5 Ways to Make Extra Money While Teaching Abroad
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As a TEFL teacher, your main focus is on teaching English as a Foreign Language. Or is it? While we all hope we’ll land an amazing TEFL job with an unbelievable salary, this isn’t always the case. We might find that we teach only in the mornings or only four days a week or not in the summer. If this is the case, we might need to find ways to supplement our income without getting another full-time job. Below we have provided five ways you can make extra money while teaching abroad.
5 ways to make extra money while teaching abroad
Teaching private lessons
If you have free time during the day or on weekends, you can find yourself a few private students to up your income. Private students are great to have because your lessons are usually flexible in terms of scheduling and most of the time you can conduct your lessons in a coffee shop – what’s not to love?
Top tip: don’t sell yourself short. Make sure you set your lesson rates at a fair price for your time and effort. Remember, your students are paying for the privilege of one-on-one lessons.
If you’d rather stay home in your time off, or if you’re looking to make extra bucks during school holidays, try your hand at online teaching. It’s not for everyone and can take some getting used to but if you find you enjoy it, it can be a great way to earn a little money on the side. And you can do it wherever and whenever you want.
Top tip: Don’t be shy. Advertise your online lessons whenever and wherever you can, you’ll be surprised how well word of mouth works.
Put your English knowledge to good use! Sign up to online freelance platforms like Upwork and find work writing, editing or proofreading.
Top tip: Branch out and work on projects not only related to teaching. You can quite easily earn a few bucks proofreading an Archeology thesis or writing a marketing article.
If you’ve got a way with words and an eye for photography you should consider starting a blog. Being a TEFL teacher means a travel blog would be a good fit but you could really blog about anything you want – teaching, beauty, living abroad. Once you’re established as a brand and have a following you can make money through advertising or sponsorships.
Top tip: If you are living in an interesting place, even the most everyday occurrences for you would be interesting for someone else. You already have a huge following in TEFL teachers who are interested in teaching wherever you are.
Being a TEFL teacher will make your CV shine as an au pair. If you’re living in a non-English speaking environment you should be able to find a family that is looking for an English-speaking au pair to look after the children in the afternoons or on weekends and do homework.
Top tip: Do a first aid course before you leave home. This will make you that much more attractive to families looking for people to look after their children.
So now you know about 5 ways to make extra money whilst teaching abroad.
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In the following circumstances, you have the right to require that ELEARNING FUTURES LTD securely deletes or destroys your personal information:
- If the personal information we hold about you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we originally collected it.
- The processing is based on consent – if you have previously given your consent to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD collecting and processing your personal information, and you notify us that you withdraw your consent. Please note: withdrawing your consent does not mean the processing of your personal data which occurred before the withdrawal was unlawful.
- We are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you want us to stop.
- If you think ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has processed your personal information unlawfully.
If you think any of the above situations apply, we may ask you for an explanation and further information to verify this.
Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD processing your personal data in the following circumstances:
Personal information used for direct marketing
If we are using your personal information to send you direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time. If you exercise this right, we will stop processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes. However, we may keep your information on a “suppression list” to ensure your information is not added to any marketing lists at some point in the future.
Automated decision making and profiling
- ‘Profiling’ is the automated use of personal data held on a computer to analyse or predict things that have a legal effect, or other similarly significant effects, on the individual. Examples would include economic situation, health, personal preferences or interests and location. You have the right not to be subject to a solely automated decision (that is, a decision made electronically, with no human intervention), and this may include profiling (although there is no general right to object to profiling). If you are concerned the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD has made a solely automated decision about you, you can object.
- Please note, ELEARNING FUTURES LTD is allowed to carry out automated decisions with no human intervention where you have given your explicit consent to this processing (although you have the right to withdraw your consent).
- We are also permitted to make automated decisions with no human intervention in the following circumstances:
- The automated decision is necessary to enter into, or perform a contract, or complete a contract involving you and the ELEARNING FUTURES LTD.
- The automated decision is allowed under a law passed at the European Union level, or at the level of the European Union or EEA member state level (i.e., is allowed under national law). The law will provide safeguards to protect your rights and freedoms.
However, you still have a general right to object in both of the above circumstances, providing reasons why you think the processing is having a negative effect on you. If you do object, we will carefully consider your reasons, and decide whether to review the decision-making process in your specific case.
Right to data portability
- If you have provided your information to ELEARNING FUTURES LTD, you have the right to request and receive a copy of that information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
- You also have the right to ask us to send the information we hold about you to another organisation.
- There are some situations in which the right to data portability does not apply. For further information, please contact us.
Exercising your rights concerning the processing of your personal information
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights concerning the way in which we process your personal information, please contact:
Risk Management Team
ELEARNING FUTURES LTD,
21-22 Old Steine,
Email: [email protected]
Your right to complain to a national data protection regulator (data protection supervisory authority)
- If you think we have processed your personal information unfairly or unlawfully, or we have not complied with your rights under GDPR, you have the right to complain to a national data protection regulator.
- Complaints about how we process your personal information can be considered by the data protection regulator.