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Teaching online to earn cash


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    I've never done this before, but I'm considering it. Since everyone is stuck at home and bored, I'm seeing this as a pretty realistic possibility. Many schools are doing remote classes instead of physical ones. I've even heard of people teaching on skype. You can create online courses on sites like udemy and teachable. So when you consider the options, the sky is pretty much the limit on what you could teach. I wonder if you have to have some kind of credentials for it. There probably has to be a review or vetting system where not every random joe can teach. If I were to do it, I think I'd teach history. I've always wanted to be a history professor anyway. Perhaps this could be a way to get my fix. :) Or basic motorcycle mechanics and or cooking. Now that would be a strange combo.

    Has anyone tried this or considered it? What would you teach?

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    DollarsnCents Wrote:

    I've never done this before, but I'm considering it. Since everyone is stuck at home and bored, I'm seeing this as a pretty realistic possibility. Many schools are doing remote classes instead of physical ones. I've even heard of people teaching on skype. You can create online courses on sites like udemy and teachable. So when you consider the options, the sky is pretty much the limit on what you could teach. I wonder if you have to have some kind of credentials for it. There probably has to be a review or vetting system where not every random joe can teach. If I were to do it, I think I'd teach history. I've always wanted to be a history professor anyway. Perhaps this could be a way to get my fix. :) Or basic motorcycle mechanics and or cooking. Now that would be a strange combo.

    Has anyone tried this or considered it? What would you teach?

    I think this is a great idea. You can get on YouTube and get info on basically anything and everything already. But there's no comparison to being able to ask a question to someone who knows what they're doing directly.

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    You don't need any credentials to do this. Though it helps. I have seriously looked into this and you can make a lot of money if you produce a quality product and get a lot of good reviews. So its more about reputation, word of mouth and ratings systems over credentials here. Which makes sense - if you want to learn to code or how to be a pro at photoshop or video editing or whatever, the person teaching does not have to have a degree.

    They just have to create an excellent course for people to do at their own pace. It takes dozens or even hundreds of hours to put together a worthwhile online course, but your efforts have serious payoff potential, because once its created you are done and that course can sell forever. If you are good at explaining things and know your stuff, and know how to put together presentations, this is a great way to make some passive income.