Humans have been tutoring each other since the dawn of historyhow else was the making of fire learned and passed on? This need for face-to-face attention continues today: People are hiring tutors in almost any area in which skills can be taught and acquired: ranging from academic subjects and computer use, athletic skills to hobbies. While most independent tutors have students come to their homes, some go the clients' homes or may be able to use space at the students' schools, or if they're helping students with a sport, they'll use the appropriate kind of field or facility. Academic tutoring has been in particular demand because of the increased expectations placed on high school and even grade school students. As one tutor told us, "What used to be taught in college in the old days is now taught in high school." Crowded classrooms don't enable the individual attention many students require, and parents are finding that their children are not sufficiently prepared for college nor for the entrance examinations necessary for admission. They realize their children often need more personalized attention than they can get from classroom instruction. Taught without the pressure of peers or authorities, many students learn through tutoring what they don't absorb in a classroom. As a tutor, you'll customize what you teach to the level and needs of each of your students. While tutors who specialize in computer topics will need equipment for their students to use, most tutoring requires little in terms of books or materials. Beyond academics, you can also teach or tutor any skill someone wants to learn. Music, the arts, and sports like baseball and tennis are a few such areas where both children and adults need additional help. And remember, it's going to be easier to sell yourself if you have teaching experience or are degreed in the subjects you're tutoring. Tutoring is a word-of-mouth business but to get to this point, you'll need to take the initiative to develop a base of students. This is best done by calling on teachers in the subject areas in which you specialize as well as talking to school office personnel and counselors. You should also spread the word among your neighbors and friendsit's likely you'll find your first students among people you already know. Posting fliers on community bulletin boards, writing articles for or buying ads in local publications and having a Web site are other ways of generating business. Qualifications Becoming a tutor is as simple as saying: I'm a tutor. There are no state or licensing requirements. Of course, parents usually won't pay much for a tutor who has less than a four-year degree. And the more qualified you are to teach your target group, the more successful you will be. In making tutoring your at-home occupation, begin by creating a list of your one-on-one, small group, or other teaching experience. Targeting After developing a list of teaching experiences, you can use it to decide what age group you want to teach as well as what subjects you can teach. A common error for many beginning tutors is assuming that they must be versatile. If you know you can't teach math higher than PreAlgebra, define your tutor offerings in terms of arithmetic assistance. If you simply don't have the patience for the pace of elementary students, define yourself as a Junior High/Middle School or High School tutor. After you have established yourself, you can expand your range. When the students continue to do well in their schools, their parents will begin to ask help for their younger siblingsSuccess Success for a tutor is usually defined by the increase in their tutees' school grades. It only takes one satisfied parent to begin building your tutoring business. When parents are pleased with their child's progress, they are eager to pass along the name of their tutor. Thus, success is also measured in the number of queries a tutor gets from potential clients. Promoting Your Business Word-of-mouth is the biggest marketing tool a tutor has. Most of your clients will come to you because somebody who has already hired you to tutor their child recommends you. But getting those first few clients is almost as easy even if you haven't got any friends or neighbors who've already hired you and who can spread the word about your availability. Simply devise a resume. Although the top item will naturally be your name, phone number and address, the most prominent item should be your target statement: the ages or grades and the subjects you will like to tutor. This should be followed by the dates and brief descriptions of any teaching experience you deem relevant. (Unlike a regular resume, a tutor resume can have gaps between dates of experience.) The last item on your resume should be your education. Next, take your resume to each of the local schools from which you want to attract your clientele. Stop in at the office and introduce yourself to the school clerks -- parents often ask them if they know of any tutors. Then visit that school's counselor(s) -- describe your teaching abilities and your target students. If the school doesn't have a counselor, visit the principal instead. Finally, put a resume into each teacher's school mailbox. After you've visited all the schools in your target area, take your resume around to the local grocery stores. Many have bulletin boards on which people place sale or service fliers. Other places to post your resume could include: dance or martial arts or gymnastics schools; the recreation offices of local parks; children's play centers or child-oriented restaurants. Some of these places have policies against posting fliers but many are accommodating. Costs There are almost no expenses in a "tutoring business" . You don't buy textbooks because the students bring their own. Some tutors provide writing utensils and paper but I expect my students to bring this equipment to their sessions. You don't have transportation or site-rental costs because tutees come to your home. You don't even need a special room in your house: I set up a card table in my living room but most tutors use their kitchen or dining room tables. Just about the only expense you have is the printing of your resume. One batch of a thousand one-page resumes should last you about a year. 