here are more personal Udemy successes I stumbled onto this past year, mainly through trial and error. Hopefully by adopting one or all of these productivity hacks you’ll start to see better results over time as well regarding producing more high-quality online courses, keeping students happy and engaged, and yes, I’ll even mention the s-word… getting more sales.


That’s all for now, Wishing you luck on your location independent teaching journey.

If you’d like some personalized advice and one on one coaching to jump-start your progress, have a look at my services page and let’s book a Skype call together.

Best wishes,