AFP 86 – Lindsay Williams: From tutoring to language business

In this episode I catch up with Lindsay Williams from Lindsay Does Languages to talk about how much her business has grown since last we spoke and language tutoring in general.

Lindsay Williams (formerly Dow)

I'm really happy to have Lindsay back on the show, as she always brings a ton of value to the discussion. During the last 2 years since last she was on, she's managed to build her language business from just a tutoring business to now a fully-fledged business with several income streams.

She's also built considerable followings on social media and continues to crush it on her blog and youtube every week.

Successful Self-Study special deal for AF listeners

Lindsay's new course: Successful Self-Study has just been released and to celebrate she's kindly agreed to give a good deal for readers or listeners of Actual Fluency.

If you pick up the course via any link on this page, you will get:

  • 20% discount off the regular price
  • An exclusive audio book recording of my “Polyglot Beginnings” which includes additional content not found in the PDF version. This audio book is not available anywhere else.

Click here to go check out Lindsay's new course: Successful Self-Study

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Show notes

  • How Lindsay built her language business using social media
  • Why tutoring is a great place to start
  • Why blogging is great for language learning businesses
  • Thoughts on tutoring in general, including strategies on how to grow your tutoring business
  • How to take it to the next level
  • How to make money with a blog
  • How to stay true to yourself
  • Kris rants on lack of innovation in products
  • How to develop courses
  • And much more

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  • Israel Lai says:

    Gotta remark that sticking to the norm so strictly is definitely a Scandinavian specialty 😉
    and dude, you should totally tell…me about that bookshop! We’re learning different languages too so…

    • Kris Broholm says:

      Haha, I’ll let you know about it Israel. I might even organise an excursion to the bookshop on the 4th :p

    • I still need to know the address of the place! Forgot to ask at the end of the interview – thanks for reminding me, Israel! 😉

  • Bea says:

    Wow, I enjoyed this episode so much! The hour just flew by, I got some great ideas from both of you and then I listened to the previous episode and again it was so informative and it helped me get some very nice teaching and learning tips. Thanks for creating this kind of content Kris! Mange tak! 🙂

  • Kerstin says:

    I’m excited that I get to listen to this episode, 2 of my favourite language podcasters in one bundle!

    But Kris! “from just a tutoring business to now a fully fledged business”…? I like to think of tutoring as definitely fully fledged, although it’s true that many creative individuals start there and then reach for the ⭐️⭐️?

    • Kris Broholm says:

      Well, it’s tough to come up with a quick cool description of the massive journey Lindsay has taken in the last 2 years, but going from just a tutor to now a business with multiple income streams and products I think is a fair way to do it. You can definitely have a tutoring business, but then I’d understand it as you employing tutors to work for you. As a single tutor teaching people, that’s hardly a business – is it?

      Although I know I’m a bit allergic to calling everything a business so it could definitely just be me 😉

      Thanks for always keeping me on my toes though, appreciate it!

      • I’d say a single tutor teaching people can definitely be a business! Lindsay Does Languages has been a business right from the word go, but it’s definitely growing and evolving beyond tutoring, as you say in the main title, Kris. 🙂

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