Work from your mobile phone?

I know the title of this post may seem a bit ‘scammy’ , but it really isn’t!

If you’re a native English speaker from the USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or Canada, you could teach English from your mobile phone and make up to 22USD per hour plus bonuses. 

This is my main form of income. 

It funds my international travels and gives me the freedom to work from anywhere I want (with wifi). 

Teach English online

Im not going to sugar coat online teaching.  It’s convenient, pays well and rewarding…. but it is hard work.  You need to be high energy, passionate and dedicated.

If you’re looking for easy money or passive income, then stop reading.

However, if you feel like you’re a good candidate, then you’re in the right place. I am more than happy to talk you through the steps and help get you past the Palfish interview stage and increase bookings :)

I’ve helped several teachers in the past, so I know what it takes.

Interested? then….

  1. Private message me on Instagram and I’ll take you through the steps.

@tefltravelling


OR

2. Download the Palfish App and insert my invitation code – 45012005

You can then get in contact with me via the teaching app.  It has fantastic messaging facilities.

This is 100% free.  Just like any other job, there are no fees etc.  You pass the interview, you get the job!

Simple. 

I’ll look forward you to helping you get started and welcoming you to our community.

TEFL TIP – 5 Ways to Increase Bookings (Online ESL)

In the world of online ESL, the phrase increase bookings is universal and becoming more and more common due to current market.

We’ve all struggling to fill our booking slots at one point or another, so I know how frustrating and de-moralizing it can be.

TEFL TIP - 5 WAYS TO INCREASE BOOKINGS (ONLINE ESL)

Here are 5 simple tips I think will help you increase bookings and stand out from the crowd, regardless of whatever platform you teach on:

How to Increase Bookings

Consistency

Parent’s LOVE fixed slots and consistent availability. It’s important to many parents that their children have some type of routine when studying. There are a lot of online ESL platforms that only allow fixed bookings for this exact reason.

Aside from a fixed schedule, it’s also super important that your teaching style is consistent. I know it’s hard to be upbeat of those days you’re not feeling great or when you haven’t had time to drink a cup of coffee, but try your best to keep it business as usual.

Adapt

All ESL platforms are different. Some prefer their teachers to focus on phonics & pronunciation, wehereas others may want high energetic teachers who focus on speaking and using props. Do your research and find out what works for your employers and adapt your learning style!

Master your Craft

There is a wealth of resources online. Watch youtube videos, read articles and practice, practice, practice. Master your craft! Learn from others and go from being good at what you do, to GREAT! If you’re teaching students in China, my top tip would be to focus on pronunciation and correcting sentence structure. Always do this is fun and positive way, and don’t forget to give lots of encouragement.

Stand out from the crowd!

The world of ESL is saturated (especially during the pandemic), so put in that extra effort to make your lessons and classroom shine! Invest in good quality props and a fun, presentable background.

Be Passionate

This is the most simple, but effective tip. Show genuine passion and care. Try to enjoy what you do and take interest in your lessons. Students and parents will be able to tell if you’re turning up just to collect a pay cheque!

These are the areas that I think teachers should work on if they want to increase their bookings and fill their teaching schedule.

What tips would you recommend to struggling online teachers?

Teach English Online with these 25 Companies! 2020

There probably isn’t a better time to teach English online!

teach online

Most of the world’s learning is now taking place in living rooms instead of classrooms, and millions of people are unemployed and looking to make money from their home.

Even before the pandemic, teaching English online is one of the fastest growing online careers. There is a huge demand in Asia, and that demand is only going to grow in Europe and South American in the coming years.

I’ve compiled a list of the top 25 online ESL companies that you can apply to today!

List of Online ESL Companies 2020

Vipkids

Palfish

51talk

Landi

Whales English

Cambly

Dadaabc

GogoKid

iTutorgroup

QKids

Go Fluent

Italki

Alo7

SayABC

Magic Ears

GMNY

Pagoda

Cafetalk

Eigo Biz

Outschool

Topic-Time

Lime English

BlingABC

Panda ABC

LearnTalk

I suggest doing your own research on each company before completing the application process. There is a wealth of information on Youtube, Google and Online ESL Facebook groups.

