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Anyone game for a weekly one-hour one-on-one mutual progress review and goal setting session on your (and my) Udemy course development? I find that, though I do spend time most every day on my course development (going on a year now), I doubt I effectively move towards finishing a publishable course. And, at least once a session, I declare my course content "junk" for lack of a critique beyond my own. Not sure how to handle the logistics of such a peer review, but want to gain a sense of interest first. What do you think?
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@Anonymous , I think after a while, we get all caught in the "make it too perfect" mentality. This has been discussed several times here. I think you just gotta "go for it" and see what happens. When I first started on Udemy, it took me a few months of working on my first course, then I actually gave up. What I wanted to accomplish, quality-wise and content-wise, was going to take way too long. I came back to it a year later and just went for it. A year later, I upgraded the course with better quality but I'm so glad I released it. It is still my best selling course and what got me started. 

So in short. Go for it and don't be too hard on yourself. 

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@Anonymous , I think after a while, we get all caught in the "make it too perfect" mentality. This has been discussed several times here. I think you just gotta "go for it" and see what happens. When I first started on Udemy, it took me a few months of working on my first course, then I actually gave up. What I wanted to accomplish, quality-wise and content-wise, was going to take way too long. I came back to it a year later and just went for it. A year later, I upgraded the course with better quality but I'm so glad I released it. It is still my best selling course and what got me started. 

So in short. Go for it and don't be too hard on yourself. 

Greg Reverdiau - Airplane and Drone Training

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Thank you @GregReverdiau . You experience describes exactly my mindset. On the positive side, I continue to work developing my course. And find you encouragement quite timely. And, of course, will follow your advice.

 

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Hi @Anonymous ,
That's an excellent idea! Peer reviews are a great way to track progress and keep us motivated. What's your topic/niche? I'm into programming/tech courses. 


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Hello @KarolyNyisztor , Thank you for your compliment. Are you open to such a weekly get-together or simply suggesting that the idea is worth pursuing?

 

After 35 years, I out-lived my mainframe programming/tech career. Tried to teach myself the various flavors of HTML, PHP, CSS, Javascript and OOP development strategies among other tech pursuits, but just could not achieve commercial-level literacy.

 

My Udemy project focuses on coaching the student on how to create a video remembrance of the student's loved one, ancestor, relative or pet. It's turned out to be a much bigger adventure than I anticipated and I suspect a regular give-and-take peer review would provide much needed perspective.

 

Regards,

Brian

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Hello @Anonymous ,
Yes, I might be interested. I'm in the CEST time zone (PDT + 9), but we can probably figure out a time that's convenient for both of us.


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Sounds good. @KarolyNyisztor  So do we do this through Udemy? That is, does Udemy have a place where we can upload videos, chat and so forth? Or are we limited to posts in Studio U?

 

As I write this it is 7:38 PM (19:38) CDT United States (Chicago) and 2:38 AM CEST putting me about 7 hours behind you if my math is right. I work split shift: 3:30AM CDT to approx 8:30AM CDT (10:30AM-3:30PM CEST?). Then again 4:15PM (11:15 PM CEST?) to 7:45PM (2:45AM CEST?) Monday through Friday. So your afternoons/evenings, including weekends, work best for me, As you write, we can work out the times once settled on the other logistics. 

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Unfortunately, Udemy doesn't offer the features we need. 


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Yikes. The opportunity to add to my skill set. I have never used Skype so I will need to understand what is involved. (I assume some sort of download and installation.)

 

In the meantime, please suggest an afternoon or early evening time and a date that works for you. Give me a couple of days to bring my Skype literacy up to speed.

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Yes, you need to download and install the software, and register with a username/password.
Mondays or Tuesdays, between 18:00 - 20:00 CEST would work for me.


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My Skype was corrupted. Had to reinstall. I do not seem to be able to add you to my contact list. Let me try to contact you Monday at 18:30 CEST (which I believe to be 11:30 CDT).

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