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Teach English Online with PalFish - How to Get Started

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12 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:37
    • 2. Overview & Benefits

      3:28
    • 3. Requirements for Teaching English Online

      3:31
    • 4. Best Companies

      4:27
    • 5. Recording Your Demo Interview

      3:01
    • 6. Creating Your Profile

      2:35
    • 7. Free Talk vs Official Course

      3:37
    • 8. Getting Students

      4:26
    • 9. How to Teach a Great Class

      5:00
    • 10. Dealing With Parents

      2:38
    • 11. Pay Scale - Bonuses - Payoneer

      4:15
    • 12. Final Thoughts

      0:39
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Have you ever wanted to make money online, but don't think you have a valuable skill?  Well, If you can read this there's a good chance you do.  Teaching English online to Chinese kids is the fastest and most reliable way that I've found to start making up to $25 an hour online.  You don't even need a degree. All you need to get started is a TEFL or TESOL certification and be a native English speaker.  

In this course, I'm going to show you everything I wish I had known before I started teaching online.  You're going to learn:

  • What online English teaching is
  • Why right now is such a great time to get started
  • Why PalFish is the best online platform for teaching English
  • How to get a TEFL or TESOL certificate
  • How to record your demo interview on the PalFish app
  • How to create your teacher profile
  • How to get lots of students and fill your schedule
  • How to teach a great class
  • How to get paid and more

