Can People Make Paid Online Tutorials...?

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I'm not sure how strict RPG Maker policy is right now. I'm wondering if people can make paid online tutorials on how to use RPG Maker MV, like on sites like Udemy...

I'm not making any, but I'm hoping for someone to make one someday if possible...
 
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We're in the process of making some, but they will be free.

I expect there may be terms-of-use issues with paid tutorials.
 
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If you do, they'll have to be significantly better than all the 'free' ones that will inevitably come out in the next few months. That's the major hurdle I see for something like this - I'm not 'philosophically' opposed to the idea at all, some high budget tutorials would be great. Also consider though - people are only spending $80 for the engine itself. How much more are they going to be willing to spend for something to teach them how to use it? Raise the total cost of ownership enough and suddenly other engines start looking very inviting.
 

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I don´t think there may be terms-of-use issues with paid tutorials.

You can offer paid courses for everything and every software. Adobe Software, Unity, Construct 2, etc.

Why should people spend money on paid courses? Thats easy. Because you have lots of different lessons gathered into one course. I have seen loooots of tutorials that were really good, but they annoyed me, because they had many split parts and were not well presented. It either lacked audio, or the voice was recorded via headset with a 6-year old Counterstrike gaming-kiddy as speaker. 

On Udemy, you can have it well and nicely collected and you really have different chapters with different lessons. It´s videos with subtitles which you can also download. You can watch, listen and try for yourself. Often the teachers also provide working material. Selfmade lesson summaries, charts, project files and stuff like that. If you have problems, you can post in the course dashboard and you´ll get a reply from the teacher very fast.

There are also lessons added, after you joined.

I did lots of courses on Udemy (also on topics where you could find several free tutorials) and really think that is the best way to learn (besides Video-Trainings in your native language). I used makers since the maker 2003, right now I am learning JavaScript and for the future, I am planning on doing a RPG Maker Udemy course.
 

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There MAY be issues with paid tutorials.  The RMMV terms of use allow using the resources to make a game.  You are allowed to sell that game.

The same terms of use do NOT allow you to use those resources for any other purpose.

I'm not saying you CAN'T use them - I'm saying to CHECK if you CAN, especially if you're going to be making money on it.
 

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