What is a Teacherpreneur? Teacherpreneurs are teachers, tutors or educators who lever their skills and expertise to create and sell products through innovative ideas within the commercial marketplace much like entrepreneurs. Often Teacherpreneurs will use technology, digital resources and the online landscape to test, create, share and sell their products and services.
Who can become a Teacherpreneur
Anyone can become a teacherpreneur as long as you have a specific knowledge about your given topic. You don’t have to necessarily be an academic teacher or tutor. Teacherpreneurs come from all areas of life and this diversity enriches the world of education and knowledge in a number of different ways.
What skills do you need to have to be a Teacherpreneur?
Teacherpreneurs often share a variety of different skills that may fall into some or all of the following skill sets:
- Good learners
The majority of people that become Teacherpreneurs share one common quality – they want to help people or a group of people that share a common interest to benefit from their heightened knowledge.
This heightened knowledge can be conveyed through a number of multiple products and services which Teacherpreneurs create to help solve common issues or problems or simply to make a process or function of understanding better than it currently is.
For example, some Teacherpreneurs create specific courses and programs to help learners better understand and navigate troublesome or known, problem areas.
Some Teacherpreneurs collaborate with brands to improve awareness of specific products and services almost like influencers.
Others work in circles of national and local Governments to improve educational legislation and policies.
However there is sufficient evidence to suggest that there is an increase in Teacherpreneurs simply creating their own digital products and services and taking them straight to the consumer via the multiple options of online marketplaces that we have access to today.
This last option is often the most favourable option for many Teacherpreneurs for the following reasons:
- There is more opportunity for growth.
- There is more autonomy.
- There is more financial gain.
- Teacherpreneurs get paid their worth.
- They are their own boss – choosing their own schedule.