The School Bell Just Rang – Start Your Tutoring Business Now
When you start your tutoring business, remember that you may just be starting one of the all time great home businesses. This is a business for carpenters and chemists, for French language specialists and for French cooking specialists.
Take a look at why tutoring is such an amazing business to start.
IT IS THE PERFECT HOME BUSINESS. The internet has absolutely revolutionized the way people learn. Your clients need not be next door; they could be thousands of miles away. With the magic of online tools, you can connect to very nearly any country in the world. And do it in your own good time. If mornings work best for you, do your tutoring in the morning. If you are a night person, well, shift your schedule to night time tutoring. No matter what time of day or night you choose, there will be people up and around, and anxious for your information.
START UP COSTS ARE MINIMAL. Like many home businesses, the overhead is minuscule. A computer, an internet connection, perhaps some tutoring of your own to get you up and running in a jiffy. A few other rather minimal investments and you are up and operating.
POTENTIAL REWARDS ARE PROMISING. Some tutors charge $20 an hour; some charge $200. What you can charge depends a great deal on the demand for your expertise.
TREMENDOUS VERSATILITY. No matter what your expertise, there is someone who wants to know it. Honest. If you can teach it in person, you can teach it on the internet. Language tutors, science tutors, life coaches, professional coaches, tutors for special learners, tutors for adults as well as for children, for college students and grammar school students. All of those clients are as close as your computer.
There is one big caveat. Many “gurus” will tell you that you can put up a website and people will flock to your site to read what you have to say. Well, I am here to tell you that it just ain’t so. I’ve worked with hundreds of start up companies, many with websites, and I know very well that it does take time to build your website and generate traffic so that you can attract clients.
A tutoring business is like any other business: It just takes a bit of time to build up clientele. If you can give yourself some time to accomplish that, you can enjoy one of the most creative, and one of the most rewarding, businesses to come along in a very long time.