Blogging


Create a Blog With Good SEO

If you like writing about topics that interest you, you have a potential income stream that you can build in your spare time and eventually use to reap major financial rewards. Writing an SEO (search engine optimized) blog requires a bit of an initial time investment, but if you’re smart about your approach then you can win big. Let’s take a look at how to approach this potential income stream. 
Pros

  • Available in any country
  • Ability to earn money by writing about subjects you’re passionate about 
  • Work from anywhere with internet
  • Very low start-up costs 
  • Multiple ways to earn income (advertising, affiliate marketing, sponsors, courses, products etc)

Cons

  • Building a following and SEO takes lots of time and you likely won’t see results for at least a few months
  • Big learning curve thus many people quit before they see results
  • Lots of information out there can be overwhelming

What is it? SEO is the art and science of using carefully placed and selected keywords, plus other strategies, to raise a website’s placement in Google search results. Higher locations in search engine results translates into increased traffic to your site. 
When you have lots of traffic, you can monetize your website in many ways such as advertising with Google Adwords, affiliate marketing, selling a product or course and many other methods.
But first, you’ll need to create a blog that’s likely to get you ranked highly in Google and earn a high number of page views. 
In the early Wild West days of the internet, you could stuff your webpage with keyword-laden garbage and watch your site shoot up the ranks. Nowadays, Google’s algorithms are much more savvy, and so are actual users. You’ll need to combine search engine optimization with genuine quality content to achieve success. 

Who is it for? Anyone who likes to write (or is willing to outsource writing tasks), understands how to make engaging content, and has the basic ability to set up a blog. You’ll also need to be willing to research SEO requirements (or, again, hire someone who already knows them). 

How does it pay? A recent survey found that bloggers can typically earn between $200 and $2,500 a month by monetizing their blogs. Some big-name bloggers earn as much as $100,000 per month. 
The sky is the limit but obviously, how much traffic you generate and the quality of your blog is what matters. You’ll need to put in lots of initial work to get your blog going and build up your SEO, but the more consistently you upload quality content, the greater the chance your blog will have of obtaining success. 

How to Get Started

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Content Creation Service

Content Creation for Large Social Media Accounts 

In this post, we’ll discuss how to generate passive income by making content for large social media accounts.

So, what will we be doing? Simply put, we’ll be contacting large Instagram pages (100,000 followers or more), and offering to create content for them on a weekly basis and charging them. This will also work for facebook accounts or any other large accounts but we will use Instagram for the sake of this article. 

  • Location: Anywhere! 🌎
  • Income Potential: Low – Medium
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Tasks: Design, content creation, sales, outsourcing, team building 

What Is It?

You can make or curate content for big accounts on instagram, facebook or other social media apps. 

Just choose your preferred niche – for example fitness – and contact the thousands of large fitness accounts. If you can create quality content you will land lots of clients and can set your own prices.

This is similar to freelancing. Offering content creation services can involve hard work for good rewards. 

Step 1: Creating Content

Depending on what type of profiles you’ll be contacting (your choice), either meme pages, motivational quote pages, luxury pages, they all need content to post to their audience. You’ll need an application to create content. The most obvious choice here is Photoshop. That is a paid option.

Free options include Canva (highly recommended), and SparkPost (also highly recommended). Use these if you don’t have the budget for Photoshop, which not many people do. And quite honestly, Canva and SparkPost also get the job done quite easily. 

This is the easiest step, just decide what platform you’ll be using to create the content and what kind of niche you want to create content for. 

Step 2: Contacting Accounts

In this step, you’re going to want to be targeting accounts with 100,000 followers or more. These accounts are probably monetized and making income so the owners are more likely to purchase your services than smaller accounts.

Usually big accounts will have a form of contact in their bio. Something along the lines of “DM (direct message) for inquiries, or email for inquiries”. If they don’t have that, usually if they’re a business account, there will be an email button under their bio. If they don’t have anything of the sort in their bio, simply just direct message them. You’ll usually receive a response if you craft a good message.

When contacting them, give them 2-3 pieces of content (depending on the type of page, if it’s a motivation page, maybe 3 posts with quotes on them or if it’s a meme page, create original memes, and send them 3 pictures) and ask them if they’d like to purchase weekly content. An example price point is 15 posts for $20 each week.