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1. Intro: hi and welcome to this court's where I'm going to show you exactly what you need to know to get started teaching English online with Pal fish. Although this information is going to benefit anyone who's wanting to get started teaching with any company, it's going to be centered around teaching with power fish because that's the company I use . And it's the one I recommend you use for reasons I'll discuss later. No matter if you're just looking to make some side income from home or work online full time while traveling the world, you can do it all by teaching English online to Chinese kids and all you need to get started really is a temple certification and be a native English speaker with a neutral accent. If you're a non native English speaker, your level of English should be very advanced, and you should also have a neutral accent. I'll show you what you need to know to get a temple certification later in the course, it really doesn't take that. Long before I started teaching English online, I didn't even know that this opportunity existed. So what I'm about to teach you in this course is everything I wish I had known before. I got started teaching my name's trick for others, and I'm a full time pal fish English teacher with over 1500 hours of combined English teaching experience. I also maintain above a 99% approval rating, and I've done this all from multiple countries in Southeast Asia and North America. In my experience, teaching English is the fastest way to get started, making up to $25 an hour online. So if that sounds good to you, let's jump into the first section where we'll look at the overall benefits of teaching English online and why right now is such a great time to get started. 2. Overview & Benefits: in this first video, we're gonna take a look at what online teaching is, and I'm just gonna give you a quick overview and list a few benefits that you can kind of have a better idea about online English teaching. Because when most people think of teaching, they picture a teacher standing in front of a room full of students. And when I tell people that I teach English online, they're almost always confused because it's such a new concept. But there have been several new English teaching platforms that have sprung up over the last few years, and they allow a teacher to inner a digital classroom with pre made slides and teach 25 minute classes with anywhere from 1 to 6 students. Six is really on the high end. Most are either one or two students. It just depends on the platform that you use, but how fish is One teacher, one student and most of them are between four and 10 years old, and the vast majority of these companies are based in China. So now let's take a look at just a few of the many benefits of teaching English online and why you should do it because these classes air taught online You can teach from anywhere in the world as long as you have a reliable Internet connection. Also, if you're a native English speaker, then you have a very valuable skill that's highly in demand, especially in China. Also, you can choose your own hours. I put kind of because, yes, you can select the time slots for when you're available. It doesn't necessarily mean that those slots will be booked, but you can pick any times that you want. I would just highly recommend that you book during peak hours, which are at night every night of the week and then all day on the weekends, because that's when the kids are out of school. Also, you can make up to $25 an hour for this kind of work, a type of work that's fun and is not that difficult to do. Making that much is really good, so these platforms do pay well. Also on January 1st 2016 China put an end to its one child policy, which had been in place for 35 years, and now Chinese couples are allowed to have two Children. So the first kids born as a result of this new policy are going to be turning four years old in 2020. And the online teaching industry is preparing for a surge in students as a result. And finally teaching someone a new language is extremely rewarding. I have lots of students that I've been teaching ever since their trial lessons, when they could barely say hi. And now, a few months later, they're reading fairly complex sentences with relative ease. So seeing someone progress like that really gives you a great sense of pride and accomplishment. Okay, so those were just a few of the benefits. But now that you know a little bit more about what online teaching is and some of the reasons why you should do it in the next video, we're gonna take a look at the general requirements for teaching English with Chinese companies. 3. Requirements for Teaching English Online: Okay, So in this section, we're gonna take a look at some of the most common requirements that you're going to see no matter which company you choose to teach with. So some companies are going to require that you have a four year degree and somewhat no degree is required to teach with power fish. All companies will require that you have either a bachelor's degree, a te ful or a test will certification. Because of a recent law that was passed by the Chinese government. Te Ful stands for teaching English as a foreign language, and Tess ALS stands for teaching English to students of other languages. The two are very similar, but most people have a temple certification, which is what I have. Devils are available in 60 hour and 120 our certifications. Most companies are going to require the 120 hour, So that's the one I would recommend that you get. I got mine through a company called I T T T. It costs $250 for the 120 hour course, and I was able to finish it in less than two weeks. But you can finish it a lot faster than that if you want to. There are classroom courses available, but I would highly recommend that you stay away from these if you're Onley planning on teaching kids because temple courses