I have been asked this question in million different ways. To be honest, it's competitive. When you are competing for a single job with thousands of other teachers - especially for online teaching jobs, it's difficult to stand out.
In my experience, nothing you do is guaranteed. However, as in life, we work hard and increase the probabiliites in our favour. So here are few things you can do to increase your chance of getting students on teacheron.com and on other sites as well.
Most people see your photo as the first thing. If they see photo of a religious figure, cartoon, scenery etc, they feel as if you are trying to evade.
In fact, according to our data, profiles with an image with the face clearly visible get contacted at least twice as much as people who have bad photo or no photo at all.
Treat how you make your profile like a waste of time, that's what it will be. Treat it like an investment, and you will get stellar results. If one can't commit to writing a clear and detailed profile for oneself, which will be viewed by thousands of students, same lazy attitude will be evident in their teaching as well.
Your profile description is the most important deciding factor if students and parents will hire you or not. Ironically, most people want to spend as little time as possible on this section. In teacheron.com, we have a minimum limit of 100 words on the description. This is so that people get engaged enough and they know you enough to contact you. Here are some clear do's and donts for profile description:
When you apply to jobs, the first response should convey to the student that you have read their requirements carefully and are responding to them based on that. It shouldn't look as if you are just using a template response.
Put a notification for emails so when you get notification from us, you can promptly apply to jobs and reply to the students. Earlier you contact a student, better is the chance of conversion.