Today I am re-posting a blog from my newest bloggy-friend, Vicky. What do you think of her idea? Leave your comments below or even better a link to your tutorials!
She has called on all of us bloggers to create tutorials. As I mention in my first post, I created this blog after watching some tutorials on the Virtual Teaching Expo and from watching some of Kristen's tutorials at Ladybug's Teacher Files.
I am going to try to answer her challenge and create some tutorials... My first tutorial might even be how to create a tutorial! Let's learn together!
Vicky's Post from Monday, March 5, 2012
So I couldn't sleep last night for some crazy reason and at 2:21 I had an idea that I wanted to share...
Has anyone ever thought about videoing themselves creating a page or 2 from their units/packs they create and uploading it to YouTube as a tutorial? There could even be a series on how to create the unit - do you use Word or printshop, backgrounds, borders, layering etc....You could do one on how to embed google docs correctly or scribd to your blog... I mean think of the possibilities - the hits you would get and people would start pinning - oh my! LOL ( think: the small things blog and her hair tutorials - pinterest exploded with those... )
Anyway I thought 2 things: You could include your links to your blog/TPT store and get a lot more traffic that way --- also you could be helping out new bloggers that don't know how to do all that stuff. I have had questions about it and I have had emails of brand new bloggers that have some questions and I've seen questions on other blogs in the comment area. What do you guys think?!? Am I crazy? Has it already been done and I'm late to the gate? Is it a lame idea? Would it take way too long to video?
It could help bring new customers to veteran bloggers and if you are just starting up and a pro at creating those cute units you could certainly gain some followers.
If you think this would work at all - post this on your blog and get some feedback ..you could even use my button code. I'm curious what people think. If you could figure out a way to make it private and sell it I'm sure people would pay too...I see $$ dollar signs and more importantly - a way to be a mentor and help a fellow bloggy friend out. Have a wonderful week and if this idea is totally lame -- I blame it on being sleep deprived. ;O)