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Teaching and tutoring English as a second language is a great way to make money online, not to mention open some doors for you to travel the world if you'd like. While full ESL (English as a Second Language) accreditation is recommended, as long as you’re a native speaker and have the ability to teach, there are people in countries such as Hong Kong or the UAE who are willing to pay upwards of $25/hr for you to tutor them English via Skype. Check out Indeed, Learn4Good and Remote.co for remote english tutoring jobs or sign up on a specialized site like VerbalPlanet or Chegg Tutors.
What I did find is that here, in the United States, there isn’t a whole lot of information and resources available for would-be proofreaders and editors. In Canada and Australia, for example, there are associations that you can join and tests to take to become a certified proofreader or editor. In the states, there seems there was such an organization at one point, but has since disbanded.
EditFast is a proofreading service where patrons can submit their documents online for proofing. EditFast serves as a platform to connect clients with proofreaders. Potential proofreaders must submit a resume and complete several editing tests. They must submit their resume with the Resume Builder, complete EditFast’s editing tests, create their own page through the EditFast Web Page Builder, and submit a non-disclosure agreement. Once approved, they will receive notifications regarding potential projects. It’s recommended proofreaders have professional editing experience, specialized knowledge in a specific field such as medical, technical or literature, and a strong familiarity with the English language. EditFast pays 40% of the project price to the proofreader, so rates vary by project.
Running and charging for webinars can be a great way to build a following in your niche, demonstrate that you are an expert in your field, and make a profit. Hosting a webinar can be hard work. They need to first be promoted, provide original and valuable information, and include interactive elements so your audience can ask questions and engage with your topic. However, once you have built up a large blog following, each webinar can be extremely profitable.
Yelling or swearing at the staff will not get you what you want. From what I've seen, it will only get you longer wait times, more copy and pasted responses, and potentially banned. Be polite, be friendly, try to keep your replies short (without leaving out important details), and say thank you. You're much more likely to get the help you want this way. Remember, the support staff is only there to help you. So, treat them well, and they will likely treat you better.