Best way to monetize a video tutorial site?

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I've always had a passion for academic subjects, so I'm working on a series of videos that people can watch to learn everything they need to know about these subjects. The audience will mainly be high-schoolers studying for AP exams. My plan is to create a full series of videos, problems, and exams, such that no material other than my course is necessary in order to do very well on AP exams (although many students will probably be using it as supplemental material for a class they're enrolled in).

I know that there are a lot of free websites (e.g. Khan Academy) providing a similar service, so I was wondering what you think the best way to monetize this is (or if it's even feasible to monetize it at all). Do you think it would be feasible to set this up as a membership site, where membership would get you access to all of the videos/exercises/quizzes as well as weekly Q&A sessions with me? Or would it be better to sell the entire course as a one-time sale? Or would it be better to give the content away and just run AdSense? Or something else?

Let me know what you think. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    Absolutely feasible bro.

    Online education is going to skyrocket in the next decade. Fact.

    I would register with Udemy.

    You'll get the benefit of affiliates, and they'll handle all the technical stuff. You just produce the actual training videos and you're in.
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  • Profile picture of the author affilorama-portal
    You can monetize this kind of site by perhaps offering one-on-one or live tutorial OR you may also go with the membership site. You may also try to sell related ebooks, videos, or perhaps access to online academic resources.

    I hope that helps! Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author jayhmarketing
    I recently came across a site called MOODLE... THIS IS PROBABLY THE PLATFORM YOU NEED.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daus
    IMHO making a membership site would be a bad idea. Even Khanacademy doesn't do that and almost all the subjects can be learnt for free on internet.

    It would be better if you offering one-on-one or live tutorial like affilorama-portal mentioned, because the students could ask you directly if they don't understand, and I know most of the students are like that when they learn on the internet. You also could monetize your site with adsense and promoting some books related to your subjects.
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