So I had a random thought the other day and was wondering what those of you who do freelance thought of it.
My former employer is just starting to dabble in webinars. They pay a person to present a webinar 3 times a day every other day.
I have been involved with training for 8+ years, have been designing etraining for 3+ and have been using Storyline for about 6-8 months. I have 2 weeks off of work during Christmas and I was considering spending some of that time building a sample etraining course for my former employer and then sending it to them and suggesting that it would save them money to have asynchronous training available with occasional live webinars for Q&A and that they should hire me to design these online trainings for them.
The question: Is it ever a good idea to spend/waste/invest (depending on your point of view) my time in creating a sample for them to see prior to even talking to them about whether they are interested? My concern is that if I go in cold turkey with no sample they will just shut it down but if I can show them something tangible they may be more interested in paying for more.