Have you ever thought about being a teacher but lack the college education? Do you have a trade, skill or talent that you would love to share it with the world, but have no degree or you do have a degree but have no idea how to market it in your own country, let alone be able to teach it around the world?
Well, your opportunity has finally arrived! Grab your notebook and pen and I’ll explain the details on how you can turn your skill and knowledge, into a way for you to teach it once and earn money for the rest of your life!You soon will have the opportunity to earn money right from your own home and the best part is there is no inventory to purchase, no employees and no bosses!
Basically, you will create your own course, plan your lectures and upload it to the site. The lectures and class work can be text read, video’s, slide shows with voice overs and exercise files. It can be one of these, or all of these for your class presentation format. It is up to you.
Once you upload the course, you will set the price and you might want to create a course description video to allow prospective students to see you, hear your description of the course and see if it is something that they want to take. This is your chance for the pitch to sell your course. Also, you can decide if you want to offer a discount coupon to try to get some interest in your class to help build up your reviews.
You can also decide to partner with similar instructors to attract more interest in your course. Also, you can sign up for an affiliate program and you will be able to earn more money by sending people to the website and you will get a commission on any purchase a student makes, no matter what courses they take.
Udemy, for example have courses that range from free to $299+. If you market your class yourself and people purchase the class, you will keep 100% of the money. If Udemy advertises it and they find the student, then you get 50% of the sale.
But no matter what, you will teach the class once, up load it once and then have the possibility to earn money on it forever.
Students will have access to the courses forever and any updates, they will receive free of charge. Also, students will have the ability to rate the course which can help or hurt your sales.
I have read that instructors need to be cautious about giving the coupons as students that received the class for free or at a reduced rate, tend to rate classes lower. Whereas people to pay for the course, are more serious about the course and will be more honest about the rating.
Whether you want to take a class or teach a class, it is a great source for education options. Each site will have different pay scales and different offers, requirements,etc. You will have to investigate each one. But as you will quickly learn, if you have a good niche and can put together an interesting course, you could be well on your way to earning money quickly.
The more courses you offer, the more you can make. With a little research you will find some instructors who put in the effort are earning a substantial income. I have heard of some instructors earning over 1 million dollars a year.
So what are you waiting for? Head on over to one of the online education sites and see what course you might want to come up with to begin your career as an online instructor.