Online Jobs At Home In The Philippines.
- 1 But Sometimes You Just NEED a Job
- 2 Teaching English
- 3 But There Is A Huge Market For “Informal” Teaching
- 4 Some Of These Jobs Require a Degree
- 5 How Much Is The Pay?
- 6 But I Don’t Know Any Other Language.
- 7 These Jobs Vary Greatly In Terms Of Students And Skills
- 8 Many Of These Students “Know” English Quite Well
(Updated 16 December 2018)
I’m well know for being “a bit” anti-jobs. I believe that most jobs are a bit “crooked”. The worker doesn’t get paid anywhere near what s/he is worth to the company’s bottom line.
In fact there some compelling evidence that suggests that if you are still a “wage slave” or trying to become one, whatever your current salary is you are probably earning about three times s much for your employer.
Why would anyone want to get paid only one third what they are worth?
There are other issues I have with J*O*B*’s also. You might want to read this article if you haven’t seen it already. (go ahead, I’ll wait right here for you
But Sometimes You Just NEED a Job
And many of you who come here are not interested in entrepreneurial ideas, don’t want to start a business and all that entails, and just want a few extra dollars to close the gap between what you currently have and what you need to retire here in the Philippines.
What if I told you that almost everyone reading this article already has a skill they can put to use, right now, for money being paid right into their bank account (or PayPal account)?
What if I also told you that because you are reading this article you already g=jave everything you need to start this job?
What if I said you can start this job while you are still in the USA (or your home country) and continue working, uninterrupted if (and when) you decide to move to or retire in the Philippines?
And best of all, there is absolutely nothing you need to buy, no investment to make, and no age limits — 18 or 80, you can start this as early as today.
And I guess what is really attractive to many is the fact that you can do this right out of your home, wherever that home may be.
So what’s this magical online, at home job you can do in the USA or the Philippines or anywhere else?
Wow, what a buildup. And then what a letdown. I can hear so many of you out there moaning your “if only’s” already.
Not a teacher?
Doesn’t matter. Let me explain some terminology and define a few things here.
Most people, when they hear “teacher” think of someone with a university degree and often a teaching license or credential from their state or home country.
Nothing wrong with that definition, in the strictest sense it’s absolutely correct. To be a professional teacher a degree and certification is normally a requirement.
But There Is A Huge Market For “Informal” Teaching
By “informal” teaching I am referring to what is often called “Conversational” English, or, by some folks, “English Coaching”.
Just because you don’t have a degree or a teaching credential does NOT mean you can’t coach learners n conversational or business English.
There is a huge market for these services. And there are many, many companies and online schools around the world who will hire you and pay you to coach people.
Here is one source of online teaching jobs you can do from home. (Wherever home may be.)
Some Of These Jobs Require a Degree
But a great many do not. I worked through the list starting at the top and stopped counting after finding more than a dozen that a non-degree holder can apply for.
I’m not going to hold your hand and do ALL the work for you guys 😉
How Much Is The Pay?
It varies a lot but there are organizations in this list who ay as much a $22 USD per hour of teaching time. There seems to be a general average of around $10 USD per hour for North American and European schools.
There are schools based in the Philippines and other Asian countries that pay considerably less.
But considering the size of the list (note that it is updated often), there ought to be something for almost anyone listed.
Note that every school on the listing has a link to their website for details, and many schools have been reviewed for your perusal as well.
Now $22 USD per hour translates to $44,000 USD per year, based on the normal 50 weeks of 40 hours a week work year. But don’t start running around the house hollering “Whoopee, I’m rich”!
There’s virtually no chance you are going to be able to teach 8 hours a day. A heavy load for a successful, established teacher is probably 3 or 4 hours a day, 4 or 5 days a week. (strictly the author’s guess).
But that still translates into plenty of money to live on here in the Philippines.
But I Don’t Know Any Other Language.
Great. No problem. For conversational or business English coaching there is no need to know any language other than English. If fact, when I was employed as a conversational English coach in Japan, when I lived in Tokyo, the school that employed me had only two really strictly enforced rules:
- No dating or fraternizing with students outside the class setting.
- And NO SPEAKING OF JAPANESE when “on the clock”
Now, of course, the first rule is just good common sense and responsible behavior. Especially if many of the students might be young, attractive college girls (as many of my students were).
But the second rule? Did that surprise you? It did me at first as well, until I found out the real reason behind it.
Many conversational English students enroll in courses to boost their confidence level in speaking English.
They basically “know” English, but trying to speak it raises their tension level and makes them very anxious about making mistakes.
If they can engage the teacher in having a conversation in Japanese, all that tension disappears and in no time at all, the lesson is over and they can relax.
These Jobs Vary Greatly In Terms Of Students And Skills
In some cases, looking through the listings, you’ll see that the schools are primarily teaching younger. unskilled students. Sometimes even as young as elementary or even Pre-K age groups.
Obviously, young children like this have not yet developed very strong English skills.
But many schools specialize in teaching high school level and above.
It may surprise many Americans to know that in Japan, for example. college preparatory high school students graduate with more formal credits in English than virtually any American high school students.
Many Of These Students “Know” English Quite Well
They just don’t feel confident in speaking it. Also, they may have significant difficulty due to accents … it’s one thing to study a textbook on English, but quite another thing to learn how to pronounce the words you are reading without a “coach” or “helper”.
That’s where you, the non-professional “Conversational English Coach” can come in and save the day.
So, what else can I tell you about Online Jobs In The Philippines?