What Is Skillshare.com?
Skillshare is another one of those DIY types of sites where you bring your skills to the table and teach others what you know. The platform is an online learning classroom that basically allows you to offer online training to people for a set price. The basic price is $15.00 per month which really isn’t too much and would probably fit anyone’s budget.
But what do you get for your $15.00 per month?
You get access to 23,000 classrooms to choose from. For the purpose of this blog I wanted to find out if Skillshare had a class on learning affiliate marketing. What I found on first look was a class which was only about 30 minutes which taught “How to be an affiliate marketer with no website.” Interesting. I think I have an idea of what that is. I would suspect that you would learn how to send out links in tweets and small posts on social media. In other words, spam a bunch of people. Not for me, but that doesn’t mean Skillshare isn’t a good choice for affiliate marketers.
Why? Because I did see a few promising classes on affiliate marketing that help with traffic and building websites. And that’s a good thing especially for newbies who don’t want to pay a lot of money for ongoing training.
Skillshare also has another benefit for users. If you are an affiliate marketer, you can simply create your own training video and put it on the site and wait for the money to come in. I know that sounds pretty sketchy but if you can create an awesome training series on content creation, ads, keyword research, hosting and domain research, I know this could be a winner. But from what I saw it looked like most of the classes were relatively short and just had someone talking on video. If you can beat that then I think it’s a possibility to actually earn some money for yourself.
Why Do I Like Skillshare?
Simple. It has a decent reputation and thousands of entrepreneurs selling their skills in online classes. As an entrepreneur this is great thing. You can sign up for free and build your own business.
You can also promote Skillshare.com and earn a couple free months membership for each sign up. Plus new members get a free month off the bat.
Is Skillshare worth the effort?
I guess that depends on what you’re looking to do. If you don’t mind making videos and have something you can teach than I don’t see how it can be a waste of time. And if you are looking to learn all about affiliate marketing they do have some decent basic classes to choose from. Either way I think anyone can benefit and the only thing you’re giving up is your time to check this platform out.
Make A Plan And Stick It Out With Skillshare
Ok, I will lay this out here. I am not a member of Skillshare.com. I have learned affiliate marketing on my own through Wealthy Affiliate and it’s done me well for three years now. I learned while I built my website on one platform. It has everything. The site builder, the hosting, the domain and keyword tool and much more.
But Skillshare.com has something Wealthy Affiliate doesn’t have. 23,000 different classrooms to learn from in different niches all for $15.00 per month and that’s a pretty good deal. Plus it had about 20 different classes that teach different aspects of affiliate marketing.
My thinking is if something isn’t broke, don’t fix it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning. And that’s what I like about Skillshare.com. The possiblitilities of learning are virtually endless.
I have learned something in my three years as an affiliate marketer. And that is, quitters never win. It doesn’t matter if you have the best learning tools, if you don’t apply yourself you will never succeed. That goes with anything in life. If you quit, you quit on yourself.
Many people think affiliate marketing is some kind of scheme or a waste of time or worse. Some people think the same about the military. It’s not worth it. But I can tell you as a Marine veteran it was worth it just because I finished it. The same applies when I spent four years in electrical school. At times it felt like a waste of time but the end result was more skills and more money. You can apply that to anything in life.
Where Is Your Life Going?
If you’re on the fence on what the heck you’re doing with your life and have some skills you could teach to some people that definitely check out Skillshare.com. I mean it can’t hurt to at least see what it’s all about. And if you don’t have skills or want to learn something new than check it out to see what you can find. It doesn’t cost anything to check out. It does give you two months free but once you sign up then you have to put in you C.C. number and it will be billed a yearly bill of $99.00. Still that’s not bad since you are learning something new or you can always teach what you know and get paid to do it.
As far as affiliate marketing is concerned. Skillshare.com does have some decent short classes but I don’t know how good they are. Affiliate marketing is an ongoing industry that’s always evolving and while you can learn through Skillshare.com I would consider checking out WEALTHY AFFILIATE to learn from the best of the best.
I started with Wealthy Affiliate just about three years ago and I am still building my website but it’s making money right now for me and I don’t think I will be going anywhere soon. It’s training and support as well as site building tools are second to none. Skillshare does have some things that I like so don’t get me wrong. I just don’t think it has an indepth affiliate marketing training system that will lead to long term success.
I hope this blog gave you some basic knowledge of what Skillshare is and how it works. It’s not a get rich scheme, it’s a way for people to teach others or to learn. Simple yet effective and that’s why it’s been around a while. Ok,that’s it for today.
Have questions about Skillshare.com or Wealthy Affiliate? Leave me a comment below.
Here’s to your success.