Use The Force

“The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”- Obi Wan Kenobi

I couldn’t find a better way to begin this article, than quoting Ben Kenobi’s words to Luke Skywalker. As the force to a Jedi (or a Sith), knowledge is the ulterior motive for a Growth Hacker.

Knowledge comes to us from a lot of different sources, either for free or in a highly paid manner. The truth is that for one to obtain it, all it takes is the will for it.

I personally feed on knowledge. Whether is learning a stupid information (and obviously, memorising sci-fi movie quotes) or mastering a tool for my job, pursuing knowledge is established in my daily routine and a vital factor for my performance at work.

In an older article, which came along with a kick-ass infographic, I pointed out some essential tools for the Growth Hacker’s inventory. Now for this post, me and my friends at GrowthRocks, crafted an exclusive list of the best online courses that will help you all, the aspiring Growth Hackers, to learn Growth Hacking.

It includes Growth Hacking, Marketing, Coding and Data Analysis courses that will help you obtain new skills or maximize the potentiality of the ones you already own.
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I proudly present to you, 26 online courses that will help you become a Growth Hacker.

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Growth Hacking Courses

Learn growth hacking: 26 Online Courses That Will Help You Become A #GrowthHacker

  1. The Ultimate Introduction To Growth Hacking  | Growth University | $99 
    Learn how to acquire more customers and model your product’s growth from one of the world’s first international growth hacking agencies. This course will help you adopt a growth mindset and process, essential to executing your growth strategies.
  2. The Ultimate Guide To Funnel Optimization If you’re a newcomer to the world of Growth Hacking it’s essential for you to cover the basics as well as to get actionable advice. We turned the whole web upside down, but we couldn’t find another course like this. It may be priced for 129$, but I assure you that it is one of the best courses your money can buy.
  3. HypeBomb – Growth Hacking for startups | Udemy | by Bronson Taylor of Growth Hackers TV, Doug Logue and Lucas Taylor of Dumb Punk |  $99
    HypeBomb, as its name states, is the bomb. It’s a course on how to get more clients for your startup; Period. It doesn’t have to deal with any theory at all. Instead, it concentrates on marketing strategies that worked every time in the past. Learn how to get more clients and convert them into paying customers. NOW!
  4. Growth Courses  | by GrowHack | 69$/month
    Subscribing provides you courses well over 1200$ worth of value. If you have the budget and the desire to spend it wisely, then you should attend these classes. Plus, you get access to exclusive discounts, expert & personalised support for each class and access to all course updates.
  5. Learn Growth in 30 Days | by Growthmint | In Beta
    Want to learn about Analytics, Conversion Rates or about the growth funnel? Growthmint prepares the right course for you. It is currently in beta, so most probably will be available for free.
  6. Growth Hacking: Lean Marketing for Startups | Udemy | by Mattan Griffel and Conrad Wadowski | $49
    This course offers its students a chance to learn the secrets of how the world’s fastest growing companies got their first million users, or what  tools only growth hackers know for building hacks quickly with almost no time or experience necessary
    Hint: If you’re already a Udemy member, then most probably you’ll have a promo code to use and get it much cheaper (50-70%).
  7. Startup Growth Hacking: 19 Actionable and Advanced Tactics | Udemy | by Andrew Dumont, Director of Business Development at Moz | $49
    Are you ready to grow? The mind behind Moz, will walk you through 19 proven and actionable growth hacks to do so. All video lectures, eBooks and worksheets are download-enabled.
  8. Learn How to Get Your First Million Users | Udemy |by Michael Geer | $59
    The credits given for this class really blew my mind. The course focuses on viral loops and elements of virality. Also the 59$ it will cost you, seems very reasonable for what you get.
  9. Learn To Explode Product Growth In Just One Month |OneMonth |Mattan Griffel |$49
    If you want an easy path to get to know about what it takes to be a growth hacker, this is the course for you. Overall, this could be the starting point for any entrepreneur, marketer, or engineer who wants to learn how to grow a product.

Marketing Courses

Learn growth hacking: 26 Online Courses That Will Help You Become A #GrowthHacker

  1. An Introduction to Marketing | Coursera – University of Pennsylvania | Free
    Taught by three of Wharton’s top faculty in the marketing department, which is consistently ranked as the #1 marketing department in the world, this course will teach the fundamentals of marketing by getting to the root of customer decision making. The course will focus on branding strategies, customer centricity and new market entry.
  2. Digital Marketing Course | Google | Free
    The Digital Marketing Course is an initiative designed to educate students in the area of Digital Marketing. Learn the basics of Search Engine Marketing, Search Advertising, Display Advertising, Mobile, Social, Analytics, Video – YouTube.
  3. Summer Of Marketing | Noah Kagan, okdork.com and Chief Sumo at Appsumo
    Get a taste of Noah Kagan at his best.  Although the course is closed for now, I assure you that worths 100% to join the waitlist. This course rocks.
  4. Quick Sprout University| Quick Sprout
    The cost is a bit high but you can get a discounted offer most of the time. After all, this is Quicksprout.

