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Online course explosion.
It seems everyone is doing it these days , eh ?
And sometimes because so many of us are desperate to build something NOW we spend a lot of money on courses that take us nowhere and get us no results.
I have been there, solo boss.
I have been there.
10 Udemy Courses Totally Worth Your Time & Money – The Solo Boss Edition
Udemy was one of those websites I stumbled up on in my early days and boy, was I excited to be able to get all these courses on the cheap.
Until I started realizing that the course quality between instructors was definitely not the same.
To be honest with you, while Udemy gets a bad rap for selling courses for cheap both from customers – who don’t believe a $10 course is worth it – as well as instructors who may earn $2-$5 per course sale when Udemy does its’ deep discounting, there are some true gems you can find on the platform if you look.
I decided to write this post and give you a short-list of Udemy courses I honestly believe are worth your time and money.
I hand-curated these based on the following factors :
- The length of time the instructor has been in business – not to say there are not some amazing newbies but these folks have in fact stood the test of time
- Have at least a 4-star rating on the Udemy Marketplace
- Have demonstrated results of the things they teach
- I have interacted with a few of these individuals personally (namely : Nick Loper, Alex Genadinik and Ron Stefanski) and they are good people who do want to see others succeed. They did not ask me to promote their courses either.
So if you are on a budget , need to delve into some Udemy courses and need a point in the right direction, here it is !
Kindle Launch Plan – Nick Loper
I took this course and found it super helpful and actually will be delving more into Kindle self-publishing later on this year. It also helps that Nick himself has self-published 9 books. If you love writing and plan to make it an income stream in the future, this course will be well- worth your time.
How to create a niche website that’s a successful business – Ron Stefanski
Ron and I used to be in a mastermind together and it has been amazing to watch his growth over the years. These days he rakes in $5,000-$10,000 in revenue from his niche websites all while living in Brazil. Not some bad change if you ask me.
Lisa was one of the first Youtubers I encountered 5 years ago when I first discovered online business. I was looking over her channel recently and she has videos from 10 years ago – before “Youtuber” was even a noun.
I found her after I had typed “what is affiliate marketing” in the Google Search bar and came across her video ! I was excited to learn everything she had to offer and her advice helped me in the early days of building a website.
So yes, you can learn A LOT from this girl about affiliate marketing.
Create Images, Upload & Earn With Spreadshirt – Lisa Irby
Yes, it is a legit thing you can get into. Lisa knows and she teaches.
ConvertKit – Email Marketing for Online Entrepreneurs – Dennis J. Smith
I have followed Dennis J Smith since I discovered Udemy and he has proven over time to be a genuine person. He has several courses but this one stands out to me. Usually people start with software and get super overwhelmed by all the intricacies.
Dennis wanted to relieve you of that pain when it comes to Convertkit and so created the course. Genius.
How to stop procrastinating – Alex Genadink
I am not even sure how that happened. We just chatted a little bit after that on Twitter and intrigued when he told me he was earning a full-time income from selling courses online. Obviously, if he procrastinated a lot, he would not have created over 100 courses on Udemy. So yes, when Alex says he can teach you how to stop procrastinating, I believe him.
How to sell more handmade, affiliate & digital products NOW! – Alex Genadinik
In the world of internet marketing and entrepreneurship, I think it is safe to say that Seth Godin is a worthy king. He has been creating immense value through his blog for over a decade, published several truly epic books and unlike certain online celebrities, his popularity is not hyped – he , in fact, is the real deal.
Seth Godin teaching value creation so that we as business owners serve in ways that make profit just a natural by-product of al the value we provide ? I’m game.
If I can be half as great as he is when I am 73, it would knock my socks off ! Haha.
I have enjoyed Brian Tracy’s books in the past and he never fails to give great advice on productivity, sales, leadership, entrepreneurship and thought leadership.
Who else can you learn the art of actively selling your brand to epically proportional levels from ? This might be a little bit much for solo bosses like you and I but there are certainly business lessons in marketing here we can all benefit from.
Special Mentions : 2 Bonus Courses Which Are Not on Udemy
I know the title specifically mentions Udemy however, this conversation would not be complete if I did not mention these two non-Udemy classes that have literally changed my life and brought me a lot of income this year particularly.
Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing – I made the $200 I spent on it back in a few weeks
Earn More Writing – I earned the money I spent on this course in a month (SPECIAL SALE : GET 20% OFF the full price of Earn More Writing from today (August 24) through August 28. Enter Coupon Code : SCHOOL20)
I cannot over-emphasize the power of investing in quality courses from people who have done excellently themselves. These two PLUS the 10 from Udemy I mention above over-qualify in this department.
So there it is ! 10 Udemy courses well-worth your dime as a solopreneur.
Are there any other online courses you have taken (Udemy or not) that you have found to be incredibly useful ?
Let’s hear it in the comments.