How to Teach online with Palfish app

I’m about to tell you exactly how to make money online as a Palfish English Teacher. I honestly never thought I could successfully work online and travel full time but I did. and now its time to share the secrets so you can too.

If you’re wondering how to teach English online and travel the world as a digital nomad then you’ve come to the right place. Alternatively if you are a looking to work from home then this is also the place for you.

I’m about to give away the biggest secret to how I manage to earn a large income without having to “go to work”.

There are many companies you can use to teach English online, if you’re from the USA there are a lot more options than if you’re from the UK like me. 

The company I work for is rapidly growing with more and more students each day so more and more teachers are needed! 


Before we begin I just want to let you know that if you use my referral code: 23678281 you will get a free lifetime access to my Palfish tips and tricks. As one of the fasted growing teachers on the platform I made ¥53,459.19 Chinese Yuan in two months. (That’s £6,199.91 or $7,533.44). 

Palfish is a Chinese app and can be very confusing without guidance. When I started working for Palfish almost a year ago I wish I had someone to help me through my first few months. Thats why I am writing this, I want to help people work online without the stress I endured. 

Join Palfish for free by clicking HERE


Can Anyone Work For Palfish?

Yes. you don’t need a degree, you don’t need to be a mathematic genius, you do not need to be a native speaker to get paid to speak on the phone to adults. However you do need to be a native speaker to teach children.


How Much Do You Get Paid on Palfish?

So for the Palfish official kids course the payment is between 55-75 yuan for a 25 minute class.

Thats: £12 – £17 per hour or $15.85 – $21.60 per hour (depending on current exchange rates).

Now, the reason the wage changes is because each month your wage is based on the hours that you put in the month before.

In order to get paid you’ll need a Payoneer account. This is a very safe and simple way of getting paid. I’ve been paid on time every month for year that I’ve been teaching on Palfish. 

If you would like to get $25 for free when you make your first £1000, use this link: That first £1000 will come around quickly if you have the time to put in. My first month on Palfish made me £740 and since then I’ve been working full time. (2020 update: I’m not only working part time as I’m converting a campervan, exciting!).

How To Become a Palfish Teacher

One of my favourite things about teaching on palfish is being able to choose my own schedule and literally work anywhere in the world (as long as there’s WiFi).

All you need when joining Palfish is a TEFL qualification. I got a massive discount on my qualification on and it cost me a grand total of £20 and took me two weeks to complete but it is easily doable in one week.


What Is The Palfish Interview?!

How To Pass The Palfish Interview:

Lucky for you, I’ve just made a whole blog post explaining exactly how to pass the Palfish interview! CLICK HERE to check it out.


What is Palfish?

There are two types of teaching on Palfish: “FreeTalk” and “OKC (Official Kids Course)”.


Freetalk is where you set your own rate and then you can “start tutoring” when ever you like and for as long as you like. People (mostly adults) will be able to call you to talk about what ever they like. Although I haven’t used the free talk option since I first started on Palfish, I’ve always had wonderful experiences from it.  Being able to talk to people from China is so interesting. Most of the time they are happy to tell you all about their culture. You don’t need to be a native English speaker for freetalk.


The Official Kids Course

The other type of teaching and what I choose to do five days a week is The Official Kids Course (OKC). Firstly you’ll need to take the interview. It’s a quick easy process of showcasing how you would teach a lesson. There’s nothing to worry about because all the lessons have pre planned slides a little like a power point presentation with lots of pictures and words. (See example below)

They even have a little box at the bottom of each page telling you what to say! So you just need to go through each slide with the child. And then once you’ve passed the interview, parents can book their children to have lessons with you. The more good reviews you get and the more hours you do, the more regular students you’ll get. 


How To Become Successful on Palfish?

Use my referral code: 23678281 and you’ll get the password to my best secret tips and tricks.

If you would like to join palfish for free, feel free click here so that I can help you through the entire process:

Thank you so much for reading and I really hope this blog post has helped you understand the world of teaching online a little better.

Wishing you safe (but exhilarating) adventures,

The Lost Girl

Click HERE for even more Palfish teaching tips.

6 Responses

  1. Good morning

    I am a South African student, currently doing my final year in Bcommarketing. I do have some experience in teaching English as a foreign language to students in South East Asia, Cambodia.
    I enjoy working with kids and teaching them new and better vocabulary.

  2. Hello!

    I am intrigued by your story, it’s very inspiring! I am going to be completing my TEFL but I wanted your opinion on what website I should use to complete my TEFL? What website did you use?

    • Hello! I used the company “FullCircle” and I purchased it from Wowcher. It cost £20. There are many others on Wowcher if this one is unavailable 🙂

  3. Hello, I am thinking of teaching online, especially due to what is happening in the world and would like to help China, especially if the children need english lessons if the schools are closed. I was on wowcher but found it a bit overwhelming picking the right TEFL course. Could you possible share the link to the one you used. Or maybe one on groupon you could recommend if your one is not on there. Thank you so much!

    • Hi! thats a really lovely reason to start on palfish. The children are stuck at home and palfish is their only course of seeing the outside world.
      So the course I did was by a company called FullCircle, it may not be on wowcher at the moment and Its been a long time since I completed my tefl.

      However the other great course is the 120 hour Open Academy one on Wowcher. (just make sure its the one thats been bought by the most people) it should have over 1000 purchases (you can see that info at the top). If you cant find it. Many palfish teachers do this course and this is the one that my friends have done.

      Don’t forget to use the referral code for a password to the tips and tricks xx

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Hi! I am Beth Johnstone, a travel journalist and photographer.

I began travelling in 2014 with what I thought would be a short holiday. I’ve now been travelling around the world full time for five years, taking photographs, writing about the places I’ve been and immersing myself in new cultures.

I am passionate about capturing the whole experience not just with images, but with words too. My blog is a positive place where I welcome readers to learn about the best places to stay, along with tips and advice on long term travel.

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