The main goal is to give future developers high quality education without the $90 price point. Coursera courses and other online instructors often charge about $80-$90 for a course, and honestly, that's not unreasonable. But I now have over 150,000 students across several platforms from all over the world, and I can clearly see that the $90 price point is far too expensive for people in countries that can't afford education. I think starting every course off at $7 is a huge leap in the right direction.
If you're wondering "Why aren't your courses free?", that's a good question! The honest truth is that I still have bills to pay and expenses to take care of, including expenses to make these videos. But I don't need to make a million dollars from a course on Microsoft Excel.
My name is Kalob Taulien, I'm the creator behind Coding For Everybody. I teach on Udemy, Skillshare, and several other platforms. I've even made my own learning platforms such as Arkmont and Kalob.io. This is where Coding For Everybody comes in. I've made entire learning platforms from scratch and experimented with things that work and don't work. I've tested almost a dozen different courses to learn what people REALLY want when learning how to code. I've read THOUSANDS of reviews, both good and bad, and surveyed thousands of people to find out what they like and don't like. I've even created a Facebook group called Learning to Code with over 18,000 members to help teach and support more people (it was supposed to have ~500 people, but it grew SO FAST). CodingForEverybody.com is the successor to Arkmont and Kalob.io. Soon enough both of those websites will redirect to CodingForEverybody.com
This IS not necessarily a membership-based website. There's no monthly fees. If you want to take a free course, you can sign up for free and enroll for free, no questions asked! And if you decide you want to upgrade to a premium course, it'll only cost you $7 for a course. That's cheaper than Udemy and Skillshare. And there's a special promo where you can buy every course for $5 each (it's actually a bug I don't want to fix right now because it'll resolve itself when there's a new course). But because there's only the one premium course right now, PHP For Everybody, you can buy it for $5 instead of $7.
But if you're just interested in free courses, you can sign up for free.
Along with courses I'll be making free videos. We're starting off with Learn Wagtail (learnwagtail.com). Wagtail is a Python based CMS, and the entire course is free on YouTube, learnwagtail.com, and on codingforeverybody.com/wagtail/. There's one course ready to go already called PHP For Everybody (phpforeverybody.com) and it takes you from zero to hero, novice to ninja, newbie to wizard.
PHP is the worlds most popular web development language for servers. WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that powers over 1 in 3 websites. As of 2018, that's over 600,000,000 websites. That's SIX HUNDRED MILLION websites. But thats tiny compared to this stat: 79% of websites are running PHP.
There's an entire blog post dedicated to why you should learn PHP. But the TL;DR version is: I made PHP For Everybody because it's the most indemand language you can learn today. Want to make money this month, or start freelancing this week? PHP is the way to go. All biases aside (there's a lot of hate for PHP, I'll be honest) PHP is your best bet to get into web development.
If you'd rather not wait, you can take any of my existing courses on Skillshare or Udemy. Just below is a carousel where you can take any of those courses on either platform. CodingForEverybody.com will be getting brand new course material that you can't find on Udemy or Skillshare right now.