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Short Notice Bookings

Short Notice Bookings

So, you may have been wondering what it means to have short notice available for booking. When I first started with VIPKid, I opened up a bajillion slots and had them ALL open for short notice. Well, that backfired on me big time. My very first booking was a short notice booking… for 4:00 am. Uh oh! Unfortunately, I slept right through the class. So, my first ever booked class was a teacher no show. I was humiliated and very upset with myself. But, I learned my lesson! So, once I really understood what a short notice booking was, I changed my availability for it.

So… what exactly is a SHORT NOTICE BOOKING?

When you open up your availability for short notice bookings, that means that you are allowing a parent to book you with as little as one hour’s notice. For example, if you have short notice slots open starting at 6:00 a.m., a parent can book that 6:00 a.m. slot up until 5:00 a.m. If you’re up by that time every day, then I would say to GO FOR IT! Open up those short notice slots; however, if you enjoy sleeping in a little, I’d hold off on opening it as short notice.

For me, I have slots open beginning at 5:00 a.m.; however, I do not allow the short notice option until 6:00 a.m. That way, I will know for sure the night before if I will be teaching at 5:00 the next morning. If you do have flexibility to your morning/night/schedule, I’d definitely have the short notice option selected. If a parent books you under the 24 hour window and you teach the class successfully, you get an extra $2… and those $2 incentives add up! It also allows for more opportunities for you to be booked in general. It’s worth it if you can make it work for your schedule; however, don’t allow for that option if it will cause too much stress or adjusting to your schedule for the rest of the day. Some days, I do not allow short notice— that’s the beauty of this! YOU get to make your own schedule!

What does your schedule look like? Do you open up short notice availability?

The Land of Overnights

The Land of Overnights