How to Really Make Six Figures Teaching on the Web

How to Create Awesome Demo Videos

Miguel Hernandez, the founder of a company specializing in explanatory videos for startups, said he spent about three hours a day for three weeks making an online video course explaining his craft. But, last year, that one video series earned him nearly six figures on the online course platform Udemy. This year, now that he’s created a second course for students (on “How to Create an Awesome Online Course,” of course), he said that if momentum keeps up, “I’ll be making more money selling online courses than through the studio.”
And he’s not the only one finding a new stream of income from Udemy. This morning, the San Fransciso-based startup released the salaries of the top 10 instructors on the 2-year-old platform. In total, the group earned $1.65 million in the last year, with all of them bringing in more than $50,000 on their own and the top individual making more than $200,000. All of the instructors’ top courses focus on Web development, programming and tech entrepreneurship – not a surprise given Udemy’s roots in those field and increasing interest in coding.
“We’ve just seen over the last couple of years, amazing success that teachers are starting to have teaching folks online,” said Dinesh Thirupuvanam, VP of marketing for Udemy. “We’re moving from an era where the best teachers were teaching just 50 people in a tiny classroom to where they can teach hundreds or thousands.” In the case of Salman Khan, of the online tutoring nonprofit Khan Academy, that number is in the millions, he added.
Full Text: A new way to make six figures on the Web: teaching — Tech News and Analysis.

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