In the first half of 2020, we’ve seen many companies transitioning to remove work due to the Covid-19 crisis. With people discovering the benefits of working from home and remote working, it’s likely that not everyone will bring work back to the office when it becomes safe.
One market, however, has always relied on remote workers and if you get a job in it, you’ll be able to travel the world while working and earning money to support your travels! We’re talking about teaching English as a second language, also known as ESL. Companies hire teachers from all around the world to provide daily classes for millions of people who want to learn English. How does that work?
The companies typically prefer employees from countries in which English is the first language. Others don’t require this, however, they do pay less. It also helps if you have a Bachelor’s degree, as many companies ask for it. Experience in teaching can also help you get a job faster and be paid better.
If you want to try out teaching ESL, don’t get discouraged if the initial payment is lower than what you expected. With some experience in the field, you’ll be able to get a raise or move to another company that pays better.