There are a few online courses that I've been really interested in by a few prominent influencers in my areas of expertise/interest. These courses have amazing reviews and success stories by former students, and there's a high probability that I'll get more than my return on investment after taking the course. However, these courses are pretty expensive - on average around $2000. Despite all the great reviews and success stories and a great chance that I'll elevate my career provided I put in the work, that's still a significant amount of money and I'm finding it impossible to get one of these courses. I think my mindset is that there's plenty of freely available material that I can get online. The problem is that while there's a ton of material on the Internet, quite frankly there's also a lot of garbage to sift through. I can see where paying thousands on a course to get solid material from a proven expert in your field would help, which is why I'd love to buy into these courses. Still, the hesitation remains for me. In any case, my question here is, has anyone spent thousands on an online course for whatever they were interested in? Was shelling out a huge amount of money worth it in the long run?