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A new Udemy course for a new year
I took advantage of a New Year's sale for Udemy and a $5 credit they sent me by email to nab a brand new course I bookmarked and almost bought during the Black Friday sale.
The full price (i.e. when Udemy isn't having one of its fantastic sales) is $200. I paid $5.99.
What is this course, you ask?
Writing with Flair 2.0: How to Become an Exceptional Writer with Shani Raja (Ex-Wall Street Journal Editor).
So far, I have no trouble believing the instructor knows his material, and he presents it so well, I'm actually listening without trying to do other things (like check email or my Facebook feed).
This, if you know me, is a big thing.
I know I've expressed regret about paying for certain courses that proved less helpful than I hoped. I've also (recently) had to back out of a course that probably would have helped, but that I couldn't afford.
So, when I find something like this, I have to share.
Udemy's New Year's sale is still going (at the time of this writing) and won't end until the 12th of January. Even if you haven't received a $5 credit by email for being a Udemy member (which is free), this course is well worth the sale price of $10.99.
It's probably even worth the regular price ($200), but -- as you know by now -- that's just more than I can afford to invest in a course right now. Plus, I'm cheap.
And if I can save big money on a course like this, it's only fair to let you know and make it as easy for you to save money on it -- or on another Udemy course that appeals to you.
Shani Raja has another course on Udemy called Ninja Writing: The Four Levels of Writing Mastery, which has 2,600 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 stars.
I had a heck of a time deciding which one to sign up for, but I eventually decided on Writing with Flair 2.0 (the updated and expanded version of the original Writing with Flair course).
I may nab Ninja Writing during another sale, though I don't know when the next one will come along.
Four new books for 2018
- Writers in the Red: Keep your cool and your money. Indie publishing without the usual crap advice.
- Create Stunning Book Covers Using Canva (short, 99 cents)
- TBD (Possible title -- Aesthetic Craftsmanship: An Artist's Prayer Journal (with a tribute to Flannery O'Connor))
- TBD (Possible title -- True Life Coaching: Why it's not about sexual power, feeling comfortable in your own skin, or getting everything you want.
What's up next?
The last two book ideas may give way to others by the middle of the year. And I may very well grab another course the next time Udemy has a sale like this one. If I do, I'll be happy to share news of that one, too.
There are so many other course categories besides writing, after all. I've been browsing in the "Home-Based Business" category and have even bookmarked a couple courses.
What about you?
Have you taken any Udemy courses you'd recommend?
Or are you seriously considering buying one during this sale?
If so, please comment here or on Facebook. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope to read something from you, too.