Last updated on July 13, 2017
Udemy Review – Why Should You Buy A Few Udemy Courses?
I have written this article as a general “Udemy Review”. I have described the general features of Udemy and deliberated on the reasons to a buy an Udemy course. This article does not talk about a specific Udemy course.
So the question is, should you buy a Udemy course?
If you had asked me this question a few months ago, my answer might have been ‘No’. But the things have changed since then. Today, my answer is a big ‘Yes’. You should definitely buy a Udemy course, even if you are not actively looking for a course.
Learning should never stop.
I am a professional project management trainer. Most of my life, I have conducted classroom training courses. I believe a classroom training, with face to face interaction with the instructor, provides the best learning opportunity to a student. I think a good experienced Guide makes the learning easy.
By education, I am also a software engineer. I used to work as a software professional earlier. I have a strong inclination towards technology. I adapt to technological changes quiet easily. But somehow, till about few months ago, I was skeptical of online training courses. I used to think that they are not effective. But, I was wrong. Online training courses are not only effective but they also save a lot of time & money.
There are obvious pros and cons of both classroom & online training. I think both have their own utility and both are here to stay. But in this article, I will talk about Udemy. I have written this review based on my personal experiences with Udemy courses.
A few months ago, a student asked me about a PMP course on Udemy. At that time the course was priced at an unbelievably low price ($40 only). I reviewed the course and loved it instantly. It is now priced much higher but it is one of the recommended Udemy course on my list. After that event, I started exploring Udemy. Since that time, I have bought a few courses myself. Nowadays, all my family members use Udemy for learning new things.
11 Reasons To Buy A Udemy Course
Cost Effective – A Udemy course saves you a lot of money. All the Udemy courses are priced between $20 and $200. There is a general myth that cheap is not good. But, in case of Udemy, you just have to find the right course for yourself.
Saves Time – A Udemy course gives you a lot of flexibility with time. You can learn practically anywhere and at any time. You can listen to the audios and watch videos while you are doing mundane jobs like jogging, commuting, waiting at Doctor’s, transiting through airport etc.
Learn on Any Device – You can learn using any device (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone) of your choice. You can access the course files by using regular web browser or Udemy app.
Lifelong Access – Udemy provides lifetime access to all its courses. You can access the course even after a few years. It is like owning a book – once you buy it, it becomes yours for life.
Money Back Guarantee – Udemy provides 30 day money back guarantee. You can always ask for a refund, if for some reason you do not like a course.
Thousands of Courses – At the time of writing this article, there are more than 40,000 course. You can learn formal subjects like online marketing, stock analysis, leadership etc. or follow your passion & learn about astronomy, photography, home improvement, gardening etc. or study esoteric subjects like hypnosis, meditation, yoga, spirituality etc. Your learning is only limited by your imagination.
Timely Course updates – The authors on Udemy keep their course updated with latest trends and research. You get access to the latest study material.
In-depth Learning Material – Most Udemy courses include videos, quizzes, written documents. They help you in overall learning.
Q & A – You can directly communicate with the authors and ask questions.
Loved By Millions – At the time of writing this article over 12 million students have used Udemy.
Course Completion Certificate – At the end of the course, you get a course completion certificate that showcases your knowledge on the subject.
Learning should never stop.
As suggested at the beginning of the article, I would recommend that you should definitely buy a Udemy course. I think there is little downside to buying a Udemy course. You get lifetime access to your chosen course at a reasonable price that gives you flexibility to learn at your own pace.
My Udemy review is not based on a stray review of a course. I have written this from my personal experiences. I believe Udemy courses can help you and your family as they have helped me.
Don’t wait! You just need to be self-motivated. You can learn on the go and save a lot of time.
Start your Udemy course now. Happy learning.
Disclosure: I have not received any compensation (in cash or kind) from Udemy or the Course Authors or anyone else associated with Udemy. But this article contains affiliate links – it means that, if you click & buy from these links then, I will receive a small commission. This commission helps me in maintaining this blog for free. However, you don’t pay anything extra. I actively many Udemy courses and I have learned a lot from them. I recommend only those products that I believe will definitely help the blog readers.