1) Online courses
I took my nonfiction book content to create three online courses called The Christian’s Pathway to Holistic Health http://www.kimberleypayne.com/e-courses/. I split the book into the three main sections: Prayer & Exercise, Bible Study & Healthy Eating, and Journal Writing & Stretching. The video tutorials are designed to watch from anywhere in the world and cater to people’s many different learning styles.
I created each of the seven videos using PowerPoint and Movie Maker – two programs that are part of the Microsoft package on my PC.
I created a podcast called Health Matters – Healthy Body, Healthy Spirit http://www.kimberleypayne.com/podcast/ where I interview experts in the field of spiritual and physical health. I personally love to connect with other like-minded people and this podcast keeps me inspired. At the end of each interview, the guest gives one tip for each of 4 disciplines of Bible study, Exercise, Eating Healthy & Prayer – or BEEP. I’ve already interviewed over 20 guests and plan to continue the podcast as long as I can find experts to interview.
I use a free program called FreeConferenceCalling http://www.freeconferencecalling.com/ to interview my guests over the phone and then upload the podcast into a paid service called Audello https://audello.com/ which sends it to iTunes and Stitcher Radio.
Another podcast that I regularly contribute to is HopeStreamRadio http://hopestreamradio.com where I feature three -minute fit tips. Fit Tips http://hopestreamradio.com/program/fit-tips/ is a program that reports on current thinking in health and fitness to debunk the myths and promote the practices that contribute to healthy living.
If you have a message that you’d like to share through a Christian Internet Radio Station, contact HopeStreamRadio as they are always open to new contributors and provide all the training to help you get your message out to the world.
I’ve hosted a few webinars (a live meeting that takes place over the web) and made the replay available to watch from my website. I chose three topics specific to my book: How to Stop Stress Eating, The Call to Care for our Bodies, and Getting Started with Strength Training http://www.kimberleypayne.com/webinars/ . Registration is free and people can choose from 4 daily time slots to watch the webinar.
I created these webinars using a paid program called Easywebinar http://easywebinar.com/ .
I created a YouTube channel, Fit4Faith, https://www.youtube.com/user/Fit4Faith where I feature all of the above videos plus a series of 30-second Quick Tips. I’ve uploaded 10 short videos with a tip on each of the four disciplines: Bible study, Exercise, Eating Healthy and Prayer.
These were by far the simplest to create. I used my smartphone to record the short tips and then uploaded the videos to YouTube. I would recommend a selfie-stick if you want to go this route.
Lastly, I’ve hosted two teleseminars, otherwise called telesummits. The first telesummit featured 5 guest audio interviews. Six months later, I held my second telesummit titled, “Lose Weight & Keep it off Summit” where I featured 5 guest video interviews.
I again used FreeConferenceCalling http://www.freeconferencecalling.com/ for the first telesummit of audio interviews. I used Google+ Hangouts on Air https://plus.google.com/u/0/hangouts/onair to create the video interviews.
Now, this may all seem overwhelming and you may wonder where you could possibly find the time to create these materials. But keep in mind that I did not create them overnight. They’ve been years in the making. And I created them one at a time. Once you learn one of the technologies it becomes easier to use it in another way.
As an author you are inherently creative. Now all you need to do is pick a new way to share your message with the world!
Thank you, Kimberley, for this very informative guest post!