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    Associate your name with the things you teach and cool stuff you’ve built.

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    Supplement or replace your income

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why Datacamp?

Behind every great DataCamp course are the passionate folks who built it. We decided early on that the best way for us to maximize value for our students is to build courses in partnership with top companies and experts in the data science community. That’s why our course library is packed with courses from companies like Anaconda and RStudio and data scientists like Andy Müller (scikit-learn), Julia Silge (Stack Overflow), and Hadley Wickham (ggplot2, dplyr)...


Who makes a great DataCamp instructor?

DataCamp course instructors are subject matter experts in the broad world of data (science, engineering, SQL and spreadsheets) with a passion for teaching. They take great pleasure in demystifying complex topics, making them accessible to beginners through clear communication and storytelling. DataCamp project instructors love to tell stories using data via the written word. Although we work closely with our instructors to support them throughout the content development process, they take ownership of their work and take pride in the details.


Who will have access to my course or project?

DataCamp reaches more than 3 million learners in over 180 countries. For courses, every one of these people will have access to the first chapter of your course for free, so they can try before they buy. The remainder of your course will be available to thousands of loyal DataCamp subscribers who pay a low monthly or annual subscription for access to our entire course library. All new projects require a subscription.


How does a new instructor get started?

One of our Instructor Recruiters will work with you to develop a course outline and short audition video. This gives you an opportunity to show us your stuff and get a feel for what it’s like to work with us. Likewise, it gives us an opportunity to see you in action and understand how you work.

For courses, the first step is applying online. If selected, one of our Instructor Recruiters and Curriculum Leads will work with you to develop an outline for your course plus a short audition video. This gives you an opportunity to show us your stuff and get a feel for what it’s like to work with us. Likewise, it gives us an opportunity to see you in action and understand how you work. For projects, applying online is also the first step, but no audition video is required.


How do I get paid?

We have a simple revenue sharing system based on course completions. Every time a DataCamp subscriber completes your course or project, you earn a royalty. These royalties accumulate over time and are paid out quarterly. In addition, we offer prepayments to hedge your risk. The median quarterly earnings per course are approximately $1,000 for launched courses and approximately $400 for projects. You will have access to the course or project dashboard so you can see how many students have taken the course as well as the ratings.


How long does it take to create a course or project?

The amount of time required for course development varies considerably based on experience and how much of the content already exists in another form. As a rule of thumb, we suggest you set aside 7-10 hours a week for 12-14 weeks to get everything done for courses. For projects, 14-20 hours over 6-8 weeks is the estimated timeline for first-time instructors.


How will DataCamp help?

Everyone at DataCamp is invested in making your course a success. You will work closely with one of our Curriculum Leads to determine the topic and scope of your course, then to produce a detailed outline of the content. Once the vision for your course is clear, we’ll partner you with one of our brilliant Content Developers. This person will help see your course through to completion, providing in-depth feedback on your course content, acting as a sounding board for ideas, and (most importantly) being an advocate for our students. Once your course launches, we share detailed, anonymized data on how students are engaging with your material so that you can improve it over time. The same is true for projects, except you deal with one DataCamp representative throughout the creation process instead of two.


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