hey fellas,

as this real estate fantasy has shifted to a hobby, i'm back to trying to figure out how to make a living teaching.  i'm curious, how many of you earn a significant income teaching?  i had 56 students during the school year (half hours - the hour ones count as two)i have dropped to about 45 for the summer...not too bad when i factor some of the high dollar private gigs i play...

my main question is how others handle their fee schedule.  i've always tried to remain flexible regarding cancellations because i sometimes cancel too, but i end up working full-time hours for part-time pay...hmmm...i'm leaning strongly toward a monthly, no questions asked fee...if you have to miss...too bad...i know other teachers do ithis way, i'm just curious if anyone here does this and how well it works out...

it seems to me the people that would have a problem with it would quit, and i don't really think that would be  a bad thing :)  if you're serious  about learning, you're going to show up for lessons, and have enough respect for your teacher to make sure he or she is adequately compensated.

if i put this policy into effect, i theoretically could lose 20 students and still be making as much, if not more money as i am right now...

any thoughts from the vets?  pitfalls?  like how do you handle holidays?  since some months would have 5 lessons, it seems it would all work out...
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