Do You REALLY Need to Hire a Coach/Trainer?

Hire a coach
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Everything has a “code” – a code to success that is.

And if you are able to crack that code, then you’d be able to create systems that would allow you to experience repeated success in that specific area.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to earn online, or you’re trying to acquire the skill of teaching a lion to tame another lion (while using blindfolds), the only thing that’s standing between you and achieving success is whether or not you can decipher “the code”, and whether or not you act on it.

* Friendly reminder – there are often times more than just one code to achieving success. But you already know this, don’t you?

The good news is, we don’t always have to decipher the code by ourselves. We don’t always have to go through the trenches and endure hundreds (or thousands) of wasted hours (and money) going round in circles trying to blindly figure out what to do to be successful.

Somebody – a coach – already knows the code. And they are more than willing to share it with you, at a price.

So the question then becomes, are you willing to pay that someone for the code?

Allow me to answer that question by sharing with you the benefits to be had in having a coach. However, if after reading the post you still feel that the benefits I described still isn’t good enough, then you can truly justify answering the question that the title poses with a clear “no”.

Let’s hop right in:

1. You can hit your targets/goals with the least amount of time.

With the help of coaches, you can cut down your learning curve into half (or maybe more than that).

Because coaches already know their craft, and are great at transferring the knowledge from their brain to yours, you’d be able to learn the ins and outs, and the dos and don’ts of the craft that you are trying to master the soonest time possible.

That said, there is no need for you to delve on needless experiments that would cost you more time and money. You can pretty much cut through the noise and start learning the things that REALLY matter to you.

2. Have a more focused learning.

When you are learning the ropes all by yourself, there is a good chance that you’ll lose focus and be distracted.

I know this all too well since I became a victim of this myself. When I started earning online, I didn’t have a coach to guide me. No one taught me the ropes so I ended up doing all the research that I could on the internet about how to earn online.

My research initially led me to freelance writing. As I tried to research more on the topic, I ended up getting distracted into learning about other methods of earning like Google Adsense, affiliate marketing, surveys, and also the pay per download model (among others).

In hindsight, if I just stuck to freelance writing and learned the other skills that compliment it (just like what I am doing today), I am sure that I’d have gotten way further than where I am currently in my business and level of earnings.

3. Leverage on years of industry specific experience, even if you are a total newbie.

You may still be a beginner in your industry, but that doesn’t mean that you should act like one.

Imagine this.

There are two people who wants to earn online.

One of which decides to study the industry by himself. While the other decides to not just study the industry, but also, invest in hiring a coach who has been operating in the industry for years to teach him the tricks of the trade.

Which of the two do you think will prosper a lot faster?

Which of the two do you think will make the best decisions in the earlier stages of their career, that will help propel their growth into greater heights in the soonest possible time?

Of course, the answer is person number 1, right?

(If you answered affirmatively, then you need to read again.)

Seriously, though. Person number 2 will clearly be on the driver seat between the two. Simply because of the things he learned from hs coach that has years of experience.

Now here’s my question to you. Do you want to be on the driver seat like person number 2 and be the ones to lead the pack? Or are you contented with simply being a follower like person number 1?

Here’s another question. If you accidentally meet your previous boss – the one who fired you for no reason  at all – and asks you what you’re doing right now, do you want to tell him that you are still working for someone else? Or do you want to tell him that you are now the boss of your own business – the one leading the pack.

It’s your call…

4. Accountability.

One of the things that keeps us from reaching the level of success that we are seeking is our lack of discipline. This is especially true for those who have an online business (or those hoping to have one).

With how much of a distraction the internet has become, we end up creating all sorts of excuses to justify procrastinating in doing our most overwhelming task – the tasks that matters the most.

In short – we become pros at procrastinating.

If you have a coach that checks on you regularly, though, you will have an accountability partner that will keep you from procrastinating.

That means, not only will you be able to do your tasks the best way possible in terms of quality, but, speed will also be on your side.

What’s next?

Have you ever hired a coach before? What kind of experience and experience did you have with him/her? Was hiring the coach worth your time?

Please take the time to share your thoughts in the comments section below. I look forward to reading your ideas. Cheers!

