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VIPKID is Hiring! Earn Up to $22/hr Working From Home

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Tired of your commute? is hiring teachers who love working with kids! They’re looking for teachers who are passionate, enthusiastic, and are motivated to work with a company growing at a fast pace in China! In fact, they currently employ over 60,000 teachers working in 35 countries and teach over 500,000 students… but they’re still growing and need more teachers!

VIPKID is also a Strategic Partner of TESOL International Association, the largest global association for English language teaching professionals. And they have won numerous awards because of their innovative business model! In fact, did you know that was ranked #1 by FlexJobs in Forbes‘ 2018 ‘Top 100 Remote Work Companies Report’?

VIPKid Teacher

What is VIPKID?

VIPKID provides an international learning experience to children in China between the ages of 4-12. The company is headquartered in Beijing and offers fully immersive one-on-one English language instruction provided online by qualified teachers. The curriculum is based on the U.S. Common Core State Standards and uses a flipped-classroom approach to foster creativity and critical thinking skills.

VIPKid child

Check out the perks…

Flexible schedule

You can work from home or anywhere else that you want – no commuter traffic! You’ll be able to set your own schedule and work as few or as many hours as you’d like. (It’s recommended that qualified teachers be available for at least 7.5 hours of teaching time per week.)

No lesson plans OR grading

VIPKID provides the lesson plans for you to choose from. They even communicate with parents so you don’t have to! You just need a computer, passion, and skills for teaching.

No education degree required

You don’t need a degree in education to be a VIPKID teacher! All you need is a bachelor’s degree in ANY field AND one school-year of traditional teaching experience or the equivalent in mentoring, tutoring, or alternative education.

Earn up to $22/hour from home!

Qualified teachers will teach English to young students online and will make between $14 – $22 per hour. Your minimum pay will be determined by your demo class performance, and your incentives by your monthly class participation and completion.

No teaching HUGE classrooms
Do large classrooms intimidate you? No worries! All VIPKID classes are one-on-one to ensure they meet 100% of each student’s needs.

Hip2Save readers LOVE this job…

“Working with VIPKID has been amazing. I love that I can teach early in the morning before my kids go to school. I have met so many wonderful families in China and have a fully booked schedule of regular students. These families take learning English seriously. They want teachers with a North American accent, so they can sound like a native English speaker. If you are not a morning person, don’t worry! You can teach evenings/ nights on the weekends, summers, and Chinese holidays!”

“I am also a new VIPKID teacher and absolutely LOVE it!!! I can honestly say that this job is truly fun and full of joy. The children are wonderful to work with, the curriculum and community support are great, and the ability to set your own hours is INCREDIBLE!”

“I absolutely LOVE my job as a VIPKID teacher! I’ve been a teacher now for over 6 months, and I recommend this company to anyone who wants a flexible and fun work from home position.”

“I’ve been teaching with them for the last 4 months and it has been amazing. I love that I can work from phone and set my own hours.”

Ditto! VIPKID is the best job I’ve ever had! I just signed my second contract! The kids are an absolute joy to teach, and I love that I can set my own hours and go to “work” in my yoga pants.

Join The Discussion

Comments 34

  1. Whitney

    I have been teaching for VIPkids for over 6 months and LOVE it! If you are interested in applying, I’d be happy to give you tips/pointers before you apply! Just email me 🙂 – I will also send you a referral link!

  2. Amy

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE working for VIPKID! It is so nice to be able to set my own schedule and pick up a decent part-time income working just 2.5 hours each weekday morning. And, it’s truly a fun job!

  3. Katrina

    I have been teaching with VIPKID for almost 2 years!!! It is amazing. Because of VIPKID I was able to quite my job full time teaching, and stay at home with my 3 wonderful boys!!! I love that I can teach before my kids wakeup, and then be at home with the rest of the day with them! I love helping other people get hired. Please use my code or link to apply, and I am here to help you with your interview, and mock classes!! As a personal thank you for using my link I send all my successful referrals a personalized VIPKID t-shirt!!! code: KATRI0012

    • Meg

      Hi Katrina! I used your code and just passed my first interview. How can I connect with you for tips on the next steps?

  4. Jessica

    I just signed in with this company in January and it is amazing! I am a 5th grade teacher during the day but teach a class or two in the morning before school and on the weekends while my child is sleeping! Quick, easy money and the kids are so fun! If you want to sign up using my code I would be great and happy to help with any questions through the process!

