New Rainmaker with Brian Clark
About This Show
New Rainmaker provides the knowledge you need to build your own digital platform for marketing and sales. Listen in every week with (and special guests), and start building the foundation of your own online empire today.
Most Recent Episode
How to Succeed in Online Education (On Your Own Terms)
1 day ago
Theres a huge shift happening in the world of on-demand online education. Its commercial enterprises and savvy small businesses that are filling the demand for courses and lessons, rather than the typical institutions of learning.
I saw an interesting article in Fast Company recently about jobs of the future. One job description caught my eye -- there will be a large need for freelance professors as teaching moves into the on-demand realm. From the article:
The continued growth of online courses and the introduction of alternative accreditations will spawn a growth in freelance or independent professors. By 2025 all you need to start your own university is a great online teaching style, course materials, and marketing plan.
This is what we predicted, and have been preparing people for, since 2007 with our Teaching Sells course. The difference being that the field is becoming littered with VC-backed education platforms that want you to make them rich rather than building your own platform and audience.
Yep ... digital sharecropping comes to online education. Have we learned from the lessons of Facebook, Amazon, and Apple? Do you really think they have your best interests at heart?
In this 11-minute episode well cover:
The mainstream acceptance of online learning
Why you havent missed the boat
How to make a living with online education
What to be aware of and what beware of
The truth about leveraging a VC-backed platform
The Show Notes
The Top Jobs in 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect
Lynda.com Acquired by LinkedIn for $1.5 Billion
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