Guest Posting Guide – Your Easy to Understand and Actionable Guide to Guest Posting Using Free Tools

Guest Posting Guide
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Warning: Acquiring the skills that you will learn on this guide will help triple or quadruple your earnings as a freelancer – mine grew 5x as much!

If you are truly serious about making money and giving your family a life filled with abundance and financial security, then be sure to take action on this guide.

Learn it. Read it a couple times until you have a full understanding of how the process works.

When you become familiar with the process of guest posting, you’ll be able to apply it on the different facets of your online career like acquiring clients, relationship building, and growing your brand – all of which can explode your earnings!

Do you want to increase your earnings?

If you’re reading this, then the chances are good that you are an online freelancer that isn’t satisfied with your current earnings.

You want to earn more. Way more than what you’re getting from your clients right now.

You’re probably not a newbie at freelancing online too, however, you’ve reached the point where you need to increase your earnings, because with the current skill set that you posses, the numbers (your earnings) just won’t add up.

Your expenses are slowly catching-up to the amount that you are earning, and the solution you’ve thought of to counter this is to learn a new skill so you can start getting additional work.

#YoureInTheRightTrack

While there are certainly other skills that you can learn that can help you get more jobs, learning about how to guest post and the entire process of it is one of the best skills that you can ever acquire.

Not only is the skill in demand because of the benefits that an entity can acquire from using it, guest posting is often times a good compliment to an existing skill that most freelancers have as well.

Learning how to guest post straight-up opens new possibilities for an online freelancer.

How, you might ask?

It’s like this…

Since the core of guest posting is really relationship building through proactively doing outreach to other people online, you can use the skill in other applications like looking for possible clients (and how to pitch them effectively), building a network of freelancers where you can get jobs from (or share your jobs to), or building relationships with webmasters so they can help you with your PR (or your clients’), among others…

The possibilities are endless, and learning the mechanics of guest posting is at its core.

That being said, if you want to explode your career as an online freelancer to get more jobs and more money, then you have got to learn the nitty gritty of guest posting.

Let’s hop right in.

The gist of it. What does it mean to guest post.

If you are new to internet marketing and aren’t quite familiar with how guest posting works (or what it is), then I’ll help shed some light on that.

In layman’s terms, to guest post means to write for another person’s website.

Since the website where your post is going to be published on isn’t yours, you are considered as a guest on the website and its community. Thus, you are posting your article as a guest. Or guest posting.

Capiche? :)

Why use guest posts out of all other marketing methods?

I cannot tell you how important it is for you to know the answer to this question. This is especially true if you are working for a client.

It is quite normal for a lot of your clients to ask why you should run a guest posting campaign, when you can do social media, paid ads, or video marketing (among others).

If you don’t know how to answer that question effectively, you might end up losing the opportunity of working with your client because they’ll decide to go with video marketing, so they’ll hire a video marketer, instead of hiring a person with a skill set like yours.

These are the massive benefits that a business can have through guest posting.

a. They’ll solidify their brand image as an expert in their industry.

Since the business owner’s target audience can see their articles published on reputable websites, it’ll give their audience the impression that they are an expert in the industry. Otherwise, why would other websites feature the business, right?

In addition to that, since the audience can read the articles and learn from the tips, they’ll experience first hand how amazing the ideas that you shared are.

* Note – this will only happen if you’re publishing high quality posts.

b. Your website will rank better on Google’s search results page.

While there are a plethora of factors that Google looks into when determining which website should rank the highest on their search results, one of the most important ranking factor are links.

The more high quality websites link to you, the more Google will view your website as relevant and worthy of ranking.

Note – my explanation above about how Google decides which website will rank the highest  in their search results is just a simplistic way of describing it. You can bet that there is more to it than just that. However, let’s leave it at that for now since the main topic of this guide is about guest posting only.

If you want to learn more about what makes a website rank, you should read more about Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

d. You’ll get more traffic.

When determining which websites to pitch your guest post on, one of the metrics we look into is the website’s traffic. After all, what good is there for your work to be published on a website, if the website has very little to no traffic at all, right?

