My PLANS after the Online ESL Crash! (Post China Restrictions)

My PLANS after the Online ESL Crash! (Post China Restrictions)

what you gonna do what are your plans what company are you applying to what’s next oh my gosh it’s crazy panicville out there what’s up everybody like you i also heard a couple of weeks ago about the online esl platforms basically crashing and phasing out over the next several months and many have asked me what i’m doing through all this and what this is going to look like for me after i’ve put several years into online esl teaching working with companies in china and helping many teachers get hired with companies so what am i doing what are my plans in this video we’re going to talk about it [Music] if we’re meeting for the first time my name is tim you can find me over at onlineteacherdude.com and i would encourage you to head on over there and check out one of my latest blog posts which gives you some information all about some non-chinese companies that are hiring as well you can check out this video so number one i’m going to keep on teaching i’m thinking of the finding nemo right keep on swimming just keep swimming just keep swimming just keep swimming swimming swimming what do we do keep on teaching keep on teaching i’m going to keep on teaching until the very end with vipkid i have been faithful to them and loyal to them since i started with them and they have been the company that has allowed me to you know just create so much opportunity in my life and i love my students i’m going to continue to teach until the last student i have has their last class that’s me though that may not be you some of you may not want to bear you know having to say those perpetual goodbyes when class is finished for your students and i totally get that if you want to be like hey i’m out now i’m going to get out while it’s good i’m going to get out while it’s hot i’m going to get out while i’m feeling good and while i’m you know booked or whatever that’s totally fine do you i’ve got time for this do you boo-boo it’s it is what it is for different people right and i respect your decision and i’m just telling you what i’m doing i am not going to panic apply to 30 plus companies that are outside of china i have talked about companies outside of china on my channel but i’m not going to go and apply to all of them and i’m not following facebook groups where everybody is talking about companies after companies after companies that makes me feel anxious that makes me feel nervous you know what else it makes me feel like i’m at the back of the line and everybody is getting hired with companies before me i want to tell you something that is not true it does not mean that you are behind or that you are late to the party okay i want you to know that that if you’re not willing and wanting to apply to dozens of companies then don’t i’m certainly not i realize that it’s not possible for some people to keep teaching with their current company gogokid and others that have also closed their doors suddenly i get it but this is what i’m doing instead of mass applying to company xyz and panda abc and kid123 i am going to be spending the next several weeks maybe even months doing my research because these companies are not going to close their doors overnight but i’ll tell you one thing they are going to be saturated with applications right now so i’m going to be doing my research and i’m going to apply to two to three companies i will let you know what they are when i apply and i’m going to take my time with it i’m going to get my resume together i’m going to get an intro video together and i’m only going to apply where i see myself working it where i think it’s a good fit for me i hear a lot of teachers saying i want to find a company exactly like vipkid that pays me the exact amount of money that they paid me and has the exact same hours and it gives me the same kind of flexibility and freedom you’re looking for a unicorn it might be out there absolutely but you might have to start working for a company that is a little bit less desirable maybe the pay is not so good or maybe there’s a a required number of hours per week so just be aware of that as you’re looking for non-chinese companies if that’s what you’re looking for maybe you want to go and work at starbucks and i would give you a high five for that there is nothing wrong with getting a job a brick-and-mortar job that will pay your bills in the meantime while you look at other things there’s lots of work at home opportunities that you can explore those take time to build up and to you know get into so if you want to go find something like working at walmart or going back to a substitute teaching job or even a full-time teaching job more power to you i will be cheering you on the next thing that i’m going to be doing is building up my private teaching business now on the side for the last 11 years i have had students that i have taught privately in china mainly and this is because i i lived in china and i brought a couple of students with me when i moved to malaysia eight years ago and one of those students has been with me the entire time but over the years i’ve had referrals from different students and i’ve taught probably you know less than five students um regularly on an ongoing basis sometimes i’ve only had one or two and sometimes i’ve had three or four so at the moment i have three students that i teach privately and this is something that i’m going to be putting more work into and building that up to be a little bit more consistent i don’t want to have 10 or 15 students i i don’t have time for it to be quite honest but i do want to put some more effort into building that up and sharing resources and ideas for you if that’s the route that you would like to go and if you would like to build up a private tutoring or private teaching business as a freelancer for yourself which is possible and you can control your hours you can control your pay and you can control who you teach so there’s a lot of flexibility in that and as well going along with that i am going to continue to show up and create content for online teachers like you just because these companies have closed their doors and my channel was built in the beginning around companies like vipkid and gogokid and magic years it has evolved into so much more i’ve been talking about you know building your business i’ve been talking about teaching privately i’ve been talking about diversifying for months and maybe even more than a year and so i’m excited to continue to show up and bring you valuable content to serve you and help you if you are in a position where you’re looking to diversify your income and build up your teaching business as well i’m going to be taking some time over the next several months to work on projects i have lots of little projects and loose ends that i want to tie up one of them being my website i want to take that through a new redesign and to kind of give it a bit of a facelift i also want to do some work behind the scenes on my youtube channel to update things now that a lot of chinese companies have shut their doors and i want to continue to you know to grow as an entrepreneur and invest in myself so that i can invest in you and i will be putting some time into working on projects behind the scenes to better serve online teachers you will know that i have a couple of courses i have my free boot camp course which is linked up here and my website in a weekend course which is also linked somewhere up here or down there i don’t know see where i can put it and i want to go into those courses and make some updates by the way if you are a student you will get all the updates for all those things because once you are a student in one of my courses you will always have access to it finally i’m here for you if you’ve got questions if you want to vent if you are struggling if you don’t know what your next move is if you are you know wanting to talk to somebody shoot me an email and i’ll do my very best to help and support you and i thank you so much for being here again on another video thank you to everyone for supporting this channel and i look forward to the future and i really hope that you are as well so that’s what i’m doing everyone or what i think i’m doing moving forward i don’t know maybe you’ll find a new youtube channel where i’m promoting some mlm scheme it sounds like a get-rich-quick scheme yes thank you you will get rich quick we all will no i won’t be doing that don’t worry this is what i’m thinking about doing right now and what my plans are moving forward in the next few months so i want to know what you’re doing let me know in the comments below what are your plans i look forward to hearing from you see you next time [Music]
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My PLANS after the Online ESL Crash! (Post China Restrictions)

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