4 Secrets on How to Tutor Online Part-Time

Do you want to tutor online part-time?

Part-time online tutoring is the perfect side hustle job for someone looking for a part-time income. A part-time online tutor is a high demand job. Think about the next time you need to generate some extra income. Online tutoring will bring you a part-time income that can supplement your main income. There are lots of opportunities that will allow you to earn from home by sharing your knowledge with others.

Before we get into too many details about the jobs available. Let’s discuss how the two terminologies differ.  The word tutor is an informal term referred to a professional who offers remedial instructions in a particular subject. If you wish to go into this route, extensive knowledge of a specific subject. Such as mathematics, reading or language yet specialized training is not needed to become a tutor.

Tutors charge on an hourly basis and make money that ranges from $10- $75 an hour.  While on the other hand, a teacher is someone who is professionally trained. They teach a group of students. To qualify in this category, someone must be a graduate of a Bachelor’s Degree, a license to teach or a certification from the state.

Teachers pay varies depending on the grade level they teach, as well as other factors that are applicable to a particular state.

Getting Started

Having the best idea on how to have a good jump start will make the process easier. So, we are sharing to you this 4 simple steps to get you on the road.  Take note though that these steps are just a general guide and may vary from one company to another.

STEP#1: Look for a good company, and sign up as an online tutor.

This cannot be reiterated enough, do your research. Find the company that aligns best with your expectations and lifestyle. Make sure that the times that the company need tutors are the same times that work best for you. Since this is a standard procedure,  sign-up with the company and make sure that you provide all relevant information, profile photo or certificates.

STEP#2: Wait for the verification and approval of your profile.

There will be waiting! Sometimes the wait is a few hours, sometimes weeks. Having a backup plan would definitely be helpful. Also, make sure that you sign-up with more than one company. It is a must for the company to verify and approve your application, so perhaps that will help explain the wait. Once approved, your credentials and essential information will be visible to your students.

STEP#3: Familiarized the online tools used.

After being accepted as one of the company’s online tutors, a support team will train and walk you through the whole process. Additionally, you’ll learn about the tools that are used on the platform. It is advised for tutors who have a lot of information to take notes. Trust, this will help in the long run since you are tutoring alone and probably won’t have anyone to clarify any confusion when you are tutoring.  

STEP#4: Finally, start tutoring.

Depending on the business process of the company, at this point, after accomplishing those steps above, you are now ready to start tutoring and start earning that part-time income through your online tutoring platform. Make sure that you are organized. Utilize schedules and a planner (either online or via paper) to ensure that you stand out and keep the likelihood that students keep being tutored by you.   

STEP#5: Set up a Paypal account or any account that your company wants to send your payments.

To help you further here is a short list of companies that you want to try to establish your online career.

SmartThinking

You need to complete an online training course on skills and instructional practices. It requires nine hours per week as a minimum and paid hourly.

Sylvan Learning

They hire online tutors for Mathematics and Reading. To apply, you need to have an updated certification of teaching. A reliable and fast internet connection is also a must.

Tutor.com

A company who offers 24 hours, and 7 days a week service to students. To be part of the company, you need to fill out the form comprehensively and pass an extensive exam.  To learn more, please visit their website.

Class of 1

This company hires a home-based tutor for English, Mathematics, and Science. They also offer homework assistance to students. To qualify, you must be a college degree holder and a computer savvy.

Homework Tutoring

This gives services for homework help and online programs to students. Subjects are Biology, Chemistry among others.

Other articles you might be interested to read:

Online Tutor Jobs

All The Steps Needed To Start Your Online Tutoring Business

How to Become a Successful Online Tutor (Make an Extra $1,000 / Mo.)

Work From Home With These Online Teaching Jobs

Starting Your Online Tutoring Business

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How I Earned Extra Income and You Can Too. Here’s How!

If you’re like me, you seem to never have enough spare time. Tutoring online was a good starting point but the low pay was a turn-off. Although it was easy, the amount of extra income was not worth my time. Eventually, I’ll share my thoughts on these online tutoring companies in the very near future, so be on the lookout for that blog/video. That was until I discovered the world of website testing.

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4 Reasons Why You Failed with Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)

Direct selling and Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) is another way to bring in extra money for your home and earn a living. This industry is generating multi-billion dollars right now!

Here is the catch.

Direct selling- everybody can do it.

But not everyone will succeed.

For some, direct sales/MLM is a fun business and these salespeople find themselves at being very successful in this business. But for others, direct selling/MLM is a waste of time and they end up losing money, out-of-business and burned out.

What are the common causes and reasons why one has failed in the direct sales business? This is an eye-opener for everyone not to slump into the same pitfalls.

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4 reasons why you fail in direct sales

Reason#1: Expecting instant result and overnight success

Thinking that this an easy and quick get-rich scheme, many independent distributors or sales representative join the direct sales business without doing their research. They don’t understand that they need to spend the time to learn the process and the system.

In reality, you need to spend at least six months to 3 years to master the methods. But most sales consultant will give up in less than three months. This will cause them to lose a lot of money that they invested in products that are not doing anything but collecting dust. Congratulations! You have just wasted a lot of money and time.

