While I was listening to an interview on Mixergy about a mom who created a business helping babies learn sign language, it gave me an idea to do the same but in daycare or for kids with speech disabilities.
Enter mySmartHands with Laura Berg
The mySmartHands model is simple, she teaches sign language on her Youtube channel for free. It is geared toward babies and people who want to teach it to babies. On top of the Youtube channel, there is a website MySmartHands.com, where you can find classes for your kids, online courses and merch like books, CDs and flashcards.
The company has grown internationally and now offers courses around North America. You can even apply to become an instructor.
How to expand the offering
There are a lot of cool things on the site that could be expanded.
You could become an instructor for daycare service or help daycare workers to learn and teach to the kids and baby. The material could be offered in other languages than English (like French, Spanish, etc). You could work with a speech therapist to apply the learning to kids with learning disabilities. The last one is close to my heart, and as of the time of this writing, my youngest child has difficulty speaking and understanding other kids and adults. Perhaps a more visual language would help him.
How does it make money?
You could make money with merch and courses like they did for mySmartHands . Perhaps extra by teaching privately and helping out in a daycare center.