It’s recommended that you contact 25+ accounts daily until you build up replies and consistently repeat this process until you have a favourable number of clients.

The benefit of this hustle is you can find as many or as little clients as you can handle.

Step 3: Receiving Payment

Receiving payment is very simple. You can use Paypal or Venmo for the transactions. No website is necessary. 

Step 4: Outsourcing the Work (Optional)

This is highly recommended if you’re going to be dealing with multiple clients on a weekly basis. You can head to either Upwork or Fiverr for this step of the process.

You can hire someone to create the content for you at an inexpensive price, while still maintaining profits for doing no work at all (except for contacting the accounts, and delivering the content).

Again, this step is optional BUT, highly recommended if you’re going to be working with multiple clients. This will save you a bunch of time and energy, and you’ll still be profiting albeit the profits won’t be as much as if you were creating the content yourself. 

If you want to outsource with someone talented on Fiverr, then sign up with our link for a $ discount! 

Step 5: Maintaining the Clients

In order to maintain clients, you’re going to want to provide them with high quality, original, content. 

Originality is a big thing for big pages. Make sure you provide them with it if you want to build a relationship with them and continue to profit from them. Specify this to your employee(s), if you plan on outsourcing the work. 

This is not a hustle for you if you can’t design high quality content. 

What Now?

Follow our step-by-step guide, and while you’re going through the process, refer back to this post through every step to make sure you’re performing the actions correctly. 

This is one of the simplest ways of creating passive income without breaking your bank in the process. 

SlideJoy

Slidejoy is a mobile app that pays you money for putting ads on the lock screen of your phone.
It’s available for download in the Google Play Store for free and has over 1 million downloads.
While it’s a great way to make a few bucks by doing nothing, making a fortune is unlikely. The good thing is it’s 100% passive and you can start earning right now. Here’s everything you need to know: 

How Does Slidejoy Work? Whenever your phone is locked, the app automatically plays an ad on the lock screen, which you can choose to ignore, engage with, or skip for a different ad.
In the beginning, these ads will be random, but with time, Slidejoy’s algorithm will detect your preferences and show more personalized ads for your taste. 

EarningYou earn “karats” for watching ads and using Slidejoy. 1,000 carats is worth $1 in real cash value which you can withdrawal to PayPal.
You can also get bonuses for participating in offers or surveys through the app or through referrals.

How to Start EarningSigning up for Slidejoy is as simple as downloading it. The process is very straightforward. You can start serving ads and earning immediately. 
There are two modes when signing up:

  • If you choose hero mode, all the money you receive for viewing ads will be donated to charities. 
  • If you choose normal mode, all the money you receive for viewing ads will go to your PayPal

Using The App When the lock screen is active on your phone, you will have a list of ads displayed on it. 
There are 3 types of actions you can take with the ads:

  • Ignore them by swiping right and unlocking your phone as you would normally 
  • Engage with them by swiping left after which you will be directed to the target of the ad. This can be a website, a YouTube video, some download site, etc. 
  • View other ads by swiping up

Pros of Using Slidejoy 

  • Passive – requires zero time and effort
  • You can choose what to do with the ad (skip, open, ignore)
  • Personalized ads 

Cons of Using Slidejoy

  • Low monthly earnings 
  • Consumes battery and data
  • There is ads on your lockscreen (obviously)

FAQ
Does Slidejoy use mobile data? Yes, Slidejoy is active when you’re using both Wi-Fi and mobile data. But, in order to reduce the consumption of data, every ad is optimized. 
How does Slidejoy work with passcode screen? Slidejoy doesn’t affect your passcode in any way. Regardless if you’ve viewed or ignored the ad, you will still have to enter the passcode to unlock your phone. 
Can I use Slidejoy with other lockscreen apps?Yes, for the moment Slidejoy allows multiple locksreen apps to operate simultaneously.

Get StartedIf you want one of the easiest ways to make money with no effort, start earning now and download Slidejoy for free!

