A Reminder the Giveaway is Live, plus other Freebies….

Just wanted to remind everyone, the Work From Home Giveaway went live a day early due to Halloween. It will close on Nov, 11th, so if you have not gone by and picked up this months goodies, you should head on over there now.

CMA Work From Home Success Giveaway

There is also a feed toward the bottom of that page, with other live events. I will try to add other events to that page even when ours is “working” between events. I have not been too active in mailers or the blogs lately, for a number of reasons, but rest assured, as is the norm for me, I am working on projects in the background. Admittedly, I do sometimes have more going on than I can handle at once, but I am getting a couple of great resources very close to fruition now, besides having several graphic and planner projects also, that I am trying to get finished and up before too long.

The forum is slowly being attended to, and I have decided rather than using the Tudor software for the entire course activity, that as I originally planned back when this project was the “Creative Digi” project, that many of the course activities, and even some of the courses themselves would be hosted on the forum, and after thought, I still believe this is the best way.  My plan at the forum was and still is, to have a community for folks who both wanted to teach and share their knowledge, as well as those who wanted to learn for free, with paid course, or extended “knowledge” available in a private area.

The Tudor software will most likely stay in place on the website store, so it can both sell the paid courses, and call attention to any free courses or discussions. This whole projects will still be open to anyone who wants to share or teach something of value, as the whole point to this project was and still is “The purpose here is to help people with everyday lifestyles and the pursuit of making extra income from their own hobbies and talents.”

Here is the original video created 2 years ago…. obviously the project has changed names, and is expanding since the original idea.

This will be ready by the end/beginning of the year, if not sooner. When launched, there will be no ads, and many awesome features to make this a most viral community.  If you would like to get a jump on membership, that would make you a founding member, and I would be more than happy for any suggestions, feedback or other discussions.  This is not your average box forum, as I have said many times, I am an artist first and everything else second lol. This forum will not just be about how to market, blog, use Etsy, etc etc…, we see and hear about that all day long…. This forum is going to be about YOU, the talents and knowledge you already have, and the numerous ways you can use that knowledge to create a new home business, whether a part time sideline, or a full all out business.  I hope to have and discuss courses on everything from blogging and building a website, including design and art, to fashion design, landscaping, food niches, and even my own courses and discussions on the vintage and designer resale and consignments industry. This is a discussion course that will be free to members of the forum, with extended courses available behind the scenes.

Next up, going back a little to my publishing days, I also am tweaking another website on WordPress to use as a publishing source for a number or articles and products. Anyone who would like to contribute articles to this “paper” is welcome to do so, but I still need work to do on this project, and I am doing that when I have time between others.

GRAPHICS

There is still time to grab this bundle deal, as this will be gone by Thanksgiving. Don’t miss out, these are beautiful graphics you can use over and over again. Check out the deal here!

Holiday Specials

In the meantime, I will keep working on all the goodies, and you can’t go away without at least a freebie. This is something I made for Crafts U Print when I was still designing for them. I will be refreshing these and repackaging them along with several other sets I created, so grab this freebie while you can, it may not be here long. Please note, this is a smaller image pack, great for creating cards (hense Crafts U Print) but feel free to resize, and change resolution if you like.

Please do not resell raw images. Here you go!

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Teaching Classes Online

Hello my friends,
Today I have a little freebie for you I made up due to having several teachers as friends.
I had been hearing a few mention concerns about how they were going to conduct their classes online, afraid their students would just tune them out etc. While I don’t know if that is true, and I suppose it depends on the teacher themselves, I can not help with the teaching aspect, although I may be able to provide some tips to those of you who have no idea where to start.

While many of you do not have the tools for things like group chat, or on screen chat, there are some ways you can create lessons, lectures, or other forms of lessons for free online. One of those being Podcasts. There are several services online that will allow you to create podcasts, some even provide a webpage for you to invite listeners to interact with the podcast through live chat. Try searching google for “create a free podcast”.

Other ways of course, are the use of PDF’s, essentially these are digital books. They can be read online, or downloaded to your pc, and read, or printed out into a physical book or binder. Most of these tools are already in your computer as standard tools. Powerpoint where you can create numberous charts and presentations, and Adobe Reader to create PDF’s for your students to download and print. You really don’t need much more, even if you are an artist, as Powerpoint has pretty much everything you need. No fancy expensive graphic or art program needed.

As far as handing in homework assignments etc… the freebie I have included, has forms for email addresses, website addresses and passwords, to-do lists, and a few more for you to use, and you can always think up your own. Finished assignments can be emailed as PDF’s, text or wordpad items, containing each students completed assignments. There would be no excuse for not knowing where to email it as I have provided forms for them to fill out with the given info. Just print it out or save it to your desktop and it’s always there. Also, another suggestion is for you, as the teacher, to save the PDF I am providing as JPGS (you can convert them at https://www.online-convert.com if you need to, and add the jpgs to a Powerpoint file, type in the pertinant addresses, websites, and email addresses they need, turn that into another printable PDF, and wallah, they don’t even have to write those in themselves, you have provided it for them.

I could even suggest creating a free forum as a gathering place for teachers and students. One that comes to mind is forumotion.com (do NOT pay for it if you plan to make it temporary or secondary, there is no need, it is full featured enough as free, and by law they provide a secure SSL lock to make the forum secure)

I am sure many of you already know or have thought of on your own, some of the suggestions I have made, but I was surprised at the amount of educators I knew that seemed lost as to how to proceed now. Good luck to all of you, and if I can provide any further tips, I will, and please don’t hesitate to ask me questions also!

Here is your gift.
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