Software developers play a crucial role in business success and occupy a mandatory place in modern companies.
If we talk about wages, statistics show that they are often above average. However, an equally important aspect is the relevance of the profession.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), software developers, testers, and quality assurance analysts are expected to see employment growth of 22% from 2020 to 2030. This indicator is much higher than, for example, the average national growth forecast for all professions because it is only 8%.
The question is, where will so many new specialists in this field come from?
If you are a software developer, you can solve this problem. Some may think I am not a teacher but a developer. Yes, but there is little way from one to the other.
Why is creating online courses profitable?
Creating online courses has many advantages, and here are some of them.
Less competition. The trend of creating software developer training courses is just starting to gain momentum, so now is the best time to start.
High income. If you create a quality product and promote it properly, there will be outstanding requests. And you can set a high price for a product in demand.
Making efforts only at the beginning. When you just start creating courses, you will have to make a lot of effort because everything is done from 0. But in the long-term perspective, after the material is recorded, the team is assembled, and everyone fulfills their duties, it will only be necessary to work a little.
You make others professional. Development companies, for example, MLSDev – software development company, conduct a severe selection of employees. Creating a practical course will give other people the qualifications and a fantastic job.
How to create an online course?
Analyze the competitors’ market. It is essential to know which online products, in our case software development, are already on the market. This activity will help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of others, the topics they talk about the most or the least, the style of presenting the material, and draw conclusions for yourself.
Create a team. If you decide to create a powerful online course, you can only do it with others. Involve your colleagues with whom you could share the material on the course, consult, and, if necessary, ask for help. A copywriter and marketer will be fine too.
Consider the form of information submission. Determine how the interaction between you and your students will take place. Lessons can be presented in video and text format. It is also worth creating a separate chat in some apps.
Effective advertising. It is vital to find your audience; in this case, advertising is the best assistant. It is better to involve specialists in this field. They will be able to promote your product in the best possible way.
Author’s bio: Anastasiia Lastovetska is a technology writer at MLSDev, a software development company that builds web & mobile app solutions from scratch. She researches the area of technology to create great content about app development, UX/UI design, tech & business consulting.