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Verified Udemy Discount Codes (Updated For Jun 2018)

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As more and more friends around me started to gain interests in online learning especially taking Udemy courses, I decided to share some Udemy discount codes (verified) from time to time to help you save some money!

If you need some recommendations on what are the best courses to sign up online, refer to my popular list of courses here!

The coupon codes are embedded in the link below. Click the following link below to buy Udemy courses at a huge discount!

 

*This is my Udemy affiliate link where I will make some commission if you purchase a course using the above coupon code. I will keep this post updated once the coupon expires. Feel free to bookmark this post!

Need A Professional Website For Your Real Estate Business?

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This offer is open to all real estate agents or property professionals located in Singapore who do not have a website currently and is looking to own a professional website. Read on to find out more.

What You Will Get

I will create a website with the following features for you:

  • Drag & Drop Feature (You can edit the website anytime) – click here to watch a video how easy to edit the website.
  • SSL certified (So people can see that your website is secured).
  • Ability to have video backgrounds (desktop only) and parallax effect.
  • Fully responsive – optimized for desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
  • Auto image optimization for fast website loading.
  • Millions of free images (sponsored by pixabay.com, unsplash and more) that you can use in your website without any copyright issues.
  • Photo gallery.
  • Image & background slider.
  • Popup ability.
  • Contact form.
  • One Click Call / Email.
  • Social media integration.
  • Blog section for SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

The following is a demo site of how your website will look like (except the content):

DEMO Link

A wordpress website with the above features will cost at least SGD$5,000 but with this special offer I’m opening up in this blog post, you can enjoy a special rate. Continue reading below >>

Investment Required

One-Time Development Fee: SGD$1,250

Domain Name: SGD$20 per year (you can register over at godaddy.com or use one of your existing domain names)

On-Going Hosting Fee* (with me): US$50 USD$25 per month *Promotional period*

*As I am using a proprietary software (NOT WordPress) to create this website for you, you will not be able to host it anywhere except on my AWS (Amazon Web Services) server. The monthly fee of US$25 (promotional price) includes unlimited hard disk space, unlimited bandwidth (able to serve unlimited visitors unlike traditional shared hosting), web security (daily scans / checks / fixes on virus) and SSL certificate (to make your website HTTPS).

 

Important Terms You Must Agree!

You must accept the following terms before you get me to do the website for you:

  1. This website cannot be hosted in any other platforms. If you decide to terminate the hosting in future, your website will also be deleted.
  2. After you receive your website, I will share with you videos on how to update the website content. But if you need me to help you update in future, per page update will cost SGD$50 and takes 48hrs to complete.
  3. There will be no meetup for this project. Once you make the 50% upfront deposit online, I will send you a word document for you to include the content you want to put in your website. I will start creating your website once I receive the word document with all the content. You will make the balance payment before I live the website.
  4. It will take me less than 30 days to complete your website AFTER I receive the COMPLETED word document from you.
  5. The layout of your website will be the same as the demo link here. You can request for slight changes or rearrangement of sections in the website. I am unable to accommodate for additional features for this project.
  6. I will create 5 pages for you (Home, Our Listing, List with us, About Us, Contact).
  7. I will create maximum up to 5 listing of property in your ‘Our Listing’ page. Additional listing will be charged at SGD$50 per listing.

 

This Offer Is Ideal For:

  • New property agents who want to have a website to market their business.
  • Existing property agents who is looking to own a professional website to list their listing.
  • A team of property agents who want a website for co-branding to show all their listings.

 

This Offer IS NOT Ideal For:

  • Property agents who is looking for features that is not mentioned in the above list.
  • Property agents who want a different layout as shown in the demo link above.

 

Steps To Proceed If You Are Keen:

  1. Contact me using my contact form stating you want a website with this offer.
  2. Make a upfront deposit of SGD$625 online.
  3. Complete a Word document with all the information and send it back to me.
  4. Let me know your domain name so I can link it up for you.
  5. Received the website in 30 days and watch my video tutorials on how to update the site!

 

Slots Left: 3 1 out of 3

You can contact me if you have any questions regarding this special offer.

 

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing In Singapore

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Since starting my online business in 2005, affiliate marketing has been one of my monthly revenue streams simply because it is easy to setup once you understand how it works.

 

Now 13 years later in this new economy (2018), many ask me how they can make a living doing affiliate marketing especially in Singapore where our living standard is so high.

 

These questions prompted me to write this blog post to share with you how you can start making affiliate marketing income with very minimum investment every month, and hopefully I can help you to accelerate the learning and achieve results!

 

Before I start, I want to manage your expectations by stating upfront that affiliate marketing is like running a business. There are risks, investment and effort involved.

