What is Teaching English?
Many children and adults around the world are interested in learning the English language, which is the most commonly spoken language around the world. Countries in developing countries are especially in need of native English speaking tutors. The internet has made it possible to efficiently tutor children and adults around the world through video calls. This provides an opportunity to teach English to people around the world from the comfort of your own home. Companies are willing to pay enough to make this a nice side hustle. Most companies require a bachelors degree and a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification but not all. Below we provide both options. Most companies tend to pay more if you have a bachelors degree and your TEFL certification.
Why Teach English?
If you're a native English speaker this is a great way to produce income. Most companies pay well if you have a bachelors degree and your TEFL certification. If you don't, it can still be a great side income. You can work from home and have a fairly flexible work schedule. It doesn't require much in terms of starting costs and most people that have a fairly strong grasp of the English language can teach English.
Whose It Good For?
Teaching English is great for native English speakers. You need to be comfortable communicating with other people and don't mind staring at a screen for several hours a day. It also takes some patience when you're teaching English to people that are practicing it for the first time.
How Do You Make Money?
With teaching English you can make money several ways:
Earnings Estimate Range
Teaching English earning potential varies. You're earning potential is determined by the following variables:
- Undergraduate Degree
- TEFL Certification
Monthly earning estimates vary depending on many factors. Below is an approximate range on what you can expect to make as an independent English teacher without accounting for expenses incurred as an independent contractor.
Teaching English incurs very little cost. All you need is a computer, internet access, headset, and video conferencing tool to start your teaching English side hustle.
You'll need a computer to use video conferencing to communicate with your students.
You'll need reliable fast internet for your video conferencing calls. Poor internet connection will cause frustrating interference and make it challenging to teach students online.
A headset is needed to listen clearly and be able to speak to your students.
Video conferencing software like Skype so you can make international video calls.
Most companies will require that you speak English natively. Most teachers come from the United States, UK, or Australia.
Some companies require that you have your bachelors degree to teach English. There are some that do not but pay is usually better with a bachelors degree.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate is required for most companies.
Start Teaching English
Sign up with one of the English teaching companies below and get started making that cheddar.
You can sign up at multiple companies to increase work and increase chances of getting hired as an independent teacher.