May 10, 2018
Where to find an online job? (homebased)
Hi everyone! I am looking for an online job (preferably part time) that is home based since I'm a full time mom and I really can't commit to any full time jobs right now. I used to be a technical support representative and an English teacher with TEFL Certificate. So if you guys know anything please send me a reply! (comment). Thank You!! :)
I'd check gaijinpot.com and daijob.com because they have work listings outside of the education spectrum. Unless you're able to do customer service in English and Japanese or another language, it might be tough to find something you can do remotely. Teaching online on the other hand is definitely possible. If you register with companies who find English teachers for students, they sometimes want online lessons. I'd register here https://hello-sensei.com/en/sensei to start and check the box that you can teach online. If your kids go to school and you can go out a little, it's quite possible to find students to teach at a community center or cafe near your house as well. (In your house is a possibility, if you're comfortable with that.) This is a little more dependent on where you live and the demand for teachers there. If you're down to start a little freelance business teaching English, just start out with word of mouth and free online advertisements, maybe a simple free website. If you can meet other foreigners living in your area, see what they do and let them know you're looking for work. Good luck!
Hey, I'm on the constant hunt for part time online jobs as well! I mostly stick to teaching ones, as those seem to be the easiest. Unfortunately, most are only good for a few extra bucks and can't really support you (unless you work an ungodly amount of hours). Anyway, here are some of my suggestions: www.eigooo.com - a chat-based English teaching program. You pick up shifts and can sign up for as many as you like. The pay is okay but you can get raises quite consistently! www.acadsoc.ph - Basic chat with Japanese/Chinese/etc students to help them learn English. https://www.cambly.com - Same concept... Video chat with people who want to practice English. The pay is low-to-average but you can pick up work whenever you're free. http://t.vipkid.com.cn - Teach to Chinese kids. You get paid per class with bonuses and attendance incentives. (You need a college degree) https://t.mmears.com - Same, teach classes, get paid per class. The pay is higher and you can schedule as many classes as you want. I'm sure there are a lot of other ones, but those are the ones I know/have used and know that they are legit. If you don't want to teach, you could always answer surveys and stuff for extra money with www.mturk.com (it's run by Amazon so it' definitely legit!) When I go hard, I make about $300 a month extra. There's a bit of a learning curve, but there are lots of forums to help you. Good luck.
I've also had friends do vipkid.com when they were here in Japan, but I've heard that the site is very picky in terms of accents. Apparently it's geared towards American accents being preferred, which is great if you're from the US - but I'm Australian so I never tried to sign up with them for fear of being rejected!