 

Many people thought that affiliate marketing is like a push button thing where you hit the ‘ON’ button and it will generate income on autopilot – this is not true. The people who say this are trying to get you to buy their products or services!

 

Now, if you are prepared to invest time and effort, do read on and I am sure you will be able to start on something after reading and digesting this blog post. Good luck!

 

 

What Is Affiliate Marketing Really?

 

I like to explain things using very simple words. Affiliate Marketing means selling. You may not like this word but in this case, I meant more to online selling, which is very different from the way you sell offline.

 

You do not need to meet anyone face to face, in fact, you do not even need to deliver any products or services.

 

The reason why affiliate marketing exists is because product creators need more people to buy their products, hence they are willing to give away a referred bonus (also known as commission) to anyone who refers customers to them.

 

This is how it works online.

 

First, you need to sign up for an affiliate program. There are many affiliate programs available online. If you are living in Singapore, I would recommend these three popular affiliate programs – Amazon, ClickBank and Qoo10. I will go through the strengths and advantages of each of them in the later part of this post. Once you are approved by the program, you can start to promote any product in their marketplace.

 

Second, once your account is approved, you can login to the respective affiliate website to choose products to promote. For example for ClickBank, they have a lot of digital products (eBooks, videos, audios, software etc) that you can choose from their marketplace.

 

Third, after choosing a product that you want to promote, you can grab a customized link from the marketplace. This link is commonly known as your affiliate link. For example, this is my affiliate link to promote an effective learning program to teach young children how to read. When someone clicks on my affiliate link and makes a purchase, I will make a commission of 50%. Note that commission for digital product is generally higher than promoting physical products.

 

The fourth step is the most important step because this is where you promote the product. How are you going to tell people about this product, and most importantly get them to buy? I will teach you an effective strategy to promote affiliate products later in this post. But for now, let me manage your expectations once again…

 

 

Advantages & Disadvantages of Affiliate Marketing

 

Affiliate marketing is one of the simplest type of online business, if you ask me. The main reason is because you do not need to create your own product or even a website!

 

As you could have imagined, affiliate marketing offers the following advantages:

 

  • Save time on creating your own products!
  • Save money because you do not need to spend money to create your own products!
  • You can run this business anywhere as long as you have an internet connection
  • You can start with zero dollars but I strongly suggest that you set aside a comfortable amount to invest and grow this business. Any amount between S$50 to S$200 per month is good for beginners.

 

Now, let me show you the biggest disadvantage of affiliate marketing.

 

Being an affiliate marketer, you do not have any control over the products that you are promoting. For example, a product that you are promoting today may be removed off the shelves of Amazon tomorrow.

 

Hence, you need to check regularly if the products you are promoting is still available for sale. In addition, the pricing of the product can change over time as well. These are the two biggest variables that you can’t control when you are an affiliate marketer.

 

Once you understand this and you are able to embrace the disadvantages, you are almost ready to make money with affiliate marketing!

 

 

Three Popular Affiliate Programs You Can Join!

 

 

ClickBank is the most popular affiliate program on the internet and they specialize in digital products (eBooks, audios, software and videos etc). I like ClickBank very much because you do not need to have a website to get your account approved.

 

In addition, it offers the highest commission out of the three programs that I recommend in this post. The average commission percentage  for a ClickBank product is 50%, which means if you recommend a product that costs US$50 and someone buys it, you will make US$25.

 

The disadvantage of ClickBank is that there are a lot of products in the marketplace that look very scammy. So I have created a video in the later part of this post to teach you how to select a good ClickBank product.

 

You can apply for ClickBank Affiliate program here.

 

 

If you are living in Singapore for quite sometime, you will have heard of Qoo10. Which is a very popular eCommerce marketplace where we buy very affordable items online. Qoo10 offers a Curator program that you can join and make money referring your friends to buy products on Qoo10.

 

What I like about Qoo10 is that they have very competitive pricing online and it is easy to recommend to your friends just because of the pricing. Qoo10 also has a very wide range of products to promote.

 

The disadvantages of Qoo10 Curator is that most products only yield you a commission of 1 to 2% so it takes a gigantic amount of sales for you to make a sizeable income (especially to make a living in Singapore).

 

I would suggest you use Qoo10 as a practice to improve your affiliate marketing along the way. But not so much for the income, perhaps just some pocket money to offset the expense on the things you buy on Qoo10 (if you are a Qoo10 customer).

 

You can learn how to make money using the Curator program by signing up my online course here.

 

 

 

Amazon is the biggest retailer online (in United States) and it has far more products that you can recommend comparing to Qoo10.

 

The biggest disadvantage of Amazon is that you need to have a website in order to get approved as an affiliate. Hence, you may want to put this program on hold till you have a website in future.

