Online Tutor Launchpad
with Jaime Miller
Do you want to create a sustainable online ELT career
that makes you happy, pays your bills and gives you
the freedom to live anywhere?
DREAM A LITTLE
How would your life change if you could wake up tomorrow anywhere in the world and have a day of ESL lessons that you love to teach? Not just the “Meh… Well at least I’m getting paid” lessons — but the “I love this student! Is this even work?” lessons.
Or what if you could find enough students to fill your schedule that you could plan vacations with family and friends whenever you wanted?
How good would it feel to set your own schedule and know that you never again need to drag yourself to insanely early, late or weekend lessons?
No, seriously, what if your student base was as portable as your laptop? And your bank account stayed happy?
You deserve this as your life.
If you are an ESL/ELT professional of any stripe who has ever struggled to make money online doing what you love, read on.
Of course, I started with a website (poorly-designed and hand-coded… definitely a prototype for today’s). It was a start.
Within two years, I was able to transition out of local schools into teaching online full-time. By carefully nurturing students who contact me, I get as much work as I want and need… and I’ve created three digital programs that I sell directly to students.
I sold most of my belongings in 2014 and moved from Istanbul to California to London to a small town in West Virginia and… Meanwhile, I’ve been teaching meaningful lessons to students who I adore. We can be together, no matter where I am.
It’s not magic. It’s not luck. It took an investment of time, energy and money in the right places to create the teaching career I love.
Want that kind of success for yourself? Let me show you how to get it — with a much shorter learning curve than it took for me.
GET THE MAP
Not that you couldn’t find your own way.
But it takes time to get lost, make mistakes, and learn from them. Meanwhile, you still have to pay your bills. You might start to question if you’re capable of having an online career in the first place. I’ve seen amazing, gifted teachers give up because they didn’t have any support and took the wrong turn at a critical juncture.
Honestly, trial and error is the most expensive investment you can make in developing an online teaching career.
The fact is that when you know where the problems are — digital potholes, speed bumps and dead-ends are — you can avoid them completely.
Students all over the world are waiting for you to become visible so they can get the life they want.
Get the map. Get online. Get found.
A year from now, you’ll be glad you started today.
This is Your Invitation to Join Us …
Online Tutor Launchpad
With Jaime Miller
an 8-week Business Development Course for Tutors
The video lessons have already been recorded and are waiting for you in our online study website.
After paying, you have access to the 8 training sessions and action steps, so you can work through them as slowly or quickly as you like.
Here’s What We’ll Cover
Concept 1: Specialize
We begin by identifying the ESL students you help best (and which students drain your energy). The more clarity you have about who you provide the best help to, the faster students can see for themselves that you’re the obvious choice.
This is critical to attract students’ attention and keep it focused on you in a sea of “ELT Option Overwhelm.”
Concept 2: Curate Your Resources
When you teach on line, you have to be able to share your resources online. That means creating your own library or archive.
You’ll get the pro’s and con’s of high-tech and low-tech options for sharing your resources with your students. Making the right choice for YOU will save you save time and effort when you’re teaching and make you look like the pro you are.
Concept 3: Create Your Online Presence
Of course having a website is essential… But you need to know how to get potential students on your website and how to keep them there long enough to find out how you can help.
You’ll meet the mastermind behind my own online presence and get his strategy for the best way to engineer all those pixels and pages into a friendly, navigable web presence that works for learners.
Concept 4: Set Up Your Admin
Now it’s your thing — you call the shots. It’s time to clarify your ideal schedule and relish it.
You’ll put together the kinds of lesson packages (or ELT services) you love teaching the most, and decide on price points.
You’ll write your own rules and procedures for late arrivals, cancellations, refunds, and homework policies. The respect will flow in as students are challenged to rise to a new standard.
Concept 5: Get All the Students You can Handle
Magnetize students who cannot wait to learn from you. Not some other teacher. Not some random, faceless school. You.
Not only that, you’ll know how to have next week’s students lined up, we’ll also have a template for two “sleaze-free” models to fuel word-of-mouth referrals so you don’t waste money on paid advertising.
with Jaime Miller
It’s time to get with massive clarity about how to create a solo teaching platform that sustains you for years to come.
BONUS: Get free access to this course if you pay off the total tuition for How to Teach Exams by July 5.
Click here for more details.
Try Online Tutor Launchpad for a full 2 weeks, risk free. If you decide that this program isn’t for you, then request a refund before the start of the third week for a full refund.
What can you expect from Jaime?
From what I've seen of Jaime's one woman dynamo approach to online teaching, I've been amazed at her enthusiasm, professionalism and knowledge. If I was looking to get back into teaching full time, I would be following her advice. For EFL teachers, all too often language schools do not offer a viable career, lifestyle or good working conditions but teachers don't know how to go it alone. Having someone help you navigate that is all you need.
Nicola Prentis ,
ELT Award winning materials writer and blogger at www.simpleenglishuk.wordpress.com
Scott Thornbury, ELT author, responding after Jaime’s presentation at Innovate ELT in Barcelona
You can start as soon as you pay.
Then you will need time to implement. Each module will include action points and activities to focus on. It is likely you would need a minimum of 3 hours a week to implement. The more time you devote to building your online career, the faster you will make progress.
Doing things totally alone, in isolation, can actually slow down your overall progress.
In the program, you’ll get connected with other ambitious ELT professionals who will form part of your accountability group. Some of the course work is to have focused conversations with these trusted peers. We make the most progress in business through collaboration — and you will benefit from the professional relationships you cultivate in this course.
If I had stopped with my first ideas in 2010, I wouldn’t be here today.
If you are decisive and focused, you can keep pace with the course schedule and make substantial progress in each of the 5 core modules by the end of the 8 weeks.
By enrolling in Online Tutor Launchpad, you are embarking on a successful online career. These concepts aren’t things that you cross off a list and forget about. To be your best, you need to revisit and refine what you create.
If you are starting completely from scratch, it is realistic to estimate you need to invest energy and money in your online platform 3-4 days a week for 9-12 months before you have measurable traction.
If you begin Online Tutor Launchpad with some materials, ideas, or a website, you could see results much sooner than a year.
Of course, your other teaching commitments affect the speed of your online evolution. Being fully committed (energetically, financially and time-wise) is the surest way to see results faster than I estimate.
Embrace the evolution. This is a safe community to ask all kinds of questions so you take confident action.
Some of your extra investments are repeated only every few years (like video recording equipment or purchasing certain elements of your website).
Other investments have to be done every month (like automated scheduling software, or services which send emails automatically on your behalf).
For more detail on this, please check out the interactive quiz in the first question above (called “How do I know I’m a good fit for this program?”) and read the responses for different answers on Question 5.
I know, we just met and this feels like a big decision. I appreciate that. Over the coming days and months, I’ll have more things to share with you — like video interviews and blog posts with ESL professionals who teach online and the link to register and attend my live Q&A call.
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