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Advice – Now is a good time to start thinking about tutoring plans you’re going to have for your students this summer. We’ll be talking some about this in future issues, but now is a good time to think some about it.
Don’t give up. We all have bad days and sometimes bad weeks or months. It is easy to get discouraged when something goes wrong or doesn’t work exactly the way we were hoping it would work. My Dad had a saying that I’ve tried to keep in mind when things go wrong. “Reach for the stars, you may not get one but you won’t come up with a handful of Mud.”
So when I get discouraged here are some things I do to try and get back on track.
1. Take a step back. Let’s pretend I’m looking for clients in my tutoring business. For a day or two don’t think about it and don’t try to get any additional students.
2. Figure out what is going wrong. After the days away from the problem review to figure out what may have been going wrong. Again let’s pretend that I’ve been putting up tear sheets at the local grocery store and haven’t gotten any phone calls.
3. Figure out a new plan. Try something different. Try new things. Post flyers at different locations. Review the tips in the guide and videos…. just don’t give up!
Tutor Tips –
People learn in different ways – we’ve worked on creating some videos for you but we got a bit behind this week when we had some bad storms earlier this week. We should have them for you by next week’s edition. If you would like them sooner you can check them out as we post them by following our blog.
Business Help –
Don’t forget that you’ll need to make sure to send your tax forms in by next Friday. You won’t be able to change very much about this year’s tax bill but you can help with next years. One note make sure you check with your tax professional to make sure you can take advantage of these ideas.
Your ‘home’ office – set aside a portion of your home for your tutoring business. You’ll then be able to take a portion of your home expenses off your taxes. Say that you have a 1000 square foot house and you use 50 square feet exclusively for your home business. Then you would be able to take 5% of your expenses. Complete details can be found here –
We’ll talk about more deductions next time.
Off the Hook
If you like movies and enjoy watching them online – you can check http://www.hulu.com/.
If you do have a website – below are some tutorials
If you don’t have a website / facebook
21 Days to build your website – excellent resource also includes some of the best facebook tutorials we’ve seen.
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