 

One thing I like about Amazon affiliate program is that they offer an increasing model of affiliate commission. You will get more commission if you sell more. But the highest percentage of commission in Amazon is still can’t compared with ClickBank.

 

You can apply for Amazon Associates Program here.

 

 

Why Most People Fail

To be honest, there are countless people before you who have tried affiliate marketing but failed miserably.

 

Every day I see comments from people all around the world telling others what they should do in affiliate marketing but rarely telling others what they should not do!

 

The following are the top three mistakes that I see most people doing so I want to list them down for you to avoid them.

 

Promoting A Product Without Trying It Out!

This is a big NO-NO. What would you feel if someone comes up to you and recommend you a supplement that can treat a certain illness but that person didn’t even try that himself / herself? We often believe only when the person who recommends also tried the recommendation personally. Hence, it is important that you try out something first and when you find that it works for you, then you can wholeheartedly recommend the product to anyone!

 

Promote To The Wrong Audience!

This is very commonly seen on social media platforms such as Facebook. In order for people to buy the product you recommend, they must have a need. If you share an affiliate link for a paleo recipe eBook in your Facebook profile and most of your friends don’t even cook, do you think you will get any sales from it?

 

One very important lesson here is to think who needs the product that you want to promote. For example, if you have an online training program teaching people how to use LinkedIn to get leads, do you think it is more effective to share this program in Facebook or LinkedIn?

 

The chances of getting sales will be a lot higher if you promote the right product to the right crowd. Always remember this.

 

Spend Too Much Time Creating A Website!

Another expensive mistake is that most people started creating websites for their affiliate marketing business. Here lies the biggest problem – most people are not skilled at creating websites so visitors can tell if this site (by the look) is created by novices. Along these years, I have known many people who wanted to start affiliate marketing but their momentum stalled when they tried so hard to create a professional and effective website.

 

My suggestion for you especially if you have never created a website before, is to start affiliate marketing with minimal resources. You know what? You don’t even need a website to get started!

 

Once you can get sales without a website, this will give you more motivation to learn how to create a website professionally.

 

Now, it is time to learn what works for me and I believe it will work for you too!

 

 

Most Effective Affiliate Marketing Method For Beginners!

 

To make affiliate income in Singapore (or any other countries), you need to have two important components – Good Product & Targeted Traffic.

 

The advantage of affiliate marketing is that we don’t need to create a product. We just need to know where to find a good product that we can promote to make money. For example, ClickBank has a lot of digital products that many people are buying so you just need to find a good product that sells.

 

Once you found a good product, then you need to show the product to people who are keen to buy. There are a lot of marketing techniques online that you can learn to drive traffic but the most effective traffic is targeted traffic – meaning people who wants to buy the product that you are promoting.

 

Let me share with you the most highly targeted traffic, that is – Search Engines.

 

When someone is searching for “prevent hair loss” using search engines, you can be sure that this person is looking for ways to prevent hair loss either for himself or someone he knows. This is the time when you show your product to this person. This kind of advertisement is called Search Engine Marketing or commonly known as PPC (Paid-Per-Click). All these years, I have been using Bing Ads effectively to promote ClickBank products without a website and I have been teaching and supporting more than 10,000 students online doing this. You can refer to the online course here.

 

You can also watch the following video where I share how to identify good products in ClickBank to promote in Bing Ads.

 

 

Getting sales for your affiliate marketing is more important than creating a website. Most people give up because they tried many things but still couldn’t get their first sale! In my online course, I teach people how to get sales without having a website. The following is some of the testimonials my students posted in our closed Facebook group:

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can check out my most popular online course “Clickbank Success – Affiliate Marketing Without A Website” here.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and do feel free to ask me any questions you have in our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/websproutacademy/

 

Have a great experience with affiliate marketing!

 

How To FTP WordPress Files On Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Recently there are more and more people using AWS (Amazon Web Services) to run wordpress sites. Unlike self hosting solution, it is not so straight forward to download wordpress files if you are using AWS. But in this post, I am going to share with you a solution / workaround.

Solution: Use File Manager Plugin.

The solution is to install the plugin – file manager (download link here) so that you can upload and download files in your wordpress dashboard without logging into FTP. The following is how it looks like after you install the plugin File Manager.

Once you activated the plugin, you can upload or download any files even without any FTP accounts =)

Hope this is useful if you are having headache how to download wordpress files in your AWS.

P.S. This solution is also useful if are using self-hosted solution but have forgotten your cpanel login details. This is a temporary workaround.

