How to Use Your Skills & Online Scheduling to Earn an Income (Part 2)

Ready for Part 2? We hope so because we have some pretty neat and helpful tips to share with you today. If you missed our post on last week, we looked at 10 skills you could learn or improve online through online course platforms like Coursera, Udemy, Lynda, and others. Today we’ll show you how to put either your newly acquired skills or enhanced skills to work with our tutorial on how you can earn an income through online scheduling.

So without further meandering, let’s dive right in!

 

Case 1:  Take Appointments for a Service

Accept appointment bookings for your services - *Photo Courtesy www.wocintechchat.com

Accept appointment bookings for your services - *Photo Courtesy www.wocintechchat.com

If you plan to accept appointments from clients or customers or are already accepting appointments, this section is for you. If you’re an instructor, skip on down to our tutorial just for you.

For marketing managers, freelancers, consultants, physicians, auto body shop owners, and more, in this tutorial we’ll show you how to allow clients or customers to book an appointment and accept payments for your appointments.

Create your service

1. Sign up for a TimeTap Account (https://www.timetap.com/)

Sign up through our website

Sign up through our website

If you would like to try out our scheduling management system for free, we have a Free Starter Plan, and if you would like to later, you can upgrade to either our Solo or Team Professional Plans that include syncing with your Google Calendar, text message reminders, and customizable reports so you can keep track of what matters most about your appointments.

2. Go to Settings > Services & Classes > Add New Service

Add a new service

Add a new service

Once you’ve clicked on the “Add New Service” option, follow the steps in the flow and then you’re ready for clients/customers to begin booking with you.

 

Accept payment for clients/customers who book appointments

This is where you can earn an income sharing your skills and knowledge; you can accept payment for appointments sign ups easily with our Payments option. Here’s how:

1. Go to the “Payments” > “Payment Settings”

Edit your General Payment Settings

Edit your General Payment Settings

From here, you can edit your General Payment Settings options including the currency, whether or not you accept coupons, your confirmation message, a redirect URL, Google Calendar sync, and more. Personalize your payment settings to match your business’ standards and then press the “Save” button.

If you want to offer a coupon for a package deal service (such as a 30 Minute Consultation and Free Social Marketing Analysis), then you can show clients your coupon code on your main website and direct them to use it when they book an appointment with you. Additionally, if you’re a heavy Google Calendar user, you can easily see your appointments via the Google Calendar app by setting up syncing.

2. Choose a Payment Portal to Activate

Activate a payment portal

Activate a payment portal

After you’ve configured your General Payment Settings, you’ll need to choose a payment portal and activate it according to the portal’s directions. To see a walkthrough of setting up a Payment Portal, check out our post on how to manage payments & invoices for appointments.

3.  Share the web address of your appointment scheduler on your website or embed it

To find the web address of your appointment scheduler, go to “Mini Website Design” > click on the highlighted URL near the top of the page. This will take you to your actual appointment scheduler and you can copy the web address from there.

How to find the web address

How to find the web address

To embed your scheduler, go to "Settings" > "Scheduler Rules & Login" > click the "Copy to Clipboard" button to copy and then later paste to embed the scheduler.

How to embed your appointment scheduler

How to embed your appointment scheduler

Preview your web scheduler to make sure everything appears as you desire for it to

Previewing the appointment scheduler

Previewing the appointment scheduler

And you’re ready to start accepting appointments online & earning an income!

 

Case 2:  Accept Registration for a Class

Allow students to register for your class - *Photo Courtesy www.wocintechchat.com

Allow students to register for your class - *Photo Courtesy www.wocintechchat.com

If you plan to offer classes/learning sessions or are already offering classes/learning sessions, this section is for you.

No matter whether you’re an aspiring teacher, leadership development trainer, fitness class instructor, English professor, or code instructor, in this tutorial we’ll show you how you can allow students to sign up for your classes and accept payments for your classes.

Create your class

1. Sign up for a TimeTap Account (https://www.timetap.com)

Sign up through our website

Sign up through our website

Want to only give our system a try? No problem, sign up for our Free Starter Plan, and if you would like to later, you can upgrade to either our Solo or Team Professional Plans that include unlimited classes, payment acceptance, and syncing with your Google Calendar.

2. Go to Settings > Services & Classes > Add New Class

Add a new class

Add a new class

Once you’ve clicked on the “Add New Class” option, follow the steps in the flow and then you’re ready for students to begin signing up with you.


Accept payment for students who sign up

This is where you can earn an income sharing your skills and knowledge; you can accept payment for class sign ups easily with our Payments option. Here’s how:

1. Go to the “Payments” > “Payment Settings”

Accept payments for your class

Accept payments for your class

From here, you can edit your General Payment Settings options including the currency, whether or not you accept coupons, your confirmation message, and more. Personalize your payment settings to match your business standards and then press the “Save” button.

If you happen to teach online and plan to run a special at the beginning of one month, tell students about the offer on your main website, provide them with the coupon code, and instruct them to enter it in if they plan to register for one of your classes.

2. Choose a Payment Portal to Activate

Set up your payment portal

Set up your payment portal

After you’ve configured your General Payment Settings, you’ll need to choose a payment portal and activate it according to the portal’s directions.  To see a walkthrough of setting up a Payment Portal, check out our post on how to manage payments & invoices for appointments.

3.  Share the web address of your class scheduler on your website or embed a scheduler

To find the web address of your class scheduler, go to "Settings" > “Mini Website Design” > click on the highlighted URL near the top of the page. This will take you to your actual class scheduler and you can copy the web address from there.

Find your class scheduling website address

Find your class scheduling website address

To embed your scheduler, go to "Settings" > "Scheduler Rules & Login" > click the "Copy to Clipboard" button to copy and then later paste to embed the scheduler.

How to embed your class scheduler

How to embed your class scheduler

Preview your web scheduler to make sure everything appears as you desire for it to

Preview your class scheduler

Preview your class scheduler

And you’re ready to start accepting student sign-ups and earning income for your knowledge & skills!

If today’s post and tutorial has been helpful for you to get your business up and running or to help your business excel by saving time with online appointments, let us know by sharing a thumbs up below.

For now, happy scheduling!


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