Everything You Need To Know about VIPKID

I had never heard of VIPKID until February!  Have you heard of it?  You can teach English online to children in China with the lessons provided for you and make up to $22/hour without leaving your house or communicating with parents.  At first it sounded too good to be true, but I looked into it and found this…

kobe bryant and vipkid

Hmmmm…. Maybe it’s legit then.

VIP KID kobe

In English it says, “It only took me 5 minutes to decide to invest in VIPKID.”  Since this happened in August, the company has grown exponentially and is in great need of teachers!  You have nothing to lose by finding out if it is a good fit for you.

I went through the hiring process at the end of February and have been talking about it a lot to my teacher friends and everyone has the same questions, so I put together some information for you to answer some basic questions and give an overview of what you need to know!   I know what you’re thinking- as teachers we already have SO much on our plates already!!  But wait- THERE IS NO LONGER A MINIMUM NUMBER OF HOURS A  WEEK YOU HAVE TO HAVE AVAILABLE.  Truly make your schedule based on what works for your family!

vip_kid_what you need to know

vip kid info for teachers

Feel free to use my referral link if you decide to sign up: https://t.vipkid.com.cn/?refereeId=3683472 If you comment here or email me with the email you used to sign up, I’ll add you to my private group on facebook so you can watch the videos I made to help coach you through the interview process and the other teachers I’ve referred will be happy to answer your questions too. (When you teach your first class, we’ll both get an extra $25 on our next check.  Score!)  Happy to help you get started : )

I didn’t have anyone to bounce ideas off of/ask a few questions to when I went through my mock lessons and it would have been SO helpful to know a few things ahead of time… So seriously don’t hesitate to comment here or email me katie(at)decoratemylife.com with any questions you have.


The PPT Lessons are provided for you.  I just read through it ahead of time and make sure I understand the teacher directions.  In a little box on my desk, I have some letter flashcards from the Target $1 spot and a little whiteboard with magnetic letters in case I need them.  If the lesson focuses on a specific letter, it’s fun to look around your house with things that start with that letter to make it a little more engaging for the kids.  Other than that, you don’t need to prep anything!

vip kid info

If you stop and think about it, this is really powerful for the US and China (available in other English speaking countries too).  How cool is it to do this from across the world without leaving your house and even gain regular students that you get to know over time and see their growth!?  I love the concept of it and the opportunity to gain more experience teaching ESL.

VIP KID hiring

Have you heard of VIPKID before?  What questions do you have?

UPDATE: Now that I’ve received 2 paychecks, I posted more about what I’ve learned, earned, and facts about this awesome company.  Check it out here: http://decoratemylife.com/vipkid-update-7weeks/ 

I’ve made just under $3000 so far!

vipkid teacher stats


    • says

      You need a computer (not an iPad) with a webcam, and you will need headphones. I used earbuds for my interview, but you will want a headset with a mute button for when you are hired. That is the only equipment! : ) VIPKID provides the lessons and classroom portal video platform.

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