Before applying, check out this Teacher Help Center article, which will guide you through the application process.
Why Teach on Skillshare?
When you help others along their creative journey, it’s rewarding in more ways than one.
By teaching on Skillshare, you can grow your online following, give back, and earn money. Top earning teachers make $100,000+ each year. Skillshare teachers are real working creatives and experts eager to share their expertise. If you’re an experienced creative pro with tips, techniques and skills to demonstrate, we offer an extensive suite of resources and responsive support to help you create classes that inspire.
"Teaching on Skillshare gives me the financial flexibility to take on only the work I’m most passionate about."
Build Your Community
"Itʼs been so rewarding to be a part of this supportive community while strengthening my personal voice and freelance practice along the way."
"Thereʼs nothing better than seeing my passion for a subject spark creativity in others."
Teaching on Skillshare helped Mary Kate see her work in a whole new way, and inspire members all over the world.
Meet Mary Kate McDevitt, Hand Lettering Artist & Skillshare Teacher
How Teaching Works
Apply to Teach
Start an account and submit your application. We will notify you once you're approved, typically within 2 weeks.
Create Your First Class
Film your Skillshare class and publish it with our easy class upload tool. We provide help every step of the way.
You’ll be paid monthly for every member who watches your classes, forever. Top earning teachers make $100,000+ a year.
Our new teacher programs are designed to help new teachers create their first class and successfully launch their teaching journey on Skillshare with feedback and support from our team and community. You'll be invited into one of the programs once you are approved to teach.
Who can teach on Skillshare?
Skillshare teachers are working professionals, experts, and subject matter enthusiasts. Once you've applied and are approved to teach, you can publish a class at any time as long as it meets our Class Guidelines. There is no cost to publishing a class.
What topics can I teach?
Skillshare is an online learning community for classes within creativity, the arts, design, freelance, lifestyle, and productivity. There is a lot of room for unique and specific skills and expression, but some topics are off-limits on Skillshare. For more guidance, please see our Teacher Help Center.
Do you offer any resources for teachers?
Yes! We offer resources like our Teacher Help Center and a class all about how to plan, produce and promote an engaging Skillshare class. We also provide hands-on support through our teacher programs, and are available for any questions at email@example.com.
How do I publish a class?
Once you've applied and are approved to teach, you can publish your class at any time through our class upload tool. All new classes are reviewed by the Skillshare team to ensure they meet our guidelines.
What's included in a Skillshare class?
Skillshare classes include a combination of video lessons and a class project. All classes are pre-recorded and average 30-40 minutes in total length. The class project is a short assignment that helps members put their new skills into action.
Why do Skillshare classes have projects?
At Skillshare, we believe in learning by doing. That’s why every Skillshare class has a hands-on project. Class projects ask students to use the skills they’ve learned to create something new that can be shared in a project gallery or on social media. Classes without project instructions will not be approved.
How can I earn money?
You'll earn money through monthly royalties based on the amount of minutes watched in your classes plus a referral bonus for every student you refer to Skillshare. Learn more by reviewing our Revenue & Payments section of our Teacher Help Center.
Do I need to promote my classes?
Skillshare operates on a membership model, so your class will have a built-in audience from the start. We also have tons of tips to help you promote your class to your own community to help you maximize your success.