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How Udemy is Helping Business Owners

  •   Thursday, August 06, 2015

  • Udemy is a rapidly growing place online where anyone can learn new or different skills online. The courses are built for any learner because of the ability to work at your own pace. Their courses are offered to the public for free or at a per course fee. 

    The Udemy courses are currently not credentialed for college credits but are taught by some of the best minds. Some courses offered are helping students become certificated in new areas of learning, such as Social Media Marketing and Web Development. LinkedIn is beginning to recognize some of these educators courses through showing them on your profile.

    Majority of students are taking courses largely to improving job-related skills or to grow in an Entrepreneurial skill set. Some courses can generate credits toward other technical certification. Udemy has made a special effort to attract corporate trainers seeking to create coursework for employees for their company, to add to their ever-growing courses.

    Now that we know what Udemy is, let’s look at how it is helping business owners. There are tons of courses helping new business owners grow in areas to help their business, such as marketing courses, social media courses, and presentation skill courses.

    All Udemy courses are not equal. Some are better than others. You will want to do your research to ensure the course is worth taking. Here are some suggestions to help you look for the right course.

    1. Decide on a Subject. Take the subject or topic you want to learn more about and begin searching for courses in that area.

    2. Read Course Reviews. Reading reviews will show you how many people are engaged in the course. It will also give you an idea of the quality of the course. Go through and look at a few 5-star reviews. Then also some of the 1-4 star reviews. Often times, reading reviews that are 1-4 star ratings can give you a heads up to any issues you encounter during the course. Don't let this stop you from taking the course if you want to. Just use it to show you what to expect.

    3. Preview the Course. A lot of times the instructors will provide a few videos that you can preview for free. Watch those and see how they instruct. Is it fun or boring, do they get points across or just blabber, etc? This will give you a good idea on how they will teach the full course. This will also let you see if you connect with the instructor's voice/teaching style. You need to connect with the person you are learning from.

    4. 30 Days For Refunds. Udemy provides a 30-day money-back guarantee. So let's say you do all your research and buy the course and then end up not liking it. You can just request a refund and you have your money back in your pocket. This will give you protection and security so that you don't have to worry about losing your money to a subpar course.

    Udemy has a lot to offer business owners through their many courses. Be sure to check Udemy out to see what courses they have that can help your business.


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