On the new website Skillshare, teachers around the country are earning money through homemade classes that teach people everything from bartending to essay writing to knitting (video embedded above).
A few writers have started to test the space, here are a few sample classes: Self-Publish Your Book on Amazon & Kindle and How to Write Strong, Purposeful Personal Statements and Creative Writing: Introduction to Fiction. There is still plenty of room for more writers and publishing professionals to test the space.
Three Teaching Tips from Skillshare
1. “Fostering learning is the goal: Always remember that the reason you’re standing in front of all your students is to enrich their lives by sharing your skills.”
2. “Make it interesting and unique: Keep your class titles and content compelling. If you’re taking on a tried-and-true subject, find a new and unique angle through which you can explore.”
3. “Be organized, use a lesson plan: Your students will learn best when you have a well thought-out approach to teaching your class. Don’t wing it. If you need any help in assembling a lesson plan, check out the teacher resource guide.”