The ability to speak English is a skill that translates to freedom when you put it to use on the global market.
In nearly all non-English-speaking countries, the ability to speak, read, and write in English empowers the learner to earn a higher income, live a better quality of life, and collaborate with people from other parts of the world.
A skill you’ve had nearly all your life is coveted by billions and, as a native English speaker, you have a skill people are willing to pay to tap into.
If you are searching for a way to earn that will allow you to work from home and live or travel anywhere in the world you want to go, teaching English online should be on your radar.
It may just be the ticket to freedom you’ve been seeking—and here are the top five reasons I say that. (I’ll throw in a bonus reason, just for good measure.)
1. It’s a Skill You Already Have
You aren’t going to have to spend years learning a new skill to start earning. Your English skills, along with some basic computing skills are enough to get you started. Because many learners simply want to practice their skills with a native English speaker. Many businesspeople, medical professionals, lawyers, and engineers around the world already speak some level of English. What they lack is access to native speakers to help them hone their skill.
The internet gives them the ability to log on and instantly connect with someone like you who can correct their language mistakes and help them expand their vocabulary.
2. Demand is Growing
Language learning is one of the fastest-growing industries on the web. Due to the global pandemic, almost all language learning went virtual over the past few years. Students became accustomed to the convenience of learning from home. Even with schools and institutes opening their doors again, many students will continue to learn online. A recent study found that the Online Language Learning market was valued at around $14.2 billion and is projected to reach $28.5 billion by 2028—doubling in just seven years! And English makes up the largest share of the industry.
3. It’s Portable
Because your earning power is virtual, you can take this show on the road! All you need is a strong internet connection and a laptop, and you can earn from anywhere. You can spend the summer months enjoying one location, and then move to a warmer climate during the winter. Or you can decide to take three months to travel around Europe or Asia and continue to teach along the way. You can take extended vacations to visit family and not have to take a hit to the pocketbook because you’ll be able to earn while you’re there.
4. Set Your Own Schedule
Depending on how you choose to earn (there are many ways to engage students online), it’s likely you’ll even be able to set your own hours. Select the days of the week you wish to earn, the hours in the day, and even the months of the year. Complete freedom to decide when you want “me-time” to dedicate to the things you love to do.
5. Cross-Cultural Connection
If you love learning about other countries and cultures, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Imagine having students from dozens of different countries that you interact with on a weekly basis. In your first lesson, you may be talking with a seasoned business professional from Brazil and in the next, a young university student from Italy. Perhaps you enjoy the vibrant energy of young kids and would enjoy helping them with their English homework. You’ll be learning about their lifestyle and culture as they learn English from you.
Bonus Reason. You Can Do It
You don’t need teaching experience to become an English teacher. There are many ways to teach online, and some of them don’t require any formal training or experience. Many students simply want to practice their English through friendly conversation with a native speaker. You don’t have to speak the language of your students, either because your lessons involve teaching English, through English not translation.
And, in case you’re wondering, you don’t have to have some ultra-advanced level of English or a five-star education. Institutions want you to teach their students because you know how words should be pronounced.
So, put English teacher at the top of your list of ways to earn online. In addition to the income, it’s a great way to learn about the world and explore new cultures without having to leave the comfort of home, whether that’s the house you’ve lived in for three decades or a beach bungalow you’ve rented for the season.
Stay tuned tomorrow and I’ll tell you five things you need—and five you don’t need—to teach English online.
Editor’s Note: If you want to get started teaching English with the best possible advice—plus six months of hand-holding by Kary to make sure you get up and running—then Kary’s Earn With English Online Masterclass is for you.
This live, interactive, and personalized class happens from the comfort of your own home on August 20. And afterwards Kary will be there for you for six months of guidance and mentoring to help ensure you have the support and encouragement you need. Right now, you can attend at a discount. But these Early Bird tickets are available only until midnight tomorrow, so book yours here if you want to take part.
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