Flip Domain Names

Domain Names are commonly known as digital real estate and can be flipped just like properties — sometimes for much more money than actual buildings! 
The best part is you can buy domains for just $1.00 on 1&1 and sell it for hundreds or sometimes thousands of dollars in the future. There is not many investments where you can see returns of 100x, 1000x or way more!
However, this business only works if you have the knowledge and practice to do it successfully. Keep reading to learn which $1.00 domains to buy and how to sell them for huge returns…

  • Works worldwide 🌎
  • Income Potential: Medium/High
  • Difficulty: Medium

What is domain flipping? Domain flipping involves buying a domain name, then reselling it for a higher price.
Every single business and future business NEEDS a domain for their website. For this reason thousands of domains are bought and sold on different marketplaces every day.

Is this for me?Finding great domains and then getting someone to buy it takes skill, patience and a bit of luck. If you want to start this business here is what it requires:

  • Lots of time researching
  • Some capital required
  • A willingness to learn what a good domain is plus learn many nuances in this business
  • Must try again and again to find buyers for your domain(s)
  • Must have a good strategy and long term thinking. Some domains can take months or years to sell.
  • (Optional) – Should learn how to set up websites, get traffic, build SEO etc to increase the value of your domain(s)

Pros of Flipping DomainsCons Flipping Domains

  • Easy to get started
  • Domain names are cheap ($1 for the first year)
  • There are many valuable domains still out there
  • Potential for high returns (100x, 1000x and much more)
  • Ability to earn from anywhere with just a laptop
  • Can take months or years to sell
  • Works best if you can buy tons of domains, which takes more capital
  • Noguarantee that they will sell high or sell at all 
  • Picking good domains is not easy
  • Building significant earnings takes time
  • Have to actively find buyers

How do you buy cheap domain names?If you feel the pros outweigh the cons, then it’s time to hunt for some cheap domain names. We’ve put together our top three domain name websites below:
1. 1&11&1 is by far the cheapest domain site – at least for the first year. You can get a .com domain for just $1 in the first year, and $15 every year thereafter. 
2. GoDaddy
On a close second place is GoDaddy with .com domain names for $2.99 in the first year, and then $11.99 every year thereafter. You can also bid on expiring domains on the GoDaddy website and cop a good deal! 
3. NameCheap Third place goes to NameCheap, where you can get .com domains for $8.88 per year, and then $12.98 ever Want more? 
Want more? Check out this list for more cheap domain name registration sites to shop around on.

How Does It Pay?Realistic prices you can expect to sell domains for are 100-$5000. This is a good return if your domain costs $1-$15 to buy. However, there are many variables that come to play and your domain might not sell at all. This depends on your experience. 
Also, most flippers hold lots of domains at any given time. So for each one you sell, there will be many more that aren’t sold. You must factor in that domains take months or years to sell. That’s just the nature of the business. So even though one sale can be huge, there will always be many domains you’re paying for at any given time.

The better you are at buying quality names, advertising to buyers, and strategizing, the more successful you will be.
One major upside is there are buyers at every price point. For example, in 2010, the name ‘insurance.com’, sold for $35.6 million! And there are countless examples like this. Although you probably won’t hit a goldmine like that it shows you the sky is the limit.

How long does it take to sell a domain? According to Brandpa, the average Sell-Through-Rate (STR) is 1-3%, which means that the average domain flipper will sell between one and three domains per year if they have a portfolio of 100 domains.
However, you can get your STR much higher than 1-3% as you gain more knowledge. For example, by just being a more active seller you can boost that number up to 6.6%.
The main things that will affect your Sell-Through-Rate include:

  • Your asking price (often times beginners price way too high)
  • The quality of your domain name
  • How many ads you’re posting and how hard you’re trying to sell it

We will discuss more methods to increase your STR later.

How do you value a domain name?You should learn how to evaluate a domain name before you jump head-first into buying one. Fortunately, there are some key indicators of a domain’s value you can use to qualify it. 
Look for the following when you shop around for valuable domains: 

  • Extensions – popular domain extensions like .com tend to be more valuable. 
  • Traffic – domains with existing traffic can be sold for much more than new domains. 
  • Spelling – correct spelling (unless it’s intentionally misspelt) is a must. 
  • Length – The shorter it is the better it is usually.
  • Keywords – domain names with popular keywords are worth a lot more because they will already be receiving traffic. 

