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

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

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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 Write a Stellar Instagram Bio

How to Write a Stellar Instagram Bio

Does your Instagram bio look like an itemized emoji list that consists of unconnected words and phrases? Do you run out of space trying to explain to the newcomers what exactly you do, for whom and why? Do you wonder how to communicate your business vision in a couple...

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How to Overcome a Fixed Mindset When You Teach Online

How to Overcome a Fixed Mindset When You Teach Online

“These people won’t pay me more than $25 an hour. Why would they? There are many others who charge less and do the same kind of stuff.”   In the past several weeks, two of my clients have sold 4-figure packages. These are the same people who just three years ago...

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The case for a small online summit

The case for a small online summit

A few years ago when Veronika Palovska and myself decided to run an online summit for language teachers, we wanted something unconventional. Our goal was to make it more effective and less overwhelming than regular online summits we’d attended.   After some...

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How to stop trading time for money as a coach

How to stop trading time for money as a coach

Ermy Pedata teaches Italian online at The Language Rose (check out her Instagram account, too). Last year she made a smart move away from trading time for money, and in this interview she shares how the process went and what she learned as she challenged herself to...

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