TakeLessons Release Notes
Check out what we’re working on!
As your partner, we’re on a mission to help you book as many new students as possible! That means, day in and day out, we look for ways to make signing up for lessons an awesome experience. In fact, we build and release updates to our platform every few weeks. Here are some recent highlights!
Join the TakeLessons Partner Community
We’ve set up a private Facebook community so you can network with your fellow TakeLessons’ instructors. It’s collaborative, positive, and a great way to grow as an instructor!
Book more students through simple Q&A
We are thrilled to announce the nationwide launch of a new profile feature proven to help you book more students! Check out this video introduction of the “Ask a Question” feature from TakeLessons founder and CEO, Steven Cox!
Here are the Cliff Notes if you’re in a hurry…
Turn on the “Ask a Question” feature TODAY and you’ll be entered in our drawing to win $50!
1. Log in: /login
2. Go to your Profile page
3. Flip this switch to “Yes”
4. Turn on Text Notifications for New Student Questions (Go to Account Settings > Notifications)
Learn more about the Ask a Question feature:
- How to receive messages from prospective students before they book
- How to respond to messages from prospective students
- Tips for encouraging your prospective student to book
Encouraging Delightful Discovery
Over the past few months, we’ve done a bunch of research to make sure we’re highlighting the most influential information possible on your profile. Students want to know what lessons will be like and they want to get to know who you are! That’s why you may notice a new test we’re running on teacher profiles. Some students will see a reformatted version of the top section of your profile that makes it easier to discover the most important information for booking (see below). This is one of many tests we’re running to constantly improve the booking experience for your future students!
Can you spot all the changes?
– Circular profile image
– Easy access to pricing and availability
– Profile badges displayed prominently
– 100% Satisfaction Guarantee highlighted
Promoting Online Lessons
Did you know more online lessons are happening now than ever before? Online lessons are quickly becoming one of the most convenient and effective ways to learn! You’ll notice more prominent offerings for online lessons throughout the TakeLessons experience. If you don’t already offer online lessons for the subjects you teach, we highly recommend updating your location settings to offer lessons online in addition to local lessons. Why? Students love to learn from the comfort of their couch!
Making You Look Good on Mobile
With so many people shopping for lessons on their phone, we gave your mobile profile a sweet new design to help prospective students engage with your profile easily. Booking lessons is just a tap away!
Keeping You In Step On the Go
Have you downloaded the TakeLessons app for iPhone? Click here to download from the App Store
When it comes to staying on top of marking attendance, scheduling students, tracking your earnings, and more, the TakeLessons App is the easiest way to tackle your to-do list on the go. If you’ve turned the Ask a Question feature on in your account, you can now read and respond to questions from prospective students through the TakeLessons app!
Haven’t heard of the Ask a Question feature? It’s an awesome new way to connect with potential students before they book lessons. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates about the Ask a Question feature coming your way in a few weeks!
And there’s a lot more where that came from…