That being said, should your guest posts get accepted and published on the websites that we’ll describe as “qualified”, you can expect a decent number of readers to view it.

Of course, the more eyes there are on your write-up, the higher the chances that they’ll click your link and be routed to your website.

e. Longevity

Unlike paid ads where they’ll put down your content when the budget you’ve set has ran out, that’s not how guest posts work at all.

Once your article goes live, it’ll stay there until the end of days.

The webmasters or the editors don’t usually remove guest posts (or any kind of articles)  since it can have adverse effects on their website.

That being said, there is longevity to this marketing method. Can you imagine the kind of benefit you’ll get if you’ll manage to guest post on hundreds of websites?

Now that you’ve gotten a handle on the basics of guest posting, it’s time we start talking about the actual process.

The free tools that you will use.

I told you right? The tools we’ll be using are all free. You don’t need to pay hundreds of dollars worth of monthly subscription fees.

These are the tools that you’ll be needing to execute the guest posting process from start to finish.

a. SEO Quake

For scraping the URLs from Google’s search results page. This extension has tons of other nifty features. It can tell you the domain’s age, together with other data that can give you more insight about a website’s overall quality.

b. Similarweb

We need this to view the website’s estimated monthly traffic. In addition to the website’s monthly traffic, however, it can also tell you from which country a website’s traffic is coming from and what the source of the website’s traffic is (whether it comes from the search results, social media, referral, etc…), among others.

c. 99WebTools

We need this tool to obtain the website’s Domain Authority and Page Authority.

d. Microsoft Excel

This is the platform that I use where I sort out and “clean” the scraped URLs.

Step 1 – How to uncover niche related websites that will most likely accept guest posts.

There is more to using Google’s search engine by simply typing in your keywords when searching for something.

Google has advanced search queries that you can use. Here are some examples:

“Keyword for your niche” + “Guest post”

“Keyword for your niche” + “Write for us”

“Keyword for your niche” + “Become a contributor”

Using these search queries will make Google’s search engine come back to you with niche related websites that will most likely accept guest posts.

In addition to the 3 that I shared above, here’s a list that’s way more comprehensive.

* Note – Do not expect Google’s search results to be 100% accurate and relevant to what you are searching for. Rest assured that there are going to be pages that shouldn’t be on there.

Step 2 – How to scrape data.

You will need to install SEOQuake for this.

The good news is, installing the tool is pretty simple.

Once you’ve installed the plugin, you should be able to see SEOQuake’s icon on the top right part of your browser.

Guest Posting Guide

At this point, all you need to do is to go to Google’s search box, type in your advanced search query (ex. “Business Tips” + “Guest post”) then hit “search”.

* Note – this is the advanced search query that we used, “Keyword for your niche” + “Guest post”. You simply need to replace the part where it says “Keyword for your niche” with any keyword (or keyword phrase that is highly relevant to your niche.

This is how the page should look like if you’ll try to use the search box using our sample search query.

Guest Posting Guide

Pretty amazing, huh?

The button on the screenshot above that I told you to click will show you the URLs of all these results.

This is what will show up once you click it.

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To copy everything, simply do this:

  • Click inside the box.
  • Long press the “ctrl” button then press “a”
  • Long press the “ctrl” button then press “c”

Now that you’ve managed to scrape the data, paste everything in your MS Excel sheet.

Step 3 – How to remove the URL extensions so you’ll be left with the domain name (and the TLDs) only.

Now that all the URLs are in your Excel sheet, it’s time you remove all the extensions of the URL so only thing left becomes the domain names and the website’s TLDs.

Here’s how you can do that:

a. Click column “A”

b. Click the “Find & Search” button. You can find this on the top right part of your Excel sheet.

c. A pop-up will appear. You will need to add the characters “http://” on the portion where it says “Find What”, then press the “Replace All” button.

d. Repeat step “c” 3 more times. But this time, you need to replace “http://” with, “https://”, “www.”, and “/*”

Following the step above will remove whatever kind of extensions your URL has.

Let’s proceed to the next step.

Step 4 – How to obtain the statistics of the websites on your list.

There are several guidelines that marketers use to determine whether a website is worth linking to.

