So you are thinking of becoming a driving instructor and you have seen all the ads saying different things. So I thought I would give people a low down of what it is like as a driving instructor. In Leeds, there are quite a few driving instructors who have been working for a number of years (even through the bad times) and sustained an income to live off.
Now I have been going for quite a while now and really enjoy the work but I too was wondering if I could make a stable income from this, now I look back and quite honestly say it is the best job I have ever done. Firstly see the people you teach go from that first doggy move off and stop to them then passing their driving test is absolutely brilliant.
There are bad parts to being a driving instructor some people book lessons and then do not turn up but in most self-employed business it can happen, sometimes you have to chase people up for payments my way is if they have not paid for the lesson they have had then I will not do any more until the payment has been received.
When you are starting as a driving instructor you are probably better starting with a franchise as this can help you gain and build regular customers. It does save some advertising and marketing. But when working out what I need to earn to pay off my costs and give me a wage I found this hard at first but now understand that once you become established you can work somewhere in the region of 35 hours teaching and have a fantastic income.
But one thing is for sure that this will not happen overnight it takes time to build any business and just because you’re in a franchise it does not mean you will be an overnight success.
I am not going to go through figures for this as each area charges different fees. But can being a driving instructor create a suitable income for living off, my answer is YES it can as long as you stay professional and provide your customers with a good service they will keep coming and never stop. But if you think you will make more money from taking a long time to do things and then they will get bored and leave you, You will not make an income out of it.
So if you want to become a driving instructor but do not have the funds to pay the 2 to 3 thousand to qualify then contact me and I will try to help you pass and become a good driving instructor.
I hope you enjoyed reading this