Someone recently posted this question to my course bot.
While it does seem like a cynical question (you cannot really say, can you?), it is also possible the questioner meant something else.
Why buy your course, when you already have so many free articles?
There are indeed more than 200+ articles on the topic of Dialogflow, after ignoring the serialized ones (which you might consider as a single article). However, if you had to go through each individual article, it could take you weeks. Besides, some of the opinions in those articles may have changed because Dialogflow itself evolved. When you buy a course, you are getting the distilled essence of those articles, but also a structure which will help you learn the topic more quickly.
Why buy your course if I can learn everything online for free?
It is not a question of access. For example, a programmer should be able to methodically go through all the documentation provided by Dialogflow, all the contradictory tutorials on the internet by people at all different levels of knowledge, and all the stated and unstated assumptions of the people who write those tutorials, and then do a bunch of their own testing to see which of the tutorials still work and which don't, and then do some comparative evaluations of other bot frameworks, and come to the same (or different) opinions about Dialogflow bot building that you can learn from my courses. The question is: is the programmer's time free?
Once you factor in the time cost, you are able to make a better call on whether you need to buy online courses.
OK, I may need to buy a course. Why yours?
When you buy my courses, you will find they are all based on a system of (fairly) cohesive principles. That is, you learn some better practices for building Dialogflow bots. (I wouldn't call them best practices. I think the entire field of chatbots is too nascent for anyone to make such claims).
Plus, the main purpose of buying an online course is to get results (see below).
Who can benefit most from your course?
I believe people who already have a few years of programming experience under their belt can get the most out of my courses. Here is a course testimonial from an IT consultant:
At first, I was wondering whether the course would be in-depth enough. After watching Aravind’s free content on YouTube and reading his blogposts on miningbusinessdata.com, I was convinced that it would be worthwhile. Aravind shared several strategies that are not documented in the official Dialogflow documentation. These tips proved very helpful during development, and inspired me to discover and experiment with other undocumented methods to maximize the features of Dialogflow. Aravind’s views on contexts were especially helpful when starting out with Dialogflow.
I’d say this is the most complete course on Dialogflow I’ve come across. If you’re even remotely interested in chatbots or voice ui, his courses are absolutely worth the investment. Combined with the blogposts on miningbusinessdata.com, and the links to Firebase tutorials, you’re good to go! Chatbot use and Voice UI is growing rapidly and Aravind’s courses will keep you ahead of the crowd.
Here is another from a business owner who is also technical:
This was the course that helped me fully understand contexts and everything I could do with them. I am now creating much more powerful bots for my clients because of this course. I only used a small fraction of Dialogflow until I took this course. Clients and other bot builders regularly ask "how did you do that?'. Yes, I would recommend this course as an in-depth source to learn dialogflow.
On the flip side, if you are not a programmer, you will not get much from my courses. In that case, you should probably hire or contract a programmer and buy them my course.
My new course bundle
I have recently created a new course bundle called Core Dialogflow which covers all the core Dialogflow concepts as the name suggests. If you are interested, you can take a look at my suggested learning path to see why those specific courses are important for people learning Dialogflow.
Also, check out the launch discount.