GET BLOGGING! - using medium for the cost of a domain name.

Philip 'dm' Campbell, Digital Skills for Creative Tinkerers

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8 Videos (14m)
    • 1.0 - introduction

      0:58
    • 1.1 - what is medium

      1:19
    • 1.2 - publications and letters

      1:14
    • 1.3 - creating linked graphical footers

      1:44
    • 1.4 - medium over wordpress

      2:03
    • 1.5 - the roundup

      0:59
    • 1.6 - *BONUS* five minutes around medium

      5:19
    • 1.7 - share and review (...)

      0:12

About This Class

so over the years I've been asked the question about blogging a lot.. . . something normally along the lines of the following.

  • I want to make a fashion blog
  • I want to put my photos up for free somewhere
  • how should I promote my courses
  • I don't want to pay for hosting
  • I don't want to learn anything, I'm not a geek.

so much so that I thought I would make a small course about my suggestion for blogging (in 2016 at least) of where you should host your blog if you're looking to keep the costs low but you want something reliable that can be seen by a broad audience and that plugs into twitter already.

in this course about medium (super quick in twenty minutes to give you a bit of a taste of what to expect) blogging I look at the feature set and why setting up on medium is a really low cost way of blogging from your own domain name with only the ongoing cost of your domain name to really worry about.

we cover the following areas. 

  • apart from the price of a domain name, you could be blogging for free!
  • video embeds, free picture hosting without the worry of cost
  • linking your domain name to medium is free
  • building publications, run your own mini news site for your team/community
  • why the medium is more powerful as a blogging platform than WordPress
  • power tips of using the platform with graphics and links for your online courses.

7 of 7 students recommendSee All

short and basic intro to medium.
Jon Simmons

Digital Marketing and Project Manager

Great course - sweet and short - info on everything you need to know to set up a free blog on medium in a very short time. Only very basic computer skills needed. Thanks Phil!
Antonia Trollius

Graphic Design | Lettering | Communication Design

Very concise overview of Medium. I was left with only 1 question, what kind of analytics were available - and I found the answer on the Medium site https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/215108608-Stats. I literally watched the course through then setup my Medium account - I shall now be switching to using this as a platform for my blog instead of setting up Wordpress.
Paul C.

Never stop learning!

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Philip 'dm' Campbell

Digital Skills for Creative Tinkerers

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I'm Phil from England and I make courses every month (recently, daily!)

online wisdom shared, digital course maker & internet strategist teaching anyone that wants to efficiently learn digital skills and tools often free software based in the cloud - twenty plus years of expertise with all things digital and covering the latest trends today!

MY INTENT

  • assist you with the knowledge to optimize areas of your digital life
  • hands-on practitioner skills
  • provide you with free and paid courses
  • most courses are #donein20 - be in and out in twenty minutes
  • live on and off grid working remotely to share the journey
  • barter my time and skills for equal services and information

------ the why ------

I love to create and share. inspire others to benefit to use technology for good. I touch on lots of areas from an optimisation perspective. my courses are meant for you to watch on your commute, plane, train or automobile!

------ my backstory ------

2016/17
currently saving to buy a laser cutter for co-working and co-creation pod called apiary and get mobile driving a vw t5 transporter across the uk and europe

2011
sold my domain name me.dm to evan williams from twitter (they were building medium) for five figures. a great year!

2010
assisted a town called ‘phil campbell’ in alabama (bbc news) which was a life changing event for me in terms of what i wanted to do with the rest of my life

2008
helped lifecast from sleepydog get into the first apple app store to be part of the first 500 apps ever launched worldwide – proud social media moment.

2005
bought a domain, me.dm (me-d-em) and ever since I’ve bartered my time as a transmedia digital artist in the social media realm. a brand advocate for word of mouth agencies from behind the lens of a mobile phone or camera.

1999
during regularly drinking sessions at the abbey in burton on Trent I ended up on the team time episode of history hunters which is now unfortunately on youtube

------ so you make money right? ------

you can get a premium account for 99 cents for three months access when you get that account through my referral link - I get $10 for you signing up. thank you, it really helps me stay motivated.

if you want a sample of twenty-five of my courses for free drop your email address into the form at the top of the page of devot.ee and you’ll get an auto email with some free course links for you to try.

