Make up to $5,000 While You Sleep by Sharing Your Passion Online

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Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 13, 2020 in Make Money

Online courses are the future. Whether it’s a YouTube video showing you how to install a car roof rack, or a full-on degree in marketing, there is practically nothing that can’t now be learned from your computer. And for anyone with a skill they can share, this creates a great opportunity. 

A number of years ago, I set out to travel the world. My goal was ambitious: Go overseas, make money as I went, and fund a jet-set lifestyle without ever clocking in for work.

It was during my search for a sustainable income that I first came across the idea of creating an online course. Back then, the idea was novel: to create a program online that anyone in the world could purchase and use. It would be delivered automatically, so once the program was created, I would only need to do minimal follow-up work. 

Using the knowledge I had, I created a course on nutrition. This allowed me to fund my travels and long-term stays abroad. I’ve been able to make an income and see places like Laos, Taiwan, Colombia, Costa Rica, Bali, Thailand, Cayman Islands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Belize, and many other countries. (I’ve visited more than 25 countries in total.)

Of course, once I had created one course, I knew I wanted to make more. Since starting out on this journey, I’ve created online courses in subjects ranging from making podcasts to profiting from social media. Thanks to these programs, I earn six figures a year. And because the courses are delivered online as video programs, I’m constantly earning, even when I’m sleeping. In fact, on occasion, these courses have earned me as much as $5,000 a day.

With this dependable passive income, I’ve been able to pursue my passions, even during this pandemic. I purchased five acres of unspoiled land so I could build an earthen home with my husband and start a large garden. I was able to fund this project by working just a few hours a week. And now that things are beginning to return to normal, I’m planning a trip next month. 

Learning how to create an online course changed my life, and it can do the same for you. Getting into online courses is now more accessible than ever. If you can record videos on your phone, you have all the technical skills you need to make money from an online course. 

And every one of us has some form of knowledge or experience we can share. For instance, you could create a course on using an iPhone for photography, writing a book, how to build confidence, use art for therapeutic purposes, horse riding, podcasting, flower arranging, gardening, child rearing, addiction and recovery, or one of a million other topics.

Plus, once you set up a course, the internet does the hard work for you by selling your course over and over again, 24/7. And the lifestyle benefits of this are amazing: no boss, no nine to five, no dress code, freedom to travel or stay home with your family, and no cap on what you can earn. 

One of the key points to understand is that you don’t need to be an expert or have a formal educational background in a topic to create an online course. Most course creators are not experts; they’re just regular people who have a passion, some skills, and are competent enough to teach beginners and intermediate folks. 

Basically, if you know how to do something that most people don’t, you could create an online course. And when you do, you can tap into an online goldmine.

People are fed up with the massive cost and limited returns of traditional mainstream educational institutions. Moreover, due to the current pandemic, countless consumers—from individuals to schools to companies—have learned how easy and effective it is to learn online, and as a result they’re more willing than ever to buy online courses. 

All of which means e-learning—already a booming industry—is poised for even greater growth in the months and years ahead.

Building online courses has offered me a lifestyle of freedom, travel, and financial security, and I believe it can do the same for you. It’s only a matter of taking a leap and giving it a shot—just like I did.

Written by Kamala Chambers