Last Updated on September 19, 2022
- List of globally-accepting websites that pay you to tutor students online
- PhotoStudy Expert
- Chegg India
- Online English Tutor Jobs (TEFL/TESOL based, multiple platforms)
- Paper Tutor (US and Canada only)
- What jobs will I do on these online tutoring sites?
- How to work on online tutoring websites?
- How much can I earn from answering questions online?
How fun would it be if you get paid to help a student out? Students across the globe have various queries in subjects they are weak at. If you are well-versed in that subject, then you can answer their doubts and get compensated.
I have come across several websites that pay you to answer students online. You don’t need to connect to them over video chat (like Cambly). This makes it perfect for introverts and camera-shy people.
List of globally-accepting websites that pay you to tutor students online
I have found several online tutoring and homework help websites that accept people from all over the world.
Previously known as GotIt!, Photostudy connects students with “Experts” to solve their doubts. You can earn up to 1000$ a month by becoming a Photostudy expert.
All the communication happens over text chat. You only help students with problems that you are comfortable solving.
PhotoStudy Expert Payment Proof
MyDocent has registered offices in USA, Singapore, and India. It follows the same model of allowing students to request answers and tutors to accept or reject them.
It also allows you to make negotiations with the student regarding payments, which is kind of odd.
MyDocent is not a well-known site, and I didn’t know about it until one of my readers told me about it.
She was also kind enough to show me payment proof, which makes it a legit site.
MyDocent Payment Proof
Chegg offers homework help to study, and also provides expert help along with various textbook solutions and study material.
You can join Chegg as an educator to help students with their problems, upload course material and learning resources. You get compensated for all your actions.
Chegg has a separate website for India that specializes in subjects and topics in the Indian curriculum. You can earn up to a 1000$ per month by answering questions.
Chegg Payment Proof
Photomath is a unique app where you can simply click a photo of a math problem and have step by step solution for it. It is specifically tailored for maths problems.
So if you are good at Trigonometry, Algebra, Geometry or any other mathematical discipline, you can give it a try.
You need to qualify by taking a few tests (like every other platform). Photomath says that it’s top experts earn over 300$ every week, so that converts to over 1200$ a month.
Photomath Payment Proof
Coursehero Tutor is a freelance tutoring opportunity (according to them). They have over 10 million students so you will never be out of work.
Top tutors make over 1500$ a month according to Coursehero, so it sounds like a great way to earn a side income.
Course Hero Payment Proof
Studypool charges 20% of the student fees as commission, which is surprisingly low compared to several other platforms
They have a much wider selection of subjects, ranging from Computer Science to even Marketing. You can even get Writing jobs on this platform.
Top educators earn over 7500$ a month from Tutorme, according to them.
Studypool Earnings Proof
Sweet Study is a relatively lesser known platform. It is mostly geared towards highschool students, with subjects to match. They are also known as the Homework Market.
The site also sells reference answers, and this is why they advocate for work to be free from plagiarism. Reference answers can be purchased even by tutors while helping on other tasks.
After working on a task, the student rates you according to their satisfaction. Ratings help tutors to rise above the ranks and get more students to request for their help. Thus, ensure that your account is always on a 5 stars rating.
Tutors are paid 75% of payments made by each student for their assignment. Hard work and consistency are the only way to make more money from SweetStudy while at home.
Tutorme has been in this industry for long and is a very well-developed and professional platform.
It provides you with several tools such as whiteboard, audio/video chat, screen sharing, etc. to teach the students. They cover 300 subjects so there’s a lot of things you can teach, ranging from high-school to college curriculums.
They only have a 4% acceptance rate for tutors, so it can be a bit difficult.
Tutor.com has been in the game for the longest of time, and has a very streamlined process for both application and payments.
It allows you to tutor students remotely and earn from the comfort of your home. Their application process is a bit long and verifies the tutors thoroughly.
Tutorbin operates as a question-answer board, where students post their questions/assignments. You can select any assignment you wish to complete and submit it’s step-by-step solution.
They have over 100 subjects you can teach, ranging from Thermodynamics, Kinematics, to Humanities and Maths.
Upon approval, you will be credited. Payments happen every week, so you can get pretty often from them.
Tutorbin Payment Proof
CallTutors is a community of Subject Matter Experts. You can apply for any of their field or subject, and help students with their academic problems, Programming problems, Assignments & Discussion, Essay and Research Paper, Projects, Homework, and other writing needs.
