Check this out: Cost vs. Value

Last Update: March 31, 2013
These are two currently running courses offered by a local community college in my area.

The courses are SEO and website building.
Read the descriptions and think about what's offered at WA.

WordPress Web Design
"Learn to use the industry leading content management system (CMS), WordPress. Students will build and maintain an elegant website or blog with no knowledge of coding. You’ll also learn about domain purchase and hosting, WordPress installation, page building, themes, plugins, widgets, search engine optimization and website monetization with shopping cart, PayPal and Google AdSense. This course is perfect for those wishing to design and maintain a small business or personal website with little to no knowledge of HTML. A basic knowledge of computer skills and web design is recommended. (15 hours)"

Website Marketing and SEO
"This course offers a lot of useful and practical information in various areas of online marketing. Learn how to advertise your website on the Internet and generate traffic; search engine optimization (SEO), website usability, accessibility and design considerations, make money from Google AdSense and affiliate ads, monitor your website activities with Google Analytics, add shopping cart and PayPal buttons, and create a blog. In-class and homework assignments include analyzing successful online businesses and working on students’ projects. A basic knowledge of web design is recommended. No textbook (15 hours)"

All of the courses listed were FULL! And you have to drive downtown to the college to do it.

In my opinion everything listed in both of those courses is contained within the very first levels of the training that WA has in the Bootcamps and other courses.

The courses above are $350 each. So if you wanted both you pay $700 for 30 hours of training.

At WA you get 14 months worth of membership for that!!

It doesn't take much research to prove that WA is by far a better place to invest your money for this type of education.

I'm sure glad I found WA!! How about you?

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art tech Premium
Its funny I teach Art but due to my interneting, use of the web, blogs and websites I have been asked to put a 10 week course together based around Art and how it can be expressed on the web and local advertising!!! Your blog just says it all. Its all here on WA and that what I have been saying and advertising but apparently they want a real life teacher in front of a classroom that already does it and creates their work too!!!
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Stacydee Premium
That's great, an opportunity like that could lead to many more for you. Generally I think we are conditioned to think that the only/best way to learn is the traditional way with a teacher in a classroom in an actual school.
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Sherion Premium
I have seen courses into the thousands of dollars! Sometimes even videos that are hundreds of dollars. I am so glad that I never fell for any of that junk and glad that I came across WA when I did. Also, I started as a premium and since I did it monthly at that time I figured I could see how it worked. I am so glad that I stayed and now I am on yearly and plan to stay that way. For all that WA does with web hosting, and training, and just everything else people who have done any real research would know that this is a fantastic deal!

Thanks for this post. It just reminded me of how fortunate we are.
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Stacydee Premium
Good for you for sticking with it. I won't be leaving anytime soon either! It's robbery that those prices can be charged and people will pay it. I'm glad you didn't fall for any of it, I didn't either I couldn't afford it.

A person definitely doesn't need to be a math genius to figure out that this is a great deal and the only thing missing is one's own effort.
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SkipInReno Premium
Last fall I took similar courses in conjunction with my WA 2 year paid in advance membership. I got a lot out of the hands on courses because of what I learned here. I recommend taking live courses once in awhile if you can afford it. The teachers I had were very experienced and involved in local marketing. It was good to meet other locals doing the same stuff. I like WA because it's on going.
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Stacydee Premium
That's a good idea too, taking extra courses like that would certainly create a lot of networking opportunities with people in your own area.
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@RICH. Premium
It's almost 24 months if you pay annually in advance. :P I think WAU is HUGE bargain at less than $1 a day. A marvellous post, Stacy, and a strong reminder of what even short courses cost in the *real* world but how often the *everything digital should be free* mindset prevails online, even when a product such as WAU is a 1000x better. R. x
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Stacydee Premium
Brat ;) ...but you're absolutely right it can be as long as two years! WA beats anything else out there.

I didn't think about that point but it's true, it seems that people will happily pay any price for education offline but online it's considered shady if it has any cost.

WA has never been a "cost" for me, always an "investment" in my future.
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@RICH. Premium
Brat! LOL. I love living up to my reputation. :P R. x
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Rick Jantz Premium
I agree that WA offers this and more...like the support of one another. Hey, maybe you could get the waiting list and sign those people up :)
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Stacydee Premium
Lol...great idea!!
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