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.
Here’s one that any native English speaker can use:
Palfish. I love palfish. ANYONE can teach on palfish as long as you are a native speaker.
Can anyone work for Palfish?
Before we get into the knitty gritty i wanted to let you know that I don’t have a university degree and I left school at 16. So if this doesn’t prove that ANYONE CAN DO IT then I don’t know what will.
How much do you get paid on Palfish?
So for the Palfish official kids course the payment for a 25 minute class is between 55-75 yuan.
This is £6.37 – £8.68 per 25 minutes // $7.98 – $10.88 USD per 25 minutes.
Which means that right now I’m on about £16 an hour.
Now, the reason the wage changes is because each month your wage is based on the hours that you put in the month before.
How to become a Palfish teacher:
Now 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+TEYL qualification. I got a massive discount on my qualification on wowcher.com and it cost me a grand total of £20 and took me two weeks to complete but it is easily doable in one week.
My number one tip that I cannot stress enough: Do not make an account on the palfish app before you’ve got all of the ingredients ready. Before you sign up, get your certificate, a photocopy of your ID, make sure you have a name suitable for teaching like: “Teacher Beth” for example. If you don’t have all of the information you need before you sign up, you could fail your verification and this will make it a little bit of a harder process. Be ready, be organised and be professional!
What is Palfish?
On palfish you can either teach freetalk lessons, this 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. I’ve always had wonderful experiences on freetalk, some teachers on Palfish prefer to only open their time slots to the Offical Kids Course (which we’ll speak about next) but generally I find freetalk a really fulfilling experience. Being able to talk to people from China is sooo interesting and most of the time they are happy to tell you all about their culture.
The other type of teaching is The Official Kids Course. 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. 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?
In my humble opinion, the first month on palfish is the most important! This is where you will get an influx of students wanting to try out Palfish and this is when you can get lots of good reviews and get your hours up! It took me 2 months to reach 100 hours and after that I became fully booked. You can open up as few or as many slots as you like.
If you would like to join palfish for free, feel free to use my referral code: 23678281
If you decide to join the app and use my code, I will get a notification. This way I’ll be able to find you on palfish and offer you direct advice.
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