Have you ever dreamed of the day you can roll out of bed, head into your home office, and make money working from home? Well look no further all you have to do is sign up to become a VIPKID teacher!
In this VIPKID review, I will go over everything you need to know about this incredible work from home job opportunity.
VIPKID is the greatest side hustle around! Working for them has completely changed my life. I now get to live out my dream of being a stay at home parent while still making money and contributing to the family.
The best part of being a VIPKID teacher is getting to set my own hours and make as much as I choose too.
What is VIPKID?
VIPKID is an online teaching service company. They enable students in China the chance to learn English in a 1:1 setting with teachers from North America.
Most students range in age from 3-12 years old with a variety of English speaking ability.
The pay varies from $14-$22 per hour depending on experience, education, performance, and monthly incentives.
If your thinking this is “too good to be true” I thought the same thing! Until I got hired and made close to $900 my first month! – Kelan from The Savvy Couple
VIPKID in an incredible team of people. The CEO, Cindy, is someone who we hear from as employees. She shares her vision, asks for our feedback continuously, and is grateful for the work of all people in all departments of the company.
We receive a detailed weekly update from the company to unite 20,000+ teachers and help them all share an awareness of the direction the company is going in and what improvements have been made recently.
When you are with a group of VIPKID teachers you won’t sense any competition. It is an incredibly sharing community of people who lift each other up to make sure every student receives the best 25-minute class possible. The company invests in every teacher and provides 1:1 training before they begin.
There are also free online workshops available on topics that we feel we might want to learn more about every single week.
During class, we have a tech support team at our fingertips who can call the family and help with any tech issues that might prevent us from having a smooth class. After class, we can send any concerns to the company and they Thank Us for caring about the students and handle it for us.
As a teacher for VIPKID, I just teach. This company values what I have to offer, applauds my strengths, showers me with gratitude for my hard work, and supports me to make sure I have what I need to deliver the best classes that I can.
What Advantages Does VIPKID Offer in My Life?
Do you want to be a Stay At Home parent who can make some money in the early morning hours before your spouse leaves for work?
Do you want to work an extra 10 hours on the weekend to supplement your current income, pay down debt, and reach your goals more quickly?
Do you want to travel the world and take your job with you on the go?
Do you want to increase your income but worry you don’t have enough time to commit or a consistent enough schedule?
Do you want to have the flexibility to make your own schedule….working a lot when life is calm and backing off your hours when you want to focus your strength elsewhere in life?
If you answered yes to any of the following questions VIPKID is your answer!
How do I Get Started as a VIPKID Teacher?
You can sign up with VIPKID here.
The hiring process can be broken down into four simple steps:
- Online Application
- 10 Minute Interview
- Training Prep & Quiz
- Mock Class 1
- Mock Class 2 (if needed)
After you apply, you will be connected to a current teacher in the program. They will help you every step of the way as you interview and be there as a resource to you as you teach your first few classes.
In the first 10-minute interview you will connect with a current VIPKID employee via webcam. This interview is designed to be a “first impression” interview. Be confident and ready to talk about your education and experience. This is the step they will decide what pay rate to start you at so own it!
After your interview is complete you will move onto the training prep and quiz. The training takes a few hours and the quiz is very simple if you take the training seriously.
Lastly, you will take what you learned in the training and perform a “mock class” with a current VIPKID teacher. This is basically a dry run to make sure you are capable of teaching students 1 on 1.
If you struggle in your first mock class you get a second chance in your mock class 2.
Once you pass your mock class you’re hired, CONGRATS! It’s the most incredible feeling in the world. They will send you an email with your contract to sign and instructions to set up direct deposit.
The process may seem overwhelming and difficult but most people can complete it within a weeks time and go at their own pace. VIPKID wants to hire you and have you become a successful teacher!
My VIPKID Review & Experience
I started teaching for VIPKID when I was a full-time middle school music teacher. I would teach from 9-11 on Friday and Saturday nights and from 7-10 on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
I would make an extra $1,000 a month. It was a special little escape from the real world, a chance to connect 1:1 with another person across the globe, and I left each session feeling successful and energized.
It is a side hustle. I never expected to enjoy it as much as I did or for those short bursts of time to add up quickly to very real amounts of money.
Working full-time and taking care of two small children, there were not really many second jobs that would fit my lifestyle. I really could not commit to regular hours every week. But could I find 25 minutes here are there to monetize? I could, and I think most people can.
Do I Need to Prep Outside of Class Time?
The curriculum is provided to you. You teach the 25-minute lesson, leave some feedback for the family, leave some feedback for the next teacher, and you are finished.
There is very little prep work which was very refreshing to me as a classroom teacher. It is a special time practicing conversation with one student. It is a break from my fast-paced multi-tasking mom world. It is 25 minutes where my only job is making the student’s next 25 minutes the very best they can possibly be.
How Much Can You Make as a VIPKID Teacher?
The company pays between $7-$13 per 25-minute class ($14-$26 an hour). That range depends on your experience, your performance in your interview (where you deliver a short teaching sample), how many classes you teach in a month, and some other similar types of incentives.
VIPKID takes care of their teachers! Each month there are challenges, incentives, and bonuses that keep us teachers excited and motivated to teach. There is also an incredible community of VIPKID teachers!
You get paid once a month through direct deposit to your bank.
I have known some teachers that make upwards of $5,000 a month being a VIPKID teacher.
What is a VIPKIP Teachers Schedule Like?
This is the best part about VIPKID. You may teach as many or as few classes as you wish in a given week – you are in charge of your own schedule!
You simply open your teachers portal a week in advance and select which times you would like to be scheduled to teach. Parents go in on Sunday nights and select teachers based on their performance, schedule, and profile appearance.
Requirements To Become A VIPKID Teacher?
Having a 4-year degree is a requirement to become a VIPKID teacher. If you don’t have a degree you there are plenty of others ways to start making money online.
Teaching experience is also very important on your online application. Don’t freat though it does not specifically have to be “classroom teaching experience”. Your experience can range from coaching, tutoring, mentoring, swimming lessons, teaching religious education courses, etc. Get creative and list all experience as teaching experience.
Along with the educational background, they are looking for high energy, fun, and exciting teachers to teach.
Lastly, make sure you have a good internet connection, webcam, and quiet space set up.
Pros vs. Cons of VIPKID
- Little to no prep time
- Set your own schedule
- Can take off whenever you want
- Work from home making $14-$22 per hour
- VIPKID monthly bonuses
- Fun & exciting to make a difference in students lives
- Students are respectful and well behaved
- Quick customer support if issues ever come up
- Fast growing company with lots of upside
- Can easily turn into a full-time income
- Teacher community is amazing
- Once a class is scheduled you cannot miss it (3 strikes and you’re out)
- Redundant emails from time to time
- Cannot pick which students you teach
- Trail classes can be difficult (students know very little English)
- Instructions in lessons are not always 100% clear
If you like the idea of becoming a VIPKID teacher you start your application now! the faster you get to start making money from home. Not only will you start making $14-$22 per hour but you will start making REAL difference in these students lives.
Janice Cook has been teaching with VIPKID for serval years now and still absolutely loves it! She is very passionate about introducing others to this life-changing side-hustle.