I love the flexibility of teaching English as a second language to students over the Internet. It allows me to do what I love and be present for my family.
How do I work? I log in at 4 a.m. and teach until it’s time to get my kids ready for school. I can teach one class a week or 50 classes a week, and I adjust my schedule to my family’s needs. If my kids are sick, I don’t have to stress about the consequences of taking time off care for them. If there are activities at my kids’ school, I am available to volunteer.
I can do all these things and work because I choose to be an independent contractor.
My husband’s salary pays for our mortgage, and my income pays for just about everything else. I don’t know what we’ll do if I’m unable to keep working as an independent contractor. We may have to consider leaving the state.