Once upon a time I was extremely fortunate to learn the ropes of online teaching at Big Picture Classes and for a number of years I thought to myself, “I wonder if I could ever do this stuff on my own?”
Time and again, the answer was a resounding, “Aw hell to the no!” I don’t know web design. I don’t know business stuff. I just know how to make kick-ass classes and let other people handle the details.
And yet part of me thought, “You’ll never know unless you try, Cathy.” So I decided to stop being so afraid of failure (oh, did I neglect to mention that part?) and figure out what I needed to learn to bring my brand of crap-free education to the online memory keeping educational pool. And that pretty much brings everyone up to speed.
CZ Classes officially launches today and it does so with a class I’ve taught before and am really excited to offer as my first self-paced e-course: Me: The Abridged Version for Project Life. Yes, it’s a class that some of you have already taken and if you are a former student, I’m happy to offer you free access to the classroom. Just email me proof of registration to gain access to my new platform.
You can read the full description here, but I’ve added in a brand new bonus lesson to show you how to make a fully digital project with the end goal being a printed book. The bonus lesson features 8 tutorials that take beginners from the start all the way through the process of creating a digital book. And once your files are ready, the good folks at AdoramaPix.com are offering my students a 20% discount as part of the class.
I know many of you missed out on the chance to take this class last Fall and I’m happy to finally be able to bring it back and host it here, in my online home.
It bears repeating, but I believe that scrapbookers need to tell their own stories and this album project is one of the most fun, liberating and do-able ways to achieve that result. While this is a self-paced e-course, I am always just an email away if you are stuck or need help. Anyone who’s ever taken a class with me kind of knows I don’t have much of a social life and I answer email ridiculously fast. I may be a little slower on the uptake as the only CZ Classes staff person, but my goal will always be that you have the best experience possible. To that end, here are a few items from my class FAQ page that students will see in the classroom:
Oh, how I wish I were a Cullen… moving right along!
SAVE $5 NOW! Because a class launch is just more fun with a discount, you can save $5 off the $30 registration price through April 15th. The price change will be reflected when you check out through Pay Pal. On that note, right now I’m only set up to take PayPal, but as you know, you can use your credit card to pay via PayPal.
And now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to working on brand new classes that I will be rolling out over the next several months. Digital scrapbooking basics, a brand new 10 Tips for Better Type class, plus a completely overhauled Design Your Life series… oh, I have plans, people.
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As always, thank you for your support and enthusiasm. I would not be doing any of this without the support of students all these years. I appreciate each and every one of you. I don’t need to be the biggest and most successful online education provider. But I will be committed to bringing you the best classes with inspired and memorable projects that will elevate your ability to document your life with style and authenticity. And of course, with zero crap.
Let’s take the crap out of scrapbooking together.
Questions? Comments? By all means, fire away.