You can earn a living by helping other people keep their skills up to date or learn new skills for a rapidly evolving global workforce. As outsourcing and global integration of markets continues, the need for retraining or skills training to keep up with changes in crucial. Help people in your field keep their skills up to date by offering distance learning and certification.
- 1 Teach your own course
- 2 Create a Course Management System for Others Instead of teaching just one course, you could create an entire suite of courses that completely cover a topic and host the collection on a website and charge access per course or for people to become members of your site. Another twist is to set up an automated course management system and allow other instructors to create their own courses. Create a viral community by adding a social media component so that users can find other courses and share recommendations. Monetize your site by charging an enrollment fee to students. Alternatively, charge a fee to instructors that want to create a course offering through your site. You might also charge companies to advertise or include advertising networks on your site. Third Party Platforms There are numerous options out there to implement this business model of developing courses for individuals who pay to complete your course. You could use existing platforms like ProProfs, Edublogs or standalone software hosted on your own web host or server such as PilotGroup’s training software packages, eTraining and eLearning Management System. Open Source Course Management Solutions
- 3 Examples of online training portals to inspire you
Teach your own course
You know how to do at least one thing (and probably a whole lot more) that others would like to know how to do. Make money by sharing your knowledge with others. Think about things you know how to do and what you could teach. Think about what you get asked the most by your friends or family. What do you find yourself showing others how to do. Do you know a software, hobby, technique. Do you have a process figured out – for finding deals, for getting strangers to work together, for organizing your closet? Develop a single course and offer it through an existing platform. Two new and popular sites that offer courses where anyone can sign up to teach what they know can be found at Udemy and WizIQ.