Are you an expert with the heart of a teacher and the mind of an entrepreneur? Expert entrepreneurs (whether that be authors, bloggers, coaches, consultants, creators, etc) from all over the world have realized the potential and value that an online course can add to their arsenal and their careers.
This trend is being amplified by the pandemic, as the world moved from in-person learning to online education and millions of people looked to change careers or upgrade their knowledge. It’s estimated that the online education market will grow to over $285 billion by 2023. People across the globe are looking for new skills, techniques or opportunities through online education.
Why should I share my knowledge with the world?
One of the best ways to change the lives of others is through education. Maybe you are an exercise fanatic with a tried-and-true workout regime. Perhaps you’re a professional accountant that can show small business owners how to manage their books.
Whatever your area of expertise, there’s an audience out there who needs it to achieve what they desire most: a transformation.
Latrina Walden uses her online course to help students pass their nursing board exams with flying colours. Since launching Latrina Walden Exam Solutions in September of 2019, Latrina’s online courses have been delivered to almost 5,000 students. Individually, 97% of these students have gone on to pass their board exams and become registered nurses. Collectively, they are forming a tight-knit community of practice that spans North America.
“We wanted to flip traditional training for nurse board certification exams upside down,” explains Latrina. “We are doing something that no one else is doing by connecting, educating, and creating a community of nurses that lean on one another because we’re all in this together."
Can I earn income from my course?
If your course provides value to others, they’ll be happy to pay for it. Everybody wins, your students get access to expert learning at an affordable cost, and you earn income by sharing your experience and expertise. Some course creators can earn over 6 figures a year, check out this guide on earning your first $100K with online courses.
James Testani of Good Guitarist went from offering one-on-one guitar lessons, to teaching thousands of students online. “After working at a bank, I learned what I didn’t want to do with my life,” James says. “Teaching seemed like a quick, reliable way to make money. But I ended up liking it. Then I got into YouTube—and now, I sell my own courses!”
How do I get started?
Vancouver-based Thinkific provides a platform to share your knowledge with others. Experts from a wide range of backgrounds such as yoga, guitar, cooking, accounting, copywriting, and time management share their expertise every day using tools from Thinkific.
Check out the step-by-step guides to creating and selling courses and learn everything you need to know about using online education to grow your business in the How to Create and Sell Online Courses section of their site.
OK, I’m ready. How much does it cost?
Thinkific is completely free to get started. Sign up for your account right now and start building your very own online course.