Here I've compiled as much information about the tools and techniques you’ll need to find your way to getting more bookings on Utorial.
- After you’ve signed up as a Tutor, add plenty of detail to your profile so that the rest of the community can see your skills and experience. Make sure YOU would want to book you – your potential students should have confidence they’re going to be able to learn from you.
- Add references by linking your account to LinkedIn (on your settings page), or ask friends/ colleagues to add a recommendation via your profile page (see image).
- Add tags (in your ‘Settings’) so you appear in relevant search results
- You can only be booked for days/ times you’ve set yourself as available – it’s really important to add and maintain availability on your calendar (accessible via ‘Settings’ – see image).
- Create tutorials – package up certain lessons or advice into a specific time slot. Tutorials can be for 1-to-1 discussions or Group tutorials for 2 or more people. You can have upto 500 people in a group tutorial and they have to be scheduled for a specific time and day.
- Link your account to Facebook, LinkedIn and/ or Google +. This can help people see you’re a real person with a wider online presence (via ‘Settings’ page – See image).
- Set your rate – this should be relative to the fees you would charge in the real world. Students will see your fees converted to their local currency rates and it includes a 20% commission we add on top of your fee (you get paid your full rate).
- Respond to booking requests quickly - People can book you either for a generic discussion for between 15-120 minutes (you can choose to accept each individual booking) or they can book one of your specific tutorials if you’ve created them.
- The classroom and video chat works on Chrome and Firefox browsers. We’re working hard to make it compatible with Explorer. It does not currently support Safari. A mobile/ tablet version of the site is in the works too.
- Payment will be sent to Tutors via PayPal 7 days after the tutorial is complete. This is still the cheapest and quickest way of sending money to our Tutors (avoiding higher fees from Utorial).
If there's anything else you'd like to know, email me (goes straight to the CEO) and I'll get back to you with answers pronto.