Welcome to DigiNo's Resources Section. Here you will find all the top resources, articles and tools on the site that can be used to find a job, optimize teaching online, create passive income and travel with ease. These are all tools that I have used extensively myself to build everything you see here on DigiNo. I hope they help you as much as they help me.
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Top DigiNo Resources
The digital prop toolbox. Make your online classes exciting for students and effortless for you with this webcam software.
15% of paid versions using the affiliate link below:
DigiNo's #1 choice for receiving online pay. Low fees and reliable transfers.
Get $35 for free (once you receive your first $1000 in pay) and use the affiliate link below:
A free graphic design solution for making so many useful online teaching resources including flashcards, printables and even professional looking resumés.
Try out Canva from the affiliate link below:
Fantastic for receiving international payments with low conversion fees.
The TransferWise bank card holds multiple different currencies, perfect for location independent teachers.
Try it out now with the affiliate link below:
Organise your online income ready for tax time with one of the easiest accounting softwares to use.
Online teachers are freelancers and therefore are responsible for paying their own income taxes.
So let FreshBooks do all the organizing for you.
Free trial by using the affiliate link below:
Online teaching turns your home into your place of work, which means having a good setup for mind and body is important.
Here's a list of ergonomic desk chairs on Amazon (affiliate link) which is one of the most crucial things in a home office:
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Become an Online English Teacher
Check recommended equipment for teaching
There are certain things you need to teach online, such as a headset with a microphone. Here it is all in one place for you to check…
Check the Free Getting Hired Course for Help
This course was created by an online teaching mentor (who was in charge of deciding who got hired).
It is catered towards one specific company, but the fundamentals of the course are translatable to any online teaching job.
Sign up to Payoneer for receiving pay
Many companies use Payoneer for sending pay to teachers.
Sending money overseas can incur high conversion and bank fees.
Payoneer is the solution. And plus, you get $35 free (once you get paid your first $1000 from online teaching) if you sign up through the affiliate link below…
Explore the Online Teaching FAQ
After you have completed Steps 1 and 2 above and go through the application process…explore all the Frequently Asked Questions about online teaching:
Or keep exploring more resources below…
Receiving Your Teaching Pay
This guide will tell you all you need to know about Payoneer.
PayPal or Bank Transfer?
How much are the bank transfer fees when receiving your online teaching pay from China? Is PayPal a better option?
Paying Tax as an Online Teacher
Paying Tax (US Teachers)
Online teachers are independent contractors…which means you are responsible for paying your taxes!
Here's a guide for
Paying Tax (UK Teachers)
Online teachers are classed as freelancers due to not being technically an employee…this means you are responsible for paying your taxes!
Here's a guide for
Keeping track of your income and expenses is essential as an independent contractor when it comes to tax time.
You could use a simple spreadsheet, or you could use cloud accounting to make the experience as painless as possible. Here's a FreshBooks free trial:
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Online Teacher Tools
All the basic tools and props put into one place.
A list of the best headsets for online teachers.
A list of the best laptops for online ESL teachers.
A list of the best webcams to teach online.
A list of the best tablets for online teachers.
A list of the best broadband providers in the USA.
Use the webcam software to bring your classes to life with digital effects.
Click below for the beginner's guide…
A list of the best puppets for online teachers to keep students having fun.
Making Your Own Background
Learn how to make your very own online teacher background in the video guide linked below…
Essential Props List
This is a list with a mix of essential tools, as well as props I use to make the teaching experience more enjoyable…
Browse the shop for a collection of online teaching tools all in one place…
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Online Teaching Training
‘Get Hired' Course with Fundamentals
Not only does this free video course teach you how to get hired, it also gives you the best fundamentals for being a great online teacher.
Total Physical Response
TPR or Total Physical Response is one of the most important aspects of teaching ESL students online. Here is the full explanation here.
And click the button below for a video and picture guide of TPR gestures…
ICQ and CCQ
ICQ and CCQ are fundamental building blocks for communicating with an online student. Read more in the guide linked below…
Online teaching is about the fun as well as the education. Here is how to build rapport with your student to increase the fun…
How To Be a Good Online Teacher
This video on article talks about my concept of Minimalist Teaching. Mastering this gives you the fundamentals of being a good online teacher…
The 2 Minute Rule
This is a teaching method that keeps classes full of variety. It includes my actual lesson plans…
It can be hard to think of new games for an online ESL classroom…that's why I made all of these for you!
