@Hypnodan Your course creation workflow is logical and extremely creative. I love how you are creating value as you go, not a minute is wasted and your content is created with intent, to be repurposed into other products (i.e. content used for a Udemy video can be repurposed into an e-book later, and details used to market on social media). I am a brand new Instructor and am working on publishing my very first project on Udemy. My course creation workflow has so far been a version of what I have always done when researching or writing for other formats: Capturing all of my thoughts on 5 x 7 index cards and writing out short bullet pointed list of statements or questions. Then I can spread out the index cards in what ever order makes sense. Sometimes I spread out the index cards on the kitchen counter - my favorite way is to tape the cards on a wall in front of me while sitting in my office chair. I can rearrange the cards in vertical and/or horizontal lists. I love it! Next, I'll use Google Docs to "type with my voice" and give a mini lecture based on the content of the index cards. I'm enhancing the details as I go - freestyle. I'll edit the typos or words missed by AI during the Google Doc voice transcription, but for me it takes less time to go back immediately after I've completed the lecture content and fix any errors, than to take up my time slowly composing the script/content and then auditing it for perfection. I have found that I do best when I can expand off brief summaries / thesis statements. I think this is similar to how you record your lectures by typing them up on PowerPoint slides, then record the videos back to back, followed by a batch editing. Both methods are using the index cards or PowerPoint slides as a story board; capturing the content in text that can easily be used as audio script for an instructional video, and to repurpose into additional study material for the students, or for e-book content. The reason I'm using my "old school" way of making notations on index cards is because there's something about recording my thoughts by putting pen to paper that keeps my thoughts flowing and I can make the notes anywhere and at any time. Staring at a computer screen can make me freeze up and I'm way less productive. I want to thank you again for sharing your creation workflow. You've really inspired me, especially with the idea of videoing several videos or all chapters of a lesson, in a batch - making sure the background, lighting, and instructor appearance is the same through out all video sections. Your marketing process is amazing too. I also look forward to reading about how other instructors create their workflows - what works and doesn't work.
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