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STG 118: Teaching Guitar In A Commodity Market

 

  The hardest way to teach guitar lessons is when you teach in a commodity market. If your lessons are basically no different than the lessons offered by every other teacher in town, there’s really no reason for potential students to choose you over anyone else except one: price. Unless you understand how to keep […]

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STG 117: Rework Your Teaching Studio For Better Results

 

  There are lots of business-related books out there you could read to improve your teaching studio, but one of the best books I’ve ever read is a funky little book with short chapters and full-page artwork called Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the founders of 37Signals, Basecamp and Ruby On Rails. […]

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STG 116: 5 Methods For Mastering Money In Your Guitar Teaching Studio

 

  http://media.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/p/content.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/STG116.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Many guitar teachers have a love/hate relationship with money. It’s awesome to get paid for doing something you love, but it’s no fun working hard doing something you love and not getting paid what you should be. Too many […]

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STG 112: Growing Your Teaching Studio $5 At A Time

 

 http://media.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/p/content.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/STG112.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS There are a lot of cool websites out there, but the coolest site for small business owners has got to be fiverr.com. There’s no place else on earth where you can get almost anything done that you could imagine and […]

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STG 111 : Why Prospects Don’t Become Guitar Students (And What To Do About It)

 

  Have you ever had potential students get really close to signing up for guitar lessons, and then have them back out? There’s a business concept called “friction” that can make it harder for people to choose to do business with you, and if you don’t understand what’s going on, it can be baffling as […]

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STG 110 : Buying vs Leasing Your Teaching Space

 

  If you’ve been teaching guitar lessons for a while and you’ve reach a certain level of success, the question of moving into commercial teaching space is always in the back of your mind. If you’ve outgrown your home studio and it’s time to move up, should you RENT that new commercial space or should […]

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STG 109 : How To Make Better Business Decisions

 

  Have you ever made a decision and then lived to regret it later? Decision making is one of those few business tasks you can’t really delegate to anybody else. As an entrepreneur guitar teacher, the buck stops with YOU! Your business will succeed or fail based on the decisions you make, so it makes […]

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STG 108: How NOT To Teach Guitar Lessons

 

 http://media.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/p/content.blubrry.com/startteachingguitar/STG108.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS I’ve done lots of podcast episodes about how to become a better guitar teacher; today I want to take a look at this from a different angle and talk about how NOT to teach guitar lessons. There are tons of […]

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STG 107 : 2014 Guitar Teacher Survey Results

 

  Are you wondering how much other guitar teachers are charging for their lessons? Wondering how many students other teachers are actually teaching? How about how much money real teachers are making from their teaching studios? The results of the 2014 Guitar Teacher Survey are in, and this episode will have all the details. I’ll go […]

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STG 106 : How To Make Your Taxes Less Painful

 

  Benjamin Franklin once said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Tax season comes around every single year, and it’s a big source of stress and frustration for most small business owners, including guitar teachers. If you procrastinate and don’t do anything to prepare yourself for tax […]

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