How a crashed website prompted some useful questions about where my creative work lives.
The Doug Neill Show: Episode #12
Recorded on March 17h, 2019
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The Technical Difficulties Explained
0:36 – 8:54
How my websites broke, and how that could have been avoided.
- My three websites: Verbal To Visual, The Graphic Recorder, and my personal website, all hosted with Bluehost.
- Where Verbal To Visual videos live: my YouTube channel, Facebook page, and Wistia account.
- The new course that I’m building (that I prioritized instead of an immediate tech fix!): Build an Online Course with Sketchnotes.
The Short-Term Fix
8:54 – 17:49
My short-term solution for paying customers, and a look at where all of my creative assets actually live.
- Where the audio files for this podcast live: Libsyn.
- My biggest concern: folks that have picked up one of my courses and couldn’t access them in the normal way.
- My short-term fix: using my email provider (ConvertKit) to send out emails with direct links to videos and PDFs just to those folks who had purchased a course.
- A platform that allows for the creation and selling of online courses that I’ll be looking into: Kajabi.
What I’ve Learned
17:49 – 23:32
The four lessons that I learned from facing these technical difficulties.
- This was a good opportunity for me to put my mindfulness skills to use, which I’ve been focusing on this year.
- The external technology that I’m leaning on while building a community and building resources connected to this podcast: Patreon.
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