Perks of Being a Home-based Online ESL Teacher

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Working at home as an online ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher is maybe the most comfortable job there is. Some employees don't enjoy and just complain about their job because of unlimited reasons. I've been there, done that! Complaining is normal, but complaining everyday is not. So if you find yourself complaining almost everyday about your work, well, you may want to consider just working at home like me. 

Now, let me share to you the perks / advantages of being an online ESL teacher based on my experiences:

1. Flexible Time but Well Paid
If you're not a morning person, then this job is perfect for you! You can work anytime you want! (Well, at least in our company) You can work just like the normal office hours (8 A.M to 5 P.M) or you can just work for 6 hours a day and get "above" of the highest daily minimum wage (in the NCR, Philippines). You can check this link for the list of daily minimum wages. 

2. Save Gas / Avoid Traffic
Having a car is cheap, said no one. I believe that everyone or most of us had already experienced being late because of traffic jam, and no matter what explanation we do to our employers, we can never change the fact that we're still late. There goes the consequences, it could be salary deduction, suspension, etc. Simply because traffic jam is troublesome.

3. Less Stressful Environment

There is always a witch in every workplace. Tired of pretending that you don't care but deep down you actually do want to hit the person? Tired of all the negativity in the world? Tired of all the crab mentality? Breathe in and breathe out. Allow yourself to be more productive by giving your 100% attention; no negative vibes. 

4. Learn and Make Friends while Teaching

Isn't it awesome to know different cultures? There are realizations when you teach English to foreign people / non native speakers. You get to understand their upbringing. You are able to make good friends. You are able to learn and speak new languages. And possibly, you can get a free and decent tour when you go to their country. Amazing!

5. Closer to your Family

It's everyone's dream to earn money while staying close with our family. Especially when you have kids. As a parent, it's important that you have enough time for your kids while giving them a comfortable life. As the saying goes "Family is not an important thing, it's everything." - Michael J. Fox

To wrap it up, being an online ESL teacher is as good as:

  • watching the sunrise or sunset while sitting by the seashore with the air kissing your cheeks. 
  • eating your favorite dessert with your crazy friends.
  • waking up with the one you love. :x
  • enjoying a furry friend.
  • the smell of the coffee. ~O)
  • finding a parking space right away.
  • an old photo that makes you laugh. :O)
  • laughing so hard that you cry and snort and look really weird! =))
and the list goes on... 

So, just in case you are interested in being a home-based online ESL teacher, feel free to contact me. ;;)

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