Elena Mutonono’s Blog for Smart Online Teaching

Strategies and Case Studies for Online Language Teachers Moving Away from 1:1 Hustle

Elena Mutonono’s Blog for Smart Online Teaching

Strategies and Case Studies for Online Language Teachers Moving Away from 1:1 Hustle

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How to stop charging by the hour and begin working smarter

How to stop charging by the hour and begin working smarter

I started my business by charging $15 per hour for language lessons. It was a welcome upgrade from the stressful College teaching job I’d had prior. Within 6 months I discovered that exchanging my time for money impacted my physical well-being and my productivity. It...

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How I Learned to Teach Online Without Giving Skype Lessons

How I Learned to Teach Online Without Giving Skype Lessons

Last week I featured Chris Rush's post on how he began giving skype lessons via italki, and moved from zero students to being overbooked. This week I want to share with you how you can make money online without teaching on skype.    In my new book The Numbers...

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How to stop charging by the hour and begin working smarter

How to stop charging by the hour and begin working smarter

I started my business by charging $15 per hour for language lessons. It was a welcome upgrade from the stressful College teaching job I’d had prior. Within 6 months I discovered that exchanging my time for money impacted my physical well-being and my productivity. It...

read more
How I Learned to Teach Online Without Giving Skype Lessons

How I Learned to Teach Online Without Giving Skype Lessons

Last week I featured Chris Rush's post on how he began giving skype lessons via italki, and moved from zero students to being overbooked. This week I want to share with you how you can make money online without teaching on skype.    In my new book The Numbers...

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Recent posts
How to use webinars to grow your audience

How to use webinars to grow your audience

If you don't want to use social media, webinars will help you grow your audience just as effectively. If you are able to collaborate with another teacher/coach with a bigger audience you won't even need to worry about where to find the people.   One of my...

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What Results to Expect in Your First Year of Online Business

What Results to Expect in Your First Year of Online Business

What do you expect in your first year of running an online teaching business? It's one question online teachers ask me all the time. What they want to say is, "Will I be able to make X a month?" "Will I be able to leave my current job?" "Will I be able to retire?"...

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How to keep selling your products after the first launch

How to keep selling your products after the first launch

Remember the first time you spoke a foreign language? When all the hours of practice and drills are finally paying off? That first time when random words are a sentence and what used to sound like a gargle is now a piece of information? That first time is intoxicating...

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How to Spark Connection and Engagement on Instagram

How to Spark Connection and Engagement on Instagram

Someone asked an interesting question in our Smart Teacher’s Library forum the other day: “What is a connection with your followers on Instagram and how do you know when you have it?”   To help explore this topic today I’ve invited Elfin Waters, who is an online...

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How to Create Friendly and Memorable Images on Instagram

How to Create Friendly and Memorable Images on Instagram

Now that you’ve updated your Instagram bio so it’s clear and compelling, let’s look at another important aspect of building your community on Instagram — visual storytelling. I’ve noticed that it’s one of the things that’s hard to understand because there’s usually an...

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How to use webinars to grow your audience

How to use webinars to grow your audience

If you don't want to use social media, webinars will help you grow your audience just as effectively. If you are able to collaborate with another teacher/coach with a bigger audience you won't even need to worry about where to find the people.   One of my...

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