*small correction: you->the author
Is $100 for five hours of video worth the years of experience the author might have? For me, it is.
Though in my experience, the courses on Udemy/Udacity and the like have been disappointing. I always get the feeling that they're trying to fill up time, and they tend to move really slowly.
I've had more luck with books being very useful.
This 2-hour-course vs 10-hour-learning is a false dichotomy to me.
A course, or any kind of structured learning, is just a foundation. I would still expect to spend hours outside of the course, but with a good background I can now search for more specific things than if I had started w/ a blank slate.
I was there recently, some guys told me you can't make filament at home cheaper than what you can get from Amazon.
And then I made my own filament:
Now I am selling my filament on e-commerce websites under my own brand name and making good money, I'll clear $4000+ in sales this month alone.
The expertise of a great teacher can impact you more than you'd expect.
A great example of docs I found recently was RedwoodJS: https://redwoodjs.com/tutorial
Udemy is alright. The profit sharing rules cut you out of a lot unless you actively market, and they’re constantly on sale so you don’t make much per purchase. But it makes up for it in sheer volume. You also need to stand out amongst a lot of content because there’s a very low barrier for entry to meet the requirements to create a course.
Course link for the interested.
The course site is basically just a marketing page. There's information about the course, some blog posts, and the ability to pay. That's it.
The biggest advantage of Udemy is its audience. How much are you willing to sacrifice for using Udemy to gain an audience? I'd argue you should build the audience first, then sell the product.