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EXECUTION Progress thread - Badcourses.com

Discussion in 'Progress/Execution Threads' started by Logan Powell, Oct 31, 2018.

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    Saltydroid [dot] info goes after gurus with a vengeance and humor to boot. He’s actually a lawyer.
     
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    Great idea.

    Happy to take the Pepsi taste challenge with Fox Web School content in the future if you wish.
     
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    I'd change the name to coursereview.com. But then I might think it's also for University courses or something when Googling.
     
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    Very high chances you'll be sued for libel.
     
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    Only if he published "false" statements.
     
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    My question, too.
     
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    I like the idea, as it's one I've pondered, too. (great minds) However, monetization is a big question, as is content development. Seems that it would take a substantial amount of content to make this resource attractive to readers, and you'd also need a ton of traffic to monetize. Seems like a lot to bite off, which is why I haven't done it but is also why you might want to - high barrier to entry, that is.
     
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    I have a different question. On what criteria are you going to determine whether the course is 'bad' or not? Because it's expensive? Because it's expensive and there's identical free information if one digs hard enough? Because people don't get the results they want?

    I can think of justifications for the first two suggestions I made, and for the last, I've been involved in private Facebook groups where many people complain they're not getting the results - but the question is, are they putting in the work? Type the name of almost any well-known 'guru' into your browser and add the word 'scam', and you'll get plenty of hits. Half are people who thought the course would do the work for them, and the other half are people who are doing reverse psychology and writing articles that review the course well and post their affiliate link. (Pardon the hyperbole - I haven't done any mathematical analysis.)

    On the surface, it sounds like a great idea. However, there are some challenges you'll need the answers to, and I'd recommend researching the market before you take any more time or money building websites or buying domain names. And one thing I'd research if I were you is what makes a good course? Any halfway-decent marketer can drum up a name for himself and then trade on it to reveal his 'secrets', but how many are instructional design experts? How many can boast that a majority of their students achieve the results they desire? I'd wager you'll find more 'bad courses' than good ones, and yet some students will get what they need, while the others will just go to another guru, thinking there must be some secret they missed.

    Think it through. And then more power to you!
     
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    Wrong. They have to prove it's false to WIN a libel or slander suit. They can still drag you through court and cost you a fortune. You might win the case and get the judge to award legal costs, but you still had to spend lots of time and energy fighting it.
     
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    Right, I didn't mean they don't have the stronger case, more that you better be ready for the hellstorm that is attack lawyers.
     
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    I like this concept. I think encouraging users to submit their own reviews is the next logical step to boost the amount of content.

    After all, I don't want one persons opinion - especially someone I have never heard of. I would like to see a number of reviews from a number of different real users.

    Make sure you actually take all of the courses you are reviewing, but I do think you're onto something though.
     
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    Thanks everyone on the feedback. I have a couple key take aways from this.

    1) Rebranding in needed. Badcourses seems to be too narrowly focused and there are good courses that can be covered also
    2) Work on making the website less "written review" and more crowdsourced. I believe this will be better for me as well as the worst part of the site for me is writing the reviews haha.
    3) Figure out the legality of the website. This is interesting for me as well as I am Canadian but I could still be open to potential lawsuits.
     
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