It isn’t really as hard as it sounds. Let’s get rid of all
those things that are hard to do. If you don’t know how to
design and construct a website from scratch, you can use desktop
publishing software that makes it easier to construct a website.
Another option is to have your website designed by a
professional. Professional website designers have a more mature
outlook in designing websites. Furthermore, you are given
guarantees that the website they constructed for you will not
suddenly collapse or malfunction.
Now, the first thing to do is to determine what kind of
instruction you will give in your website. Pattern your website
after your topic of instruction so that you have a themed look
to your website. If you are a mechanic, try having some pictures
of tools or maybe a tire included on the site as part of the
background wallpaper or in the video instruction section of the
website. Next, you will need those instructional videos for your
viewing public. Begin by writing a script for your instructional
spiel. Divide your script with respect to the stages or levels
of your instruction topic. Determine the price you will charge
for your educational video service. Once you are done, you can
embed the video into your website and see the final product.
If you are satisfied with what you’ve done so far, you can look
for a website hosting service provider. Mind you, some website
hosting providers will design the site for you for a fee if you
so wish it. Aside from website hosting fees, you will have to
pay for domain name fees as well as other charges that the
website hosting company deems fair to charge you. Also, you need
to be specific about the bandwidth that your hosting provider
will give you. This is to ensure that your video streams will
not slow down due to heavy user traffic.
Now that you are ready to start selling, you need to have a
place where you can deposit your online cash. You will have to
open a merchant account in a bank and have the bank and the
hosting provider configure your website so that the payments you
receive are forwarded to your merchant account.
Don’t be nervous. This will probably be a little heavy on the
pocket but it will not cost as much as investments in stocks and
bonds. Moreover, if your business does not earn you anything,
you can stop and cut your losses or research and apply some
Finally, don’t think of this venture as a pioneering enterprise.
Internet video streaming for purposes of formal education and
instruction has been in use for a number of years now. Even so,
most instructional websites that have gardening tutorials,
computer troubleshooting tutorials and a whole score of other
tutorials do not have video streaming instruction in their web
pages. Video streaming as a method for education and instruction
is less than 10 years old.
The advantage of using video streaming is that it gives you the
ability to convey your instruction without difficulty since
people see you doing the action as you speak the words to
demonstrate it. It certainly is better than reading or composing
a manual. If you go for the write a manual method, you will need
a pretty good writer who can translate technical details into
more human terms. The writer will also need to be able to aptly
describe necessary movements and motions for the student to
understand the instruction.
It certainly is better to listen and watch somebody fixing a
wall fan while watching him than holding a book in one hand and
a screwdriver on the other. If you put yourself in place of the
student, you will be able to imagine how easy it will be to
learn from watching a person perform a lesson instead of reading
To your success,
P.S. People keep saying that our future lies in our children. To
get to the future, we need to educate our children first. What
better way to teach than to have instructional videos ready for
them to learn from and enjoy.