Please stop creating video only WSOs. I know that video is considered, in some IM circles, the greatest thing since the invention of the wheel, it isn't!
If you are making tens of thousands or millions of dollars online, then please take some of your profits and invest in Dragon software (voice transcription software), if you don't want to type out a course or have it professionally transcribed.
Most video courses are painful to sit through, they drag on and on. This would be okay if they were actually delivering useful content, but they aren't. Just a whole lot of repeating the same thing over and over, out of a 40 minute video there may actually be 15 minutes of useful content. Question, do the producers of these courses ever sit down and try to listen to what they have produced? I know, that was definitely a rhetorical question. If they did review their video courses before offering them as WSOs, they would be hard pressed to sit through to the end themselves.
For those of us who have, husbands, wives, children, elders, jobs and other life responsibilities, it is difficult to find the time to sit down and watch three hours of videos to learn some aspect of IM. However, if you offer the course in PDF form we can print it out so that we can read it while on a break at work, at soccer practice with the kids, at a doctors appointment with an elder, or on public transportation to or from work. In other words we can easily find time through out the day to learn the material. With video it's much more difficult to find the time to sit and watch the course. In most cases, I can read faster than you can talk. PDF is a more efficient way to deliver your course, most of the time.
In PDF form, we can print it out and make notes right on the page, and then refer back with out having to remember which of 10 videos the content was in, then have to search the video to hear it again.
Please just use video when you have to visually demonstrate something, such as how to use a particular software, or an over the shoulder demonstration.
If you insist on doing video, then please have respect for my time as you customer, don't drone on and on, don't just keep repeating the same things over and over, and talk faster. If I need something repeated I can Pause and Replay. Make an outline, if not a script, of the material you want to cover, so that you have an idea of what you are doing. Please keep your content relevant a deliver it in a succinct manner.
Now I must return to this WSO video course I just purchased, it's painful to sit through, but I know there are some pearls of wisdom somewhere in there, there just has to be...
EDIT: For those of you thinking of producing a WSO, consider purchasing WillR WSO for Mobile Websites as a guide on how to use PDF and video in a near perfect combination.
His videos are concise and easy to watch; his PDFs are easy to read. One can get through the content in a few hours and get right to making money the next day. Isn't that what WSOs should be about? Also, his updates and follow-up with his customers is exemplary.