10 Udemy Courses To Enroll for Year 2018

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I have consolidated 10 + 3 (updated) courses that I highly recommend you to get them in additional to other courses you want. Do note that all enrollment gives you lifetime access and updates, so this is just a one-time fee and you can watch the videos anytime you want! So let’s get started!

i – The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom with Dividends

If you are keen to start investing in stocks this year and earn some dividends, then this course by David Solyomi is definitely the one to sign up. David turns into a full-time investor by the age of 33. This course has many raving reviews as well! Click here to read the review and course description!

 

ii – Blockchain and Bitcoin Fundamentals

Bitcoin and blockchain has been the hot topic last year and will continue to be one of the hottest trends coming this year. If you are considering or just keen to learn and find out how bitcoin and what powers it, this is the course that I recommend you can enroll. This course is the best-seller in Udemy Bitcoin category and it has around 20,000 students already. Click here to read the review and course description!

 

 

iii – How to Be A Human Lie Detector

This is an interesting skill to pick up and if you ever want to learn how to be a human lie detector, then consider signing up this course which is taught by Vanessa Van Edwards, who is Behavioral Investigator. You will learn the 6 steps to lie detection and body languages associated with it. This course spans over 4 hours of content and currently has about 2,000 reviews! Click here to read the review and course description!

 

 

1 – The Complete React Native and Redux Course

This course teaches you how to build mobile apps at a fast speed using React Native. React native has been around for just a few years and is trending up. You can gain an advantage by learning this framework (based on Javascript). This course currently has more than 40,000 students enrolled and is the most popular course on React Native on Udemy! Click here to read the reviews and course description!

 

2 – Build a Shopify Dropshipping Business from Scratch

This course is one of the most popular ones on Udemy that teaches you how to use Shopify to build a eCommerce dropshipping business. I recommend this course because it has very comprehensive materials covering from  setting up your shopify stores, creating content, finding suppliers online to deliver the goods for you and also marketing channels. All these in a course at US$10! I think this is super worth it! Click here to read the reviews and course description!

 

3 – Facebook Ads for E-Commerce: The Complete Guide

 

This course is created by the same Instructor (Adam Reed) as the previous course on dropshipping. If you signed up the previous course, you must definitely get this course because facebook ads is the main marketing channels that contributed to many ecommerce stores online! Moreover, there are not many online courses that covers thoroughly on facebook ads. This course has over 10 hours of content and you will sure be able to use facebook ads effectively after completing this course! Click here to read the reviews and course description! 

 

4 – Idea Validation: From Idea to Paying Customer in One Day

 

I like this course because it gives very practical tips on how you can test your business idea quickly. I believe some of you may want to start some kind of a business in the coming year but do not know if it is viable, hence, I want to recommend this course to you so that it can help you to determine if your idea is profitable for a business. This is one of the Udemy courses that has consistently high ratings, so you can’t go wrong with this one! Click here to read the reviews and course description!

 

5 – Guy Kawasaki’s The Art of Evangelism

 

Guy Kawasaki is one of my favorite authors when it comes to topic on marketing for small businesses. I am happy that he now has courses on Udemy! In this course, he teaches how to use master evangelism to craft a winning pitch and mantra for your product. You will also learn how to use social media as a fast, free, and ubiquitous marketing platform. Click here to read the reviews and course description!

 

6 – The Complete Cyber Security Course : Hackers Exposed!

 

This is one of the very useful courses that you must enroll because as more and more websites are being hacked each day, your ability to stop these hacks will prove to be a valuable asset to your own business or your career. In this 11 hour long course, you will learn many things including how to defeat online threats like malware, trackers and spying. The operating systems covers windows and MacOS. Click here to read the reviews and course description!

 

7 – Microsoft Excel – Excel from Beginner to Advanced

 

If there is only one course you must take to learn microsoft excel, then this is the course you should enroll! As a whole, this course covers from basic to advanced in this entire 12.5 hours length. Some of the useful skills you will learn in this course are automating your day to day tasks through Macros and VBA, create dynamic reports by mastering one of the most popular tools, PivotTables. What I like most is that the Instructor is always there for you to ask questions! What more can we ask for a US$10 investment! Click here to read the reviews and course description!

 

8 – Acumen Presents: Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creativity Workshop

 

One of the important skills for us to handle challenges that comes our way is creativity. Yet, there are not many courses around us to help us improve our creativity. Hence, I strongly recommend this course because it will give you practical tools and techniques to think creativity so that you can have more solutions to challenges that come your way. Click here to read reviews and course description!

 

9 – Finding Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

 

Eckhart Tolle is the author of the best-selling book, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. I am happy that he has a course on finding life’s purpose on Udemy. If you have been following Eckhart Tolle, or looking for some inspiration on what you are meant to do, perhaps this course is what you need for the upcoming year! Click here to read the reviews and course description.

