If you have been asking yourself how to make money from learning English, you have come to the right place. No matter what your main objective with the language is, I’ll tell you exactly how to make money from learning English.
I could go with typical answers such as become a teacher or teach English online, create a YouTube channel, or even become a tour guide. But those are easy answers you find in many other blog posts like this one.
Becoming a teacher
Well yes, I know I said I wasn’t giving you this typical answer, but it is unavoidable. I believe that knowledge is something we should always share. So, when you learn how to use the language the most obvious next step is to share that knowledge with other learners.
Knowledge is something we should always share - Carlos Collantes
For me the transition was even simpler. I was in the highest possible level of the academy I was enrolled in. My teacher was the owner of the academy and they were growing, so they needed new teachers. The rest is history.So, how can you become a teacher? You can do it by following these steps:
Steps to become a teacher
Become confident with the language
Obviously, you need to trust your skills so you can share your knowledge properly. However, keep in mind that you will always know more than the person trying to learn from you, so there’s no need to panic. You can check how I can help you with this step by clicking here.
Find a place where to promote yourself
There are different places online that could help you get started. I personally recommend italki since it has a well-established community and it gives you different options to get in touch with potential students. The important thing is to show your strengths and how you can really help.
Create your own teaching gig
You can do this in italki, but also in different other places. For example, you can go on Fiverr and see how others are offering their teaching services to get ideas for creating your gig. If you want, I can personally help you to get started with freelance teaching or any other freelance work and make it your personal business.
Promote your gig
Of course, after creating your personal teaching offer you need to promote it so people can learn about it. You can use your family, social networks and after you start making some money you can take it to the next level and create your own website. I can tell you all about it through my mentoring for freelancers service
I really started offering translations and you can do that too. However, my experience was that translations are not very well paid and many clients require official translations, which it was something I could not provide. If you are registered as an official translator, then go ahead and offer it, that’s a totally different story.
However, for me the best next step was writing. Of course, I offered writing services in Spanish, but the truth is that most of the clients require content in English since it is a very universal language.
Copywriting has grown massively since the need for content marketing and being present online became critical for any and every single company. Moreover, with my engineering background, I manage to fill in the gap for engineering companies which needed a technical copywriter.
Now, I have made of copywriting my personal business, and I have my own list of clients who constantly require my services.
Learning how to invest
You always hear about generating passive income. That sounds amazing right?
Unfortunately, most of the time the ideas for generating passive income that people share are not very passive. They usually require time and effort to set them up and then a lot of promotional work, which again, it is not really passive.
Disclaimer: It’s my humble opinion only, I’m not against any of those ideas.
On the other hand, I think that getting income from investing your money makes more sense to the term passive income. I mean, you are only taking some time to make the right choice on where to put the money and the money should do the rest.
Now, how English can help me with all these? You might wonder.
Well, to be honest, while there are very good resources in other languages, it is my opinion that the best sources of information and knowledge are in English. And having the right information and knowledge play an essential role for the average investor like me.
Thanks to having the English language skills to digest the amount of information that you can find in books and online about investing, I managed to make the right choice regarding the best investing strategy for my personal goals.
My objective is to make my money work to generate a constant passive income that I can leave of in my future retirement. It takes some time, yes. It is a long-term strategy. But in the meantime, I’m also protecting my money from losing its value due to inflation by investing in dividend stocks instead of keeping it in the bank doing nothing.So, there you have it, investing in learning English has taken me to learning how to invest in the stock market wisely.
It is clear that there are many more things you can do to make money from learning English and using your skills. It will always depend what other skills you have to combine with the language in order to become successful.
By the way, combining the English learning process with developing new skills is what we believe here in TSI and what we strive to provide. We believe the language should not be the final objective, but the medium to achieve a greater goal.Now up to you. What skills are you interested in combining with the English language? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to share the knowledge.