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Teach or tutor others remotely and comfortably from home while getting paid. Sounds great, doesn’t it? I think it does.
You don’t have to be a certified teacher or trained as a teacher to try this out. There are quite a lot of options available. Ranging from teaching English to kids in China to developing an online course that you can sell on some of the many e-course platforms.
Now, before you browse away because you think you have nothing to teach, think about this: People are selling e-courses about how to make a great latte macchiato, how to draw, or how to make websites.
I am certain that there are things that you do better than others. Or maybe you have skills that people around you don’t have (at least at the same level).
If you find a way to share that knowledge, you are teaching.
Some of the jobs will take place in online classrooms, interacting, live, with your students.
Another way to become a teacher (or tutor if you like) is to develop an e-course. You will have to invest some time creating the lectures and course material. As soon as your course is complete, you can sell these on platforms like Udemy, PluralSights, or even Fiverr.
This way the courses will generate a nice passive income stream for you.
I definitely plan to try an income stream in this category, selling e-courses, as soon as I work out what it is I want to teach.
VIPKid provides an international learning experience to children between the age of 4 to 12 in China. They offer fully immersive one-on-one English language instructions provided online by highly qualified teachers.
Because of the high quality of education, they do require their applicants to have at least a Bachelor’s degree.
Better grades start at Skooli. They offer instant online tutoring in all subjects, anytime and anywhere.
Skooli offers an extensive list of subjects in math, language, science, business, and more.
They have tutors available for all levels, from elementary school to academic studies.
VIPX students are young language learners from China between the ages of 3-14. Most of them are in highly-competitive academic and extra-curricular programs.
To keep these high standards they only accept participants with a Bachelors’s degree.
Website: Magic Ears
The Magic Ears website will put a smile on your face just by visiting it.
This company provides an innovative, online English learning platform for students from 4 to 12 years old.
If you want to work with them you will have to speak English at an idiomatic level and at least hold a bachelor’s degree.
They also require a 120-hour ESL Certification (tip: they offer a fully- accredited advanced TESOL course for just $20)
Udacity is a platform that offers Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). They were founded in 2011 and began as an experiment in global online learning.
Now, over 160,000 students in more than 190 countries already enrolled.
There are opportunities for mentors and instructors. Instructors develop their own courses by creating lessons, videos, projects, quizzes, and self-assessments.
Website: Varsity Tutors
Available in: US
Would you like to become an independent contractor, teaching in your own style and with your own methods and materials?
Varsity Tutors connects students with over 18,000 private tutors nationally.
You don not always need to stand in front of a (virtual) classroom to become a teacher. One of the really popular ways to spread (and sell) your knowledge is by creating courses.
Experfy provides courses in several engineering and analytical topics, as well as web development, blockchain, robotics, and more.
Would you not love to teach students all around the world from the comfort of your own home? And to be able to set your own schedule?
And, not in the least, get paid for it?
If you are a native English speaker then SkimaTalk may be a great opportunity for a side gig for you.
Available in: US
Brainfuse has a lot of experience connecting people that want to learn with those loving to teach or tutor. Their clients are students of all ages, but also job seekers that need a hand.
Good work is compensated and rewarded, and there are opportunities for promotions based on your performance.
Wyzant is a platform that facilitates students and tutors to find 1-on-1 tutoring opportunities in areas like math, science, English, language, test preps, and more.
Before you continue: at the moment they require applicants to live in the United States, so they are unable to provide accounts if you live outside the US.
Website: Qkids Teacher
Qkids uses their own online education platform to connect English teachers to over 1 million international students in the age of 4 to 12.
As a teacher (U.S. and Canada only) you can set your own schedule, working from home.
Dada offers a one-on-one English learning experience to children aged 4 to 16. They enable them to communicate with English teachers from all the world.
Online English Teaching
Website: Online English Teaching
Online English Teaching is more like a useful resource than a job site.
These experienced ESL teachers are making a living from teaching English online and they help others find their dream job doing the same.
Did you know that you can create courses on Fiverr and sell them?
Next to the perks of setting your own schedule and working at home, this even ticks the passive income box!
Check out this free course about how to become a successful seller as an example.
If you are passionate about your area of expertise and really like to help students learn, then you should definitely check out Tutor.com.
They have over 250 subjects and test prep areas available.
Clients range from kindergarten to college, including adult learners.
From English to Hebrew to Korean to Spanish.
Preply offers tutoring in over 20 languages.
No minimum time commitment or fixed schedule. Be your own boss!
Wrapping it up
Browsing through this list, I cannot help to think that these are beautiful times. People, just a quarter of an eon ago, were depending on the skills and knowledge of the people in their direct environment. You had to travel to get educated or trained. All those resources are available online now.
If you want to share your knowledge or skills with the world, nothing should be holding you back. You could teach or tutor and make a side income with whatever skill or experience you have.
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Thanks for reading! You are awesome!