Using Teacher Employment Services are one of the fastest ways to find jobs in Japan. There comes a point in many teachers’ careers where they grow tired of the long hours and need to start making some serious cash.
It’s pretty well known that working for large English conversation houses is not much more than an entry level position.
A lot of teachers want to go into business for themselves but don’t know how to get started. To be perfectly honest, it’s not the simplest thing to do. Renting space is not only risky but requires big money to start up and can be quite the nerve racking experience.
It’s no secret that in order to make decent money you pretty much have to go into business for yourself. But here’s the rub. It’s kind of a catch 22. You don’t have the money to start your own school because you don’t have the students. Yet you need students to generate the cash for start up. And around and around it goes. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
One fairly clever work around is to use free student finding services to begin building your student base. They allow you to quickly build your OWN student base. In a nut shell, these services maintain and build a gigantic data base of students who are looking for English teachers. You then register with them by filling out their teacher profile and attaching a picture. Then, they list you in their bank of available teachers. This gives you instant and massive exposure to thousands of students looking for teachers in your area.
From there on out, when potential students come across your profile, if interested, they contact you according to the contact options that you decide. You then set up a meeting at a location you both agree to and a price you want to teach for. These students who are looking to learn English lessons privately, pay Sensei Bank to receive your contact information. (That’s how they make money.)
The great thing about using teacher employment services is that those looking for teachers are not “idle speculators” thinking about possibly taking an English class. They’re motivated and actively looking to make a decision and make it soon. So by using their free services, you’re standing right smack in the middle of the traffic path. This is why they’re so effective in helping you get started.
Because your first and subsequent meetings occurs at meeting places you both decide on like a coffee shop or your own house/ apartment, you can build up your private student base without paying huge rents. Furthermore because you’re using their massive internet and networking presence to gather students, you don’t have to pay for money and time eating stuff like printing fliers, running classifies ads or doing direct mail pieces. Their size and prominence in the market does all the advertising for you – for free.
Basically, hands down, it’s the easiest, fastest and cheapest way to get your own students teaching English in Japan free-lance. If you’re tired of making money for someone else and want to start making it for yourself you owe it to yourself