Teaching online has now become a profession that can help you make a decent (or even substantial) income by working less than 10 hours per week. Data science professionals, as well as entrepreneurs, from various fields have already succumbed to this way of making a living online.
In this article, we explain 5 steps to make money online teaching Data Science on Teachable, a platform dedicated to teachers looking to grow their income while making a brand of their own.
What is Teachable?
Teachable is an online course hosting platform where you can create online courses and transform your professional experience as well as know-how into a thriving knowledge business.
The platform already has over 100,000+ creators and has made a combined revenue of over $1 billion. If you are someone who is on the same path of creating and selling online courses, then, Teachable should definitely be your go-to platform.
Ankur Nagpal, the founder of Teachable, believes that in the future, entrepreneurs will sell knowledge over products, and with a user base of over 15M+ users, he is proving his hypothesis to be correct.
Now, let us move onto share how you can make a decent earning using Teachable through the following 5 steps:
1. Research The Data Science E-learning Market
Data Science is such a vast field that there are endless things you can teach to general data aspirants. Therefore, your first step should be to pick the right data science topic to teach.
If you go the usual route and teach commonly taught topics like Machine Learning then you will have a hard time selling your courses since many courses are already available for such topics with high adoption rates.
Instead, you should follow the blue ocean strategy and find topics that have very low competition and high demand. Here are some example topics you can make a course on today:
- Enterprise-level Data Engineering
- Data Privacy and Ethics
- Model Deployment Methods
- Monitoring a Machine Learning model in Production
Choosing a unique and high-demand topic such as the ones above increases your probability of success in earning a good income.
2. Curate Content And Record Your Lessons
The second step is to curate a curriculum, content, as well as any other supplementary materials required to make your course a reality. Once you’ve created all of the content, you can go ahead and record a video using slides, a talking head or through animation.
Here are some guidelines we know that will help you when recording your first course online:
- Get a budget microphone since audio quality really matters.
- Record a well-produced introduction video. You should always want to make a great first impression.
- Break your content down into bite-sized lessons of 5-10 minutes so that students have an easier time learning.
- Provide references and further learning directions whenever you can based on the lesson you are teaching.
If you follow these guidelines paired with your knowledge about the field, you will have no problem recording your first course.
3. Let Teachable Handle All The Hard Part
Under Teachable’s Free plan, you can start hosting unlimited courses and enroll unlimited students at your own price.
Teachable takes care of hosting your course, process student payments and even, allows you to add quizzes to your course. The reason we recommend Teachable is because unlike other platforms you get everything you need in one common place.
You can learn more about Teachable’s subscription plans from here: View Teachable Pricing Plans.
4. Create Hype Through Viral Marketing
The trick to successfully marketing a good course is to be vocal about what you’ve made in a creative way.
Leading upto your course launch date, you should write guest blogs, post on social media, and even join podcasts relevant to the data science niche. You can think of this promotional tour as a book author who is on a book marketing tour to make it an easy experience for you.
Taking it a step further, you can create virality around your course by incorporating creative messages and even infusing challenges to what you offer.
5. Cross-Sell And Up-Sell Your Services and Courses
If someone has bought your course before, they are more likely to purchase another one from you!
Once you’ve successfully sold a couple of courses to your students, you can mail them with offers about your coaching services or a new course you’ve just launched.
We hope that you found this article really helpful and you now have a clear understanding of how to make money teaching Data Science on Teachable.
If you have any questions, please feel free to write to us in the comments section.