I finally did it. The thing I had been putting off forever, making excuses about and coming up with 100 other things to do instead.
I created my first ONLINE class and I posted it to Skillshare this past Friday.
I didn't really know what I was doing, and yep, the day it went live, I realized that one of the videos had this doofy little clip hanging on at the end that should have been cut out. The lighting isn't the greatest and I say "um" and "so" a lot, but it's a start. I can work on those parts for the next class and although it was scary and not easy, I know this was a hurdle I had to get over and just get it done.
If you've ever thought of recording an online class, I encourage you to put it out there-doofiness and all. You will get better and learn as you go. I've already learned a ton from experiments with lighting, recording, re-recording, trying to keep my daughter and husband and dog out of the room while recording, shaking the table, muting the sound accidentally-it's been an adventure!
Do it even if you hate the sound of your voice, or your hair looks weird or your hands look wrinkly or whatever. Don't listen to the voice that tells you all the reasons why you shouldn't and comes up with all the other-things-you-could-be-doing-instead, like oh, you know, folding laundry or scrubbing the toilet. Do those things that scare you and do them as quickly as you can. Fear feeds on time spent thinking about it.
If you've ever wanted to learn how to make memory wire bracelets (like the photo above-you can enable the images or view it in your browser) or if you're curious about Skillshare, please stop in and check out my class.
If you use my link, you will get 2 free months of Skillshare and you can cancel anytime (so you can watch my video and then cancel if you want.) I get $10 for every person who signs up with my link and then I get paid for how many minutes my videos are watched, that's how Skillshare works.
If you're curious about Skillshare as a teaching platform, I'll be sharing more of my experience as I go along. I've joined it myself as a student and I've been having a blast watching some of the other classes-there are some really good art, jewelry making and business classes on there and I will share some of my favorites in an upcoming post.
For now, if you'd like to view the whole class, just click right here and it will take you there.
Enjoy your free class and maybe think about making one of your own?