People have taken to the web as a cheaper and simpler way to learn new things. Some topics can be learned for free, but others may be worth paying for premium content. This is where you get into sites like Treehouse and Codecademy which are two of the biggest names for design/development topics.
But what about the single person who just wants to make a little extra money? How should that person go about selling their lessons online?
There is the option of creating content and selling manually via websites like Gumroad.
But a new alternative Learnyst offers a fully-featured platform for managing and selling your courses online. Learnyst is meant to offer a single solution for someone who wants to teach and sell their work, but doesn’t want to jump through hoops setting up a custom method of selling.
The site behaves like a virtual classroom where lessons can be streamed and related files can be downloaded instantly. Built-in marketing tools make it easy to reach out to students and keep them going on a straight path.
The pricing page also has a detailed FAQ that should cover most of your questions. In essence, Learnyst is the platform used for managing files & handling payments. You can point a custom domain towards your Learnyst account to give the appearance of customization.
Overall this is a great method for anyone who wants to earn money teaching online without putting in a lot of work for custom design/development or SSL security measures.
The free trial only lasts 14 days but this should be enough time to test and see if Learnyst could work as your online teaching platform.