What: Skills Co connects people who want to create online how-to videos with students willing to pay to learn a skill, but its app works only with Apple products.

Expected pay: you set your rate

Husl$core: $$$

Commissions & fees: 10%

Where: Nationwide

Requirements: Be over age 18 or over age 13, with parental permission. Warrant that you have the required qualifications, credentials, education, training, knowledge, and skills, to offer and present the offered course. An iPhone or other recent-model IOS device.

Review:

Skills Co. is one of several sites that help people make money by teaching online classes. Unlike Thinkific or Teachable, where teachers set the price for their classes, SkillsCo. appears to restrict the class prices to either $10, $25, $50 or $100. Each class can be made up of up to 50 videos. Also unlike these other teaching platforms, which allow classes to be viewed on most computers, phones and tablets, SkillsCo. works only with Apple devices.

The main concern we have about this app is that it reserves the right to issue “SkillsCo Course Credits,” which creators are bound to accept as payment. Far more established competitor, Udemy does the same and gets plenty of complaints about the practice. SkillsCo is too new to generate the same volume of complaints, but we would imagine this sort of complaint will surface if and when the site decides to market itself widely with cut-rate deals. It does not appear that SkillsCo does much to market your class either. So there’s less to recommend it. 

If you want to create an online class, we believe the best platforms are Thinkific and Teachable. However, there is nothing prohibiting creators from offering classes on all of the available platforms, including Udemy and SkillsCo. Indeed, if you offer cheaper classes at Udemy and SkillsCo, you can use them to market your premium classes hosted elsewhere.

 

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