Earning Royalties

Skillshare teachers earn revenue based on a royalty system. Each month, 30% of Skillshare’s total Premium Membership revenue goes to a royalty pool for teachers. 

Teachers are paid from the royalty pool based on their share of the minutes watched by Premium students (both paying members and those in free trials) across the platform each month. For example, if a teacher's classes receive 5% of the minutes-watched by Premium members, that teacher receives 5% of the royalty pool. Because we are a subscription service, the size of the royalty pool and the number of minutes watched on Skillshare fluctuates from month-to-month. 

On average, first-time teachers earn $200 in their first month on Skillshare, with top teachers earning upwards of $3,000! 

You must get a minimum total of 30 Premium minutes-watched across all of your classes within a month in order to receive a payment for that month. Please note, minutes watched by students through a free class or through a free access link do not count towards royalty payments.