How Helen Bradley Turned Teaching Photoshop on Skillshare into a Career

Helen Bradley turned teaching Photoshop on Skillshare into the career she’s always wanted.

With teaching on Skillshare as her primary source of income, Helen Bradley is now able to work on and share the topics and insights she loves, all according to her own schedule. In her own words, “It’s a really nice way to live your life.” Watch her story, read the transcript below, and start your own journey teaching the skills you love!


I always wanted to be the kind of person that could make a living doing what they wanted to do.

It’s always been of interest to me to find things that I would like to do, like be a photographer or be an artist, and then find a way to teach other people how to do it. That’s what I love to do.

Teaching on Skillshare has become a main source of income for me. I have an audience, I have a structure I can work within, and I’m excited to get out of bed in the morning to go and make videos.

The flexibility of teaching online is really good for me. I go and watch a movie on a Tuesday afternoon; I don’t fit into a 9 to 5. I like the flexibility to be able to take a day off here and there.

The last couple of months, I’ve actually been to Europe, and I’ve been to Australia, so it’s been a big travel year for me.

My motto is, “Find something that you really love to do, Helen, and go learn it and teach it.”

And that’s been really good, it’s a really nice way to live your life.