To be honest, I find Learn grossly insulting. This month I’m paying out £1,000+ for software licences, web hosting and subscription renewals for tools and learning resources which I have already invested heavily in, just to be able to do what I do.
To have it implied that I may now lose sales on Fiverr to people willing to pay for an overpriced Udemy course is just like a slap in the face. I do embrace learning new things. However, never in my life have I learned anything meaningful or added to my skill base via what is essentially a few hours of Youtube videos.
Also, courses like what are offered on Learn don’t teach sellers how to innovate. When I started on Fiverr, I offered ebook formatting. When I started formatting my own ebooks, I used industry standard tools like Adobe In Design. However, I encountered problems. Yes, you can create visually stunning ebooks but (at least this was the case then) these wouldn’t always be universally compatible with ereaders. I eventually saved money and ensured universal device compatibility, by using several (difficult to learn) Linux based applications.
Now on Fiverr, I also offer a completely unique explainer video format which is unique because I do not use industry standard software. This is my USP. Learn trashes it by implying that I need to have an After Effects test badge to be considered worthy of the search.
I was originally interested in the Stories that Sell course. However, I’ve never heard of the course seller outside of Fiverr or Udemy. Could this be because what they are really good at is creating courses that sell? As well as this, there are several problems with actually selling services like writing on Fiverr.
I know how to get real SEO results and see real ROI from content marketing. However, 90% of my buyers are resellers who don’t know. I demonstrate this to myself time and time again, by sending out easy to complete questionnaires when buyers message to say "can you write content for my website?" The questionnaire itself scares them away because they do not know how to answer the most basic questions.
Also, the emails and notifications could have been pushed much less aggressively.