Why I have a website and different Income Streams as a TEFL teacher

Why I have a website and different Income Streams as a TEFL teacher

We recently spoke to Global English TESOL graduate, English with Elsie, about her journey around building and managing her own website as a TEFL teacher. She shared some of her top tips when it comes to having a good, functioning website. 

Some of her website tips include:

  • Build a site that will reflect who you are (qualifications, experience, your personality)
  • Let your site reflect your style of teaching 
  • A good booking system is a must
  • Remember: Your website is always a work in progress  

Does a TEFL teacher need a website?

Whether you're a seasoned educator or just starting your TEFL journey, having your own website can open up a world of opportunities and help you establish yourself as a reputable and resourceful teacher.

Why TEFL teachers need a Website:

Professional Credibility
A website serves as your digital portfolio, showcasing your qualifications, teaching experience, and expertise in the field. It gives potential students and employers a glimpse into your teaching style, methodologies, and areas of specialisation, thereby enhancing your professional credibility.

Reach a Global Audience
With a website, you're not limited by geographical boundaries. You can attract students from around the world who are interested in learning English, thereby expanding your reach and potential student base.

Brand Building
Your website is an opportunity to build your personal brand as a TEFL teacher. You can create a unique brand identity, including a logo, colour scheme, and messaging that resonates with your target audience.

Control and Flexibility
Unlike social media platforms or third-party teaching platforms, you have full control over your website. You can customise it according to your preferences, add or remove content as needed, and tailor it to suit your teaching objectives.

Resource Hub
Your website can serve as a centralised hub for teaching resources, including lesson plans, worksheets, quizzes, and other educational materials. This not only adds value to your website but also attracts visitors who are looking for quality teaching resources.

Elsie also told us more about her plans for the future and mentioned how she is working on creating multiple income streams as a TEFL teacher.

How to create different Income Streams as a TEFL Teacher

E-books and Courses
Create and sell e-books or online courses on English language learning topics. You can cover various proficiency levels, specialised vocabulary, exam preparation, or English for specific purposes.

Affiliate Marketing
Partner with companies that offer TEFL-related products or services and promote them on your website. You can earn a commission for every sale made through your affiliate links.

Ad Revenue
Monetise your website by displaying ads through platforms like Google AdSense. You'll earn a certain amount of money for every click or impression generated by the ads.

Freelance Writing
Utilise your writing skills to freelance for educational websites, blogs, or magazines. You can write articles, lesson plans, or instructional guides and offer them for sale or publication.

Consulting and Coaching
Offer consulting services to aspiring TEFL teachers or educational institutions looking to improve their English language programs. You can provide personalised guidance, curriculum development assistance, or teacher training workshops. 

Watch the interview with Elsie and Subscribe to the Global English TESOL Courses YouTube channel


  • Author: Annine Siddall
  • Date: 28/02/2024

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