I am a junkie for learning new things. I work in technology (Information Technology) and I also run an online business. Both areas change much faster than other parts of life. Think about how much the Internet has changed in the last 15 years – it is quite dramatic how things have developed. The same applies to computer systems. If you want to “survive” in these industries you need to adapt to new technology and new strategies all the time. I enjoy what I do because it keeps me on my toes.
So, I read a lot and use a lot of online tools and training to stay up to date on software, hardware, and Internet related things. While I use a lot of free resources to stay up to date, I also spend money on paid training when I consider it useful. A great resource for low-priced, but high quality training has been Udemy is an online education website where individuals or companies can teach online and make their offerings publicly available. Udemy is like a market place where you can buy individual courses based on your interest. Most courses are a mix of video training and text (e)book training. The variety of educational products on Udemy is huge. You can learn technical things like programming, learn how to bake the best cookies in the world, or hone up your skills in public speaking. You can learn health and fitness related skillsor brush up your business skills. Here is an excempt of top level areas where you can then search for sub-topics and matching courses.
- Arts & Photography
- Health & Fitness
- Math & Science
- Social Sciences
- Crafts & Hobbies
From this list you can drill down until you discover something that you like to learn. When reviewing a course you can see how many people already bought it. You can also see the review rating and read associated reviews. You can see the names of the “teachers” and do research on that side of things if you like. Each course comes with a detailed description and a lot of detail about what you will get when buying a course. If find this quite helpful when it comes to making a purchase decision.
Every once in a while Udemy runs some special deals. Personally I have never bought a Udemy course at list price and neither should you. Sure, some courses might never go on sale and if a specific course is exactly what you need you might have to bite the bullet and pay full-price. Fortunately for me at least I never had to do that. This week I saw an offer for Udemy on Facebook where they offered 50% off for many courses and I almost jumped on it, but I held off. Today I got an email from them with a special offer. Certain courses would cost only $10.00 per piece. The course usually offer lifetime access so that you can buy them now and come back later to start the training.
I decided to check it out and I found 9 courses that I purchased this time. In my case these courses are mainly business and professional development related, but I also picked one that is more health related – which again in my case is kind of business related. I made my payment through PayPal, but you can also pay via Credit Card. Selecting a course is easy. Go through the listing of courses and then “purchase” it, but enter the coupon code before actually completing the purchase. It is nice to see a $199.00 course price to go down to $10.00. The coupon code is good for 1 week from today.
Use Coupon Code: TAKE10