Tip: Use one of these ten domain appraisal tools to help you get a rough estimate.

Where can you sell domains? You should look into some of the many domain marketplace websites where there are potential buyers already waiting. 

Here are a few domain marketplaces you can use:

  • GoDaddy 
  • Flippa 
  • Sedo
  • Brandpa 

Many of the marketplaces give you a choice between an auction and a fixed price — similar to selling items on eBay. Auctions can be risky, so many sellers prefer to go the fixed-price route. 
Many buyers also prefer to just see the price rather than having to make an offer — so it can work in your favour.
Want more? Check out this list of domain marketplaces and join this Facebook group.

How to Make More Money Let’s go over some additional tips for domain flipping success so you can make the most money from it. 
1. Watch out for discountsYou can get cheap domain names even cheaper if you keep an eye out for discounts, vouchers, and promo codes. You can, for example, get up to 85% off GoDaddy domain names. 
2. Buy expired domains Expired domains can have a good PageRank and draw existing traffic, which means you can sell them for more money. Check ExpiredDomains daily to see which ones are available. 
3. Set up website hosting You can increase the value of the domain by hosting a website on it. One domain flipper did exactly that and added a 3,000-word SEO blog post to boost the traffic to the domain. 
4. Use affiliate links If you’ve set up a website for the domain and added SEO content, then you should use affiliate marketing links to point visitors towards an e-commerce website for extra revenue. 
5. Set up a sales page You can also use the front page of your website to pitch the domain name to interested buyers. Tell them why coffee.shop will help them get more customers to their coffee shop. 
6. Build complete websites If you want to take it to the next level, then consider building a complete website for the domain. A good website on an attractive domain name can sell for much more than a domain alone. 
7. Park your domains Another way to make some extra revenue is to park your domain. Parked domains can earn money from the Google AdSense network, which could cover the annual renewal fee.

How can I learn more? If you want to master the art of domain flipping, then it’s important that you educate yourself on all the different strategies. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel – use what’s already out there! 

Click here for free YouTube tutorials that give you specific, step by step. advice to making money flipping domains.
Here are some of the best domain flipping guides we’ve been able to find: 

Here are three cheap online courses you can take to get started: 

Here are good YouTube videos on the subject: 

1. How To Make Money Online With Domain Flipping! (4 BEST WAYS) Franklin Hatchett goes through four tried and tested ways of flipping domains for fun and profit. He explains how and why each method works.
2. How To Find Profitable DomainsCalvin Raab is an expert on personal finance and has put together this comprehensive video on best practices for buying and selling domains. 
3. Domain Name Flipping – A $2000 a WEEK Online Business The Deadbeat Super Affiliate team have created their own system for how to generate $2000/week in income from flipping domains.

How To Get Started… You should now have a good idea of what’s involved in domain flipping. Just to recap, here’s what you need to do next to make domain flipping your next side hustle: 

  1. Browse 1&1 for promising domain names or any of the other platforms.
  2. Subscribe to coupon websites like Coupons.com for heavy discounts on domains. 
  3. Keep an eye on ExpiredDomains for domains that already have traffic. 
  4. Familiarise yourself with the GoDaddyFlippa, and Sedo marketplaces. 
  5. Read free domain flipping guides mentioned earlier. 
  6. Take a domain flipping course to cut your learning curve. 
  7. Implement our tips earlier to increase the value of your domains.

Summary Domain flipping is a long term business but it could be worth the rewards. Like any business, there is a chance of losing your investment, so take the time to learn from experts in order to be successful.

Teach English Online

If you speak English you actually have a valuable skill that millions of people are trying to learn.
The best part is you don’t have to be bilingual either. There are many opportunities to teach online even if English is your only language.
Read on for 9 reputable companies you can start teaching with.

  • Location: Anywhere 🌎
  • Income Potential: Low – Medium
  • Difficulty: Easy but has requirements

How Does Teaching English Online Work? Online teaching allows you to teach locally or internationally on a 1-to-1 basis. At most, you might have 6 students at a time. This format lets students learn more effectively compared to large classrooms.
And there are tons of companies that have access to students. You just need to sign up and get accepted to start teaching.
As long as you have a computer and internet connection you are all set on the technical side. It mostly relies on audio, video at the very minimum.

