My name is Alex Genadinik. I've been in Elearning since 2014 and have over 500,000 students. Here is my Udemy teaching profile.
In this article, we'll cover:
1) The microphone I use for creating online courses.
2) Other popular microphone options.
Ps - none of the links are affiliate links and I don't profit from recommending any products.
I am also available for Elearning coaching to help you plan, create, and promote your course.
Before finding a microphone I like, I stumbled around a few microphones that didn't work. For example, the popular Blue Yetti microphone is a condenser microphone which means that even though it will give you great audio, it will pick up too much background noise. So if you film at home and either have other family members at home, pets, or noise from the street, this microphone might not be a good option.
I ended up going with the Rode Podcaster microphone which is a dynamic microphone. It's over $200, but the audio is great and it gets rid of a lot of background noise which is great for me. After I found this microphone, I never had a need for another microphone.
Since it's a dynamic microphone, you have to talk right into it. That can be a problem if you appear in the videos and don't a big bulky microphone ruining your shot.
This is also a USB microphone that hooks up to your computer. So if you don't have a computer or recording software, it might not be for you.
These are tiny microphones that attach to your clothing. Honestly, I have not experimented with these too much and when I did, I could not get the good audio quality
I am able to get with the Rode podcaster microphone.
Having said that, many instructors do use lapel microphones. I just have not found one that I like.
The Rode Podcaster microphone is great for screencast videos in which I don't appear in the shot. In those cases I can talk right into it since I am not on camera.
If I do have to be on camera, I place the microphone just outside the shot, and if that ends up being a little too far, I turn up the volume during the editing.
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In addition to the microphone itself, you must get accessories that your microphone requires. These might be acoustic foam, microphone mount, and a pop filter. Of course, you must first design your entire recording space before you decide on how you will film and record audio. After you decide that, the accessories need will become apparent.
Learn about all the filming and recording equipment necessary to create online courses for sites like Udemy and even corporate training.
Creating courses can take weeks or months. If you don't want to create courses on your own and get courses overnight, course licensing is possible.
With course licensing, a person can get courses to sell overnight. I offer a few licensing options for my 150+ courses.
I offer the PLR course licensing option through which you can license my courses to sell on your website and keep 100% of lifetime revenue. I also offer the white label courses option in which you can license and edit any part of the course to make it appear as though the course is a part of your brand.
If you need additional help, I offer the Elearning franchise option which comes with my courses to resell, a website, and coaching in one package.
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