Terrain has been through a few different evolutions since our December 2020 beta launch, but one thing that’s remained consistent throughout our pivots is the win-win-win.
Everything we do at Terrain needs to be a win for our community, a win for the planet, and a win for us as a business.
We believe that people who spend time on Terrain are generating value for us. And, we believe they deserve to be compensated for it.
Members who engage in positive behaviours on the platform, like engaging with other users, completing courses, asking and answering questions, all earn Peak Points for their actions. These are then paid out in USD at the end of every month.
Online learning interfaces are notoriously bad. We’ve invested significant time and research into developing a learning interface designed to help increase focus, particularly for individuals struggling with ADHD and other forms of neurodivergence that make traditional learning more challenging.
As a result, Terrain’s course completion rates are over 67% higher than the industry average.
Accessible Pricing & Scholarships
The online business industry is notorious for inflated pricing. Courses priced upwards of $1,000 are a financial stretch even for freelancers in North America, let alone those in other parts of the world.
Terrain is committed to making freelancing more accessible. Each courses cost approximately $2,000 each to produce, but Terrain members can access our entire catalogue (currently 37 courses) for $49/month.
Terrain also offers scholarships: In 2022, Terrain donated $235,000 in scholarships to members of the Freelance Coalition for Developing Nations.
You leave a Review, We plant a Tree 🌳
Through our partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, we’re now planting a tree for every review you leave on a course on Terrain. (Yes, even a bad one)
Reviews are important because they give us feedback on the type of content we’re creating, and tell other members whether a specific course is worth their time.
🌟 Every review you leave is a win for us.
💰 It’s a win for you because you earn a peak point.
🌍 And now it’s a win for the planet too.
You can view how many trees you’ve planted by visiting your dashboard on Terrain.
We are ecstatic to be partnering with Terrain! The work we have accomplished is due largely in part to our incredible donors who believe in alleviating poverty and restoring healthy forests. With Terrain’s commitment to Eden Reforestation Projects, local community members are able to heal their ecosystems and take action against climate change.”Dr. Stephen Fitch, Founder/CEO