Since I left my job in Corporate Australia, I have been concentrating on giving saxophone lessons.
These have been with private one-on-one students of all ages. I’ve been helping mostly beginners, but there have been a couple of surprisingly talented students recently that have come out of the woodwork.
I have been enjoying these saxophone lessons immensely.
I started teaching saxophone again after a break of many years about 6 months before my recent redundancy. I could see that there was a retrenchment storm approaching, so I tried to get organised before it happened, “just in case”. Fortunately I did.
Combining my love of music – saxophone in particular – with my IT skills has also been very rewarding for me personally. Learning about Amazon S3 cloud hosting, plus multiple WordPress themes and plugins (Divi by Elegant Themes is amazing !), email auto responders, membership portals, payment gateways, traffic and lead generation, and online marketing has certainly kept me busy – not to mention has added multiple IT strings to my bow.
I have been working very hard on my website – https://HowToPlayTheSax.com .
And to be honest, I’m quite pleased with and proud of the result, even if I do say so myself.
I’ve got many blog posts scheduled and ready to go automatically. Even if I do not touch it for a month or two, posts and articles will continue to automatically publish.
Inside the members area I currently have approximately 40 video saxophone lessons that I have recorded. And there are many more planned and scheduled in my content creation calendar.
I have basically pretended that the video camera is a real live student – I show the student/camera how and what and where and why for the individual saxophone lesson at that moment in time.
I have created several MP3 backing tracks – using Garage Band – to enhance some of the lessons. “Mary Had A Funky Lamb” is a personal favourite….
Also, using the wonders of modern technology, included in the members area of my How To Play The Sax website are multiple PDF documents – fingering charts, notes for the various songs and scales. These make it easier for the beginner saxophonist to see what is going on in a written format, as well as hearing / watching the videos.
The point I am trying to make here is that creating an online course, or two or more, is actually not that difficult.
A modern smart phone is potentially all the equipment that you need. Perhaps adding a Rode Smartlav Plus lapel microphone is also a good idea.
I happen to know a lot about saxophones and how to play them – hence the whole saxophone lessons website concept that I am creating and adding to on a daily basis.
What knowledge or skill do you have that you could package up and sell as a side hustle ? Or even as a full time self employment concept ?
P.S. If you would like simple step by step instructions to help you learn how to play the sax, all neatly organised in the one convenient location, all provided by an experienced saxophone teacher who can help you to play the music that YOU want to play quickly and easily, then check out my saxophone lessons membership options. Get started on your saxophone journey today !YES – I want to Have Fun, Play Sax, Be Awesome and Repeat !