If you teach, and are considering teaching online -- something that I think many of us are considering as traveling to teach gets more expensive, time-consuming and difficult -- then take a look at Ruzuku.com. I've been working with the company, after first taking a trial run as a student thanks to the generosity of mixed media and drawing teacher Jane LaFazio
As you can see from my sign in page below, I also am taking advantage of the free tutorial courses that are offered on the site. In general, I've found the support of the development team to be fast, friendly and helpful. There is a 14-day free enrollment that can help you decide if you want to jump in on the site. I am not an affiliate or have any financial gain from this endorsement, it's just that I have liked working on the site so much I wanted to tell those who are trying to figure out how to teach online without having to take on the whole "back-end" of enrollment, payment, templates, etc. on your own.
While the initial sticker shock was a bit for me to wrap around, the site does give you options as you develop courses and as you increase your enrollment, so that the price ramps up as the income (in theory) does! I now have more than 40 enrollees and am on the Bootstrapped monthly plan -- probably will go for the Bootstrapper Plus annual plan soon, as that will actually save me money in the long run and allow for twice the number of participants. Since I don't include webinars yet, the more expensive option is not that attractive -- but who knows, that may be the next learning step for me!
I did discover that just jumping in worked for me. I have been fiddling around with ideas for teaching my Art on the iPad course for about a year and a half, and never got it off the ground. This time, I outlined the course, wrote two weeks of lessons and launched it, writing the weekly lessons and staying one jump ahead of my BETA test group -- a hardy and (I think) happy group that got a good discount in return for helping me fine-tune, correct, figure it out and get it going.
That tactic worked for me, I'm preparing revisions now, and I have some great testimonials from those who have taken the Beta version of Art on the iPad.
If you've got questions, leave them in the comments section or email me directly -- I'll answer as soon as I can!