Well then the country seems easier to build a reputation in, less competition, less money but more potential maybe? I mean, you can make up by quantity. Charge 30zl/h working for a full time 40 hours a week over 1 month gets you 4800zl a month.
Some points :
40 full hours a week isn't going to be sustainable - with private classes, you'll be expected to be on top of your game at all times. As the students won't have any sort of contract or commitment to you - they won't be afraid to walk away if they're not happy. Then there's the all-too-frequent cancellations to contend with, as well as the fact that the vast majority of people will want classes between 4pm and 8pm Monday-Thursday. If you can't provide an invoice, you won't get people during the day - and weekends are not very popular at all.
The logic is sound, but the reality is different - you simply won't be able to keep up that kind of pace.
Social insurance is 360zl a month for the first two years. You'll also need an accountant, which will cost you at least 123zl a month. Tax is 18% up to 85k a year. Don't even bother thinking about doing your own accounts.
will get you 3200zl on hand, which is more than enough for a country or small town living...If you like that sort of thing.
Perhaps. But the reality will be far less - and don't forget, in a small town, reputation will spread fast. If people aren't happy with you, classes will dry up far quicker in a small town.
I'm more inclinded to offer private tutoring illegally to avoid all the Polish taxes.
Do you have the right of residency in Poland? You're not going to get a residence permit if you can't show a clear source of sufficient income.
I mean, you actually have to pay 800zl a month in Poland JUST to have a business of your own PLUS all other taxes, I think its ridiculous compared to Australia. I've heard most businesses in Poland try to cheat the system anyway, so working on the side shouldn't be considered a terrible alternative....And it doesn't have to be for "beer money" or petty cash, I guess it would depend on your going rate and quality of lessons. Am I sounding logical here?
If you're from Australia, you can't start as a self employed person here anyway - that route isn't open to you. You can only set up a limited liability company - which isn't cheap.
There's also the point that you're very, very unlikely to pick up 40 hours a week as a private teacher.
I know one guy in Warsaw who works 7am-9:30pm Monday-Friday. He has around 35-40 hours a week of classes - but also absolutely no life in the process. And that's Warsaw - with his own business - and yet he has to work very unsociable hours.
I can tell you one thing - a lot of people are looking for teachers who can provide an invoice, especially the ones who are willing to pay a bit more.