How To Make Real Money Teaching On italki

Tiani Travels
5 min readMay 21, 2022
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Teaching English Online has completely changed my life for the better! This blog will show you exactly how you can become a teacher on italki and find your freedom.

You can use it to work remotely from anywhere, allowing you to earn money whilst travelling and exploring the world!

So you may be wondering, what exactly is italki? After 11 months of both teaching and learning on this platform, I am here to give you all of the information you need to get started!

What is italki?

italki is an online language platform built for 1–2–1 online lessons with native and near-native teachers with over 150 languages to choose from. Teachers can be ‘Professional Teachers’ or ‘Community Tutors’.

Professional Teachers must be native or near-native speakers who are professionally certified in teaching a foreign language.

Community Tutors must also be native or near-native speakers that enjoy teaching a foreign language informally.

Both types of teaching require candidates to be 18 years or older.

Professional Teachers

To be accepted as a professional teacher, you must demonstrate your qualifications for teaching the language(s) you intend to teach. These documents show proof of professional training or experience. Examples of acceptable documents include:

  1. Accredited language teaching certificate
  • TESOL, TEFL (Minimum of 120 hours)
  1. University degree in language teaching
  2. Teaching licence
  3. Proof of employment at a language teaching institution

Community Tutors will not need to show any qualifications to teach.

Both Professional Teachers and Community Tutors will need to produce a 1–3 minute introduction video that will appear at the top of your ‘Teacher Profile’ for potential students to view. This video is incredibly important in attracting potential students to your profile.

Introduction Video