Like many full time creatives, Ana Victoria Calderon was living off of the combined income of a few separate sources when she got started teaching online – sales of art prints from her Etsy store, licensing artwork to companies like Hallmark and Papyrus, and teaching in person workshops. “I knew that I wanted to start teaching online, but YouTube was difficult. People had a lot of questions but there was no way I could answer this stuff in the comments section.”
Every type of class has its own unique attributes and style. A Business class may use slides to emphasize key concepts and a Music class may use screencasting to give a walkthrough of a new recording software. What you’re teaching requires a different setup or style to properly demonstrate the skills you want students to learn.
We noticed that Crafts classes are on the up and up, so we compiled a few best practices to ensure that you are recording the best, most accessible class you can.