Passive Income for Educators
Connect with your ideal audience, build your brand, and earn cash for every new learner in your course. Start teaching for free.
Why teach on Listenable?
No Extra Work
Create your lessons and let us handle the rest: payments, promotion, design, etc
Be Heard
Get your material in front of tens of thousands of listeners around the world
Grow Your Brand
Reach an untapped audience and build your credibility as an expert
Get Paid
Earn passive income any time a learner listens to your lessons
How it works
Getting started is easy, and we're here to help. Start by applying to be a teacher now.
Got a great idea for a new Listenable course? Click here to submit your idea.
Our team will review your ideas to ensure they're the right fit for Listenable.

Once approved, start recording! Aim for short, actionable ideas communicated clearly.
All done? Great! Publishing your course with Listenable is easy.

Upload your content and let us take care of all the little details (design, marketing, etc.).
Get Paid
You know the old saying: "a minute listened, is a minute earned?"

With Listenable, you'll earn royalties for every minute that learners tune in.

(PS: That's not a real saying)
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?
The first step is to come up with an amazing course idea and submit it for approval. We'll review as soon as we can and get back to you with a yay or nay. In the case of a nay, we'll provide constructive feedback and help you adjust your idea to a format that works for Listenable.
What should I teach?
Great Listenable courses help make knowledge accessible and easy to grasp, even when listeners are busy commuting or making a sandwich. And while visual subjects like design or photography can be a little tricky, there's always a way to make it work! Browse our topics to see where your course fits in. If you don't see a topic that matches your content, contact us to suggest a new one.
How do I record my audio course?
The better the audio, the more likely your listeners are to stick with you through the entire course. We recommend looking for an affordable podcasting microphone with a pop shield. However… that's definitely not necessary. Listenable experts have created amazing, engaging courses with nothing more than the microphone in their smartphone— the content is what matters most!
What is the format of a Listenable course?
Our courses are about 1-2 hours long, broken up into about 7–20 lessons, roughly 3–10 minutes each.
Why should I create a course on Listenable?
Let's see… you'll be paid for every minute that learners listen to your course. You'll get free exposure to thousands of lifelong learners. And you'll enjoy completely free design, promotion, & community management services.

Also, did we mention that it's free?
How does Listenable make money?
More than anything, we want to see amazing courses reach eager lifelong learners. But we're still a business, and a business needs to make money. To help us stay afloat, learners (not teachers) support Listenable by paying either a small annual or monthly subscription ($59.99 or $9.99 respectively).
How do teachers get paid?
To encourage the best educators, we offer a lucrative royalty program that rewards course creators based on engagement. To do this, we set aside 30%–50% of our revenue each quarter and return that to our teachers. You'll be compensated based on the total minutes listened to by our community. For example, if you added up all the minutes listened in a quarter, and 5% of that time was spent on your courses, you'll receive 5% of the revenue allocated to the teacher royalty pool that quarter.
How much are teachers charged to use Listenable?
Absolutely nothing. Educators can create for free and earn royalties for minutes listened.
Do I need to promote my courses?
Listenable currently promotes audio lessons and courses to tens of thousands of students, each eager to learn something new. Reaching them is simply a matter of creating your course and allowing our learners to discover it. If you'd like to reach more learners, we also have a wealth of information available to help you successfully reach people outside of the Listenable platform.
Do I own the rights?
The content you create belongs to you. You retain full rights and can do virtually anything you want with your course material. However, in order to maintain a catalog of unique content, we do ask that you avoid posting your entire audio course elsewhere. If you choose to do so, we'll unfortunately have to remove your course from our catalog.
Where can I find more information?
Shoot us an email! We're always excited to speak with educators about ways to improve or change Listenable for the better. Get in touch here:
Ready to get started?
Earn money. Share your knowledge. Build your personal brand.