That’s a question I ask almost everybody who’s been successful in their career. At some point you arrive at a place where you look around and wonder, ‘what’s next?’. Your options are infinite, but teaching will be appealing if things like legacy, impact and relationships start to matter more than your hourly rate. That’s when it makes sense to think about teaching.
If you’ve been successful in your career then you have something to teach others. Teaching online is a lot like writing a book, but easier. It forces you to explain what you’ve learned in a way that others can understand it. That’s a rewarding and important exercise by itself, but that’s just where the fun starts. Your course becomes a platform for other projects, including consulting, public speaking, books, podcasts, whatever.
After you’ve built the content for a course, you get to start helping other people. The student / teacher relationship is a special one that is rewarding for both people. And teaching online enables you to reach people all over the world who will most appreciate spending time with you.
Teachers get paid, too. Many teachers around the world are underpaid for the value they create, but not all of them. HeatSpring instructors are paid a percentage of revenue and make anywhere from $2000 to $500,000 in a year. That’s a big range that depends on the popularity of your course and how savvy you are in marketing it. Wherever you land on that spectrum, we think it’s cool that the financial upside is uncapped.
For some, teaching at HeatSpring is a full-time thing. For others, it’s a side gig. We enjoy working with teachers to match the workload and student engagement with their lifestyle and earning goals. We think of our instructors as micro-celebrities with audiences of varying size and intensity.
The need for climate solutions is bigger than our capacity to deliver them. We could add 100x more courses and it wouldn’t be enough. The topics, credentials, and audiences that we’ve yet to tap is enormous and it would be our pleasure to work with you to address that shortfall whenever you’re ready to start teaching.
Want to learn more? Reach out to us at Teach@HeatSpring.com!