How Much Time Does it Take to Start a Successful Online Tutoring Business?

When people get a job, they usually begin working right away.  However, when someone starts a business it takes time to build it up.  In fact, it can take on average 3-5 years to build a business.  Along the way 75% of those businesses actually close their doors and quit. I would expect that the amount of online tutors that actually quit would even [...]

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How Much Time Does it Take to Start a Successful Online Tutoring Business?

When people get a job, they usually begin working right away.  However, when someone starts a business it takes time to build it up.  In fact, it can take on average 3-5 years to build a business.  Along [...]

Teachers Getting Paid what they are Worth – Online Tutoring

As a classroom teacher in a past life, I remember what it was like to live paycheck to paycheck.  It wasn't fun.  I felt like I gave and gave and gave, but I didn't really get anything back.  I worked long [...]

How Spending $1,000 on an SEO specialist was the Worst Investment Ever

A few years ago when I was working for a personal development company I got a phone call.  Now this phone call was not something that I initiated, it was a cold call from an SEO company.  They had noticed [...]

Teaching and Traveling the World

I have always dreamed of exploring new places and traveling the world.  This philosophy doesn't really fit with our teaching world.  We have classrooms that are  confined to one room and we have to schedule [...]

What my Dad’s Job as a Welder Taught Me

As a child, my dad changed jobs often. He was never satisfied and came home miserable every night. I saw work as a terrible thing to have to do in life, but I understood that it had to be done. We didn't [...]

I Wish I Already Learned Everything I Needed to Know to Run my Online Tutoring Business

Many people when they first get started in a new venture wish they knew everything that they already needed to know. But some of the fun is in the learning.  To set a goal and to reach it is one of the best [...]

Why am I…

So I was reading a very interesting article in LinkedIn by Arianna Huffington.  It really caught my attention.  She mentioned that people are entering the craziest things into google search.  She randomly [...]

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make when they Become an Online Tutor

When teachers become online tutors, we tend to run our business like we ran our classroom.  However, teaching online and owning our own business requires a different mindset and some different skills that we [...]

Great New Tool for Organizing your Online Tutoring Business

So last month I went to speak to a group of teachers in Iowa and I got to take all of my students with me.  But here's the thing, since I am now completely booked in my business, I had a ton of files to bring [...]

Working your Business with the Kids Home for Summer

O.k., so I am going to be real with all of you.  As soon as it becomes summer I get a little anxious knowing that I will be working with students and have my own kids home for part of the time.  I have had [...]