Freelancer: how to start sharing your knowledge (and earn extra income with it)

Nowadays, there are several learning tools that, as a freelancer, can help you turn your knowledge into a resource to earn extra income. Discover how with Apprendo

Freelancer: how to start sharing your knowledge (and earn extra income with it). Bruce mars on Unsplash

Work as we knew it is changing. Companies are perceiving more value in other ways of adding talent to their operations. In fact, 9 out of 10 businesses see having a mix model between full time employees and freelance workers as a competitive edge in the future, according to a Harvard Business School analysis.

This means that being a freelancer does not longer conflict with your “day job” and that there are now more spaces where you can tap into your talent. Not only as “on request gigs”, but also as a resource to obtain an extra income sharing your knowledge.

Online Remote work was not the only model that boomed during the pandemic. Online learning also did and is gaining popularity beyond traditional education.

Considering companies require to adapt their teams and carry on with their training for the new needed skills, chances for freelancers are not just limited to fulfilling a vacant role or providing additional assistance, they can also be contractors to share knowledge and build skills faster.

This need to prepare in a more agile way is in the mind of employees too. A Cornerstone global survey revealed that just when the pandemic started, 61% of company’s workers said that they didn’t have enough time to learn new skills and that their main obstacles were that they didn’t have the money or that they didn’t know how or what to learn.

Chances for freelancers are not just limited to fulfilling a vacant role or providing additional assistance, they can also be contractors to share knowledge and build skills faster. Glenn Carstens-Peters, Unsplash.

Here is where the opportunity for freelancers arises.

By being professional with field experience, but also with flexibility and specific skills, they can share fresh knowledge and this, as well, is a great advantage for them since they have an additional source of income.

For example, a freelancer that works as a marketing consultant can provide mentoring to personnel and executives through training webinars.

translator has the option to add to its services english classes to upper management without having to work directly with a Languages institution or school.

designer could offer courses to improve executive decks or presentations, while a full time proofreader can teach Writing for professionals from other industries (sales, business development, etcetera).

How to begin then?

Digital videoconference platforms have become popular, but they also imply a challenge to open up your offer: how to guarantee your information is safe? How to share it in a professional and useful way? And, above all, how to handle payments in a reliable and safe way?

Luckily, there are other solutions that integrate advanced tools to offer professional level courses without having to learn how to code.

For example, in platforms like Apprendo you can create a whole ecosystem where your future customers can check your courses catalogue, buy one and follow up their progress.

In order to guide you, we prepared this step by step video to turn your PDF and PowerPoint presentations into an online course.

Start sharing your knowledge and seize your skills and talent with online courses

Discover all the possibilities that Apprendo offers you as a freelancer that looks forward to sharing knowledge and generating a new additional source of income. Create your own platform to teach online courses.


Author: Alexandra Ortiz