US online teachers may soon be finding themselves unable to work for some Chinese, online ESL companies.
It’s no great secret that the last few months have been globally affected by COVID-19 and the education industry just like many other industries certainly was.
Schools across countries worldwide were shut down and some students have not had lessons for over six months now.
However the online industry has boomed. With a 76% growth rate in online sales from e-commerce to e-learning and everything in-between, the online sector has never seen such a surge of online sales.
However Online ESL teachers that have been working for online platforms have been amongst those that have not experienced this growth. Bookings for many online ESL teachers have drawn to a slow halt. Why is that?
It would appear that many of the ESL platforms owned by Chinese companies have had issues with their economies and as much as many US online teachers in particular thought this would pick up, the truth is it hasn’t and this is only going to get worse.
It would appear given the tensions between the Trump administration and China that further monumental changes are set to happen.
Trump has released a document following the issues surronding TikTok, pharmaceutical supplies and now online ESL schools.
In short US online teachers may not be able to work for Chinese ESL platforms in as little as 45 days.
Whilst this will be a shock for some, many tutors and teachers have been looking towards finding their own clients and starting their own online language schools. It is totally viable.
If you are a US online teacher you can read your presidents statement here to see how this may or maynot affect you.
So what can you do if you are a US online teacher.
- Create your game plan, you have 45 days the clock is ticking.
- Now you have a game plan, create a schedule and stick to it.
- Sign up for FREE training from Digiteachonline.com to see how you can start teaching for yourself here. At the end of the day to always fish for students in someone else’s pond was always going to lead to a cut of supply at one point or another.
- Reduce all unnecessary costs and expenses. Look at your monthly subscriptions. What can you really live without.
- Be proactive – Source extra income from your educational talent. For example, you can create online classes and camps for children at www.leading-languages.com and some tutors are earning over £80 an hour.
- Try to see what you can do from home to earn extra money: Proofreading, essay marking, IELTS training, write kindle books, write and sell lesson plans.
- Start being Independent and stop relying on platforms for clients and students. Learn to source your own here
- Spend time everyday looking after your mental health. Exercise inside or your garden if you can and eat healthily.
- Be kind to yourself and realise that you are not alone.
- Join the Digiteachonline.com facebook community for more support from like minded people.