Sadly, I have to add this title to my list of books that I wish I hadn't spent money on. If this book were $1.99 or less I wouldn't write a review, instead chalking up the monetary loss to bad luck. For $7.99, however, other consumers need to be warned.
First, for a self-described English teacher, Andre Klein's grammar is abysmal. Clearly he is not a native English speaker, a fact which I would overlook if the information in the book were useful, but he comes up short in this area as well. Here are two characteristic sentences:
"Since then I've been using Skype to teach both German, help people understand web programming and encourage other teachers to go independent."
"Later the German Karl Wernicke found out that if patients had damages in their brain in a different place, they didn't have any problems to produce speech motorically, but they couldn't comprehend what was being said!"
These sentences are typical of the writing throughout. If the author's grammar is bad, however, his advice about how to teach online is far worse. Let me save you the money you would otherwise waste. To successfully teach online:
1.) use Skype because "it's free to use."
2.) write a blog every day because it is "a great way of gaining exposure."
3.) create an ebook because "their production is relatively easy."
And that's it. The remainder of the book consists of regurgitated, generic teaching observations. There are nuggets such as:
"Online learning...can help because...if you want to learn something very specific you can connect directly to a person who teaches exactly that! - without going through institutions or middlemen." (82% of the way through the book)
"A teacher intervenes spontaneously, creatively and with appropriate insight as to where you are in the process as a whole." (83% of the way through the book)
In summary, do not buy this mess. You will be wasting your time and your money on a terrible product.