Recently, I was criticised for not giving more information about the open education program I’ve been following for the last few months at the WA University. After looking at my posts and pages objectively, I’d agree. Writing a review of the WA University was planned and is still in the plan, but I wanted to complete a few more courses to improve this website, to give me more to write about.
Does a Free Lunch Exist?
If you look back to My Full Time RV Income page, I found it hard to believe that anything is free. However, I was wrong! When signing up with WA University you can rest assure that your email address is just used for WA communication and spam will not start overloading your inbox. In fact, spam is totally banned within the WA environment and everyone sticks to the rules or face expulsion!
After signing, participation in the ten lessons of the Getting Started Course is free, plus the gift of two free websites that are yours to keep, no matter what. Also, free webhosting forever and no emails at a later date asking for webhosting fees. So it’s possible to be a member of WA, have professional tuition in building two websites, without costing a cent!
Before reaching half way into the Getting Started Course, after being a member for a few days, I decided to take the offer of Premium membership for the next month at only $19. My logic was that I could steam into the advanced courses for the next month and then go back to a free membership.
Each tutorial is like looking over the tutor’s shoulder as he walks you through the step by step building of his new website. When considering other reputable online courses in other disciplines as accounting etc., each WA tutorial must be worth a few hundred dollars, if not more.
I almost forgot to mention the fellow students! Stupid me! The students are an integral part of the learning process. Anything that’s not understood can be typed in the search box where a drop down will appear with a lead to the answer. If not, the question is put to fellow students and a few will reply within a few minutes. It works! I had to ask a question on more than one occasion. In the rare instance that no one knows the answer, the tutor steps in to enlighten everyone.
The students are a friendly and positive bunch. Many write various posts for the community to read and I’ve made a habit of reading them with my morning coffee, as they can be very informative, very social, but most of all very motivating.
So spend every minute of the first month ploughing through the courses as you won’t get this sort of value anywhere else. It’s hard work but it’s a lot of fun.
I think it’s best to stick to one website until all the courses are completed, even though I think of some great ideas. Success is all about building up the rankings of the website and that won’t happen if the effort isn’t concentrated. However, all this is taught in the courses.
That reminds me, don’t skip any part of the course and complete all the tasks. That way nothing is missed and those that adhered to the programme have VERY successful websites. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have and I’d really appreciate some feedback, to pass on to others who are looking at ways to live the dream.
Love and light to you all.