Have you ever thought of becoming a tutor but not sure if it would be the right fit?
If so, you might want to consider microtutoring.
If you’ve never heard of it, microtutoring is simply tutoring on a smaller level. Instead of working closely with the same students over and over you help by picking and choosing questions you want to answer.
By doing this you get to answer only questions you’re knowledgeable about. And, you can work when you want.
Sounds pretty good, right?
If you’re interested here’s how to get started and up your earnings as a microtutor with Studypool.
How Does Studypool Work?
Studypool is a site where students can post academic questions. The student sets the budget and time limit for the question. Studypool then matches the question up with tutors.
After that tutors can bid on the questions. The student will then have the ability to pick one of the tutors who made a bid.
Some of the subjects tutors can answer questions on include chemistry, business and finance, accounting, physics, political science and more.
How Much Can You Earn with Studypool?
Studypool takes a 20% commission of the money you earn to help cover their costs of running the site. You keep 80%.
Some of the top earners have grossed over $40,000 in a year.
If you’re looking to make more money as a tutor here are four smart ways to boost your earnings.
Improve Your Rankings by Answering $1 Questions
When you first start off as a tutor your rankings are starting out at zero. Naturally, students are going to choose tutors they feel have the most knowledge to help answer their questions. (And as a new tutor that’s probably not going to be you.)
You, as a new tutor, have the challenge of building your rankings. And luckily, you can do this by answering $1 questions.
By answering questions with a low budget, or low number of bids, you’ll have a better chance of winning that question and building your reputation.
This will increase your chances of winning bids on higher priced questions.
Answer Questions Thoroughly
If you win a bid your next step is to introduce yourself to the student. If you need more details about their question be sure to ask.
Make sure to provide a complete answer to the question they have and make sure your work is 100% original. (Be sure to site your sources if not. Plagiarism is not allowed.)
Make Your Profile Presentable
Before a student chooses you as a tutor, they’re going to take a look at your profile!
Make sure you have a professional picture of yourself. (Professional meaning appropriate -i.e. no pictures of yourself surrounded by beer cans.) Also fill out your profile with your credentials and top subjects.
Make sure that when a student looks at your profile, they’ll like what they see.
Submit to the Notebank
Another interesting way that Studypool allows its user to earn money is through the notebank.
With the notebank you can upload notes from classes and other study information that can students can purchase.
How to Sign up to be a Tutor with Studypool
If you’re ready to try your hand at microtutoring you can sign up as a tutor here.
You’ll have to verify your identity and credentials and then will be given access to the tutor dashboard.
Have you ever tried microtutoring? If so, let us know what you think!