Online teaching gives you the most opportunity with the lowest risk
Not all online businesses are created equal. Many require you to have a great fan base before you can actually make money. Others require a hefty investment in the form of start up costs and advertising in order to be a success. Online course instructors don’t have to worry about these kinds of issues which makes online teaching the ideal side business to start.
Online teaching requires little to no start up investment
You can start your online teaching business with no upfront costs if you wish. Download my Zero Cost Start-Up Guide below.
You can sign up with exisiting course platforms like Udemy which only require to create a free account in order to submit courses to their market.
You can record from your phone or computer using the built in camera and microphone or purchase low cost tools like a web cam or audio headset.
Then use free tools like Google Slides to create your presentations…and that’s it…you’re in business.
Other types of businesses require you to join a program such as an MLM business which typically has an enrollment fee, a start-up inventory investment and then ongoing monthly maintenance fees or technology fees. These costs can add up very quickly meanwhile you haven’t even signed up your first customer yet!
Other opportunities require you to invest in expensive training and make you agree to follow promotional rules that are often very hard to comply with.
I know because I’ve tried all kinds of businesses before coming to online teaching. I’ve invested thousands in skin-care MLM’s. I’ve purchased expensive training programs that promised great income rewards if you just followed their step by step program.
However, I never made more than a few buck with any of these programs and I certainly never made back my investment.
Online teaching doesn’t have any of these pitfalls. You decide what you want to teach and how you want to promote your courses. You are in complete control of how much you want to invest in your business and you can do quite well without spending more than pocket change to get started.
So easy to start, anyone regardless of technical ability can do it
Your success as a teacher is not dependant on your skill as a brilliant videographer. You don’t have to be beautiful on screen or be shooting from an exotic location.
Most courses never show the instructor or the setting,
You only need to have basic computer skills to create slide shows and record your voice narration. So entering the field of online teaching is accessible to anyone with a computer and internet signal.
What will make the difference between success or obscurity as an instructor is your knowledge of your course topic and your ability to effectively
The great news about these two items is one, you already have enough knowledge to teach about something, (more on this later) and two, you can learn how to effectively present your content through this blog.
So, be confident that you can “make it” as a course instructor.
What if you feel you have nothing worthwhile to teach? Rest assured, I know what that feels like. When I first started out as an instructor, I felt like a total fake. I taught a topic I had a slight grasp of and I didn’t feel qualified to teach it.
The course I created was actually pretty good but I had no confidence in it or in myself so I did nothing to promote it. However, it actually started to sell due to the platform I was hosting the course on promoting it.
Even with those first sales, I still lacked confidence. I couldn’t come up with a single thing to teach next. I didn’t think I had anything else worth teaching in my brain. I looked at what other people were teaching and thought “no way can I teach those topics.”
I am going to show you how to break through your self-limiting view of your knowledge the same way I learned to do that for myself. You will learn to see yourself in a new light and creative ideas will start to flow.
On the next page, I will get you started brainstorming topic ideas. Trust me, you already know enough useful things to be a great teacher.
Time is on your side as a course instructor
One of the things I love most about being an online course instructor is that I own my schedule.
I decide when I am going to work. My course platform and my website work 24/7 once I publish a course so I am free to take whatever time off I want.
I create once and get paid for it over and over. That is what I want for you.
When you invest your time in any project, you want to get a great return on your investment. Online courses are one of the best investments I have come across.
Let’s say you invest 10 hours into creating a course. Once you hit publish, you can sell that course any day of the week, at any time and as many times over as possible.
You are never closed and you never run out of inventory. Best of all, you get paid mutliple times for that 10 hour investment.
Now, that’s a business to invest in any day!
If that wasnt’ a sweet enough deal, how about this…
…You can work from anywhere! Anywhere that you can get an internet signal or record offline, you are good to go. You just need your computer (or even your phone) and you can be “working.”
Want to go on a hike and then record a few lessons from a beautiful vantage point? Go for it.
Want to vacation with the kids in Disney? Go for it.
Your “office” is incredibly portable. Work from wherever you please. I just caution you that water and sand don’t mix well with laptops – just sayin’.
Are you convinced?
Are you sold on the idea of becoming an online instructor?
I hope you see the opportunity and the value the teaching industry offers. I have a lot more to share with you but I want to take a quick moment to invite you to take a small step forward right now.
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