Behind the Music and How It’s Made
When my babies were babies I had a real addiction to Behind the Music on VH1. Give me a day of Gwen Stefani talking about heartbreak, song writing, and wanting to become a mom, and that’s where you’d find me. I loved to see all the work and effort and drama that goes into making music.
My babies themselves had an addiction to How It’s Made, a show that details the manufacturing process of things like motor boats, Fig Newmans, ice skates, and all kinds of other cool stuff. The technical details fascinated them and they would watch episode after episode and then recount all the details to their dad when he got home from work.
Turns out it’s not just my kids and I who like to know how things are made. You do, too! One of the questions I get asked most frequently is: “What tools are you using to run Jewels Branch?”
25 Tech Tools
Video player: JW Player
Screen Cast Recorder/Editor: Screenflow
Course Management: WooThemes Sensei
Affiliate Program: WP Affiliate
Autoresponders and newsletter: MailChimp
Conference line: Instant Teleseminar
Microphone: Rode Podcaster
Data Transfer (FTP): Forklift
Computers: Apple MacBook Pro
Community: Facebook groups
There are many, many more tech tools you can use to put together online courses and membership sites: from free to more expensive, and from more streamlined all-in-one services to piece-by-piece approaches. What you choose will depend on your budget, tech skill level, audience, Mac/PC preference, and much more.