Price: Starting at $9.99 per course for the introductory level, price for affiliate marketing courses runs from $24.99 full price and up to $199 per course.
Owners: Possible ownership by Erin Bali, Oktay Caglar and Gagan Biyani. Current CEO is Kevin H. Johnson.
Overall Rank: 70 out of 100
UDEMY.com Affiliate Marketing Training, Product Overview
Udemy(you-duh-mee) is a non-accredited online education website catering to people who are looking for quick online courses they can pursue on their own time. The online motto is “Learn Anything, On Your Own Schedule.” Courses range from $9.99 for the advertised specials to well over $100 per course. A course usually includes several lectures of 2-5 minutes apiece.
The Good & the Bad
There are over 80,000 different online courses available for many topics from arts and crafts to playing the ukelele and everything in between.
Courses include online lectures of several minutes each, approximately 75 courses on Affiliate Marketing alone.
These are not accredited courses, so no credits are available, courses are mainly for job improvement, and no guarantee that what you pay for is what you’ll get.
Each individual course is limited to that module, each module/course must be paid for, at the regular full price rate of $24.99 and up to $199.00. These courses are not driven by collegiate course requirements, these courses are created by individuals for profit to the instructor and the company. The courses are not recognized by any collegiate or university governing body as is specifically noted in the course description. There is no guarantee of acceptable course instruction.
The affiliate marketing courses require purchasing each individual course, with one instructor, no option to converse or query other successful marketers.
There is no set sequence of lessons to get the average novice through the training.
Who is the affiliate marketing for?
These courses are directed towards the novice as well as the professional affiliate marketer who would like job knowledge improvement without having to attend real-time instruction.
Affiliate Marketing Support
No online support was evident in the course descriptions, there is no community, forum, personal support, or owner support evident. Although individual instructors may offer support.
Affiliate Marketing Price
Various courses were offfered for a discounted price of $9.99 per course, full prices were lined through, and ran from $24.99 up to $199.00.
My Final Opinion of Udemy.com’s Affiliate Marketing Courses
Spend your money on website hosting services who offer free training along with the website hosting and have a community following. Other sections of training from Udemy.com may or may not be legitimate.
Why did Udemy receive the rank they did. Udemy has plenty of courses for all subjects available, which is a plus. They would probably be acceptable for the average business person looking for more knowledge on the particular subject one would be interested in. That’s if the source and quality weren’t important to that person, and only one or two courses were needed.
Who wants to spend their money on something that has no apparent quality. The legitimacy of the source of knowledge is just as important as the availablility, and that question of quality throws the positive aspect of the availability (80,000 courses) into question. Quality and availability are two sides of the same coin.
If food is available but the quality is in question, you’ll need to be really hungry to sidle up to the trough. Another aspect to this is, as with an accredited university, where the quality and availability is there, what price is acceptable? You can TRY to charge a ton of dinero for an apple from Japan, but if there are no apples to be had, or the price is out of range, there goes your market.
There is a better alternative to this, at least when it comes to Affiliate Marketing training.
Wealthy Affiliate, the premier affiliate marketing host, does not charge for the training. And that training is also not accredited but is written and presented by the experts in the field. Not only are they experts, but they are there for you if you have questions, or just want to converse with someone who is proven in the field of affiliate marketing.
They are uber available for you through site profiles, private texts, and discussions right under the training courses. Plus there is a live chat thread you can ask your questions in, and lastly, a search feature that allows you to search through all training courses by whatever phrase you type in and search for.
All this comprehensive and complete training is free and at your fingertips just by signing up for the Wealthy Affiliate Premium level. Wealthy Affiliate only charges for hosting your websites, of which you can have up to 25 of your own domain and 25 using their domain, totalling 50 websites.
Does Udemy offer a comprehensive and complete approach to the training? No, which is also a negative. They also do not host your website on your domain or their domain.
What does Wealthy Affiliate charge for this Premium level? $49 a month. How many courses can your gray matter soak up in a month? Mine soaked up 64, and I was working full time. I was hungry! 64 courses at Udemy, will cost you $640 at the introductory price level of the site, ($9.99 per course) which is only for the few intial loss-leader courses. That, right there, is 2 years of Premium membership over at WA. How many courses can that gray matter soak up in 2 years?
Most of Udemy’s courses average from $24.99 up to $199 for the course. Which, compared to the alternative, is another negative.
For my time, my money, the available support, and overall experience, Wealthy Affiliate is the standard to judge all others by.
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