John Purcell spent 14 years as a software developer and contractor for over 14 years. After working for a bunch of companies, including Proquest and AT&T, he decided to work full-time as a private software trainer. This led him to Udemy, a platform where anyone can upload and sell video courses.
In his first year and a half he made $80,000. His courses on Java and C++ are among the most popular courses on the site, with nearly half a million students. His course “Java Tutorial for Complete Beginners” has over 350,000 students from around the world. John has taken his experience and now teaches others how to make a living creating tutorial videos. Whether the topic is English, computer programing, the humanities, or a highly specialized technical skill, he shows that creating your own online business is easier than you think.
Resources Mentioned in this Episode
Blue Microphones Yeti USB Microphone
John’s blog post about when he realized online teaching was for real
Jaaxy.com – World’s “most advanced” keyword planner
In episode 010, you’ll hear
- Why teaching online is a realistic part-time job for any university instructor
- How to create and upload your first Udemy cours
- How to create full-time income with online teaching
- The resources that John recommends to create high-quality video content without spending too much money