If the E-learning industry and self-paced courses are booming then teaching online courses and classes is for sure trending right now. Entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and wannapreneurs, businesses and marketers are all creating online courses and classes. But why are they all doing this? The simple answer, teaching online classes can make your life better and here is how:
· Flexibility and Lifestyle
Imaging working where you want, when you want. Out in the sunshine, or over a coffee in your favorite coffee shop. Imagine just waking up a deciding to go to the beach because you can. Deciding to become a full time online educator granted me huge flexibility in my life and a lifestyle many of my friends are envious of. I pick my hours. I spend time at home raising my children while others pay for childcare to go out to work every day. Teaching online classes and courses can give you that lifestyle and that flexibility.
· Community Involvement and Social Aspect
There was a time when working online was about creating blog posts, videos and email campaigns to sell affiliate products. Yes people would comment, but unless you are really well know online, comments can be rare on blogs and videos. An online classes and courses will build a community of engaged followers. Followers that are hungry for knowledge that you have to share. A community that is more social than those that just come across your post or video.
People will ask you questions within your courses and classes. Quickly you will find a learning community has been created around your course or your class. Relationships will be formed. A perfect example of this is the Skillshare platform. Skillshare is a platform where anyone can teach online classes. Instructors and learners alike follow each other and comment, like, share and follow projects submitted by peers.
Creating online courses and classes is something you have to learn, and learning enriches. You become a student not only a teacher. Online teachers and instructors join courses, classes and communities mixing with others that share their experiences. Learning can make everyone’s life better, including yours!
If you are looking for a learning community full of online educators and online instructors head on over to Online Entrepreneurs Community on Google+ where you will learn a tonne. You will also find a learning section on this website, with classes, courses and MOOCs that I have taken and can recommend for you.
Teaching online classes and courses will grow your credibility online. It doesn’t matter if you are working online or if you are marketing a product or a business – if you can educate, you will increase your online credibility. Improve your credibility and your blog posts or videos will get more likes and shares. And then you will find, you get more referrals. This will increase sales and motivation. All in all, making your life better.
· Reoccurring Revenue Stream
People are willing, more than ever, to invest in their own future and pay for good quality education and courses. It gives them control of their own destiny. All those ‘preneurs’ know this and are capitalizing on a growing trend. After all, online courses are classes are just digital products. This means that they can create revenue over and over, produced once and then sold and sold again.
Are you teaching online classes or courses? I would love to hear how teaching online has enriched your life. What do you like most about teaching online? How has it improved your life? Pop a comment in the comments below and join the discussion.
If you’re not yet teaching online classes or courses, pop over to my Teaching page to see how I can help you, or pop over to my learning page and see what I am learning, I would love you to join me on my learning journey!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paula is a Qualified CPA with over 15 years’ experience in the fields of Accountancy, Business Management,Process improvement, Internal Audit, Group accountant, Operations management and Training. All across a broad range of industries and sectors. Paula has been Key Speaker at many Accounting Events where her talks on Excel are received very positively. Taken from her experiences in Accounting and business fields, Paula also has Udemy courses and Curious lessons for those wishing to up skill, especially in the area of Spreadsheets, Bookkeeping and Accounting.
Now an E-learning Educator 5+ years, Paula also has a focus on E-learning, Online Teaching, Education Technology and Instructional Design. Drawn from her online teaching experience,Paula has a number of courses available to online teachers to help bridge the skills gap for those that teach or wish to teach online.
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