Most people love buying online courses which sell “systems” for doing certain things ranging from building a passive income to solving cash flow problems. Online training courses are viewed by many as the magical solution to most problems today. However, an online training course shouldn’t be the first thing you consider when you want to learn something. In most cases, online courses are usually quick fixes to many problems. Here’s why you should think twice the next time you find an online course you want to buy.
Online course need background “machinery” to work
Sellers of online courses need to input a lot of knowledge, time, money and testing to sell online training courses successfully. But there are very few people willing to put in the work. Most authors focus on the outcome and the few that do a great job never reveal what it takes to build a great course. That’s why you should avoid buying every course you find.
Real-world credibility is an important consideration before you buy any course online. There are so many competing courses in any niche out there today, so it’s important to assess the credibility of the author/s in question. It’s impossible to create a valuable training course if you lack real client experience. Before spending any money on a course, make sure the author/s have credibility about the subject in the real world. You can check reviews to assess credibility.
Can you find the information for free?
Technological advancements have allowed us to find information about anything you can think of online. If you have some “decent” online research skills, there’s no reason why you should pay for an online training course. Unless you want to save time you would otherwise spend researching on a particular topic of interest, information is readily available online for free. You just need to know where to look. The internet is packed with information, including the most advanced course material in any niche; however, the information isn’t normally compiled in a friendly manner when you are researching on your own. In a nutshell, you can get all the information you need online for free, but you need some decent online research skills and a considerable amount of time.
How does the author make money?
If you are considering buying an online training course on making money online, you need to ask yourself how the author of the course makes their money. The internet is packed with self-proclaimed experts in all subjects, and most make money by selling their courses not practising what they teach. It’s important to establish this distinction before paying for any training online. A course may be popular because of the marketing behind it and nothing to do with what you will actually get from it. The best online courses are those made by individuals who are proven experts in the subject because you can see real-life proof. If someone decides to create an online course about making money, they should be rich already otherwise their focus is getting rich from the sale of their course which is likely to be a compilation of readily available and free information.
Compare different courses
If you are almost sure you want to spend money on a specific training course, conduct a comparison first. Most training online is usually course-based or subscription based. Course-based training comes at a fixed price. Subscription-based training comes with a subscription fee which varies depending on the content you want to access, how long you want to access the content, etc. Course-based training is the best since there is seemingly endless training on any subject for beginners and your chances of overspending and not getting maximum value for your money are higher with subscription-based training. Ideally, you should go for online training that offers the “entire package” from beginner to advanced-level information. Training that provides comprehensive coverage about a topic is the best as it saves you money. In some cases, a subscription may be better – if you are getting access to all content for a specified period which is adequate in your own estimation.
In a nutshell, you shouldn’t spend money on any course you find. First, make sure the author is credible. Proceed and find out if the information being offered is readily available for free. You also need to ask yourself if the author makes money selling the course or practicing what they teach. Lastly, establish the value of the course in comparison to similar courses.
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