Content Creator Community College
By Chaz Marler | In the category of Education

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  • Incentives
  • Campus Visit
    $1 USD
    Every donation of support helps and is appreciated. A contribution of a dollar or more will help create more insightful tips, instructional content for media makers.
  • School Spirit
    $5 USD
    Can be earned again monthly.

    This level invites you onto the campus, earning you:

    An invite to the CCCC private Facebook group.

    Periodic, "vlog" videos featuring information and insights based on experiences in front of and behind the scenes.

    A monthly online hangout with PodPledge and fellow content creators. It's a great opportunity to ask questions, dig deeper into certain topics, and pick up on tips not otherwise discussed.

    Access to additional, exclusive content not otherwise made publicly available.
  • Honor Roll
    $20 USD
    Can be earned again monthly.

    In addition to all previous incentives, supporters at this level also receive:

    An invitation to participate monthly group video calls to discuss content creation issues and address specific requests. Group discussion and collaboration is encouraged!

    If you're on the Honor Roll, it's time to get serious about optimizing your content! That's why this level also includes a topical review of the content you create during a group discussion, in order to provide feedback and critique
  • Office Hours
    $100 USD
    Can be earned again quarterly.

    A 1 hour, one-on-one Skype video call between you and Chaz to review your content and fundraising campaign in greater detail. Discuss what's working, what could be improved, and develop strategies that you can implement going forward.

Improve your content.
Content Creator Community College helps podcasters, bloggers, vloggers, and YouTubers improve the media they make. Whether developing videos, podcasts, or social media — the curriculum provides useful information, ideas, and techniques that are all designed to improve your production.

A miniseries of Content Creator Community College videos was created several months ago, and now it's returning, along with new tutorials, content critiques, online collaborations, and more!
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Education. Motivation. Inspiration.
Join the Content Creator Community College and join a community focused on strengthening their work, reaching a wider audience, and achieving greater crowdfunding results. Your attendance provides access to videos, live streaming chats, content reviews & critiques, and instructional material that can help take your content to the next level. Join this community today, and start learning how to improve your content development strategies.

The Syllabus
Lessons cover a range of beneficial topics: "how to" tutorials, case studies, suggested best practices, finding areas of improvement, promotion, developing and strengthening your message, and keeping yourself motivated as you embark on the marathon that is content creation.

Previous topics include: discovering your passion; why being boring is worse than being wrong; whether it's better to be first, best, or different; tips on being your own editor; dealing with negative feedback; and creating a content calendar.

Upcoming Topics include:

  • Case Study: Gaining 4 years worth of YouTube subscribers in 6 months.
  • Why ignoring the difference between "encouragement" and "support" will cost you.
  • Best practices for improving YouTube viewer retention and gaining subscribers.
  • What your audience wants to see on Twitter vs Facebook vs YouTube vs Instagram.
  • Where to look for income as a content creator - and the opportunities to ignore.
  • Software suggestions for live streaming, and what setup we use.
  • Browser plugins that can improve your YouTube marketing efforts.
  • Free online tools available to help you improve your content.
  • What to look for when collaborating with other media makers.
  • Why setting audience expectations is important, and how to do it.

Benefits & Rewards
Content Creator Community College is dedicated to making educational and inspirational content available for media makers on PodPledge's YouTube channel. In addition to this free content, supporters of Content Creator Community College will earn additional benefits and gain access to lots of valuable content!

  • School Spirit
    At $5/month, you're invited to the Content Creator Community College private Facebook group, access "vlog" style videos featuring bonus information from in front of and behind the scenes, join in a monthly online hangout with PodPledge and fellow content creators, and enjoy additional, exclusive content not otherwise made publicly available.
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  • Honor Roll
    The $20/month level includes the content from the previous level, plus an invitation to participate monthly group video calls to discuss content creation issues and address specific requests.
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    And if you're on the Honor Roll, it's time to get serious about optimizing your content! That's why this level also includes a topical review of the content you create during a group discussion, in order to provide feedback and critique.
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  • Office Hours
    Supporters who pledge $100 are eligible to receive a quarterly 1 hour, one-on-one Skype video call between you and PodPledge's host Chaz to review your content and fundraising campaign in greater detail. Discuss what's working, what could be improved, and develop strategies that you can implement going forward.

Bonus Reward!
Think of Content Creator Community College as the "Education Wing" of PodPledge. Whether or not you've started a crowdfunding project on PodPledge, Content Creator Community College is an excellent source of education, motivation, and inspiration. And if you are a PodPledge user, we have a special bonus just for you!

Special Bonus For PodPledge Users
To assist our fellow media makers, here's a special offer just for those who have launched their own PodPledge project: PodPledge project owners automatically receive Content Creator Community College's "School Spirit" Incentive!

This gives you access to additional content, our private Facebook group, and an invite to our monthly hangout with fellow content creators to discuss questions from the group!

Join the Content Creator Community!
With the help of supporters like you, our community of content creators has access to an environment that provides knowledge, guidance, and motivation; which helps improve the content we produce. Your support will allow us to invest greater resources and dedicate more time towards developing bigger and better Content Creator Community College content and group events.

Meet The Dean
Content Creator Community College is directed by media maker, and PodPledge founder, Chaz Marler. Since 2001, Chaz has operated an e-commerce web development business he founded. In 2012, he launched the Pair Of Dice Paradise YouTube channel, and has produced over 600 videos on the topic of board games and gaming. In 2015, Chaz combined his web programming expertise and content creation experience to create PodPledge, a crowdfunding platform based on features geared towards raising funds for media projects.

Chaz has the following to say about Content Creator Community College:

"One thing I find more fulfilling than publishing content is discussing publishing content with others. I have always loved learning and talking about making media. Whether it's hashing out the technical details of production and publishing, or more 'big picture' concepts related to motivation and creativity, I've always found personal satisfaction in sharing and working with the community of content creators."

Chaz's goal with PodPledge and Content Creator Community College is to help fellow media makers to hone their content crafting abilities, achieve their best possible results, and to stay inspired.

Setting Expectations
Content Creator Community College provides an environment where content creators can share tips and experiences, and improve their skills by participating in our community of media makers. What you get out of it will depend on the time and energy you are willing to invest in it — and in yourself. And keep in mind that Content Creator Community College is not a certified educational institution. It does not award academic credits, degrees, or certificates. It's name is derived from the environment it fosters; of bringing multiple content creators with different expertise and experiences together to form a community in which they are empowered to educate each other on improving their craft. You won't receive a diploma from Content Creator Community College, but hopefully you'll learn something new and exciting each time you participate.