Homework Assignment Ideas
Examples of homework to give your online students.
The Web of Conversation
How to build up your student's conversation skills.
Using Music in the Classroom
Music makes the whole process of teaching fun and easy.
Here is my go-to method – ukulele improv…
ESL Worksheet List
A great list of ESL worksheets to help with creating class activities.
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Online Teacher Referral (Passive Income Tools)
#1 FOR WEBSITE HOSTING
I wish I used Bluehost from the start.
It's incredibly easy to get started with a free domain and
1-click WordPress install.
You can also host multiple websites on your Bluehost account.
#1 FOR MONETIZING YOUR SITE
What makes Monumetric stand out from Adsense?
They pay by ad impression, rather than click.
This completely boosted my passive revenue!
But you need a minimum of 10k page visits a month to get set-up.
Click the button to fast-track your application through DigiNo.
#1 FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN
I use Canva for creating all of my images for blog posts and advertising.
It is like a simple version of Photoshop and has so many templates to make graphic design easy for complete beginners.
#1 FOR BUILDING AN AUDIENCE
Build email lists and set up automations to make processes passive and effortless.
So user-friendly for absolute email marketing beginners who want to build up a loyal audience.
AFFORDABLE KEYWORD RESEARCH
I went through a period of using every SEO software free trial on the market.
You need this to find keywords that are easy to rank for on Google – which equals more traffic!
LongTailPro is the best I found
and it is actually affordable to pay for after the free trial ends…unlike most of them!
DaDa Referral Bonus Earnings
An income report on building up the referral bonus from $0 to more.
Passive Income Course
My best passive income tips put together in a course on Skillshare (can be viewed for free as part of a 2 month free trial). Full information below:
How I Created DigiNo
The complete guide on how I used a blog to promote an online teaching referral link and become a teacherpreneur.
Budget YouTube Equipment
Here is the YouTube equipment I used for making online teaching videos.
Write for DigiNo
Write a review of your online teaching company and possible earn referral bonuses.
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Online Teaching Travel
Kiwi.com – Cheap Flights
Kiwi is the place to go for cheap flight comparisons.
RELIABLE TEACHING DESTINATION
AirBnB is someone's home that they rent out as a guest house.
The app helps you find available ones all over the world.
Get $40 off your first stay when using this link…
How To Travel and Teach
The most realistic way to teach and travel – and still keep your job!
SWITCH CURRENCIES FAST
This is how I receive my teaching and freelance pay.
Lowest fees compared to bank transfer and great for receiving money in multiple currencies whilst on the road.
Get your free account and card below:
Best Locations for Nomads and Teachers
A guide on various locations with online teacher, digital nomad and freelancer communities.
USE YOUR MONEY EVERYWHERE
Revolut functions basically the same as TransferWise for receiving pay.
However, I use both mobile banking apps as Revolut
has free instant transfers between other Revolut users.
Switching between currencies is a joy whilst traveling.
Click the button for a quick tutorial on how to get
your free card now.
HOTELS ALL OVER THE WORLD
Booking.com is what I use when I want to find a hotel.
It's always much cheaper and it makes it easy as pie.
Hotels are good spots for teaching if you find one with
World Nomads Travel Insurance
This travel insurance is for travelers made by travelers.
Travel insurance is so important for peace of mind on trips, as anything could go wrong. World Nomads make the whole process easy with great coverage!
Best Backpack for Travelers
I love the Osprey Farpoint 40. It's crazy how much you can fit in here, so you will have no trouble getting your teaching gear in here when you're on the move.
It meets the requirements to count as carry-on luggage for flights, as well!
ManyCam for Digital Props
ManyCam is the only prop you need for teaching and traveling.
Forget trying to stuff your monkey puppet in your bag…simply use the ManyCam software to put a monkey on your screen.
This is a guide on house-sitting jobs if you are looking for extra income on your travels.
More Top Tools for Traveling Teachers
Here is a long list of other great travel tools to help you optimize your journey.
More Travel Posts
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