Unofficial Udemy Student Guide: Courses Free or Dirt Cheap
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Unofficial Udemy Student Guide: Courses Free or Dirt Cheap

Unofficial Udemy Student Guide: Get the best Udemy courses free or dirt cheap: Watch courses fast leaving bookmarks
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Created by Brian Jackson
Last updated 10/2019
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 9 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Locate and identify the best courses on a specific topic
  • Get the best price when purchasing any Udemy course
  • Communicate with course instructors and students
  • Get the most out of your Udemy course watching experience
Requirements
  • The only prerequisite for this course is a Udemy student account
Description

Hi, my name is Brian.  I'm not only a Udemy instructor, I'm a student too.

In this, the beginning of my fifth year with Udemy, I've managed to acquire over 424 Udemy courses.

Now, you may think that I spent a lot of money acquiring so many courses, but you'd be wrong.  You see, I obtained most of my courses for free and the rest at ridiculously low prices through the use of coupon codes.

Coupon Codes?  What's that?

Don't worry, everything is explained in the course.

In this course I'll show you how to find the best courses at the best prices and then how to get the most out of each course you take.

The course is divided into the following main sections:

  • Evaluating the Udemy Course Catalog

  • Never Pay Full Price for a Udemy Course

  • Getting the Most Out of Your Udemy Courses

And it's all explained in under 2 hours.

Note: If you're in a rush, simply scan the lecture descriptions, which are fairly descriptive, and drop in on any lectures that interest you.  Udemy course taking tip #1.

Note on the 2018 Edition:

This course has been newly updated to the 2018 version of the Udemy interface.  Additionally, it includes new topics on how to find free courses on Facebook and how to get full and partial course refunds.

Meanwhile, the 2015 Edition is fully intact beginning at Section 7: Lecture 34.  Please watch one edition or the other (2018 at 2 hours or 2015 at 1) but not both.

So, if you're ready to Udemy with the best of us then I'm ready to show you the tricks of the trade.

As always, good luck and happy Udemy'ing.

---Brian

Who this course is for:
  • All Udemy students should take this course
Course content
Expand all 62 lectures 03:33:03
+ Introduction to the 2018 Edition of the UUSG
3 lectures 13:47

Learn what Udemy is and view an overview of the course.

What is Udemy and How Does it Work?
07:32
October 2019 Udemy Coupon Changes
03:45
+ Find the Best Courses Free or Dirt Cheap Fast
1 lecture 08:03
How to Find the Best Courses Free or Dirt Cheap Fast
08:03
+ Evaluating the Udemy Course Catalog
9 lectures 39:57

An overview of the course and instructor evaluation process and how to build a wishlist.

Introduction to Evaluating the Udemy Course Catalog
00:53

How to use the categories menu to browse the Udemy course catalog.

Using Categories to Find Courses
05:49

How to use the search interface to interrogate the Udemy course catalog.

Searching and Filtering Search Results
08:47

How to quickly filter search results to display the best courses for you.

Filtering Search Results with the New User Interface (2019)
05:35

How to evaluate a course card to determine whether it's worth purchasing.

Evaluating Course Cards for Course Acquisition
05:19

Evaluate the course and instructor to build your wishlist in preparation for pricing you Udemy wishlist.

Evaluate Course and Instructor to Build Your Wishlist
06:33
Evaluating a Course in 2019
06:02

Evaluating courses section project.

Evaluating the Udemy Course Catalog Section Project
00:22

Section summary.

Summary of Evaluating the Udemy Course Catalog
00:37
+ Never Pay Full Price for a Udemy Course
9 lectures 33:30

As the section title suggestion, this section is about finding the courses from you wishlist free or dirt cheap.

Introduction to Never Pay Full Price for a Udemy Course
02:02

Here's an overview of Udemy course pricing to set the playground for finding free and cheap courses.

An Overview of Udemy Course Pricing
09:08

A description of the two types of coupons and the two ways to redeem coupons.

Introduction to Udemy Coupon Codes
05:11

A reminder of how to display free courses on Udemy.

Displaying Free Courses Available on Udemy
02:06

How to find Udemy free and discount course coupons on the #1 website for free Udemy course coupons. 

Get Free and Discount Coupon Codes on Best Black Hat Forum
05:36

How to find Udemy free and discount course coupons on Facebook.

Get Free and Discount Coupon Codes on Facebook
04:39

Other sources of Udemy coupons including Internet search, Udemy sales and instructor announcements.

Other Coupon Sources
03:27

Section Project.

Never Pay Full Price for a Udemy Course Section Project
00:30

Section Summary.