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Coding Courses

Learn growth hacking: 26 Online Courses That Will Help You Become A Growth Hacker

  1. Intro to Computer Science| Udacity | Instructor: David Evans is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia | $150/month with 2 weeks free trial, but you can view the whole courseware completely for free including the assignments
    In this introduction to computer programming, you’ll learn and practice key computer science concepts by building your own versions of popular web applications.
    You’ll learn Python, a powerful, easy-to-learn, and widely used programming language, and you’ll explore computer science basics, as you build your own search engine and social network. Give it a try to the free trial. It will blow your mind.
  2. Web Development | Udacity | Instructor: Steve Huffman co-founded the social news site reddit.com | $150/month with 2 weeks free trial but you can view the whole courseware completely for free including the assignments
    Learn the basics of how the web works, and  go through core web development concepts such as how internet and browsers fit together, form validations, databases, APIs, integrating with other websites, scaling issues, and more; all the knowledge it takes to build a web application of your own, packed into a single course. It feels like it is an offer you can’t refuse.
  3. Make A Website | Codeacademy | Free
    Build a recent version of Airbnb’s homepage and learn the fundamentals of web development. Learn how to structure a web page using HTML, style it using CSS, and how to do all of this quickly using Bootstrap.
  4. Make an Interactive Website | Codeacademy | Free
    JavaScript and jQuery; I know these two things can cause many problems to you. Want to create drop-down menus, carousels and many other interactions for your website? Educate through building the Flipboard home page and learn how to add interactivity to your website.
  5. Learn How To Use Popular APIs | Codeacademy | Free
    Learn how to use popular APIs and make your own applications. Just follow the link and scroll down on the page, where you will discover numerous APIs, such as Twitter, YouTube, WePay and Mandrill. Each track teaches how APIs work in general, and then take a quick deep-dive in each API based on JavaScript, Python or Ruby.

Data Analysis Courses

Learn Growth Hacking: 26 Online Courses To Help You Become A #GrowthHacker

  1. Digital Analytics Fundamentals | by Google Analytics Academy | Free – open for self-study
    Have an overview of today’s digital measurement landscape and be guided on how to build an effective measurement plan. A great package including the best practices for collecting actionable data, descriptions of key digital measurement concepts, terminology and analysis techniques and also, deep-dives into Google Analytics reports with specific examples for evaluating your digital marketing performance.
  2. Google Analytics Platform Principles | by Google Analytics Academy | Free – open for self-study
    Another course from the Google Analytics Academy, that in fact is a kind of sequel for the course I presented you previously. Learn about the four components of the Analytics platform: collection, processing, configuration and reporting, how Analytics collects the data you need across different devices, how your data is transformed before you see it in your reports and key concepts for customising your Analytics data in useful ways.
  3. Ecommerce Analytics: From Data To Decisions | by Google Analytics Academy | Free– open for self-study
    Discover useful reporting and analysis techniques to help your e-commerce business make data-driven decisions using Google Analytics. Immerse yourself in the measurement planning process and practice navigating Google Analytics to improve the performance of an example e-commerce business.
  4. Mobile App Analytics Fundamentals | by Google Analytics Academy | Free – open for registration
    The class completes the quadrilogy of your Google Analytics Academy. Join a course on mobile app measurement to learn how using Google Analytics data can help you make your app more discoverable and more profitable. Spoiler Alert! This is an awesome course.
  5. Lean Analytics Workshop | Udemy | by Alistair Croll and Ben Yoskovitz | Free
    Two of Year One Labs co-founders, teach you to use data to build a better startup faster in partnership with Geckoboard. The Lean Startup movement advocated a new approach to finding the right product and market with a constant cycle of building, measuring, and learning. Now Lean Analytics dives deeper into the measurement component of that cycle.
  6. Intro To Data Science| Udacity | Instructor: Dave Holtz, data scientist at Airbnb | $150/month with 2 weeks free trial but you can view the whole courseware completely for free including the assignments
    Grab the opportunity to work through a data science project end to end, from analysing a dataset to visualising and communicating your data analysis. By working on the class project, you will be exposed to and understand the skills that are needed to become a data scientist yourself. Learn about:

    1. Data Manipulation
    2. Data Analysis with Statistics and Machine Learning
    3. Data Communication with Information Visualization
    4. Data at Scale — Working with Big Data
  7. Data Analysis with R | Udacity | Instructors: Dean Eckles, Moira Burke both Data Scientists at Facebook, Chris Saden and Solomon Messing, a political scientist with Facebook’s Data Science Team |  $150/month with 2 weeks free trial but you can view the whole courseware completely for free including the assignments
    Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) is an approach to data analysis for summarising and visualising the important characteristics of a data set. If you want to understand data analysis via EDA, explore data at multiple levels using appropriate visuals, acquire statistical knowledge for summarising data or to demonstrate curiosity and scepticism when performing data analysis and develop intuition around a data set and understand how the data was generated, this class should fit you like a velvet glove
  8. Introduction To Databases  | by Stanford University | Free
    Although this course is not running, for now, you can go through the whole course completely for free directly through Stanford Online. Moreover, this course is available through Coursera and you can add it to your watchlist for the near future. This mini-course provides a general introduction to databases and introduces the popular relational data model.

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Start studying, NOW 

I just gave you a to-go list with some of the best online courses out there, that will help you learn Growth Hacking. Tame the force of knowledge and transform it into powerful tools.

Use it wisely and I guarantee that after a short period of time, every obstacle will turn into an opportunity for you. Go on, educate and don’t be afraid; because as Master Yoda said:

“Fear is the path to the Dark Side”

Which other courses do you know? I’ll be more than happy to read your recommendations in the comment section below.

Cheers,

Apostle

Apostle is a pure-blood Marketer. His job is to find a way when ostensibly there is none. Planning and executing A/B Tests, Email & Content Marketing along with alternative marketing techniques based on human psychology, all for the sake of customer success.

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