Where Can I Find Work Teaching English Online? There’s very nearly no limit to the number of platforms advertising work-from-home positions for online teachers. Some of them are for English only, while others cater to a wide range of subjects. 
Many of these platforms look great. But many of them are also scams, or pay insultingly low hourly wages. 
We’ve done the research and found 9 reputable platforms to help you get started. 

1. VIPKids 

  • Potential Earnings: $9-$11/half-hour lesson ($18-$22/hr) 
  • Eligible for a raise every 6 months  
  • Occasional bonuses

VIPKids connects English teachers with Chinese students from ages 6 to 12 for 1-on-1 lessons. 
All the lesson planning and parental communications are handled by the company, so it’s a very easy platform to work with. You need to commit to at least 6 months when you’re hired. 

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher)
  • Some prior teaching experience, specifically in the USA or Canada
  • Minimum 6 month contract

Pros of VIPkid 

  • Set your own schedule 
  • Pre-planned lessons 
  • Training available 
  • Occasional bonuses 
  • There is a huge VIPKid community with occasional events 

Cons of VIPkid 

  • Long application process 
  • Beijing Time make for inconvenient hours 
  • Irregular work 
  • The support system is often very slow 
  • All lessons are scheduled 2 weeks in advance 
  • $10 fine for missing a lesson (maximum 6 missed or cancelled lessons in 6 months) 

If you’re interested in teaching English online with VIPKid, you can register on their website!

2. Landi English 

  • Potential Earnings: $18-$25/hr 
  • Eligible for a raise every 6 months 
  • $200-$300 bonuses and incentives for good performance 

With Landi English, you’ll sometimes be teaching English to a few different students at the same time. That’s because the platform focuses on peer-to-peer learning. 
All of the lesson plans (which Landi English provides you with) are based on the Content and Language Integrated Learning model. 
The subject material isn’t very difficult, because you’ll be working with Chinese students from kindergarten to high school level. But it does mean you’ll need to be motivated enough to inspire your students. 

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in any field
  • A TEFL or CELTA certificate is strongly recommended, but not strictly required
  • Commit to minimum 12 hours a week

Pros of Landi English 

  • High booking ratio 
  • Potential for bonuses 
  • Pay raise eligibility every 6 months 
  • All of the lessons are pre-planned for you 
  • Great support system and Facebook community 

Cons of Landi English 

  • Long application/interview process 
  • Strict leave policy with small fines for being late or not showing up 
  • Once you commit to working certain hours, there’s no flexibility in changing those hours 
  • Based on China timezones

If you’re interested in teaching English online with Landi English, take a look at their jobs page! You can also apply via Indeed.com or LinkedIn. 

3. QKids 

  • Potential Earnings: $16-$20/hour

QKids is one of the most popular ESL platforms. U.S. and Canadian English teachers are connected with up to 6 Chinese students (aged 4-12) at a time. 
For that reason, QKids makes the experience as fun and interactive as possible. You’ll be using games, animated Teacher’s Assistant characters, and live video chat to work through the half-hour pre-planned lessons. 

Requirements 

  • Based in the U.S or Canada
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in any field, or currently enrolled
  • TEFL certificate holders are given preference
  • Some prior teaching experience
  • Commit to 12 lessons a week

Pros 

  • Regular lessons 
  • Pre-planned lessons are provided 
  • Huge online toolbox 
  • Training and occasional tutor camps 

Cons 

  • Long application process 
  • Early morning hours

If you’re interested in teaching English online with QKids, you can apply on their website today! 

4. Wyzant 

  • Potential Earnings: Set your own rates ($18-$43/hr recommended)

Wyzant is an exclusively U.S. platform for connecting students with online teachers and tutors. 
Because you’ll be helping them to better understand and solve any problems they’re having with their regular school curriculum, there’s no lesson planning required. 
You also get to choose your own hours, and if you’re up for doing any in-person tutoring, the Wyzant app will track your time to ensure payment. 

