Allow me to make a bold prediction.
Instructor average revenue per minute watched will double (or almost double) by the summer of 2017.
And this means that instructors can consider making courses for Skillshare or at least it’s worth uploading courses you already have again.
Let me explain my logic.
Currently, students pay $9 per month on average. Skillshare takes $6.30 and instructors get $2.70 to split between them.
Skillshare raised prices such that the average is closer to $13 per month. Under the current 70/30 split, Skillshare takes $9.10 and instructors get $3.90 (at 44% increase).
BUT if Skillshare reduces it’s cut to maintain the $6.30 and gives the bulk of the increase to instructors, they can return to 50/50 split. Skillshare gets $6.50 and instructors get $6.50. That’s a 140% increase in the instructor pool over the $2.70 they currently get.
Even if they only give instructors $5 of the $13, it’s still a double.
So reasonably, the instructor pool should double after this, raising the 5 cents per minute to close to 10 cents.