OnlineBound Podcast Episode 9

What does a sustainable online teaching business look like?

September 16, 2021

In the first episode of the second season of OnlineBound, I talk about what it actually means to work in a sustainable way as an online teacher. Tune in to learn about the 3 ways to help you achieve sustainability at work, the questions you need to keep asking yourself, and the mindset shifts you need to make to give yourself permission to work smarter, not harder.

Instead of “what’s on my to-do list?”, ask yourself: “what do I need to do my best work?” 


Listen to the episode

Discussed in this episode:

The 3 ways to help you achieve sustainability at work: 

  1. The right mindset (no eye rolls please!)
  2. Embracing messy change
  3. The mindful journey forward

Listen to the episode to learn more about these three ways, what exactly they mean, and some practical steps you can take today towards working in a more sustainable way. 

Links and resources

? The Smart Teacher’s Library — a community where online language teachers learn to build a successful business on their own terms

? To learn more about my personal story of transitioning to smart online teaching, read my book Flowers in the Frost: The Untold Stories of Online Teaching

About Elena Mutonono

Elena Mutonono is a seasoned business coach who helps online language teachers move beyond 1:1 lessons and create a smarter system that lets you teach on your own terms and guaranties a stable income.

Elena is the author and co-author of 5 books, the creator of several online courses and the hostess in the Smart Teacher’s Library — a community for online language teachers and coaches.

She is one of the organizers of the Online Teacher Summit — an annual online conference that brings together hundreds of online language teachers and coaches and inspires them to move toward working smarter.

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OnlineBound is created and produced by Elena Mutonono and edited by Hanna James. Podcast notes, branding, graphic design, and tech support by Veronika Palovska. Podcast music by James Martin.

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