3 Months Outschool Review
I’ve been teaching at Outschool for 3 months and my pay is more than 10 times what I was making in the beginning. I don’t know any other online school that pays above $25 an hour and books teachers consistently. Read my Outschool review to find out how you can make more than $25 an hour teaching online.
My First Class at Outschool
I started my first class at Outschool in the summer of 2020. I decided to teach a four session Advanced Spanish class for dual and native speakers wanting to practice reading. Starting out, I felt like my Advanced Spanish wasn’t getting much traction, even though I had a lot of saves, people weren’t signing up. Eventually, two students signed up.
What I began to realize was the longer a class was posted (about a month and a half), the more students signed up.
Although I had to cut my Advanced Spanish class short due to my course being launched, I decided to start classes back up in November. By my third week, my class had 5 students and by opening up more sections, enrollment continued to grow. One of my classes even filled to capacity (9 students).
I was having success growing income on Outschool, I knew I had to write an Outschool Review for online teachers to increase their income.
Pay at Outschool
When pricing my November classes, I decided my strategy would be to price the classes lower and as they increased in popularity, I would increase my price. My 25 minute Middle School Spanish class started at $7 a person. It doesn’t sound like much, but as my enrollment has gone up so has the price of my class.
After only a couple of months, my income has continued going up. I was making a $53 an hour on average in late January.
Use these two steps to figure out your hourly income when teaching a 30 minute class
Step 1: Number of students X cost per person= income per class
Example: 5 students X $9 per person= $45 a class
Step 2: Income per class (from step 1) X 2= Hourly income
Example: $45 X 2= $90/hour
- Be Patient. In the beginning, your income per class may be disappointing. Don’t get discouraged! Remember, you are building a business, it may not take off right away. But don’t give up! Students will trickle in and your traction will grow.
- Increase your price over time. Charge a lower price, to begin with. As you get more reviews and your classes are filling, increase your price. As my classes have grown and I’ve continued to increase my price from $7 a person per session to $9 per person per session. I am making $60 an hour, and hopefully, will increase to $100 an hour like other teachers on Outschool.
- Set a fair price. When pricing your class in the beginning you may be pricing it lower but don’t count yourself short. You are marketing yourself and will slowly grow. *In my opinion, if you are charging a lower price you shouldn’t be teaching for longer than 30 minutes a session.
Pay at Outschool is up to you, but the strategy of increasing prices over time has worked well for me.
Bookings at Outschool
Booking at Outschool takes time. When growing your bookings at Outschool, wait at least a month and a half for your class to gain momentum. Students will begin to trickle in overtime. Sure, a tech or writing class may gain traction faster than others, but I like to give a realistic expectation.
Also, the more reviews your classes get, the more your numbers will continue to grow.
The maximum number of students in your class is up to you. I started out with a 9 student maximum. As my classes begin to grow in size, I will experiment with adding more students. Occasionally a student won’t show up, but classes are usually well attended.
The students on Outschool have been awesome to teach. They are so well behaved and engaged in the lesson. I have taught Middle School Spanish One, Super Spanish (3 days a week), and Beginner Spanish for upper elementary. All of my sections are 25 minutes.
What you can teach at outschool
What you can teach at Outschool is up to you. Outschool prides itself on allowing people to teach what they have experience in and are passionate about. In fact, you don’t even have to be a teacher to be an instructor on Outschool, just have experience and love of your topic.
I have taught Spanish for middle school and high school for many years. Because I have so much experience, teaching Spanish on Outschool was an easy choice. Read more about choosing what to teach in your application video here.
I’ve also written about the different kinds of classes you can teach on Outschool here.
Outschool Job Reviews
Overall, I give Outschool a 9/10. The platform is easy to navigate and there is steady growth. Outschool teachers use Zoom to conduct lessons. The only reason I give them a 9 is because they could still use some updates with minor things such as organizing the student information a little better.
Right now, they don’t tell you how many classes a student has taken with you or the date they started unless you scroll through the classroom. Being that they’re a fairly new and growing platform I am sure they will update their website little by little.
As I said before, the students are so excited to learn and be apart of the lesson and that has added to the positive experience on this platform.
If you’re ready to start working at Outschool be sure to use my referral link.