If you find yourself at a point in your career where you are personally good at something or knowledgeable in a particular field, you might consider finding ways to make money exploiting that skill or knowledge. Running an online tutoring service business is an excellent way to share your skill set and wisdom with others while making money and enjoying a pleasant lifestyle. Keep reading to learn the five prominent advantages of doing just this.
Make money doing something you’re good at
Employee dissatisfaction is a drag on company productivity and even makes some people sick, mentally and physically. Too many people in the workforce feel like their jobs are dead-end or just meaningless. You don’t have to suffer this yourself, because simply making money with something you are good at or knowledgeable about, regardless of whether or not you enjoy it, means that you end your day having shared something with the world. The satisfaction and self-esteem here are enormous.
Enjoy being your boss
When you do any self-employed tutoring, online or otherwise, you have far fewer personal relationships to deal with than if you worked in a company or business for someone else. You have no boss to answer to but yourself, but you also do not have to deal with coworkers or subordinates. It will largely be just you and the clients you are helping tutor, which makes the time spent with them far less stressful and far more satisfying and enjoyable.
Pick and choose your clients
You probably already know that eighty percent of your business will come from twenty percent of your customers. While you don’t want to develop the reputation as a company that is choosy about its students, you can certainly go the extra mile with certain tutoring students that you enjoy more than others. Always be open for business to any paying customer and treat them right, but also keep your eyes open for the ones that can prove the most profitable and enjoyable. If certain customers are hard to work with on a personal level, or just disrespectful and not putting in enough effort, you do have the right to terminate their business.
Set your schedule and hours of availability
When you operate your own business, you are working for yourself. This means that you have a lot of control and flexibility over your schedule. While you, of course, have to set your hours to what is convenient for your clients, you do get to take time off when you need it.
You still can’t drop everything and fly off to the Caribbean whenever you want, but you can travel and still work online. You also can choose two or three days a week that you want to take off if you have personal passions best suited to a flexible working arrangement. If there’s a pro sports team in town that you want season tickets to, you can block out the home games on your website availability and attend every single one while your clients just think you’re already booked those days. That is, of course, that you hide your sports team love during your tutoring sessions.
Present yourself as an expert
If you’re making money as a professional tutor in any subject, you’re automatically considered by many to be a knowledgeable person on the subject matter that you tutor in. Depending on your level of experience and knowledge within that body of knowledge, you might be able to leverage your position into one of presenting yourself as an authoritative expert.
This can open doors to all sorts of opportunities, ranging from writing guest columns and articles for pay to getting free travel to speak at gatherings or conferences. If you are truly doing all of your tutorings online, you can even work on the road, as long as you have Internet access. At the very least, use your tutoring business website to run a blog about your knowledge and expertise to both promote yourself and possibly sell books or other related items online for some commissions through an affiliate program.
When you get far enough into your working years that you are in a position to tutor others in any particular subject or field, then consider running an online tutoring business to help others out with their lives, while enjoying your own.