Well let me hijack you further on then @StartedAt48 (I started at 46)
After i finished the course, i did feel a bit “orphean like”, i admit.
Not so sure where to go, i was repeating BassBuzz’s courses a bit aimlessly.
Then i “ran” for many covers, testing myself on much, trying to nail extra some (and did overtime). I saved songs on Youtube lists, and picked a few I wanted learn for real, and succeeded with patience and time. (some remains on the “to be practising on” list, though, obviously these requires me to measure my learning greed )
I had checked online courses, but truly i felt the need to check on some “real” one-one lesson, traditional way, with a bass teacher offline.
It had cost me some budget -rougly 80 $ a month, for two lessons a month.
The teacher managed to teach me some, he had experience for sure, but as a human being, he was not a good person. (much in his own ego, craving my cash a little too much, fakely friendly)
So i stopped after 3-4 months, after he charged me half a lesson price as I had to cancel it: I had some hospital emergency, and you expect someone to be understanding some, especially since he knew i had budget issues…
I resumed on my own, focusing on BassBuzz exercizes, and some I had handpicked on inspirational videos over the internet, & more covers.
Yet, theory I found a pain to invest on my own, and I felt I was going a bit looplike, shuffling in my learning path too much: I needed more assistance, and a “line” to work on.
I then with curiosity checked on Fiverr. After a long time checking, I came accross some Argentinian guy, that is a professional, and which videos hinted me that he owned some high level of human skills.
After a short trial, and for a very reasonable sum (about half I had paid for my offline courses), I am now taking weekly lessons with him, live from Argentina, with the best teacher I could hope for.
Patient, optimistic, cheerful, serious and precise, I am in being efficient in my daily training, thanks to him.
And overal, he is someone I am looking forward each week to meet on my own private bass lessons !
Now has said on previous comment, i believe it is each his own path to go for.
Just in my own case, I am truly content I found this later alternative: weekly lesson keeps me involved and linked with my bass, and the progresses I can clearly identify on a month timeline this way !
Oh and i forgot to mention ! I did meet on this forum some “bass buddy”, that I chat with several times a week with on some social app, sharing documents, exercises, challenges and song to practice on: we started the course roughly the same time, and while we have evolded in different ways of learning, it is a good thing we have each other in this !