I hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family. This year I want to start a series that will help you grow your tutor business. Each week we’ll highlight something that will help you build your business. I am a firm believer in building a business that will last for you until you decide to sell it or retire, so while there are some shortcuts out there, we will be focusing on building your tutor business for the long haul.
We’ve talked about goals before – you’ll want to review it before you continue.
The great thing about owning a tutor business is you have recurring income. You sign up a student and the will be your student for at least a semester. The bad thing is all tutor students have a limited amount of time you can tutor them. This makes getting new students one of the most important activities that you can engage in.
The beginning of a semester is a great time to get new students. Use techniques that worked for you at the beginning of the year. One big objection during this time of the year is money, many times families spend more than they mean to for presents, so that can be a powerful objection. A great way to get around this objection is to offer them a discount for January.
Next time we’ll talk about Taxes – till then share some of your favorite strategies for getting new students in the comments below.