System to Receive Payment to Watch My Videos

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I am in the process of preparing a series of approximately 90 videos that will contain detailed procedures for the design and preparation of Civil Engineering Construction Drawings, for Road, Drainage, Sewer and Water Improvements, using AutoCAD Civil 3D.  I have spent over 6 years in the preparation of the Instruction Manuals and will spend over a year in the preparation of the videos.  These videos would be very valuable to others.  Does anyone know of a procedure or system for someone to purchase a subscription from me that would allow them to watch the videos over the internet for a year or some other preset time period. 
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jerry

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Bruce Gale

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Sounds like you are talking about something like a paywall or a video distribution method. You don't say whether you plan to have a website to showcase your information. Certainly, TechSmith's own Screencast could be part of the solution, although I also use Wistia and feel its player and features are superior (sorry TechSmith). However, it's much more expensive too and Screencast has hotspots and quizzes that may be useful. You could also look into a learning management system (LMS) such as Teachable or Thinkific (you can search for others).  Finally, you may be interested in a membership management/payment program such as Sitelok from Vibralogix from https://www.vibralogix.com/sitelokpw/. This PHP scripting program has all the tools for you to set up protected pages on a website you build and host. WordPress is, of course, a popular option for this.

Bottom line, you're going to want users to sign up for your courses (maybe you want to break it up or offer bundles, extra resources for additional cost). Given what I've mentioned, I'd start with checking out Teachable. I've been using it found it simple and friendly to use, after a short learning curve. However, the other options are viable as well. FYI, they use a customized version of Wistia built into their system and allow unlimited videos (last time I checked). I'd suggest researching first and trying out just a few videos on a system to see if it fits your needs.

A lot of time goes into the customization process and that can't easily be transferred. Good luck! Sounds like quite an endeavor. -- Bruce
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I can't make an official TechSmith recommendation, but *personally* I have seen good results with Skilljar.