Jan Zavrel

Evernote Certified Consultant

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Short classes or series

Well, it seems like it's now more important than ever what proved for me to be the best strategy for long classes published on Skillshare.

If you really want to get to the top of the trending page, you have basically two options now:

  1. Create a short class, limit it to 10 minutes which is the minimum length required by Skillshare
  2. Chop your long class to smaller pieces if you are able to separate individual lessons while each lesson will teach a skill and have at least 10 minutes. If you are able to do this, then it's easy to remaster your long class into series while your lessons will become chapters of the series. In order to motivate students to take each and every chapter of your series, you should plan your long class as a series from the beginning. Even though it should give students a new skill in every chapter, it should also offer a solid story which they will want to get. David's class which was shown as an example would work great as a series because 5 points strategy is in fact one strategy where you need to complete each of five points. This is a huge motivator for students to take each and every chapter of the series. It's improbable they would enroll only in point 1, 3 and 5.

If you feel like your topic can't be remastered into series or you just can't squeeze the content into 10 minutes without compromising its quality, then, unfortunately, Skillshare as a platform isn't the best choice anymore. In that case, try to post your content on Udemy of Curious or setup your own LMS (learning management system) either as self-hosted Wordpress plugin or as a service like Teachable, Thinkific or Zenler.

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