Requirements 

  • U.S. resident with a valid Social Security Number
  • Must be 18 or older
  • If you’re planning on doing any in-person tutoring, you’ll need your own transport

Pros 

  • No degree or teaching certificate required to apply 
  • Set your own schedule
  • Set your own rates 
  • No lesson plans required  

Cons 

  • Irregular work available 
  • High commission fees starting at 40%

If you’re interested in teaching English online with Wyzant, you can apply for free on their website!

5. Rosetta Stone 

  • Potential Earnings: Undisclosed, but most likely $15/hour

Rosetta Stone is a world-famous platform for learning new languages. 
If you take a look at their careers page, you’ll notice they have location-based work-from-home positions available for English, British English, and U.S. English. 
While the lessons can be challenging at times, you’ll receive solid support from an assigned supervisor. 

Requirements 

  • U.S. or U.K. based (depending on position) 
  • Bachelor’s Degree (TEFL certificate holders are also given preference) 
  • Some prior teaching experience
  • Minimum 10 hours a week

Pros 

  • Provides course material 
  • Depending on your position, you might be given free, unlimited access to the language software 
  • Supportive management 
  • Easy application process 

Cons 

  • Hours can be invasive 
  • Work can be irregular despite the minimum 10 hours/week requirement 

If you’re interested in teaching English online with Rosetta Stone, take a look at their careers page for available opportunities! 

6. TutorMe 

  • Potential Earnings: $16-$18/hr (paid by the minute) 

TutorMe is available to students around the world 24/7. However, you get to decide when and how often you work. Once you’re logged in as a tutor, TutorMe will start pairing you with students. 
All you’ll need to do is evaluate student needs on a 1-on-1 basis and help them solve any problem or questions they have. You can expect to work with students from K-12 as well as in college. 

Requirements 

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in any field, or currently enrolled
  • Some prior teaching experience

Pros 

  • Regular work (depending on your location) 
  • Get automatically paired with students 
  • Get paid weekly and by the minute 
  • No lesson planning required 
  • Good support system 
  • You can rate your experience with students, so no repeat pairings if you’ve had a bad experience 

Cons 

  • Automatic pairings aren’t always ideal
  • If you’re able to help a student in less than 5 minutes, you won’t get paid for the lesson 
  • PayPal charges apply 

If you’re interested in teaching English online with TutorMe, you can apply online through their website! 

7. Tutorhub 

  • Potential Earnings: £20-£40/hr (paid by the minute)

Tutorhub is exclusively available to English tutors based in the U.K. 

What makes the platform special is that you can refer any other students you already have. You’ll also have full access to Tutorhub’s suite of tools and set your own rates. 

Requirements 

  • U.K. resident
  • Under/post-graduate degree preferred
  • Some prior teaching experience
  • DBS/CRB checked

Pros 

  • Regular work 
  • Students approach you 
  • You get to set your own rates and get paid by the minute 
  • No lesson plans necessary 
  • Good support system 

Cons 

  • 25% commission + PayPal charges (typically 3%) 
  • You need to be active in the Q&A Hub before you start getting any paid work 

If you’re interested in teaching English online with Tutorhub, you can apply on their website! 

8. Elevate K-12 

  • Potential Earnings: $12-$16/hour 

Elevate K-12 connects you with students in their classroom to provide supplementary lessons. There’s also the opportunity to teach more than just English if that interests you.

All of the lesson plans are provided for you, and you’ll have a chance to read through them beforehand. You get some choice of picking your own hours.

Requirements 

  • You must be a high school graduate with at least 1 year of college experience
  • Some prior teaching experience  

Some users online do suggest having a Bachelor’s Degree and/or a TEFL certificate. While this will help boost your chances of getting a position with Elevate K-12, it isn’t a strict requirement. 
It isn’t clear if there are any geolocation requirements too, but they do seem to favor U.S. and Canadian applicants. 

Pros 

  • You have some freedom in choosing the hours you work 
  • All of the lessons are pre-planned for you 
  • Very low requirements 
  • Relatively easy application process 
  • There isn’t a minimum number of hours/lessons you have to work 

Cons 

  • Relatively low pay 
  • Sometimes, you might not be able to schedule any lessons for a few days or weeks 
  • There’s no way to connect with or learn from other teachers 
  • There have been some complaints about the Academic Performance Managers 
  • Elevate K-12’s support system is sometimes very slow 

If you’re interested in teaching English online with Elevate K-12, apply online today!

