In order to give enough space and time to know what my Dad's needs are so that my work arrangement can best meet his needs, I think that seeing what work can be done online will be one of the good fit. While doing the exploration, I will record my journey and reflections here.
In these past 2 weeks or so, I have already been able to try some things which were not quite as popular or accessible just 3 years ago. The pace of change online is really fast. These are good new opportunities. So fa, I have tried New Kajabi, Carousell and ad on Facebook.
New Kajabi - a platform that makes it easy to create my own online course.
Why did I not use one of those platforms that host courses from many teachers rather than have my own site? Honestly, I don't have a very good reason.
When I was preparing to come back home, I signed up for a couple of online courses both to have a greater sense of what forms online courses are taking and also the content interested me such as arts integration and doodling. One of them used Kajabi as her platform. They were at a point of launching their new version, New Kajabi, and had an offer for signing up. While I did not really do a thorough check, I signed up for its basic package (USD60/month) for a year just as their offer was about to expire.
As soon as it was possible, I started looking at how to set up a course. There is a FB group which is very helpful in getting help and inspiration. I have to learn how to make screencasts, and after piloting with some friends, I published my first course on 5 July.
Question: How to market this course so that people will sign up? Trying advertising on Facebook. Since it is still too fresh, I shall write about that in a week's time.
Carousell - an app for selling things locally
What comes about in decluttering my house is lots of things to throw out. Some are still useable and quite a waste to just send to the trash bin.
This is a fairly new app and so I tried posting stuff to sell, and also to give away.
My first post was for my "antique" iPod Shuffle which comes in its original box and accessories. Priced it at $15 after checking through eBay. It was quite popular and I sold it within the day of posting. Later, I was told that such vintage devices are popular and my cousin's hubby said he would have paid $50.
My second was for a Casio keyboard. Coincidentally, a friend who downloaded the app for the first time saw my posting almost immediately. So, that was sold too.
My next few posts are more slow moving but moving nonetheless.
Question: What is Carousell's business model? They are not taking a cut of the sales price. Strange,
On another post, I shall try to write more about the setting up of teaching videos and also the creation of ebooks and graphics.