What the heck has taken me so long to sell products from my own site?
Honestly, it was FEAR — which created massive amounts of indecision, analysis paralysis and procrastination!
The idea of being completely responsible for the orders, payments, etc. really did intimidate the crap out of me, but I’ve chosen a plugin (MemberMouse) that helped eliminate that fear because of the amazing support they offer in that area.
Yes, there are more cost-friendly options out there (even free ones), but support and continued product enhancements were the two most important factors in my decision.
So now that I’m over that fear and extreme indecision, I’m ready to move forward!
This is going to sound cheesy, but I feel like teaching is something I was put here to do. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy helping people learn and making videos. I’m excited to finally sell on a platform that I actually own.
By the way, I’m not an affiliate for MemberMouse yet and I explain why in the podcast. But if you are familiar with my work, you probably already know why. 😉
I’ve Been Recording Like Mad!
I’m working on courses related to blogging, video and just finished my course on Camtasia.
I’m so excited for you to learn it in a quick and non-intimidating way. I’m even going to teach neat tricks such as animation.
Did you notice how I animated my logo at the beginning of my last video? (Play the start of the video below.) That was done in Camtasia!
Camtasia is so much more than just screen recording software. Sometimes I edit talking head videos in the software too.
Let’s Get to The Podcast
I’m going to catch you up on the latest happenings with Udemy.
There are some big, big changes coming down the pike. If you’re thinking of selling on the platform, you can’t miss this!
A lot of people are upset, but overall, it’s going to be best for Udemy and instructors down the road. Nevertheless, I’m glad I’m making the move to go self-hosted with my courses.
In This Episode
- Udemy’s new pricing structure and my thoughts
- My opinions on who Udemy is best for
- Why I chose MemberMouse over more popular and less costly plugins like WishListMember, S2Member, etc.
- Why I’m waiting on doing an actual membership site, even though I’m using a membership plugin
- Why it may still be beneficial to create courses on Udemy even if you are selling from your own site
- The necessary move bloggers & entrepreneurs are making that you should be paying attention to