This question is for all the entrepreneurs: WHY are you doing it?
.
Here are the top 4 answers for me AND for most of the online teaching biz builders I work with.
.
1️⃣ MONEY 💲
.
To begin with, earning money should be one of the reasons to build an online teaching business.
.
I know it’s not the loftiest but it’s a good reason for starting any business. I know that I like earning money with my classes.
.
BUT: why earn money in this way? Why not with a 9-to-5 job? Why this way?
.
2️⃣ FREEDOM AND/OR CONSTRAINTS 🦋
.
By “constraints” I mean that perhaps because of health or family demands, you can’t commute or spend hours away from home or in certain activities. So working for yourself makes sense.
.
Or maybe you just want the freedom of having more control over how you live your daily life.
.
Does that sound like you?
.
3️⃣ MAKING AN IMPACT {WITH RIPPLES} 🌊
.
Another biggie that most course builders I know have as a WHY is this one: the ability to make an impact.
.
When you’ve got a talent, a well-honed skill, knowledge, even a system that you know can help others, you want to share it.
.
If you can give others the ability to be creative, to conquer a problem, to live healthier, to reduce stress–you will find yourself moved to do just this.
.
And in many instances the skills your students master will have RIPPLES…By that I mean that others in addition to your student will benefit.
.
When your student learns to cope with stress, those around him will benefit. When you student learns a skill that gives them new opportunities, again, those around her will benefit: impact with ripples.
.
4️⃣ VENUE FOR SELF-EXPRESSION 🎙️💃
.
There’s one more reason I like teaching online that isn’t about freedom or money.
.
My online teaching business is my venue for expression. It’s a place where I create and have success and help others. It’s a force for good that I control.
.
*️⃣ AND NOW: WHAT’S YOUR WHY?
.
I’d love to know.