 

10 – Learn Optimal Sleep to Improve Your Health, Energy, and Mind

 

The final course that I want to recommend is related to our health, which is learning to optimize our sleep to improve health, energy and mind. Sleep is the most important rest we can get to refresh our body and mind. And learning to sleep well is often underestimated by many others. If you want to improve your sleep quality, consider signing up this course! Click to read the reviews and course description!

 

These are the top courses that I highly recommend for you to sign up to get ready for 2018! Just a note that all the above links are my affiliate links so it means I will get a referral income when you sign up any of the courses. I appreciate if you sign up the courses through my links and I wish you all the best in your learning and a fruitful year ahead!

Alternatively, if you want to shop for other courses at a low fee, click here to see all discounted courses on Udemy!

Read This Before You Sign Up A WordPress Online Course!

Posted by on 9:41 am in Things I Care, Tips & Techniques, WordPress | Comments Off on Read This Before You Sign Up A WordPress Online Course!

Do you want to learn how to create a wordpress website by learning online? If so, you might find the following pointers helpful and serve as a good reference for you to choose a good wordpress online course!

1. Support

Support is extremely important because no matter how clear the online course is, there will always be questions that you need to ask when it comes down to practice and hands-on. So make sure the online wordpress course that you are taking provides support so that you can get the answers for your questions.

It would be best if the Instructor himself/herself can answer your questions but if not, anyone assigned by the Instructor is adequate too. If the online course offers free trial or refund, then you can sign up first and see if they answer to other students’ questions.

Another type of support is from the fellow students. Some wordpress online course has thousands of students and some students are active helping out one another in the discussion forum. Thus, one plus point when you are choosing a wordpress online course is to look at how many students are in the course already (that is, if these numbers are shown to you before you sign up).

There are also various form of support that different online course offers. One very common channel is via the online discussion area where you can post any questions inside the online course itself. Another form of support is you can email the Instructor and ask your question directly. In recent years, many Instructors also setup facebook group as a form of support and get to know other students online.

At the very minimum, you should be able to ask questions inside the online course itself. I strongly discourage anyone to sign up an online course without any support because when you start to create websites, you will definitely have questions that you need to ask the Instructor. Some Instructors require you to pay additional fees for support as well but I don’t think this is fair to the students. To me, support should come with the online course because asking questions is part of learning.

 

2. Clarity

We are all different and each of us prefer different teaching style. But most importantly, make sure that you can understand the Instructor clearly, if not, it would be very frustrating to continue learning.

I suggest before signing up, take a look at some of the trial lessons (if they have) and see if you can follow what the Instructor is teaching. If you can’t make any sense out of the teaching, then perhaps that particular online course is not for you.

Especially in the area of learning wordpress, step by step videos is easier for you to learn and implement while you are going through the course. If the entire online course is taught using powerpoint slides instead of showing you exactly what and where you should click, then that course is not for you.

I strongly believe that seeing exactly what and where to click is important to learn topic such as website creation using wordpress.

Another plus point that will help you to learn is if the video can be played at different speed. The reason is because some Instructor speaks very fast so if this is the case, you can slow down the video. For videos that is playing too slow for you, you can choose to speed it up. Most online courses nowadays have such features for you to adjust the video playing speed. You can email the Instructor to check before you sign up.

I think a very important thing you should do is to take a look at the trial videos and see if you like the Instructor’s style and speed. If you like it, then most likely you won’t have any issues following through.

 

3. Refund Policy

Another important point to consider is the wordpress online course does it offer refund if you are not satisfied with the quality? I highly recommend that you sign up a wordpress online course that you are able to refund if it is not up to your satisfaction. Most online courses nowadays offer 30 days refund so make sure you check this out before you enroll in the course.

Another area under refund is how is the refund procedure like? Is it via email or there is a ticket system to ask for refund? For my courses, students can simply ask for refund within the first 30 days by emailing a email address.

A trick that some online course providers use is that they will ‘lock’ some of the content and show it only after the 30th day of your enrollment. So make sure you check that all the content are available to you the day you sign up!

 

4. Reviews

It is very common that consumers nowadays go online and search for reviews before they buy anything online or offline. Hence, I suggest you take a look at the reviews written by others. Are most of the reviews positive? Or are they more negative? And most importantly, did the Instructor reply to the reviews?

Not all wordpress online course show the reviews. Hence, I suggest you only consider those that have social proof and reviews posted.

 

5. Advanced And/Or Marketing Topics

The last point to consider is whether the wordpress online course that you are going to take up teaches any marketing or advanced topic. This is like a bonus, some online course covers additional marketing topics like SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so that you can implement the technique while creating you new wordpress website.

You may also want to only consider those wordpress online course that covers ecommerce topic as well especially if you want to sell something online.

