Do you find it difficult to fit in quilting lessons around a schedule? Especially when that is the schedule of the shop or website instead of yours.
I know quilt shop owners try to fit classes around your schedule and are not trying to make things difficult. Online classrooms have been popping up all over now, and they too want to make it easy for you. One common thing I see is that many of these sites still try to make you register by a certain date. I know they do this to make this look and feel like a real classroom. But what they are actually doing is trying to force you to buy now, setting an urgency on this class. They want you to feel you might miss out if you don't act now. They make you feel that there are limits to how many students can take the class. But really it is about getting sales.
Don't get me wrong here I am not trying to point fingers or change how others do their classes. I am merely pointing out that it doesn't have to be that way. In fact my website is a site that takes the limits off and gives the control back to you, the way it should be.
Quilting Weekly offers classes in an easy to download formula that includes things like pdf files for written material or patterns, and in some classes where needed we offer videos to help explain and demonstrate techniques. All our classes are available for sales all the time, and you work on them when it fits your schedule, period. You decided when it is right, and when you have the time to commit. We do try to encourage you to purchase through the use of sales but the choice is yours. Work with deadlines or work within your own schedule.
Does this affect my sales? at times I think it does. I may not sell large numbers at a time, but I will continue to sell the class over and over indefinitely which gives me consistent sales rather than a burst here and there. I believe that my dedication to customer service has built my reputation and trust with my customers and they continue to come back time and time again. We offer assistance to the customer for technical issues as well as help with the actual quilting lessons. So you are never left to figure things out on your own. We hold your hand when you need us to, and we let you work in peace when you need your space too.
If you have not had the pleasure of purchasing an online quilting class that is done truly on your time, with help when and where you need it, I suggest you give Quilting Weekly a try.