Others go indepth with their research on the website by checking their prospect website’s backlink profile, all just to make sure that they don’t have several low quality sites linking to them.

In short – the “No bad neighbors” rule.

That’s a good guideline to look into, btw.

However, let’s not go too deep down on that rabbit hole. Simply because going that route can be a bit too technical especially for those who are new to the industry.

Instead of going too deep on analyzing your prospect website’s link profile, I urge you to check out the website’s Domain Authority, estimated monthly traffic, and the other guidelines that I’ll share with you below.

To view your prospect website’s Domain Authority , you can use this free tool from 99webtools. All you need to do is copy and paste the list of websites on your Excel sheet, into the empty box on 99webtools.

After you click “check”, the tool will tell you the Domain and Page authority of the websites.

I’d also like to mention that I personally do not accept/qualify websites that has a Domain Authority that’s lower than 25. Anything that has a DA of 24 and lower, I remove from my list. This is just a rule that I follow, however. Other marketers have stricter guidelines, while other don’t even care about a website’s Domain Authority anymore.

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* Note – there is a limit of 50 websites/lines for every search that you make. That being said, you might have to do this several times if you’re doing everything by batch.

To view your prospect website’s estimated monthly traffic, you can go to similarweb.com.

Guest Posting Guide

The thing with similarweb is that you can’t run websites in bulk. You have to do it one by one.

Well. That’s the downside that I don’t like about using Similarweb.

However… If you’ll use the tool, you’ll be mindblown at how amazing it is.

You’ll be able to uncover several amazing data about your prospect websites.

Check these out.

Guest Posting Guide

The “Traffic by countries” data can do you wonders especially if you are targeting a group of people from a specific country.

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Here’s an important note that you need to remember when using the “Traffic Sources” section. If you’ll see that the website’s source of traffic are referrals, you need to be very careful with linking to that website.

You need to give that website a closer look.

There’s a good chance that they may be blindly linking to other websites, or spamming their way to build their links.

That right there is risky – that is, if you’ll link to them. Simply because linking to websites with bad neighbors can cause your website to be penalized by Google.

Alrighty!

At this point, you now have several websites on your list with their Domain Authority and estimated monthly traffic listed.

Note – if in case you missed it, the DA that I usually go with is 25+. If you are new to reviewing websites, then I urge you use the same figure for now. As for the monthly traffic, I don’t go with websites that have less than 10k traffic.

In addition to checking the website’s DA and monthly traffic, I urge you to consider these additional guidelines when trying to qualify websites:

  • Make sure that the website’s overall niche is highly relevant to yours (or your client’s).
  • The website should only be publishing high-quality articles.
  • It would be nice if the website has been up for several years. However, do not simply disregard websites that are just months old.
  • There shouldn’t be anything on the website that is porn or gambling related.
  • Make sure that the website looks professional.
  • Make sure that the website is mobile friendly.Avoid websites with intrusive pop-ups.
  • Avoid websites that have too many outbound links. Especially if the links are pointing to shady / low-quality sites.

Others go a bit more in depth with how they screen websites. However, if you’ll follow the basic guidelines that I’ve shared, more likely than not, you won’t get in trouble with getting penalized by search engines due to building your links.

Step 5 – Guidelines for creating a high converting guest post pitch.

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These are the points that I consider when creating a guest post pitch. If you’ll follow these points, you’ll be way ahead most freelancers who claim to be “outreach experts”.

a. Do not EVER us “Sir”, “Ma’am” or “Madam”. You’ll just sound spammy. No one will ever open your email message. Just use the person’s first name. If you can’t find that info, then simply use “Hi”, or “Hello”.

b. Personalize your outreach pitch.

c. Make it short, crisp, and straight to the point. Ideally, your pitch should just be 3 – 4 paragraphs.

d. Show samples of your previous work. That way, they won’t have to do the digging if they want to learn more about the quality of your work.

e. Depending on what their guest posting guidelines are, give them 2 – 3 ideas that you’d like to write about.

f. No grammar errors please. Proofread your pitch 3 – 4 times. Better yet, have someone else proofread it for you just to make sure that you have your blind spots covered.

g. Talk about benefits. At the end of the day, the question that the webmasters will ask before they decide whether or not to accept your pitch is, “What’s in it for me?”

