Note – You set your own rate at Preply and this company does come with some caveats. As you may have read elsewhere they take all your coin from your first hours work/demo class with a new student and then on in between 18-33% of your hourly rate, depending on the rate you set. This decreases the more classes you take on.
That said, Preply, like Cambly, Italki and Verbling are it appears the fastest way to get the cash physically into your pocket.
Upon registering and getting some classes under your belt you can withdraw to your Paypal, Payoneer or Skrill account from the first Monday and there after at any point, not restricted to a new week.
Verbling and Italki on the other hand take 15% approximately, Cambly pay $10.20/hour or $0.17 per minute. Worth having your finger in all four pies if money is of immediate concern plus Preply may niggle some as unless you hit that front page which takes 50% of traffic as was mooted by OETjobs you may struggle to get interest.
However, since the pandemic it is said that teachers who featured on the first page have had to double their rates due to increased interest which is good news for those further down the pecking order.
Right now, search interest for “Preply”is still on the incline going by Google Trends.
Accepting “packages” are also an important part of building trust on this platform. Hopping from one one-off class to the next is frowned upon – taking on a set of hours with one or more students gives you good karma.
Preply gets good reviews on Trust Pilot but they are more interspersed with student feedback with no way of separating the two so difficult to get a more detailed teachers’ perspective.
Perhaps Glassdoor and Indeed are more illuminating. In short:
- Teach multiple skills
- Flexible hrs – depending on schedule you set
- Generally good support
- Multicultural environment
- Room for self-development
- Withdraw direct into your acc.
- $500/week doable with packages
- No degree req
- High company percentage fee
- Mixed customer service
- Ss book without confirmation
- Virtual classrooms may crash