Would you help me reach 100,000 followers on Skillshare at https://www.skillshare.com/r/jerrybanfield? When you follow me, expect new classes DAILY that I hope are helpful here on topics covering almost everything offered on Skillshare!
Enroll in this class to see how asking for the help I need online gets me more followers because when I tell you what I need and explain what you are getting in return, you are most likely to help! Feel safe when you enroll and share your class project in asking for the followers you would like on Skillshare!
This class is intended to be an example of how to make an honest request for help without the shame of begging or trying to manipulate people into doing what I want. Watching through this class I hope will liberate you in your efforts online to get the followers you need and to feel a sense of responsibility to everyone that has helped you by following you to give back.
When you follow me, I feel responsible to deliver helpful classes each day on Skillshare. As you watch this class, I hope what you see me doing that works with you is then what you are able to do with others. I would like to live in a world where we all feel safe asking each other for help and where we all work together for mutual benefit. This class is my best attempt at showing and teaching all together on this topic which impacts every one of us as an artist online!
In 2005 while I was in college at the University of South Carolina, I tried to start working online. I signed up for an MLM program and a survey website. A month later, I had refunds from both and figured working online was not possible because everything was a scam. The truth was I was afraid to fail again.
In 2011, I moved in with my wife and launched an online business focusing on video game addiction in an attempt to avoid dealing with any of my other problems. In a few months, I changed my business to selling shirts because I realized there was no money in video game addiction. A year after starting my business, I dropped out of my criminology PHD program at the University of South Florida to run my business full time which by then had changed to helping clients with Facebook and Google ads based on my experience failing to do them successfully for myself.
In 2013, I starting sharing everything I knew for free on YouTube because I hoped it would help me get more clients. By April 2014, I was nearly bankrupt after failing at 15+ different business models. I was also nearly dead from trying to drink the pain away and fortunately the fear of death motivated me to get into recovery. Being in recovery motivated me to focus more on being of true service to others and less on what I would get out of it. I started making courses online with Udemy which soon turned into my first real business. I partnered with as many talented instructors as I could and learned from top instructors how to get my courses the most sales.
In 2015, I tried making some inspirational videos sharing what I learned in recovery and got an amazing response on YouTube. To make the background on my videos more interesting, I started making the inspirational videos while playing video games. To make a more helpful website, I hired a freelancer to convert the videos into blog posts including this about page originally.