It’s Fourth of July weekend, the rains are here in central Luzon with a vengeance, and most of you back there in the USA are enjoying many outdoor activities, family travel and the fun things of mid-summer.
So why would I make a post about “Work”?
Well many of you have interests in somehow living in the Philippines but earning an income elsewhere(as I do), so I thought I’d pass along a neat post from my blogging colleague Corbet Barr about an online service that falls under the “Wow, why didn’t I think of that?” heading for me.
I’m not selling anything here, just sending this out into the ether for your review and consideration. It’s actually a pretty cool service and answers the needs of a lot of readers, foreign and domestic, who have great talents and ideas but are caught in the “if only I knew the online part” trap.
What if you could earn six figures teaching to a quarter million users on a single online learning platform?
Well, people are doing just that with Udemy.com.
Corbett had a chance to sit down and interview the VP of Marketing at Udemy, Dinesh Thirupuvanam, in San Francisco to find out how it can be done.
In case you are unfamiliar with Udemy, it is a website that enables anyone to teach and learn online. Launched in 2010, Udemy tries to democratize online education by making it fast, easy and free to create online courses.
And check this: you keep 70% of the revenue from your courses (or 85% if you directly refer the customer to the course).
In this interview find out how Udemy:
- Gets over 500,000 unique visitors a month
- Has over 250,000 users in under 3 years
- Can help you deliver your own course (free or paid)
- Is redefining learning online
I have no connection or business interest in Udemy, but it looks to me very much like the iTunes of education. Want to teach English> Want to teach people how to install a garage door or drive a truck or any other talent you have? Udemy provides the environment, handles the money and pays you a handsome share.
Some people are making real money off UDemy, and as you probably realize, the Internet rewards people who make an early move rather than “think about” things.
Happy Independence day.