So there I was, pregnant as heck, and delivering mail. I knew that once I had my baby, there was NO way I was going to be able to deal with the messy schedule the post office required--12 hour days, and weeks without days off just didn't feel right with a newborn. SOMETHING had to change.
I needed to find something that would allow me to have a job on MY terms...work the hours I wanted to work, do the things I wanted to do, spend the time I wanted with my family. How in the world was I supposed to do this?
And suddenly... I was introduced to the world of on-line teaching.
And... I WAS HOOKED!
A few hours in the morning, and I was making decent money. You probably know all about the online teaching programs that require a degree. You know something? I found one that DOESN'T. You don't even need a computer!
Here's how it works:
You download an app. Apply (I can help you with that step, click here). Once you're in, it tells you everything you need to teach! All of the curriculum is already set for you, you just need to teach those little kids!
I was doubtful...so I worked it SUPER part-time.
They pay once a month, and there are no issues in their payment. This is so incredible, you can actually completely replace your income, or just use it as a side hustle. Obviously, when I run into something like this, I have to share it with you!
The company is called Palfish. They have children's courses that are already set up for you to teach, or you can create your own courses for people to use. There is also something called FreeTalk, which is super cool. You just click "start tutoring" and then voila! Someone calls you to practice their English, you have a conversation, and you get paid.
They have a support team that will help you. You are given a mentor. If you go to my Facebook group, we will also help you with any questions you have to get started or that you have along the way!
I'm not going back to work a "regular" job ANYTIME soon. This is it for me! Working from home, being with the family, and working on my Master's Degree... with all the flexibility in the world.
Pay: Up to $22 an hour
Time: As many hours as you want to put in. Free talk can happen anytime. Kids classes will book best between 5am EST and 9am EST.
Easy: It's set up sort of like Facebook or Instagram.
Pay: You create a Payoneer account, and it's direct deposited into that account by the 10th of each month. You can then transfer it to your bank of choice, or get a Payoneer debit card (I transfer it. It takes less than a business day).
Did I miss anything? If so, be sure to leave a comment so I can answer all of your questions!s
**Chinese law now requires all English teachers to possess a TESOL or TEFL certification. This is the link that I got mine from. It is accepted by the government, and is currently listed at $19 (I got mine for $5 from that same link. The price changes pretty frequently). That is the ONLY investment you will need to make to start**
Jillian Shanahan is an online job coach, mentor, and teacher.