Big Business Tightens The Screws…

clampI wrote about Keeping Control Of Your Business, back in March. Udemy had informed me they were going to determine what my video class they were hosting  should cost, even though they don’t know me, don’t know astrology, don’t know what my investment in creating the class was, or any other pertinent info. I moved my class at that time. Not even six months have passed and they’re back with new demands.

They demand that you agree to their new terms of service, privacy policy, and instructor terms. If you fail to do so, they will unpublish your course and you will no longer be able to access it.

I voluntarily unpublished my course.  It’s hosted here now – Finding Love With Astrology.  Basically, people who paid for it can still access it, but it’s no longer for sale on their site.

I am not sure if I might want to access it in the future so this is something I have to think through.

Posting this: another word to the wise.  If you’re running your business on someone else’s property (website), don’t be surprised when they decide to seize control.

I’ve seen this over and over. It’s starts our mutually beneficial, but then you, your work, your energy and investment become fodder for the larger fish, which will swallow you up without so much as a blink.

Pluto in Capricorn. Who’s got control in your life?

Ugly question, huh?

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Big Business Tightens The Screws… — 11 Comments

  1. Yes, I have seen this time and time again too. Established business in the same location for years, land lord of rented space exploits and raised rent through the roof business forced to move and business suffers from relocation cost and loss of business from location change and transition of recouping in new local or worse forced to close their doors all together happens all the time with actual real estate, internet space same thing.

  2. I sold on ebay, before they had fees!
    I also had a paypal account before they charged fees!

    I am always ahead of things, always. It’s my chart… 🙂

    • I also sold on ebay for a couple of years until the market became saturated and the fees became so ridiculous that it did not pay for all the work involved.

  3. As a 3D computer artist when I’m not making music I’m well aware of this and have stopped posting anything I think is salable as they wind up as wallpaper, stolen from my files and never even accredited….
    Sorry for you hassle at Udemy…bunch of greed pigs there as well it seems.

  4. Big fish is getting in an easy hunting mode, blood or no blood involved, it is’bigger’ than before for the size of own property and the charges has been increased, quadrupled. Let it fight among the same for the same factoring profit that brings something they are not ever able to have. ‘Increased’ value is proportional to the whining while requesting more and more.

    No luggage attached when you divorce them for own good paying for service, maintenance, changes and ‘special consideration fees’ that were never requested and that have never been applied for over 7 years. Just one night is enough to eat the magic of a good relationship without sucking the business blood and damaging its heart.

    The divorce dress has a simple shape with no heavy details, it is nicer than that heavy and voluminous wedding dress that couldn’t make the business body model move, inhale, exhale.

    Simple ‘things’ are the best. With fresh air always.

  5. They demand that you agree to their new terms of service, privacy policy, and instructor terms. If you fail to do so, they will unpublish your course and you will no longer be able to access it.

    ‘Tell you what I’ll do, I’ll make the first one free
    And when you want some more just come back to me’

    Facebook is completely organized around the concept of delivering the cattle (users) to the customers ‘advertisers’. Free is very much not free in this case.

    I am not sure if I might want to access it in the future so this is something I have to think through.

    Can you archive the files in this instance? If you’ve got the content, rebuilding without Udemy might be comparatively easy?

    Pluto in Capricorn. Who’s got control in your life?

    And then Pluto in Aquarius comes around…

    max
    [‘…’]

    • I own the content…it’s already rebuilt. I host the class on this site. They just have it available to people who have purchased it in the past. In other words, once you pay for access, you have access. But no one new can buy the class on Udemy…where I used to sell it. I now sell it on my blog. 🙂

  6. “I have lost 4.3 million likes on one of my pages with a reach of over 183 million daily, and was gaining approximately 15,000 fans weekly,” claimed page owner Jason Karpowich, who has allegedly lost around four other pages with 1 million likes each, and around 50 with between 100,000 and 500,000 likes. “Overall, with all of the Facebook page purges, I lost around 12 million fans and with the loss of these pages a few families have lost their income due to these unjust Facebook purges/unpublishings.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/12/29/facebook-content-creators-fight-back-against-site-censorship-as-pages-removed/

    Told ya.

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