Sunday, August 8, 2010

10 Sites Where You Can Make Money by Teaching Online

Looking for other ways to earn money online? How about teaching your native language?
Teaching English online has become more popular over the past few years. And why not? Just by using MSN messenger, Skype or any other web-cam chat client, you are one step closer to teaching English!

You can set your own hours and availability, and of course the pay isn't bad either if you're a good instructor!
It is important to note however that it takes real knowledge for the language you plan to teach and some basic teaching skills before you set out to online teaching.
There are a lot of online platforms now where you can offer your teaching and find students from all over the world. Here are some of the best on the web.
Myngle is a live online language learning website, based in Amsterdam in The Netherlands, allowing students and teachers to get one-on-one real time online lessons from wherever they are. This has resulted in students and teachers participating from over 150 countries.
Myngle is free for students and teachers to sign up. Myngle provides online live individual and group lessons, personalized packages, asynchronous products and free resources for a complete learning experience for Myngle students. Students pay Myngle directly and then the teachers receive their money from Myngle.
Anyone may sign up to become a tutor, and a reputation and rating system is used. eduFire is technically free, but teachers are encouraged to charge for their classes, as the company derives revenue from a 15% fee from hourly sessions paid by users. eduFire is currently active and offering individual one to one (1:1) and one to many (1:M) classes. The eduFire platform is based on Adobe Acrobat Connect software.
TutorVista offers online tutoring to students. It relies on a combination of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony, instant messaging, a toll-free fax number (allowing review of printed materials), and an electronic blackboard. TutorVista’s operations are entirely located in India, but most of its market is abroad. The company also reached an important landmark when it started to offer summer e-learning programs in 2007. It also provides 24/7 help to students. is an online tutoring, homework help, career services and education company founded in 1998 by George Cigale. Headquarters are based in New York City, but many employees and tutors (who are independent contractors) work remotely. was awarded a Parents’ Choice Gold Award in 2008 and 2009, named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Program for the New York Region in 2006 and 2007, was honored as one of the 25 Best Small Companies for Women 2007 by Working Mother and ranked in the Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine in 2007 and 2008. is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.
On the site one can find online tests, tutorials, and recorded classes. WiZiQ also serves as a social networking site to bring together educators and students from around the world. There is no vetting of the teachers on the site, as anybody can become a teacher and anybody can be a student. Teachers upload their profiles advertising what they can teach, tutorials, their experience and their credentials and students can run searchers, find recorded classes to watch, tutorials to take, or teachers to work with.
italki is an online destination for language learning, comprising a social network and marketplace. The company is based in Shanghai, China. italki was founded by American and Chinese entrepreneurs. italki has a variety of features to support language learners: social learning, self-study, and paid professional lessons.
GlobalScholar is an on-demand collaboration platform for tutors, parents, and students. Parents and students can find pre-screened tutors on a variety of subjects and school levels, and pay for one-time homework help or engage in ongoing tutoring sessions. The sessions occur on GlobalScholar’s Website, which provides an online whiteboard, audio chat, archiving, and billing.
They place emphasis on verbal expression and oral comprehension. With one-to-one videoconferencing lessons with native speaking language tutors, students will make quick progress and become operational in the language of their choice.
Linkua is another meeting point for people interested in teaching and learning languages. As a teacher you'll be able to connect with students and can teach them from home, with total flexibility.
Livemocha is the world's largest language learning community, with over 5 million members from more than 200 countries worldwide. Livemocha is a social network service where users can learn languages through audio-visual lessons, and peer tutoring tools that allow native speakers to help one another. Users can aid others in learning the languages that they are proficient in while learning other languages themselves.
It all boils down to how much you want to learn to be able to teach as professionally as possible (or necessary). If you don't have the skills yet, take time to study and train yourself to prepare for this financially rewarding, but also challenging new career.
Check out these sites, sign up, and let me know what you think. Goodluck!
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