taught in an actual classroom can cost well over $1500 most of the material covered will be geared towards teaching adults in a classroom rather than teaching kids online. So I'd say 95% of the material covered and my online te full course was either far too advanced for the kids I teach. Or it just wasn't applicable because it was intended for a teacher who's standing in front of a classroom full of adult students. So in my experience, the temple certification was merely a formality, So I would advise you to find the cheapest certification available from an accredited company. I T. G T is a great choice, but you can also find some a little bit cheaper in order to teach online. You should also be a native English speaker without any kind of thick accent. If you're a non native English speaker, your level of English should be very advanced, also with the neutral accent. The vast majority of online teachers are either from North America, the U. K or Australia, but I have seen lots of teachers from other English speaking countries, such as South Africa and Philippines. So if you have no teaching experience, most companies would also like to see that you have some kind of experience with kids. I used to be a camp counselor and a substitute teacher, so I listed those on my application and my profile. But you can put anything you can think of. Like if you used to baby sit, I would include that. Pretty much Any experience you have with kids is going to look good. So now that you've got a general idea of what you'll need to start teaching, you'll need to decide which company you'd like to teach with. We're going to look at some of the best options in the next section. 4. Best Companies: Okay, so now let's look at a few of the many options you have when it comes to choosing a company to work with. There are several different companies you can consider. I have first hand experience with two of them. How fish and landing, the others I know about through prior research and friends who teach with them. They all have similarities in differences in both the requirements for entry and the teaching platforms themselves. These are some of the big ones. Okay, so first, let's look at power fish. This is the company I currently teach with and is the one with which I have the most experience. One major difference with power fish is that you don't teach on a computer. Instead, you teach on any IOS or android device such as an iPad or an iPhone. Now this has two main advantages. The 1st 1 is kids can take classes any time from anywhere because virtually everybody has access to a smartphone, and the second benefit is that the classes are a lot more interactive. It's much easier to write and draw on this screen of an iPad with your finger than it is to use a track pad or a mouse on a laptop. Okay, so some other key points on power fish include they pay 16 50 to $25 an hour. There's no degree required. The classes air one on one. So it's one teacher, one student. You can choose your own availability, and also the APP is a lot like a social network, so you can interact with students and build your own personal brand. So next, let's look at Landy. This is another well paying company to teach with. The main reason I don't teach with them anymore is the lack of a flexible schedule. You do get to choose the hours that you're available, but then Landy expects you to maintain the same availability every week. And although my availability is basically the same every week, having the freedom to open and close my slots whenever I want is really important to me. But they are very good company. Some other key points on Landy is that they pay 18 to $25 an hour. There's no degree required. There are two different interviews in the hiring process. The 1st 1 was just kind of ah, quick get to know you type interview with just some basic questions about who you are in your background. And the second interview is your actual teaching demo that classes are one unto, so you'll be teaching to students at once. I found teaching two kids. It wants to be much more challenging than Onley teaching one. The students are often confused about who you're talking to, which leads to both of them speaking at once, and also the classes are 25 minutes long. Next, let's look at V I. P. Kit. This is the largest and most well known eat English teaching platform in China. This was the 1st 1 I ever heard about, and there are tons of teachers that teach on this platform. They pay between 15 and $22 an hour. There's a bachelor's degree required. The classes were one on one. They're 25 minutes long, and you can choose your own hours. I know this is a very reputable company that you can teach with, but I have heard from several teachers who have changed from V i p to power fish, and they say that power fishes it's way better, so I can't speak on that first hand cause I've never talked with them, but I know they are a very solid company to teach with. Another big one is Datta ABC. They pay between 15 and $25 an hour. They require a bachelor's degree in the classes were one on one. The glasses are 30 minutes loan, and you can choose your own hours. The last big platform I have listed is Go go, kid. They pay between 14 and $25 an hour. They require a bachelor's degree, one on one classes, the classes or 25 minutes long, and you can also choose your own hours. So now that you know more about some of the best online English teaching platforms in the next video, I'm gonna tell you about the power fish interview process. 