Teach English

Quick Glance

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.

Work From Home

All you need is your computer, internet, and headphones.

Flexible Hours

Work as much or as little as you want, whenever you want.


Very little expenses when it comes to being a transcriptionist.

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.

Native English Speaker

Your first language is English and you're comfortable teaching.


You're able to communicate and teach someone else well. 


Teaching anything requires a bit of patience; so will teaching English.

How Do You Make Money?

With teaching English you can make money several ways:

Hourly Pay

Most companies will pay based on the amount of hours that you work.


You can make money through referrals to other English teachers and other incentives.

Earnings Estimate Range

Teaching English earning potential varies. You're earning potential is determined by the following variables:

  • Undergraduate Degree
  • TEFL Certification
  • Experience

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.

Low End Range
High End Range

*Please see each English teaching companies below for average earnings estimates.


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.

Basic Requirements

Below are the basic requirements you'll need to start. Please see English Teaching Companies below.


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

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.

Bachelors Degree

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.

(Degree Required)

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