If you have landed on this website then you’re probably wondering if it’s really possible to make money teaching English online.
I have got many requests from my loyal visitors asking me to write a post about this and I just now put it on my list of things to write about.
I’ll be sharing my thoughts on this topic within the following post.
With technology constantly evolving and as more and more people are able to access the world wide web there are opportunities being created practically every minute of the day.
Is it really possible to make any decent money teaching English online?
That’s what we’re about to find out and I’ll be showing you what equipment you’ll need as well as how everything works and what requirements you’ll need to meet to qualify for a position.
If you could give me a few minutes of your undivided attention and read this entire post till the end you’ll have all the necessary info needed to make a sound decision as to whether this opportunity would be a good fit for you or not.
Can You Make Money Teaching English Online?
The answer is Yes!!
There are actually many companies out there that offer this type of service and their rate of pay is pretty competitive.
The company that pays the most for this type of work is VIPKID
How much you can make is totally dependent on quite a few factors and you’ll also need to meet a few requirements as well in order for you to qualify for this type of work.
I’ll be getting into this next and showing you exactly who would make a good fit for this type of opportunity so continue reading to see if you qualify.
Who Is This Opportunity For?
Obviously, this opportunity is geared more towards people who are interested in teaching English online and earning an income from doing so.
However, in order to qualify to become a teacher, you’ll need to meet the following qualifications
- Minimum of 1-year Bachelors degree(in any field)
- 1 school year of teaching experience(Mentoring, Tutoring, Alternative Education)
- Eligible to work in the US or Canada
- Available a minimum of 7.5 hours a week
If you meet the requirements listed above and you’re passionate about teaching and love to be around kids then I think this would make a good fit for you.
How Much Can You Earn As An Online English Teacher?
The pay ranges and goes on your level of teaching experience and how punctual you are when showing up for class.
Typically you can earn anywhere from $14-$22 an hour + incentives and bonuses.
The online teaching classes are 30 minutes long each and you’ll be provided with a checklist of things you’ll need to have done within that 30 minute teaching session.
If you would only work 6 hours a day 3 days a week you have the potential to earn up to $400 a week and this doesn’t even include bonuses you can unlock as well as the many incentives you have to work for.
That’s $1,600 a month for only working 18 hours a week!!
Could you imagine how much you could earn if you did this 40 hours a week full time?
Well, I’ll let you do the math on that one!!
What Will You Be Doing?
You’ll be teaching kids from China the English language as well as educating them on some of the American cultures.
As you start interacting with these kids from China you’ll naturally start to pick up on some of the Chinese cultures as well.
You’ll be having 1 on 1 half-hour teaching video sessions with a variety of different students on a day to day basis.
Once you have successfully hosted several teaching sessions your performance will be graded and if you did well you’ll have the chance to earn more money.
How Does It Work?
In addition to the requirements, I listed above for you guys you’ll also need to have a decent computer setup as well.
Here are the equipment requirements that you’ll also need to meet to be able to perform your services online
- Minimum of Windows 7 and at least 4 gigs of ram
- The latest update of Flash installed on your system
- At least an Intel Core i3 or higher
- at least 20MB Internet speed (Preferably 50MB)
If you have also met these requirements then you can click here to create your free account and start the application process.
Like any other job in the real world, you would need to complete an application and go through the interview process.
It’s really no different online when applying for a job. The only difference that I can think of is that it’s virtual.
Once you have submitted your application and they approve it you can book an interview and get the ball rolling from there.
My Closing Thoughts
If you’re the type of person who loves teaching and you would like to take your skills and passion online and get paid up to $22 an hour + bonuses then you should definitely check into VIPKid.
If you love to be around kids and you think the idea of learning another culture while teaching other people about some of the cultures here in the United States would be cool then I think this would make a good fit for you.
Teaching definitely takes a skill that not everyone has and as you can see from the lengthy list of requirements they don’t accept just anyone so if you met the requirements above consider yourself lucky.
I really hope this post has helped you guys out and given you all the necessary info you need to determine if it’s possible to make money teaching English online as well as the income potential with this opportunity.
Still have questions or would you like to share the experience that you’ve had as an online English teacher?
I would love to hear all about it in the comments below.
~Your Friend, Scott~