How can I make money from my course?

It has been our intention from the start to help teachers earn meaningful revenue from their work. You can generate income with your course by:

  1. Subscription Revenue
  2. Individual Sales

For US$59.99 per year or US$9.99 per month, a user gets access to all Insight Courses and a selection of premium features including Offline Mode and Dark Mode.

Teachers receive 50% of all subscription income that Insight Timer receives after app store commissions.

Teacher revenue is allocated per the following:

  • 70% Insight Courses
  • 30% Guided library

We calculate who earns what based on two metrics only:

  • Total play count (75%)
  • Teacher engagement (25%)

This means the more you engage with students by responding to reviews and answering questions, the more you will earn. We love for teachers to interact with meditators in a way that is authentic, insightful, and adds value to their experience. However, while Insight Timer celebrates and rewards genuine and thoughtful engagement, we don't reward behavior that artificially increases the number of comments, plays, and reviews.

Content and accounts participating in this activity may be removed from Insight Timer.

Courses can be purchased individually through our website. They are sold for US$19.99 or US$29.99, depending on the number of sessions. The first session can be listened to for free and a Paywall will appear before starting session #2.

The teacher receives 50% of the revenue per course (50/50 Split) after the payment processing fee of 3-4% has been taken into account.

For example, for a course that costs US$19.99, the 3% Payment Processing Fee is US$0.59. For this, Insight Timer receives US$19.39. This will then be split 50/50. The teacher will then get US$9.69 for every individual sale.

The breakdown is as follows:

Course Price: US$19.99
Less 3% Payment Processing Fee: US$0.59
Net Earnings: US$19.39

Final split:
Insight Timer (50%): US$9.69
Publisher (50%): US$9.69

Insight Timer's payment cycle for Teachers is monthly. We issue payments on the 21st of the month (USA time zone) when their revenue total reaches our payment threshold of US$10.00. If this day falls on a non-working day, the payment will be received on the next working day.

Consequently, if your revenue total is below US$10.00, you will receive an income statement but the payment will not yet be transferred to your PayPal account. Only when your total revenue reaches or exceeds US$10.00 will we issue payment in accordance with our pay cycle.

If you're yet to provide us with your PayPal information, you'll need to fill in your payment details in the Teacher Dashboard under the Payments Details tab.

Please also note that a track play count is only qualified for compensation when users listen to 50% of its total length and/or at least two (2) minutes of it. Moreover, any unclaimed earnings after 12 months will be donated to charity.

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