Is it time for a new online direction in your teaching career? Teaching English online is becoming more popular all over the world, giving learners and teachers flexibility in where and how they develop English language skills.
Find out about the skills, knowledge, digital tools and resources you need to design and deliver effective online English lessons. This article will help you better understand how to adapt your face-to-face teaching skills to an online environment.
Great for anyone who knows English very well.
Recommended for: people who know English very well, preferably with a relevant English/writing bachelors degree
How much can you earn: depends on how many clients you can get, of course, but generally speaking, online English teaching jobs pay around $10 and up to $40 per hour
Start-up costs: ideally, you should get certified first but other than that, there are not many costs – you can create your own website if you want to keep all the money you make or you can just jump on relevant freelancing websites where you can promote your services and find clients
There is very little effort involved in becoming an online English teacher – as long as you know the language extremely well, love teaching others (and are good at it) and have a good Internet connection and a Skype account (or something similar) you have got everything you need to get started.
However, like with all online freelancing projects, the struggle comes when you need to find clients: there is a lot of competition and when you are just starting out, it can be difficult to get people to take a chance on you – to help with that, you might consider offering some free lessons to start with, just until you get some positive reviews for your service.
How do I start?
Follow our quick guide
To get started with teaching English online as an online business, you’ll need a secure and reliable Internet connection and a Zoom or Skype account. Generally, it’s also important to be a good English speaker. You need to find a teaching niche, one that has a large audience. Get started here.
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