You are getting settled into the idea of using your smartphone as a mini laptop and not a device to take photos of food, and are learning to pace yourself in a 24x7 work environment. You are loving the engagement with professionals and enjoy teaching and developing courses. You have decided you would like to add to your workload, and maybe even make teaching your fulltime career.
This is essentially what I did in 2004. I was a full time IT Director (and had been for a long time). I had taught courses on the side here and there my entire career, brick and mortar and online classes. After I earned my doctorate, I realized I was getting quite a lot of work, and could not do my day job along with my “night job” and do anything well. It was time to take the leap – and quit my IT position to concentrate on teaching full time. It was scary; I had a mortgage and the thought of leaving the (not so secure) world of IT wasn’t exactly a decision that let me sleep at night. But.. I don’t sleep anyway.. so what the heck. I put in my resignation and embarked on the new journey. If you have decided you want this for yourself as well, congrats.
In this post in the series on Steps to Getting Your First Online Teaching Job I will help walk you through some options on how to turn your first online teaching jon into a lucrative career, how I did it myself and what I learned along the way.