My book, How To Sell Video Courses Online sells very well on Amazon. Here is the book’s resources page.
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Platforms where you can sell your courses:
- Udemy is the market leader and remains the best online learning platform to sell courses on. Udemy course checklist.
- Skillshare is a New York based online learning platform.
- Amazon Video Direct “launched” amid great instructor excitement around April 2016. There’s a lot of talk of the retail giant moving into education in a big way.
- AdobeKnowHow. I’ve emailed AdobeKnowHow several times but they’ve not replied. This happened to Phil as well. Keep persisting with them, you never know, it may pay off.
- Stone River Elearning
- StackSkills is definitely worth a try.
- learning.ly (from the Economist) looks promising.
- So far Curious.com has been disappointing. I
- SkillSuccess.com may be worth a try.
- “Deals”, “Stacks” and “Bundle” sites: The two I’ve had the most success with are: DealFuel and StackSocial. There is also MightyDeals.
- The mother list of places online to make money
How to sell your courses on your site
The hard way is to set up a WordPress membership site plug-in with video storage. There is a baffling array of WordPress membership site plug-ins.
A very popular and easy to use membership plugin is WishList Member. I have a free course Create a Membership Site with WishList Member and WordPress which shows you how you can use WishList to charge for online content. However, I thought I,d try outMemberMouse for my membership site as they,d received a number of positive reviews but I was disappointed with their support and documentation. So I migrated toDigital Access Pass (DAP) which offers greater functionality than most of these plug-ins.
Other resources mentioned in the book:
- Screencasting software: ScreenFlow (Mac only) and Camtasia (Mac and PC).
- Udemy: Join these Facebook groups, first Udemy Studio which should be easy to join and then move on to the Udemy Faculty Lounge. They have a Google doc checklist of requirements. And, finally, apply to become a Udemy Premium Instructor.
- Camera equipment: Softbox kit for lighting; the Gilf to attach iPhone to tripod.
- iPhone Video Hero course
- Microphones: Blue Snowflake ($40); The Blue Yeti (Silver edition) ($105)
- Audio editing: excellent free program Audacity.
About the book
The book is about how you can sell your expertise. We are all experts but it does take some work to be able to sell that expertise online.
So I explain everything about course creation from beginning to end. We start with how to research the content and title of your courses. It’s very important to choose courses that will help people and that there’s demand for. There is technical information about video course creation, advice on how to create your first course, how to market your course, and loads more.
Once you have created a course it can earn you substantial money every month for years to come. I now make over $2500 every month passively from my online courses. Course creation also helps to build your brand as an authority in your industry.