My Piano Teacher: Rev, did you practice every day?
Me: I practiced just this morning!
My Piano Teacher: What about the other six days of the week?
It was obvious that I had crammed for my piano lesson like cramming for a biology test.
I really wanted to learn to play the piano. But I really hated practicing!
Consider Giving Lessons
For every expert in any given field, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of interested customers that need an instructor to teach them.
If you are skilled and willing to teach students, consider taking on a few clients to meet your financial goals. Learn to profit by giving lessons.
If you answer yes to the items below, it might be time to take the plunge.
- I am good/great at ________________.
- I need extra cash.
- I would be a great instructor.
- I could devote some time to teaching each week.
We have all had bad teachers.
Find a way to become the kind of teacher that you wish you would have had.
But I Don’t Feel Like an Expert!
I hear so many talented people say, “But I’m not an expert!”
Ridiculous! I say.
You just have to know A LITTLE MORE than a beginner and then would serve as an expert to someone who doesn’t know anything.
You don’t have to be doing your hobby for years to know more than someone just starting out.
We need a teacher on all different levels.
Maybe you can only teach the beginners and then pass them on to their next instructor who can teach intermediates and then on to their next teacher for advanced lessons.
Just know you can start from where you are.
Taking on Students Face-to-Face
If you want to teach students in person, there are a couple of ways to do this. Some instructors can take on multiple students in one session. This is a really good way to cash in on your time.
All skills are not conducive though to this type of instruction and require one-on-one training.
It depends on your area of expertise and of course your creativity to make it work.
But you can charge more for teaching individual students since you are being paid for your expertise and attention.
For example, think of teaching knitting to a group as opposed to piano lessons to an individual.
More Bang for Your Buck!
Since we live in the beautiful world of technology, there is a way to reach the thousands of willing students that I referenced earlier.
You can put your lessons online in the form of selling informational products and reach far more students than you ever could in your living room.
There are many websites set up all ready to help you sell your online lessons.
Clickbank is the most popular but here is an article with 10 alternatives to Clickbank with summaries for each.
These resources will allow you various opportunities to work and communicate with students online.
This type of instruction can be selling for you 24/7.
Take the time to research and see which site is best for you.
Whichever method you decide to share your expertise with the world, in person with one or many students, online virtually interacting with students, or setting up your online lessons to work for you while you are sleeping, just know that teachers will always be needed.
You have to decide if this is the best way for you to leave your mark on the world.
I’m sure you will find better students than my piano teacher had!
Be sure and share with us which venue you have selected so we can cheer you on.