Where here to shed some light on the benefits and drawbacks that free online courses/trainings has to offer.
What are some reasons why a person might decide to choose free online courses/trainings instead of spending money.
Why some people would hold back on the initial purchase before they invest their time, attention, and hard-earned cash.
Free online courses and trainings do in fact exists, however you have to do a whole lot of due diligence and a bunch of homework to find the correct fit for you.
These courses and trainings come in all different ways and approaches. One thing that I did find out is that most of these courses/trainings ask for some type of money on the back end.
If they do offer a free course/trainings 90% of the time they are generic in nature and very vague to say the least.
These trainings/courses offer these free services as a lore or incentive to get you in the door. I also found out that these courses/trainings offer very little value to what it is that you’re actually trying to gain knowledge on.
The journey usually starts similar to this: a person goes searching for whatever may interest them.
They go on the internet searching for some information on this particular product/service, they find some general information, the person becomes excited because what he/she was searching for has a bunch of websites with information on the subject.
The person then reads what the websites intentions are and how the company will provide services to them.
This leads the person to buy into the fact that this particular product/service can help the individual grow in the particular field they’ve chosen.
This leads to the individual finding out that the information is misleading and sort of confusing.
Furthermore, to make sense of what you signed up for, the trainings/courses offer better results, better understanding, and more in-depth information.
So once, again we get pulled even further down that rabbit hole just hoping that you didn’t make the mistake again in picking the wrong choice.
What would be some reasons a person would want to take a free online training/course.
- Let’s start first with the cost. It’s “Free”
- It has the ability to get you started in the right direction
- Gives you an overall preview of the topic or niche
- Can get you prepared for what’s to come
- Gives you the chance to see if the topic or niche is something you want to pursue
- Gives you guidance on where to go next
- Last but not least is that a person’s cheap and don’t want to pay a lot of money on their learning
Eagerness and Anxiety
When I was just starting out I would buy the most inexpensive training/courses I could find. I would buy them just to get an overall feel for the topic I was pursuing.
I would buy them, go through them, and compare them to see if the information was similar.
I would try to find the similarities and combine them so I could get better clarity and an overall perspective on the topic.
I would take the information that wasn’t similar and store it away for when I could link it to another product/service that was teaching the same topic.
Have you ever heard the term “You Get What You Paid For”. Well when it’s free or you’re paying little to nothing you have to take the information that you have learned with a grain of salt. You have to take the information at face value.
You can’t expect to learn a business for the price of a “McDonald’s happy meal”. I mean to learn a business precise and correctly it will cost you.
The information is going to be informative but very vague, it will point you in the right direction but won’t give you details. If you’re intrigued by free courses/trainings they will force you to take action and buy better products/services.
Pros vs Cons
- Little to no cost
- Learn at your own pace
- Have to motivate yourself
- Hard to get questions answered
- Little or no face to face interactions
- Easy to procrastinate on doing the work
- Requires personal discipline
- Not a lot of 1 on 1 teaching
Free Doesn’t Mean Quality
When considering taking free courses/trainings you have to take in account that they’re free and free doesn’t entail giving up all the secrets for free.
So when seeking out courses/trainings you should judge the content by the clarity that the information is trying to convey, the knowledge you will gain, the experience with the product, and have the ability to judge the money you spent on a learning curve.
It’s ok to get what you paid for in terms of value to the product/service. The honest truth pay more you get more.
In conclusion, once you have signed up and went through the course/training the natural thing to do is take the next step and find a paid product/service that will give you a better sense of how to advance in you chosen topic or niche.
It can be very scary when you don’t know what to expect from a product/service that’s asking you to fork over your hard-earned money for the hopes of you gaining the knowledge to become successful.
Nervousness and anxiety always takes over me, but I continue to buy because I am eager to learn and dedicated to find out how making money online works.
I hope you enjoyed this article and if you have any questions about the free online training and courses information or want to leave your own personal review leave a comment below.