5. Recording Your Demo Interview: Okay, Now we're gonna talk about how to record your demo interview Previously and much like other teaching companies, when you interviewed to be an official kids course teacher with power fish, you'd enter a digital classroom on the power fish app at a predetermined time, just like you would for a class where you'd be teaching a student. Interviews are booked in 30 minute time slots, just like a regular class. But instead of there being a kid in the classroom, there would be a member of the power fish staff in Beijing. You didn't be asked a few questions about your experience and qualifications. And then you start going through the slides and teaching this adult who's pretending to be a five year old kid that speaks little to no English. And after about 15 minutes of teaching, the interviewer would stop and then give you a few pointers to improve your teaching style . Then you'd be told that you would get a notification soon about the results of the interview. I was accepted within an hour of completing the interview, and my interview with landing was conducted in almost the exact same way. It was just split up into two separate interviews. Now the interview process is similar, but it's much less awkward because you're not teaching a person. Instead, you're recording an interview while you're pretending there's a kid in the classroom. You're also given a few simple questions to answer on camera before you start teaching. And these were really simple just your name and your experience, and you would demonstrate how you would tell a kid to circle something on the screen like it's It's really easy. And once you've answered the questions and you've pretended to teach for at least 15 minutes, then you're free to exit the classroom, and the interview will be automatically recorded and reviewed by the Power Fish staff soon after. Because the interview doesn't require another person, you can schedule and record your interview and one of the 30 minute time slots 24 hours a day, which is really nice in orderto record a great interview. You should first enter the classroom early to preview and practice teaching the slides. The interview slides will be for the pre K level trial lesson, which is the lowest of the seven levels in the official kids course. It currently covers the words nose, mouth, eyes, monkey, dog, cat and fish to have a colorful kid friendly background. Also, you should have applicability. Props, smile. Be friendly and energetic. Use the teepee are teaching method T P R stands for total physical response and use some of the many A R filters that are available. We'll cover these and other tactics more in depth in the how to teach section. But now that you've been accepted into the power fish official kids course, it's time to create an attractive teacher profile to help you start getting classes booked . 6. Creating Your Profile: creating an attractive profile on power Fish is extremely important because it's often the first impression a parent or student will have a view when they're considering booking a class outside of some basic information like your user name, nationality and gender. Your profile is going to consist of a few main parts. First, an uploaded photo or PdF of your teaching certificate because of the recently passed law in China mandating that all four and teachers be careful or Tesla's certified power fish has been enforcing this much more strictly. It's not a big deal, though it only takes a second to upload. Then it's on file and you're good to go. Next is your profile photo Upload a friendly, welcoming photos that clearly shows your face. I've seen several teachers with pictures of themselves in front of their colorful backgrounds and showing some of the props they used to teach. Feel free to get creative here and display the image of yourself. You'd like parents and kids toe have a view. Next is the audio intro. This is where you get to record a short audio clip of yourself, welcoming potential students. It's an important part of your profile because it lets people hear your voice for the first time. Speak clearly and slowly, so you're easier to understand. You can keep this part simple by recording a few sentences about who you are, where you're from and how much you're looking forward to helping the student learn. And the last thing is your text intro. This is where you let people get to know you bought telling about yourself both personally and professionally. Feel free to tell people where you're from, your hobbies, education, your English background and teaching style or anything else. You'd like them. No, My biggest advice for the text intro is to use Emojis generously. Chinese kids absolutely love emojis, and you should have these carpet bomb throughout your text intro any time you write a word that has an Africa ble emoji included after the word. I also include Emojis in my user name in every after class report and in every message I send between parents and students. Not only are they fun to use and create a friendly impression, but they're also an international language that can help bridge some communication gaps. So now that we've got your power fish profile filled out. Next, we're gonna take a look at a couple of different ways to teach on the power fish platform. 7. Free Talk vs Official Course: so there are multiple ways to teach on power fish, but the two main ways are the official kids course and free talk. So in this video, we're gonna compare the two Okay, so first, let's look at free talk. This is where students of any age can either schedule an appointment with you or call you any time you're online and available to teach. I've talked to students anywhere from elementary school age to doctors and university professors. Unlike the official course with free talk, you set your own price. Students are charged by the minute and the lower you set your price, the more students you're going to get during the call, you can set it to audio Onley or audio and video, depending on the student's preference. I always kept my default settings on audio only, and I'd switch to video if that's what the student wanted. And as the name suggests with free talk, you just talk. Most students in free talker just looking for a native English speaker that they can have a conversation with and help correct improve their English. My best