OCI134 Amazon Video Direct Unwrapped with Rob Cubbon

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Today I am delighted to Welcome Rob Cubbon to the Online Courses Insider Podcast. Rob has been a digital entrepreneur for 10 years and as he freely admits has tried many strategies in his business over this time. Today we discuss the newly unveiled Amazon Video Direct platform and its potential for helping us to grow our businesses.


This Week’s Guest: Rob Cubbon

In this Episode you will discover:

  • What has changed in Rob’s business over the past six months
  • The impact that Udemy’s price change has had from Rob’s perspective
  • The platform’s that Rob currently recommends for his online courses
  • Why its important to have multiple streams of income for your business
  • Why Rob is so keen on Amazon Kindle Books and publishing on the KDP platform
  • How to set up your account on Amazon Video Direct
  • Why Amazon Video Direct is a similar model to the Amazon KDP Platform
  • The difference between standalone, episodic and subscription videos
  • How to get the most out of your video titles
  • The importance of getting keywords into your Video Synopsis
  • The biggest sticking point for most publishers and how to overcome it
  • How to price your video on Amazon Video Direct
  • What sort of videos will work on Amazon Video Direct – and why its counter intuitive
  • Why promoting your video is important
  • Rob’s current three (well actually six) prioritites for his business
  • What Rob thinks about Facebook Live and Periscope
  • How to get the balance right between Content Creation, Marketing and Sales in a Digital Business
  • What Rob has done with Active Campaign to improve his email autoresponders

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Mentioned in this Episode:

360 Training: http://www.360training.com

Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/home

Amazon Video Direct: https://videodirect.amazon.com

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP): https://kdp.amazon.com

Stackskills: https://stackskills.com

Deal Fuel: http://dealfuel.com

Periscope: https://www.periscope.tv


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OLP129 Courses, Tools and Tactics with Paula Guilfoyle

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This week’s Guest: Paula Guilfoyle

Its my great pleasure to welcome Paula Guilfoyle to the Online
Learning Podcast.  Paula is a profile course creator and
educator.  She shares her story with us as well as a whole
load of great tactics and tools which you can use to develop your
online courses and digital entrepreneur business.

Meet Paula

Paula is a Qualified CPA with over 15 years’ experience in the
fields of Accountancy, Business Management,Process improvement,
Internal Audit, Group accountant, Operations management and
Training. All across a broad range of industries and sectors. Paula
has been Key Speaker at many Accounting Events where her talks on
Excel are received very positively. Taken from her experiences in
Accounting and business fields, Paula also has Udemy courses for
those wishing to up skill, especially in the area of Spreadsheets,
Bookkeeping and Accounting.

Now an E-learning Educator 5+ years, Paula also has a focus on
E-learning and online teaching. Drawn from her online teaching
experience,Paula has a number of courses available to online
teachers to help bridge the skills gap for those that teach or wish
to teach online.

You can find Paula’s Courses on Udemy at https://www.udemy.com/user/paulaguilfoyle/

Mentioned in this Episode

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Animated Videos for your course or business

Guru.com – http://www.guru.com – Find and hire
talented Freelancers

Cram.com – http://www.cram.com – Find
Flashcards to Study or create your own

eLearningEducators.com – http://elearningeducators.com/ –
free access to courses

Curious.com – https://curious.com – eLearning
platform with a difference

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