Work for Myself and Teach English Online

There are many ESL platforms where you work for yourself. Here are the top platforms.

Told yourself, “I want to work for myself and teach English online”? There are many ESL platforms where you work for yourself. Here are the top platforms.

Top Tutoring Platforms for Teaching English Online

Do you want to create your own lesson plans? If so, there are many platforms that let you do this. Here are some common platforms that let you teach English online your own way:

These platforms will help you build a student base yourself. Some tutoring sites require lots of time to build a student base (which is why you see so many videos of current veteran teachers giving tips to build a solid student base) while others speed up the process by directing trial students to you immediately.

Work for Myself and Teach English Online: How?

There are two ways to be a freelance online English teacher:

1. Post your profile on a tutoring platform, or

2. Market yourself and build your booking platform

Remember that there are also many companies that will hire you and assign you students.

Sometimes, teachers like to work for a company that assigns them students and augments this schedule with freelance teaching. This gives them a stable income while buying them time to build their own student base on freelance platforms.

Also, remember that freelance teaching is not limited to adult classes. Many freelancers teach ESL to kids and make their own kids’ material, too.

There are many ESL platforms where you work for yourself.

If you want to teach students independently and use your own platform, then consider using LearnCube.

LearnCube is a great platform for freelance teachers. The platform can be used as an ESL teacher platform for freelance teachers. It operates like an entirely online school. Learncube is customizable to your brand so you can make your own independent ESL teaching platform. 

Learncube includes these features:

  • booking systems
  • payment Gateways (You can have parents pay through WeChat and Alipay via Stripe)
  • Class scheduling
  • landing pages
  • interactive classrooms with all the features that you are used to and more

You can try the free trial to see if you like their features.

ESL Teacher: How to get your own students

In addition to posting your profile on ESL platforms and setting your own rates this way, you can also bypass ESL companies completely. That’s right…

You don’t need to work for another company or platform to teach online. You can teach English online, work completely for yourself, and command the high pay you want by building your own booking platform for ESL classes.

If this interests you, join Facebook groups that support freelance ESL teachers who market themselves, book their own students, and keep 100 percent of the profits.

Ingrid Maria Pimsner, MA, BA, TEFL
Ingrid Maria Pimsner, MA, BA, TEFL

Ingrid Maria Pimsner has been teaching for over a decade in various universities, nonprofits, and private academies. She has taught English as a Second Language for Lutheran Children & Family Service, Nationalities Service Center, Lernstudio Barbarossa Berlin-Tegel, and more. In addition to her Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification, she holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a MA from Maryland Institute College of Art.