Online Instructor or Tutor
Could you teach guitar, piano or another musical instrument online? Are you an expert at web design, coding or programming? Could you teach a second language? Or digital photography, perhaps? How about Yoga?
All of these, and a myriad of other subjects, are being offered as online courses through membership sites, email courses and on platforms like Udemy.
Alternatively, if you have the qualifications or experience, you could consider setting up your own website offering internet based tutoring to academic students who need additional help outside of school.
If you are qualified to teach at a grade school, college or university level and would be interested in becoming an online/remote faculty member or adjunct teacher, take a look at the next chapter.
The Skills You’ll Need(or need to pay for)
You need be good at what you plan to teach or tutor.
You need to able to structure that knowledge into a teachable format.
You need to know where to find your customers.
You will need some technical skills.
Online Instructors can earn a passive income once the work to set up the course has been done.
You can work from anywhere with an internet connection.
Catering to different learning styles and structuring courses that are suitable for everyone can be a challenge.
Getting students to your course.
How to Get Started
Decide what you want to teach and how you want to teach it.
Tutors should decide whether they will work independently or through a company or institution.
Choose a platform to deliver your classes, tutorials or tutoring.
Create your course or craft your classes.
Online Instructor/TutorResources & Courses
Jobs For Tutors:
About.com’s Work at Home Mom’s has an excellent list of places to look for Online Tutor Jobs for tutoring K-12 and college students.
They also have a list for test-prep tutoring and test scoring jobs on this page.
Platforms for Online Instructors:
Udemy is an excellent platform through which to deliver your courses if they include video instruction and are 1 to 3 hours long. According to their website, the average instructor makes $7000 a year per course and 90% of instructors make sales.
They also have more than 2 million students making it a great place to get started without having to worry about bringing students to your course.
Here’s the official Udemy Instructors Course.
- Moodle is an Open Source (free) teaching platform that you can install on your own hosting account. It can be linked to membership software to allow monthly subscriptions.
Jobs for Online Instructors:
- For those of you who speak more than one language About.com has a list of resources for Bilingual Teaching Jobs.
In addition to the above, you will find more resources & courses that apply in general to online marketing in the last chapter of this book: “Essential Resources”.
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