Knowledge of various referencing styles (such as APA, HARVARD, IEE, etc.) would be beneficial in your application.
Eduboard looks like a website from the early Internet days. But they have a strong student base, and lots of features such as an interactive whiteboard that can help you in problem-solving.
They take 20% commission and pay you the rest 80%.
24houranswers is another homework help platform with a special focus on providing quality tutors.
They only recruit tutors with a degree (bachelors, masters or PhD.) which makes them a great way to get your homework done.
iTalki is a language learning platform where freelance tutors from all across the world proficient in different languages offer courses with a fee/rate decided by themselves and learners get to choose the course they would like to enroll in. It is, in many ways, a freelance teaching platform.
There is a whole list of languages that you can teach, with 39 languages in total. This is the best part as most of the popular language tutoring platforms only stick to teaching English.
iTalki Payment Proof
Here is a payment proof from iTalki. It shows the withdrawal made on the platform using Paypal.
You’re paid based on the number of hours you teach. You are free to put your own pricing rate per hour, however, there’s a golden rule in freelancing: don’t undersell or oversell yourself. Charging $10-12 per hour usually works for a lot of users. Students are happy to pay such rates for good quality language teaching.
People usually earn around $2000-$3000 per month. You can choose to do this part-time or even as a full time job and it pays well. Payments are made via Paypal and Payoneer. The minimum threshold for withdrawal is $30.
iTalki also has an affiliate program which awards you for promoting iTalki. Whenever a student uses your referral link and buys a course/courses and the total amount spent reaches $20, you are awarded with at least $10 of commission.
Online English Tutor Jobs (TEFL/TESOL based, multiple platforms)
Teaching english to foreign students online is a great alternative/remote job option for a lot of digital nomads. You require a TEFL/TESOL Certification to apply for some of these platforms, which maintains exclusivity from the crowd.
The average pay per hour for new tutors is about $10 – $12 an hour. In the beginning, you will have to put in more hours to build your reputation. On the contrary, the pay isn’t that great.
Once you build a solid background (with good reviews and recommendations), you can expect to earn upto $30 to $35 an hour. This depends on your experience, accolades and the hours you put in.
Relying on one job platform might not work. You need to prefer short-term classes and shouldn’t stick with the same client for years. Negotiating with long-term clients could be a headache.
Paper Tutor (US and Canada only)
Pay at paper tutors varies depending on several factors. It can be as low as $1 per hour due to prep time, wait time, and exams, or it can go as high as $15 per hour, including bonuses.
At the start, you will have to count the exams and wait times, resulting in the pay of about $2-$3 per hour. However, this is not a temporary pay scale.
Completion of the probation period earns you about $5.50 per hour. This is for your downtime during tutoring sessions. This is a unique and good opportunity that the company pays for downtime. Most online-based tutoring services lack such an element.
They pay through direct bank deposits because they insist on Canadian and United States-based residents.
What jobs will I do on these online tutoring sites?
These sites are mostly about helping students with their homework, assignments or research papers.
So you will most likely be doing other student’s homework for them. Is this legal? Yes. There is no law that prohibits students to seek help with their homework.
This is a great way to keep your knowledge fresh as well. Since you keep practicing different types of problems of your favorite subject.
This is why I recommend this method for post-graduate and final-year students. But anyone can join, so there are no restrictions here.
How to work on online tutoring websites?
Every website has certain subjects/topics that you can “Become an Expert” on. An expert is a person who has extensive knowledge of a subject and can solve doubts of other people.
You don’t need to have a degree or be a professional, even students are accepted. Infact, this is a very good source of part-time income for students.
You just need to demonstrate your experience/knowledge on the subject you are applying for.
Most websites take a brief quiz before they accept you. This helps them verify that you are well-versed on the subject that you have chosen to answer questions on. And of course, you can select multiple subjects (varies from site to site)
Once you clear the test, you can log in to your dashboard and begin answering questions.
Note that some platforms have a live doubt-solving system, while others might employ a forum-like interface where there are lots of questions posted by the students, and you can choose to answer whatever you wish.
I have also come across several websites that pay you to answer students online.
You will get paid for every accepted answer, and you can cash out your earnings on a weekly or monthly basis.
How much can I earn from answering questions online?
This is the best part. You can easily earn around 500-1000$ a month if you work on these sites for a few hours daily. By working on these platforms for 2-3 hours every day, you can easily earn a substantial part-time income.
You will be paid by Paypal, while some sites may offer alternative payment methods as well.