Teaching English Online: Be Patient

You started your online teaching business, but success is not happening as fast as you thought, what should you do? Sometimes you have to wait. There are times when you have taken the necessary steps to progress but you must allow time for external factors to play a role . In these situations it’s best to employ patience. Things may work out, but you must give them the opportunity to do so.

Many people believe that once they get accepted onto a platform, whether it is a freelance platform, or a more structured company, their online career will immediately take off. Some people believe they should instantly be receiving 5 star reviews from all their customers, and a heavily booked schedule for as long as can be planned out. Unfortunately, this is not the reality

In order to become a successful online teacher on any platform, patience is absolutely a requirement. You will need patience because customers will be hesitant to book you with little or no reputation, this means you will likely be teaching few classes for the first few months on any plat form, it could literally be 0 – 1 class a week for the first few weeks or months

In order to become a successful online teacher on any platform, patience is absolutely a requirement. First you will need patience because customers will be hesitant to book you as you lack a reputation, this means that you will be teaching few classes likely for the first few months on any plat form, it could literally be 0 – 1 class a week for the first few weeks or months.

You must employ patience for yourself to improve. As you begin to teach online, you are going to have many good and bad days. Sometimes your energy levels will be fantastic, and your teaching style will work with your students, other times it will be difficult to connect with your students and provide them with the best strategies. However, when you feel those bad days occur, you have to patient with your self, review what you are doing and figure out how to improve. This process takes time, it can only be achieved through putting in work over a time.

The last tip for patience is about stamina. When teaching online as a full time business, it takes time to become accustomed to teaching long enough to make good money. Depending on how much you are paid on various platforms, you will likely want to teach between 8-10 hours a day to make a living. While these hours of work are not out of the norm for society, sometimes you will find yourself teaching for 9 – 10 hours with no more than a 2- 5 minute break between each class. This can be very difficult to adjust to. You must build up your ability to work for long periods of time continuously. Once again, I implore you to employ patience. Give yourself time to slowly adjust to incremental increases in teaching time until you can handle a 9 + hour push of teaching to meet your financial goals.

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