Are you someone who likes teaching? Are you someone who has a good command of the English language and can sport a neutral American accent? Do you want to boost your income? If your answer to all these questions is ‘yes’ then you can generate more money with or without an employer for your part time work.
You may have already heard of the phenomenon going on in the Philippines where South Koreans invade the country in herds to study English. This incident commonly happens during winter and spring school breaks. However, some students are unable to come due to time, security and financial constraints but these reasons don’t stop them from learning the much-desired language.
To respond to the demand, English academies catering to Koreans (now the Japanese are joining the bandwagon) have mushroomed in the cities and provinces. These academies offer the online and face-to-face methods of teaching.
Online classes are usually 10, 20, 30 or 60 minutes long. Different shifts are available. So if you are by any chance staying in the Philippines and you are unoccupied after your 9-6 job, you may want to try working part-time. Some companies are looking for part-time evening shift teachers whose work schedule extends from 7 PM to 11 PM. Job search will definitely be easy for job advertisements can easily be found in the newspapers and on Jobstreet and JobsDb.
In the event that you are somewhere else, the possibility of earning extra is still there. You only need a computer and stable Internet connection to aid you. In my case, I hold a 9-5 job in Kuala Lumpur and I do my part-time job at my place. Using MSN, YM and Skype, I conduct my classes. I earn $8 every hour that I talk to my students. I have no employer, I need not go to another office for that, I teach at the comfort of my abode. It’s very convenient and financially rewarding.
Looking for clients may be a bit difficult; you just have to be patient. Post your service on free classifieds online. Some of the free sites I have tried are www.sulit.com.ph and www.88db.com .
This moneymaking opportunity is not limited to Korean clients. Luckily, I secured one Malay student in KL. To get more, I have several active ads online. Target Chinese, Japanese, Indonesians, Thais and non-English speaking Europeans. Just make sure you have the knowledge and skills to teach English, the Internet and the drive to make this business work for you. It works for me and for quite a few. I hope it does for you too!