I'd like to welcome another guest expert to my blog. This time, Crissy Herron has offered us an exclusive blog post to talk about how to teach online classes for profit.
So, “Can you earn money from what you know?” Heck yeah! Whether you're a mom to twins or a minimalist, a golfer or a green thumb – the answer is yes!
Enjoy the post and then be sure to leave a comment to show Crissy some love.
Could You Earn Money From What You Know?
Guest post by Crissy Herron
Have you ever thought about all the things you are good at? Or all of the things you already know? If you haven't, this is a good time to start thinking about it! Why? Because there are people who want to know those very things – and they are willing to pay you to teach them!
What Kind Of Things Are You Good At?
Everyone is good at something – and you are no exception. In fact, you are probably good at many things!
Maybe you are good at a business related task, such as creating great newsletters or graphics. Or maybe you are really good at marketing? Just the fact that you have a business is a great start. There are many people who would love to learn how to create an online business!
Maybe your best skills are life related. Are you great at meal planning, saving money or throwing fantastic birthday parties?
Spend a few minutes and think about all of the things you know you're good at. The things that you love doing. These are the things that could be turned into a class!
Do Other People Really Want To Know This Stuff?
Simply put, yes, people want to learn what you know.
Now, to be honest, there are some skills that are going to be more in demand than others. You may be great at playing underwater frisbee. That doesn't mean that people are going to be jumping up and down to learn how to do that.
An easy way to find out what people do want to learn is by asking them! Yes, it's that simple! You are probably using Twitter or Facebook already. The next time you are on those sites, list a few of the topics you might like to teach and ask people to let you know which of those they are most interested in learning.
Use Them To Establish Life Long Customers
Holding an online class is a great way to build relationships with your customers. Depending on how you choose to deliver your class, you may be speaking with your students via phone or chatting live in a web room. They will get to know you more closely than if they were simply reading your blog or an ebook you wrote. This interaction is what will build a solid relationship. And once that relationship is built, those customers will be life-long customers!
Creating your own online class is a lot easier than you may think. It's also very affordable, as there are many free tools to help you, such as free conference lines and you can even find free web conference rooms (check out DimDim).
With so many benefits and reasons to get started, can you really think of one reason not to hold your own online class?
Would you like to learn more about
holding your own online class?
Crissy Herron, the author of this post, will be teaching a four week workshop that will walk you, step by step, through the process of creating your own class. By the time the workshop is over, you will be ready to enroll your own students!
I hope you enjoyed this guest blog post. I'll be back soon with more great stuff!