And just so you know, telling your prospect webmaster that they’ll receive a carefully crafted and well-written article is often times not enough anymore.

That being said, be sure to address the “what’s in it for me?” question as best as you can. You can address this by telling them that you’ll help them with more traffic since you’ll share it across your social media platforms with thousands of followers, you’ll use paid ads to help them market the post, or you can tell them that you’ll send some clients over their way, etc…

In short – make accepting your guest post pitch worth the webmaster’s time.

f. Use a punchy subject line. If your subject line is boring and poorly crafted, all the other tips I shared above becomes useless – your prospect will never open your email.

Remember that the quality of your guest post pitch is an integral part of the guest post process. Mess up this part of the process, and you’ll find yourself frustrated due to being ignored by the webmasters you’re pitching your guest posts to.

That being said, pay extra attention to how you create your guest post pitch.

Step 6 – Guidelines for writing quality content.

After having sent countless guest posts to webmasters and editors, I have found several common points that they find appealing in an article.

These are the things that they feel will make the article “click”. And that’s what I’m going to share with you right now.

Note – the tips I’ll share isn’t the be-all and end-all guide to writing quality content. I urge you to check out the website’s list of writing guidelines first, then use the points that I’ll be sharing to compliment your piece.

If they don’t have any writing guidelines listed, then, feel free to use these tips.

  • Keep the word count to a minimum of 1200 words. Doing so will set you apart (somewhat) from the spammers. Spammers don’t usually like to put in the effort of writing a lengthy and comprehensive content since they are just that – spammers. That being said, the articles they usually send are 500-word articles – the word count that most people consider as the bare minimum.
  • Write in a conversational tone. Address your audience as “you”, and not “one” or “some people”. Using the latter makes your write-up sound vague. It can cause a disconnect between you and your readers.
  • Use images, videos, infographics, or any other elements that can help make your article “pop”.
  • Avoid adding 4 or more lines per paragraph. Doing so will make your paragraphs look overwhelming. Staying within 3 lines max per paragraph is a good practice to follow.
  • Use subheadings. This will make your article highly scannable.
  • Link to their inner pages.
  • Link to other sites. Be careful when using this tip since several webmasters are paranoid with people selling links to their websites. When linking to other sites, make sure that the sites you are linking to are highly relevant and reputable. Think Forbes.com, CNN, etc…
  • Have a clear CTA (call-to-action) at the end of your posts. Instead of asking your audience to contact or connect with you, ask them something that would benefit the webmaster instead. Like asking your readers to share the post, or asking the readers to subscribe to the webmaster’s newsletter.

That way, the webmaster will have all the more reason to accept your article, since at the end of it, you are asking the readers to do something that will greatly benefit the webmaster, and not yourself.

Wrapping things up

At this point of the guide, you should already have a list of high quality and relevant websites that you can pitch on, a carefully crafted guest post pitch that won’t be ignored by webmasters, and a clear idea of how to write an article that your prospects (and their audience) will surely love.

Now that you have all the elements that you need, all you need to do is to visit each website, look for the webmasters’ contact info, pitch your guest post, and wait for their reply.

If you followed the tips that I shared with you on how to craft your guest post pitch, I’m sure you’ll have several webmasters accepting your pitch. At that point, all you need to do is to write the article based on their writing guidelines (and the the writing guidelines that I shared with you), insert your link, then send it to them once it’s done.

Now that they’ve received your write-up, they’ll either accept it, request for minor changes to be made, or decline it. For as long as the latter doesn’t happen, you’d have successfully landed your guest post and relish on all the benefits that businesses can obtain from guest posts.

Pretty amazing, huh?

I told you it was simple, didn’t I?

What’s next?

Did you find the guest posting guide helpful? If you did, I’ll be tickled pink if you’ll take 3 seconds of your time to click the share button.

I wish you success in your future guest post campaigns!

