I’ve always been fascinated with language acquisition, so it’s only natural that my interest was piqued when I first heard about VIPKID, the rapidly growing company where you get paid to teach English online to cute Chinese kids!
I’d seen a few of my friends on Facebook talking about how they were making great money (up to $22/hr!) with their new work-from-home job teaching english online and given the fact that they’re all fellow mommy’s, I thought it sounded like the perfect way to make money from home doing something you love!
I completely understand the desire to stay home with your kids but still find a way to contribute to the family income. Daycare can be ridiculously expensive and if you want to be a stay-at-home mommy, I think you should have that option.
But money doesn’t grow on trees and I know for me personally, it would’ve been tough financially to go from being dual-income-no-kids to single-income-one-kid.
That’s why for mom’s who have a Bachelors degree and love children, becoming a VIPKID online teacher might be the perfect way to earn money from the comfort of your own home.
How to Get Paid to Teach English Online With VIPKID
VIPKID is currently hiring thousands of people to teach english online to Chinese kids. But don’t worry – if you’re wondering whether you need to know how to speak Chinese, the answer is no.
There are some VIPKID requirements though.
VIPKID Teaching Requirements
- You must have eligibility to work in the United States or Canada
- You must have a Bachelor’s degree in any field
- You must have some informal or formal teaching experience. This could include things like classroom teaching, tutoring, mentoring, education assistant, etc.
If you meet the above requirements then it’s definitely worth submitting your application to work with VIPKID.
Other VIPKID Questions
If you’re anything like me, you probably have a ton of questions about VIPKID, so I’ll do my best to answer the most frequently asked questions below:
How Much Does VIPKID Pay Teachers?
- VIPKID pays you based on how many lessons you teach
- Pay averages $14-$22 an hour
- You’ll be paid via bank deposit between the 10th and 15th of the month
- You’ll be evaluated for a raise at the point of your contract renewal
Do I Need To Create My Own Curriculum?
- Nope! Everything is already created and provided to you.
- You will need to briefly review the course materials prior to the lesson (which I’d want to do anyway, to be best prepared.)
How Many Kids Will I Be Teaching At A Time?
- Just one! VIPKID provides a one-on-one learning experience for their students.
Is There a Limit on How Much I Can Teach?
There’s no set limit on how many hours you can teach with VIPKID. You can work as much as you want – Dan Didio is a VIPKID teacher who made 75k last year working for VIPKID! Or if you’d prefer to just work say, 15 hours a week and earn a supplemental income, that’s cool too. It’s flexible!
Will I Get To Meet Kobe Bryant?
Ok, I’m not sure if this would really be a frequently asked question, but given that I’m a MEGA basketball fan and Kobe Bryant is a supporter of VIPKID, I thought maybe I had a chance. Sadly, the answer is probably no…
If you’re interested in Chinese language and culture, VIPKID offers training in both. And twice a year, VIPKID teachers get the chance to win a trip to the company headquarters in Beijing. <<<How sweet is that? I’m planning on winning one of the spots in the future, so if you win too we can be #VIPKIDbesties, ok?
How to Apply to Become a VIPKID Teacher
The initial application process only takes about 5 minutes. If that goes well, you’ll hear back from VIPKID to schedule an interview with you.
VIPKID has thousands of teacher slots to fill, but they have stringent hiring requirements because they only want the best people to teach their students.