Spiral Nature began offering courses in 2016, and we’re now actively looking for instructors with fresh ideas to pitch courses they’d like to create and host on our platform.
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Pitching a course
Before you begin writing your course, please pitch the editor with your course idea to ensure that we don’t already have something in the works and that it fits our mandate.
We will work with you to ensure that it is the best fit for our audience, and that it has the best chance of success.
In your pitch, please indicate:
- Broad subject category. For Spiral Nature, this would be magick, spirituality, or occulture.
- Topic of study. This is the specific topic within that category, such as creating bindrunes.
- Level. We offer four levels of courses, introductory, advanced, expert, and professional. It’s generally best to start with introductory, unless there is already a course similar to the one you want to produce that is already at that level.
- Objective. Think about how you will inspire your students, and consider what you want them to take away from this course. What will they have learned? What will they be able to do? This should be succinct — one or two sentences.
- Estimated number of lessons. For introductory courses, this should be at least five lessons; for advanced, at least seven; and for expert, at least 10.
- Synopsis. Eventually, something like this will be in your course description to sell your course, so structure it accordingly. What will students learn? How will this benefit their practice? These are the kinds of questions you want to answer implicitly in your synopsis. This is the most important selling feature of your course, and should be about a paragraph in length.
Our courses are offered online, and can be purchased by students individually, or they can receive them as a part of our membership program — either way, our instructors are paid 50% of the set course fee.
As a general guideline, courses are priced at $10 per lesson, so a five lesson introductory course would be $50; as an instructor, you would receive $25 for each course sold individually, or $25 for each course selected through the membership program. We will work out the course price together to ensure it is fair to both you and the student.
Once your course is published, you will receive an advance of 100% of your course fee, and, once the first two courses have been sold, receive quarterly payments for further courses sold.
We provide a quarterly statement which lists all courses, and how many were purchased or selected by members, and you will be paid quarterly via PayPal. You will also have access to our membership and course reporting software, which you can access at any time.
For more information, please see our detailed Course Guidelines.
We look forward to reading your amazing pitches!