Six Ways to Earn an Income as an Online English Teacher
http://www.teachingeslonline.com/resources-teaching-english-online - In this video, I go through six different ways that you can earn as an independent online English teacher.
This will help you think about your goals when teaching online.
/// One-to-One ///
This is where I recommend starting. It's easier to get learners to sign up and the lifetime value of each student is higher than other areas.
Additionally, you'll learn the problems your learners have and be able to repackage this further down the line.
/// Group Lessons ///
This is where you have 2 or more learners in the live class. It's harder to organize group lessons compared to one-to-one, but I really enjoyed doing this.
You can earn more per hour doing group lessons (4 students paying $15 vs one student paying $30).
/// Services ///
You can offer writing and/or speaking feedback asynchronously using tools such as Google Drive and SoundCloud.
I enjoyed doing this in the past and still do some of this through my program.
/// Products ///
We're mainly talking about ebooks here. This is when things start to become more passive. You'll need to build up your audience to make this work. I recommend starting small and building on your initial successes.
Getting this set up is much easier to do these days.
/// Online Courses ///
This is where I put my focus these days. I have an online course for English learners and one for teachers. I started using a separate platform but soon moved it onto my site.
There is huge potential here if you get things right.
/// Affiliate Links ///
Instead of creating your own products, you can sell products that other people have made. Doing this will typically earn you a commission of 10-75% of the sale.
I don't do this for To Fluency because I want to focus on my own products, but I do have affiliate links on my teaching site.
Advertising. You can advertise here on YouTube or on your site. This takes big numbers to make a decent income, but it could always add to your overall numbers.
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