Teaching English Online

as a Freelancer

Learn the business skills to chart your own path as a freelance English tutor!

In this 30-hour Specialized TEFL/TESOL Certification Course, you’ll learn the business and marketing skills needed to successfully launch and run your freelance online English tutoring career.


First, you’ll master key components of freelance teaching, such as finding your niche, promoting your brand through teacher marketplaces, social media, and other channels, handling accounting and other logistics, and managing and scaling your business in a competitive market. The course culminates with a final project in which you’ll apply what you’ve learned to design a unique online tutoring business plan you can use.


We recommend this course for experienced online teachers or graduates of our Teaching English Online Certification courses who are ready to advance their careers – on their own terms – as freelancers. If you’re new to online teaching, bundle this specialization with those certification courses and save!

Course Curriculum

Module 1    Finding Your Niche
Module 2    Time Zones, Payments, & Platforms
Module 3    Marketing and Promotion
Module 4    Troubleshooting and the Entrepreneurial Mindset


Learning Objectives

When you graduate, you’ll be able to:

  • Compare different market niches, determine the right one for you, and find students within that target demographic

  • Establish which online teaching platform and software will best suit your goals

  • Develop a social media marketing plan on your chosen platform(s) and create an advertising budget

  • Create engaging graphic content and videos to market your services

  • Develop pricing strategies, profit and loss statements, and cancellation and refund policies

  • Examine the importance of cash flow and apply strategies to help avoid common problems with it

  • Understand the shift in mindset required to successfully transition from employee to entrepreneur

  • Apply strategies to manage, scale, and pivot your online teaching business

  • And more!

Requirements to take this course:


  • 18 years of age.

  • An intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (B1 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language).

  • Teaching experience or a general TEFL/TESOL certificate (recommended).


100% Online
Start anytime and work from any device.

Personal tutor
Get feedback and ask questions throughout the course.

Flexible schedule
Work at your own pace - complete in as little as 3 weeks!


Interactive content
Instructional videos, downloadable resources, quizzes & activities, and discussion board.

Certificate of completion

Qualify for jobs teaching online with a specialized certification.

Explore the course features


Practical Experience Creating a Detailed Business Plan

Apply the business management and marketing skills you’ve learned throughout the course in a practical way by developing a detailed business plan to kick start your career as a freelance tutor!

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Interactive Platform:
Tutor and Discussion Board

Interact with your personal tutor who provides feedback on assignments and answers questions throughout the course. Share ideas and experiences with other trainees around the world on the class discussion board.


Dynamic Content

Complete interactive exercises and practice activities that check comprehension and keep you actively engaged with the course content as you progress through your training. Plus, watch over 4 and a half hours of videos of online English teachers in the virtual classroom, demonstrating the techniques you’re learning throughout the course!

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R$ 795,00 (or 3 x R$ 265,00)

Bundle & Save

Teaching English Online Certification (150h)

Foundations in Teaching English Online (60h)
Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online (60h)
Teaching English Online as a Freelancer (30h)

Original Full Price: R$ 2.385,00

Bundle Price: R$ 1.930,00

Teaching English Online Certification + Practicum (210h)

Foundations in Teaching English Online (60h)
Advanced Methods in Teaching English Online (60h)
Practicum in Teaching English Online (60h)
Teaching English Online as a Freelancer (30h)

Original Full Price: R$ 3.330,00

Bundle Price: R$ 2.540,00