As more and more education is delivered online there are lots of opportunities to teach a variety of subjects. If you have lots of energy and enjoy working with kids then teaching English online may be a great way to make money for you.
What Equipment You Need
The great thing about teaching online is that you need very few things in place to get started so it’s fab if you want to earn money while you are travelling, for example. You will need a very good internet connection as classes will be delivered online. The last thing you want is for your internet to stop halfway through a lesson. You may also need a headset and a few props to act as teaching aids. Each job site will require you to have different things so be sure to check what you need.
What Skills You Need
You will need lots of energy to keep you motivated in the lessons. Although some jobs will be teaching adults, most will be teaching children to learn English so you will need to enjoy working with little ones. Sometimes the lessons are one-to-one but other times you may be teaching several children at once. If a child is not feeling like learning you will need to keep upbeat and try and motivate them. Props may come in handy here. Apart from lots of energy you may need a qualification such as a degree or TEFL so check with the website before you apply.
Where To Find Jobs
There are lots of companies offering jobs teaching online so take some time to see which ones suit you the best. VIPKID and MagicEars are just two options. Be aware that some companies only take applicants from certain countries so check before you apply.
How Much Can You Earn?
How much you can earn from teaching English online will vary depending on what company you work for, what qualifications you have and how many hours you work. Have a look at TEFL.org as they have a table that displays the hourly rate for several different companies. They show that the hourly rate can vary between just $10 to $30 per hour.
How Do You Get Started?
If you like the idea of making money teaching English, then take a look at all of the different companies offering teaching online jobs. Make sure you check out their requirements and application process. Apply to several companies to give yourself the best opportunity for success.