Online course sellers- should you add this to your terms?

I just had an interesting issue show up on one of my FB business groups that I’m in. A member had purchased an online course and then decided it wasn’t for her. Now over a year later, she was wanting to sell her access to the course to another person. I happen to be in that course and am in contact with the owner and so I private messaged her to ask her if she was allowing it. Her response to me was that she had been taken so aback that she didn’t know how to respond to the request, so she said “OK.” However, the more she thought about it, she realized that in the end this cost HER money, since the person would be buying the course from someone else at a reduced cost, instead of signing up directly for the course.

This led me to think about terms of use. Most digital properties are non-transferable. For example, if you buy a digital download, you cannot resell it to someone else. So I realized that course owners might want to add something to their terms of use regarding this issue to avoid problems in the future, and to avoid being taken off guard as this person was.

What do you think?

What’s your passion?

People have asked me many times, what is it you are passionate about? Well, besides my grandchildren 🙂  I would have to say that I LOVE learning new things. And I tend to be a perfectionist, so I really strive to learn things the right way.

This leads to a pet peeve: spelling and grammar. If I pay money for your eBook or your eCourse, I expect it will be professional looking. If I start reading or watching and typos or grammatical errors pop up, I am going to start questioning my investment. I’m not saying that the occasional error is going to set me off, but when it’s fairly consistent throughout the copy, I am really feeling ripped off.

I LOVE eBooks and I LOVE eCourses. I offer editing/proofreading for both. I am now starting to offer editing/proofreading services IN EXCHANGE for the actual paid course or book. If this is something you might be interested in exploring, or if you know someone who might be interested, let me know in the comments.