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Starting a Home Based Tutoring Business - Step by Step Guide

By Edited Feb 2, 2014 1 1

Learn how to start a home based tutoring business.

Starting a home based tutoring business is actually easier than you might think. If you follow these simple steps you will be on your way to making money with you very own home based tutoring business.

Things You Will Need

Access to Schools

Step 1

The first thing you need to do is figure out what subjects you are capable of tutoring. Once you have this figured out you will want to create fliers that describe you and your services. Don't make it too wordy. Use bullet points and headings to catch people's attention. Try to give yourself a unique selling point that separates you from other tutors. Make sure to have one set of fliers with tear off tags at the bottom with your phone number. You should also create a shortened version of a about half a page to leave on cars and other places.

Step 2

Now that you have your fliers made up and ready to go it's time to find places to post them. Depending on what age group you will be focusing on will determine where you will be posting them. College students are by far the easiest to target but will probably not have as much money to use your services long term. Typically at colleges there are boards in the different departments and library where you can post your services. Don't forget to target local coffee shops where students go to study.

For grade school level children, marketing them will be a little more difficult. The first place you should start is with the school administration. Approach the administrators and let them know that you are offering home based tutoring services and if they have anywhere that they would allow you to post your fliers. You can also ask if they would allow you to pass them out to parents or possibly attend any of the parent meetings to pass out fliers.

Step 3

The next step in starting a home based tutoring business is to create an online presence. Start a free blog on wordpress or blogger that describes your services. Write articles regarding different tips on tutoring and make sure to have your physical location show up in each article to help you rank for the keyword tutor in search engines for local results.

Step 4

After you have setup your blog look for local social networks that you can join online or physically attend. The easiest way to do this is just search for topics around tutoring in your area. Look for places where people can discuss things like forums or groups that have meetings where you can promote your services. You need to get your name out there as an authority in tutoring.

Step 5

Another great way to promote your new startup home based tutoring business is craigslist.org. Not only is it an excellent way to get your services out there but it's free in most areas. Create multiple ads to rotate every few days.

Step 6

After you start getting business, the next thing you will need to do is ask for referrals. People will feel more obligated to refer you business if you ask for it. If you feel uncomfortable doing, get over it! It will be your best resource for new business and it won't cost you anything to ask. You don't have to ask in a way that will make the person uncomfortable just do it in a way that is subtle but clear that you are open for more business.
Hopefully you're now feeling more confident with starting a home based tutoring business. Now you just need to get out there and start doing it. Remember the internet has a wealth of information for you to use to not only learn but to sell your services. So make sure to keep reading and never stop learning.

Tips & Warnings



Aug 28, 2009 3:34pm
This article is very informative on having a tutoring business.
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