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Old Oct 11th 2019, 10:09 am
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Would have thought for US$ 2000p/m there would be many Filipinos applying, they speak exellent English. There are many call Centres in the Philippines where English is the chosen language. Many call center workers also have degrees in verying subjects, teaching amongst them.
Internet access is obviously a must, however on US$ 2000 pm it would certainly not be a problem.


Simples.
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Would have thought for US$ 2000p/m there would be many Filipinos applying, they speak exellent English. There are many call Centres in the Philippines where English is the chosen language. Many call center workers also have degrees in verying subjects, teaching amongst them.
Internet access is obviously a must, however on US$ 2000 pm it would certainly not be a problem.


Simples.
Also the market is over saturated.
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Originally Posted by mikemike View Post
''there are plenty of Chinese companies out there for teaching online that will pull in a couple of thousand dollars a month without too much difficulty.''


there are?
Yeah, there are. I've looked into it myself if my current gig in the Middle East goes tits up and I need to keep myself ticking over.
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Originally Posted by mikek1 View Post
Would have thought for US$ 2000p/m there would be many Filipinos applying, they speak exellent English. There are many call Centres in the Philippines where English is the chosen language. Many call center workers also have degrees in verying subjects, teaching amongst them.
Internet access is obviously a must, however on US$ 2000 pm it would certainly not be a problem.


Simples.
The companies I've looked at don't want Filipinos. They want US/UK/AUS/NZ/SA etc.

mummy and daddy in China won't pay good money for their kid to learn from a filipino.
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Originally Posted by mikemike View Post
''there are plenty of Chinese companies out there for teaching online that will pull in a couple of thousand dollars a month without too much difficulty.''


there are?
Sorry , I'll explain that better. There are many companies catering to the Chinese Market, but they're not Chinese.
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I do not expect large, fast growing returns on the apartments investment, just a steady income. Together with what my partner makes, we'd make it work for us. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for a little extra to make in my spare time, most probably online. Does anyone know of any?
I had considered teaching English but have found that it would be more me in reality with so many already jumping on it and it becoming more competitive for me and my level of English qualifications.
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I do not expect large, fast growing returns on the apartments investment, just a steady income. Together with what my partner makes, we'd make it work for us. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for a little extra to make in my spare time, most probably online. Does anyone know of any?
I had considered teaching English but have found that it would be more me in reality with so many already jumping on it and it becoming more competitive for me and my level of English qualifications.
One of the biggest headaches seems to be reliable and fast internet. Something you didn't need to work on in realtime would be best. Levels of occupancy could be the undoing of any property speculation.
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Originally Posted by Gazza-d View Post
One of the biggest headaches seems to be reliable and fast internet. Something you didn't need to work on in realtime would be best. Levels of occupancy could be the undoing of any property speculation.
Getting the rent paid on time and without default will be your biggest problem.
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I do not expect large, fast growing returns on the apartments investment, just a steady income. Together with what my partner makes, we'd make it work for us. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for a little extra to make in my spare time, most probably online. Does anyone know of any?
I had considered teaching English but have found that it would be more me in reality with so many already jumping on it and it becoming more competitive for me and my level of English qualifications.
I wouldn't worry about any of that if you do think again about teaching. Exponential growth in the Chinese Market right now.
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I have been teaching IELTS on line for a few years and can find nothing like the income figures suggested. I have this week spoken with 5 expat teachers, some very experienced teachers who have taught in China. They too, are struggling to get anything like these figures. One teaches 10 hours a day to earn 65,000per month. These people are not muppets. One teaches almost exclusively to the business market for Chinese, Japanese and Korean students. A significant amount of who are direct students, no third party involved.

I would be grateful please, as would they; if your could identify which on line schools/resources offer such packages.

Thank you
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Originally Posted by mikemike View Post
I have been teaching IELTS on line for a few years and can find nothing like the income figures suggested. I have this week spoken with 5 expat teachers, some very experienced teachers who have taught in China. They too, are struggling to get anything like these figures. One teaches 10 hours a day to earn 65,000per month. These people are not muppets. One teaches almost exclusively to the business market for Chinese, Japanese and Korean students. A significant amount of who are direct students, no third party involved.

I would be grateful please, as would they; if your could identify which on line schools/resources offer such packages.

Thank you
Figures are based on $20 an hour. Companies will normally require you to work a minimum of 10 hours a week. Obviously, the more you work, the more you earn.

Average rates range from $15-25 depending on company and experience.

Like I said previously, I looked into it a while back as a stopgap if things went wrong for me in the Gulf. I was offered $18 an hour by one company I got taking to. I didn't start but I've got no reason to believe they were lying.

PM me for some company names. I'd be interested to know how it all checks out myself.

But going on what I looked at and what people I know are doing I've no reason to believe that $2000 per month isn't unobtainable.

The one big drawback was having to work long hours at the weekends when there is a lot of work, as the students are off school then.
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Also , that 10 hours a day, is that every day 5 days a week ?

Because a rough calculation on that if that's true makes it about $6 an hour, which is absolutely terrible.
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Also , that 10 hours a day, is that every day 5 days a week ?

Because a rough calculation on that if that's true makes it about $6 an hour, which is absolutely terrible.
yes that is the figure but no weekend work
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I do not expect large, fast growing returns on the apartments investment, just a steady income. Together with what my partner makes, we'd make it work for us. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for a little extra to make in my spare time, most probably online. Does anyone know of any?
I had considered teaching English but have found that it would be more me in reality with so many already jumping on it and it becoming more competitive for me and my level of English qualifications.
Something that may have been missed on here is the need to be on site 24/7. You are obviously not an old codger as most of us are on here but suppliers will short deliver, workers will short mix concrete, instead of international standards of 4 to 1 here 6 or 7 to one is not unusual, the other 2/3 bags sold off to another construction site. 16mm steel bar suddenly turns into 12mm or less.

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Damn... I certainly won’t be building any tower blocks...
However, I have recently been thinking about purchasing a condo in Manila. I think it’s ultimately a safer investment considering I’m not overly knowledgable on construction. The idea is to find a unit close to office buildings so that the unit can be occupied by multiple tenants as a sort of boarding house. I know a few people who are renting like this as it’s a cheap option for lower income workers. They’re very much in demand as a lot of people can’t afford to rent somewhere of their own and a plus for me as I can own the unit myself.
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