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If you are wondering how to rev-up your old website, then this course is for you. In it you will learn how to turn your existing website into a profitable video course to gain extra income, passively. If you have a popular website already but don't have a video course on your website's topic, you're leaving cash on the table.
I'll show you the steps I took to create my course from my existing website using my copyrighted content - and how you can do exactly the same with your website(s).
The course is divided into 15 sections, 30+ lectures, and 6 quizzes:
If I can do it, YOU can do it... I'll have you "up and running" in no time flat with your own video course featuring your content-rich website - creating yet another income stream for you!
So, let's get going, hit the “take this course" button right now - you've got nothing to lose - and your existing website has a lot to gain!
Welcome to all fellow Udemy course creators who want to “get more out of their existing website!” In this introduction, I share with you how it all 'got started' for me, and maybe you find yourself in my shoes too - and what I did to remedy the situation.
How “passive” you want your income to be, or rather the $ amount of it, depends on the initial effort you put forth as in producing a quality Udemy course, and how much time and energy you put into looking after your students by answering their questions and posting new “course updates”.
This is where you decide whether or not your existing website has potential for you to create informational video lectures - in a course setting - via Udemy. If you have more than one site, here's how you'll make the choice to see which ones "make the cut".
In this video, I cover how you decide what you are going to share, for example, what content is a "keeper," and what content could and should be expanded upon as informational video lectures - in a course setting - via the Udemy platform.
In this video, I'll show you how I go over one of the website's Tier 2 pages, and suitable Tier 3 pages. You will know how to make sense of your T2s and T3s for your students to follow along... easily.
A quick way to have a handy list of your pages from your website is to do this! But why?
There’s something to be said about having a list ON PAPER - the way you can cross it off the list easily… read our text lecture here.
It's important that you understand that not "any old website will do!" Your website needs to be educational in nature. You are going to be creating a course for students who want to learn from your experience, after all.
Don't even consider using other people's content. This is your course! Use your own content whenever possible.You own your content, so USE IT!
How do you add more value to your course versus your website?
Before we get into the two-part video, here are a few pointers and neat things about the Udemy curriculum set-up!
In this lecture, I'll go over how I set up my course outline using Notepad where I first organize my thoughts, section titles, lecture titles, and the section and lecture descriptions - and how I apply them to the Udemy curriculum. I created a Notepad template which is included in Resources in both this lecture AND in the Section titled "Getting Organized: It's a Must!"
Make sure you have a sure-fire way of keeping your course organized! It all begins with "top level" folders on your PC desktop.
How do you get organized?
I realize how lucky I am to have two monitors to work with. The reason I have two monitors came about from the days when I used to trade the Forex market and the more monitors the merrier - but the thing is - you get used to having more than one screen to look at. Here’s how I take advantage of mine.
Make sure you have a sure-fire way of keeping your course organized! This same template is also included in the Section titled "Setting Up Your Course Outline"
You don't need to have a fancy studio - though that WOULD be great - aim for that! In this video I go over the basic necessities to create your Udemy course.
I recommend TechSmith Camtasia™, MS PowerPoint™; and a few others. Also a handy cut and paste program that is probably already on your PC: Notepad. A more powerful alternative for file/text organization: Scrivener.
Quick Tip! Use the same font in Scrivener as you will use in your text blocks in Camtasia.
Avoid Camtasia Crashes… Be careful what software conflicts might arise, see how I solved my microphone problem!
About Susan Gast:
Born in Northern England, Susan emigrated to Florida with her parents back in 1980. She is married to a great guy, Alan, and together they adopted a fabulous Miniature Pinscher who pretty much runs the household and keeps them in check.
When she's not at the PC typing her heart out and getting cross-eyed, you can find her enjoying the sunshine and strolling the sandy beaches along Florida's Treasure Coast.
Food Dehydrating Made Easy!
Would you like to learn the ins and outs of food dehydrating and make sure your food pantry is fully-stocked year 'round - ? Would you like to have peace of mind as to where your next meal is coming from if and when a national disaster strikes, be it weather-related or man-made? If so, you're at the right place!
Susan has been involved in the food dehydrating industry since 2010 and has authored three books on the topic of food dehydrating... so you're in "good hands." She looks forward to sharing her knowledge of food dehydrating with you and making sure you and your family are well-fed - especially during tough times.
Cinemagraphs the Easy Way - Create Superb 'Living Photos'!
Food dehydrating isn't her only interest though. Susan thought it was time to share her knowledge of how to create affordable Cinemagraphs. Not only are they effective at procuring clicks on your favorite social site posts, they're lots of fun to make!
Cinemagraph Short Cut by Susan Gast
This is my first FREE course and it's a lite version of the above Cinemagraphs the Easy Way - Create Superb 'Living Photos'.
Reading and Writing
Susan loves to read and write and she also offers affordable proofreading services to fellow course instructors at reduced rates. You can reach Susan by private messaging her by clicking on her profile photo.
And in her downtime?
Susan loves learning from you guys and gals and enjoys taking YOUR Udemy courses!
Keep 'em coming!