Product: eduFire.com allows people to teach and learn over the Internet using video chat (think education meets eBay meets Tokbox and you’ll get what we’ve built). We’re starting with foreign language teachers and students and will be expanding out from there. The platform is totally open to use to teach and learn and tutors set their own prices for their services. eduFire was recently featured on the CBS News in Los Angeles.
Problem: eduFire launched a couple of months ago and our biggest challenge is getting people to take the plunge and pay someone to tutor them in a brand new way (live, interactive video). Establishing credibility and presenting a call to action are our most important tasks. We’ve found that the vast majority of people who try eduFire love it so most of our energy is focused on how to get people to try that first session.
Questions for OKDorkers:
#1 – What can be done to make people more likely to sign up with a tutor given that most visitors to eduFire have never done online tutoring before?
#2 – What can be done to make the site appear more credible?
#3 – What can we offer someone to try their first session without breaking the bank?
If we use one of your suggestions you’ll receive a free one-hour tutoring session with one of our tutors (worth up to $60).