There are two major trends at the moment that are quietly gaining steam: making “passive” income online and virtual learning. While they may not be the hippest two markets (take a look at anything photo app related if you’re interested in that), they both deserve our attention.
One company that is aiming to take advantage of both trends is BrainCert, a personalized e-learning site. They’ve been around for 13 years, but their commitment to changing with the times and switching it up when needed earns them a spot on KillerStartups.
If you want to make some money with your skills…
BrainCert allows instructors to create courses and upload tests easily and quickly. Once that’s done, the platform integrates with PayPal and Stripe, allowing you to profit from the information you’ve provided. BrainCert is generous with that, too, giving you 90% of the sales revenue from whatever you sell.
If you’re interested in actually teaching courses rather than just selling them, BrainCert offers you the option of running either live or recorded classes that include a virtual whiteboard, polls and surveys, screen share, instant messaging, audio communication, and something they call BreakOut Rooms that allow your students to head off into subgroups to collaborate.
Basically, they’re providing you with the closest thing you can find to an IRL classroom, online. Bonus: It’s all securely hosted in the cloud, via their servers, which cuts a massive amount of hassle out of the process for you.
And if you’re looking to learn…
Whether you’re interested in advancing in your career, learning a new skill, or following your passion, BrainCert offers you a wide range of options. You can choose from specific tests, full-on courses, or specific tutorials. The best part is, of course, that you can choose to learn on your own schedule, unlike brick and mortar schools that force you to comply with their timetable.
How much is it?
For people looking to teach, BrainCert offers a range of plans, from the Starter option (free) to Enterprise ($98.95 monthly). Depending on how much you plan on teaching, there’s definitely an option in there somewhere.
Oh, and they also offer a risk-free 60-day trial, so you can take it for a test drive before buying.
As for the learners, each offering from BrainCert has its own price but they’re all super reasonable; in fact, a bunch of them are free. Basically, you have no excuse to not go expand your brain.
BrainCert offers a huge range of courses, tutorials, and tests for people who want to keep learning. For those of you who are instructors already or even just thought leaders in your field, BrianCert offers a way for you to add to your income easily, quickly, and securely.