How do I set my rate?
Your rate per lesson can be updated at any point via Settings in your account.
The rate applies to single lesson purchases. To encourage students to take more lessons with you, if a student buys 5 lessons the price per lesson will be 4% lower, if they buy 10 lessons it will be 8% lower, and for 20 lessons it will be 12% lower. You may wish to consider this when setting your rate. You do not need to consider LanguaTalk commission as this will be added afterwards.
A common strategy is to start at a slightly discounted rate and increase it little by little as you build your reputation through receiving positive reviews. The lowest rates tutors are permitted to set are as follows: Spanish: $11; German & Swedish: $15; all other languages: $13.
Under Settings > My Profile Settings, you can also set an alternative rate for existing students. This is often used when tutors want to increase their rate for new students, whilst allowing existing students to buy lessons without being hit by the price rise. This may prevent you losing students due to price rises.
Want to set a different rate for an individual student? You can also do this! (Via the student's details page).
One potential use case for this is if a couple of students ask to learn together, in which case you could inform them during the trial session that you're happy to do it, and you'll just need to add an extra (e.g.) 20% to your prices to reflect the fact there are two of them.
With regards to the 30-minute trial sessions, we strongly recommend you offer them for free to students who are new to LanguaTalk, however you can opt to charge 30% of your standard 55-minute lesson price if you select this option in your Settings. Students who are not new to LanguaTalk will always be charged 30%.