I’ve been creating content since 2005. Now I’ve decided to branch out and use my skills to create a Udemy course. I’ve created a PDF download of the transcript and a PDF which contains a 7 day challenge. Speaking of challenges, now I have to learn Powerpoint and Camtasia. Probably pretty easy stuff for a lot of people reading this but I’ve always struggled with anything the least bit techie.
I’ve bought a lot of courses on Udemy and figured it was my time to shine.
Recording a video of myself introducing the course and then doing the audio for the Powerpoint slides, won’t be a problem for me. I’m pretty comfortable on camera. Want to know one of the challenges I face? Where to do the actual recordings. You need a very quiet space to that and my condo definitely isn’t soundproof, plus I have wife and son at home. Recently I sold my house to a brother in law who is renovating it and then putting it up for sale.
I was sitting here this morning brainstorming….okay my wife’s family wouldn’t believe that because they think I am brainless. 🙂 Bunch of know it all’s in her family but hey I am sure some of you can relate. Anyways…it came to me that perhaps I could pack up my computer and stuff, then head down to the house when the contractors aren’t there. It would be perfect for using Camtasia and my lovely Snowball mic.
Creating this course is a test for me. Can I do it? Yes I have doubts. I’ve been told by some of the best PLR writers out there, that my writing is stellar and very different from others. While I know I have the writing chops, how will I come across on the Powerpoint slides. I know I don’t have to be perfect. I’ve picked up a few courses where there are 5,000 plus students, yet I can barely understand what the instructor is saying.
I look at my business like this. I have the writing skills, so why not create in various ways to ensure a good monthly flow of cash. With the way Paypal acts sometimes, you need to have money coming in from different areas, in case Paypal decides to shut you down. I’ve got friends that it happened to and yes they are in the make money online niche, which Paypal hates. But why take the chance that they might decide to pick a bone with us information creators? In that regard, I have a plan mapped out for my Kindle books because Amazon pays straight into my bank account. I’ve got a course I am following by Charles Harper…another pal of mine and I haven’t gotten to the part where it says how Udemy pays. Probably going to be Paypal.
What else can I do to make sure money is not an issue? That is my thought for 2019. Do I set up a membership site that uses something else besides Paypal? Do I go back to writing for local business again and get paid by check? Goal setting and planning for 2019 has to include “where does my money come from?” I have buds that have taken some of the online profits and invested in stuff like real estate and small retail stores for example.
What do you do for cash flow that has different streams? Feel free to drop a comment.
James W. Brown