How to Turn Your Knowledge Into Income: Create and Sell Online Courses

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Have you ever wanted to share your skills and knowledge with others? Learn all about how you sell your knowledge online and teach others.

Have you ever wanted to share your skills with others? Whether you’re already a seasoned professional in your field, or you’re ready to teach someone about one of your non-work passions, why not sell knowledge online with e-learning online courses? 

There are plenty of popular online platforms for starting your teaching career, and it’s easy to get started. Research suggests that the global e-learning market will reach 352.9 billion dollars by 2027! Why not get ahead of the game and make money from knowledge now?

Not sure how to get started? No problem. Keep reading to learn all about how you can monetize your interests and start teaching the world.

1. Choose Your Topic

So what are you going to teach?

You need to pick a topic that you know like the back of your hand. After all, you want to provide a great class. You can’t do that if you don’t know what you’re talking about.

Pick something that you know well and that you’re also passionate about. Passion will give you more motivation to craft your curriculum.

Are you an artist? Do you love writing? What about playing music?

Regardless of your interest, as long as you know and love it, you might be ready to teach it to others.

2. Pick the Right Platform

Now you have to decide where you’re going to teach. There are plenty of great options on the web, but if you’re looking for ease and convenience, Symposium is a great choice.

You get to work directly with your learners. They’ll help you manage your scheduling, they’ll make sure that you get paid for your hard work, and you might even earn a few tips. 

Working with Symposium is easy!

3. Create Your Course

This is the tricky part, but it’s also a lot of fun!

You’re creating your own curriculum when you’re teaching online. If you were a learner, how would you like the teacher to set up the class?

Remember that you might have students who are brand new to your specialized niche, so start from the beginning. 

Start by doing your research. While you already have experience in your niche, it’s helpful if you use outside resources to bulk up your course and make sure that you’re doing everything right.

Next, make an outline. This is a guide for how the class is going to do. Think of it as a course calendar (even if your real-life schedule might not follow specific dates or times. It gives you a roadmap).  

After this, you take each section of your calendar or outline and bulk them up with content creation. Are you planning on individual teaching? Start thinking about how you want to talk to your students.

You could also take this time to pre-record your courses. 

4. Become a Marketing Master

Now you get to market your course. 

Go on social media and share your course with others. Friends and family members may be willing to share it for you as well.

If online marketing isn’t your forté, no problem. Symposium can help you reach your potential students so you can focus on teaching!

Sell Knowledge Online Today

When you sell knowledge online, you get to help people while making money. What’s better than that? 

If you have a passion that you’d like to share with others, it’s time to start designing a course and teaching the world. Symposium is the perfect platform for you to take your online courses to the next level.

Become a creator and start earning money with us today!


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