Here I am in the middle of the check-in line, grateful as hell (although the following events will lead to a different podcast on self-control) because this is a record forth country this year alone. Not only that, but an offer — here’s the story.
Back in 2016, I taught at a company in an industrial estate just north of where my previous job is. This company got in contact with my company and decided to sign a deal whereas they would send teachers there to teach. Let me give you a rundown of what my company (and others) do.
When marketing directors advertise a company to another company to promote their brand of learning English, they normally state a massive initial number in terms of the total course cost. Hardly ever does it stay that number, but the number still remained quite steep.
Some of the companies would be massive Japanese teach companies like Toshiba, and even Austrian companies like Swarovski. Anywho, The teach gets paid only a fraction of the total cost.
Let’s put it this way. I got paid 22$ an hour to teach at a Japanese tech company, but the company profited somewhere between 100-300$ per hour. This is one of the biggest problems because teachers are taken advantage of, but how can a teacher market himself? Let’s go deeper.
An ex student of mine contacted me via Facebook messenger and said, “excuse me, teacher. How much would it cost ____________ to pay you to come back and teach here?”
Let me put this at a macro scale.
They didn’t call my old place of work back; or maybe they did and realized that I no longer worked there (a really high chance). Therefore, one of the students got into direct contact with me and asked me for my services.
Do you understand how powerful that is? I just took down a 9-year-old language center because of maybe my online persona, charisma, or maybe because I’m just a devoted individual when it comes to teaching and inspiring?
When I got that message, my jaw-dropped. They didn’t call them; they called ME! They want MY services and they’re willing to pay me in FULL for the work I do.
See, guys, when you get to a stage in your life when you’re building such an incredible online persona, people will start getting in contact with YOU. Remember, a headhunter recently contacted me that’s stationed outside Santiago, Chile. I received another email from another guy about 12 hours later, and in the previous two months, and Indian tech company based in Delhi wanted me to teach there team in Bangkok.
It’s patience, people. I was just in a state of oblivion and despair the first three months of this year because I was trying to break the chains of an old job while trying to search for new ones. I was turned down by 6 different solo-job-applicants because the color of my skin; and another company disregarded all my emails after sending me six potential job suitors.
Create YOUR BRAND! Create YOUR PRICE! And NEVER give up when times get tough…because the breakthrough is on the verge!