5 ways to adjust your teaching for online education – How To Transition from Classroom to Online Live Instructor Led Teaching and Make Money

Here at GuruFace we’re setup to help traditional classroom instructors and teachers transition to holding their courses live online with students anywhere in the world.   We understand there are a great many traditional classroom teachers that are curious and considering taking their expertise online to earn money teaching online – but have concerns because they’ve never held an online course. You’re in good hands, here at GuruFace we can advise and support you in understanding the key differences you can expect in transitioning from teaching in the classroom, to teaching live online to students around the world.

According to a study conducted by Park, Johnson, Vath, Kubitskey, & Fishman (2013) on Examining the Roles of the Facilitator in Online and Face-to-Face Professional Development Contexts (Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 21(2), 225-245), teachers need to cater to individual students more online than in a traditional classroom, and focus on their writing since the teacher cannot get feedback from visual cues.   In online classes, lack of visual feedback is a common challenge for teachers to be mindful of.  We suggest you encourage questions through our Go-To-Meeting conference software. While conducting the course teachers need to continually ask the students to provide written feedback so the teachers know where the students are.    If writing is difficult for a student they can use videos instead of writing for feedback.   Students can create screencasts, record their voices, and share the videos with the teacher and the other students. GuruFace’s platform is flexible and designed to facilitate several options when it comes to instruction and learning.

The most effective way to conduct online lessons is often for the teacher to manage the classroom as a whole.   Because of this, online classes work best when they are kept to a smaller number of people.   For pre-recorded courses where there is no live instructor led training taking place class size is unlimited here at GuruFace. The anonymity of not being physically present in a classroom can also be a benefit to students attending online sessions.  Students who feel afraid to speak or raise their own issues in a physical classroom may often feel braver when they know they can’t be seen by other members of the class.  To sum up, while there are differences between physical and online learning, in the hands of a well-trained teacher, both delivery methods can be used to achieve the same goals. Below is a great article by Mary Strehl for The Babb Group where she gives insights on ways to adjust your teaching for online education. If online teaching is something you’re curious about, contact us here at GuruFace, we would love to share with you in detail our commitment and support system to make sure you can build a successful business teaching and earning money online from your expertise!  Here at GuruFace not only can you hold and earn money from live online teaching and training courses, you can sell your pre-recorded courses to students around the world.

 

read “5 ways to adjust your teaching for online education“: Teaching online requires rethinking your teaching methods to achieve your instructional objectives in a new environment. The technology involved in teaching online will also present you with new options, as well as new limitations.  If you’re transitioning from a brick and mortar classroom to online, here are five tips to make that transition a little smoother.

  1. You can now address your students as individuals! This is a major change in thinking when transitioning from a face to face environment to an online course. You are no longer addressing an entire room of students at once. Each student is accessing your course and reading the material as an individual. In announcements and directions, avoid addressing your students as ‘class’ or ‘all.’ You can use a singular ‘you’ instead.   When grading and emailing, address the student by name to add personalization.
  2. Remember that tone and humor doesn’t always come across as intended in text. Something that might be perceived as funny in a face to face interaction can be perceived much differently in writing. When in doubt, leave it out. Before hitting send on an email or submitting feedback for an assignment, reread your comments. Your correspondence is a reflection of you, and in an online setting it can add to or detract from your reputation. In an online setting, your students and colleagues will know you primarily through your text-based correspondence.Be professional and remember to proofread!
  3. Understand that students do not all have the same technology background. Many of your students might be taking an online course for the first time. Don’t assume your students will know how to navigate your course or know what is expected of them. Set your course up for success by providing detailed expectations, rubrics, and instructions.Be clear about what they should do and where they should navigate to, and use precise, consistent terminology when referring to the pages and documents they should be accessing. If the syllabus is located under the Course Information tab, direct them to the Course Information tab. If the syllabus is named Econ101 Syllabus, direct your students to read the Econ101 Syllabus.
  4. Let students know, clearly, what they can expect from you. Students will want to know: “How do I contact my teacher? When will I hear back from them? Do they have office hours? When and how will my assignments be graded?” These are all reasonable questions! Outline these expectations from the beginning, and stick to them.Teaching online doesn’t mean you have to be available 24/7, but you should let students know how to reach you and when they should expect to receive a reply. When grading, use rubrics and provide detailed feedback as to why the student did (or didn’t) earn points on an assignment. Grade assignments in a timely manner.
  5. Engage your students! The students are not sitting in the same room together, so you must create the opportunities for interaction in your course, not only with other students, but with the instructor and with the content. A higher quantity and quality of interaction boosts student satisfaction in the course, as well as their perception of learning.Build a sense of community with introductions, discussions, and interaction with the instructor. Model desired communication and interaction, scaffolding the discussions until they are running smoothly without your assistance. Use technology to your advantage, creating engaging and interactive content.

