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What Freelance Teachers and Formula 1 Drivers have in common

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Formula 1 drivers have at least one formula for success. Freelance teachers can learn from them. Yet is the Formula 1 success formel ethical? Is it right or wrong? Likewise, do teachers become freelance teachers for all the right reasons? Or all the wrong ones?

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Protected: 10 Tips on How to negotiate prices (Part Two)

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Protected: How to negotiate prices with language schools (or any other teaching institute, for that matter) Part One

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Spotlights On! …And Action! (What Is USP?)

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What Is USP? (Part I) Happiness is on the back of horse. 😛 The horse business is colossal: breeding, selling, training and owning horses. There are hundreds of different breeds in the world and just as many people wanting or dreaming of owning one. Out of all these thousands (if not millions) of horses, how […]

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How Much Time And Money Are You Losing On The Internet?

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The kaleidoscopic effect of Internet has two sides: It is magical and it casts spells. It is rich with useful information, tools, products and services. It also absorbs as much of your time as is required to ensure that you don’t get any work done and it can empty your wallet.

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What Ball-and-Chain Fetters Most Freelance Teachers?

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The chains that hold you (and many Freelance Teachers, too).
Freelance teachers do not earn well. The cause is invariably focused in the wrong place – on its symptoms — rather than focusing on the cause itself.

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Why You Are Doing Your Students A Disservice By Avoiding Marketing

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Most teachers believe marketing is advertising or selling yourself – something that is pushy and where you are imposing yourself on others. This is because marketing is often understood to only mean “advertising” and “selling yourself”. You struggle with the ethical idea of combining teaching and running a business – especially when that word “marketing” rears its head. But are you doing your students and customers a disservice by not marketing simply because you feel an ethical problem with marketing?

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Do Freelance Teachers Need Business Cards?

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How To Avoid The Fate Of Most Business Cards The business of doing business with business cards An electrician told me how one of his elderly customers keeps a cork notice board hanging above her telephone, filled with neat rows of business cards (her doctor, her dentist, the plumber, and several other business cards) — […]

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10 Cold Calling Tips For Freelance Teachers

Cold Calling Fears Actors and actresses suffer from it. Professional speakers suffer from it. What is it? Stage fright. Stage fright is when you stand in front of a task and think everything – but absolutely everything – will go wrong and you will fail and you will be sooooo embarrassed by it all. Generally, […]

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To Specialise or Not To Specialise, That Is The Question

How to decide if you should specialise in one of the four ELT skills Steve Martin has to learn the “terrible American accent” in “The Pink Panther” and engages “Sophie, the best pronunciation teacher in the world” to help. A hilarious 1.52 minutes where Sophie almost gives up teaching him “I would like to buy […]

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