And look, I’m not saying you can’t find someone to teach you a useful skill, or two, on LinkedIn. But I am saying that teaching people how to do something online is often much more lucrative than actually doing that thing yourself. All it takes is positioning yourself as a bonafide Successful and then constantly talking about what it is that made you such a Successful. Then offer your best tips or guaranteed process and put it behind a paywall.
Nailed it, Matthew! I have no problem with people making a living as teachers, IF they have something to teach other than 'how to make money by teaching'.
Who wouldn't want to pay for someone to teach them how to be a better writer, coder, researcher, accountant, etc. But if your whole thing is "here's how I made $500 by telling people how I made $!00" then you're basically running a content pyramid scheme.
Great piece. You've got a new follower :)