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Sign up with VIPKID to Work From Home as an ESL Teacher!

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Looking for unique ways to make money from home? Apply with VIPKID to be a teacher from the comfort of your own home!

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If you have a four-year degree, you can apply with VIPKID to become a work-from-home ESL teacher to kids in China! We’ve posted about this in the past, and tons of readers have been teaching with VIPKID for years and have great things to say about it!

VIPKID is an online English education platform allowing children ages 4-12 in China to take classes from North American teachers. As a VIPKID teacher, you have the flexibility to work at home and make your own schedule. You can work when you want during hours that best fit your daily routine, and you’ll make $14-$22 per hour!

In order to apply to be a VIPKID teacher, you must:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree in any field.
  2. Have at least one school year of full-time teaching experience or equivalent hours in similar educational activities (such as home schooling, tutoring, or educational mentoring).
  3. Be eligible to work in the U.S. or Canada.

Note that you do NOT need to speak Chinese in order to teach!

Teach from home with VIPKID

If you meet all of these requirements, follow these instructions to apply:

  1. GO HERE to sign-up.
  2. Fill out your basic information.
  3. Go through the interview process that involves a demo of your teaching skills.
  4. Go through their Intro to Teaching class.
  5. Practice teaching a mock class with an experienced VIPKID teacher.
  6. Sign your contract and start teaching kids!

It’s that easy! If you follow these steps and meet all qualifications, you could become a VIPKID teacher within less than a month!

Go here to apply for VIPKID.

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24 Comments

  • Jen says:

    I have two friends who do VIP kids and love it. They get a lot of kids. The kids want to learn and are motivated. And if a student doesn’t click, they can choose not to tutor them. They are tougher in the interview process then they used to be.

    • Meg says:

      Thanks for sharing about your friends’ experiences! -Meg, MSM Team

    • Caitlin Bains says:

      You cannot choose not to tutor a student. A student can choose a different tutor, but the tutor does not have that ability. I just want people to be aware.

    • Kristie says:

      Just to clarify so incorrect info doesn’t spread:

      We can’t block students from our schedules. The parents choose the teachers, and the only exception is if a student does something grossly inappropriate on video.

      But I agree with the rest. VIPKid is the absolute best!! I’ve worked there for 2 1/2 years. I’m so thankful for this job and my students.

      • Jordan says:

        Thank you so much for sharing your experience and honest review! We love hearing success stories! -Jordan, MSM Team

  • Angie says:

    I am a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom and this supplemental income has been a blessing to our family. If you have a bachelor’s degree (in any field) and at least one year’s experience working with kids, you can apply!

  • Lisa says:

    It really depends! I have friends who are happily booked with VIP, and know many others with my experience. Thanks so much for sharing about online ESL! It’s such a fun job (if you can even call it that!) and has been a HUGE blessing to our family! : )

  • Rachel says:

    What a great idea – would have never known about it if I didn’t find it here.
    Thanks for great post

  • Holly Kalton says:

    I work for VIPKID and love it! I also work for another online ESL company — Gogokid — and they pay very well also. Perfect for the stay at home momma looking for a side hustle.

  • Jennifer says:

    VIPKID is a legit, credible job and a fun way to make a chunk of change. (We’ve been able to replace ALL of our appliances this year and purchase a new-to-us Honda Pilot with my income!)

    • Jordan says:

      That’s so amazing! Thank you for sharing your experience! -Jordan, MSM Team

    • Bethany Cantrell says:

      Wow! Can you give a little more info? If it’s not too personal could you tell me about how much you make and about how many hours you work in a week?

      • Leah Szudzik says:

        I’m very interested, but I don’t have any experience in teaching. I do have two children that I’ve helped with homework, etc. I do have a bachelor’s degree also. How do they evaluate your experience?

      • MB says:

        It’s $9/ 25 minute class. That bumps to $10 if you teach more than 45 classes in a month. They don’t take out taxes, so make sure to set some aside each month if you sign up.

        You pick your hours by opening up slots on a calendar. The student then signs up for your time slots. The most popular time slots are early morning or late at night. Hope that helps!

  • Rebekah Holt says:

    I have workked for VIPkid for 3 years and it has been such a blessing for our family. Unfortunately, because of new legislation regarding independent contractors, VIPkid can no longer hire teachers who live in CA. Current teachers can continue, but they cannot hire new CA teachers.

  • Suzi says:

    I also work for VIPKid and love it. I’ve been with them for al little over a year now and I’m excited to get up every morning and teach the my sweet students. Depending on the time, type of class, how many you’ve taught in that month and a few other variables, you can easily make 18-22/hr. It’s great! You choose when you want to teach and how often. I highly recommend it.

    • Jordan says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience and honest review of what it’s like to work for VIPKid! We love hearing reader feedback! -Jordan, MSM Team

  • Cheryl says:

    You will love this work at home opportunity! You don’t need to be a classroom teacher, just hold a Bachelor’s degree. This has been an immense blessing for my family and gives you the flexibility to stay at home with your own children.

    • Jordan says:

      Thank you for sharing your honest review and experience! We’re so happy to hear it has worked out so well for you! -Jordan, MSM Team

  • Stacey says:

    I have worked for VIPKid for that past 3 years when I left my full-time teaching of 20 years to homeschool my own child that needed more one-on-one. I will say that not everyone starts out the top of the pay scale but you can definitely work your way up. I love it because I can pick my schedule and it works great for a family of 4 with 2 teenagers now. I do work 7 days a week but that is my choice, as I don’t neglect my on my sleep. It has replaced my full-time teaching income however without benefits but it works for our family at this current season we are in. You must have a bachelor’s degree as others have said. You don’t have anything to lose if you love to teach and loves kids. I recommend it to all those teachers that burning out in the classroom.

    • Jordan says:

      Thank you for sharing you personal experience! We always love getting reader input on how the products and services we promote work! -Jordan, MSM Team

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