Did you know that you have the skills already to earn a good living from the internet? These are skills that are in demand across the world and the fact that you are reading this article means that you are already in possession of the appropriate skills by being able to speak and read English. Native English speakers are in demand across the non English speaking world who recognize that the ability to communicate in English will open up a world of opportunities.

English is the international language of business and also of air traffic control. Careers in management demand the ability to communicate in English and students are paying on average around $ 70 for a 45 minute one-on-one private lesson over the internet. The technology also completely exists to make teaching over the internet easy and also low cost to the teacher.

The market is simply huge and self-replenishing – Students who want to practice their English want to get an edge (for school, business or fun). Check out just a small sample of some countries and their population:

China has over 1.3 billion people.

Japan has over 127 million people.

Turkey has over 70 million people.

Korea has over 49 million people.

Spain has over 45 million people.

Switzerland has over 7 million people.

John Buchanan is an online English teacher who developed a method of teaching English online while working in Japan as an English teacher. He realized that there are literally billions of people in the world who do not speak English as their first language and developed his method using Skype as a tool to communicate the lesson. All that's required is a computer, a decent Internet connection, a microphone, some speakers, and an instant messaging program like Skype (or even Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, or Google Talk).

Teaching English online gives you the freedom of being your own boss. Imagine working when you want, in the comfort of your own home and without being answerable to anyone else. Quite simply, teaching English online is a fantastic online money making opportunity which requires you only to be a native English speaker. Armed with this skill and some free computer programs such as Skype, you can set up an online business teaching English and meet many wonderful people across the world while helping them develop their English speaking skills.