Grow Your Language Teaching Business the Smart Way

Tired of crazy hours and unpredictable income from 1:1 lessons? Learn how you can work less, make more and enjoy freedom, creativity and peace of mind.

Grow Your Language Teaching Business the Smart Way

Tired of crazy hours and unpredictable income from 1:1 lessons? Learn how you can work less, make more and enjoy freedom, creativity and peace of mind.

How do you feel when you teach online?

Are you…

the Hare,

…hopping from one lesson to another with no strategy in mind, working too fast and too much, feeling overwhelmed and anxious about the next day?

or the Turtle,

…working steady but smart, thinking about every step, following a long-term strategy towards fewer hours and a steady income?

The truth is, the hare never wins

Cramming hours, hustling more clients, never taking a break. You know it yourself: This isn’t leading you anywhere. But what to do instead?

How could you work fewer hours but get a steady income?

How could you grow your teaching business but also allow yourself to breathe  – spend more time with your family, travel, or resume those painting classes you had to give up?

Discover new ways to teach online

Discover new ways to teach online

My name is Elena Mutonono. I help burned out online language teachers move beyond 1:1 Skype lessons and create a smarter system where your clients want you to teach them on your terms.

I went from making $0 in January 2016 to $2,000 per month within half a year without worrying about 1:1 students.

Since then, I have taught dozens of language teachers how to work small but smart and create a sustainable business that not only pays the bills but brings you joy and fulfillment.

Want to transform your teaching business? Take your first step today!

Smart Teacher’s Kit

Smart Teacher’s Kit

Tired of the unpredictability and the lack of freedom? Want to move away from 1:1 lessons and earn a stable income while working less?

This free Smart Teacher’s Kit will show you the way to fewer hours and more fulfillment from your language teaching business. You’ll learn:

  • What language teaching formats deliver better results than 1:1 lessons in less time
  • What software you can use (even if you aren’t tech-savvy)
  • How to make the transition from 1:1 to different formats without losing your current clients

Bonus: 3 extra lessons and worksheets that will help you plan your finances and use your time more effectively

Smart Teacher’s Library

Smart Teacher’s Library

Feeling lost, confused and alone with your business struggles? Wish you could ask more experienced teachers for advice?

Join a community of the like-minded people who will support you, give you feedback and inspire you to think differently.

You’ll get unique access to:

  • private chat room to meet and learn from like-minded teachers
  • 40+ video training recordings to watch at your own pace
  • one live group training a month

Bonus: One personal 1:1 training session with me every quarter.

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Chiara Coombs, ESL teacher for U.S. immigrants, clearlingo.us

  • I can’t imagine running my business without the support of other teachers in the Library.

When I joined the Smart Teacher’s Library, I was feeling hopeless because I put a lot of energy into ideas that didn’t get results. I spent hours per week on my website, my social media accounts, and other “tasks” that filled up my day. I repeatedly struggled with burnout and was not sure how make a livable wage.

Since joining the Library and working with Elena, I’ve learned how to put aside perfectionism. This has helped me with marketing and creating new programs for students that are actually scaleable. It’s hard to list everything I’ve accomplished! To name a few, Elena helped me raise my prices (twice!), create an asynchronous speaking program, and record my first audio course. Now I feel confident about my programs and prices. I’m seeing better results.

I can’t imagine running my business without the support of other teachers in the Library. Many teachers have referred clients to me, and I’ve found ways to support my peers. When I feel lost in my business, I post a question in the group and immediately feel that I’m part of a community of people who get things done.

I now feel that I’m building a business that is smart and sustainable – financially and mentally.

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Trisha Traughber, Copy writer and writing coach for multilingual creatives, teachers and interpreters, vagabondenglish.com

  • I love the way the library is always changing–Elena’s group coaching sessions and monthly topics always help me revisit some aspect of my mindset or my business.

I have been a member of the library since it opened. So I’ve had the experience of going through Elena’s well-organized tutorials when I have practical needs. But the library is still relevant to me. 

There is always something new to learn and I love having access to Elena’s ongoing quality content. The community is also a great way to gather new ideas and stay motivated by hanging out with other motivated, and thoughtful online teachers and coaches.

And I love the way the library is always changing–Elena’s group coaching sessions and monthly topics always help me revisit some aspect of my mindset or my business. Running an online business is not something that happens overnight. You need to stay with it over a long period of time despite doubts, setbacks and frustrations–this community is something that helps you do that.

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Why do you need to pitch your services outside your own audience? In the previous post I shared some ideas on how to pitch your services to your current and past clients, your subscribers and followers, when is a “good time” to do it and how you can do it organically....

read more
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How to pitch your teaching services online (part 1)

This month in the Library forum I created a channel to share how we pitch our services online and hold each other accountable through the process.   In business “a pitch” is a presentation of your idea, product or collaborative project to a group of people who...

read more

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