So my husband just did it.
After years of coaching and consulting for small business owners, bloggers and online entrepreneurs, he decided to put up his first course in Outschool called:
If you're not familiar with Outschool, Outschool is a learning platform for children up to the age of 18, where they are offered a variety of courses in any almost any topics under the sun! I would say that many of the kids on Outschool are homeschoolers like ourselves but any child can take a course in Outschool, just depends on the time and availability of the classes.
It's actually incredible, if you do a search for Outschool you will see how popular this online teaching platform has become, especially during Covid.
If you have been following our story, you know we have are big on teaching our children online marketing and what has made it possible for us to both work from home full time for the last 16+ years (we built our online business while we were still in University and because our business had grown so much, we have never had a “traditional” job outside of the house.
So during quarantine this past year, Jack, our eldest started his own blog.
As he is such an avid soccer fan and plays elite-level soccer, he had an idea for a soccer blog he wanted to pursue, told us about it and so we started teaching him the steps to create and write a successful blog.
We thought that learning to blog would serve several purposes.
First, we thought that learning to blog is definitely a life skill that children will need to learn.
Second, blogging we thought blogging would help him with his writing, help him research ideas, and help formulate his thoughts.
Here is picture of Jack working on his blog ?
Little did we know that in a few months his blogging passion would have led him to interview more than 20+ professional players, being interviewed by National publications on his soccer reporting (he was in the press rooms after matches asking questions of the coaches and players) and being nominated for an award for his reporting – it's certainly been a whirlwind!
That said, Andrew and I have had so much fun teaching him how to blog, and it's certainly been a different experience teaching kids to blog versus consulting/teaching small business owners and adults, one that we've enjoyed quite a bit that we decided to the course selection to other kids who wanted to blog on Outschool.
So if you're reading this, and your child is interested in blogging, Andrew is currently offering a one time class for kids who are interested in learning how to start a blog, even if they have no experience and are beginning from scratch.
He will be covering why and how to start a blog, the formula for finding that perfect niche and will be sharing some amazing free resources to get your child writing, researching and exploring their passions!
What I love about blogging is that it is such a beautiful way for your child to express their inner passions and thoughts. It gives them a voice to provide feedback and value to the world that they live in and is a great way for them to explore new ideas and their own thoughts about them.
Do your kids blog?
Tell me what they blog about and feel free to drop their links in the comments section, my boys are always looking to connect with other kids bloggers!