Since I have been going through a lot of courses on Udemy. And in fact enrolled in many high paid courses in the Udemy studio official facebook group, I have been able to understand the essentials of making a successful academic course which I, myself am worked over and have been quietly successful in it. I launched my first course of Microeconomics basics and got 1000+ I will be discussing all the step by step procedure that I applied while making this course. And I am sure it might help a lot of other Academicians as well.
Table of content
- 1 Technical Requirement For a Good Course
- 1.1 The Importance of Microphone
- 1.2 Use Of Camtasia Software for Editing your Audio and Video
- 1.3 A Proper broad Band connection
- 1.4 What other bloggers are doing?
Technical Requirement For a Good Course
- Good Microphone
- A compatible computer which is able to use Camtasia for editing your videos
- Adobe flash player.
- An updated version of your browser
- A broadband Connection.
- Misc (including a good mouse, additional Lcd monitor, speakers
The Importance of Microphone
Having a clear voice is probably one of the most crucial factors for an online course. And you must have a good Microphone for that. A lot of people use Blue Yeti microphone which I believe is fairly expensive for those who are starters. So buy it if you are willing to invest in your course. Else you can buy any other microphone which has at least a clear voice without any disturbance. Notice that some microphone are very sensitive and adds up the noise in the background. Be aware of such equipment that adds up all the noise because you might be having a problem with the editing part.
Additionally, you need to take care of the noise in the background. Even I had to be careful while recording because of being a mother, I had to record the audio in another room so that I don’t end up with his sweet sounds of “ba ba ba” or “da da da .” So you need to be cautious in the beginning as it might get difficult later on. Also, you might get fed up easily if you make all the audio and video and your editing part has a fault so you record again. You see you lose that motivation and inspiration for doing it all over again. Motivation is what make you do it in the best way! So be committed, consisted and motivated towards what you do.
Use Of Camtasia Software for Editing your Audio and Video
Learning Camtasia is a must when you are done with your video and audio recording. If you have learned it well and you can edit it by yourself then go for it. But know this that it takes a lot of time to edit even a single video. So an alternative would be to outsource this work to somebody else. The general thing that you or any outsourced individual would do in Camtasia is :
- Noise removal
- Gaps removal by cutting, deleting, cropping
- Repeated unnecessary line
- High, low or neutralize your voice variation.
- Add Callouts (This is really good to grab someone attention when you are using slides)
- Adding Animation and effects etc
- Zooming and Panning (Require particularly when you want to focus something closely )
It would be a bonus if you find someone who knows your course or field as well as the use of Camtasia. With this specialty, your freelancer would probably know what to add, edit or cut. Try using websites like Elance, odesk, and people per hour for outsourcing.
A Proper broad Band connection
Without a good speed! You would really be fed up of waiting for long hours of uploading and downloading stuff. So a better system with an updated version of your browser and good connection is a must for smoothing going preparation of your course.
As it takes a great amount of time to write the description and details regarding the course which includes introduction, details, sections and lecture structure that you have to make in your course dashboard. This also includes your profile and social media link attachments. Hence one must be equipped with all these factors so that you go could go through the preparation without any petty issue.
In the last, a calm environment with a cup of coffee or tea would be a luxury to add because Peace of mind is a requirement for creative working. Up next! Structuring your content writing for Udemy Course. Keep reading!
What other bloggers are doing?
In case you would want to check how others bloggers are quite successful in what they do, you can check out the following ebooks and courses that provide a complete strategy of how to start a money-making-blog and boost your blog traffic.
Note down the following books that should be a must read in your blog journey, especially in the first year of blogging.
Apart from my paid, unpaid and academic blog, when I decided to start a professional blog, I decided to have Abby Lawson Building a framework ebook that is a comprehensive guide to all that you need to know about Blogging from scratch. Not just that, she has also shared all her details of the way she earns passive income through her lifestyle blog. I kept on following her for months until I decided to get a grip on all the tips and tricks she used to monetize her blog.
I came to know about Meera Kothand when she was in the initial stages of her new blog (not new anymore, she’s earning good income). What attracted me most was her focus on the details of each blogging step. The Blog startup is one such product that includes the core strategies of understanding the pre-requisites of pro-blogging. From content creation strategies to Monetization tips along with email marketing (for which she is too good at ), she has it all covered.
If there is one thing that I would honestly want to share about Amy is her Simplicity of explaining the interconnected phenomenon in blogging. When I first got myself into registered with Amy’s knowtbook, I thought it would turn out to be some basic concepts that I was familiar with. However, it turned out that I knew very little about Money making strategies that she has publicly shared.
I can’t tell you how super awesome Suzi has been in teaching how to blog for all the newbie bloggers. I so love everything that she has shared in such an organized and systematic procedure that you are able to understand each and every step due to her through discussion and explanation. Plus its an online course with her Ebook and worksheet that takes you along the complete process of earning passive income in blogging niche