One thing I am sure of is that all teachers are knowledgeable. They have vast knowledge in almost all sectors of life and most importantly, they can be good in guiding and counseling. In fact with internet connectivity all over the world, becoming a freelance teacher has been made even easier. You can offer these services right from your home. However, this job can only be achieved by those teachers who are serious and ready to put in all their efforts to the job.
If well planned, being a freelance teacher can pay you more than what those teachers in normal schools get paid. The good thing is that you are not limited on whether to offer the teaching services online or offline. I have many friends who are freelance teachers and they conduct classes in their houses while others go to the students’ homes.
Tips for free lance teachers
If you are thinking of a free lance teacher, consider the following tips which can turn your dreams into realities.
Look for clients: this can be challenging bearing in mind that there are many other freelance teachers already in the market while new others are still joining in; just like you. Try talking to your friends and relatives about the issues and tell them to help you in convincing people to get attached to you. Of course the students cannot miss but be creative to win as many as you can. You can also post your contacts and the services you offer on your site and other sites as blogs just to increase visibility. Consider consulting from marketing specialists on how you can market your services
Rates of payment: you can check what other freelance teachers are charging on hourly basis and come up with your charges. They should not be too low or too high; instead they have to be competitive
Modes of payment: provide versatile modes of payments which are almost available everywhere and experiences least problems. Provide the most efficient and effective payment methods that all your clients will find easy to pay you.
Quality services: establishing a site for your services and getting clients does not mark the end of the road but rather the start. Your services now will be being scrutinized by your clients. There is no parent who can hire a tutor for his/her child and does not see positive results. Make sure that your students’ performances in schools improve. This will be determined by how you offer your services. Teach them on tips of success and how they should study for them to perform well. Remember being a freelance teacher is not just about books but studying techniques and behavior guidance
As this might appear to be straight forward, there are many challenges faced in this industry. Some of them include underpayments and late payments. However, you can talk to your clients and be receiving advance payments.
Therefore, you can decide to take this job as part time job or all-time job. Whichever way, commitment, planning, strategizing and seriousness will highly determine the direction your job will take. If well done, it is a good venture to make money out of your teaching profession.