I recently wrote about how I use Google Slides to create and share lesson materials with my online students and I think this works very well. But this week I'm testing out a popular virtual whiteboard that allows a voice call and online collaboration in real time. Read on to find out how to tutor online with Scribblar.
Social media can be a great way to reach out to potential online students. There are currently 313 million people on Twitter, LinkedIn has 450 million members and there's a whopping 1.7 billion monthly active users on Facebook! If you want to do social media marketing like a pro and save yourself a bunch of time, keep reading.
You've heard the expression, 'a picture is worth a thousand words'. This is extra important when marketing your online tutoring business. Whether it's on your website, social media or other places online, images are vital. Do you need to hire an expensive graphic designer or spend hours learning how to use complicated graphic design software to achieve this? Nope! Let me show you how you can market your online tutoring business for $1 or less.
I'm on holiday this week, which reminded me about why I chose to become an online tutor and the reasons why it's such a great way to earn a living. To take time off, I didn't have to fill in a holiday request form or ask my manager or even book the holiday 6 months in advance. Because I'm my own boss, I have the flexibility to work when I want and so taking a break is on my terms.
The number of search queries Google processes every day is bonkers! According to recent figures, Google processes 3.5 billion searches every single day. That's 40,000 every second! That means if you want to get your online tutoring business in front of potential students, then Google is an excellent place to focus on. Check out how I managed to market my online tutoring business in 5 places on a single Google search result:
It's no secret that Google is the king of search engines and most people will start with a Google search when they're looking for information. This includes people looking for online tutoring. So, getting your business to be ranked in Google's search results is important and a great way to find more students to teach.
If you're a tutor based in the UK, start with Part 1 to find out how I just saved £200 on my tutoring insurance by becoming a member of the Tutors' Association. If you're outside of the UK, jump to part 2 to learn about why getting tutoring insurance could save you a lot more than a couple of hundred bucks.
Why do you want to tutor online? For me, one of the biggest reasons was to have my own schedule. To decide when I wanted to work and to have a proper work-life balance. I wanted free time, which meant making sure my work schedule didn't get in the way of spending time with friends and family. I wanted to work out how to tutor online but still have a life. I have discovered that the key to making this possible lies in two simple words:
Every day I travel around the world from the comfort of my own home. This virtual travel is made possible by tutoring online and teaching English as a foreign language to international students. When I first started tutoring online, I never thought it would lead to eating chocolate and cheese fondue in the Swiss Alps.