Make money teaching online
If you had asked me 5 years ago whether or not I could make money teaching online I probably would have responded with a perplexed look in my eye. Yet somehow, I found my way to online teaching in 2016. I genuinely though it would be a temporary part-time job for me, but it turned into a full-time job that has led me to earning a higher income than I did as a brick and mortar teacher.
When I first started out teaching ESL online I made less than $25,000 because I didn’t know the ins and outs of the industry. I am writing this blog post so you don’t have to start with such a low salary. In 2019 I earned $65,000, but I often worked part-time so I could have made $75-80K had I worked full-time. I strategically scheduled a mix of part-time hours and full-time hours because I have another business I run on the side (blogging, YouTube, TpT and course creation). I am here to offer you tips on how to make a solid income teaching online without overextending yourself working odd hours. If you overextend you aren’t serving the students, your family or yourself.
how to teach online classes and earn money
Ladies and gentlemen, the Internet revolution is alive and well. 🎉I believe that those who get started now are ahead of the game. So let’s dig into how to teach online classes and earn money.
Why are people doing this? Working online provides people with the autonomy they’re looking for coupled with a market ripe for high earning potential. It’s all up to YOU and how much you set your sights on. Not only is this job great for the bank, but it’s an amazing way to serve people by providing them with a life-long skill. As a second language learner myself, I have a deep appreciation for both language learners and teachers. You, my friend, are impacting someone’s life for the better not just by teaching them a language, but the language that’s used most in business. That means more work opportunities for those that speak English. Sit back and think about how impactful that really is.
Now, let’s get back to business. Right now there are 100s of online ESL schools people can apply to without having a degree in education. In fact, there are a couple of companies I know of that don’t even require you to have a degree. The most successful people in this industry make six figures. Thousands are doing this full-time and others do it to supplement their income, pay off debt or save for a family vacation.
The online ESL schools I recommend are listed here.
how to make money teaching english online
There are three important ways for how to make money teaching English online.
- Ace the interview by knowing exactly what the company is looking for. Practice until you have internalized the company’s teaching style.
- Get so good at teaching that you are confident enough to apply for leadership opportunities. Find those opportunities by being active in the teacher community and connecting with those who have experience.
- Promote the school you work for on a website or social media. This could lead to the company reaching out to you personally.
If you want more details on these tips, grab my guidebook.
Teach English Online salary
Here’s the great news! The teach English online salary is up to you! However, I highly recommend taking your time with the interview process so that you can get the highest pay from the get-go. Increase your salary by working your way through steps two and three. Do NOT, I repeat, do NOT add on tons of hours to increase your salary. That will put you on a hamster wheel.
Are you on the hamster wheel right now? I’ve got tips for you to escape that wheel.
Teach English Online Skype
If you’re interested in starting your own business, many people teach English online via Skype. But how do you find clients? The market for teaching English online is pretty saturated. I believe you have a better chance of serving a niche or working for an established ESL school (learn more about the ones I recommend here). Think about who needs to learn English and reach out to companies that need your services. Also, be prepared to convince said companies that you’re unique compared to everyone else in the market.
Find organic traffic through creating your own website or building your social media presence on Facebook or YouTube. If you’re interested in this, stay tuned for my post on March 18th, 2020 about starting a teacher blog. If you’re not on my e-mail list, join it so you can get the alert.
How to make extra money as a teacher
Now that teaching ESL online has become popular, a lot of brick and mortar teachers are curious about how to make extra money as a teacher. Teaching ESL online is a very lucrative option for part-time contractors (you’ll be consider a contractor, not an employee). Not only is it lucrative, it’s also flexible. You choose your hours and you are your own boss.
How to make money as a teacher
If you already teach ESL online and want to increase your income, I do have another blog post about how to make an extra $1000 a month as a teacher. That post is for you whether you’re an online ESL teacher or a brick and mortar teacher. In that post I provide tips on:
- Affiliate Marketing
6 figure business
Can we teachers make a 6 figure business? I’m seeing more teachers than ever make 6 and 7 figure businesses online. If they can do it, what’s stopping you? It’s not about being special, it’s about dedication, determination, serving an audience that is searching for your help, and creating structure/organization to do it all. It’s all about baby steps.
I want to teach online and earn money
If you’re saying, “Im ready! I want to teach online and earn money!” Hallelujah! I’ve got you.
Whether your just starting out or trying to take steps to reach your financial goals as an established online ESL teacher check out my guidebook. I promise you the 7 steps in that book will get you on the path to success.