As a mentor and author of a programming blog, I often receive queries like should software engineers create an alternative source of income, or should developer create their own blog or website?
I don’t recommend Skillshare - based on my 1y experience there.
Right now I’m trying to get most from Udemy. Revenue is low, but i setup a great process that help me to release few courses per month(if I don’t stuck).
I still think that the best way is to have your own lake, rather than try to compete at ocean, but for this moment - Udemy have my hopes. I still need to market my course, make a lot of moves that will bring people to my stuff, but it will help me later when I’ll have a separated space for teaching students.
About tools and other - if you want - you can do everything with your current env, you don’t need to buy anything. My first course was filmed on my headphone mic, i was forced to re-film it few times because my sound system generate a buzz on video, I have so shitty camera, that is look like from 18 century. And I use Chrome Loom extension for creating and keeping my videos.
For content and storing vids i use GitHub.
That’s great arthur, I would love to know more about your process and what you are doing to market your courses.