Income Must Be Commensurate With Input
When I started Online Teaching, a lot of people had already been in the trade - TESL (Teaching English As A Second Language); TEFL (Teaching English As A Foreign Language) - for a long time, albeit with very minimal success. Others even quit.
Apprehensive, Agitated, Excited, Impatient - these describing words perfectly reveal how I felt, as I awaited my first student caller.
This was after hectic months marked by: Rehearsals, Interviews and Training - all the processes one goes through before securing a job.Booking Rate
A favorable booking rate is the key to success as an Online Teacher. What do I mean?
Imagine a scenario where a teacher chooses to work 8 hours per day at a daily rate of $1 per lesson:
- A class runs for 20-25 minutes
- In an 8-hour working day, one can teach a maximum 16 students
- Maximum daily income = $16
- Monthly income is approximately $400
One's income range is $0 - 480. That's where booking rate comes into play.My Motto, My Mantra
Imagine spending the bulk of your working time watching a blank screen. Weird as it may sound, this may happen. How?
With a low booking rate, To avoid this from happening:
- "Achieve A High Booking Rate" became my personal mantra
- "Income Must Be Commensurate To Input" was my motto