If you have the skills to be a good teacher, trainer or lecturer you are already a very large step in front of almost everyone else. The need for high quality training online is insatiable. While this model of website that I am about to cover for you in this section is not really one that should stand on its own as a website type, I feel that it still needs to have a specific focus and be planned carefully from the beginning.
As I myself am still relatively new online I am part of a few websites and membership sites that are teaching me things every day. These website owners that I have learnt to trust have such a wealth of experience that they really do fit into that joking category where we comment that they have long forgotten stuff that we do not even know yet.
I digress; the training niche online is a very complex and at the same time is simply the very basics of all online development. The internet training websites can be divided into two very distinct types of training facilities, those that teach traditional things that have been around for years and now simply do it online, and those that teach internet based items.
Either way these types of websites are extremely popular as they can be followed in your own time and at your own speed. They are drive very largely by video which is a great medium for teaching and allows a student to rewind and repeat difficult sections that they were struggling with.
Equally the proportion of training products that are followed online and the ones that are downloaded and followed on your own computer off-line are probably about the same proportions. If you are a teacher or a trainer then you need to realize that the need for quality products and training online is so great and necessary that you almost have a head start on all the other online products that are out there.
There are a few main ways that training is promoted online and your method of delivery would be best suited to your style of training or you product. The first way would be to divide your product up into 6 to 25 modules and sell or promote it as a continuity course or as a membership website.
The second way is to write up your product as a complete report or product and promote it or sell it as a download-able product and then to gear your website to promoting and selling that product.
Another way to do training online is to offer the bulk of your training online for free and this will get you a large following and then promote products to those free trainees. Perhaps also by allowing the free trainees to download products but then would have to join an a email list where you would then promote up sell products to them from that platform.
So just to recap here this type of online business or website could be delivered in a blog form a membership site form a static PPC website platform and perhaps even a few more methods, but ultimately still does training or teaching.
Err, just too really muddy the waters here but you could also use an online presence to do hard and heavy promotion of an off-line school or seminar system, so the training side of online websites can be very varied.