I was thinking, wouldn't it be a great idea to sell our knowledges on the internet? those with capabilities to make a webpage can sell their programing knowledge to people with money wanting to learn. I dont think there is much of this kind everywhere, but imagine some "dont know what to do for a living" guy who has his rich parents pushing him to learn something, maybe this is a real possibility for him (and also for us).
What do you think?
What country are you in?
Does Paypal service your country?
Does your government limit what you can do?
I think they already do that... I mean, you can buy just about everything online.
Oh, and if it's knowledge, someone probably has it out there for free.
I think you'd need credentials to do that. Moreover, it'd be essentially a consulting job I suppose.
Selling knowledge is a tricky word play.
You can sell information, but you can not sell knowledge, like love it has no real accountability to anyone else, it is yours in other words. You can not sell any knowlege or body of knowlege. And if you did it is called a university.
A universe(ity) holds what we call a body of knowledge. It is this that they are giving away. Although they also protect it, they have to uphold the degree. They make sure that it is up to a standard.
So what I would say is this: If you make knowledge to sell you also have to protect it, how that manifests itself for you is the interesting part (and perhaps you should not discuss this "interesting part" with anyone else) henz the protecting it part.
you'd better be very , i mean VERY, good at "knowledge" you're sharing. Otherwise, free stuffs are available everywhere now.
A better idea would be selling personalize services, and it's been done for a long time too.
Think you should go for it. Nothing to loose. Just make sure that the writing is your own. Be careful with copyrighted materials. Also with giving advice, such as articles about health and diet as there may be rules about that. Common sense things. There are plenty of Websites that make money with selling information. For example if you are a body builder and have lots of tips to share on how to work out and what foods to eat, etc. that can really do well. Or if you have classical cars as a hobby, that could also be a good information Website.
of course one can sell knowledge on the internet and market certain skills. What makes it particularly marketable is the ability to combine the knowledge with a stylistic ability or natuyral talent that makes the product higher quality than some one with no experience could do with a cookie cutter program.
It is not anew idea. the difficulty is that sometimes once the info or knowledge hits the internet is can become open and freely disseminated if not always legally disseminated. The poatters and styles are viewed and copied. The technical knowledge can often be learned with a little time and a little purpose.