Rich Armstrong has built a side hustle business around his passion for web development and his expertise in teaching online classes to others using the massively popular online platform, Skillshare. Rich and his wife were living in South Africa and they had everything going for them. They had lived in the same town their entire lives, had a nice house and lived close to family but they yearned for a ripcord out of the normal to pursue a bolder life with adventures traveling and living abroad.
They said goodbye to their hometown, their house that was 5 minutes from the beach and their comfort zones to seek a different life filled with travel and living abroad but too accomplish their dream, they had to first pay for it.
In this episode we discuss…
The support from his family and friends to sell all of their possessions and live and work abroad.
Why they chose Amsterdam to build their location independent lives and their side hustle business on Skillshare.
What is the first step is creating a course around web design, graphic design and web development?
Why they turned down jobs from the vibrant Amsterdam startup community to launch their entrepreneurial journey.
How they turned their side hustle of teaching classes on Skillshare into a full fledged startup.
How many courses should a person create around their own personal passions and areas of expertise?
What are the biggest mistakes that new instructors make?
How much did he make off of his first class that he created and in the first year of teaching?
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