advice for free talk is to Google s L conversation topics E S L stands for English as a second language and do this on a separate device and have it nearby during the call. Here, you'll find countless lists of topics and questions so you can never run out of things to talk about. You don't need to interview to teach free talk classes. You just need a teaching certificate and pass a pretty simple application process. You're not gonna make his much money with free talk as you will with the official course, but it's a great way to learn about Chinese culture and start making money online quickly. Okay, next, let's look at the official kids course. These are the only types of classes I teach now. Free Top was a great way for me to get started, built my confidence and supplement my schedule when I began teaching the official kids course and wasn't getting a bunch of classes booked. But once I started getting consistently booked with official course classes, I stopped using free talk because I was making over three times as much per hour, and honestly, it just wasn't worth my time anymore. Overall, these classes are pretty simple. You'll be teaching kids anywhere from 3 to 12 years old using provided slides in an interactive digital classroom. These classes or 25 minutes long, and you'll teach the kid to speak English using the slides that include short stories, games and songs. Because these classes are booked in 30 minute times, lots after teaching for 25 minutes, you'll have time to say goodbye to the student, exit the class and enter the next class. You'll also need to fill out a short after class report for each student within 12 hours of completing the class. This is where you can praise the student and suggest letters, words and sentences for them to practice before the next class. And don't forget those emojis. I usually take care of these at night. After all my classes have been completed for the day. You don't have to remember every detail of each class because you're able to review all the slides. There's also a function where you can replay the video and or the audio recording of the class. So for me, just quickly, looking at some of the slides is enough to jog my memory about the class. So now that you know some of the main ways to teach on power fish. In the next video, we're going to look at some of the ways to start getting students to book classes with you . 8. Getting Students: OK in this video, we're talking about getting students, so I'm gonna show you some ways that you can get lots of students and fill your schedule. Okay, The first way is trial lessons how fish is going to send you trials and these air students that have not bought into the official kids course yet how fish gives these lessons to perspective students for free, and your job is to teach and convert them to paying customers. In one lesson, you get paid the full amount for trial lessons, and you get a bonus for each student that buys a package. Many of my trial students that I've converted are now my regular students that I teach multiple times a week. So hopefully you can see one doing a great job on trial lessons so important the next thing is to post moments daily. The power fish app has a lot of similarities to a social network. You could follow students and other teachers, and they can follow you. You can send direct messages with either text or audio. You can also post photos and videos to what are called moments. Lots of teachers and students post moments every day, and they can be viewed by teachers, students and the power fish staff. These are a great way to get your name and personality out there to attract students and put more classes from both parents and the power fish staff. They should be happy kid and parent friendly pictures, videos and captions. Again, use those emojis generously. In the beginning, you should be posting at least one moment a day. You can keep the simple one or two pictures with a simple caption is great. The number one person you should have in mind when you post moments is the parent specifically the mother because most the time she's the one that chooses which teacher her child takes classes with. Just go through your old photos and post one a day that you think would convey kindness and trust to a Chinese mother. I get lots of likes and comments when I post some of my many travel photos, but I get a much greater reaction when I post pictures of my adorable baby cousin or my family's cute little dogs. Do you see the difference? Okay, so the next thing is toe, open your schedule as much as possible. The more slots you have open the more opportunities you have to get classes booked. The most crucial time slots toe opener during peak hours, which or when the kids are out of school. Peak hours air from 6 to 9 p.m. Beijing time, Monday through Friday and all day on weekends. During each lesson you teach, you obviously want to do the best job you can. Parents tend to stick with a teacher they like and book them over and over again. So your goal should be to have fun with the student and maximize their learning. This is going to help convince the parents that you're the perfect teacher to help them learn English. Pop ups are another great way to get classes, especially in the beginning when your schedules not that full pop ups, are these alerts that show up on your phone or your iPad and their last minute classes that need to be booked. Some of them the classes air starting right then some. Maybe starting in a couple of hours. It could be from a teacher not showing up for just a trial student wanting a class really quickly. Pupfish won't just schedule you with within two hours. So any classes that need to be scheduled within two hours will come as a papa. And you have to be really fast with these because the pop ups go out to all the teachers who don't have classes booked in that time slot. So when you see a pop up really quickly, look the time that the class