Most people don’t know-how knowledge of gardening can be useful and profitable. Let’s get a clear idea that how to earn money by becoming an Online Gardening Teacher, from the story of a Mom, who stays at home and earns money with her passionate skill.
Story of a Successful Mom
I am a walking testimony on how turned my life around after becoming an online gardening teacher. Today I host 3-hour webinars in which I get paid 50 dollars an hour per client and on average I reserve up to 10 clients a day. I know the numbers are unbelievable! That’s probably someone’s corporate salary. But things weren’t always like that before although I had a natural passion for gardening ever since I was 5 years old. I used to like going to my grandfather because he had this big yard in the countryside and he used to grow a lot of flowers and vegetables.
Now fast forward to when I completed my college degree and went to employment. At that time I was receiving the same amount that I earn in a day by becoming an online gardening teacher and I used to work a lot. I hated that job! I hated it, I felt like it was taking my best years in life away. Now one day when I was working, I decided to google stuff about online gardening teachers as I had finished my daily jobs early that day. Now during my search, I came across an article about Russel Page.
How I used Russel Page to become an Online Gardening Teacher
Russel Page was a famous gardener in the nineties who wrote a book about gardening called ” the education of a gardener”. I was so eager to read that book and so I ordered it on Amazon. Moreover, over the weekend I skipped the part of going out with my friends and stayed at home reading them all day until I was finished. After I finished reading it, all mentality had changed and by Sunday evening I had already made up my mind on quitting my job and spending all my savings to go and learn horticulture in India.
When I told my mom this she told me, that I was on drugs and that I needed to move back home so they can keep an eye on me. But I didn’t look back and so I went to India and studied for 4 years with 1 more year of working and earning my certifications.
When I came back I had a plan already in which was to start my online platform but it required me to get a name first. I never wanted to go back to employment, not with the experience I had. So I started volunteering for free doing garden designs as an online gardening teacher for people in exchange for people tweeting and hashtagging my name. So as the days grew, I became more famous. Therefore, by the end of the year I got a call from a celebrity who was moving to his new house. But he needed to decorate with flowers and garden rooms. And so I came to aid and I had done one of my best design work on his house till this day.
The celebrity was so impressed that he wanted to pay me 50,000 dollars. But I refused and I told him instead to make a video about me and the work I did. I might regret not taking the money to this day but that was the best decision I did in my life. The promotion video had already got me certified and I was receiving a lot of requests.
THE PERKS OF BECOMING AN ONLINE GARDENING TEACHER
Long story short there two things I got out on that promotional video that day.
First was the teaching platform. This is how I got the teaching platform
I created a social media account
The social media account acted as my first marketing plan in which I used to post garden designs and the promotional content for the webinar classes.
I created a website in which provided the video webinars live only in a payable system
I didn’t want to do courses like Udemy because I know it wouldn’t be profitable. Hence, I conducted live webinars through the website. In which I charged a client 50 dollars an hour and that was paid before the seminar. I was earning monthly what a normal horticulturist earned in a year.
Secondly, I started a gardening company
This had a collection of good unemployed gardeners I know to fulfill the requests that I was getting thus earning more income.