If you are running your tutoring institute or doing private tutoring, then you must be knowing that next big thing in tutoring industry is online tutoring. If still you are not convinced about feasibility of online tutoring, here we are giving few pointers for the same.
With the maturation of tools for online tutoring, starting and managing a online tutoring website is easy and inexpensive. myTutoring’s smart online tutoring platform is very easy to learn, use and good for your pocket as well.
If you have a successful in-person tutoring business, starting online tutoring should be logical next step to increase your tutoring business.
Students are very tech-savvy and in-tune with various tools used in online tutoring, so you don’t need to worry on that end. More importantly, they are asking for it. Online tutoring saves their commuting time and helps them in reaching out to the best teachers who are not in their geographical vicinity. According to estimates, in next 5 years online tutoring will overtake offline tutoring.
Just because online tutoring is beneficial to your tutoring business does not mean there are no initial hard work required. There are two kinds of work you would need to take care, technical and marketing. myTutoring will totally take care of the former. Since we have helped many tutoring institutes in starting their online business, we know the kind of challenges faced, so we can help you here as well.
Many people worry about high marketing costs for online tutoring. Here I want to say that marketing in online world is far cheaper than doing the same in offline world. At the same time, there are many totally free online marketing resources, like social media (facebook, twitter etc), blog, mails, etc
Having said this, your biggest and best marketing channel will still be word of mouth ie. referrals. Nothing can replace that. But after that you can have many more channels to market yourself. We at myTutoring help our partners in getting started in online marketing.
An online tutoring website will carve out your own space online. It will put your voice into the online world on your terms, be it YouTube videos, blog articles, or tweets.
Having said all this, it will take time for you to get noticed. However there are solutions, which will get you instant results, but they will be expensive. These solutions are called paid search results, like Google PPC and Facebook ads.
If you keep looking from outside, it might appear difficult, techy and expensive. However if you are willing to take the plunge, online tutoring business offers you far more benefits than offline. We at myTutoring will help you in starting your online tutoring business.