It doesn’t seem so long ago that if you wanted to make your living as a teacher, you needed to get a job in a school, a college or give private lessons at home, or at the home of your students. The advent of online services like Skype and Youtube has literally opened up the world to tutors and teachers. Just about anything that could previously only be taught in a face to face situation, can now be taught online.
Not only does this mean that your students can come from anywhere in the world, but it also opens up myriad new viable subjects and courses. If you live in Rochdale, the chances of finding enough students locally, who are interested in learning ancient Peruvian, for example, are not high. But when you can garner your ‘class’ from the entire world, it becomes a much more viable proposition.
So is there something you could teach online – it could be a language, a skill or something else? If so, there could be people from the four corners of the globe, just waiting for your PC based class to start enrolling students.