Last week, I mentioned that I would be teaching an online course soon, which is something I have been wanting to do for what feels like forever. And it is finally time time to release the details because you can sign up for the course right now. AND it’s only $20 (plus additional discount below with code).
I am pleased to announce that I’ve teamed up with Skillshare and will be teaching a course focusing on the ins and outs of awesome tutorials. *The official title is ‘The How To on How Tos: Creating Compelling Tutorials for Your Blog’ but I like to think of it as ‘Everything you Need to Know to Create a Share-Worthy Tutorial that will Spread like Wildfire’. My title was a little wordy, so we went in another direction. Ha! This class is meant for anyone that loves DIY projects (and I know you do), who is looking for a little (or a lot of) direction. Whether you are a professional blogger or a recreational DIYer, this class will teach you everything you need to know.
I have used tutorials to generate buzz for Paper & Stitch, get me into the pages of national (and international) print publications, and land some awesome freelance jobs. And now I’m sharing how I’ve done it via this online class on Skillshare so you can design awesome tutorials of your own! *Side Note: If you are not familiar with Skillshare already, they partner with teachers to produce amazing (and very affordable) online classes on a wide range of topics, like design, fashion & style, photography and more. More info on Skillshare here.
This class will cover all the basics for creating a beautiful, share-worthy tutorial from start to finish. And will include tips for styling the finished projects, getting press for your awesome DIYs, and a whole lot more. There will be video lessons, PDFs, and curated links. Here are some additional details…
- The Basics: The Key Components to a Good, Share-Worthy Tutorial
- Coming up with an Original Tutorial Idea that will get you Noticed: This section will cover tips for coming up with a noteworthy tutorial idea/DIY project and help you find inspiration through specific exercises, if you’re having trouble coming up with something.
- The Ins and Outs of Shooting Tutorials (from photography to styling): Which will show you how to replicate the setup at home, that I use. And will also include behind the scenes content, that shows how a project was photographed and what it looks like in real life just outside of the frame (hint: messy).**Note: Photography info with not be technical in nature, but rather will discuss how to make the most out of what you have (camera-wise) and the kinds of photos that work best for tutorials.
- Tips & Tricks for Getting your Tutorial into the Hands of Editors and Influential Site Owners: Which will include suggestions for how to reach out to press (including a sample email pitch, which can used as a template), setting yourself up for press to start coming to you (instead of you having to go to them), and more.
Still interested? You can sign up for the course right now and go through the everything at your own pace, anytime after it officially launches on August 27th (there is no end date). And if there are any questions I can answer for you, feel free to leave me a comment below.
Bonus! Discount code. Today and tomorrow only, receive 25% off the purchase price of this course with code BLOG25 at checkout (which makes the class just $15).
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I’m all set and can’t wait to get started! Hope you don’t mind having a Swedish student 😉Pysselbolaget
Hey Kelly. Yes. You can sign up anytime and go through the entire course at your own pace whenever you are ready. So basically, signups after launch are totally cool.papernstitch
I love the idea for this course! Is the enrollment going to stay open after the launch date? I can’t sign up at this moment, but would love to once I have the extra spending money.kelly // apockylypse
I just signed up! Can’t wait to hear what awesome tips you have to share 🙂 also thanks for such a generous coupon code!Rachel | 52 Weeks Project
This sounds awesome! I signed up. Can’t wait.Cathy Pascual
Just signed up! Looking forward to it 🙂 xErin
What a great, relevant course! I often wonder what I can do to help make my tutorials more enjoyable for my readers and this looks like a wonderful source of knowledge and inspiration! xKayli Schattner
Thanks Kelly! We should be teaching this course together. Our text messages alone could be a course. Ha! 🙂papernstitch
How awesome!! Couldn’t think of a better person to teach a course like this! I may just have to sign up! =)Kelly @ Studio DIY
Great Erin! Looking forward to sharing my process with experienced crafters, like yourself, alongside students who aren’t as far a long. There is definitely room in this course for everyone to pick up new ideas, info on snagging press for tutorials, taking beautiful, styled photos of the in-process steps and finished project, etc.papernstitch
Just signed up! Tutorials are my sites bread and butter, so I’m always looking to brush up on these skills!Erin @ Thanks, I Made It
Yay! Awesome Kathleen.papernstitch
This is so exciting!! I’ve just signed up and can’t wait 🙂Kathleen
Awesome Renee! Looking forward to seeing you inside the classroom.papernstitch
Love this idea! I just signed up 🙂Renee