For many of us, it's that time of year again where we need to put the heating on at work and at home to keep warm. It is after all November so we have to expect fuel bills to rise.
A flick of a switch and a few minutes later the chill is off the room. We can work, we can play, we can eat, we can wash and we can sleep in the comfort of central heating and warm homes. If we're fortunate enough to have heating and a roof over our heads that is.
But of course, central heating is not always on hand. A few years ago Mark and I spent some time in south-west France. We rented a house (converted barn) on the edge of the Midi-Pyrenees. There was no central heating and the only way to keep warm during the winter months was from small electric wall heaters and a log fire.
This meant for Mark, organising the firewood became a top priority, and as anyone that has ever had to take on this task knows, it has its hidden benefits.
As the saying goes...
Chop your own wood and...
I frequently get asked what other knowledge type products can people with fashion experience make money from online?
It seems that not everyone wants to create an online course just yet but they DO want to monetise their expertise one way or another.
They can see the potential for selling their fashion expertise and knowledge within products. Whilst they work in fashion during the day, their online products can be sold 24/7. That's a bit of a no-brainer.
Back to that question then.
What knowledge type products can people with fashion experience make money from online?
Let's take a look and explore the potential as there's more than you'd think.
First, you have the key ones such as:
It is not the strongest that survives,
nor the most intelligent, but the one
most responsive to change.
This post is essentially about one man's view why fashion design cannot be taught online and one woman's view why it can! Don't miss this one.
I recently had an exchange of comments on LinkedIn by someone describing themselves as a 'Creative Catalyst' who vehemently held a belief that there was no place for teaching fashion design online.
His view was that it is impossible to teach fashion design online and that anyone or any organisation that was adopting this approach was ripping off gullible students clamoring to become successful.
His view was in my mind narrow, misinformed, and outdated. Truly part of a limited mindset.
I do agree that there are aspects of design that require time in a studio. Mixing with tutors, and fellow students to benefit from the creative process involved and to practice a skill brings its own...
"Easy peasy lemon squeezy is an elaboration on easy-peasy, meaning“ extremely easy or simple.”
We've made it remarkably easy to get your first online fashion course online and selling. We have a complete done for you publishing and hosting service. It means all you have to do is take care of the course content itself so that your students achieve their desired results.
Creating online courses has become big business with a global explosion across thousands of topics. But normally when you choose a hosting partner to host your content or a platform where you'll manage everything about your courses yourself, there's always a steep learning curve to get your courses published and online for sale.
After all, these are software services letting you manage your assets or courses online so technology is involved and for those unfamiliar with the process, it can be daunting.
As much as the providers try to make their platforms as user-friendly as...
If you've been following us for some time you'll know by now that the work we do at We Teach Fashion is primarily focussed on helping you learn how to create and sell online courses. The objective being...for you to generate a second income from your expertise.
But your expertise can also be made to work for you in other ways too that doesn't require you to learn about course creation.
One way is to coach. It's one of the most effective and efficient ways to create an additional revenue stream with very little upfront costs.
You can offer more expensive private 1-on-1 coaching, small group, or as many people as you feel comfortable with supporting. And the technology of Internet chat, webinars, Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts etc makes coaching online simple and effective.
There will always be a percentage of people that want something more than an online course or book to teach them about certain aspects in your...
Have you ever been attacked by a mosquito at night?
Don't you just hate the buzz they make? So annoying when you are trying to get to sleep and the little creatures tease you with their high pitch buzzing as if to say "no you don't"!
There are a few myths about the mosquitoes you hear buzzing near your ears. Some people say that mosquitoes which buzz, don't bite. That's true because as long as they're buzzing, they're flying, so they won't bite you. But as soon as they land, look out. The silence means they could be feeding off of you!
One of the drivers for creating We Teach Fashion and our sister site The Fashion Student Hub, is to change the shape of fashion education. We want to see a more relevant, accessible, egalitarian educational offer.
But you might be thinking, what difference can a small platform like ours make? Are we too small?
If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito. ...