Another topic that you can lookout for is list building or commonly known as optin. A website is a fantastic tool to convert visitors into subscribers. Hence, if the online course that you are taking also covers these topics, that will be the ideal case.

So now you have it! These are all the five important areas that you should consider before signing up any wordpress online course! If you are considering signing up one, you may also want to consider my online course where I cover how you can create a wordpress website and more. Do read on to find out more.

 

WordPress – The Complete Web Design Course

The title of my wordpress online course is called “WordPress – The Complete Web Design Course“. The following are some of the reasons why more than 2,000 people have enrolled in my course:

– Daily support (I answer all questions every day).
– 30 days refund (you can get back your money if you are not happy with my course within the first 30 days).
– 90% of my videos are step by step so you can follow exactly what I did to create a wordpress website.
– The videos can be played slower or faster depending on your preference.
– More than 80 videos (total length of 5.5hrs) covers topics from wordpress creation, ecommerce, seo and list building. This is one of the most complete wordpress training online.
– More than 100 four and five-star reviews posted by students from all over world!
– Singaporeans able to claim skillfuture credits for my wordpress online course.

Check out my wordpress online course here at a special promotion rate (50% OFF)!

 

Top Udemy Courses That You Can Use SkillsFuture Credits To Claim (Up To 90% Discount!)

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I have been a Udemy instructor for the past three years and I am happy that now Singaporeans can use their skillsfuture credits to purchase udemy courses! But do note that not all Udemy courses can be claimed under SkillsFuture. For your convenience, I have listed down the top 10 Udemy courses that Singaporeans can use their SkillsFuture credits to sign up. Also, before you sign up any Udemy courses, you can check out here on the latest Udemy discount codes that you can use! Let’s get started!

 

1 – An Entire MBA in 1 Course:Award Winning Business School Prof

An Entire MBA in 1 Course Award Winning Business School Prof

This online course is taught by Prof. Chris Haroun and it consists of close to 8 hrs of video content and currently there are close to 100,000 students studying this course. This is definitely one of the most popular courses on Udemy and the good news is, you can use your skillsfuture to sign up this course especially if you are keen to start a business in future! Find out more about An Entire MBA in 1 Course: Award Winning Business School Prof!

 

2 – AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 2017

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate 2017

The second most popular course which you can use your skillsfuture credits to sign up is AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 2017. AWS stands for Amazon Web Services and this is a very popular technology that IT professionals must have as we move towards to cloud computing. This course will prepare you for the exam where you will get to be certified as AWS Certified Solutions Architect (CSA). Find out more about AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 2017!

 

3 – Complete Python Bootcamp: Go from zero to hero in Python

Complete Python Bootcamp Go from zero to hero in Python

This is the most popular course on Udemy if you want to learn Python programming language. With over 100 lectures, I believe it is well worth the one-time investment for this course! Again, this is skillsfuture credits eligible. Find out more about Complete Python Bootcamp: Go from zero to hero in Python course!

 

4- The Complete Digital Marketing Course 2017 – 12 Courses in 1

The Complete Digital Marketing Course 2017 12 Courses in 1

If you want to learn about online marketing, then this is one of the first course you must take because it includes so much content that even i can’t resist! With more than 19 hrs of content, this course covers SEO (Search Engine Optimization), FaceBook, YouTube, Email marketing and many more! The good news is, this course is skillsfuture eligible! Find out more about The Complete Digital Marketing Course 2017 – 12 Courses in 1!

 

5 – The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0

This is a very good course if you want to learn through real examples and case studies. The instructor, Rob Percival will teach you how to build 25 websites using HTML, CSS, Javascript. PHP, Python, MySQL etc. Find out more about The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0!

 

6 – The Python Mega Course: Build 10 Real World Applications

The Python Mega Course Build 10 Real World Applications

This is another Python course but the difference between this and the above-mentioned is that this course will teach you through building 10 real applications. So it is like you learn along when you code the applications. I find that this is an effective way to learn as well! Again, this course is skillsfuture eligible. Find out more about The Python Mega Course: Build 10 Real World Applications course!

 

7 – The Web Developer Bootcamp

The Web Developer Bootcamp

Taught by Colt Steele, this is another popular course on Udemy that you can use your skillsfuture to claim if you are keen to learn web development as it covers the essential languages that you must know to develop web applications. This course is very comprehensive considering that it has more than 42 hrs of content! Find out more about The Web Developer Bootcamp course!

 

8 – The Ultimate Excel Programmer Course

The Ultimate Excel Programmer Course

If you want to learn excel and how to use it to its maximum potential, then you must definitely sign up this course conducted by Daniel Strong. This course will teach you how to automate excel functions and increase productivity in your work. It has more than 10 hrs of content so I would recommend this course for all your excel advanced learning! Find out more about The Ultimate Excel Programmer Course!

