Nowadays, more and more people are turning to online jobs as an alternate means of earning money, either doing it full-time or using their spare time from their usual day jobs. This is because, despite several downfalls, the benefits definitely outweigh the disadvantages.
Working online can change your life in different ways. All you need is the equipment, a reliable internet connection, and of course the motivation to stay responsible. Here are 5 ways teaching online can change your life.
- No more getting stuck in traffic
Say goodbye to Manila’s toxic traffic jams! This means no more rushing out of bed every day just to beat the morning rush. Not having to commute to work on a daily basis will definitely give you more time for sleep and other activities. It can lower your stress levels and help your budget too.
- Flexible hours
So, you’re a night owl? Then use those sleepless hours to work online and earn some extra cash. Busy schedule? Most online jobs offer the chance to work on the weekends or any spare time you have. Have your teaching schedule out of your regular office hours or that doctor’s appointment you just can’t miss.
- Improving your computer and communication skills
Navigating Skype and teaching websites is not exactly rocket science, but for people who are new or are not used to them, constant practice will definitely lead to some improvement. Another skill that will be improved by online teaching is your communication. Oh, you might think that you can express yourself pretty well, until you try having a class with a beginner student, that is. After all, there’s no better way to learn how to communicate simply and concisely than trying to teach and have a conversation with a foreign student.
- Teach the subject that you love and become the teacher you wish you had
If you love the English language, then, chances are you also love sharing it with others. In the ESL industry, passion is a huge factor that many students and employers look for. Remember that English teacher you always wished you had? This is your chance to be that for your students and be rewarded by experiencing the fulfillment that comes from knowing that you made a difference.
- Get to know people from overseas
Getting new students means meeting new people from other countries. The different cultures and backgrounds of these students give you a new perspective and the ability to think about things in a way you never have before. It also makes you leave your comfort zone by letting you talk to people you will normally rarely encounter. In a way, it’s like traveling abroad without the need to get a passport and visa (or that expensive plane ticket).
These are just some of the changes you can expect to come hand in hand with online teaching, so for those who are still hesitant to try, I encourage you to start your online teaching career with us. We have a team of fun and friendly support staff and highly qualified trainers and coaches who will get you teaching like a pro in no time!
Come join J-P English Corp.’s growing team of passionate teachers and explore the many benefits teaching can bring you.
For more details, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or add us on Skype: jpnetworkhrd.