Welcome to Language Journeys
Do you like languages?
Do you want to discover new countries?
Do you know your native or any other language well enough to help others learn it?
Are you interested in making money online while travelling the world or are you dreaming of living abroad?
Let’s then do some language journeys!
My name is Daniela and I’d like to help you to make a living teaching languages while travelling the world and/or living abroad.
I’ve been fascinated by languages since I was a child but first studied sociology and then worked as a nurse. I never totally lost contact with languages but it was only after my children were grown up when I quit my job in Germany and became a self-employed German and English teacher while living in countries like Hungary, the Czech Republic and Portugal. In early 2017, I decided to go back to South America where I had already lived in the 1990’s. Lima, Peru is kind of my home base but you will find me in other Latin American countries, too.
Are you dreaming of living abroad and making a living with languages? Getting started as an online language teacher is not as difficult as you might think and it is possible even if you didn’t study languages at university and don’t know much about technology – like me. However, just like with all other things, success (and money) won’t come out of the blue. Or perhaps you’re frustrated because you can’t find enough students? I’ve been teaching online since 2012 and it was my only source of income between 2014 and 2017, so I have some experience now and would like to share it with you. Read my post on which mistakes you should avoid when teaching online to get started. And in my Facebook group for Digital Nomad Language Teachers you can connect with like-minded people. Join now!
When you earn your money as an online language teacher, location suddenly becomes unimportant. Well, more or less, a fast and reliable internet connection is essential. Travelling as a digital nomad normally means that you spend several weeks or even months in the same place. It’s not a holiday. You will have to find a way to structure your days. This lifestyle gives you a lot of freedom but also requires a quite a bit of discipline and hard work. A lot of people go to Southeast Asia these days because it’s the living costs are much lower than in West Europe, North America or Australia, for example. Personally, I preferred to stay in Europe for the first 2.5 years, mainly because I have two grown-up kids in Germany and was reluctant to be very far away from them. However, my heart has always belonged to South America, so I had to go back there.