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June 25

The BBC article Creating an online course 'changed my life' by Susie Bearne explains how independent professionals can benefit from creating online courses. It opens with the story of Lucy Gough, a London-based interior stylist, who pivoted her business during the coronavirus crisis to create a successful online interior styling course available worldwide through Thinkific. “Thanks to the pandemic, e-learning platforms are experiencing an unprecedented demand,” writes the author, also pointing out some risks from hard-to-cancel course trials to scam websites. However, it ends on a bright note mentioning another brilliant professional. Vienna-based Leila Gharani has been selling her top-rated Excel courses through Udemy since 2016 with 6-figure earnings and added 10,400 new bookings in April only. While creating an online course as an asset may be a nice side income for most freelancers, in some cases it can obviously be a game-changer turning their business into a global one.

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