Is MasterClass Actually Worth It?!
Here are my 30-days of hot-takes on celebrity ridden courses
Over the last month or so, I’ve been taken a MasterClass every morning.
Here’s a round-up of my best and worst experiences to date.
- High-quality production — from sound to video to animations
- A range of 75 courses — with varying topics
- Classes vary in length between 10 - 30 lessons
- Only 5–7 classes per category
- Some classes share very general knowledge
📹 What does it look like inside?
One of the most common questions with MasterClass, is what does it look like? And how do you use it?
- Left: They have a community center for chat and questions
- Middle: You can find people to watch in categories up top
- Right: This is the homepage with all the playlists + classes you’re taking
💼 Best courses taken to date*
- Paul Krugman (⏱ 70% through) — a great introduction to economics
- Bob Iger (✅ done) — well-rounded business strategy guide
- Jeff Goodby & Rich Silversteen (⏱40% through) — interesting welcoming to advertising and creativity perception
- Sara Blakely (⏱15% through) — a look into how Spanx was created and how she’s gone about dealing with sales, supply chain, and customers
*NOTE: these all have affiliate links if you do go to purchase them.
💵 Concerning the Price?
Wow. $179 per year. That’s mad!
Well, if you took Skillshare, it’d cost you $90 and they have 1,000’s of classes. So why take 75 for $179? I thought about this. And MasterClass is a really well put together platform, I call it the Netflix for Courses.
So you’re paying premium rate, for premium level production and the world’s foremost expert — you won’t learn tangible skills, but the best navigation!
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🔦 Best way to use it
- Spend 10-minutes every morning
- Easy enough to forget about course access, but taking them
- Use note-taking apps to tally your personal notes
- Use the workbooks they provide after each lesson
⛺️ Should you get it?
- Yes, if you want a high-quality tool and strategy or overarching values and philosophies are your goals.
- No, if you aren’t seeing more than 4–5 classes that interest you from day one!