Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Cynthia and Niko from Journal of Nomads
Today’s digital economy makes it possible for people to do what once we thought was impossible, or out of reach. Travelling the world is so much more feasible and we see more and more people taking on a digital nomad’s lifestyle. Many have been trying to understand how it can be possible to travel around the world continuously and maintain it as a lifestyle.
Plenty of questions cross your mind: How can I make money and travel? Do I need to have wealthy parents supporting me? Do I have to inherit a lot of money? Do I have to create a fantastic app, sell it and become a millionaire? The answer is a resounding *no*.
If you want to be location independent, you’re probably interested in working online. There are many freelance jobs you can do online such as writing, becoming a virtual assistant, a language teacher, website developer, graphic designer, SEO specialist, etc. Among all of these jobs, teaching English online has become one of the primary sources of income for most long-term travelers with positive experiences paving the way to success.
The benefits are straightforward: you can teach from the comfort of your own couch, no need to commute to work every day. You can even travel the world and earn money without having to worry about a working visa. All you need is a laptop or a smartphone and a reliable internet connection.
Teaching students via an online school is one of the best ways you can support your travels, and work no matter where you are.
The company that I’m currently teaching English at is Hujiang, who are based in China. My job calls for teaching lessons one-on-one online to Chinese students aged 5 to 18 years old or to adult Chinese learners, all eager to learn and develop their English language skills.
Hujiang is a professional e-learning platform that provides users with convenient, high-quality educational products and services. It has quickly evolved into one of the top online education platforms in the world. From its inception, Hujiang has avidly supported other online education startups and has built an online education ecosystem and has developed a winning formula for online education that works across the board. But it’s not just online, Hujiang works with traditional schools to narrow the education gap and promote education equality, they are bringing high-quality educational resources to every corner of the world via the internet.
What benefits can I get?
- Flexibility: You can work wherever and whenever you want at your own pace
- Diverse teaching experiences: You have abundant opportunities to connect with students from different disciplines, backgrounds, and cultures
- Excellent support: You are provided with round-the-clock care and support by a strong and professional team
- High booking rate: The high booking rate will ensure every minute you spend is worthwhile
What do I need?
- A laptop or computer with a fast processor (most companies use their own online classrooms and you’ll have to install one or more computer applications), a headset and a webcam
- A fast and reliable internet connection is a must! It’s a requirement to have a wired internet connection or a high-speed Wi-Fi connection. 10Mbps or more for both downloading and uploading is required
- A degree in education or TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate
- Previous (online) teaching experience is a plus!
You can apply for the kids (K12) or the adult program. Hujiang provide their own lesson materials and plans so there is no need to make your own classes. If you’re a trained teacher with native level language skills and can make yourself available to teach weekly minimum 10 hours for at least 3 months in a row, then I highly recommend Hujiang! I teach an average of 20 – 40 hours per week and have been able to travel the world while teaching.
You can check out more information by browsing Hujiang’s official website, here.
As you travel the world and teach online you can easily get paid by Hujiang with Payoneer. Payoneer is Hujiang’s official payment service provider, so you can be sure that getting paid will be simple. When you work with Hujiang you can easily and quickly get paid to your Payoneer account and transfer the funds to your bank account.
Cynthia and Niko, “professional” nomads fromBelgium and Canada, who love to RocknRoamaround the world. Currently on an once-in-a-lifetime adventure: traveling from Ireland to Alaska, across six continents, with no time limit and without taking any airplanes. Feel free to contact them via their personal blog Journal of Nomads.