And hey, I just wanted to mention that while I appreciate the support from Udemy, I’ve decided to focus more on my own website and cut out the middleman. I’ve put a lot of hard work into creating these courses, so I want to have more control over their pricing and availability. With my membership option, you can get access to all my courses for just 25 bucks a month, with the freedom to cancel anytime. I’ll also be continually updating and adding new courses, including ones on Bootstrap 5, Python, and Golang. So whether you’re just starting out or looking to expand your coding skills, I’d really appreciate it if you could check out my website. Thanks for your support, and stay tuned for more videos on my YouTube channel soon!
Significant Events Leading to the Creation of the New Course and Platform
Being Absent to Focus on Course Development
Reasons for Branching Away From Udemy
One significant event that led to the creation of my own platform was the decision to branch away from Udemy. Although Udemy has been instrumental in boosting my career as a course creator, I felt it was time to focus more on my personal brand and have more control over the pricing and distribution of my courses. Furthermore, changes in pricing structures had made it financially challenging, as the returns on course sales were often minimal compared to the effort and time invested.
The Process of Building a Novel Online Platform
Features: Topics Included in the Course
Using Libraries: Justification and Context of Use
Objective: Intermediate to Advanced Learning Experience
Course Design: Combining Learning Modules and Practical Projects
To create a holistic learning experience, the course is structured to include both learning modules and practical projects. This combination ensures that students not only grasp the theoretical concepts but also gain hands-on experience applying the knowledge acquired.
Promotional Discounts for the Introductory Period
Subscription Packages: Monthly and Yearly Plans
In addition to individual course purchases, subscription packages are available for those who wish to access all courses on an ongoing basis. Monthly and yearly plans are offered, allowing learners to access the entire course library and cancel their subscription at any time.
Access to All Courses Through Subscriptions
Expansion and Updates on the New Platform
Planned Updates: Courses Subject to Future Revisions
Introduction of New Courses: Broadening Language Options
In addition to updating existing courses, the platform has plans to introduce new courses in different programming languages. Python and Golang are among the languages that will be explored in future course offerings. This expansion aims to cater to a broader audience and provide learners with opportunities to explore various programming languages.
Potential Updates: Enhancing and Revamping Existing Courses
As the platform continues to grow, there is potential for further updates and enhancements to existing courses based on learner feedback and emerging trends in the industry. The goal is to provide a continuously evolving learning experience that remains relevant and valuable to students.
Personal Reflections on Moving Away from Udemy
Financial Incentives and Course Valuation
While acknowledging the positive impact of Udemy on my career as a course creator and content creator, the decision to move away from the platform was primarily driven by financial considerations. With changes in pricing structures and diminishing returns on course sales, it became increasingly challenging to maintain motivation and sustain the level of dedication required to create high-quality courses.
Desire for Independence: Creating a Personal Brand
Branching out to my own platform allowed me to pursue greater independence and control over my personal brand as a course creator. By creating a dedicated space for my courses, I can offer a more personalized experience to learners and have the freedom to set my own pricing and distribution strategies.
Challenges and Rewards of Having an Independent Platform
The process of building and launching my own platform presented its fair share of challenges. From technical aspects like website development to marketing and managing the platform, it required significant effort and investment of time. However, the rewards of having an independent platform, including greater control and direct interaction with learners, make the journey worthwhile.
The Challenges and Rewards of YouTube Content Creation
The Need for a Detox: Dealing with Content Creation Burnout
Taking a break from creating YouTube content was a necessary step to address content creation burnout. Constantly delivering weekly videos can be mentally and physically taxing, making it challenging to explore new ideas and pursue other endeavors. The break provided an opportunity to revitalize and reenergize, ultimately leading to a renewed sense of enthusiasm.
Rediscovering Enthusiasm for YouTube
Although I took a break from creating YouTube content, I want to assure my viewers that I am not disappearing. The break allowed me to rediscover my enthusiasm for YouTube and gain a fresh perspective on content creation. I am now ready to dive back into creating videos and delivering valuable content to my audience.
Coming Projects: Preview of Future YouTube Content
In the near future, I will be sharing a roadmap video that outlines the upcoming projects and content on my YouTube channel. This annual tradition has been highly requested by viewers, and I am excited to provide insights into the topics and technologies that will be explored in upcoming videos.
Future Directions for Content Creation
Plan for an Annual Roadmap Video
In addition to the roadmap video, I plan to incorporate annual roadmap videos into my content creation strategy. These videos will serve as a guide for both myself and my viewers, highlighting the key topics, technologies, and trends that will be explored throughout the year.
Focus on Emerging Technologies Like AI
As the field of technology continues to evolve, I plan to focus on emerging technologies, with a particular emphasis on AI (Artificial Intelligence). Exploring the implications of AI on web development and delving into its practical applications will provide valuable insights for web developers and enthusiasts.
Exploring the Implications of AI on Web Development
The integration of AI into web development has the potential to revolutionize the industry. By delving into the implications of AI, I aim to provide a deep understanding of how it impacts web development processes, tools, and frameworks. This exploration will equip developers with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in an AI-driven landscape.
Recap on New Developments: Course and Platform
Gratitude for Continued Support from Subscribers
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all my subscribers and supporters who have stood by me throughout this process. Your continued support and encouragement have been invaluable and have motivated me to push boundaries and explore new avenues.
Promise of New and Exciting Content in the Coming Future
Teaser About New Content
As I wrap up this article, I want to leave you with a teaser about the new content that is on the horizon. From AI and its implications for web development to in-depth explorations of emerging technologies, there is a wealth of exciting content to look forward to.
Thanking Readers for Their Time
I want to express my sincerest appreciation for taking the time to read this article. Your interest and support mean a lot to me, and I am grateful for your attention.
Invitation for Feedback and Engagement
Lastly, I invite you to provide feedback and engage with me on this journey. Whether it’s sharing your thoughts on the new course, platform, or upcoming content, or simply connecting with me on social media, your input is highly valued. Together, we can continue to learn, grow, and build a vibrant community of passionate learners.