{video} How To Screen Potential Private Clients Who Find You Online

This is a question I get asked All. The. Time. so I recorded a video sharing the process I use to both screen and connect with potential students who find me online. There are safety issues to consider, but this screening process is also an opportunity to get to know your potential student and share why you might be a great teacher for them (ie. sell them on your services).

5 Responses to “{video} How To Screen Potential Private Clients Who Find You Online”

  1. Sylvie

    Hi Francesca!
    I’m wondering about pricing structures. Do you charge a different rate for people who come to your home vs those who you travel to? I’m also considering offering an online (skype or other live video) format but really have no idea where to start!

    Thank you so much for your valuable insight into private yoga teaching! I’ve been following you for a couple of years and love being a part of this community of teachers!


    • Francesca Cervero

      Hi Sylvia! Thank YOU for being a valued member of this community; I appreciate you all so much. Have you read my blog, “An Inside Look: my formula for pricing private yoga lessons”? It can be found here: http://www.francescacervero.com/pricing-private-yoga-lessons I hope you’ll find this helpful.

      Congratulations on your success, Sylvia! And keep us posted on your progress!

    • Francesca Cervero

      Hi Sylvia! Just popping back in here to try and answer your question more in-depth now that I’m back at work. 🙂

      I do charge lower rates when clients come see me in my home. That is one of the reasons I was excited to offer private lessons at my house– I felt like I needed to lower my prices to have a schedule as full as I wanted, but I didn’t want to lower my prices for the same service.

      As far as offering video conference sessions– I’m a little conflicted about this. I know people who charge the same as their in-person rate and on one hand that makes sense. It takes up the same amount of time as a session at my house. On the other hand, I feel a little uncomfortable with that, because it’s really not the same service. Back on the first hand again though– it seems like it would be HARD for me as a teacher to try to offer a really deep experience via the computer and I would want to be compensated for that hard work.

      I *just today* had a client that moved to California email me about setting up some video distance sessions so I’ll have to decide what to do about this soon! I’m guessing I’ll quote her something just a little bit less than my in-person rate. I’ll pop back in here and let you know what I do!

      I hope this helps and thanks so much for being a part of our community here! <3

  2. Lisa

    Great info..in regards to how to feel safe with a private client. I agree intuition is the key . I have a few more suggestions… Find out where they live and work and give someone the address of where you are meeting your client for the first time and call them when you’re done….


Leave a Reply

  • (will not be published)