Just last Saturday, my YouTube Channel went over 50,000 video views! If each video lasts about 8 minutes, then that means that these WordPress and Thesis Theme Video Tutorials have given over 6,500 hours of free instruction to my video viewers around the world. I currently have over 75 Free Video Tutorials on WordPress and the Thesis Theme for WordPress. That’s over 10 hours worth of Free Video Tutorials for my YouTube Viewers and blog followers.
Why I Create WordPress Video Tutorials
Because when I first started learning WordPress in January 2010, it was hard to find good video tutorials on the subject. Then when I first started using the Thesis Theme in March of 2010, there was also a dearth of good Thesis Theme video tutorials that could be found in one place. Sometimes I would find text tutorials, here and there, but I would think to myself, “If I wasn’t a professional web designer, I would never be able to follow this written tutorial.” After I would create a WordPress website for a client, I would show them how to use it. Instead of repeating the same lessons over and over until the client understood and memorized the steps, I figured I could save myself, and the client, a lot of time and energy by creating these video tutorials for them. That way the client could watch them over and over at their own convenience, any time of day.
I was frustrated because I felt that so many more people could be using WordPress and the Thesis Theme for WordPress if someone could just show them how easy it all was.
I felt if I could create high quality WordPress and Thesis Theme Video Tutorials, that I could teach thousands of people all across the Globe at all hours of the day – even when I was sleeping.
That, in turn, would help me to achieve the Mission Statement of Jupiter Jim’s Marketing Team – “To help as many receptive people as I can become financially free through their WordPress blogs and websites.”
I also believe that we are all born with innate talents. A talent is something that you are good at doing and love to do. Well, thankfully and humbly, I was blessed with a gift from God to teach. That’s one of my innate talents — teaching. I love to teach and people have always told me that I’m good at it. So that’s another reason I create these tutorials – because I enjoy it and it makes me feel useful. If you also think I’m a good teacher, feel free to leave a short testimonial about my videos here.
So these are some of the things that motivated me to want to create WordPress and Thesis Theme video tutorials for you.
So Why do I Offer The WordPress and Thesis Theme Video Tutorials for Free?
There are a number of reasons that I don’t charge, at this time, to access any of my videos. Someday I probably will charge money for some of my videos, but not all, and not now. As I mentioned earlier, I enjoy teaching and I enjoy helping people, so that creating these video tutorials allows me to do both. It’s a labor of love for me.
As a CIW Certified Master Site Designer, these videos also show people who want me to design their WordPress blog or website, an idea of my skill level and my ability to teach. In all modesty, I believe these videos give me instant credibility with anyone that is contemplating working with me.
These WordPress and Thesis Theme Video Tutorials are also great advertising for Jupiter Jim’s Marketing Team. Anyone anywhere in the world can share (or embed) my videos on their blog or website as long as they don’t charge any money for my videos or modify them in any way. On each video there is always a watermark in the lower right-hand corner, JupiterJim.com, so I get credit, and a little advertising every time someone sees my video, no matter where they view it.
So in closing, I would like to humbly thank all the people that have watched my videos and enjoyed them, and I would especially like to thank those people who have commented on my videos here on my blog or on my YouTube Channel.
Why You Should Do Video Tutorials!
- It’s FREE Advertising for You and Your Blog!
- Gives You Instant Credibility with viewers.
- Drives Traffic to your site when you add your blog URL to video.
- Gives you Great Content for your blog posts.
- Forces you to learn and Master what you are teaching.
- Garners lots of love and appreciation from people all over the World!
So Thank You to my Faithful YouTube Video fans, followers and viewers!