Well, doesn't time fly by when you're having fun :-)
This is a little overdue, but I officially passed my three month mark here at WA on the 13th June 2020, although, as a Premium Member, this was on the 19th June 2020
During the last three months, I have introduced you to Beau - My Best Friend, offered Free Animated Signature's, started the Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ project, created Free Animated WA Logo For Your Videos and even became an Ambassador (Thank You For Making Me An Ambassador).
That doesn't even touch the surface when I think of the other posts I've done, such as confirming why Generate Press is the best theme to go for, at least from a speed point of view anyway. I'll probably do some training for GP as well in the future, to show just how customisable the theme is.
Along with all of the questions I have commented on, hopefully in a helpful manner.
I do however have an apology to make, and that's to those of you who are still waiting for a response from myself after sending me a PM. I currently have 34 unread messages and I keep kicking myself that I haven't gotten through all of them just yet.
I am slowly making my way through them, which probably explains why my WA Rank has dropped from 16 to 23, as I haven't been as active answering the community question's or in Live Chat. I also have to make sure that I still spend the right amount of time on work that pays the bills. I am however putting a plan in place to clear the backlog over the next two weeks, hopefully anyway :-)
I am going to put the FAQ Project on-hold for 2 weeks, so that I can get back to everyone who is waiting. I will also be a little more quiet from answering questions and from Live Chat, so that messages don't pile up again. Don't get me wrong, I'm still here and I'll still be popping up here and there, but I know I need to clear these off, for my sake, let alone yours :-) I won't be surprised if I get demoted as an Ambassador, but it's been a great two weeks, and who knows, maybe I'll become one again in the future, only time will tell.
I wanted to wait until I could publish my first training video before posting this update, so that I could get honest and critical feedback from my Wealthy Affiliate family!
So, anticipation over, I finally released the first video last night.
As a way of testing the water and introducing you to the training style, along with to Christine & James, I have kept this first one related to the WA Logos I created for you all.
If the feedback is good, then I'll release the other training videos I have :-)
The reason behind this style of training comes in multiple forms. I wanted an easy way to keep the training updated, and as these are template driven, I can make minor changes to instructions and screenshots, without having to record the whole video from scratch.
I also wanted them to be engaging, classroom style and fun to watch, but whilst being short, sweet and to the point, without too much fluff. This way, you get exactly what you need, in a clear and concise manner.
The decision over the voice was to ensure that there were no difficult accents, along with a normalised volume throughout the video, that is very clear to hear with no background noise or hiss etc.
So go on then, hit me with your worst, what are your honest opinions about this? Would you like to see more in this style? Would captions help, allowing you to read what was being said? Allowing them to be used with the volume muted? Any other feedback at all would be greatly appreciated :-)
Quite a few people have messaged asking me which tools and programs do I use, so here's the list:
- GIMP - The Free & Open Source Image Editor, for editing photos.
- Canva - For other graphic related activities, including Royalty Free Images & Videos (Free, except I use the Premium version).
- Greenshot - The most awesome tool for making screenshots.
- OBS Studio - Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.
- Speechelo - Turn Text To Voice With AI Engine (one of the Text to Speech programs I use).
- WaveNet for Chrome - A wrapper for Google Cloud Text-to-Speech (one of the Text to Speech programs I use).
- Video Robot - Video Platform To Create Next Generation Pro-Quality Videos In Any Language or Niche Within Minutes.
- Doodly - Whiteboard Animation Software (Create whiteboard, blackboard, & glassboard videos!).
- Toonly - Video Maker Software - Easily Make Videos & Animated Presentations.
- Audacity - Free, open source, cross-platform audio software for multi-track recording and editing.
- HitFilm Express - Free editing and VFX software
It's a shame I can't include affiliate links, especially as the whole point of affiliate links is to recommend products to your readers haha oh well, here's some freebies and trade secrets for my WAmily ;-)
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to leave them below and I will do my best to reply to every single one of them :-)