We often talk about this site as a marketplace, but until now there's been something important missing - money. That's all about to change, though. We're working on the first version of the School of Everything payment system. This will give anyone who wants to take payment for their teaching online a simple way to do it. If you're interested in having a preview of this, we want to hear from you.
Just to be clear, we're not going to start charging for any of the existing services on the site. It will still be free to create your teaching and learning profiles, to contact teachers through the site and to get contacted by potential students. And we don't want the site to be all about paid teaching. We're passionate about peer learning, mentoring, skill-sharing and all the other ways that people can learn together and pass on knowledge for the love of it.
But we do know that a lot of you currently make a living as freelance teachers, or are trying to build up to a point where this becomes your main income. We want to build tools that make your lives easier.
Everything gets more serious when money's involved, so we want to be clear about what you can expect. You can be confident that what we're building will work and will be safe to handle money through. At the same time, we want to be humble about what we can achieve with the first version. This will be a first step towards something really useful, but it's only one step.
We really want this to work - so we're keen to find people who are willing to work with us and help explore this new territory. If you'd like to be one of our payment pioneers, please get in touch: