Teaching English online is a growing field. Every day more and more students are studying English through out the world.
The number of people who are getting online and studying English is great news for English teachers.
The Internet makes it easy for English teachers to start a cheap at home business. And making money every month is quite possible. Here's what you'll need in order to get started:
* Computer with Internet
* Skype or some other instant messaging program (Yahoo and Google have one too)
* Web camera
* PayPal account
* Free website (but you do not need it right away)
Those are the basic tools you'll need to get started (but you'll need to know your marketing strategy). It's quite possible that your computer has a built in microphone and web camera so you will not need to buy anything else. As you can see, your start-up costs are practically free.
How much can online English teachers make?
There are basically two type of sessions you'll want to offer: just conversations and lessons.
Just Conversations: $ 15.00 to $ 25.00 an hour
These conversations are the easiest to conduct. No experience, no degrees and no certificates are required. Students from other countries have learned English, and they know if they do not use it, they will lose it.
That is why they will pay to just have conversations with you, a native English speaker.
Lessons: $ 20.00 to $ 50.00 an hour
Again you do not need any experience, degrees, or certificates, but it sure helps. You can offer grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension (listening), slang or any other specific topic you want to offer.
If you know a lot about art, medicine, business, movies or whatever, offer your skills and knowledge as a specific lesson that a student can buy from you.
Teach what you know and what you're comfortable with and you'll be a more successful online English teacher.
Once you get 5 to 15 repeat customers / students who pay you $ 100.00 to $ 250.00 a month, you can do the math and see you'll make a nice sum every month.
So the more paying students you find, the more money you will make as an online English teacher.