Have you joined the facebook group OML Embroidery University yet? I am so happy with this group – it’s a fantastic place to be for embroidery. I wanted to take a few moments to explain to everyone what I am doing with this group and the youtube channel: I want to explain my goals and expectations.
The first goal is to provide everyone with some serious learning classes and quick tips so that they can learn embroidery properly, and be more confident in their work and learn to digitize at a level different from others – a higher level. I want everyone to progress with their embroidery skills..and practice those skills both embroidery and digitizing. We have challenges, we have contests and we have full length classes for free. Everything is free!
I would like everyone to realize that planning, recording, editing and uploading classes takes a lot of my time. Sharing everything on facebook and youtube takes even more of my time. It all ads up. I really do spend a lot of time making these classes for you. I do not get paid anything at all. So yes, the classes are free and I am working for free.
Obviously, I won’t be able to do this long term. But there is a fantastic solution to this whole problem. Youtube. Yes, youtube. I can get paid by youtube and CONTINUE DOING FREE CLASSES FOR YOU. Yeah, it can work like that. I decided to try this approach to the classes for one simple reason: People were having a hard time paying for classes. I heard that many times and it made me think – I want everyone to learn embroidery properly and be successful in every single stitch they take. But again, I can’t keep doing this for free – no one works for free and I have the same bills that you do. So that got me thinking…How can i make this work, there has to be a way. and there is. Youtube. and it can work.
HOW CAN YOUTUBE WORK? that’s easy. Participation. Every time you watch the entire video, it helps. When you like and comment it helps. when you get other people to watch the video by sharing it helps. Every interaction on youtube will help me get paid. There are ads on youtube and I get paid a teeny tiny amount every time you watch them. Every subscriber makes the channel bigger and more available to everyone. and if it is big enough, youtube will start sharing the videos more…and they will be trending and more people will subscribe…see how the snowball effect works here?
So what can you do to make this happen? participate is the answer. People told me that they would do anything for free classes REAL CLASSES that they can learn from. To those people, here is your chance. Participate. Make it your mission to make the channel POPULAR and the biggest embroidery channel in existence. If we make it big enough, we may get sponsors – ok yay for me, right? not necessarily – If my classes are successful on the channel, I might be able to get free embroidery software to do more free classes with different software. Wouldn’t that be awesome? classes in as many software as possible? OK, that may never happen, but it would be cool! I have purchased software on my own, i just won’t be able to pay thousands for more.
So, everyone out there Do your part and make this happen. Do it for you – do it for your skills and learning. Make sure everyone knows OML Embroidery’s channel for free full classes. Make it your mission.
Oh, before anyone asks or thinks that I make a ton of money from youtube, right now I make a whopping $.25 a day (i am being generous here). Yeah, i can’t live on that either. My goal is to hit minimum wage. Or work at McDonalds for minimum wage, LOL.
SO, CAN WE MAKE THIS HAPPEN? INSTEAD OF PAYING FOR CLASSES, WILL YOU PARTICIPATE IN MAKING THE CHANNEL HUGE?
Let me know in the comments. Personally I think we can make it, and have a ton of fun along the way. But do remember I can’t work like this for free for ever, so lets make it happen. Just a few clicks and you are done. I promise that your skills will improve in the end!
Again, I won’t keep “begging” to get this done. I will remind everyone to participate, but if it doesn’t happen in the long term, I will have to stop making videos. No, not immediately, I will work super hard until the new year and see where we are.
LET’S DO THIS. BE ON THE GROUND FLOOR FOR SOMETHING BIG. After all, you will get a lot out of it!!! I can’t do it without you. All of you