Women Educators Rock

Most of you reading this blog know that I have been teaching online quite some time now. With over 16,000 students across multiple platforms, teaching online is my main source of income and I am a work from home mom. But I am not the only women educator.  In fact I am part of an online community made up of Women Educators, who like me, also earn an income teaching online.  These Women come from all backgrounds, teaching all types of Subjects online.

Women Educators Rock, it’s as simple as that. So if you are considering teaching online classes or courses and are looking for some inspiration then you must read on. Recently I put a number of questions forward to 5 other Women Educators about their business and teaching online.  Here is what they had to say:

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Sal Jade 

is a Clairvoyant Healer and Psychic Development Coach who absolutely loves helping beginning and nervous psychics and healers tap into their magic for the past 8 years and is a qualified ThetaHealing Instructor, Angel Intuitive and Liquid Crystal Practitioner.
Her Psychic Healing Academy can be found at:www.saljade.com/psychic-courses

How long have you been teaching online?

2 Years

How many online courses do you have and what do you teach?

5 courses- I teach psychic development training- Tarot, Spirit Guide and Angel Connection (how to be psychic- psychic development for beginners) Past Life Regression, how to grow your spiritual healing business on a budget and healing your mind

Where do you host your courses or classes?

Udemy & Thinkific

How many students have enrolled in your classes and courses?

3,500 students

Why do you enjoy teaching online?

I love connecting with students from all over the globe, its so exciting to be inspiring and empowering so many students from such different backgrounds! I also love the flexibility of being able to travel and teach and to be able to connect my students together online and watch them grow and thrive!

What is the most challenging thing about teaching online?

Probably the marketing aspect – it took me a long time to feel comfortable promoting myself in this way, and to get noticed was challenging in the beginning. When I taught my workshops live I could let me Clairvoyant Healing Clients know, and advertise in the shops and spaces I was teaching in and usually got a great response with enrolments. With online teaching I have to do a lot of the marketing myself which is an acquired skill! (Although I feel I am getting better at it- and overcoming my initial awkwardness!)

What advice would you give to others just starting out?

Please try to remember that that are huge opportunities to teach online, but it’s completely different to regular teaching. You really need to give your students as much opportunities as possible to build a connection and a relationship with you. (Through facebook groups and being really diligent about thoughtfully asking their questions) It’s also really important to encourage them to ask questions- (many are shy!) and let them know you are always available for them!

Continue to add value to your courses and connect with them to see how they are going.- It takes a lot of work, focus and commitment- and you do need to be very passionate about the subject you teach or you’ll find it difficult to wear the lean times.

Sometimes when sales are slow, I can start doubting myself and my path- but then I’ll receive a wonderful review or an email from a student who tells me that they’ve tried other similar psychic development courses and tarot books and courses and haven’t gotten much success out of them- but with mine they absolutely loved it and felt like my techniques and teaching method really worked for them. I don’t think you could do this if you didn’t love your teaching subject.

I would also remember that creating courses can take up to three times longer than you expect (i thought my first course How to be Psychic would take a month to create, record, edit and publish- it took me nearly six months!) So allow lots of time and patience with yourself as you are learning how to record, edit, create and use the platform you’re teaching on.

Do you think as a woman teaching online opportunities are equal to men and why?

That’s a really great question- on some levels because women are more likely to be looking after children and working, it can be challenging to find the time to create your courses, and there is more money to be made in courses that are tech-related and software related, which do seem to have more male dominated instructors-

However, I would add- as women we make our own opportunities – and I believe women are naturally better at ‘connecting’ and building relationships in a non-salesy way, which I think is more sustainable as a online teaching business model in the long run.

As I don’t have bubbas yet, for me- I have never felt that my opportunities are limited- and as a former high school teacher, that out of all the professions on the planet, teaching is the one that is usually offers equality for women and there are a lot of female teachers

Do you feel there is a sustainable career for women entrepreneurs teaching online classes and courses? Explain!

Yes- absolutely- as once you have built up your students, you can teach anywhere and anytime in the world. This is fantastic for flexibility – which women need if they are choosing to have kids. Also, I feel that women operate better in non-hierarchal environments- and generally what I love about online teaching is that what you put into it and the quality you produce is appreciated by your students- whether you are a female or male instructor (in my field of spirituality and personal development anyway!)

Sal has kindly offer us a discount on her course ‘How to Be Psychic – Psychic Development for Beginners’ – receive 50% off and pay only $25 with this link 

Women Educators Rock

Credit to my Wonderful Husband Dernán O’Toole for all images in this article

Sharon Ramel

 Offering spirit based courses to encourage kindfulness and peace within each and every one of us. Her website is www.faeshan.com and you can also check out her YouTube Channel here

How long have you been teaching online?

3 years

How many online courses do you have and what do you teach?

8 Shamanic Rites, Witchcraft, Meditation, Chakras, Life Purpose, Feminine Divine in a nutshell!

Where do you host your courses or classes?

Udemy, Amazon Video, Thinkific, OfCourse

How many students have enrolled in your classes and courses?

just under 10,000

Why do you enjoy teaching online?

Freedom to be where ever I wish on this beautiful planet

What is the most challenging thing about teaching online?

Remembering the technical ‘stuff’ – best export settings etc.

What advice would you give to others just starting out?

Teach what you know and love, learn the tech stuff first!

Do you think as a woman teaching online opportunities are equal to men and why?

Yes because the price remains the same so we do not start by trying to play catch up.

Do you feel there is a sustainable career for women entrepreneurs teaching online classes and courses? Explain!

Yes, because we care, provide a different way of teaching, we are not so prone to dictatorships and hierarchal management ideas.

