👨🏽‍🏫 The Rise of the Creator-Educator


As marketers look to cut budgets amid a looming recession, creators are pivoting to find other ways to make money besides brand deals. Online learning has always been a path for creators to diversify their income, and it seems to be only growing as a method for creators to monetize their talents and engage their audiences amid a downturned economy.

This month, course creator platform Thinkific released its 2023 Digital Learning Trends Report to understand current trends in digital learning, side hustles, and the creator economy. In an interview with Passionfruit contributor Alexandra Bower, Thinkific cofounder and CEO Greg Smith, alongside multiple creators familiar with the platform, shared insights on Thinkific’s latest report and detailed what creators need to know about its findings.


Thinkific CEO Greg Smith shares findings on the rise of the creator-educator

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