It is your responsibility to find your target market

Many fellow language professionals are opposed to marketing. They think it is something pushy or scammy. I get it. But the kind of marketing I like is very different. Not pushy, not spammy, not salesy. There are so many wonderful language professionals I know who have an amazing service on offer, yet they struggle to find clients…… Continue reading It is your responsibility to find your target market

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Pursuing What You’re Meant To Do As A Language Teacher

The other day, I was interviewed by branding consultant Bryn Bonino. Bryn runs a website called Make a Leap. It’s a place where you’ll find many other inspiring interviews with language educators who made the leap from teacher to entrepreneur.  I was so pleased to be the most recent interviewee of Bryn. She asked me…… Continue reading Pursuing What You’re Meant To Do As A Language Teacher

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The power of original, professional design – and how to avoid Canva overwhelm

Graphic design is key to building a professional brand. Being consistent in your marketing collateral allows your brand to be easily recognisable. It tells potential customers what you’re all about — and whether you’re the right fit for them. You can spot cheap design from miles. And you certainly don’t want to look cheap. It…… Continue reading The power of original, professional design – and how to avoid Canva overwhelm

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2 Common Copywriting Mistakes to Avoid

Copy is the words we use when talking about our language business. Copy is everywhere. Our website, our newsletters, e-mail subject lines, blog post titles, video descriptions, social media captions, service descriptions, our LinkedIn profile, our business cards, the list is honestly, endless. As language professionals, we all love words. But I feel that writing authentic…… Continue reading 2 Common Copywriting Mistakes to Avoid

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You have a great service, a great product. Paid advertising is like paying for postage to get it delivered to the right people

Paid advertising – you might say that it’s just way too complicated, too techy. You might say that there are agencies who specialise in doing paid ad campaigns for you. Why would you want to learn how to do it yourself? I hear you. You know, we always have 2 options: 1. Hire it out2.…… Continue reading You have a great service, a great product. Paid advertising is like paying for postage to get it delivered to the right people

Social Media: Which platforms should I spend time on, and which ones should I happily ignore?

In the third episode of Marketing Nuggets, I talk about Social Media, my thoughts on using it in your language business, and how to decide which platforms to be on. I open up about the fact that for my language training business, ProLingua Global, I’m not using social media that much. In fact, I don’t even…… Continue reading Social Media: Which platforms should I spend time on, and which ones should I happily ignore?

Your website is your best salesperson — working for you 24/7

As 2020 comes to an end, I can only say one thing: What a year it was! As a host and organiser of Language Professionals’ Networking Event, I talked to hundreds of fellow language service providers this year. For some of them, work has completely dried up. Others have been thriving. From what I can…… Continue reading Your website is your best salesperson — working for you 24/7