Things to do before you sign up for an online course

Things to do before you sign up for an online course

Things to do before you sign up for an online course

Are you looking to quit your 9 to 5 job and start working from home? Do you want to be the next internet millionaire? Maybe your ambitions are not that big and all you want is to make some extra bucks. These are all very much possible. The Internet is full of success stories and it’s also full of people trying to sell their success story by creating a course and teaching people how they did it.

Some of these courses are legit while some are scam. Some are providing quality training while others are talking nonsense. You can try to take the self-learning path but that is not for everyone. Many people perform better when they are working with a mentor and following a set plan.

The best part about these courses is that they will give you the method and also share resources, tools, and templates that you will need to get there. However, not all of these courses are worth the money they charge. Here’s what you need to do before signing up for an online course.

Read the reviews:

You will easily be able to find lots of reviews for any given course or training program. For example, Modern Millionaires is a course that teaches you lead flipping and I have reviewed the course in detail (click here to read it). You can find similar reviews on the same site and many other sites. Some of these reviews will be a little biased but when you go through 2 or 3 reviews, you will start getting a better idea. Also look for reviews on public forums like Quora or Reddit.

Read a little about the coach: 

There’s always a successful entrepreneur behind every course or training program. You can easily search for them on the Internet to see if they really have had the success they are claiming. For example, Brain Dean offers some of these training programs and you can easily read about him and see that he has been accredited as an expert on many different sites. If the course creator doesn’t have any social proof or public appearances, then you should be extra careful.

Join the community:

Some of these courses have their own Facebook groups or slack channels. Some of them will grant access only to premium members but others are open for anybody to join. If you can find a community, you should join and spend some time in the forum to see what other studies are saying.

Ask around:

There are forums and facebook groups where aspiring entrepreneurs hang out. If you are part of any such group, you can ask around and you will find someone who has tried that course or training program. Create a thread at a relevant forum and you will get responses and valuable advice from experienced members.

Try monthly payments:

Some of these courses offer a monthly payment plan, which might look a little expensive when compared to one-off payment but it gives you the option of canceling subscription if you do not like the course content. One-off payment will mean that you will hardly get any refund.

Use common sense and do not fall for big promises. Most of these courses will make tall claims like promising seven figure incomes and while this is a possibility, it is not going to happen overnight.

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