Hello all! I wanted to take a few minutes to share my most recent adventure with all of you and how I made an extra $400 in just 10 days! Long story short – with my upcoming wedding, I was looking for ways to earn extra money to help offset the cost. I happened to come across VIPKid while searching online for opportunities for teachers. My schedule is already crazy busy and with my daily commute, I needed something flexible that fit my schedule.
What is VIPKid?
VIPKid was founded in 2013 in hopes to give children in China the opportunity to receive an American elementary school experience. VIPKid gives Chinese children the opportunity to 25 minute, 1-on-1 online full immersion language and content classes based on the US Common Core State Standards. There are over 200,000 students excited to work with North American teachers!
What are the requirements?
- Must be in the US or Canada
- Bachelor’s Degree (any field)
- 1 year or teaching experience or experience working with children
- Tech Requirements: Computer with a camera and a headset
How much do you get paid?
Base pay is $7-9 per class. There are also incentives for each class. You earn $1 each time you are on time for a class. After teaching 30 classes, you earn .50 extra per class. After 45 classes, that changes to $1 per class. You can earn anywhere from $14-22 an hour!
For example: I was hired December 7th, but I started working on December 22nd. I taught 33 classes and had 13 student no-shows (for major courses you still get paid, and for trial course you get paid half.. you don’t have to stay, but I’ll share that in another post!)
Along with my classes taught, student no-shows and the $5 bonus for 1 trial student signing up as a regular.. I earned over $400 in just 10 days! I only worked a total of 16.5 hours.. not too shabby!
How much do you work?
It is recommended that you open up 7.5 hours a week in peak times. However, you can work as much as you choose. The ball is in your court!
What is the contract?
The contract you sign is for 6 months. You are considered an independent contractor. The best news.. after your contract is signed.. you can start teaching!
How do I start?!
Whether your looking for extra cash, something to keep you busy this summer, a stay at home mom, or really anyone and you think this is for you, I would be happy to help walk you through the process. You can apply here. Please reach out to me if you have any questions at all!