Skillshare: Teaching in Your Community

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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By Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

2400 Articles

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If you’re looking to add a new income stream to your craft business, teaching classes in your local community might be a good option.
Skillshare is an online community marketplace for offline classes. You can scope out a teaching location in your community, and then submit your class idea through their website. If it’s approved, Skillshare will list your class on their website and help spread the word. They’ll also manage registrations and payments online, retaining a small service fee. (Or, if you teach a free class, there are no fees at all.)
If you’re new to teaching classes, you might also find their Resource Guide helpful – it covers designing a class, making a lesson plan, and marketing.