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7 Biggest Benefits of Teaching English Online

By VIPKid  |  October 3, 2019

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Teaching English online is the most exciting work opportunity for teachers this century. That’s not an opinion, it’s a fact. Well actually it is an opinion, but here’s why we think it’s a well-founded one, and why if you’re not already teaching English online it may be time to seriously consider it:

1. Getting started is so simple (and who doesn’t like simple)

Getting your ESL career off the ground is easy, quick, and painless. All you really need is a quiet, interruption-free zone to teach online from, a computer with a built-in mic, and a stable internet connection. Pair that with some decent lighting, and you’re already ahead of the curve. When it comes to your basic set-up, the only other thing you’ll need to worry about is the fun part, which is decorating your classroom…  and maybe setting up a barricade to keep Mr. Whiskers from participating when he’s least wanted.

2. You get to live your best (teaching) life

For most teachers, we know the best moments of your workday are the uninterrupted ones. Teaching one-on-one means all 25 minutes of your online lesson are just that. None of those back row antics to deal with, or paper plane sieges, or late-night paper-grading and lesson planning. Online English teaching is a dream job for teachers who just really love to teach. Getting paid to teach in a distraction-free environment with students who are fully engaged and excited to learn? If there were only one reason to teach online, this would be it.

3. Earn extra money (about $14—$22 an hour)

Online ESL teaching is a game-changer for teachers looking to make extra money online. You control the number of classes and students that you take on, which means you control how much money you make. All too often, teachers choose to educate at the expense of a reasonable income. But teaching online means making anywhere from $14—$22 per hour, and presents all sorts of new opportunities for educators. Instead of tightening your budget during periods of unpaid vacation, teaching English online means being able to continue making money (AND take that trip you’ve been saving up for).

4. More experience equals more opportunity

While there are multiple platforms to teach English online, teaching with VIPKid means you’ll not only get access to tons of teacher resources, certifications, weekly workshops, and our best-in-class curriculum, but you’ll also be joining the largest community of online teachers in the world. That’s over 100,000 great teachers to lean on and learn from as you build more transferable skills for your teaching career.

5. You’re already in serious demand

Demand for English teachers is currently at an all-time high, as there are literally millions of eager second language learners around the world, ready to learn. This means that making money from the comfort of your own home is already an existing opportunity waiting for you. If you’re qualified to teach, there’s never been a better time to get started.

6. Home is where the… classroom is

Those days of requesting classroom supplies are done. You’re the principal. Your home is the school. And the possibilities are endless! You’ve got access to everything need (fridge included), and working from home carries the added benefit of being able to take care of your job and your family, from the same place.

7. A casual dress code, all day, every day

Teaching from the comfort of your own home means comfort is key. Pajamas from the waist down? No worries. Feet in a foot spa while you teach? That’s using your head! Earning money teaching english online while making no sacrifices in the realm of comfort is exactly why it’s such an appealing opportunity.

Feeling a little more convinced? Teaching ESL online, as remote part-time work from home job, or even as a full-time way to make money online  presents more than just a novel new way to teach. It is a revolution in online learning where the benefits are plentiful. 

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