Developing Content from Industry News

How much time do you spend reading up on your industry news or doing training? Whether in the form of books, blogs, or talks, it costs you a lot of time to keep up with new techniques, better technology, reported surveys, and the like. So why not make extra income from all this learning?

Capitalising on your Know-How with a Course

When you develop a course you draw on formal training and related information, but you also put in your own learning from hands-on experience. And this mix is what is really valuable. Is it time to value what you’ve learned — and put a home study course or even a hands-on workshop together?

A home study course can be in the form of DVD, video streaming hosted on a marketplace, or video streaming (private download). A large video course marketplace is Udemy.com, which works on profit share. Alternatively, a private video course download can be set up at Digital Goods Store (Amazon S3 service), or a number of other choices including Quixly, FetchApp, Payloadz and Gumroad. (See digital download review here).

So, after a fair bit of research into the best type for you, try not to lose sightof your end goal… Developing the course ready to deliver!

Developing Course Content

From my experience, the two things you most need to remember are:

  1. Keep an ordered list of all elements of your course, so it is structured logically.
  2. You’re charging for the content, so go over the videos / written sections / audio three times: once for clarity (get a friend to do this too), once for grammar, and once for learning outcomes.

If you’re creating videos, then other important elements to check are Lighting, Sound, and Transitions (you can add titles between scenes). If you need to edit video, I recommend the software Camtasia.

Pricing your Content

Remember, do not discount the value of your wisdom and learning… We all think it’s easy to find information on the Internet, but to learn about a valuable topic in-depth in a logical order without distractions — that is something worth paying for.

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