Q.How do I apply?
A.Click the APPLY NOW button found across our website, or
click the SIGN UP when you visit our Facebook business
Q.Do you allow foreigners or Filipinos living abroad to apply?
We sure do. We have trainers from over 20 different countries.
For Non-Filipino citizens living in the Philippines, you just
- A Tax Identification Number provided by BIR
- A BPI or a BPI Family account number under your own name that is able to receive deposits
- A government issued ID, specifically an updated Alien
Certificate of Registration or ACR I-Card with the visa
category of Permanent Resident with a 13-A non
restricted visa [Permanent Resident Visa]
For Non-Filipino citizens living abroad or Filipino citizens
with a resident status abroad, you just need:
- A verified PETNET (Powered by Western Union)
account linked to a foreign bank and using a foreign
- Proof of foreign residence (a government issued ID
with your address is best)
- Knowledge of the basic tax requirement if you are
residing abroad and get income from Philippine
sources (final withholding tax rate 25% of gross
income - https://www.bir.gov.ph/index.php/taxinformation/withholding-tax.html#wt17
Finally, please check whether your country has a no-double taxation treaty with the Philippines, as you will be receiving
tax-deducted pay from us. You may still have to remit taxes to
your own government, depending on the existence/nonexistence of such aforementioned treaty.
Do I need to have any teaching experience?
Teaching experience is not required. Some of our best trainers
started with very little or no teaching experience. Passion and
a strong work ethic are far more important than teaching
experience. Having said that, it certainly helps to have some
What are your Internet
We teach Japanese professionals Business English. They
expect Trainers to be professional in all aspects, including the
location where they conduct lessons from.
To achieve that professional vibe, here are some things to keep
Your workstation must be quiet, well-lit, and free from
clutter. A plain white wall is required to keep
distractions at bay.
Use a desktop or a laptop PC or Mac, Using your
phone or tablet for lessons is a no-no.
Get a working webcam with clear resolution and
headset with mic equipped with noise cancelling
feature. Remember that the quieter your workstation is,
the more you and your student will be able to focus.
Secure a WIRED Internet connection (DSL, Cable, or
Fiber) with a minimum speed of 2 Mbps download and
2 Mbps upload prior to your application. Your PC or Mac
must be physically attached to a DSL/LAN cable, not
via Wi-Fi connection.
Finally, all our teaching demos and training sessions
must replicate the same overall quality that is required
in real lessons. Thus, all interviews and mock sessions
must be done at the place where you plan to work.
Can I apply for a wired
connection after I have
If your connection becomes unstable during your interview or
demo lesson, chances are you'll be asked to reapply. Strong
internet connection is something worth investing in because it
can make or break your home-based teaching gig. How your
connection is during the interview and demo lesson will be our
basis in evaluating your ability to attend to bookings.
What should I wear
during the Interview?
Please treat this interview as if you were having it in an actual
office. Attend in business attire.
Are lesson modules provided for?
Yes. Our trainers use Bizmates’ original materials. So there’s
no need to spend hours creating your own lesson plans.
Nevertheless, we encourage trainers to be creative to make
your classes interesting and relatable for students. Feel free to
make the lesson your own as long as it remains in conjunction
with the lesson module.
How do I contact the student?
Apart from our own platform, we also use Skype to contact
our students, so please be familiar with the main features of Skype.
How can I get regular bookings?
The objective is to “wow” your students. Once they are
impressed, there’s a huge possibility that they will become
your regulars. Our students are people, regular people.
Connect with them on a personal level, show them that you are
here to help them. Teach them something of value and they
will certainly book you again.
Where can I get help during classes?
Our Trainer Support Sevices team is there to assist you during
actual lessons. Your concerns will be addressed by people who
also teach - like you!
I am currently
employed/applying for a
job at another online
company. Am I still
allowed to apply at
Our Trainers are independent contractors. This means that if
you become one of our Trainers, Bizmates will be your client,
not your employer.
If you are currently employed, we suggest you consult your
HR department about applying at Bizmates as your
engagement here would impact your tax filing.
What is the teaching schedule at Bizmates?
New Trainers can open the following slots (all in Philippine time):
Weekdays: 4am-9am and 5pm-12mn
Weekends and Japanese holidays: 4am-12mn for ALL trainers.
You may choose the number of hours you wish to teach from
the given schedule as long as you meet the required minimum
number of 10 hours per week.
If you do really well, you can do trial lessons. This will enable
you to open all slots on weekdays from 4AM to midnight.
What are your payout options?
- If you are living in the Philippines: A BPI or a BPI
Family account number under your own name that is
able to receive deposits is required.
If you are living overseas: Details of your nominated
bank in the country you are residing in to be enrolled
in PETNET (Powered by Western Union).
Do you have any
openings for office-based
No. We currently do not offer office-based teaching contracts.
All our trainers are home-based.
Can I get a higher rate if
I'm an experienced
teacher/a native speaker?
Our starting rate for all Trainers is PhP140.00 per hour of
teaching or Php70.00 per 25-minute lesson. Please note that
this is subject to withholding tax based on the latest BIR
regulations for Professionals.
I'm a college
student/retiree. Can I still
apply? / Is there an age
For all applicants, no matter what age, we check these four aspects:
1. English ability
English is the medium we use and is what we teach our students.
2. Teaching ability
We don’t look for those with online or classroom teaching
experience, but those who have the potential to effectively
While we orient Trainers on using Bizmates-specific
applications, such as our Trainer Portal, we expect you to have
knowledge in using Skype, the ability to navigate the Internet
with ease and do troubleshooting.
4. Business know-how
It will be challenging to relate with our students if your
exposure to the business or corporate world is limited. This is
why we require applicants to have at least 3 years of working
Is it really possible to earn PhP80,000.00 per month?
Of course, it is. Not everyone can do it, but we have Trainers
who earn 80,000php/month and many who consistently earn
Our Trainers get paid per lesson taught. Trainers can open a
maximum of 40 slots per day from Monday to Sunday.
You may compute your possible fees based on the rate and the
number of hours you plan on teaching. Please note that all
Trainers start at PhP140.00/hr or PhP70.00/lesson. Our
maximum rate, on the other hand, is PhP230.00/hour or
PhP115.00/lesson. Each lesson is 25 minutes long.