The idea of the RomaInglese website is to help English teachers become independent, to allow freelance teachers to operate almost in competition with schools. Our sites in Roma, Milano and Torino generate more than enough work for most teachers, but if you want to be truly independent you should think about getting your own website. My name's Brian and I'm the primary founder of this network of websites, which was created when I got fed up with working for language schools.
We design websites
The founders of this website created a website design business in 2010-11 and we no longer teach - we design websites full-time. We still do a lot of work for teachers and schools, but we design websites for all types of businesses. We're probably not the cheapest and we're certainly not the most expensive, but we provide a highly personalised service.
Why join RomaInglese and have a website too?
Firstly, if you have your own teacher website it can be as big or small as you like. If you want to outline all the services you offer, going into more detail, you can use as much space as you need. For example, in my last 5 years in Italy I generated a large part of my teaching income from evening group courses that I ran in my home. There were usually 4 groups each with 2 weekly lessons, spread over 4 nights. There's no way of marketing that effectively on a shared website like RomaInglese, so I built a very simple website (inglesesaronno.it) to promote my evening classes.
Secondly, although RomaInglese is great if you live in Rome, it won't help you if you move to another region. With your own website, it doesn't matter where you live - all you have to do is change a few details to reflect your new location! And of course, it's also true to say that you can never have enough advertising.
How much does a website cost?
The cost depends on what you want. A simple 'brochure' website with half a dozen pages might cost as little as €350. It depends on the work we need to do. If you want a wordpress site which you can update easily, add extra pages to whenever you like, maybe with a blog and so on, prices would be a bit higher but again, it depends on what you need us to do. If you're interested in having a website, sit down and write a description of what you want it to do, what you want users to do, then email us to ask what we would suggest and what it would cost. No obligation.
Premium Domain Names
We have a few 'premium' domain names that we no longer need and are willing to sell, with or without a website. In case you don't know, a domain name is the name used for your website URL, like romainglese.com or romainglese.it. Currently available names include ladocente.it/com or ildocente.it/com and many others. Email us for details of other names available.