The secret of success for most fruitful sales consultant is to stick within the company. Trust the process, yes even if you are not generating profit. That could take as long as three years or more.

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Reason#2: You joined a company on a whim

Some independent distributor or sales consultant failed in direct sales because you got caught up in the moment and did not do your research.  You did not know much about the products, marketing plan, and the support system.

It is very important to ask yourself the four basic question before joining any direct sales. It is a step to avoid wasting your time and money.

Try to ask these questions:

First, do you actually like to use these products?

Second, are you willing to put in the time to market the products? Keep in mind that with direct sales it is very essential. That includes creating and maintaining a presence on social media.

Third, ask yourself if you have the potential contacts or people who may buy your products or recruit.  Keep in mind that some people are annoyed with direct sales and MLM marketing tactics. Are you willing to annoy or even alienate friends and family? If you have not listened to the podcast The Dream Podcast, I urge you to take a listen.  It explores the dark side of direct sales/MLM.

And finally, ask yourself if you are willing to work or sacrifice to grow your direct sales business. 

If most of your answers are no, then do not go through with direct selling/MLM. You will be wasting your time, effort, and money.

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Reason#3: Your support system is nonexistent

In the world of direct sales/MLM, sponsors or mentors plays a vital role. They must be there to guide, train and motivate you on how to become successful in this business.

Now, if you are a type of person that has strong personal skills or are self-motivated, your sponsor’s presence will not be quite important for you. That characteristic will help your ability through the process.

But if you are a novice then selecting the right sponsor is very important. They will help to ensure your long term success. This will be done by teaching you their techniques as well as to give you the best motivation. If you don’t have the right support system, then there is a high probability that you will fail in the direct sales business.

So it is better not to pursue to avoid wasting your time and funds.

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Reason#4: Wrong mindset

As a salesperson, you need to communicate with a lot of people frequently and constantly.  What happens when your personality doesn’t fit? Or you are not comfortable in explaining or selling your products. You need to have a paradigm shift. From an employee mindset to an entrepreneurial mind.  Change the mindset to a growth mindset!

Talk to as many people as you want. Proceed with caution as you contact your friends and relatives. Do not hesitate to share the product’s features and benefits. Make this a part of your routine and do this consistently in six months to three years and you see the good result.

If you will not change your mindset success will continue to elude you on this venture.

Verdict

Direct sales and MLM is definitely not for everyone and the bottom line is most people will not become very successful. What has been your experience? Have you beaten the odds? Or do you have a cautionary story to share? Leave your comment below. 

REFERENCES

5 Reasons People fail in direct sales

6 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Network Marketing Company

4 Things that Mean Inevitable Failure in the Direct Sales World

 

How to Set-up Classes on Outschool.com

Outschool is a platform that helps parents and independent learners. They register for online classes in a small group offered outside of regular school. Independent teachers, both professional and amateur can manage, promote, and teach their classes. These are shared to the parents and kids and they are paid by every lesson they taught.

Most of the classes take place in small groups. These classes are live online classes and that allows the students to interact with the teacher. 

Outshool started and is based in San Francisco, California. They have grown fast with the support of the homeschool community. It has become a way for families to supplement their school curriculum. It offers a wide range of online classes. These classes are created and taught by independent teachers who offer a wide range of classes.

Outschool offered a variety of subjects like;

    • Music and Arts
    • Coding and Tech
    • English
    • Health and Wellness
    • Life Skills
    • Math
    • Science and Nature
    • Social Studies
    • World Languages

They also offer classes on core academics and short exploratory topics. Additionally, Outschool has supplementary activities and semester-long courses. Most classes are curated by Outschool, offered exclusively, and cannot be found easily elsewhere. The good thing is the teacher has the right to choose only topics which they are passionate about.

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How does the teacher succeed in Outschool?

Outschool will help the teachers is these aspects:

    • To gain more new students and hopefully create a following
    • Facilitating the payment from the parents or students. Outschool will help to market your class. They will reach out to potential students, handle enrollments, and payments. You will receive payments one week after the class start.
    • Using the platform to deliver the classes, teachers are responsible for delivering great learning experience to students. Through teaching the course with creativity and effectiveness.
    • Establishing a business reputation, satisfied students will bring you a higher chance of rebooking with you again.

Advantages of Using Outschool as a Platform

Flexibility

The freedom to choose what is your favorite subject or topics you are going to teach is definitely the number one draw to Outschool. Can I tell you what an opportunity it is for a teacher to teach only the subject that they are passionate about? Aside from flexible in choosing the subject to teach, you have also flexibility in your time.

Support System

Outschool helps teachers to become successful. Especially in the fields that they are passionate about teaching. They have a strong support system to build up your portfolio. This helps market your favorite subject and streamlining the enrollment and payments system so that the teacher can focus on teaching.

Earn Extra Income

If you have a day job, teaching through Outschool creates a great opportunity for your extra income side hustle. Without compromising your day job, you can schedule your work around your available time. This can be done without compromising your day job!

Final Thoughts

You can be successful in earning additional income by teaching classes through Outschool. All you have to do is follow the basic principles of teaching. You have the power to offer something unique, concise and precise about the subject matter. This can be done by creating a high-quality listing that is enticing to the parents will help with the enrollment of your subject. 

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