This post is actually a note to self. Being an ‘A’ student myself, who wants to earn some side money, all the while maintaining my grades, I found that the only way is to monetize my academic knowledge, whatever little there is.
I mean yeah, I could try to do something like, start a business or dropshipping, or whatever people are going nuts about nowadays, but those things take a lot of time and attention. And how can I possibly afford time to both ace in exams and maintain a business?
So I came to this obvious conclusion. I’ll teach. It’ll take a lot of attention too, but atleast it is congruent with my academics. Besides, like they say, “the best way to learn is to teach.”
If you’re someone like me, then the first thing you’d think is, “Who am I to teach?” Well, you’re right. You might not be the pro at it, but atleast you’ve got some stuffs to talk about. All you’re going to do is share those knowledge you accumulated through sitting through tons of boring lectures, seminars and online courses. If nothing, you can easily teach about the basics that beginners would need, yeah?
Considering that you’re actually reading this post, then it means you already know those stuffs. What you want to know is where to start, right? So here we go. I’ll try to keep it short and simple.
(By the way, I’m not affiliated with any of the sites I’m about to mention, so fear not, Comrade. They’re good to go.)
Create A YouTube Channel
If you appreciate your freedom, then I’d suggest starting a YouTube channel. But as y’all know, it’s not that easy to become popular on Youtube. It’s gonna take a while and a lot of work, but it’s worth it. You can create video on virtually any topic, and ain’t no one gonna complain about it(even if they do, it doesn’t matter). You could talk about C programming in one video and then talk about Dining Philosopher’s problem in another. It’s up to you.
Create An Entire Course And Dive Deeper
If you’d rather be organized and go deeper into one particular topic at a time, then I’d suggest creating a course on Udemy or Skillshare. This takes a lot of time initially, but once you’re done, you’ll be earning passively from that moment. Isn’t that sweet?
If you’re comfortable with one-one, or any kind of tutoring (which I’m not), then here are the obvious sites to go for — Chegg.com and Tutor.com This sure is not passive. You only get paid for each tutoring session, but this is just another way to do it.
All being said and done, it’s only natural that these things take a lot of time and effort. Just because you created a course doesn’t mean that it’s gonna sell like crazy. You’ll have to promote your course and wait until the time you actually make some decent dough. Remember that Patience is the key to success.
Bonus for ya. Here’s a list of 10 sites that’s like Udemy and Skillshare that you might want to take a look at.