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CPTP170: How one teacher makes $100,000+ teaching online with Brent Vaartstra

By Tim Topham | Creativity

Aug 16

Have you ever wished you could get into teaching online? Not just Skype or Facetime lessons but actually with passive income streams that mean you’re not trading time for money?

That’s exactly what Brent Vaartstra has done and now he helps other musicians and music teachers do the same.

Brent started out with a simple blog about jazz standards and has grown that into a six-figure business.  He hosts the Passive Income Musician Podcast all about teaching online and making money as a music teacher and I’m delighted to welcome him to the show.

Transcript

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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why Brent got started teaching online
  • How to find the smallest viable audience to get started
  • How a marketing funnel works
  • How to create your very first product
  • Technology tips for getting started
  • Mistakes you can avoid in online business

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Have you ever dreamed of teaching online?

Have you thought about passive income streams or alternative ways of making money?

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About the Author

Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at timtopham.com and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.