Today I want to answer the question, “how much can I make teaching sewing classes?”
So this is actually going to range depending on where you live, what you're teaching and what kind of lesson it is. The average is $60 per hour, but it could be anywhere from $15 an hour up to $150 an hour.
Again, what you can make, just depends on what you feel comfortable charging.
And what your students are willing to pay and what the going price is in your area. Plus how you present your class and a whole slew of things.
A good place to start would be $25 to $50 an hour. That might sound a little bit high or a little bit scary to you, too. But keep in mind there are costs to doing business.
Find students can take time and money. And you might have to pay to advertise in a paper or on facebook. To get that student costs money. And that's why you want to make sure that you're charging as much as you possibly can.
You don't want to like undercut yourself and then have all of those expenses add up and then you're not making anything.
Again that is why I like to start around $25 to $50.
So what does that look like?
You could be teaching one student and have a private class with them. And in that case it would be $50 for one hour.
Or you could have a group class (which is my favorite). If you had a group class, you could charge $25 per student and say you have two students or three or four, now you're making the same with two students, $50 an hour.
But with three students it’s $75 an hour and with four students it’s $100 an hour. You could even have six students and be doing $150 an hour.
Now this is gross income, not net income.
If you don't know anything about business, “gross” is like the overall big picture of what you bring in. And “net” is what you have left in the net after you're done, which you keep.
So you always want to charge a lot more so that you can actually keep.
So, group classes work really well. Say you were able to find 10 students to pay you $60 a month. You’d be doing a group class, once a week class and 10 students at $60 would be $600 a month.
So that's totally viable pretty much wherever you live, you can usually find 10 students a month to join you in your class. Even if you live in a really small town of only thousand people. And if you lived in a bigger place, you could get more students and charge more.
I charge $25 per class that’s $100 a month for my beginning class.
So say you had 50 students paying you $100 a month, now you could be bringing in $5,000 a month.
Basically the range is anywhere from $60 on up to $150 an hour which is $600 to $5,000 per month.
I hope that answered your question and I will return with more Q & A's. Bye!
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Hi, I'm Katrina Marie
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