You are Seeing the Academy Udemy Review
Today I am sharing some insight into the Udemy Academy. Udemy is an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 55000 courses. Some of which are Affiliate marketing strategies which I will be comparing openly with another Affiliate University online. With so many online courses being directed at Affiliate Marketing you can be assured this is not a fake Udemy review. It is also not going to be long and drawn out. Don’t want you falling asleep here, now do we?
What exactly is the Udemy Review and what do they offer you.
In the Marketing Category, Udemy offers Affiliate marketing strategies to create an online business selling targeted products from Clickbank and other platforms. BUT, and the but is huge and not that kind of huge Butt! In all of those courses offered, when you look further into the Categories you will see that Affiliate Marketing is only one in a long line of marketing training.
My problem with this is if you are a newbie and do not know exactly what it is you need, you are going to get lost in the masses of courses offered here. If you are looking for more than network or affiliate marketing it could be something worth looking into. I have not seen anything this broad online before that offers the credentials Udemy does. It truly is the world’s largest online learning marketplace.
A few of the other Categories available are:
- It & Software
- Lifestyle ( includes cooking & more )
- Health & Fitness
- Personal Development
Please note this is just a few of the categories offered. From here comes the breakdown of each into the training module you might be looking to learn. Do you know exactly which category you fall into and from there what exact methods are you looking to learn? My Udemy review which could have been complicated is about to get really simple and right to the point!
We are interested in Marketing Today and Specifically Affiliate/Network Marketing
Some of What You Will Learn
What Will You Learn?
1. to identify your target market
2. dominate platforms such as ShareASale, Clickbank, …..
3. pick products and services to promote
4. find the right keywords
First Course Includes:
- 5.5 hours on-demand video
- 2 Articles
- 7 Supplemental Resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
What Are Your Costs?
Udemy offers 11 online courses and each course comes with a different price and timeframe or lecture time. As of today and me doing this review, the courses were all on sale for $19.00 with a countdown for 5 more hours left, bringing each course offered down a whopping 92%!! Pretty Huge.
So, 11 courses each at $19.00 = and if not on this sale price you are looking at a huge $ amount as each course is $180.00. You don’t need all the courses. You have the option to pick and choose the ones that are related to your niche, but you will probably still have several more courses attached that you might possibly need.
So, within reach module in your category or chosen learning module will cost you something. You will not have one flat price. I did notice that the prices range from $125.00 as the low and a climb up and over the $200.00 mark per course. There was a good range again depending on your courses.
The other Biggee I noticed, and which I am personally NOT a fan of is the Sale with the counter! Have you ever tested one of these? I did. Actually twice. One time I wanted to cry because they were really telling the truth and the course vanished and was no longer available. I know BUT, just recently as I was doing this review, I decided to have a look and see if the sale price was still valid. I didn’t want to be giving you the wrong information.
Turns out, the sale was still on only this time, it was for $15.00 per and the counter was on again for 5 more hours! It is just a marketing tactic used by many. Just not my personal favorite thing to do.
*****Please make note that for any marketing you will probably have other costs like your domain and hosting costs.
Who is Behind the Udemy Academy
Founded by Eren Bali, with co-founders Oktay Caglar and Gagan Biyani. They came together with a common goal: to make quality education more accessible and improve lives through learning. Eren had limited learning access growing up in a small Turkish village with a one-room schoolhouse. Because online learning changed his life, he wanted this for as many others as possible.
Udemy is in three countries and offers an affiliate program available thru LinkShare. With many courses from Baking to Life to helping people at companies like Lyft, PayPal, Century21, MetLife, and Volkswagen they offer top-rated business and technical courses.
It is my personal opinion that this is a huge online school offering you a wide variety of wonderful choices. But, if you are specifically looking for guidance on how to set up your online business as an affiliate marketer you might do better with an online university such as Wealthy Affiliate, as this is their specialty.
Another Option is Available
If you are low on funds, Udemy is not going to be suitable for you. I could skirt around the issue but what would be the point. You know what you can afford. You know what you are comfortable spending on your education. And, I am sure, You know what it is you are looking for so we should cut to the chase. What do you think?
Here is where I have the best offer I could find for those of you in this situation. Can you do this FREE? Yes, you can. Will you work hard? Oh, that gets a triple YES!!! But the thing is, it can be done and has been done. Here is where you can set up a free website today if you like.
It is difficult to visually compare only the costs for marketing training because of the breakdown within the Udemy courses. But what I know to be fact, is you cannot do this for free at Udemy. When you want to keep things down to a dull roar…I mean K.I.S.S. Keep It Simply Simple, you will want to consider what it is you need and what it is you are trying to accomplish. Having it all available under one roof so to speak so you can build, learn and earn as you go is one of those bigger Butts. ( had to…sorry… )
Below is a comparison chart for the Free Version available at Wealthy Affiliate with the OPTION of upgrading for more in-depth training and like 50 more websites ( like you are super woman or something)
Please, **Note** the STARTER is your FREE account which you can keep and remain free forever if you choose. It is harder but that is why the comparison chart is showing you the difference between the starter and premium.
If you are serious, you are much better to go with the upgrade as soon as you can manage it. I know we don’t like to go without the extras in life but sometimes you have to if you want to succeed.
I love the Free for you because it does two things. #1. it allows you to know if this is what really excites you for your future.
#2. you can stay free and upgrade at your own convenience. Just means you miss out on the ‘gift’ of your first month being discounted to $19.00.
You are an Affiliate, You are THE Help
Your job as an affiliate is to HELP people come to conclusions as to “what they should do next”, or how to do something. You are the helper. Can you see yourself doing this? Do you have a hobby or something you just love to share, like your fur baby’s new outfit for Xmas? OR do you love taking pictures and sharing or taking pictures while traveling???
Finally, somewhere you can pull out all the holiday photos and not lose the whole family in one mass exit from the room! Or a new Mom who wants to share everything you are learning with other new Moms. Maybe you just love coffee and have some great advice for specialty coffees and brewers. If you can picture yourself doing something you love and sharing it with the online world, here is where you will learn and probably should be.
. period! End of Story
Well,,,,, it should be, but chatty Cathy here has a bit more for you. I wanted to share a quick testimony from a fellow member at Wealthy Affiliate. With what he has done is more than enough to motivate anyone. And yes, there are many more stories but this one should do for today.
In his own words:
“My name’s Dom and I run a couple of niche sites, but my main site is over at HumanProofDesigns.com – A company I founded in 2014 and grew to over $500,000 in revenue in 2016 (actually it was about $680,000 but I’m a sucker for round numbers).
HPD is the industry leader in done-for-you services for internet marketers like yourselves. We offer a bunch of services, ranging from website building, niche research, keyword research, article writing, and more.
Here’s the thing. It all started at WA. I cut my teeth here and starting on my journey. I’m now considered an authority in the affiliate marketing space, and that’s all because I decided to join WA one day in August 2012.
You get out of WealthyAffiliate exactly what you put in. You’ve got the tools you need to get started here, and you’ve got an environment to learn in. You need to keep learning, you need to keep making mistakes and moving forward, and sooner or later you WILL succeed.
You can come here with zero knowledge and still succeed, in fact, that’s what most of us did. The most important thing you need to do though is to engage yourself and figure things out. WA can’t give you every single answer, so always remain curious!”
I love how in WA we get to meet so many awesome people and to grow even just an inch some days. I could never say that before finding my way here.
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Go be awesome and thanks for being here today.
“When life pushes you, stand straight, smile and push it the heck back!”
– Anik Singal