“Teach Your Expertise” by Alina Vincent
Online classes have been around for as long as we’ve had mobile internet devices, but after the covid-19 the lockdown in 2020, it became more popular. Thanks to the benefits people got from it, we can boldly say online classes are here to stay. So how can you get involved and grow your business with it? The answers are in Alina Vincent’s “teach your expertise”.
A website can boost your business but it is no longer enough. The world is evolving, so now you also need active social media pages where you can interact with customers, secure their loyalty, boost your sales, and help your brand to have a good relationship with your subscribers. But what if you could take things a step further? What if you could teach people your talent or that craft you have mastered so well?
In this book, Alina Vincent shows that you can actually use online classes to upgrade your business, make more money, and become more respected in your field as a teacher.
Follow real life examples
Indeed, there is a lot of information on the internet about online classes, but they won’t help you the way real life stories will. Just like watching someone do something will help you to learn it faster than merely reading about it, you need to know what successful people did with online classes to aid their business.
When you meet up with people who have made the best out of their talents through online training, you will be able to relate with their stories and use their experience to help yourself. No matter your gender, age, race or type of business, there is someone out there whose success story can connect with your situation and help you make it big as an online trainer.
In “teach your experience”; there are more than 20 real life stories about how people struggled with real life issues while building their online coaching platforms that later became successful.
You need to be persistent
If it was so easy to make a lot of money through online classes, everyone would be doing it, but just like anything worthwhile, starting and making it as an online coach is not easy, so you need to be persistent.
No matter how good you are at what you want to teach people , you should remember that the skill is not enough. You also need to prepare yourself for the different reactions you will get from people when you start this journey. Not all of them will be good and not all will be bad, what you should do is to focus on the good ones and don’t allow the bad ones distract you.
If you are doing this for money, fame, charity, awareness, or any other reason, write it somewhere and keep reminding yourself that you must focus on that reason when things get tough for you as an online coach.
Stay true to yourself, no matter what
As you start to teach your experience and talents through online classes, there will be times when you may get tempted to do something you did not set out to do, just because of a trend or an unexpected reaction to your methods. At such times, you really need to stay true to yourself and trust your skills. If you are easily deterred by trends, you will find it hard to focus on one method and this will affect your online classes negatively.
Most times, people can’t stay true to themselves due to a lack of confidence. To avoid this, you should look back at your life and examine all the things you have accomplished; this will make you feel great about yourself. Don’t underestimate your achievements, you have the talents and also put in the work to get to where you are, so you can teach other people to do the same thing you have mastered. As an authority, you must stay true to yourself to make it in online coaching or tutoring business.
No matter how much you have mastered your craft, online classes will come with its own unique challenges and you have to handle them quickly because students look up to you.
From this book, we can see that about 20 women who successfully impacted their skills on others through online classes experienced various challenges, but they faced these challenges head-on and in no time, the challenges became history.
You should prepare for stumbling blocks that may demoralize you. This is not pessimism, but wisdom. If you prepare, they won’t come as a surprise, and when setbacks don’t come as a surprise, it will be easier for you to recover fast!