Summary of Never Pay Full Price for a Udemy Course
00:51
+ Intermission
1 lecture 02:10
Please Leave a Course Review
02:10
+ Getting the Most Out of Your Udemy Courses
11 lectures 26:57

Find out how to watch your Udemy courses effectively and efficiently.

Introduction to Getting the Most Out of Your Udemy Courses
01:42

Here are some notes on how to watch a Udemy course.

How to Watch a Udemy Course
03:50

How to speed up a Udemy course and jump ahead (as well as other timeline pointers).

Watching a Course Fast or Slow
06:13

Hey, there's even more to note regarding bookmarks.

Addendum: Additional Information on Bookmarks
00:10

How to ask personal questions via the Udemy messaging system and public questions via Q&A and other avenues.  Contact me via email at brianjjaxn@gmail.com.

Asking Questions and Leaving Comments
06:38

Note that you can keep up with the latest information regarding your course contact by reading the Udemy instructor announcements.  These are purely educational announcements that should provide the latest insights on the product.  Such announcements may be disabled globally an on a course-by-course bases.

Be sure the respond to an announcement if you have questions or would like to create a public discussion.

Instructor Educational Announcements
00:15

How to leave a review for a Udemy course.

How to Leave a Review
03:41

How to get full refunds for courses you don't like and partial refunds for courses where you find a better deal.  Note that requests must be submitted within 30 days of purchase.  Otherwise, a refund is easy.

How to Get a Course Refund
03:21

For help either contact me via Udemy message, Q&A session or email (brianjjaxn@gmail.com) or for the ultimate source in help refer to:

https://support.udemy.com

Here you'll find answers to all your Udemy questions.

---Brian

Additional Resources and Contacting Udemy
00:07

Section project.

Getting the Most Out of Your Udemy Courses Section Project
00:09

Section Summary.

Summary of Getting the Most Out of Your Udemy Courses
00:50
+ Bonus Material
4 lectures 18:04

How to update your Udemy profile.

Updating Your Udemy Profile and Notification Preferences
03:24
How Udemy Instructors Get Paid
05:15
What Udemy Instructors Already Know About You
09:19

I'll be provide information on the Udemy app as soon as I've found the time to figure out how to run and record it.

---Brian

Installing and Using the Udemy App
00:06
+ Conclusion to the 2018 Edition of the UUSG
3 lectures 09:01

A brief description of how to get the courses in my Udemy catalog as inexpensively as possible.

Bonus: How to Get the Best Deal on My Catalog of Udemy Courses
04:27

My Udemy course catalog.

My Udemy Course Catalog
02:51

What now?

Where Do I Go From Here?
01:43
+ Introduction to the 2015 Edition of the UUSG
1 lecture 01:42

For the course overview I simply read the course description. If you've already read the course description, go ahead and skip this lecture. Don't worry, the real meat doesn't start until Lecture 2.

Preview 01:42
+ Evaluating the Udemy Course Catelog
5 lectures 12:03

In this lecture you'll learn to use the search box which is located in the upper left hand corner of the course display screen. Search the course catalog for topics of interest such as "powerpoint 2013" or "gardening". Udemy returns all applicable search results a screen at a time. Use the filters on the left side of the search result screen to reduce the number of search results. Click a filter while enabled to disable it.

Preview 02:28

In this lecture you'll learn how to evaluate the course quality of interesting search results. You'll begin your evaluation by scanning the search results for interesting topics with a large number of high quality reviews. Hovering over a course card will display the number of lectures in the course and the number of hours of video. Click on a course card to display the course description.

Watch the promotional video before expanding and reading the course description. Make note of other courses that people looked at and the quality of the reviews. Next you'll read the course biography to get a sense of the instructor. Finally, you'll make not of other courses by the instructor displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Preview 03:38

In this lecture you'll learn how to display the course instructor's profile page by hovering over the instructor's name at the top of the course description page and selecting "View Profile". Check out the instructor's biography and see what other courses they teach.

Preview 01:33

When you find a course that looks interesting and passes your quality review, click the heart in the upper right hand corner of a course card or click "Wishlist" button to the right of the course description page. By clicking these buttons you'll be adding the course to your personal wishlist. Later you can review your wishlist by clicking on your face in the upper right corner of each Udemy page and selecting "My Wishlist" from the pulldown menu. Click the "Revmoe from Wishlist" popup link on a wishlisted course card to remove that course from the wishlist.

Preview 02:13

Note that some courses include lecture titles that end with a "Preview" button. Press the button to preview any of these lectures for free. Click the "Start free preview" link at the top of the course description on the right to begin a five minute preview of any other lectures in the course.

Using Free Previews
02:11