I recently launched my first video course: Developing High Quality Android Applications. It was a significant undertaking for me. But through good planning and execution I was able to create a 2 hour course with over 40 videos in just about 2 months, while still working full-time! So while everything is still very fresh in my mind I wanted to share how I was able to do it.
This is going to be a three part series where I break down the Preparation, Execution, and then Marketing of the course. Hope you find this information useful and you can use it as a reference for your first course! So let's get started...
- To Do - Upcoming tasks
- Doing - Tasks I was currently working on
- Done - Completed Tasks
- Before Shooting - Reminders for before shooting videos
- During Prep - Resources for when I was preparing slides
This really helped me to stay organized and not feel overwhelmed by having to complete so many videos. Then for each section of videos that needed to be created, I would have one Trello card. That card would contain an embedded checklist that allowed me to specify a due date for when all items should be completed. I really liked this feature of Trello because I had a visual reminder of what needed to be done and what I had accomplished already.
I would also put links to references and my notes for that section of videos in the Comments portion of my cards. This was handy for me because I would sometimes come across information that I would need for a future section and I didn't have to worry about searching through my Browser History to track it down again.
In Part II of this series, I'll share what I did to create the slides and videos for my course.