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POST MOMENTS!

I know! You've heard it from every mentor, admin, blog post and YouTube video about Palfish bookings, but posting Moments is KEY to getting more bookings, more students, more classes, more work, more money!

When you first get started with Palfish you will need to be posting about 2-3 moments PER DAY to get yourself out there and be seen by new students and parents!

This may seem like a lot, but after a few months once you have built a regular schedule of students, you will hardly need to post anything at all unless you want to! After 3 weeks of Moment posting, I had 2 full days of work, and now I only post Moments when I have something interesting to share or an announcement to make. So trust me, it works!

Of course, posting good quality moments is very important to attract potential students! If you'd like more information on how to post good moments, see this blog post!

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RECORD BOOKS WITH THE PALFISH READING APP

Recording more books is another great way to attract more students to your profile and therefore increase your bookings! By recording and publishing plenty of works to your Palfish Teacher profile, you can showcase your voice/accent to potential future students, so they have an idea of what you sound like and what kind of accent they would learn from you, making them more likely to book a class with you!

If you don't know what the Palfish Reading App is or are unsure of how to use it, please see my How To Use The Palfish Reading App: The Basics post for an in depth explanation! ^-^

Palfish Reading App Moments How ToUse Guide For Increased Bookings

LIKE + FOLLOW STUDENTS ON THE READING APP

The Reading App also has a moments section! Students will post moments on The Reading App that they don't post on the Teachers App moments, so make sure to get in there and comment and like some Moments of potential students!

Show them you care, and want to help them in their English journey. Just a little positive comment or even an emoji can mean the world to these kids! And of course, if a kid or a parent takes a shine to you, they will then go on to check out your profile and book a class with you! Wins all around!

Also, make sure you follow students too, this encourages more students to follow you back, leading to more exposure and more bookings!

Once again, if you need further help with using the Reading App moments, please see my How To Use The Palfish Reading App: The Basics !

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TRAIN, LEARN, IMPROVE

Of course, although doing all the things mentioned above will definitely help in getting more students and bookings, I strongly believe that improving ourselves as teachers is one of the most important factors in gaining more bookings and students!

Watch training videos on the app, search teaching tips on YouTube, learn new teaching styles! Being a teacher is all about adapting and improving!

Got a grammar point you don't quite understand? Do some research! Not very good at teaching Phonics? (ME!) Learn how to do it!

In this modern age there are all sorts of free and easily accessible videos and blog posts to help us learn, well, pretty much anything! So take a little bit of time each week just to watch a video or read a post about something you could improve on as a teacher. Your hard work and effort will really show in class, leading to happy students, happy parents, and more bookings!

Palfish Self Intro Video

RE-VISIT YOUR INTRO VIDEO

The self-intro video is one of THE most important ways we can attract students to book classes! You may be thinking 'But 'I've already done my self-intro video'! And that's great!

HOWEVER,if you're not getting the bookings you want, it might be time to take a moment now to go and watch that video again. Is it enthusiastic? Is it fun and colourful? Does your classroom look inviting? Do you look happy and friendly? If you were a parent, would you want to book a class with you after watching your intro video? If you answered No to any of these questions, it could be a good idea to re-film your intro video! ^-^

We should also make sure that the cover photo for the video is attractive and inviting too, as that is what potential students and parents will see before they even choose to click and watch your introduction video!

The goal is to make parents and students feel drawn to you as a teacher, and after watching your introduction video, they should be heading straight to book your classes!

As teachers, we are constantly improving ourselves and our teaching skills, and that includes improving our profile and marketing strategies too!

Have you changed your hairstyle, classroom, or teaching style significantly? Then also, another good opportunity to re-upload a new introduction video, so that it is up to date.

Remember, your intro video should be an accurate portrayal of what parents and students can expect when they enter your classroom! So make it a good one!

(To re-upload a self intro video, go to your Palfish Profile> Self-Intro Video> Upload Video)

Palfish Live Classes

DO A LIVE CLASS!

Palfish Live Classes are a great way to promote yourself and attract more bookings!

You could do one on any subject, introducing yourself, cooking, dancing, singing, or even just a bedtime story!

Don't be discouraged if you don't have many students attend your live class, all the live classes you do can be saved and stored on your profile, for future students to replay, so you never know who's seeing your Lives, and will then go on to book a class with you because they enjoyed it!

Palfish Student Groups

CREATE A READING GROUP

Making a Palfish Reading Group is another excellent way to get bookings and grab yourself some regular classes! You can set this up on the Palfish Reading App. Choose a fun group name and a cute group picture and you're ready to go!

Feel free to send invitations to students to join your group, but it's best to only send them to students who have already taken at least 1 class with you, so we aren't spamming anyone!

I keep my Reading Group open to everyone, as when a student finds you on the Reading App they can then join your group, get involved, get to know you, and end up booking a class with you! Some of my regular students are ones who found me via my Reading App group!

You can make these group chats as fun, interesting and interactive as you like! Send out worksheets, pictures, colouring sheets, ask questions, anything just to get everyone involved and practising their English! You can also send books you have read on the reading app to your group, and encourage your students to read it too!

The more encouragement and interaction a student receives from you, the more likely you are to get more bookings and regular students!

These are some excellent and very effective ways to increase your bookings and gain more students on Palfish! And the most important tip... DON'T GIVE UP!

You may not see massive results in the first few days or even weeks, but if you persevere you will see HUGE results!

Personally, it took me about a month to see a marked increase in my bookings, but when it did, it EXPLODED! There has been ebs and flows, but now, a year down the line, I have a completely fully booked schedule, and I am even having to turn students away because I haven't got any extra time to teach them! So it really does work. Keep going and you will reap the rewards!


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