How to make over $100 a day teaching English in China?

Learning English is vital for both students and adults in China, if they want to get better grades, go to a top-rated college, land a dream job or simply travel to an English speaking country. So naturally, teaching English has always been a nicely paid job for years, and native American or Canadian English teachers are especially in high demand.

Today in China, a wide variety of English teaching positions are always open for good English teachers, especially for those who have teaching experiences,  hold a college degree or English language teaching certificates. To say native English teachers from north America are the “most sought-after” kind is by no means an understatement.

If you meet the above requirements, you’ll be easily earning an income exceeding $100 per day working as a native English teacher. Plus, your Chinese colleges, students and their parents will all treat you like a star, since people who can speaking standard and fluent English will always be admired here in China.

So if you like to travel around, and enjoy teaching English for a living, you should definitely consider moving to China and get a job here. One reminder, however, is that you’d better contact a school in China and make sure your working visa is well arranged before booking your next flight to China.

Have fun teaching English in China! 🙂

How to access Twitter from China for free?

Twitter is a fun site with lots of news and info published every minute, but unfortunately, Twitter is also one of those sites that can not be accessed from China. One way to access Twitter is through a VPN service, but the drawback is obvious, almost most of VPN provider will charge you for using there service, although some of them might allow you to use their service free of charge for a short time.

If you don’t want to pay for a VPN, but still want to access Twitter, there is still a way. You can use a browser called Tor. Tor is a popular web browser originally designed to protect its users’ internet privacy, but it has became a popular VPN alternative for many web users.

Simply go to tor’s official website, download and install the latest version, and voila! You can access Twitter now. Tor is completely free, but one problem with Tor is that its connection can be really slow. If you can tolerate its slow connection then it’s perfect for you.

While you are enjoying your newly installed Tor, don’t forget to donate some small amount of money to it so Tor can keep providing free service to the world.

How to effectively connect with customers in China through mainstream Chinese social media?

If you have an Internet-based business, or if you have a large customer base in China, you would want to stay closely connected with your current customers while attracting more potential customers. Sure, you can do this through your official website. But since now mobile device are going mainstream, and people are on their smart phone all the time, It would be more ideal if you can connect with or reach your customers through social media platform on their mobile phone, right?

Actually, you can easily achieve your goal through some of the hottest social media platforms for free. Below are some of the social media tools that might be just for you:

(1) WeChat public/official account

WeChat is the dominant social media player in China, and their user base is simply gigantic. WeChat ressembles Facebook in many ways. If you want to build a large fanbase, and make more sales in China, you can’t miss WeChat. As a business entity, you can sign up for a WeChat public/official account, and then get the word out, and your current customer will FOLLOW your account, kind of like the way twitter followers work. You can do a lot of things with your WeChat, including publishing posts, selling products, and doing polls, etc.

Since WeChat Public Account Platform is currently offered in Chinese language, you might need to hire someone with Chinese language skills to do the application, and the maintenance work for your business.

(2) WeiBo

WeiBo is by far the second most popular social media platform in China, trying to catch up with WeChat. WeiBo is kind of like the equivalent of Twitter. It is a very effective way for celebrities in China to build a fanbase and release the latest news. Many people follow a wide variety of WeBo accounts just to keep themselves updated with the news.

You can sign up for a personal account on WeiBo for free, so your customers can easily follow you and get notified when you publish new posts. You can also opt for a verified official account, which is a paid service. The current fee for getting verified is 300 RMB(around $45). The benefit of getting verified is obvious, you’ll get a ‘Verified’ icon besides your ID which will make your account seem more trustworthy.

Just like signing up for a WeChat public/official account, you might need someone who speaks Chinese to help you get the application process done.