Updated · Nov 16, 2022
Why You Shouldn’t Trust Online Course Resellers
Updated · Feb 21, 2022
For the past several years, especially thanks to COVID-19, the online learning industry has been booming. In fact, the elearning market is projected to be worth $325 billion by 2025.
Our pursuit for happiness and “you can be what you want to be” ideology gave the opportunity to platforms like Mindvalley and Masterclass to dominate the market. Their courses’ value is undeniable. But let’s be honest—they aren’t cheap.
The high prices of online learning platforms opened the doors for a new type of business: reselling the courses.
The business model is simple - a company buys a subscription to a certain online course platform and then resells it at a fraction of the price to as many people as possible.
Sounds too good to be true, right?
That’s because it is.
We were recently contacted by such a company, offering a variety of high-quality courses with crazy discounts. And by crazy, we mean 90%+ off.
At Techjury, we’ve reviewed a lot of online learning and self-improvement courses, so we know just how much effort (and money) gets invested in these platforms. Needless to say, the discounts offered by the company mentioned above seemed unrealistic, to say the least.
That’s why we contacted the sources (in this case, Mindvalley and Masterclass), and they both reassured us that this is a copyright infringement and they will take action against such sites.
So unless you want to risk spending money and getting your service canceled because the site is down, we strongly suggest you avoid such sites.
If you value your time and money, don’t trust course reseller websites that offer 100% value for 5% of the original price.
Some elearning platforms have an official reseller program. However, their partners are verified and visible on the companies’ websites. Furthermore, you’ll never find a legitimate partner that resells courses with a mind-blowing discount.
That’s not how it works, unfortunately. Things cost what they cost for a reason.
To summarize, if you find something that’s too good to be true online, likely it is. The very least you can do is to reach out to the source to verify if it’s legit.
Deyan has been fascinated by technology his whole life. From the first Tetris game all the way to Falcon Heavy. Working for TechJury is like a dream come true, combining both his passions – writing and technology. In his free time (which is pretty scarce, thanks to his three kids), Deyan enjoys traveling and exploring new places. Always with a few chargers and a couple of gadgets in the backpack. He makes mean dizzying Island Paradise cocktails too.
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