Above all, keep in mind the ultimate goal – student learning. What do your students need from you to be successful?

Click here to reach The Babb Group.


About the Author

Mary Strehl earned her MS in Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology from SUNY Albany.  Mary’s professional interests include designing online curriculum and online assessment methods.

60 Companies Hiring Online Tutors to Work from Home – Make Money Teaching & Selling Courses Online

There is a lot of variety in the field of online tutoring jobs from home. You can work as an ESL tutor, general tutor or as an education consultant.  This also is a great first step in building  your confidence in realizing you can go further and teach your own course online and build your own school online – with us here at GuruFace.  We can provide you with an integrated and scalable platform which already has all the components like Landing Page, Course offerings etc ready where you can customize it to your curriculum. You can sell your pre-recorded courses with ease using our e-commerce system that integrates with your site hosted here at GuruFace and lets you sell both your pre-recorded courses and enrollment into live online courses you offer here where you are the instructor (teaching from home).  You can take credit cards & Paypal for your paid courses.   Thus as you explore this list of ways to get started in online education tutoring, keep in mind GuruFace offers a path to get started online as a teacher and empowering you to build a business around selling your courses and holding live instructor-led courses – all from home.  Contact us here at GuruFace to learn more on how and why we are the best place on the internet to make money selling courses and enrollment to live courses held online.

Check out a list of companies where you can work as an online tutor and make money:

ESL Tutoring:

Berlitz – Berlitz hires native English and French tutors to work for them. Check out their career page for opportunities within US and outside the US.

Cambly – Work from anywhere in the world teaching English to students. Flexible work schedule.

English Hunt – Requires a teaching certification and at minimum a four-year degree for online tutoring jobs from home. A teaching certificate is not needed for their phone English programs.

English and Culture – Hires experienced English tutors to work for them.

GoFLUENT – GoFLUENT have career opportunities for online tutoring jobs from home in North America, Europe and Phillippines.

ISUS – Conduct telephone classes from home via telephone or VoIP and send feedback to students via the ISUS platform.

iTalki – Get paid to teach any language via Skype. Worldwide opportunity.

Language Development System – If you are a resident of US then you are eligible to apply for online tutoring jobs from home.

Mango Languages – You have to work as an independent contractor and must commit atleast 20 hours per week.

Open English – Apply as an ESL tutor if you have experience teaching English to adults of all levels.

Rosetta Stone – If you stay within 50 miles of one of the following cities: Chicago, Harrisonburg, VA, Miami, New York City, Seattle, or Washington DC then you can apply.

Sylvan – Sylvan hires tutors to teach students online, during home visits or at Sylvan Centers. You can make between $7 and $30 per hour.

TutorABC – You need to have a 4 year college degree and also the ability to speak slowly for online tutoring jobs from home.

Academic Tutoring:

Ace Your College Classes – Put your tutoring skills to work and earn money by browsing questions.

Aim4A – Looking for part-time and full-time tutors to provide online tutoring services to students worldwide.

Brainfuse  – Send them your resume to get registration code which must be entered in their website for registration.

Brainmass  – Applicants may register as Academic Experts if they are currently working on, or have obtained, a graduate-level (Masters or PhD) degree from an accredited university.

Credo Tutoring Solutions –Hires state certified teachers and online tutors within US for their online teaching jobs from home.

E-Sylvan – Hires experienced tutors to work for them. Must have a teaching certificate and must work for at least 8 hours per week.

Educate Online – You must have teaching certificate to apply.

