Have You Checked Online? A Degree in Marketing Does’t Come Cheap!
I know how frustrating it can be to gather decent information on the internet when it comes to your education. So, to save you from wasting your time searching for an online marketing degree, I’m going to give you a link to bestvalueschools that covers the
Cost: $2,700-$22,000+ (per year that is!)
Hmmm…let’s think on that for a minute. You won’t earn your degree in one year, right? Nope..
This avenue is going to take you at least 3 or 4 years to complete, and that’s if you’re doing it full-time.
Let’s do the math, shall we? We’ll even go with the lease expensive way to go to get what it is we want:
Ashworth College – “Bachelor of Science in EBusiness”
3 years of school x $2,700 per year (2 semesters ea.) = $8,100.00!!
This is just an estimate. It does NOT include the price of registration, any required labs, books, or computer hardware/software you might need to complete the required classes, etc. We’re looking to spend more than just the base price to receive the final credentials. Sounds fair, doesn’t it?
So maybe you don’t like to go the “cheap” route…you don’t think you would be happy with the quality of the course studies or whatever it is that makes you want to “go big or go home”, OK! I get it! Let’s see…
Full Sail University (Studio) – “Internet Marketing – Bachelor of Science Degree Online”
3 years x $22,088 per year = $66,264.oo*
*”Tuition costs do run higher than other online programs, but the quality of the education makes it a worthy investment.
Full Sail was named the FAPSC “School of the Year” by the Florida Association of Post-secondary Schools and Colleges and was given a “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning” award by the United States Distance Learning Association” (bestvalueschools.com)
This covers both ends of the spectrum related to online courses in marketing. Looks like you could go “low-end” and pay out around $10k or you could go “All In” and take the high road (and by that I mean high priced road) and drop an enormous $67 THOUSAND to get a full-blown education in internet marketing! And that probably includes a bunch of courses that have nothing to do with marketing! Whew!
Now, my question to you is this…
“Do you need to have a Online Degree in Marketing
to DO Internet Marketing?”
YOUR answer may be a resounding “Yes!” But, what I’d like to say to that is this – you have been taught all of your life that you need to go to school for 13 years (K-12), pass lots of tests, then spend thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars per year to go to college for another 2-6 years (Associate vs. Ph.D.), which can add up to HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of dollars (if you consider loans + interest) over the course of your lifetime.
In case you didn’t know, there are still millions of people in their 50’s and 60’s who haven’t paid off their student loans!! WHAT? Don’t believe me?
“A report by the New York Federal Reserve showed that in 2012, the last year for which there are records, 4.7 million people who owe money on student loans are between and ages of 50 and 59. Perhaps more of a surprise, 2.2 million are age 60 and older.”
Click on the link or photo above to get to the interactive report
Next Question…Is it worth it?
The Fed examined this question in a recent report, “Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?” The report seemingly concluded that they can for some, (which I would dare to say is debatable on its merits), and we at least agree that it’s not the case for everyone. And honestly, the ROI (Return On Investment) may be equitable for a few, but how much time is needed to get there?
There ARE Other Options to Learn Internet Marketing
I went through K-12 and completed about 24 credits of community college, but if you’re anything like me, you didn’t have the tens of thousands of dollars to pay for a full-blown college education.
As for me, I’ve spent the last two and one-half years learning from the internet marketing industry itself. From the movers and the shakers, from the experts in the fields of blogging, video production, social media marketing, you name it. No matter what it is you want to learn, there are “teachers” out there teaching.
However, you need to know who you’re dealing with and know that you’re getting an education and not a pitch to buy the next “internet marketing course” or be sucked in with the “next big launch” that tries to make claims that you’ll learn everything you need to know and that you’ll be making thousands of dollars in only a couple of months. That’s just NOT gonna happen in this industry.
If You Have a Passion for Internet Marketing and are Teachable
Get the education you deserve for a price you can afford! Learn only from the Best! (haha no pun intended!) Not only do I teach only ethical ways for people to make money online, but I would love to introduce you to my friends Kyle and Carson, the founders of Wealthy Affiliate University.
Don’t take my word for it…go check out what you will LEARN at WA University’s Online Entrepreneur Certification program (this isn’t some lame 3 , 5 or 11 day email course)
With over a dozen online classrooms and a five tier, interactive certification course, you couldn’t find a way to get your education in internet marketing and online business building any faster or in any more of a complete fashion that you can over at Wealthy Affiliate University.
If you still don’t believe this can be true, follow the link below and see for yourself. The Starter Program is absolutely free and gets your foot in the door to check out how the whole thing functions!
And if you do decide to visit, be sure to check out my WA profile!
Don’t waste thousands or tens of thousands to learn IM (Internet Marketing)…it’s all out there for everyone to learn that has the heart and passion to do so (and a website browser, of course!). Or if you’d rather end up spending your entire life paying off student loans….well…you go right ahead. Come back and see me when you change your mind!
See you in class!