Many influencers earn money by running online courses, some influencers post fraudulent content, so be careful

In recent years, online courses that allow you to watch lectures by instructors with specialized knowledge in various fields in movie format have become popular. While there are influencers, it has also been pointed out that there are influencers who hold courses with content plagiarized from other courses or fraudulent content.

Influencer courses like Miss Excel and Damon Dominique's can teach you what college can't - Vox

Cat Norton, who works as 'Miss Excel', became popular in 2020 by posting

how to delete blank columns in Excel and how to merge cells on TikTok. Meanwhile, Norton used his influence to launch the Excelerator Course, a series of 100 videos that teach Excel skills.

The price of the Excelerator Course was $ 297 (about 40,000 yen), but it was well received by office workers who work remotely and users aged 25 to 35 who are considering changing jobs. Norton, who launched the Excelerator Course, said that the income from the online course exceeded the income he earned from his main business within two months of its launch. Therefore, Mr. Norton resigned from his main job and devoted himself to activities as 'Miss Excel'.

Online courses have generally become a popular way for influencer tutors to make money by teaching skills such as Microsoft Office and email marketing. Basically, these online courses are pre-recorded, so it is said that the creators can continue to generate revenue with each new registrant.

Some of the online courses look blatantly money-making, but they're mostly run by influencers who genuinely enjoy teaching and have a passion for it, like travel YouTuber Damon Dominick. That's what I'm talking about. It has been reported that more than 5,000 users have taken Dominic's French course offered for $ 199 (about 26,000 yen) so far.

The French No One Teaches (and idk why?)-YouTube

But Emily Hand, of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication, said, ``Influencers can position themselves as experts by using credibility that is recognized by many users, but some influencers They provide advice as experts without the proper qualifications or training,' he points out, showing skepticism about the qualities of influencers and others as educators.

YouTuber Jake Paul pointed out that ``the conventional education system is worthless and disgusting,'' and started an online course that teaches skills to become famous on SNS while working as a new Uber driver and delivery person. We are open.

In addition, YouTuber Brendon Burchard has opened an online course that explains 'how to become a millionaire' for $ 997 a year (about 132,000 yen). Burchard's course focuses on using marketing strategies to market yourself as an influencer.

In addition, Mr. Andrew Tate, who is said to be discriminating against women and sexually trafficking, explains virtual currency trading and drop shipping for $ 50 a month (about 6600 yen). It has been pointed out that cryptocurrency trading and dropshipping may lead to crime. Reddit criticizes that ``the rise of online courses has undermined the value of education because influencers market themselves as commodities'' and ``these online courses are human-shaped multi-level marketing''.

Mr. Charlie Howe, who is engaged in technical jobs, registered for the online course `` My Tech Best Friend '' that `` teaches the skills necessary to engage in higher-income technical jobs '', and the lecturer Mary I am reporting that Mr. Awodale has behaved very badly. In addition, it turned out that the content of the course was plagiarized from many other courses, and Mr. Howe asked for a refund for this online course. Mr. Howe then began to receive calls and messages of personal insults and threats.

Awodale has been accused of using his reputation to exploit his followers on Twitter by falsifying his experience in the tech field. In addition to Howe, users continue to report that they have been scammed by influencers riding the online course boom.

Influencer-led online courses present both an opportunity and a challenge to traditional education models, as anyone, qualified or unqualified, can create and sell courses on any subject. It has been pointed out that some online courses focus too much on financial gain, which conflicts with traditional education that emphasizes critical thinking and intellectual curiosity.

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