Sharon has kindly offered you all a 50% discount Magical Spiritual Witchcraft still only $20 (about to raise the price) with this linkAnd her Shamanic Spiritual Wisdom (flagship course sells really well month in month out. 50% discount only $30 now $15 for you with this link

Women Entrepreneurs rock

Nina Kolari 

Work’s with entrepreneurs and freelancers building their anywhere businesses and gaining true freedom in their life. Feel free to visit here website www.ninakolari.com

How long have you been teaching online?

Since November 2015

How many online courses do you have and what do you teach?

I have 3 courses: 2 courses on are on Upwork Freelancing and 1 is about house sitting

Where do you host your courses or classes?

Own website, Udemy, Skillshare

How many students have enrolled in your classes and courses?

2000

Why do you enjoy teaching online?

Its great way to connect and interact with fellow online entrepreneurs all around the world.

What is the most challenging thing about teaching online?

Marketing the course!

What advice would you give to others just starting out?

Take a small action towards your goal today! And then everyday after that.

Do you think as a woman teaching online opportunities are equal to men and why?

Absolutely! Why would it not be?

Do you feel there is a sustainable career for women entrepreneurs teaching online classes and courses? Explain!

Yes of course. There are always going to be people who want to learn, and especially learn from your personal experience of doing something and something they can replicate in their daily life.

Nina has kindly offered you all a Discount bundle of my two freelance courses, original price $116, discounted $97 here with this link 

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Carol Cooper-Taylor

 Carol is a Masters qualified edupreneur with 40 years experience in education. website: cooper-taylor.com. Facebook &  Twitter

How long have you been teaching online?

Over 20 years

How many online courses do you have and what do you teach?

At the moment just one, but I am relaunching to teach about teaching online

Where do you host your courses or classes?

Thinkific. Moved from Udemy

How many students have enrolled in your classes and courses?

4000

Why do you enjoy teaching online?

I love to help people get that “light bulb” moment. I loved this in the class room and I love it online. It’s the most fantastic feeling in the world. I love helping people move forward, whether it be solving a problem or improving their teaching. I think as a teacher we can help people in so many ways. Teacher change lives – I know some of my own teachers did for me and I love doing that for others.

What is the most challenging thing about teaching online?

I miss actually meeting my students. Online relationships are different. But I love it when a student reaches out to me.

What advice would you give to others just starting out?

There are so many people offering help, you could get swamped and distracted. Make a plan and try to stick with it. At times you will feel over whelmed. Keep moving forward, you will get there. Join some online groups and reach out for help when you need it. People are amazingly generous.

Do you think as a woman teaching online opportunities are equal to men and why?

At times it can seem like the men are everywhere online. They get the slots as conference speakers, they put themselves out there more. But that doesn’t mean that women are not out there doing stuff. There are thousands of us teaching online, the opportunities are there, we just need to take them

Do you feel there is a sustainable career for women entrepreneurs teaching online classes and courses? Explain!

Of course there is! But it takes work. As women we are often not good at promoting ourselves. Something I am working to improve in myself! If you are a good teacher and you can promote yourself well, the world is yours.

 Signup to Carol’s mailing list on her website cooper-taylor.com to get information when offers become available. Carol launches her causes at significant discounts for early signups.

Top Women Educators

Philippa Davies

is a Times-serialized writer and business psychologist, who runs businesswritingschool.com

How long have you been teaching online?

Two years

How many online courses do you have and what do you teach?

6 courses and I teach business writing and speaking skills

Where do you host your courses or classes?

Udemy and Learning.ly

How many students have enrolled in your classes and courses?

2000+

Why do you enjoy teaching online?

It’s an extension of my day job as a web editor for FYI Network – a pilot from Swansea Uni computing dept in community noticeboards online, to help regeneration. Here I meet lots of small business owners who tell me about their digital concerns, and I make content to help them.

What is the most challenging thing about teaching online?

Getting the time to do it well and to market it effectively!

What advice would you give to others just starting out?

Stick with your core interest, a subject you love and which you want to drill down into, for the infinite future. This way you can build a niche following who you can chat with, and who will always give you inspiration and ideas. You’ll get energized by your teaching being creative and communal. Avoid the temptation to just teach the latest trend…

Do you think as a woman teaching online opportunities are equal to men and why?

Yes I do – but I think it is worth considering that it easiest to market to people who are like yourself. So if I chose to do a course on hard core Python programming say, then I would aim it at women programmers first. As a mum with a family, have always found self-employment to be most flexible way of having a fulfilling job and seeing the kids. The male tutors in communities like Udemy are definitely more vocal and louder in groups – but there’s more than one way to skin a cat, or build an online following!

Do you feel there is a sustainable career for women entrepreneurs teaching online classes and courses? Explain!

Yes, I do, and I especially appreciate a group like Denise Fletcher’s Women Educators Rock on Facebook, where a small number of women entrepreneurs share resources, reactions and experiences. I think women succeed sometimes more through stealth, quiet persistence and conversation rather than lots of shouty ‘look at me’ behavior, and when it comes to finding a sustainable customer base, this can pay off.

Philippa has kindly offered you all a discount on her course How To Speak So People Listen, discount code HTSPL50 taking it to $9.50 from $19.


So there you have it. 5 takes from women teaching online.  If I do say so my self, all of these women rock. Some balance teaching online with parenting, Some with other jobs, some with both.  Teaching online is a fantastic way to earn extra money, or to build a sustainable career.   You just gotta believe in your self. From Home Make to Entrepreneur, From Career to Edupreneur.  I would encourage you to follow some of the links in the post and learn more, and don’t forget to check out their courses!

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