$15 per hour with SkimaTalk
In this article, we will discuss how you can make up to $15 per hour teaching English. No, you do not have to have teaching credentials. SkimaTalk only wants native speakers. If you are not a native speaker, this isn’t for you but if you are, you are qualified to work with them.
To do this, you will need a decent microphone so the student can hear you clearly and a camera. The “lessons” are very flexible. You get together with your student and create the plan together. It can range anywhere from a normal conversation to a structured plan. You will both decide on that.
Each session lasts for 25 minutes and you will be paid $7.50 per lessons. This works out to a little over $15 per hour (as promised). SkimaTalk Pays for the month prior on the first week of the following month. For example, you will receive Mays earnings in the first week of June. Payments are made through Paypal.
Ideally, SkimaTalk is looking for people that are in or have graduated college. The students mainly consist of business professionals from Asian countries but they are expanding to Italy at the moment. If you join, keep in mind that your students are looking to improve their English for a reason. You can joke around and keep it lighthearted, but you must remain focused on the goal which is to help you student improve their English skills. Many of these professionals are looking to relocate their business or do more business in or with the US. If the student does not like you, they can request another teacher, no big deal. If they do like you, you can find more work based on reviews and recommendations on the site.
The above paragraph may seem intimidating, but don’t be. Again, just for the fact that you are a native English speaker will make you qualified to give lessons. It doesn’t cost anything to start aside from time so it is worth a try at the very least. Plus, it will look great on your resume for future jobs offline.
You will be able to work when ever you want, which I know is very appealing to many of us. You will set your availability and wait for bookings. Keep in mind, the students are from the other side of the world thus they are in different time zones. If you can work late hours and be available when they are wanting to take courses, you can gain additional work that way. This is a good tip as this is not something that is easy to scale. As far as the amount you will be working, it depends on the students that book you. Do a good job and you will be able to get a lot of work from repeat clients as well as new ones over time.
If you are interested, you can sign up at the SkimaTalk website. You will be interviews by an existing teacher or staff member. Don’t worry, they are just checking to make sure that you have a firm grasp of the English language and would be able to teach English to the students. Now go sign up and make some money!