How to Teach English Online as a Digital Nomad

Are you looking to teach English online? Then you are in the right place. And the best bit? All you need is a laptop and a stable wifi connection. 

It’s an income generator I have fallen back on multiple times over the years, both when I was working in the UK and also travelling and working remotely. It was my way to stay free, and independent throughout my travels, and also provide me with a little extra income when it was needed. 

If you want to make money online teaching English like me and join the millions of digital nomads around the world, then this post is for you. 

hiking thailand

When I was backpacking Thailand I was also working as an English teacher

How to Become a Digital Nomad

Over the past eight years, I have meandered from job to job, living in six houses, in two countries, taken over 100 flights, to 24 countries around the world, bought a house, lived with my parents again, got engaged, been fired, quit jobs, had meltdowns, and spent many countless hours putting blood sweat and tears into my business. 

I now work remotely for my own company all over the world, wherever my blog takes me. Whether it’s skiing in Sweden, paddle boarding in Aruba, or swimming with stingrays in The Maldives.

Digital nomads live their lives to the beat of their own drum. Location independence for your career is gaining traction and more people are considering this dynamic lifestyle. But what are the best digital nomad destinations?


What are the best digital nomad jobs? 

  1. English Teacher
  2. Website Developer
  3. Influencer Marketer 
  4. Blogger
  5. SEO Specialist
  6. Social Media Marketer
  7. Photographer 
  8. Writer
  9. Videographer 
  10. Interior Designer

Generally, the common denominator of a variety of jobs abroad is the great financial potential, which stems from the differences in currency values between each country, and there are plenty of opportunities.

But for me, the best way to earn money and be a digital nomad is to teach English!!!

backpacking thailand

Fancy working from here?

How to Teach English online

The demand for fluent speaking tutors has risen rapidly over the past few years, and with English being the global language of business in our society it’s no surprise there is an abundance of demand for tutors out there.

It’s estimated 15% of the world’s population speaks English and even more that want to learn the language.

And the concept is easy, all you have to do is complete your course with a reputable online course provider, and then you simply register with an online platform, join the classroom and deliver your lesson. And most importantly you have fun with it too.

Your students may be college graduates, business owners, or even people just looking to travel to English speaking countries around the world.

Anyone around the world who is looking to learn English can now schedule a class with you at any time and learn how to speak English, and at the same time, you get to earn income and become a digital nomad, working from anywhere in the world. 

kiwi experience

  1. Vipkid
  2. Fiverr
  3. EF Education First
  4. Freelancer
  5. FlexJobs
  6. Dada ABC
  7. We Work Remotely
  8. Magic Ears
  9. VirtualVocations
  10. QKids
  11. English Hunt
  12. Lingoda
  13. Tutlo
  14. Indeed
  15. LinkedIn
  16. Preply
  17. Upwork
  18. Guru
  19. Vemploy


If you on a bigger trip exploring more of Europe check out my guides to FranceGermany, Greece, IcelandItalyPortugalSpain and United Kingdom.

My Travel Tips and Recommendations


To book flights, I always use flight search engine Skyscanner, I regularly use the Everywhere tool to find the cheapest places to travel. It’s how I get to travel so much all around the world. I find it the easiest way to compare flight prices across airlines and get the best deals. 


For accommodation, I usually book most of my hotels or hostels through I love using this platform as it provides me with some amazing deals for accommodation all around the world. Or if you prefer, I also recommend using Airbnb. If you haven’t signed up with Airbnb already, you can use this link to get £25 off your first visit!

Travel Insurance

Picking travel insurance that covers you in all eventualities is an essential part of planning a trip for every single person. If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel. You never know what’s around the corner. 


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Thank you for reading and as always happy adventuring! If you have any questions about the destination please leave these in the comments below.

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Sophie X

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