6 Of The Best Online ESL Jobs To Make Some Extra Money

If you have a home computer and a table internet connection, and don’t teach online, you’re missing a great opportunity! Make some extra money in your free time with one of these fantastic companies:

1. English Hunt

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These guys are based in South Korea, but also run courses for students in China and Japan. They work in shifts, and you must be available to teach for the entirety of the shift you choose. If you have lots of free time you can even work both shifts and laugh all the way to the bank! Their curriculum is provided for you.

Requirements –

  • 48 college credit hours or a TEFL qualification.
  • Stable internet connection. (You will be required to prove this)

Pay –

  • Classes run for 10, 15 or 20 minutes at a rate of $2 per 10 minutes.
  • $10 per hour average with breaks included.

Apply Now

English Hunt Application

2. iTutorGroup

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This is one of the biggest online tutoring services in the world, they connect qualified EFL teachers with huge numbers of students in Asia. You can work completely from home and have a very flexible working schedule. They also provide classes for young learners and adults. So if you have a preference, this might be the company for you.

Requirements –

  • Bachelors Degree (or higher)
  • TEFL Qualification
  • Experience in the field desirable
  • Stable internet connection

Pay –

They seem to be a little cagey about this, but here’s what I could figure out;

  • Standard base rate plus regular performance bonuses.
  • Base rate depends on experience and qualifications.
  • Anywhere between $10 and $20 per hour.

Apply Now

iTutorGroup Application

3. Gogokid

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This one is exclusively based in China, and connects teachers around the world with Chinese students, mostly of school age. They offer a flexible timetable and have very good reviews from past and current teaching staff. All the classes are one to one and it’s not necessary to prepare any teaching materials.

Requirements –

  • Stable internet connection.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

Pay –

  • Anywhere between $14 and $25 per hour.

Apply Now

Gogokid Application

4. Dada


Strange name, I know. But this company also has a good reputation for teaching online classes. It connects teachers from all over the world to students in China and has some prestigious partners, Cambridge University Press and Pearson Education among them.

Requirements –

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • TEFL Teaching Certificate.
  • Criminal Background Check.
  • Stable Internet Connection.

Pay –

The website and teacher reviews don’t give a specific figure for this, but here is what I found out.

  • Regular Student Bonus of 30% of base rate pay.
  • Trial Class Bonus of $7
  • Incentive Bonus of $1 per finished class.
  • Pay increase according to performance.

Apply Now –

DadaABC Application

5. 51Talk

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Although you may never have heard of it, these guys are industry leaders. Their website boasts of 50,000 classes per day! They are even listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The company connects teachers in the Philippines with students all over Asia.

Requirements –

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Stable Internet Connection.
  • TEFL Qualification.
  • Experience in the Field Desirable.

Pay –

  • $15 per hour as a starting wage.
  • Chances to increase salary up to $22 per hour.

Apply Now –

51Talk Application

6. VIPKid

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There are many benefits to working with this company. No class preparation, flexible working hours, completely home based, what’s not to love!

Requirements –

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Stable Internet Connection.

Pay –

  • Up to $22 per hour.
  • Pay rises evaluated at the end of each contract.
  • Teacher referral bonus.

Apply Now

VIPKid Application

Any more companies I should add? Let me know in the comments!

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