You don’t have to return to the US or even stop TEFL teaching in order to get ahead. you can do that by becoming a freelance TEFL teacher. It’s a great way to be your own boss while continuing you in the career that you love. It’s easy to get start in freelance TEFL teaching.
It’s important to first know your market. If you know your market, you can quickly ascertain the type of teaching that you can find plenty of clients for. Likewise, you can also get an idea of the rates that the markets will bear. Don’t make the mistake of charging too little for your services. You’ll just be overwhelmed with a lot of low quality work.
Once you know your market, you need to put together a few curricula for different possible classes and draw up a study agreement. Once you have those in place, go ahead and make up some flyers and business cards advertising your services. Leave your flyers anywhere potential students might gather and pass out your business cards to everyone you know. It helps with the networking aspect of the business.
What’s next? Sit back and wait for the students to show. That’s a subject for another post.