Its been a really long while since I last wrote. Ironically, two posts before this, I even said that I'm back to writing and that only lasted for two posts.
So I was lounging on the sofa the other day. Feeling bored.
Then, I received an email from Udemy that goes like this....
I've read about this Udemy thingy online quite some time ago and registered an account but have never gotten to using it.
For those that have not hear of it. Its an online learning platform where you can search for the courses that you are interested in and learn at your own pace. You can visit the site by clicking here.
So I was bored, it looks interesting. Something on Sale. Psychological marketing working its way through my brain. Usually the courses cost USD29, 39, 49...199...249...etc. Why not take a look.
Aha! What have we here?
Interesting - The Complete Web Developer Course. I've always wanted to learn how to make my own website ever since dabbling in it (just lightly) when in University.
Another one that caught my attention was this...
The Complete Hacking Course. Really? From beginner to advanced for USD15?
Some people probably jump right in and bought the courses since it looks like a steal, from $199 to $15.
But being the cheapskate that I am and the sad state of the MYR. I didn't buy the course.
But then again...
The courses on sale lingered around my mind. Zzz. Marketing techniques.
I bought both the very next day. On the day that the USD:MYR reached the 52 weeks high @ 4.4812 according to Bloomberg.
Both courses would have cost me USD30. But when I logged into the Udemy App, I saw that The Complete Web Developer Course was on sale for USD9.99.
Hmmm. Of course I chose the cheaper one since its the same.
I tried to look for The Complete Hacking Course to see if its also selling for USD9.99 or not but the weird thing is, the course is displayed as coming soon on the app and doesn't allow you to purchase it.
So in the end, I bought the course separately on the App and through my email link.
That's not all. Since I paid with my credit card, there's the processing fee for foreign currency denominated transactions of 1%.
So in the end I paid a total amount of RM114.26 for both courses at an exchange rate of 4.5722 inclusive of the processing fee.
Its not too bad a deal since it would have cost me the same or even more if I were to buy physical books that are less engaging.
I've started on The Complete Hacking Course and have ran into a few problems but that makes it interesting. I'm quite hooked to it. Let's hope I will complete both courses. I'll share on my experience with the course and the problems that I ran into in my next post.
Till next time!