Becoming an online tutor is a great way to make money from home using your skills or language, it’s now in-demand more than ever with all the e-learning awareness and people spending more time at home.
Some courses may require qualifications or certifications but many topics doesn’t and might pay you well if you shared your expertise in the right structured way.
So what skill do you have that will people benefit from? what subjects you can create materials in? The more you deeply dive into a specific subject the more students will benefit from your online course, so pick that topic very well before you start and share your online course.
Here are the steps you need to take to become an online tutor and start your online course:
Choose your online platform
Create your profile and choose a tutoring marketplace to get started; there are plenty of options like Wyzant , tutor, revolution prep and course hero. Or if you have your course create it and you’re ready to sell. Here are the best platforms to sell online courses
- Udemy for launching your first course
- Skillshare for teaching creative skills
- Teachable for marketing your course
- Podia for putting up a digital storefront
- Thinkific for building a course from scratch
- Kajabi for marketing a course on autopilot
- Ruzuku for hosting webinars
- WizIQ for setting up a virtual classroom
- Learnworlds for creating an online school
Make sure you test your tool before you host any courses so your students don’t get a bad experience.
If you want to start your own brand or online school for a specific topic you can go through the following steps:
–Create your online tutoring business
If you found some students and set up a technology to use whether using Skype, Google products or others, you are ready to start your business. So do the market research and payment options like Google pay, We pay or PayPal.
-Design your course
Make sure you give students the best experience so create a structure for your online course and material, build that outline and create smaller groups for students depending on starting date and topic focus. Create short videos, homework and tasks to practice.
Stick to an agenda and timelines so you don’t go all over the place.
–Attract more students
If you found yourself with less students than expected keep in mind that every business needs constant marketing.
Marketing your online course:
Create a clear relevant title that everyone understands. Use keywords that is important for the main for of the course and Focus on the key benefits that would be the outcome of the training.
*Use Social media
Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn are low cost ways to reach to your target audience. Try searching for your potential students manually depending on their profiles before you start any sponsored Ads.
Create groups and interact with other related groups to show the importance of your course.
*Create your blog
writing blogs is a fantastic way to share your skills and information but still hold more through signing up to your course. Give them enough info to convince people with your online course.
*Hold free courses & events
This is a good strategy to practice your actual course and get as many people as you can on board so you slowly build your future student list that will stick for a longer time.
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I used to tutor on Tutor.com–it was not easy! Going out on your own definitely seems like a lot of work.
Agreed, its the long term plan you need to take action as soon as you can to start your own brand and keep those students attached to your topic. Good luck Destiny!