 

9 – iOS 10 & Swift 3: From Beginner to Paid Professional

iOS 10 Swift 3 From Beginner to Paid Professional

If you are keen to learn IOS to create apps for mobile, then this course is the right one for you. Taught by Mark Price, you will learn how to create apps using IOS and swift. With more and more people using their mobiles nowadays, apps development is one big area that you can specialize in! Find out more about iOS 10 & Swift 3: From Beginner to Paid Professional course!

 

10 – WordPress – The Complete Business Web Design Course

WordPress – The Complete Business Web Design Course

Lastly, this is my course! If you want to learn how to create a business website using WordPress, then I would recommend that you check out my course. It has over 80 lectures and videos that covers from beginning topics such as wordpress installation, configuration to plugins and SEO. And the good news is that you can claim skillsfuture credits for my course – WordPress – The Complete Business Web Design Course!

Wait! Before you sign up any of the above courses…

You can find a Udemy discount code in this blog post that you can use to sign up any of the above courses for up to 90% OFF! So instead of spending US$200 on a course, you probably will just spend US$19 on a course and claim that US$19 from Skillsfuture. With the code, you can purchase more courses!

Enjoy the learning and have fun!

Steps To Create Captions For Your Udemy Course

Posted by on 4:21 pm in Tips & Techniques | Comments Off on Steps To Create Captions For Your Udemy Course

I have been an Instructor with Udemy since 2014 and for these past 3 years, I found that students are more likely to take up my online courses if they are captions / subtitles included. The following is a message I extracted from one of my recent students.

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It takes me a while to figure out how to include captions in my videos and I believe many Udemy Instructors are looking for an efficient way to add captions to their courses. The following is my way of creating captions using YouTube. I hope that this post can help many other Instructors there.

The Process

Before I go right into the exact steps, I would like you to have an idea how the whole process works so that you can have the big picture in mind.

First, you need to record your course video (it can be screencast or talking head, doesn’t matter). Second, upload this video to Youtube and you will type in the words (this is where your caption comes from – yourself!) as the video plays. Lastly, extract the caption file from YouTube.

As you may have guessed, the most time-consuming part is the typing of words while you listen to your own video in YouTube. Thus, I always outsource this part because I would prefer to do something else than typing in the captions. Having said that, I leave it to you whether you want to do it yourself or now. The following are the steps:

I – Login to your YouTube account. (If you don’t have one, please go and create one! Because you can use youtube to market your Udemy courses!)

II – Upload all your videos to YouTube and set it to private (because you do not want others to see your videos on YouTube!)

III – Once the videos are uploaded. Click on your first video and then click on the Subtitle & CC icon as shown below.

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IV – Click on ‘Add new subtitles or CC’ and select ‘English’, this is to add English caption (shown below).

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V – Click on the ‘Transcribe and auto-sync’ then enter all the text, while the video is playing. Double check for spelling once you entered everything. (this will be the most time consuming part!)

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VI – Once you checked all the spelling, click on the ‘Set Timings’.

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VII – Check the subtitle display correctly in the video and publish the caption.

 

VIII – Once it is published, click the Actions >> download, to download the .VTT caption file.

 

IX – You are done! I want to thank Scott Duffy from videocourses.ca for sharing with me that now .VTT can be directly downloaded from YouTube (the only requirement is you need to publish the caption first).

So now you have it! I hope you find this blog post useful!

Do share with me if you have other ways of adding captions to your Udemy course. Look forward to hear from you!

P.S. If you are keen to learn how to create a profitable Udemy courseI have one here.

7 Udemy Courses You Must Enroll To Prepare for 2017

Posted by on 1:29 am in People, Productivity, Things I Care, Tips & Techniques | Comments Off on 7 Udemy Courses You Must Enroll To Prepare for 2017

(Updated: 15 Jan 2017)

I am really excited to share that Udemy (one of the largest online course providers) has just announced the  New Year promotion! Now you can get any course at just US$10 (starting from 01 Jan and ends in the next few days) instead of the regular US$100 to US$200. Before you get too excited checking out all the courses over at Udemy, I guess it would be better for me to start the ball rolling by sharing with you what I think are the top 7 10 courses that you must sign up to prepare for the year ahead!

Although the New year promotion has ended, you can still enroll the following courses at some discount if you are new to Udemy. Just click on the course links below and see how much discount you can get. For Singaporeans, some Udemy courses are also eligible for skillfuture credits! Enjoy browsing!

