Sessions are carried out in real time, and there are a variety of tools available to support the teaching and learning experience.

I am entirely self-sufficient and I have more students asking for lessons than I ever had when I only taught at home in person.

And I put all this together in under six months for an initial investment of $270 (1 year fee to pay for my website hosting and the cost of my Word Press Theme).

You can also use Skype and the Google products free of charge.

The biggest question you must ask yourself is how you are going to attract new business, I have suggested some ways and maybe you can think of more. If you have any other services you would like to share please feel free to add them as comments.

It allows not only multi-party video, instant messaging and screen sharing but third party applications such as Slideshare, Google Docs, Cacoo (sharing diagrams) and Symphonica (collaborative task manager).

You can also For those not preferring to mix and match in this way and having deeper pockets should consider video conferencing.When our lesson winds down we go over his assignments for the coming week and after he leaves I sit down to record some audio examples and put together a short PDF of the lesson material that he can take home with him to work on before our next lesson.The day continues with students in Sweden, Los Angeles, Montreal and finally Hawaii.The beauty of Google Docs is that it allows tutors and students to share the same document at the same time, as they are talking online about a problem.Video conferencing A good place to start is Google Hangouts.I run my own virtual guitar studio on my laptop with the help of two free programs, Skype and Paypal, alongside my guitar and amp of course. I can write off my internet and computer expenses on my taxes, and I can recruit students from just about every country on the planet.