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To Charge or Not To Charge? Once upon a time, there lived a Chinese Emperor who dearly wanted a beautiful black lacquered box adorned with a graceful picture of a heron – a symbol for strength, purity, patience and long life. A local artist was found and the Emperor was told he could pick up […]

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We Need Three Quotes!

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How Not To Die Slowly (But Surely) Tom is a young student who takes pride in wearing tailor-made shirts, suits and coats especially as the price was affordable for a student’s pocket. Like any person pleased with a new service, Tom recommended the tailor to his friends. He particularly liked being able to personalise his […]

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Why Do Students Pay The Fees We Ask?

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Quotation: “A business that doesn’t make money is just a hobby!” Many freelance teachers fail to make a living because they lack the knowledge to price their services. They embrace self-sacrificing philosophies and allow these philosophies to rule their business. Two important truths about your teaching business

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Protected: The Proof Lies In The Pudding!

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Protected: What Is The Best Method To Start Your Pricing Strategy?

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How Underearning Affects The Quality Of Your Retirement

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The money you make now affects you 30 years later — so imagine yourself in 30 years and look after yourself. Underearning during a working lifetime inevitably results in poverty in retirement age. How much accumulated money could you lose over ca. 30 years by not negotiation a better salary or lesson fee from the […]

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Why Is It So Hard To Achieve A Decent Fee or Lesson Rate?

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall… ‘Money is what money does’ An old quote my husband’s mother used to repeat during and after the WWII. She was one of the thousands of widowed ‘Trummerfrau’ in living in Berlin. There isn’t an exact translation I’m aware of in English but the word ‘Trummer’ in German means rubble […]

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Protected: Murdering Ghosts in ‘The Fog’

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Should Freelance Teachers Give Discounts?

TINA: There Is No Alternative * Wirtschafts woche Edition 18 dated 2.5.2011 Editor’s letter: TINA geht fremd; author: Roland Tichy Hans Magnus Einzensberger (author) states European political stances practically forbids its citizens to think. He is quoted as saying: “There Is No Alternative” which quickly became an acronym: TINA* What Einzensberger was talking about was the EU financial rescue […]

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The fated strategy of accepting “the going rate” for teaching services

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What is the “going rate” for teaching services per month and per hour, please? What do lemmings and the “going rate” have in common? Lemmings are infamous for one thing. They blindly follow another lemming before him without considering the consequences.

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