Here’s my rundown on what it’s like to sign up with Cambly, and the positives and negatives of doing so which I wish I’d been prepared for before I started.
It’s quick and easy to sign up with Cambly, there’s no interview, and you don't need a teaching qualification or degree.
It could even be a great online job for teens or students because of no experience being required.
Your biggest asset is that you’re a native speaker of English and can hold a conversation. The downside of an easy application process means a lot of applications! I was lucky and got recruited within a couple of weeks, it seems Cambly up their recruitment drive in springtime so now might be a good time to apply.
Cambly pays you weekly on Mondays via PayPal.
Although pay is convenient, it isn't much at $10.20 an hour, or 17 cents a minute. This converts to about £7.30 an hour in the UK, but Cambly really promotes itself as more of a conversational site than a teaching site and so the low-stress levels of the job balance out the lower pay.
You can open your schedule for reservations when you want, and as far in advance as you want and you can backup your schedule with Priority Hours.
Signing up for priority hours means you promise to be online and available to take calls within the hour.
These will be your main source of income when you start Cambly until you’ve gained a rating and start to get bookings.
Overall I think the benefits outweigh the negatives on Cambly, especially as a secondary supplement to your income because it’s so flexible – you might even make some international friends along the way too!