Start an Online School Today

Are you wondering whether it is a good idea to start an online school today? Let’s examine this idea a bit.

Are schools in your country closed? Do parents want their children to continue their education? Are parents afraid to send their children back to school? Are you a qualified teacher? Would you like to own your own business? If you answered yes to these questions then my answer to you is, start an online school today.

Not technologically savvy? No problem. As long as you are willing to learn you can start an online school today.

Alternately you if you simply desire to teach online you may do so on a platform that is already set up. See here for my recommendations.

Now the next question for those who aren’t sure what options are available or which may be available to them may be:

How to Start An Online School?

I would encourage anyone who wishes to start an online school to ensure you have the relevant credentials. That means you need to be qualified to be a school administrator and have teaching experience. You need to have the relevant staff or ensure you have persons who would be willing to come on board once you start. You need to know how you will pay your staff and you need to address how you will get the word out to your target audience.

Lastly, know the requirements for starting a business/school in your country or state and ensure you get that in order.

Now, do you think you are ready to start an online school? Hold on. Below is the next thing you need to consider:

 

What is the Best Software to Start an Online School Today?

If you plan to start an online school the first thing you need to investigate is

software. What is the best software to start an online school?

The answer to this question will depend on your needs. So Let’s look
at some of the software available that you may use to start an online school today:

  • Google Classroom
  • Edmodo

To find out what each app offers the best features for your school, please follow the link.

Online Teaching Tools For Teachers

Your online school is your brand. You will wish to build a great business that will have a reputation for excellence. This is the most important thing when building a business.

Reputation is everything in business. Build it, protect it.

In a school system, we wish to be interesting (engaging and fun), relevant and have a reputation for results. So think carefully as you build your business.

You may want to use videos and interactive learning games to engage your students. This can easily be done with some of the apps listed above using available apps and videos on the internet.

Now once you have your chosen software the relevant teaching tools/aide and you believe you are ready to start your online school, here is the next thing to consider…

How Will Students Pay Online School Fees

How do you bill your students? How do you know who has paid and how do you manage access to the software for those who have not paid maybe some of the logical questions you need to answer.

 

  • PayPal¬†is a reliable payment method that you may use to receive money from your students.

PayPal allows a business owner to send and receive business payments online.

PayPal claims to be available in more than two hundred countries/regions and support twenty-five currencies. To find out if your country is listed click here.

 

What Are The Relevant Online Learning Tools for Students in your School

You will need to address the types of devices the students need to best interact with your school’s learning environment. Software is not a one size fit all and you will need to know which Operating system software works best for your school. You will need to be the expert so that you can inform parents about what they will need to purchase.

Understand that bigger screens are better for online learning especially when using applications that require users to share their screens with each other.

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Conclusion

As a teacher who has been affected by COVID 19, this idea is really close to my heart. So I wish to advise my fellow teachers affected by COVID 19 that you can take your financial welfare into your own hands. Don’t be afraid to start your journey today.

Now, do you think you have adequate skillset and tools to start an online school? Do you still have questions that have not been answered? Be sure to leave your question or comments in the comments section below and I promise I will get back to you.

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Until next time,

Candy Benn.

26 thoughts on “Start an Online School Today”

  1. Hello Candy, it’s really a great idea to start an online school looking at the current situation we all are in and most students have really stopped studying and all they do is just play game all day. I feel there would be so many parents who would’ve to look for online classes for their kids. It seems really easy to get on with it and I’ll ponder over it 

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    • Hi Justin,

      I’m so happy that you found this blog useful. I really think that after this online school will become much more popular. It’s better to get in at the beginning.

      Cheers,

      Candy Benn

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  2. Really worthy to see here. This might actually be a very good way to maximise the disruption in the academics in general. Being able to actually get the right audience would play major role in getting to achieve the success with this. I value what you shared here. I might actually consider trying this but it would require a lot of careful execution and planning

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    • Hi Nath,

      You are correct about the need for planning and careful execution but the same is true for any type of business. There are lots of tools available today to make this possible.

      Regards,

      Candy Benn

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  3. Hello! I am also a Hong Kong student at university. I am influenced by the COVID-19 deeply. Actually, not only the COVID-19 influence my face-to-face section in university, but I also stop the face-to-face lessons due to the political protest. Therefore, I have studied at home through zoom for more than one year. Therefore, I know the importance of the condition you talking about like google classroom.

    Thank you for your article.

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    • Hi Nok,

      That’s great. I know for all those people who wish to get on with their education at this time an online school will definitely prove useful.

      Regards,

      Candy Benn

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  4. Hi candy

    This is a great idea and the time is clearly most opportune. Quite apart from starting your own school, from what I’ve seen many existing schools have had a very hard time getting themselves ready to provide some of their lessons online for this fall season. I would think there would be other business opportunities to provide the services that existing schools need to make their lessons online.

