Almost everyone has a particular set of skills that they could share with others, and the internet gives them the perfect medium to do it. Online training courses are big business.
So what talent or skill do you have that other people might like to know about? You might be surprised by the amount of knowledge you’ve acquired in certain areas when you stop to think about it. No matter what it might be, there is probably a market for it.
Some sites where you can sell courses include Lynda.com, Academy of Mine, and Digital Chalk. You might also consider delivering your course via Youtube, or on video from your own personal site.
The only caveat is that you need to know the subject and field well. People want to take courses from someone who can provide them with information and tips they can’t find elsewhere.
Hardly a week goes by without the publication of a new report identifying the fact that we’re all getting fatter and more unhealthy, and the projections suggest that it’s all set to get a whole lot worse. This comes at a time when the health and fitness industry is booming, and despite the apparent lack of success, the boom looks certain to continue.
If you’re interested in fitness, you have the opportunity to turn that interest into a lucrative business when you become a personal trainer. It’s a flexible opportunity, in that you can choose where, when and with whom you work. You also get to choose the type of training to specialise in, and there are many types.
While the bulk of your income might come from providing training to your clients, there are a number of other options for making money as well, including books, blogs, training videos, nutritional supplement sales and public speaking.
This isn’t for everyone, but is probably more accessible to people of all ages, than you might think. With an ageing population, I can see opportunities for trainers to specialise in fitness in later years. And if you’re 70, do you really want a 20 year old trainer telling you what to do?