 

Copywriting Secrets – How To Write Copy That Sells

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This popular course on Udemy is created by Lens Smith, who has been a professional copywriter for the past 20 years. In this 3 hours long Udemy course, you will learn how to write a structured and compelling sales copy, use the power of words to generate more sales and write powerful Call To Actions. Click here to check out all the video lessons!

 

An Entire MBA in 1 Course:Award Winning Business School Prof

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Now, the reason why I mention this course is not only because this course is created by a MBA professor, but it has one of the most number of students enrolled online! With more than 54,000 students enrolled in this course and 5000+ good reviews, I urge you to check this course out if you are keen to start your own business someday. Click here to check out all the reviews and course outline!

 

Learn to Sell Anything by Grant Cardone

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If you are running your business or in the sales profession, you must check out this course by Grant Cardone. Grant teaches the skills, techniques and strategies to sell anything in this online course. Grant believes that selling is a skill that can be learned, developed, and mastered. And in this course, he will show you how. Click here to view or enroll this course! Note: This course may not be eligible for US$10 offer, but you can still get it at a very low price.

 

Become a SuperLearner 2: Learn Speed Reading & Boost Memory

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This course is co-created by Jonathan Levi, Dr Lev and Prof. Anna. With over 60+ lectures teaching you how to learn anything faster and improve your memory, I believe this is one of the best value-packed course you can get in Udemy. If there is only one course you can get, this is the one! Click here to find out what you will learn in this course!

 

Learn to Code by Making Games – The Complete Unity Developer

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I highly recommend this course because we learn best by having fun! This course uses game as teaching examples for you to learn how to create games by learning C# using Unity, which is a very popular software to create games on mobile too. If you have always been wanting to create mobile games, then this course is ideal for you! Click here to take a look at this comprehensive course!

 

Body Language for Entrepreneurs

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In my years of business in web design and training, I must say that impressions really matter a lot. And learning how to leverage our body language to our advantage in all kinds of event definitely helps! With more than 16,000+ students enrolled in her course, Vanessa Van Edwards has many awesome reviews for her course! Click here to find out the entire course coverage!

 

Ultimate Google AdWords Course 2016–Stop SEO & Win With PPC!

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Are you looking to increase targeted traffic to your website using Google? The fastest way you can do so is to use Google Adwords which is their Pay-Per-Click program. In this Google Adwords course, you will learn how to open a floodgate of traffic at your command. The Instructor, Isaac, also teaches you how to do conversion tracking and remarketing which are both very powerful web marketing tactics that you can employ for your business! Check out this awesome course here!

 

Social Media Marketing 2016 – Complete Certificate Course

social-media-marketing-2016-complete-certificate-course-udemy

Have you been wanting to use social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, google+, Instagram to market your business but never seems to make them work? I would highly recommend this social media course by SO ME Academy because it covers from the basics to how you can create content on each platform to attract followers. If you want to start to learn social media marketing, this is the first course you should start! Click here to check out the course details.

 

iOS 10 & Swift 3: From Beginner to Paid Professional

ios10swift

This is definitely one of the must have courses if you want to learn how to create an app and list it on apple store. IOS 10 is the latest language right now. For just US$10, you will get more than 260 video tutorials covering from beginning to mastering IOS and swift to create apps and even apply for jobs or contracts as a IOS / swift programmer. This is so far one of most massively packed courses I have seen in Udemy. If you have been thinking of creating mobile apps especially for the apple store, then grab this one before the promotion ends. Click here to check out this IOS course.

 

Master Android 7 App Development

master-android-7-app-development

If you want to create mobile app and put it on Android store rather than apple store, then you must enroll in this Android app development course by Tim and Jim-Paul. From downloading and configuring a free software, to doing practical apps, the Instructors provide clear steps to help you learn step by step towards mastery. Click here to find out more about this course here.

 

So there you have it! These are the top 10 courses I would recommend you take up to prepare for 2017!

You can also view a list of highly recommended business courses by Udemy via this link.

The above links contain my affiliate id and I would be delighted if you purchase the courses if you like it. If you don’t like the idea, you can go straight to Udemy and search for these courses. Anyway, I wish you have a happy and fruitful learning!

Singapore’s First Website Care Centre!

Posted by on 4:00 pm in Blog, Events, Things I Care | Comments Off on Singapore’s First Website Care Centre!

I am thrilled to share the news that I just launched my new company – WebBuddy – as the first website care centre in Singapore!

 

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Over the years of conducting face-to-face workshops on web development, I came to a realization..

 

That despite having learnt the skills to create and update their websites themselves, it is not uncommon for students to come up to me and ask if I offer services to help them to maintain their business websites.

 

It became apparent to me that business owners are facing real, practical challenges when it comes to maintaining their websites themselves. For some businesses, it is the nature of website work that puts them off, because not everyone likes to deal with technical details.

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