The Writer Teacher - How To Make A Living From Your Writing course shows self-published authors how it is possible to repurpose the content that you have already written and turn it into classes and courses to sell online.
In doing so, authors who are currently struggling to sell enough books to pay the bills, may suddenly find that it is a whole lot easier to make money from their writing when it is repackaged in the form of online courses.
It is certainly true that the self-publishing industry is becoming increasingly competitive, while online education is still very much in its infancy. And while it sometimes feels like the world and his wife are publishing ebooks to the Kindle Store, due to the perceived barriers of entry, the online course marketplace is far less saturated.
So now is the time to throw away this mindset of being a Writer of Books and instead think of yourself as a Writer of Content.
- Increase Your Income From Writing Through Teaching Online Courses
The course begins by taking a look at the changing landscape of the self-publishing industry and highlights the importance of repurposing your content as well as the many different reasons why you should seriously consider becoming a Writer - Teacher. The important role your books will play in the selling of your online courses is also highlighted and three different strategies explained.
- How Authors of Fiction can Repurpose Their Research to Teach Online
The course then continues by showing how authors of fiction can also teach online and why you may want to consider a non-fiction angle and repurpose the research you have carried out when writing your books. The potential earnings from ebooks and online courses are also compared.
- How to Create a Script for Your Course from the Text of Your Book
The course then looks at how to go about creating a script for your online course through the rewriting of the text from your book. It also explains how you should format the text in your script so that it reads better and how to prepare your script for recording the audio.
- How To Record and Edit the Audio for Your Course
The next part of the course looks at how to choose the right type of microphone to record the audio for your course, as well as the right software for recording and editing your audio. I then give you an over-the-shoulder look at how I use Audacity to record and edit my audio.
- An Introduction to Screencasting the Lessons for Your Course
In the next section of the course, I look at why screencasts are my preferred format when creating lessons for Skillshare and Udemy and I explain the two main types of screencasts that I regularly use in my courses. I also discuss some of the different screencast software that is available.
- How to Create a Narrated Presentation to Screencast as a Lesson
The course then continues by looking at the different things to consider when creating a narrated presentation, as well as a choice of the different presentation software that you might want to use. I also give an over-the-shoulder look at how I personally create this type of narrated presentation within Keynote.
- How to Screencast a Narrated Keynote Presentation
In Part Seven of the course, I explain my 6-step process for recording a narrated presentation. I then look at how to import an audio track into Camtasia, how to record a screencast of your presentation using Camtasia and finally how to edit the screencast and export it as an MP4 video.
- A Step-by-step Guide to Screencasting a Software Demo
The next part of the course looks at how to screencast a software demo and includes the different things you should consider when recording a software demonstration of this type. I also take you through my own 5-step process, which includes how to write a script for the demo, how to record the audio and finally how to synch the audio and video, before exporting as an MP4.
- How to Easily and Quickly Reduce the File Size of Your Videos
The actual software demo created in the previous section is then presented here - an over-the-shoulder look at how I use Handbrake to reduce the file size of the videos I create, whether they be video lessons, promo videos, vlogs or video sales letters.
So enrol in this course today and follow the strategy, which led me along the path from being a Part-time Writer to becoming a Full-time Writer Teacher.
My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our English Bullterrier, Shaggy.
Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.
In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.
At that time I taught English as a Foreign Language, as well as Business English Mentoring, and then in 2005 I started working as a Freelance Translator, before finally setting up my own translation company.
During the last 15 years I have written a number of non-fiction books within a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. More recently, I have also been writing fiction and non-fiction books for teenagers and young adults and, in January 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time author within the next two years. I am currently creating a series of online courses to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.