How to get regular students > Think Long Term
Here’s an important question to think about that should have a deep impact on how you run your freelance teaching business: how long is a student going to be working with me?
I bet that right now, your biggest question is: how can I get a student to work with me in the first place?
That’s an important question, but I’d like to encourage you to return to the first one: how long will my students work with me?
Are you just thinking short term? (I’ve got bills to pay! Get them in, and get them quick!)
Are you thinking long term? Get one in, and serve him/her so well that they work with me for a year or more!
Question: what do you have to do today so that your students stay with you over the long haul?
How to build your business to attract long term students:
1. Charge them fairly
2. Serve them like nobody else
3 Make your classes fun – if you’re having a good time, chances are your students are having a good time too
4. Follow structure/program – students need to feel they are going somewhere…and that they’ve been somewhere. Show them often!
5. Be friendly and approachable. This is one of your secret weapons.
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