Edgenuity – Always looking for tutors on a full-time or part-time basis for their online tutoring jobs from home.

EduWizards – Register with EduWizards and teach students online on a variety of subjects. Fixed and flexible tutoring options available.

Elevate Learning – You can apply if you have previous tutoring or teaching experience.

eNotes – Help students and teachers in the homework help area as an educator.

Homework Tutoring – Get paid to teach online in the subjects of engineering, history, or law.

InstaEDU – Anyone with previous teaching, tutoring or instruction experience is encouraged to submit their information. Tutors must be at least 18 years of age and have started or graduated from college.

Instructional Connections – Hires virtual academic tutors to work from home.

Limu – You can set your own fees and teach in any subjects.

Magoosh – Answer students’ questions about the GRE, GMAT and SAT via email and get paid.

Parliament Tutors – Help students with academic tutoring, college prep, post-graduate prep and teaching foreign language. Previous teaching experience preferred for their online tutoring jobs from home.

Prep Now – You need at least two years of teaching or tutoring experience and either a composite 28 on the ACT or a 650 on the SAT Math and SAT Verbal/CR. Also a bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university is required.

The Reasoning Mind – Work as an online tutor from anywhere in the world helping kids in grades 2-6.

Revolution Prep – Always looking for talented driven people to join their team. Must have experience and must undergo an intensive training before getting hired.

Smarthinking – Smartthinking is hiring motivated individuals to serve as part-time tutors. The major responsibility is tutoring students of varying abilities and ages. However, responsibilities may include assisting in the training and mentoring of new tutors.

Students Questions – Get paid to answer any questions at any time you want.

Top Notch Tutoring – Must be a U.S. citizen with a college degree with a major or minor in preferred subjects.

TutaPoint – US only. Must have two years past tutoring experience to be considered for online tutoring jobs from home.

Tutor Vista – You must have a degree in the subject you want to teach.

Tutor.com – For most subjects, an applicant must be a College Sophomore or Higher or have graduated from an accredited US or Canadian University by the Fall of 2013 in order to proceed with the application process. Degrees earned outside of the U.S. or Canada are not accepted.

WebTeach – Set your own schedule and teach from anywhere.

Wzyant – Create your free profile and get immediate access to current tutoring jobs.

Virtual Teaching:

Aim – Hires student mentors throughout Texas.

Argosy University – All positions allow individuals to work through online communication from their present location. Candidates must have previous teaching experience and possess a master’s degree for undergraduate programs and a doctoral degree for masters and doctoral programs.

Bridgeway Academy – Previous experience of teaching in an online classroom setting and teaching certification required.

California Virtual Academies – Must have a teaching certificate to apply. Only hires in California.

Capella Education Company – Must have the possibility of teaching across all degree levels (Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral), and serve in course development, mentoring and committee member roles.

CourseBridge – Create online courses and upload it in their server. Once the course is downloaded, you get paid. You can also teach your courses online.

Connections Academy – Hires teachers to teach students on various subjects for their online teaching jobs from home.

Edmentum – Hires teachers with teaching certificate throughout US.

Educate Online – Hires virtual teachers within US.

Kaplan – Minimum 90th percentile overall score required on the exam you are interested in teaching.

K 12 – Browse their career page for online teaching opportunities.

Middlebury Interactive – Hires experienced world language tutors for their online teaching jobs from home.

Remilon – You have to create your own course and teach students online.

WebTeach – Set your own rates and create your own virtual school and teach from anywhere.

We Teach Science – Hires “mentor coaches” to mentor their students online.

Universal Class – Send them your video tutorial. If your video is accepted, you get paid.

Test Scoring:

The ACT – The ACT needs qualified people to read and score student essays for the ACT Writing Test. Pays roughly $12 an hour.

ETS – Looking for constructed-response scoring professionals to evaluate samples of performance such as written short answers or essays, spoken responses and portfolios. Pays anywhere between $10 – $20 per hour.

Measurement Inc. – Hires readers/evaluators to work from home. Must have a graduate degree to apply.

Pearson – Seeking candidates to work from home as professional scorers.

Write Score – Hires essay scorers all over US to work from home.