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

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An Open Letter to the Exhausted Online Teacher

An Open Letter to the Exhausted Online Teacher

My Dear Friend,   When you read this letter, I will be in a different place. I’m not sure what it will look like and how I get there. You might be frustrated that I left you all by yourself when you’re stuck and overwhelmed, but I had no choice. I felt like both...

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How to Use Creative Storytelling in Your Marketing

How to Use Creative Storytelling in Your Marketing

“Storytelling is more than simply an art – it is a crucial skill for life and commerce.” - Tim Lott   Which is easier for a child to comprehend?   "2 plus 2 equals 4 (repeat 10 times and memorize)." OR "I have 2 apples, then a friend brings me 2 more. How...

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3 Things to Fix When Your Online Course Doesn’t Sell

3 Things to Fix When Your Online Course Doesn’t Sell

You’ve spent months working on your brand new online course. You’ve read marketing books. Watched webinars. You’re excited and filled with entrepreneurial fervor.   Now you publish your course so it’s visible to thousands of potential clients online, and you wait...

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6 Sneaky Lies About Teaching Languages Online

6 Sneaky Lies About Teaching Languages Online

No distraction, fix, frivolity, or formula will provide what the balm of truth can. ~ Ruth Chou Simons   When I was in elementary school, I used to envy teachers’ kids. I felt like by virtue of living in the same household with a teacher, they were privileged to...

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10 painful truths about teaching languages online

10 painful truths about teaching languages online

How would you like to get a book review that goes like this,   “It is hands-on, very clear and concise, and full of the information you don't want to hear. But it is exactly what you need to hear.”   This is one of the Amazon reviews of our first book....

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How to Boost Your Marketing Without Selling Your Soul Online

How to Boost Your Marketing Without Selling Your Soul Online

What happens when all the marketing you do for your online teaching business hits a wall? Knowing how “ecstatic” you get when you think about marketing, hitting a wall is a common experience. What we do about it determines whether or not our business will thrive....

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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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