9. Aim-for-A Tutoring 

  • Potential Earnings: Not specified, but Glassdoor puts the average at $10-$15/hr 
  • Aim-for-A asks you for your expectations when you apply, so you might earn in the region of $20/hr. 

Aim-for-A Tutoring helps online English tutors to connect with students from around the world. While most of them will be going through the K-12 system, you might get a chance to help college students prepare for their tests as well. 

All of the lessons will be 100% in English, and are held via Skype. 
Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in English Language Arts
  • If you want to teach TEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), then you’ll need a certificate
  • Some prior teaching experience
  • You need to be able to work during hours that suit their students. For the most part, that means Australia, Europe, and America

Pros 

  • You have some freedom in choosing the hours you work 
  • Relatively low requirements 
  • Relatively easy application process 
  • There isn’t a minimum number of hours/lessons you have to work 

Cons 

  • No real transparency on what pay to expect, though Aim-for-A does ask what your salary requirements are 
  • It isn’t clear whether they provide the lesson plans or if you need to organize them yourself 
  • Sometimes, you might not be able to schedule any lessons for a few days or weeks 

If you’re interested in giving Aim-for-A Tutoring a shot click here for more info.

FAQ  

Can I Teach English Online Without a Degree? Having a degree does open more doors for you as an online English Teacher. So does a TEFL certificate. But there are some flexible options available. 

  • Degree preferred (but not required): Elevate K-12, QKids, TutorHub, and TutorMe. 
  • No degree or certificate required at all: Wyzant. 

How Can I Get My TEFL Certificate? TEFLonline.com offers Basic, Educator, Professional, and Master certificate options that are entirely online. 
Bear in mind that although the Basic and Educator packages are cheaper, you’ll need a Professional or Master certificate in order to get work.

If “Prior Experience” is One of the Requirements, Must it be in a Formal Classroom Teaching Environment? Most platforms aren’t very transparent on their specific requirements regarding where you gained your prior teaching experience. 
However, we’ve found that many of them accept verifiable experience as an in-person or online tutor, mentor, or coach in lieu of formal classroom experience. 

Do I Need to be Able to Speak a Second Language? No. All of the companies and platforms we’ve included in our list only require you to speak English at a native level. So you won’t need to learn another language. 

What are the Application and Interview Processes Like? For the most part, you’ll fill out an online application or send the company an email. Sometimes, you’ll need to include a short video of yourself as well. 
If selected, there’s almost always a video-conference interview. This usually requires you to demonstrate your abilities through a mock lesson. 
Next, you might be asked to partake in some training. If no training is required or available, you’ll be able to create your tutor’s profile and start scheduling lessons! 

Is Teaching English Online Safe? All of the companies we’ve featured are 100% reputable and safe to work for. 
If you’re especially worried about data security, it’s worth considering buying a second laptop. You can then use it for tutoring purposes only. 
Always make sure you have a good antivirus system installed as well. 

Do I Need to Create Lesson Plans Myself? In most cases, no. 
Elevate K-12, Landi English, QKids, Rosetta Stone, and VIPKids all provide tutors with worksheets and course material. TutorHub, TutorMe, and Wyzant use the students’ existing curriculum, so there’s no lesson planning required either. 
However, bear in mind that you may want (or even be required) to familiarize yourself with the pre-planned lessons. 

Are There Any Other Resources I Can Use? If you want or need to supplement the pre-planned lessons provided, these 5 resources are available at zero cost: 

  • IDROO Basic is a whiteboard you can use to illustrate lessons if the platform you’re working for doesn’t provide one 
  • Khan Academy has loads of free online courses you can use to plan your own lessons or supplement available course material 
  • Mometrix Academy has a library of resources for test preparation, which will come in handy when helping college students especially 
  • SmartTutor has a wide range free worksheets up for grabs 
  • TakeLessons is a great alternative to Khan Academy and SmartTutor if you need help preparing or supplementing lessons 

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Teaching English online is a great opportunity that almost anyone can take advantage of. With the resources and companies we’ve packed into this guide for you, there’s no reason for you not to succeed!

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