Teaching English as a freelancer is an amazing and rewarding experience. It can also be filled with many difficulties and headaches – like any career choice.
Hi, my name is Aaron, and I was a freelance ESL teacher and ESL small business owner in Mexico City for over 16 years. I have failed miserably, but I’ve also had a great deal of success.
Thanks to REAL hard work, persistence, and a massive dose of God’s help, I was able to grow by English teaching business from just me doing all the work, to having an exciting team of over 15 teachers and large multinational companies as clients which translated into over a hundred students in various locations around Mexico City.
I believe that teaching English is a rewarding and noble profession because you are investing your time and effort in helping someone else in a meaningful AND practical way. Thanks to you and your work – your students will be able to get better jobs, earn promotions, get into the universities they’ve been dreaming of attending, and so much more. Teaching English, in short, is a wonderful way to make a living – and if you’re doing it on your own terms as a freelance teacher it can be even better!
You totally CAN make a great living at this if you know how to run your business, and stay away from a few traps you’ll find along the way.
The trouble is, most TESL courses I’ve seen do a great job of teaching you about the art of teaching English, but I’ve never seen one teach you about the business side of being a successful ESL teacher, and that’s what this blog and website is all about.
My hope is that I can help you avoid the failures I fell into, while sharing the things I got right so that you can repeat them or even do them better.
Sound good? Please head over to my blog to find out more…