There are many different platforms available where creators can create and distribute their content.
These platforms fall under several broad categories depending on the content type and monetization model they use:
Online Course Platforms:
You can build a successful business by creating courses that provide guidance, tutorials and information that your audience is most interested in.
Video On-Demand Platforms:
YouTube may be the biggest game in town, but it’s not the only one.
Over-the-Top (OTT) video distribution platforms like Uscreen and Vimeo On Demand are even more accessible than ever to creators—but are under-utilized by online educators.
This means you can get your content in front of a massive audience with comparatively little competition.
If you can create quality video content with mass appeal, Video on Demand (VOD) will work best for you.
Community and Membership Platforms:
This is changing the game in the creator economy. Many online course platforms are jumping on the bandwagon, offering membership capabilities.
On top of this, separate monetization platforms like OnlyFans, Patreon, Buy Me A Coffee, and Ko-Fi allow creators to set up subscription programs for their followers, or to have virtual tip jars to boost their income.
Recently, several smaller but highly specialized platforms have shown up, like Clubhouse, a social audio app, and Substack, a paid subscription newsletter platform.