Q: What is Yodomo?
Yodomo is a platform where creative skills are nurtured and valued, and an emerging marketplace where courses, materials and products can be bought and sold. Our aim is to help creative upskillers get to the best quality and most relevant content more quickly, enabling them to develop and hone new skills and techniques.
Q: What does Yodomo mean?
Yodomo is derived from the words "You Do More"! Often people think it's a Japanese concept - which we rather like the idea of, but actually - we just made the word up ...
Q: What format are Yodomo Courses in?
Each Yodomo course is different, some consisting of video content while others are step-by-step photography and some are mixed media. Please see each individual Course Description for exact details of the course format.
Q: When do the courses start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Q: How long do I have access to a course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to the course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Q: What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Q: How do I become a Yodomo Instructor?
Instructors are carefully selected by the Yodomo team in conjunction with our partners and network. If you're interested in becoming a Yodomo instructor, please complete the brief survey online. We select instructors based on their professional experience, and most are often already hosting offline workshops or teaching classes. We lever our network of makers, partners, publishers and arts organisations to find the best instructors in each field.
Q: Where is Yodomo based?
We are based in Dalston, East London (UK) but we are looking for creative talent globally. We are already hosting projects from instructors based in New Zealand, USA, Germany and more!
Q: Who are the Yodomo team?
You can find out more about us on the About Us page.
Q: Why are some Yodomo courses paid-for and others are free?
Yodomo courses are hand-picked and quality controlled. Many of our instructors are individual artists, makers and creators and we believe that they should earn revenue from the skills that they have honed and developed over the years. As a result, for our paid-for courses Yodomo works with instructors to agree a course price with 70% going directly to the tutor. This business model also allows us to develop new content with individuals and partners, and to grow our community.
Some of our step-by-step projects come from established instructors via our partners, including a number of established arts, crafts and design publishers. Much of this content is reproduced with kind permission of the publisher and as a result we're able to offer some of this content for free.
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