Can I Start My Own Online Teaching Business?

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This is the fourth blog in a series of five, to read the previous blog click here.


If you don’t want to work for an online school like DaDa, or as a freelancer through a platform like iTalki, then you might want to consider your own online teaching business. In this option, you build your own online teaching business. You have full control of every aspect of your day including your students, income, and methodology. The income has the potential to be much higher but so is the risk.


  • Total autonomy, you are your own boss.
  • Possibility to scale. Growing your business to a point where you are talking about $100s/hour instead of $10 or $20/hour.


  • Very steep learning curve. You need to build a website, learn to advertise to get students and create your own materials.
  • Larger initial investment


It might seem overwhelming to start your own online business but fortunately, we have a solution for you.


Teach English Online Course



We have recently partnered with Jack Askew, from TESLO, to promote his online course for those who would like to start their own online teaching business. While eTefl Online can train you to become an English teacher and help find you a job but Jack will show how to set up your own online teaching business from scratch – he’s done it, successfully.


You’ll learn how to get students, how to create a website, payment systems, how to create online courses and tons more. It’s a very comprehensive course that only costs $597 for lifetime access and updates. But keep in mind that with Jack’s course he’ll only show you what to do, you’ll still have to go out there and implement everything you have learned, pay for website creation, pay for ads to recruit students, implement merchant accounts for processing payments and refunds. If you have experience in doing these things or are keen to try, then this is the best option for you.


Here’s what’s included:


45 Video Lessons (Main Course)

8 Bonus Tutorials

Resources and Worksheets


Lifetime access and updates

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee


With your own online business things start to get very interesting. Especially if you start creating your own courses. Jack will teach you how to create online courses that you develop once and then your work is done. You can then automate the sale of those courses to bring in money, even while you are sleeping, without having to work on it again. That’s how you go from $10-$20 per hour to $100s/hour.


Jack can explain all the details to you better than I can and has a free short video course for you to see how this all works. You can sign up for it here.


As you can see, teaching English online is far more flexible than you may have thought. You can work as an employee for 1 school or for several at the same time. You can work freelance and set your own rate and schedule, choose who you teach and specialise in specific areas of English that relate to your professional experience. Or you can work for an online school and as a freelancer. Or you can start your own business to control every aspect and grow your income to far beyond that of an employee or freelancer. The choice is yours.


Remember to join us tomorrow for the next and final blog post in this series.

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    Your post is very misleading, to say the least ..
    In reference to your options listed, I chose the 2nd one two years ago and did everything milestone myself. It did not cost me the $11,995 you claim. It cost me the first year $342.00 and I earned $29700 the end of that year
    Using tour blog as a referral marketing strategy to make a buck is expected. Everyone knows the drill. But to make such misleading statements is unethical.
    Oh, by the way… Jack Teslo is a very nice person. I know his materials and I have also spoken to him. He relocate from England to North Carolina. His course is presented and formatted very well for conversions. However, the content and materials DO NOT justify the price, even for newbies.

    • eteflonline

      Hi Brigitte,

      Thank you for your comment. I would just like to address some of your concerns.

      The second option that you mentioned, the eEnglish Business License, was only launched last year for a limited time and is no longer available. Perhaps you are confusing that package with another? And Jack’s package only costs $597, have you done his course as well?

      I have started several online businesses, and I’m speaking from my own experience when discussing possible costs. Your experience was different and I respect that, but you can’t assume everyone else is being misleading just because their experience was different to yours.

      On a related note, if you only spent $342 over 12 months and made an 8684% return on investment, I would really love to talk to you about promoting your story and system as I have never heard of anyone being able to achieve those numbers. They are phenomenal, congratulations. You can email me directly at if you are interested.

      Thank you for your comments.


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