Just as James Joyce undoubtedly did when trying to find private students in Trieste, you will have to spend some time, at least in the beginning, in getting noticed as a teacher.
There are millions upon millions of potential students out there looking for the right teacher, but the same potential students face a bewildering plethora of websites, blogs, and other online sources offering English language learning materials.
Making yourself stand out from the crowd is something that you must do if you are to succeed and prosper.
To put the task facing you in perspective, imagine all of the trees in the town or city where you live, and imagine that each leaf on each tree represents a website.
Now go and write the name of your proposed online English school on one of those leaves on one of those trees at random.
There are plenty of students of English in your town, and the chances are that these same students admire the leaves of the trees as they walk through the streets.
How long do you think it will be before one of these students finds the leaf that you wrote the name of your online English school on?
That is the kind of problem you have to overcome in getting yourself found by even a tiny number of the millions of online English students.
How do you make your leaf stand out from the rest?
You could coat it in gold. A gold leaf would stand out among the green like a beacon flashing in the sunshine. It would not be long before every passing student was drawn to it like a bug to a bulb.
Fortunately, there are ways to get noticed on the Internet.
There are ways to gold-plate your online teaching service and make it stand out from the rest.
I’ve done it myself and have a very successful online English teaching business.
By following the advice in my articles, you can enjoy a creative, fulfilling career with the freedom to grow, learn and develop both as a teacher and as a person.