I’ve been increasing my income on Outschool! Need help listing a class on Outschool? Don’t know where to start? Follow me, step-by-step as I help you list a class on Outschool and increase your income–one session at a time.
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Step one to listing a class on outschool
Step one for listing a class on Outschool is choosing your class type. There are four Outschool class types: Ongoing, Flexible, Multi-Day, and One-Time classes.
Ongoing classes at Outschool are the most popular class type, and the class type I’ve chosen to teach. Students have the flexibility to leave or miss certain classes based on skill level, time availability, or changing schedules. These classes don’t have an ending date, they are continuous.
You may want to prerecord classes on Outschool. Flexible classes enable you to prerecord your classes and then follow up through live chat. Instructors don’t have to show up live on zoom, but instructors do need to specify a time to be live to chat with students in the classroom.
Multi-Day classes at Outschool are like Ongoing classes only with an ending date. Decide on how often you would like to meet and how many weeks the class will last. For example, you could teach a class once a week for four weeks, two classes a week for two weeks, or three times a week for one week. The number of classes and weeks is up to you.
Teaching a One-time class gives students and teachers a feel for your teaching style and expertise. There may be a topic or skill that you would like to cover with just one lesson and choosing this class type would work best. Outschool requires new teachers to teach one live session or at least a One-time class in order to offer a flexible class or tutoring.
Outschool has standards for class listings and they vary based on the class type you choose. So be sure to check these out when listing your class. Class approval comes by following Outschool’s class standards. They make the standards readily available because they want to make sure your class gets approved.
Step 2 for listing a class on outschool
Fill out the basic information:
Title: Choose a catchy title that will pique parent’s and student’s interest.
Summary: This should be a specific, clear, and simple sentence-long description of your class. Brainstorm words parents would use to search for your class, these will be your “keywords.” Use those keywords in your summary and your class will pop up when parents search those keyword terms.
When you use the right keywords in your summary, it helps your class be “found” by parents looking for a class like the one you are offering.
Description: A well-written class description gets bookings! Don’t rush your description writing. Write a detailed class description. Your description sets the expectations for the class. Use the details that parents will want to know about your class before they book. Include the topics you will cover, the timeline you will follow, your teaching style, class structure, and materials.
Age range: Outschool allows a maximum of five-year age range. Choose a range that is appropriate to the subject or skill you are teaching. As the instructor, you want your students to feel successful so using the correct age range will ensure success and future bookings.
Amount of students: This is completely up to you, within the limits Outschool gives you! Starting out, I chose to cap my classes at 9 students. As my enrollment and experience on the platform grow, I may increase my class numbers. It’s ok to start small because you can always increase your amount of students.
Outschool prefers you keep your classes small. Here are the limits they give. Ages 6 and under have a maximum of 6 students. 6-12 years old maximum of 9 students and 12 and up is capped at 12 learners.
Add an image: Choose an eye-catching image to stop the scroll and get parents to click on your class. I use deposit photos for my images. When you use a royalty-free/copyright-free image you don’t have to worry about copyright infringement. Start by clicking here to get your free photos on deposit photos.
Step 3 for listing a class on outschool
Step 3 for listing a class on Outschool is to submit the class for review. Although you may feel defeated don’t let it get you down. It’s normal to have to revise your class a few times, and especially when you are first starting out.
When you submit a class on Outschool it may take 1-3 business days to be reviewed. Although you may be wanting to start your Outschool career immediately, this part takes patience, and determination to keep going to make revisions and submit again.
If this is your first class, you are only able to submit one class for review. You may submit as many classes for publication as you would like after your first submission has been approved.
The process for making revisions
Although your submission may have been sent back, there are updates you may make to improve your revision submission. Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve used when making revisions to my returned submissions.
- You might have to add dates to your ongoing classes. Recently Outschool has made changes with the way you submit an Ongoing class type. You need to include the week, date, and theme or topic of the class. Click here to read a detailed explanation of this.
- Be crystal clear in your description. In other words, take out the fluff and give them the need to know details about our class.
- Update your profile if your profile doesn’t have enough information about your background in the topic you’re requesting to list.
- Change the class type. The class type you chose may not be ideal according to Outschool’s standards. Certainly, take some time to reflect on what you want your class to look and feel like and change the class type accordingly.
Up next: Peak times to teach at outschool
Once you list your class you’ll have to create class sections. Pick your class times strategically. But be open-minded about the fact that you can also get booked at off-peak times. Read all about it here!
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