There has been a steep rise in the number of websites offering online cooking classes in the last few years, leading to speculation as to whether offering such online cooking classes could be particularly economically rewarding.
And as it turns out, offering online cooking classes can indeed be economically rewarding, if done right. Now an economic activity is regarded as particularly rewarding if the revenues from it are significantly higher that the cost that go into making a product out of it.
The major costs that the people offering online cooking classes incur are the costs of developing the courses and the costs of maintaining the websites through which the courses are offered. And thanks to cheap content development services available over the Internet (thanks mainly to the power of business process outsourcing), the online cooking course development cost element can be surprisingly low. And neither is the cost of maintaining the website through which the online cooking classes are offered particularly high, as web hosting costs have always been low, and are getting even lower with falling costs of internet bandwidth and computer storage, which are the only things one really pays for in web-hosting.
This takes us to the revenue part of the economic reward equation for online cooking classes. Now depending on the model the people offering the classes opt for, revenue can come from either student subscriptions or advertising by the makers of the various cooking ingredients advertising on the website.
Neither model is really superior to the other, though many online cooking schools are opting to offer the online cooking courses free of charge (and relying on the advertising revenue), meaning that the model of relying on student subscriptions might eventually die out, unless the people using it can show unique value propositions to justify the fees they charge for something which is being offered free of charge elsewhere. In either case though, the revenues for a website offering online cooking classes and attracting a good number of students can be reasonable.
And getting into the final analysis, it would seem that the assertion that offering online cooking classes is economically rewarding is not misplaced; as the revenues from the endeavor outdo the costs put into developing the service by far.
As more and more people see the economic potential in offering online cooking classes, we can only predict that the number of cooking classes on offer on the Internet is bound to keep on rising ” with competition between the people offering it heating up ” till the supernormal profits are brought back to normal levels killing the extra initiative to get into the niche.
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