As you know by now, I am a Wealthy Affiliate member for good reason. However, before I became a member, I regularly visited Udemy to pick and choose courses that I was interested in. Continue reading my review to see whether it is worth it’s weight in gold…
Course Prices: $0-$200+
Founders: Erin Bali, Oktay Cagler and Gagan Biyani
Overall Rating: 8/10
Udemy is an online learning platform aimed at professional adults of all ages. It is in the business of using content from online content creators (teachers) to sell for profit. This content is mostly in video format, but also includes PDFs and other formats that students can choose from. Udemy also provides tools which enables experienced people of most subjects, to create a course, promote it and earn money from tuition charges.
Udemy courses are used as a means of improving job-related skills. Some of the courses generate credit towards certificates. What Udemy has done is make an effort to attract corporate trainers seeking to create coursework for employees in their company.
As of 2018, there are 65,000 courses and counting on the website. The range of subjects covered is wide and includes IT and software, Health and Fitness, Languages, Music and Online Marketing Strategies.
The prices of the courses are often heavily discounted which is one of the attractions of Udemy. Obviousy, some would think that there maybe a hidden reason for this, but I find that even the discounted courses are of good quality.
I was a Udemy Student
In 2016, I bought a course called ‘Clickbank Success Affiliate Marketing Without a Website’ by KC Tan
In his Udemy bio, it said KC Tan is experienced in developing professional websites for business owners and helping them to market their business online through search engine optimisation (SEO). Today, he is involved with training using Udemy as a leading platform, bringing his expertise to students and businesses alike. They learn how to market their business online.
As the course was especially geared towards people who DID NOT have a website, I signed up for the course and followed the videos which KC presented in clear easy-to-follow instructions.
When choosing an instructor to learn from in Udemy, I always look at their rating which is out of 5 stars. I also look at the previews of the video lessons in the course before I buy it. This helps give an informed decision based on the teacher’s delivery style, and, ease of understanding his lessons to put them into practice.
Clickbank Success scored 4.5 out of 5 stars. It also had 4,659 Reviews with a total number of 49,500+ students that KC Tan had taught in his Udemy courses.
Udemy courses are mostly heavily discounted. For example, ‘Clickbank Success’ is still currently on offer for £19.99 this month of March 2018, down from £194.99.
Each course includes;
- The number of hours in video you will be watching
- The number of articles the videos cover
- Supplemental resources you may have to buy
- Full time lifetime access after paying
- Whether accessible on mobile and TV
- Certificate of completion (optional)
As KC was the only one who answered my queries, and was also in Singapore, I could understand why he took 6 hours to answer the two questions I had for him. He did his best though and I understood his answers.
Other tutors who are native English speakers and who are also located in the same country as you, may get back to you quicker. Depending on their workload.
Udemy courses are very well designed on the whole and are very low-priced. They suit every budget. The courses are also very specialised, targeting beginner to advanced level students.
At present, I am learning about all the ins and outs of Facebook Marketing and Advertising in 2018 as Facebook has changed their advertising platform a lot in the last 3 years. I only paid £12 for the course and am not being disappointed. Obviously, the more courses you take up, the more you have to fork out money-wise, so you should go easy and learn 1 course at a time, maybe every fortnight unless you have a larger budget.
Udemy Courses Are….
- Easy to follow
There is a very good pricing structure with huge discounts every month
The courses are laid out in video format and are easy to understand
Udemy has an affiliate program for those who want to earn money by promoting them
You can even become a teacher yourself and earn money as an Udemy instructor
The low pricing can be enticing, but can easily add up the more courses you take up
Some of the non-native English speaking tutors are hard to understand due to a thick accent
Udemy is a great place to learn everything from Social Media marketing, to Amazon, to Kindle ebook writing and publishing to singing and mathematics. Very few other training programs have so much on offer for such low prices.
It is well worth your while extending your learning curve with Udemy courses. You will not be disappointed.
This is why I give Udemy an
Overall Rating – 8/10
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