starts and if you're available, hit except as fast as possible because it goes to the first teacher, it accepts it. But I take pop ups all the time. They're great, and especially when you're getting started, that's a great way to fill your schedule. And also you want to teach fun, engaging and helpful lessons. Now, you might be wondering how to do that. Well, I'm glad you asked, because in the next section we're going to look at some specific techniques you can use to help you accomplish this 9. How to Teach a Great Class: So now let's look at some ways that you can teach a great English class and help the kids learn and keep them coming back. For more and more lessons. A great method to use is called T P R. This is a term you'll hear a lot in the Esso community and T. P R stands for total physical response. And it's a great way to communicate with a student that has no idea what you're saying. It's basically just body language. Any expression or movement you can make to show the meaning of a word will go a long way towards keeping the kid interested and helping them learn. There are countless ways to use TP are, but a few examples would be running, looking, reading, throwing or writing anything you can think of. Really. My favorite one to use is toe hold my hand behind my ear when I'm waiting for a response from a student. This works extremely well for letting the student know that it's time to either answer my question or repeat what I just said. I only used this method with the younger students. If I did any of these things with my level 34 or five students. They'd look at me like I was a moron and asked what I was doing. So use it only when you think it's necessary. Also, smile. Be happy and patient. Keep in mind that learning a new language is very intimidating. You should create a learning environment for students that lets them know that not only our mistakes okay, but they're an important part of the learning process. And as a side note, this mentality should be used for the teaching process to every student is different, and you're going to make mistakes when you're tryingto find the best ways to help them learn. So don't beat yourself up about it. A big part of getting to know each student is trial on air, so just throw out what doesn't work and keep what does. Also, I never say the words no or wrong. When a student answers or pronounces something incorrectly. Instead, I might say something like, Are you sure or try again? Or let's try it this way. I only say the word no when I'm asked a direct question, and the answer is no. Another great thing you should do is to use the A R filters and props. The power fish app currently has 39 different filters that can turn your face and the students into anything from a monkey to Santa Claus. I use the filters a lot, especially with the younger kids in the trial lessons. For example, the animals in the pre K trial lesson our monkey dog, cat and fish. So any time I'm teaching a slide that involves one of those animals, I switched to that. Animals filter the kids and parents usually love it, and I highly suggest you use this tactic in your interview. And when you're teaching younger kids, I don't use that filters all the time, though Sometimes they can be a distraction to the younger kids, and they don't really interest the older one. This is where having lots of regular students comes in handy when you have several students that but multiple classes with you, it's easy to know the teaching style that works best for them. The same goes with crocks. You could use stuffed animals, finger puppets, full sized puppets, flash cards or any item laying around your house. That's Africa ble to the lessons you're teaching. For example, if the lesson involves food and you have some of those foods in your kitchen, used them during the class by showing them to the student. While you're practicing those words, these airways, you can be more engaging and make learning more fun for the kids. Also, after you pass your interview, power fish will pay you $15 to buy props, so that's pretty cool. Also, be sure to praise the student a lot and use the white board feature. This is something I use all the time. You can go into the whiteboard section of the app and right with your finger. You can go over the words that you practice in that lesson, and you write the word and say each letter as you write it, and then have the kid pronounced the word and then write it themselves. This is also a great way to fill time because lots of classes you teach your going to get all the way through the slides before the 25 minutes is okay because you have to stay in the class for 25 minutes. So if there's five minutes left after you finish the slides go to the white board and go over the words that you covered in that section and help the kids practice riding them. So the white board is a really great feature to use. Okay, so in the next video, we're gonna quickly look at how to handle a parent being in the classroom with student. 10. Dealing With Parents: in this video, we're gonna talk about how to deal with parents that air in the classroom with a student. This may not be that big of a deal to you, but in case it is, I just want to talk to you about it just so you can be ready for it when it happens. So most of the classes you teach will be with Onley, you and the student. But in some classes, especially with the younger students, there will be apparent with the kid. And this was the most difficult part of teaching for me when I first started. A lot of parents will immediately try to correct the student when they don't know the answer to something or they say a word incorrectly. And this congee really frustrating because it's disrupted to the class. And often the parents used incorrect words and pronunciations themselves. And sometimes there's not a lot you can do in these situations. But the best thing to do is just to stake home, be patient and do the best job