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How Online Courses could be the Perfect Way to make Money from Home

How Online Courses could be the Perfect Way to make Money from Home

Making Money from the comfort of your home

There is a saying, I am sure you’ve heard it before – ‘knowledge is power’. Well, they weren’t wrong.

Most people have a subject or area they have got more knowledge and expertise in than their peers. Now, a lot of people I bet will be thinking I don’t know enough about the subject to be teaching courses. Well look at it this way, if you know more than the person you are teaching then you can teach!

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How easy is it to do?

Teaching courses online and setting up your own online school could not be easier. If you have some keen learners, you could be making money that day. Teaching allows you to share your passion and knowledge with others whilst also making money online.

It’s easy to get started, all you need is a computer with a working mic and webcam and you’re pretty much ready to go. Therefore, this could be the side hustle you’ve been looking for as you don’t need much to get started and you could start to see results almost immediately. A lot of side hustles take a long time to build up to earn money or you must spend time acquiring things to sell. This is your knowledge you are monetising. You don’t need to acquire anything new!
How Online Courses could be the Perfect Way to make Money from Home

You could pre-record a set number of videos that take you 20 minutes each. Once you have uploaded that content into your course, that’s it. You could sell your courses with just pre-recorded videos and then just watch more and more people buy your courses.  However, we always recommend you create interactive courses. This can be achieved through creating multiple content types per lesson/course. Live lessons are a popular way you can interact directly with leaners, increasing levels of engagement and enhancing the learning experience. You could also test their engagement by creating quizzes and rewarding your learners with badges for their progress.

What is great about this kind of side hustle is that it’s totally flexible to your life, you can choose what time you want to teach a live class or when you just want to provide material.  You can also teach from anywhere (with a wifi connection). So, if you’re planning to go traveling or on holiday as long as you have your laptop with you, you could host your next live class from the balcony of your hotel room. Sound good?

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How do I sell my courses?

So how do you get your learners? You could attract learners through your website and Google Adwords. This is a highly effective way to advertise your services. If you have a decent following on social media - maybe advertise your courses there as well.

Find out where your potential learners hang out- maybe it’s a Facebook group or a local club and advertise your courses to them.

The problem with most side hustles is that to make money a lot of time and money has to be invested first before you start seeing returns. Creating your own online school only has a small investment in comparison to many other side hustles. If you sold your courses for £30 and 5 people enrolled, you’re already well into profit!

If you already teach - maybe you are a Maths tutor, teach guitar or even Spanish. By offering classes online you open yourself up a larger audience who can learn from you and will pay you for your expertise.

Ok, I am ready to make money, where next?

Give it a go - Try teaching courses online and see how quickly you could make money. Then simply market those courses and you’ll be selling them quick than you think.

About Guest Author:

Chloe Anthony-Pillai is the content and social lead for HowNow, working on all social channels for HowNow and also writing for their blog and other publications. HowNow is an educational software that enables people to create and sell courses and teach from their own online school.

Feel free to book a demo with HowNow and take advantage of a two-week free trial.

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