Teaching can be very rewarding. I have always loved helping other people learn to earn. It's my passion and I've done it for FREE for the most part via my blog posts. But recently I discovered an app that says it will pay me for teaching others my native language of English. It sounds good but you never know so let's dig deeper in my NiceTalk Tutor review!
What is the NiceTalk Tutor App?
The NiceTalk tutor app was made by company Hangzhou Feizhu Technology Co., Ltd. It's pretty much an app that connects people that want to learn English with folks like you and I that know how to speak it. The app just connects these two audiences.
How does the NiceTalk Tutor App work?
Essentially, you're getting paid to help people practice their English using the NiceTalk App. You just have to know English and willing to talk to strangers who need some help with it. Fortunately you don't have to be bilingual.
You just need to visit NiceTalk.com and create a free account. Once you have made your account, you'll have to download their free iOS or Android app. Once you've downloaded the app, you just need to follow the directions they give on producing a small video of yourself, and once they approve you, you can open the app whenever you want and tutor on the spot.
How do I earn money here?
Their website indicates you can get $12 per full hour you spend tutoring. This does not include “bonuses” that may be obtained through referring friends or tips from students. You can expect to get paid once per week, assuming you reach the $20 minimum threshold. This payment has a cutoff at Monday, 3:00 AM, GMT, and it takes three or four days to arrive. Note that they only pay in PayPal.
NiceTalk Tutor Tips
If you want to make more money with NiceTalk refer people that can offer tutoring as well. Fortunately the company with the extremely long name who invented NiceTalk was smart enough to implement a referral system (of sorts). This one is pretty easy to use from your user portal, but keep in mind you only get the cash bonuses for friends whom you refer AND complete at least 100 minutes, or one hour and forty minutes of video tutoring. You're going to need some seriously dedicated friends to rake in that money!
NiceTalk Tutor Review Complaints
Every company has its weak points. My research team really could not find any actual complaints about NiceTalk Tutor. But we did have a few concerns which I've listed below.
Smart Phone App Required:
If you don't have a smartphone, then you're out of luck. There is no way to do this without a compatible smartphone.
Work vs. Payment:
$10 an hour is less than the minimum wage in a lot of states. It's awfully intense work tutoring for an entire hour, so make sure you're OK with earning that small amount of money.
People love and hate Paypal. Either way it tends to be the preferred way to get paid. That's the case for NiceTalk as well. If you don't have a Paypal account then no money for you!
Who is the parent company?
It's pretty hard to find any substantial information about Hangzhou Feizhu Technology Co., Ltd. which apparently is the creators of the Nice Talk App. So that might give you pause. But I don't personally know the people that own Jack Daniels and I still love their whiskey. So I don't know if that means much in the grand scheme of things if they continue to pay on time.
The Final Word On NiceTalk Tutor:
Da-da-da-da-d-daaa …. It looks like we have a winner! While NiceTalk Tutor may have unclear financial backing, it appears to be doing what it is advertised to do: pay people money for tutoring over video. This is no guarantee of their performance in the future, but it sounds like a pretty good chance to earn a few bucks here and there with some easy time. It might be a little hard to get started on the app, since you have to apply to be accepted into their program (they want to make sure they don't have people signing up to teach English who can speak less English than the students!).
To be totally clear, the NiceTalk App might be a cool part-time gig, but it won't support a family. It's simply not designed for that. So if that's what you're looking for then I would highly recommend you looking into my Top Free Work At Home Recommendation. It empowered me to have my own online business on my own terms because being bossed around has never been my cup of tea. So if you want to get out of the constraints of a conventional job, definitely check out My #1 Work At Home Recommendation. That said I'm not knocking NiceTalk as a way to make extra money. I'm big believer in multiple streams of income. So in addition to that app and my top free recommendation, I encourage you to look into my Work At Home Courses as well since it can provide you with yet another additional source of income from home. Because it all adds up and you never want to have all your eggs in one basket.
At the end of the day I just want to give you options. You decide what's best for you. I've said my piece, now it's your turn! So please post a comment down below. I would love to hear your thoughts either way. I hope you enjoyed this NiceTalk Tutor review!
Until next time,
Eddy with a y
7 thoughts on “NiceTalk Tutor Review: Is It Legit or a Scam?”
I applied to be a nice talk tutor months ago and still no response whatsoever. The webpage claims my application is still being reviewed?? I contacted them by email at least twice, no response from that either.
All in all I’d say they’re pretty incompetent. The least they could do is give some feedback as to whether or not I was approved.
The pay is 12 dollars an hour now. Just started work, all good so far, very easy compared to teaching classes!
Thanks for the update on the hourly rate. I’m glad you like it. Keep us posted.
Hi ! I applied in Nice Talk as tutor, and its been a week now & I haven’t receive any email if I’m not qualified to be their tutor. I’m from the Philippines, and I do not know if they can accept me in their company since I live in Asian country. I would like to try their app and working at home is what Im dreaming of.
I would recommend visiting their website and possibly emailing them to see how long the review process may be. Keep us posted either way.
If somebody still think whether to try work for it, here’s the only experience i had working for them:
After i earned certain amount (on the app system) , i’ve claimed the money to Paypal account (the only way to receive money from the app, no other ways). I haven’t finished the procedure of claiming completely, due to the need of changing Paypal account to another one. Then the money has been returned to the sender (NiceTalk) as they’d notified me in advance. The customer service representative said ‘there’s no problem if i want to receive the money on another account – then once i changed it, let the customer service know. So i did, i’ve changed my paypal and then tried to open NiceTalk app, and that never happened anymore. Now, when i try to log in to my account again, the app says: “Your account has been suspended”. When contacting customer service regarding this issue, the completely another representative (Jelly) replied, saying that they’ve paid to me, and now, to make my existing account accessible for me again, i have to create completely new one. No one even notified me that if that soon my account’s gonna be somehow “suspended”. Recently they’ve sent me payment to claim again, which doesn’t work at all. I can’t claim my money for a month already. Dear NiceTalk, you were certainly going to have a great future with this app, but don’t only think about the customers as learners of this app (those who pay for tuition), i suggest to think about the customers as teacher too (those, who use it as teachers). Otherwise, my complaint won’t be the last complaint at all.
Thanks for sharing your experience. I can see why this left a bad taste in your mouth.