You Can Teach English From Your Phone

8 Companies Where You Can Teach English From Your Phone

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            Many of my readers have asked me what companies allow you to teach English from your phone. Well, I’ve got good news for you all. I have found 8 companies that legit let you teach English from your phone and a lot of it is as easy as having a conversation. 

            Many of the companies require nothing more than simply speaking to the student in English but there are also a few that stick to the traditional route and layout more formal lessons for the kids. Either way, you can do it from your couch or wherever you are. Remember though, most require a strong internet connection so maybe the café down the street isn’t as ideal as you were hoping.  

Some of the companies on this list require native-speakers but not all of them. It seems most of the rejections come from the candidate having a severe lack of experience and other times because the candidate doesn’t hold any kind of degree. 

Let’s get into it and see where you can start teaching English from your phone.

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Get ready to download some apps and get your side hustle started. 


  1. Boxfish tutor (Recently went out of business)

Boxfish tutor allows you to download the app and teach directly from your phone. It seems this company does, in fact, prefer native-speakers with a degree. 

You can teach 5-min classes and each class will pay out $2. So, you can make over $20 an hour if you keep the classes coming. 

They pay once a month on the 20th via bank transfer. 

You don’t need to prepare anything for the classes. Everything is built into the app and ready to go for you. 

English Ninjas has a fairly low pay that hovers around $10 an hour. This would be better suited as something you could do in the evenings for an hour or two just to collect some extra cash each month. But if you have some free time on the weekends as well, why not try teaching English from your phone here. Substitute that social media time for some easy cash flow into your pocket.

It seems to be mostly Turkish students but it’s a US-based school. They pay each month via PayPal. 

The Talk List seems to be as easy as 1 2 3. Just download the app and create a profile. From there it seems you can begin to book students. You will have to be approved first but it shouldn’t take long considering that they have little to no requirements besides being able to speak English. 

You don’t need a degree, it doesn’t matter what country you’re from, but they do want you to have a TEFL certificate. 

They pay about $0.17 a minute which will flatline you with a whopping $10 an hour. 

Seems best suited as another side hustle. But once again, if you’re willing to substitute your social media time for some English conversations on your phone, you can take home a few hundred extra dollars per month.

I hate to add this one here but they do let you teach from a mobile phone. Palfish has seemed to be one of those companies that I see people complain a lot about being rejected for silly reasons. However, I have heard some positive feedback as well considering the pay consistency and the flexible hours.

Personally, I wouldn’t recommend this job as a serious gig but if you can hustle a few extra classes per week from them, why not? 

You can make over $15 an hour here also. Take the interview and the demo lesson seriously. The demo is the make or break for this job. You don’t need a degree and you also don’t need to be a native-speaker. Give it a try if you want. Teach English from your phone, teach English from your toilet, it probably doesn’t matter.

Coming to you all the way from Germany is Tandem. It’s another one of those easy companies to get in the door. A simple form to fill out and apply to be a tutor. If you get in the door, you’ll be teaching English from your phone in now time.

They pay between $10-$12 an hour and require no degree. You also do not have to be a native-speaker. You can also teach more than one language if you’ve got the skills. 

Students can book classes with you for 20, 40, 60, or 90 minutes. 

  • VIP Talk

Yes, you can teach from your phone but the pay on this one is absolute garbage. It’s not just garbage, it’s garbage juice. The liquid that drips through the trash bag and into the bottom of the bin is the equivalent of this pay rate. 

It’s paid in php and equates to around $3-$4 an hour. 

Sorry to even add this one to the list. It’s more or less for shits and giggles. 

Teach English from your phone and get paid in garbage juice.

  • Tutoring Go (Must teach from a computer now–Student can learn from phone but you can no longer teach from your phone)

This is an online platform that allows you to teach from your phone and primarily focuses on Korean students. Students call you if you are online or on standby status. You also have the ability to message students to see if they want to take a class with you. 

As for now, the only global tutors they are taking are from the Philippines. Otherwise, you must be from US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.

You must be at least 22-years-old and have a degree or be enrolled as a student who is on their way to receiving a degree. 

You’ll make roughly between $10-$14 an hour. 

Unfortunately, Nice Talk Tutor only accepts native English speakers. They don’t require any experience as long as you speak smoothly and fluently. 

The pay starts at $10 an hour but you can move up a little bit. However, they pay by the minute so you’re still getting coin for those 15-minute classes. I noticed that VIP talk is very similar to Nice talk. So, if you’re non-native you should apply to VIP talk instead. 

PayPal is their method of payment. 

Wrapping it up


Hopefully one of these can be a good fit for you.

If you’re a non-native teacher, you can read my other article, TEN COMPANIES THAT HIRE NON-NATIVE TEACHERS


If you do not have a degree, you can try my article, FIVE COMPANIES YOU CAN TEACH ONLINE FOR WITH NO DEGREE

8 Companies Where You Can Teach English From Your Phone

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3 thoughts on “8 Companies Where You Can Teach English From Your Phone

  1. Don’t know when you first posted this, but there’s a lot of wrong information.
    – Boxfish is out of business
    – Tutoringgo works as an app for the STUDENTS, but teachers need to teach on a computer. Same applies to English Ninjas.
    – Tandem is a free language exchange app.

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