To save you some time, I’ve linked some useful articles about teaching ESL online below:

Link 1

Link 2

Link 3

Good luck!

Tefl Tips – Wrapping Paper Backgrounds

Have you ever googled ‘online teaching classrooms‘?

Wow!

The creativity, time and effort put into many of them is nothing short of inspiring. Sticker charts, prop boxes, creative backgrounds – I’d love to be a student in one of those teacher’s lessons.

I think most online teachers would agree that a good classroom can really enhance the learning experience and create a more enjoyable lesson for both the student and the teacher.

However, not all teachers have the luxury of space, money or educational resources to compete with some of the online ESL titans on google.

Don’t fear!

I’m here to help you out with a simple tip that will enable you to create the illusion of a 5 star classroom, without costing an arm and a leg!

WRAPPING PAPER

Yes, just wrapping paper. Simple.

Wrapping paper is….

  • Cheap
  • Easy to find
  • Available in millions of options
  • Portable
  • Easy to put-up & replace
  • Changeable to suit the class type, season, student
  • Simple to cut & fit

I travel a lot! As an online ESL teacher, I have found that wrapping paper is the best thing to carry because it’s light and requires hardly any space. It’s also quick and easy to pin up in airbnb’s & hotel rooms.

I also stick to a wrapping paper background when I’m in a fixed location because even a small amount, with the right placement, can give the illusion of a grand classroom with hours of effort put into it.

So, when it doubt, chuck some wrapping paper up on the wall and brighten up your lessons!

How do you normally decorate your online ESL classroom?

Popular Wrapping Paper Options on Amazon

Online Teaching Headsets

A headset is to an online teacher what flour is to a baker. A good headset is vital to ensure high quality lessons.

Here are some of the top headsets for online ESL on Amazon. Simply click on the picture and it will direct you to the right place &price!

All of the following headsets are more than suitable to teach great online classes:

On-Ear Lightweight Headset with Mic/Stereo Headphones with Microphone for PC, Laptop

This affordable headset works well on computers, cell phones and tablets. It’s simple, reliable and comes with padded ear cushions.

Logitech H340 Wired Headset

Logictech headsets are popular among online teachers. This simple but great peice of technology doesn’t need to be installed, just simply connected via USB.

Stereo Computer Headphones with Mic (2.5 m Lead)

This one might be lower quality than the others on my list, but it’s still more than suitable for online education.

Semoic Mute Function Call Center USB Headset Noise Cancelling USB Call Center Headphone with Microphone for Skype Computer

This noise cancelling headset comes with a mute button, a super long cable and the ability to turn the microphone on and off.

Corsair HS35 Stereo Gaming Headset, Custom 50 mm Neodymium Speakers, Detachable Unidirectional Microphone, Lightweight Build with PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and Mobile Compatibility, Carbon

This gaming headset is suitable for PC use and had brilliant sound quality. It may be a bit ‘over-qualified’ for online ESL, but it will get the job done!

What headset do you use to teach online? Any recommendations?

I hope you’re all staying safe!

Welcome Back!

Hellooo!

How is everyone?!

I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since I last posted on tefltravelling.

I’m back!

I just wanted to write a quick post to explain my absence.

Life.  Life happened. You know how it goes…

That said, not much has really changed in 4 years.  I’m still teaching and travelling the world.

However, I now teach from my mobile phone and fund my travels that way.  I love it!

I will be back posting teaching and travel related content for the fore-seeable future 🙂

I’ll keep this short!


Happy New Year!  I am looking forward to re-connecting with you all again!

If you’re interested in teaching English from your mobile phone, download the Palfish app and insert invitation code – 45012005

I’ll be more than happy to talk you through the stages step by step and help you get started on your journey.

Private messenging me through Instagram is the fastest way to get in contact.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

I’m so happy to be back!

Liam