The explosion of online teaching websites has created a need for high quality educational (and entertaining) content to fuel the curious. You used to have to find a workshop or training you could attend in person to discover all the things you need to learn, but nowadays training is as close as your computer. You can learn how to create a spreadsheet, fix a leaky refrigerator and even get a certification in inbound marketing. The possibilities are limitless. But if you have a skill in some area, how do you know that you could create a course that is successful (i.e. you actually make some money from it)? Well, you don’t. The only way you know is to do it and do it correctly.
That means that it looks, at a minimum, somewhat professionally done with good, solid video, and sound that is easily listened to. No one wants to watch an image jumping up or down or hear loud hissing. It needs to be slow enough to understand but fast paced enough so people aren’t bored.
If you compile it yourself, there are great tools out there such as Camtasia for video editing and Audacity for recording separate audio. You need some respectable equipment like a semi-professional videocam and microphone (don’t depend on the built in mic). Studio lighting is highly recommended and works wonders to make a living room video more professional.
After you record, edit and compile your course, find the best site to host your work. Some respectable sites include Udemy, Zenler, and Teachable. Then promote, promote, promote. It won’t sell if no one knows it’s there!