you can to teach the student. Something that really helps me is to try to see the parents point of view. They're not looking at it as as if they're disrupting the class. They're looking at it as they're trying to help their kid learn. That's what they're trying to do. They want their kids to learn English, so it helps me a lot. When I look at it that way, you could also use pauses. Toe. Let the parent know that you're waiting for them to stop talking rather than trying to talk over them when they're speaking with their kid back and forth about something. If you try to keep going with the lesson and talk over them, it's just gonna get loud and chaotic. So I learned to stop doing that, and I just say nothing. I'll just leave a pause in there and wait for them to stop, and even then I'll keep waiting for a couple of seconds. And that pause really drives the point home that they're interrupting that I'm not gonna keep teaching until you stop talking. So using pauses can be a really effective method, and also just try to build trust with the parent. Often, when you convey build trust, they'll allow the kid to b'more independent and go through the lesson by themselves. Okay, so those were just a few quick things that I wanted to mention about parents. So now that you've been hired and you're teaching lots of amazing classes, it's time for the really fun part getting paid. So in the next section, we're gonna break down all aspects of the power fish, pay scale and bonus system. 11. Pay Scale - Bonuses - Payoneer: when people ask me how much power fish teachers make, try and give them a simple and answer is I can. Although there are lots of variable factors in the pay scale, In short, my answer is 16 50 to $25 an hour. So let's take a look at the different aspects of how much and how you get paid. First is the base pay scale. Power fish has a five tier pay scale that operates on a point system. You're awarded points for each class taught and trial lesson converted into sales. You're also awarded bonus points for no absences in the previous month, not being late to any classes in the previous month. And you get double points for each class you teach at 8 p.m. Beijing time, which is the busiest time slot of the day. At the beginning of each month, your points will reset and you'll be at level one. As you accumulate points throughout the month, you'll move up in levels with the highest attainable level being level five at the end of each calendar month. The level you've reached will determine your base pay rate for each class you teach in the following month. Here's the pay scale and by the way, you're paid in Chinese yuan, so you'll need to download a currency converter to see how much you're making. But as you can see Level one, you start out at about $8.25 per 25 minute lesson, and it goes all the way up to level five. Once you reach Level five, you will be making about $11.20 per 25 minute lesson. And because I teach nearly 300 classes each month, I consistently earn enough points to get to Level five. So therefore, I make 75 yuan for each class I teach. But if for some reason I only earned enough points to make it to love it for this month, the next month I would make 70 yuan for each class and the Chinese yuan. You'll also hear called RMB because that is the three letter currency coat. OK, so now let's look at the bonus system here, the different kinds of bonuses you can make at the end of each month. You can add these to your base pay rate to see the grand total of how much you made per hour. So you get teacher referrals. Those you get about $45 for each teacher. You refer about $15 for each trial lesson conversion. You get a bonus for perfect attendance, and there are other bonuses for how you ranked as faras all the teachers on power fish in points. So, as you can see, there's a lot of incentives to teach a lot of classes, be a reliable teacher and help build the Power fish brand. At the end of each month, I look at how much I made in base pay, plus bonuses to determine how much I made per hour. For me, this figure will be somewhere between 23 50 and $25 an hour. OK, so now let's take a quick look at the payment method that you used to get paid, which is paying here. Paddlefish can sin direct deposits into a bank account, but last I checked, it's on Lee to Chinese bank accounts. So it's if you don't have a bank account in China, you're gonna need to use paying here. So on the first of each month, your money is going to be withdrawn from what's called your pal Fish wallet and sent to your pay in your account. And this is Pau. Officials preferred method. So if you've never used paying here, it's a lot like PayPal, but with lower feats, it's also really easy to set up an account. Just go to pay near dot com and enter the bank information for the account you'd like to have the money deposited into. Then you can injure your pain, your account number into your pal fish profile. The funds usually take 2 to 3 days to hit your pay in your account. A $3 fee is taken out. Then you can transfer some or all of it to your bank account, which are usually available in my account the next business day. Okay, so now that you know about getting paid, we're gonna wrap things up in the next video 12. Final Thoughts: so that's it. You now have everything you need to know to get started teaching English online with power fish, although there are other aspects and tactics to teaching that you'll learn later on. Once you start, just apply everything that I've shown you in this course, and you'll be well on your way to teaching Chinese kids and very valuable language. I want to thank you so much for taking this course, and I'd love to help answer any further questions that you may have. So feel free to leave any questions or comments in the discussion section of this course. Or you can reach out to me on power Fish. My user name is trade with an American flag emoji thanks again and happy teaching.