Build a home for your teaching on the internet
At its core, Altminster is a platform where scholars can advertise their services as private instructors to an audience of passionate students. We provide you with a landing page where you can show the world what you can help them learn. There’s a place for your hourly rate, for your credentials, and for testimonials: everything you need to convince students that you’re the one who can help them make progress in your subject. Get started now.
Grow your teaching business
We also offer a place for academic course creators to list their cohort-based or self-paced courses. These listings work in much the same way as instructor listings, but they direct people to a course sales page rather than facilitate an introduction. Since our audience is full of people at various stages of their journey towards learning a subject, some of them may not be ready for private instruction – they may, instead, be at the perfect spot to take a course. List a course.
Search engine optimized profiles out of the box
We care a lot about findability. All profiles are hand-coded with attention to the details that make a difference in being ranked by Google: they load quickly, they’re properly structured, and they’re designed to be read on all screen sizes.
We also provide more opportunities to get seen: if you have written an article on a niche topic in your field, we can host it, help you optimize it to be found by search engines, and link it prominently to your profile and personal website.
We don’t just leave you to promote yourself
Before making Altminster, one thing that frustrated us about existing platforms for course creators, speakers, and teachers is how so few of them helped to promote the listings on their platforms. We want to be different: you shouldn’t need to be a social media celebrity already to succeed on Altminster.
We regularly feature listings:
- On the Altminster homepage
- On our social media channels (including custom-made graphical ads we create)
- In our email newsletter
Flat pricing and no interference with your teaching
Unlike many other platforms, we don’t put ourselves in between you and your students so that we can collect our fee. We do not interfere in any way: we don’t take a cut, we don’t manage your communication with students. We merely make the introduction when a student indicates interest in working with you.
And during our beta period, we’re not charging anyone anything!
Made by friendly neighbourhood scholars who answer your emails
Altminster is 100% hand coded and we are very responsive to changes. As an instructor, you can email us any time with suggestions or problems you’re experiencing. We want to make sure this platform meets your needs!
If you like what you've read so far, get started today!
Or read on to learn more about what's on the horizon...
Analytics (Coming Soon)
Measure and optimize your listing’s performance
We provide analytics to instructors: how effective is your profile at attracting students? If you’re not getting as many students as you want, it’s useful to know where the issue is: for example, if many are visiting your profile, but few are booking introductions, you may have a pricing issue. We provide the tools to help you make informed decisions about your rate and the contents of your profile.
Idea Incubator (Coming Soon)
Test the waters for a new course or project without committing
If you have an idea for a new course, list it in our Idea Incubator, where potential students can sign up to be notified if and when it launches. This lets you test out course ideas to make sure there’s a market for them before investing a lot of time into creating them.