SkillShare presents instructors with an opportunity to create and publish their courses on a marketplace which consists of millions of students. These students can watch as many training courses as they desire if they have a Premium account.
SkillShare is the Netflix of learning, and one of the best ways to get involved in SkillShare is by creating a mini class every day.
While it may seem difficult to create a new class each day, it’s much easier than it sounds. On SkillShare, each class needs to be at least 10 minutes long.
I stay as close to that minimum as possible for two reasons. The first reason is that it’s much easier to create a mini class every day. The second reason is that I get to test concepts.
If one class significantly outperforms the rest of my classes, I’ll add more content to that class. This is exactly what happened when my class on reading 10+ books every month became my top performer. I added four additional minutes of content to that class. It may not seem like much, but going from 15 minutes to 19 minutes is a 27% increase in total content.
Repurpose Your Old Content
Creating 10-20 minute classes each day doesn’t require much time. The challenge is staying consistent and thinking of a new class idea every day.
You can save a lot of time by repurposing your old content. I go back to my top blog posts and turn them into products such as SkillShare classes.
You can take an outline for a past blog post or video and easily turn it into a SkillShare class. All you need to do is add a few extra videos (in some cases, just an extra video) and create your next SkillShare class.
Create An Outline
If you think of a class idea that isn’t based on a free piece of content, you need to create an outline for that class. Creating an outline of how lessons should flow makes it easier for you to complete the class.
The 2-3 minutes it takes for you to create an outline for a 10 minute class will save many hours in the long-term as you continue to create and publish more classes.
Set A Time Of Day To Do Videos
There’s time in the day for you to complete one class every day. The challenge is carving out that time in your schedule.
The best way to get anything accomplish is to set time in each day to pursue that task. Set a consistent routine for completing SkillShare classes. My consistent routine is to complete classes in the evenings.
I do better with writing blog posts in the morning, and I’m better at creating videos in the evening. This knowledge has shaped me approach.
Just because something is important doesn’t mean you have to do it right away. I never start my day doing videos or podcast interviews because I’m too tired at that time of day. I am better at writing content during that time.
Edit Them On The Spot
Once you finish all of the videos for a training course, edit all of them on the spot. I don’t add any special effects to my videos. Due to practice, I can speak from start to finish without making mistakes.
In these cases, I trim the beginning and end of the videos. In cases when I mess up in the middle, I splice out the mess-up.
Editing videos on the spot prevents them from collecting space in your mind. For most people, editing is a gruesome part of the process. If you leave editing for another day, you’ll think about that when you think about creating another class.
Knowing you have unedited videos may give you second thoughts about creating another class that day. Editing videos on the spot and publishing the class allows you to approach each new day with a clean slate.
Don’t let editing carry over to the next day.
Create Multiple Classes On Some Days
Publishing one SkillShare class every day does not mean creating a new SkillShare class every day. On some days you can create zero courses while on other days you create three classes.
You can pick 2-3 days of the week and create all of that week’s classes on those days. That way, you can focus on other areas for the rest of the week
On the other days, you can identify which topics you’ll turn into classes. You can create the outlines so you know how each class will flow as you create them.
It’s possible for anyone to create a new SkillShare class every day. The challenge is establishing a routine you can continuously rely on.
Maintaining consistency and having a big backend of content is important. Lately I’ve been more consistent with my podcast than any other platform I’m on.
I publish a new podcast episode every day and have over a month’s worth of episodes in queue. The more classes you have in the queue, the easier it will be for you to stay consistent.
What are your thoughts on publishing SkillShare classes every day? Do you have any tactics you think would help? Do you have a question for me? Sound off in the comments section below.