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Maybe I'm confused about something here.
So, I spend years offering free videos to people on YouTube, investing much of my own time and money, which could otherwise be utilized making more free time and money for myself.
Then I start the university (which was by HUGE majority a request by people watching my channel) and offer free and paid courses, which at my current count has cost me tens of thousands of dollars I am not sure I will recoup anytime soon.
Then I decide to post a video about my most recent course, which I jumped through hoops wheeling and dealing to get it down in price to $79, and offer a discount until November 30 of $59, a.k.a. I'm losing money on this.
And I get a few negative comments and emails, and I also get possibly the most down votes on this video that I think I've ever gotten.
There's something really wrong with the world when it becomes NOT OK to support yourself, and even recoup all the things you are doing, and being given crap when you're basically giving something away for free, and have been for years.
If I ask you to mow my lawn, then complain about paying you something, then I must be an idiot, right? I think so, unless I am missing something.
Am I missing something?
I don't think so.
It seems about 20% of the world seems to object to other people doing well in some way, and think they are entitled to get whatever they want when they want it, and gods forbid you actually mention something that may help YOU continue doing what you are doing to help others.
OK, I'm ranting a bit, but, let me say this to the 20%.
I don't care.
I will continue to do what I do, and even if 10 people in the world want to learn something, and even if those ten people are the only ones who think maybe 4 months of my time and thousands of dollars invested are worth 10-15 double espresso shots at Star Bucks, I'll keep doing what I am doing.
So keep up it PLEASE.
We the people who have some sense of exchange, some idea that the things people do are worth something, are going to keep doing what we do.
And we love that by your actions you hang a big giant sign on yourself saying "I'm one of THOSE people."
Wait, did you think I'm upset or unsettled by these actions?
I just got bored and decided I'd take a poke back at ya. :)
The Basic Filmmaker