A Complete Guide to Finding Online Tutoring Jobs


Online learning is all the rage right now. It is easy, affordable, and convenient, after all, one can do it from the comfort of their own home. 

If you are looking to cash in on this growing trend by becoming a teacher then you may be wondering where to look to get work. Fortunately, there are many online tutoring jobs available and several places that you can look at.

Here is a look at the best places to find online tutoring jobs.

1. YouTube

This may seem like the least likely place to find online jobs but this platform can not only point you to best practices of working online but it can also lead you to the companies that are hiring. If you do a search of YouTube you will find several videos about teaching online.

In fact, some video creators will go so far as to show you mock interviews, mock lessons, and how to fill out your application. What’s more, many of them have referral codes for the companies they work for.

Signing you up puts money in their pocket and if they are seasoned at a company they will put in a good word with management for you, provided that you are suitably qualified. This is especially true if you want to teach English online.

2. Job Boards 

Aside from visiting YouTube to find those involved in online teaching. There are several job boards that display new teaching jobs on a daily basis.

They will usually point you in the direction of those positions that are available. These job boards often have alert systems in place and if you sign up you can get alerted via email about which jobs are available to you.

3. Use Pinterest to Find Online Tutoring Jobs

A quick search of the visual search engine Pinterest will reveal several pins that will show you several places to apply online to teach. No matter what your subject area you can find pins that point you to a list of websites.

You will find clear instructions about how to apply to most of these schools and the amount of money that you will be paid by the hour. You can then make comparisons about the institution that is right for you.

4. Google 

There is so much information to be found on Google you will hardly need to dig too deep to find companies that fit your needs.

Get detailed in your search by checking out reviews from present and former teachers of some institutions that you wish to apply for. This will give you real-life examples of what it is like working for some companies.

5. Facebook

When it comes to finding the right jobs one of the things you can do is join Facebook groups on online teaching. You will also find leads for some of the best jobs posted in these groups.

Have frank discussions with others about working conditions and salary. Develop a relationship with the community and you will have an easier time getting better and better positions as you will hear of new hires quickly.

In Facebook groups, you are likely to find information about various subject areas such as online English teachers, math teachers, and other specialized areas such as becoming an online algebra tutor.

6. Linkedin

Set up your resume on LinkedIn. This is a great way to network so that you can find new online teaching jobs.

Not only will employers find you. You can also do job searches on this platform so that you can find the best jobs for you.

With this massive network, you can gain attention quickly.

7. Craigslist

There are several job posting on this site daily and it is a good idea to check for available jobs regularly. You may also want to post an ad on this platform since it will help to make it know that your services are available.

8. Start Your Own Online Teaching Business

One of the best ways to actually have an online teaching job is to start your own online teaching business. It is quite easy to get started as you can do classes on platforms such as skype and zoom.

You can advertise using Facebook ads that target student’s in your local community or worldwide. Before you get started it is a good idea to sit down and draft out a business plan just as you would with any other business.

Make sure that you decide on the hours you want to work ahead of time. If you want to teach internationally you may end up teaching at odd hours in the night. Think about this beforehand.

You should also outline your rates so that potential students are aware upfront about how much you charge. It may take some time to get your name out there but if you are diligent and use social media you will find that you are able to get clients easily.

You should think about starting a blog around the subject that you teach or you may also start a blog about online teaching to gain attention for yourself. Try starting a YouTube channel with demo lessons of the subject you teach.

Mention that you take on students. If people like your videos you will find that they will start to contact you asking for your services. The bottom line is that you need to have a website and a presence on social media to get the most success.

Ready to Teach

Online tutoring jobs are not that hard to find if you know where to look. It turns out that social media is one of the best ways to actually find out where to look for teaching jobs.

Searching all the major social media networks will give you an idea of where you can get the best jobs with the best rates. You should also consider starting your own business since this is one of the easiest ways to jumpstart your online teaching career.

If you would like more information about how to network in your career, please be sure to check out the networking section of our website.