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Why not just get rid of basic and pro, but do tech degrees at a lower cost?
We know the benefits of doing the tech degree, but for many what is stopping them is the price. There are the pro and basic subscription plans that while nice don't provide the same benefits. Personally (and I think many would agree) if treehouse lowered the price of the tech degree while fazing out the pro and basic plans, more people would sign up. Say make the tech degree an even $100 a month. I think that's a good price and one that if the other two plans are discontinued, won't cause many complaints. It's basically saying yes we got rid of the cheaper options, but in turn we have now offered a very significant reduction in price to our tech degrees which offer so many numerous benefits.
Just my 2 cents.
Amy Kindsvater5,443 Points
Not everyone wants the Techdegree. The system they have now is very inclusive to all levels and desires. I have the basic plan and it's all I can afford. I've learned so much from Treehouse and I like their format and instructors. If they switched exclusively to Techdegree then I'd be forced to go elsewhere and I don't know if there are any similar learning sites at this price range. I'm a graphic designer hoping to move more into the web sphere and losing the basic plan would be a huge setback. While I agree the Techdegree price is on the high end for a lot of people, it's probably one of the cheaper "degree" programs out there. There's a company local to me that has coding bootcamps that are 10 months long and cost $7,000 (vs $2,000 for 10 months here). It's just an expensive product.
i would join techdegrees if it was $100 a month