Case Study: Staying on italki For More Than 1 Year With Less Than 50 lessons

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    Kids/Adults - Walter

    Excellent! ^^

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    Paul Capiral

    Since I started teaching (Full Time) on italki last Feb 2020, I completed 730 lessons with 100s of great student reviews and positive feedback in 5 months, however, my bookings are declining April = 261, May = 173, June = 114, and July = 37. Is something wrong with italki algorithm? Can someone enlighten us? Thank you.

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    Teacher Paul

    Paul - i agree with this. same almost identical collapse in classes. perhaps my drop off was even worse. we do need some understand here from Italki. Lots of other teachers mention the same issues.

     

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    Ruth

    Italki please do something about the algorithm. My profile isn't visible anymore. This July I haven't seen any new students.

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    Daniela Berrio

    I agree with all of them. Suddenly it all changed. Is it maybe because is summer so people prefer of course to go to holidays or is a consequence as well of the pandemic that a lot of people are having less incomes... ? or there is something with the algorithm of Italki. This is quite concerning. 

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    Gaëlle

    Does anyone know how search results work? Yesterday I was at the top and today I'm among the last ones...

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    Anni 1 2 3 Prof

    Maybe you didn't participate in the 'new' - about to end - $5 promotion? 

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    Aziz

    Hey guys, I feel the same. Although I do run my own Facebook ads and a YouTube channel. I think it helps bring exposure to my profile. Yes, maybe this $5 promotion is affecting the more experienced teachers. However, Keep offering a high quality service and once you weather the storm, it will all be good. 😊 Also, start  creating online courses at teachable to supplement your income. If you have a youtube channel start looking for sponsors. If you want to survive in this environment you must learn to create multiple streams of income. 

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    Ktutor Gil

    Great. Very helpful.

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    Steve M

    There's always a decline during the summer months.  Always.  Couple that with the disruption caused by the global pandemic and you're witnessing a huge upheaval in normal scheduling.  

    During the months of March through June, demand for online teaching was much higher than normal.  Then, when lockdowns were lifted and with good weather, everyone went outdoors.

    So, there's normally a dip in Summer months, but this year we had an artificial bump in the winter and spring followed by an unusually severe drop in summer.  Things are just now starting to pick up again.

    Here's hoping we get back to normal quickly!

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