I'm a big fan of new ways to educate and coach. I've written about opportunities in this space in previous issues.
Today I want to talk about another platform opportunity - text message-based interactive courses.
There are multiple challenges with building a business around online courses:
Building new ways of educating online. Specifically exploring text message-based interactive courses. That is, courses to which you sign up with your phone number and lessons are delivered as text messages.
There are two possible monetization streams:
Partner with established course creators and offer to transform their courses for free in exchange for them promoting the course.
You need to validate two things. First, are students interested in consuming lessons via text messages? Second, are creators willing to create text message-based courses? The first is more important. If you can find the demand, supply will show up.