How to grab yourself a bargain in Udemy’s Black Friday sale

Hello there! I just wanted to let you know about Udemy’s BIG black Friday sale which has already begun – yes – a week before Black Friday.

Udemy aspires to be the world’s online learning marketplace, where 9 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and more. You can take courses whenever you want and wherever you want as they are available on mobile devices as well as desktop and laptop computers.

Udemy kicked off their Black Friday promotion by selling almost all of their courses at $10/£8 a couple of days ago and are raising them by a dollar every two days until Black Friday on 27th November.

I have four courses at Udemy which are in the sale:

Increase your Facebook reach without ads

Facebook marketing: Facebook groups for small business

Should YOU make a Udemy course?

My fourth course in the sale but you can get it free here, so don’t buy it :-) :

Five essential social media trends for small business 2015

If you’d like a taster, here’s a video from Facebook groups for small business:

And here’s my video explaining the course ‘Should You make a Udemy course?’:

My courses are just four of the ten thousand plus that are in the sale, here are a few of the top 50 best selling courses to give you a flavour of what’s on offer:

50 Bestsellers- Become a Web Developer from Scratch
50 Bestsellers- Learn Photoshop, Web Design & Profitable Freelancing
50 Bestsellers- Pianoforall – Incredible New Way To Learn Piano & Keyboard
50 Bestsellers- How to Create an Awesome Online Course

Or if you’d prefer to browse through all the course to find one you fancy, just click the image:


Happy learning!

How to make an intro or outro for your video in Camtasia Studio 8

Last summer I made a dead simple video tutorial on cutting out parts of your videos with Movie Maker and it was a big hit. In fact it’s still my most popular YouTube video over a year later. So I thought I’d kind-of follow it up with a tutorial on how to make video intros and ‘outros’ (is that a real word?!) with Camtasia.

In this video tutorial I’ll show you how to add an intro or outro to your video in two different ways:

1. Using the templates supplied with Camtasia Studio 8
2. Using an MP4 video intro that you can have made for you at

I also demonstrate how to add music to your intro. Here it is:

Adding intros and outros to any video instantly makes them look more professional. But in this particular example I’m using my own intro to brand a white-label (or private label rights/ PLR) video.

The video in the demonstration is part of a WordPress Essentials white-label course which I’ll be launching soon at Just join the mailing list over at or my list here at (enter your email address on this page) and I’ll drop you an email when its ready.

Making the most of your content: re-purpose a blog post into a video!

wobs comfort zoneJust a quick post from me today because it’s Friday afternoon and almost the weekend!

Blogging takes time. In fact it can take a lot of time. So why not get the most from your post by turning it into a video? The video can then be posted on YouTube and Facebook, as well as any other video platforms. It can be embedded in a web page, shared all over the Internet and if you start from a slide deck, you can upload it to Slideshare as a Powerpoint file or PDF.

Making a blog post into a video gives you many more options than just the text alone.

I thought it would be fun to demonstrate this, but I wanted to use some else’s blog post rather than my own.

The original post is here:

I chose this post because it’s got an activity in it rather than just delivering information. (What can I say, I’m a trainer, I love an activity!)

It’s a fairly simple screen recording, there aren’t too many bells and whistles here. Although getting all the animations to work as I wanted did take a bit of time.

I chose the black and white colour scheme because I liked the chalkboard-style image at the top of the blog post and wanted to see if I could turn that into an entire video.

Anyway, that’s enough from me, here’s the video!

PS If you’d like me to make a video like this for you, just drop me an email –