Teaching both online and local preschool classes at the same time can be done—and done well! But there is one time you should NOT do it. This post gives you pointers about when that is.
When You Are First Starting Your Preschool…
It’s easy to get excited about starting your preschool. You’re excited about working with children and having the freedom to teach the way you want to teach. You look at the amount of money you can make with a local preschool and get even more excited. Then you discover online preschool and decide to do both at the same time for twice the impact and even more money!
Starting TWO Businesses At Once?
Not so fast. Starting a local preschool is starting a brand new business. Teaching online preschool is also starting a brand new business. Starting TWO brand new businesses at the same time is never recommended!
Starting one business can feel overwhelming at times; two new businesses at once could cause you to burn out very quickly and then you would have no business. Both these preschool models are very different, they have different ways of marketing, and each one has its own learning curve. It is better to choose just one, start it and get it established, then decide if you want to add the other one also.
Local or Online: Which One Should You Start First?
So which one do you start first? Which one excites you the most? Which one sounds more fun to you? Which one do you know the most about; which will have the shortest learning curve? Which one do you think you will have the most success with?
If you are still struggling to decide, try making a pros and cons list. Sit down with a piece of paper and pen and make two lists comparing the two choices. The choice with the most pros and the fewest cons “wins.”
After you get one business model started, then start the other one, THEN you can teach an online preschool class and a local preschool class at the same time.