Hey everyone! I wanted to share something I’m working on and nervous about…
I’m writing an eBook! Nothing fancy, like literally 12 pages but I’m doing it! I’m trying to wrap up things I know to be true about YouTube and get it out to people to try and help them and encourage them to “Hit Publish”. This isn’t about me trying to say I know everything about everything, but to encourage others to do more, by sharing things I’ve learned so far.
When the eBook is ready, I’m going to learn how to do the self-publish thing and sell it on Amazon for 99 cents. I’ll make it free to anyone in my Facebook group or on my email list though.
I have a janky first draft version available that I just created and it’s 50% cringeworthy, but it was my first attempt so I’m trying to give myself a little bit of a break. My new version is already twice as long and packed with more content.
While my first attempt may not be what the final version will be, I am proud of myself for being able to figure out how to set up an opt in page through a mailchimp/wordpress integration and how to make a downloadable resource from my website.
I’ll also be creating a video series that goes through each lesson/chapter of the book for my YouTube Channel. Eventually, I plan on creating a paid e-course for video editing basics and this is one step in the process of getting me in front of people who might want to see it.
If any of you have advice on publishing, creating e-courses, I’d love to hear about your experience. I would also love to hear about your experience in trying to create an email list and use it effectively if you have advice.
I think the Instagram/Facebook outage again made me realize that if one of these platforms goes down, I want a way to still be able to reach my audience. While my email list may be tiny with 3 people, it’s still a starting place and I’m going to keep working on it.
If you want to join my email list, head over to the Shelly Squad tab and sign up to see my free video upload guide.
Would love to hear what you all are working on too!