Joining me on the Blog today is Richard Evans, an international tutor and the co-founder of my favourite online whiteboard, BitPaper. He’s also the director of The Tutors’ Association and founder of The Profs, so has a wealth of tutoring experience to share. For Richard and many other tutors, the busy exam period is in full swing so I wanted to find out how he makes the most of the exam rush. Here’s what he had to say:
When I first started my online tutoring business, I quickly learned that to make money tutoring online, I needed regular students. Today I want to share with you my number one strategy for turning your new arrivals into regular, long term students. The kind of students who will buy large numbers of lessons from you month after month.
I'm an online tutor, not a blogger. Why would I want to write a blog? That was a question I asked myself when I started my online tutoring business. I've since learned the power of a blog and how it can get you more online students so you can concentrate on tutoring online.
When it comes to getting online students, one method is often overlooked. It can be an effective way of either getting your first student or adding to your existing group of students. The best thing is, you already have a network of people that can help you with this method. You just have to do one thing. Ask.
1655 days ago I got my first online student. A Japanese lady living just outside of Tokyo. The best thing is, she's still my student today! Where did I find this super loyal student who has a lesson almost every single week of the year? Twitter. Let me show you how.
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.
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.
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.