Our top 100 teachers made an average of $1300 in February, but they didn’t all get there the same way. Here are three different ways you can earn some serious dough teaching on Skillshare:

Teachers Jamie and Jake use their monthly Skillshare income to spend more time with their new baby. 

1. Teach One Killer Class

As a teacher, you get paid for the number of minutes watched by students in their classes each month. Teachers typically earn between $0.05 and $0.10 per minute-watched. This means that if your students watched 10K minutes of your class in the first month, you’d earn between $500 and $1,000. That would be just 10 minutes of watch time per student if you have 1,000 students watching your class. A lot of teachers can pay their rent with earnings from a single class.

Note: Skillshare’s most up-to-date information on how teacher payments work can be found in the Teacher Handbook.

2. Build A Channel

Fall short of 500 students with your first class? Don’t worry. Skillshare is designed for teaching bite-sized classes on a regular basis, and rewards you for it. Because your followers get notified every time you publish a class, engaging students gets easier every time. Plus, there’s the snowball effect — get a boost in minutes watched in your old classes as new students discover you.

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3. Sit Back and Relax

Because you earn money for every minute watched in your classes, forever, you make money even in the months you don’t publish a class. 40% of teachers who made over $1000 last month didn’t publish a new class. They just continued to engage students in older classes! Passive income for months and months. Learn More

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Nicole Kamra

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