    Our daughter just started the fall semester in 3rd grade. It is going a little better than the end of last year but things are still scrappy and a bit all over the place. I would have thought that if you could pull together some basic video materials that cover the core curriculum and then build a classroom experience around that there would be a business niche.

    Then you would free up the teachers to be able to spend their time on shorter direct interactions with smaller groups of children also online working through parts of the material after they had watched the main video content and done some other exercises.

    Our daughter’s school is using Google Classroom but they have pushed much of the technical support onto parents. Some parents are able to handle it but others are not. The problem is that you only one small thing to go wrong and a whole lesson can be lost for one child.

    Thanks again for a very interesting business idea. Best regards, Andy

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    • Hi Andy,

      Those are some great ideas on how this idea may be implemented.

      As a teacher, I don’t believe that one mistake could ruin a lesson, unless its a Science experiment. Teachers aren’t perfect. We make mistakes too. We all just have to adapt and move on.

      This may force the incorporation of gadgets and homeschooling for those schools/Countries lagging behind. Governments have been good at telling us why online schools aren’t really the best option. Well, this pandemic will force us all to make it better so it can become a viable option for all.

      Cheers,

      Candy Benn

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  5. Considering everything that is going on today, living through a pandemic, online learning seems like a beneficial idea. It has less distractions so students can maximize learning. Overall I think that learning online will better students ability to retain information. Although not everyone is successful with online learning. How would you accommodate students who struggle with online learning? 

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    • Hello,

      It’s early days yet to say everyone won’t be able to benefit. I believe that we are about to see more tools being developed to cater to all types of learners via the internet.

      Also, might I say that the present school system didn’t suit all learners but we made them suffer through it with changes coming at a snail’s pace. I believe this will bring about true change for all maybe with different methods being incorporated into the learning environment and maybe surpassing the results of the system we have long clung to.

      Cheers,

      Candy Benn

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  6. Online school is cool. I get the opportunity to have the solace of home and I can learn whenever and in anyplace.

    Learning online showed me how to teach myself since it takes a great deal of inspiration and support. I figure out how to spend time for family and friends, and time for training. You can gain proficiency with a decent variety of information through online learning. Thank you for letting this through

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    • Hi Josh,

      I have to agree. My children love online school. They are now able to remain in their safe place have their parent’s attention and still learn. The playing field won’t be level for everyone at first but that I am sure will change as everyone seeks to adopt.

      Regards,

      Candy Benn

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  7. Since the advent of covid-19 and the nation wide mandatory lockdown, it was important for parents to find new creative ways for their children to learn be it through audiovisual educational resources or digital technology in the form of online classes organised by schools. This makes it easy to start an online school with the right resources 

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    • Hi Beesean,

      I agree completely. COVID has changed the way we live and it has created new oppurtunities to start new businesses.

      Regards,

      Candy Benn

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  8. I have nutueered the possibility of teaching online for a while but I have never thought that I could own my own website and also bill my students too. I always thought that I would carry things out on a third party website like say Fiverr but now that I see this, I love it because I’ll be able to start off without needing to pay some commusion on what I earn.

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    • Hi Suz,

      Indeed. There is indeed that choice of being apart of someone else’s business like fiverr ofcourse and I am not ruling out using an established site. I willl infact address that soon.

      Cheers,

      Candy Benn

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  9. Thanks for sharing this amazing article, a lot of times people complain about not being able do some things, it’s actually because they don’t have the understanding of it. Online schooling is very popular nowadays as it’s what most people are diving into. It’s quite easy to start an online school sop far you have the credentials and this will serve as help.

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  10. HI, I have also been asking myself this question. Is there a way to start an online school today. With so many platforms we can rely on this to open an online school, I believe we can not afford to go ahead as if we had no solution on our hands. Thank you very much for this post.

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    • Hi Ann,

      I agree. The idea is available. I have been wondering why we have been so slow to adopt them even before COVID 19. I’ve heard of many ideas against but with the problems we now face everyone should now be able to see that it is time to change out thought process.

      Candy Benn

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  11. This information on how to start an online school has come in handy because the truth is parents would love for their kids to continue learning but are afraid to take them back to school right now because of the fear of contracting the coronavirus disease. It is also timely because many teachers are seating idle at home, not knowing what they can do to keep busy and earn a living. It is a brilliant idea and I hope many teachers will adopt it.

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  12. Great idea and something I hadn’t really thought about. Here in the UK the schools and colleges are all back now but with cases of covid-19 rising this could be a great way to help others whilst making some money too. My sister in law is a teacher so I’ll pass this on to her.

    Thanks for the article

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    • Hi Katie,

      I’m happy you found this idea useful. If has never been a better time to start an online school or a business for that matter. 

      Thanks for sharing it.

      Candy Benn

      Reply

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