Ever wondered what it’s like to be in total control of how much you earn? Does creating your own hours and working flexibly to suit your lifestyle appeal to you?
Having the ability to learn new things online and to actually teach online is very powerful. Online Teaching is something that has gained the spotlight over the last few months with everything that this global pandemic has brought. With many people being laid off work, or nationwide lockdowns resulting in copious amounts of free time, many people are looking to the digital space for viable career paths and new income avenues. What if I told you that a career in online EFL teaching could earn you an income from the comfort of your slippers? You don’t have to have a niche product with a dynamic supply chain. If you’re a native English speaker, and you have a voice – why not use it to kickstart your new career?
One of the most amazing traits of working online is that the internet is everywhere, meaning as an Online TEFL Teacher, you can teach from anywhere in the world, or from your bedroom – the choice is yours. In as little as 4-6 weeks, you could be a fully qualified TEFL teacher, ready to absolutely smash your first class! No more rainy commutes, queues in the canteen, or awkward staffroom encounters – you’ll be able to teach children from places you’ve never even visited, from the comfort of your own home (or, while sunbathing in Bali, it’s up to you)! The flexibility you have within the EFL industry is truly unmatched and the opportunities you receive are endless. Many people believe that you have to make a choice between your career or traveling. TEFL teachers will agree that this is nonsense. You have the freedom to travel while mastering your career and use your skills to educate people globally and to get you to those picturesque places you once dreamt of. Of course, with everything going on at the moment, it can be a scary time to start freelancing, join a new company, or become your own boss. For this reason, The TEFL Academy conducted an in-depth analysis to identify where the industry stands during this crazy time we are living in. We are reassured by our findings and it is encouraging to see such a surge in growth in recent months.
Did you know…
- There has been a massive increase in online class enrolments in recent months resulting in high demand for qualified TEFL teachers. There are thousands of students seeking English lessons online, be it for school, to improve fluency in conversation, or as a requirement for their job! Something important to note is that 52.13% of qualified TEFL teachers actually only began their TEFL Journey after COVID had hit! With many industries being negatively affected by COVID, the online EFL industry is booming, and competition is rife! Make sure to get qualified by an accredited and regulated provider to put you in the best possible position for employment, and so you can earn the highest salary on offer!
- You may be wondering why there is such a high demand for English teachers, the reality is, the English language is constantly evolving and is widely spoken in the business and academic worlds. 73% of people believe that in the future, learning the English language will be absolutely essential. This is no surprise, as 65% of people agree that having English fuels global relationships and helps you to conduct business around the world.
- With 20% of the earth’s population being English speakers, and 81% of respondents stating that online teaching is here to stay post-COVID… there is no better time to jumpstart your career as an online TEFL teacher. With the option to teach in multiple time zones, you can structure your day accordingly. Of course, you have to be in-sync with your student’s schedules, so whether you opt for students within a similar time zone, or feed your inner night owl – the choice is yours. For stability, flexibility, and lots of fun (of course), you won’t find a better career path.
Can you relate to these findings? You can read The TEFL Academy’s findings in full here. If you’re interested in comparing the salaries, cost of living, and safety in each country – we have a Factbook for that. There’s plenty of resources online for you to explore the idea of TEFL teaching and to give you an insight into how to successfully become your own boss within this industry. Taking control of your career requires commitment and dedication, but the rewards and life experience you gain are incomparable to working your 9-5 office job. The TEFL Academy has all the information you need to kickstart your new career. If you’re still unsure, simply visit our website and make an inquiry – let’s see if this industry is for you!