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It might be totally familiar to some people who will be reading this article. I decided however that it was time to, hopefully, PREVENT A LOT OF NEWCOMERS in the online business (marketing, sales, ebooks etc.) FROM MAKING the same MISTAKES I made. Don't get freightend now!! Keep in mind that when you are persistant. YOU WILL SUCCEED!!Therefore, what you will discover in this article, are TIPS which will help you to stay away from spending an awful lot of time and money with zero results.It will also put you on the right track to personal satisfaction in whichever field online. The first thing you should always keep in mind when you start, THINK BEFORE YOU ACT AND AFTER YOU HAVE DONE THE THINKING, THINK AGAIN!! Sounds strange I know, it will get clear to you when you continue reading. Included in this thinking process should be your input timewise. To create a descent income you will need time and patience, when you would invest let's say 10 hours a week it will certainly take you a few years before real success comes your way (Obviously this depends on how you measure real succes). This remark has probably scared off the easy money seekers but it is best to be honest.Tip #1There is a major number of players out there who are capable of talking money out of your pocket with golden promises and easy money stories. Don't act on it. IF IT SEEMS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT WILL BE TO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!Tip #2When you are ready to start, start investigating what you need. Join affiliate programs where they will provide you with a website. Now,this might get a bit complicated!! Everybody wants you to join their programm and when you do join, then you will be overwhelmed with all the information which they will throw at you. Affiliate programms are a great source of income, but you should always take your time to look further in to the programm before you join. How long do they exist, ask for names of affilates whom you can contact, ask any possible question you can think of at your future sponsor (Upline), and join forums to seek info. Use a searchengine and just search for home business forums. Here you can join any forum you want.Tip #3After you have joined the affiliateprogramm of your choice don't get in to spending money before you know what you are actually doing. AGAIN, THINK BEFORE YOU ACT. They will provide you with all sorts of tools to promote your business, try the free one's first to get to grips with the actual business you're in. Tip #4Searchengines. We all know about them and we probably al know what they can mean towards getting visitors to your site. There is only one problem, just take any searchengine and do a search. For example: "home business" . I just did and there where 2.380.000.000 entries. There is NO WAY you will be on the first three pages within a long time. Obviously you can use Google ads or Overture to buy searchword targeted advertisement, there is only a small problem there. You probably will get visitors, but will they join your programm or buy your products?? The chances are small because you need to warm up your prospects first. With other words start PRESELLING!!Tip #5Get a descent linkprogramm. There are several available for free on the web. Just search for free linkmanager on any searchengine. These programs will help you to track your links and see if other sites are still linking back to your site. They'll even create the link pages for you, to put on your site.To get more inside information on how to start your linking campaign I decided to provide you with a FREE COPY OF MAKE YOUR LINKS WORK. You can download it in the Resource Box.Tip #6Better start learning the basics of HTML. There will be many new things coming your way, and one of them is the earlier mentioned websites. Since your future income is totally depending on referrals and new sign ups (members in your downline) your affiliateprogramm will most likely provide you with promotional tools like banners, buttons, links, webpages and more and more. Now the trick of these tools is that they have your personal code written into it. You better check every single time if it is your referral code. Because the only way to track the referrer when someone signes up, or buys a product is through this code. Imagine, you promoting your website like crazy with al these tools, and in the mean time it might have someone else his code inside!! YOUR LOSE, THEIR GAIN.Didn't I mention earlier that you want to make sure you join a descent affiliate programm and that their are plenty of storytellers out there? This is just one possible scenario you want to watch out for. Therefore, get at least a basic understanding of HTML coding.Tip #7PLAN AHEAD EVERY TIME, AND I MEAN EVERY TIME, stay focused when you step behind your computer to work towards your future. I mentioned the word preselling before. Every succesful person on the internet knows what this means. As soon as you get on the net, you will be pulled in to a certain direction. You won't notice but let's say you where to search for something, you will start on one page and before you know it, you will be reading material or you'll be visiting webpages with no connection anymore to what you where searching for. that's called preselling. The best internetguru's probably think fifty steps ahead of you and start pulling you in from the beginning. That is why you want to plan ahead over and over again. DON'T LET OTHERS WAIST YOUR VALUABLE TIME.Final thoughts: This article is just a brief summary of the first things you want to keep in mind when you decide to start with affiliate programms. The previous summary can obviously also be usefull as an example for any other online business adventure. Since there are so many challenges on your personal road to succes, it is impossible for me to mention them all in one article. I will be putting the next article up in a few weeks time. In the meantime you can always read this article back on my website which you can find here: www.pocketmoremoney.com Thank you for the time it has taken you to read the above.
So it is looking like I might be leaving Venezuela soon and I am starting to wonder what I am going to do for money when I get back. I spent a ton to come down here and now most of it has disappeared as I paid my credit card bills with bank accounts that had no money coming in. I wont need too much immediately as I will be going to law school and getting financial aid. However I am eventually going to need some cash. During law school it is hard to find a job that will be flexible enough to understand a law students schedule; one that will let you move around you hours based on classes and exams. So I was thinking about it and wondering if I could find a data entry job part time. You know one that will pay me for the work I get done and I can do it at my pace. Ideally they could give me a certain amount of work for a week and I could just do it that week when I get a chance, but as long as I did it I would get paid. There have to be data entry lobs like this out there. Okay so they probably dont pay as well as the other more steady ones but they would still pay. If these types of data entry jobs prove impossible to find maybe I will simply do what all my friends threatened to do when college got to tough; stuff envelopes or fill out online surveys. Hey I am going to be a poor struggling law student, I am not to proud to stuff envelopes, I will just have to invest in a lot of bandaids.
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