------ all my courses, if premium please click those links ------

  • Logitech C920 Webcam Setup Tips (Mac) » premium | free
  • Making a Skillshare Course - Process Shared v1 » premium | free
  • Building a Wordpress Traffic Generation Network » premium | free
  • Virtual Worker Income - Cambly, VidMob and Fiverr » premium | free
  • What can Slack Do? - The Slack Primer » premium | free
  • The Brand Advocate Primer » premium | free
  • The Long Tail of Vanity Urls - Buying and Selling » premium | free
  • Amplifying your Twitter Promotion with Twibble.io » premium | free
  • E-Residency is Awesome - The Why » premium | free
  • DIY Digital Promotion Tools for Building Referrals » premium | free
  • Distributing Digital Content Using BitTorrent Now » premium | free
  • Using Medium for the Cost of a Domain Name » premium | free
  • Making Closed Captions - Youtube + Rev + Fiver » premium | free
  • Pokemon Go for Parents » premium | free
  • HD Vine Videos Practitioner Guide » premium | free
  • Setup FB Instant Articles + Google Amp + Wordpress » premium | free
  • SSSVEDA Tips for Surviving a Video Blogging Month » premium | free
  • Beyond the Vine, Beta Overview Guide » premium | free
  • Using SoundCloud as your Podcast Host » premium | free
  • Practitioner Guide for 60 Second Instagram Video » premium | free
  • Optimising your Connection for Video Chats » premium | free
  • Protect 'Yo Self - VPN and USB Blockers » premium | free
  • Getting Started with Instagram Stories » premium | free
  • Worlds Cheapest Cloud Backup and Dropshare 4 Walkthrough » premium | free
  • Automated Live Video Stream with Audience Development 24/7 » premium | free
  • Awesome Web Tools - Get Productive! [pt1] » premium | free
  • Using Text Expander to Become a Keyboard Ninja » premium | free
  • Things to Consider Before Co-Working » premium | free
  • Digital Nomad Six Areas of Concentration » premium | free
  • Getting your Environment Ready for Digital Course Making » premium | free
  • Day Trading Attention with Digital Platforms » premium | free
  • Animated Gif Profile Images for Skillshare » premium | free
  • Advocate Series | content making v1 » premium | free
  • building a free video sharing website » premium | free
  • Digital Utility Belt for Digital Nomads V1 » premium | free
  • getting your hero5 session game on lock! » premium | free
  • hosting with wordpress at sitegrounds » premium | free
  • tools i use to optimise for wordpress » premium | free
  • wordpress plugins for bloggers » premium | free
  • howto download your vine videos » premium | free
  • setting up gameshow 3.2 » premium | free
  • making the web work hard for you ifttt » premium | free
  • twenty awesome web tools - pack two » premium | free
  • how to boss mode on upwork » premium | free
  • making courses on skillshare v2 » premium | free
  • mashing up your digital legacy » premium | free

31 DAYS OF DECEMBER ADVENT 2016 CALENDAR LINKS!

  1. the little black book of video encoding (software, tools, codecs)
  2. building an advertising network with screenly
  3. twenty awesome web tools - pack four
  4. outro maker youtube walkthrough
  5. places to sell your digital assets online (samcart, gumroad)
  6. getting your online chat on point
  7. twenty awesome web tools - pack five
  8. digital marketing processes to get more traffic and attention
  9. workflow process of scheduling videos and promotion (studio.twitter.com/library)
  10. agnostic content making and considerations
  11. WordPress awesome galleries with Elvira gallery
  12. twenty awesome web tools - pack six
  13. apps & kit for the prepared - offline apps for survival (hurricanes, tornados, kit)
  14. living in the future - ways to leave a legacy of information
  15. setting up virtual assistance business with smooch.io
  16. quick computer skills to teach your kids
  17. twenty awesome web tools - pack seven
  18. newbie designing an app in sketch 4
  19. selling your courses from your own website using gumroad
  20. setting up to make living streaming games online
  21. setting up a raspberry pi as a media player
  22. building ‘skillshare review’ the live stream show
  23. selling t-shirts with gumroad and printful
  24. teaching kids about data
  25. so you got a new computer - merry Christmas day!
  26. twenty awesome web tools - pack eight
  27. making social media content screencasts
  28. advocate series - 24/7 radio station
  29. brand advocates guide to audio interview
  30. show to promote your online courses
  31. tips for finding a new job in the new year

I'M SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE