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Does anyone use Udemy?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by PrinceAlexander7, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. PrinceAlexander7

    PrinceAlexander7 Newbie

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    Hey guys, I've recently taken advantage of the weekly $10-15 specials Udemy has been sending to my e-mail. I've purchased a few courses so far, one of them I've completed and another I'm currently working on which is an Affiliate Marketing course to expand on the knowledge I already have.

    While the course I've completed was pretty informative, the Affiliate Marketing course I'm taking right now is relatively informative but not very "hands-on". Essentially, the professor seems to be reading snippets of the downloadable book offered in the course on his videos for each lesson chapter.

    I was wondering if any of you had any success with any of the Udemy courses that helped you in your marketing goals and if so, which ones?
     
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    Udemy has to get control of its quality or it's gonna go the way of a video format of ezinearticles.
     
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  3. PrinceAlexander7

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    Agreed. I'm noticing a pattern of low-quality courses or courses with the intent of being high quality before the sale and once purchased, the professor presents a low quality course that I could've easily looked up a YouTube tutorial for. The reviews can be misleading at times but I'm not entirely opposed to using Udemy during their $10 weekend sales. :p
     
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    Define "use"? If you mean "Udemy spams my email almost daily with worthless crap", then yes, I use Udemy.
     
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    I agree with that!
    that's waste of time now!
     
  6. harizd

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    I had a chance to see a Udemy course on Fiverr.
    Didn't find anything extraordinary with the strategy. They were simple stuff that you could understand by just reading this Forum for a week. Not worth the time and money.

    My opinion is of course based on just a couple of products, I've seen. But that was enough to judge the quality control in place at Udemy. Cheap stuff.
     
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    If you're looking to learn excel, they have a free course on there so you can sample for yourself. The reviews suck and there's only 2 or 3 and seem by the same people and all super high rating. Makes me worried they're just bullshit reviews.
     
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    It seems obvious to me that there is a lot of arbitrage going on now at Udemy as people look to sell their info (or someone else's) in different formats on different platforms.
     
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    So instead $7 WSOs now are $15?
     
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    I have collected about 15 udemy courses in the last 2 months. Some i paid for, some i did not. All comments above are accurate. I should also mention that what is really popular on udemy for sellers to do is create a course with 25 videos, and often the videos are less then 2 minutes long! How crazy.

    I have had a team of people that work for me downloading every single video in each of the courses i acquired into VLC format and dropping them into dropbox for me. This way i can listen to every video at high speed. While i do that, i'm shaking my head trying to imagine how long it would take a normal personal under normal circumstances to watch 25 videos on udemy without the help of a team like i have. In fact, even with my team helping prepare the videos, i'm exhausted just opening and closing videos that are often less than 2 minutes in length.

    As far as the reviews on udemy, they are highly flawed, meaning, not helpful, and not accurate. I've watched every single twitter marketing video on udemy and i can assure anyone, they are all terrible, totally out of date, and taught by people who really have never acheived success with Twitter. That is just 1 example.

    But all the while, the majority of the reviews make it sound like the authors are fantastic. That is not the case. While i've learned a few tips, from the 15 or so courses i have, i honestly could have spent less time and zero dollars just looking for the same material on youtube.

    I agree with the person who said that udemy is going the direction of ezinearticles fast.

    There is "zero" quality control on the how-to IM market, and thus, the quality is terrible low. Hope this helps.