  5. Amy

    I have been a VIPKID teacher for a year now. I quit my job as a preschool teacher because I wanted a more flexible schedule and more time at home, and I haven’t looked back! It’s a great job! I have also helped 5 teachers so far through the hiring process. If you want more info, you can email me I have a HUGE amount of info already typed up and ready to send out. 🙂

    • Angela Serola

      I am an RN with 30 years experience. I worked in Neonatal ICU and teaching is an important part of nursing. I have an AAS (associates in applied science) degree. I’m only 21 hours shy of a bachelors degree. However at 66I don’t want to spend the time, or money, to complete my BS. Any idea whether VIPKID would give me credit for life experience. I would love to be able to do this and earn some extra money. Thanks !

  6. Nancy

    Ladies, I would like to apply, however, I don’t have a teaching certificate. I saw this is new requirement put by Chinese government…

    • Cass

      Nancy, you can get a TESOL certificate (available on Groupon for $5) that acts as a teaching certificate for ESL. I would love to help you get hired with VIPKid!!! Message me:) teacherAppReferralShare.png
      Join an industry that is changing lives every day, and change your life, today!

    • Amy

      You can get a teaching certificate through VIPKID… that’s what I did. I was a preschool teacher for 2 years, but I didn’t have a certificate either. I went through the free training that is offered by VIPKID to get it. I was already a VIPKID teacher before the Chinese government issued this requirement though, so VIPKID offered us a training program so that we could continue to teach for them. Be warned though, it takes about 30 hours of reading/taking quizzes to get it through them.

  7. Amy

    I’ve also helped 5 teachers get hired so far! I’ve been teaching with VIPKID for over a year now (and I have over 100 5-star reviews from parents!). You can totally pick my brain. 🙂

  8. Olivia

    You can go to Groupon and get one TESL! It’s easier to navigate and very intuitive. I work for two online companies. VIPKID and Gogokid. Both are comparable however I’m hooked on GGK. It’s very easy money because the kids are sooooo cute and love-able. Each company has their pros and cons you just gotta see what fits you best. If you need any tips let me know I’m willing to help and I’m not hung up on the referral the company pays me well part time work at that.

    • tj


      I have some questions re: GGK. If you see this please email me if you can


  9. Amy

    If anyone is interested in VIPKID and wants more info, I wrote a HUGE post about it on my blog. This post will probably answer all of your questions and then some. https://www.thesavvysparrow .com/work-from-home-teaching-english-a-vipkid-review/ (Copy and remove the space before .com — Sorry, it wouldn’t let me post the link in the comments!). 🙂

  10. Kasi

    Darn. Wish I had a teaching certificate. I would love to do this .

    • Amy

      Kasi, do you have a Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of teaching experience, even if it’s just tutoring or teaching Sunday School? If so, you should totally invest in yourself and get the teaching certificate so you can do this. Trust me! Best. Job. Ever. Search Google for “The Savvy Sparrow” (my blog) then click on the Money tab from the menu. (Sorry, I couldn’t put the link here!) I’ve got a HUGE post there on everything you could ever possibly want to know about VIPKID… like what happens if you have to cancel a class, tips to get hired, and how the pay structure really works. Check it out!

      • AnA

        Great info Amy! I don’t have a Bachelor’s degree, but will look into the TESOL certificate.
        I’ll revisit your blog soon.

  11. Holli

    WhAt do you get when you sign someone up by referral? Thanks. I’m Intrested

  12. rosemary

    Does everyone start off at $14. I have a bachelors degree and 2 years experience tutoring kids.

    • Anne

      It’s not actually per hour. You get a base rate of $7-9 per 25 minute class so if you teach 2 classes it comes out to $14-18 per hour. You get an additional $1 per class for showing up on time making the per class pay $8-10. You can earn a bonus .50 per class if you teach 30-44 classes in a month. If you teach 45 or more classes in a month, the bonus changes to $1 extra per class. Your base rate is determined after your first interview. Hope that makes sense! If you have other questions, feel free to email me at

  13. Lauren Mobley

    Another current VIPKID teacher here! I also serve as a coach and mentor within the company. I absolutely LOVE the flexibility this wonderful job gives me and my family. I am able to continue staying home with my two young kiddos while still contributing to our family’s finances. I actually make as much now as I did as a classroom teacher here in North Carolina! I would love to chat with anyone who may be interested in also pursuing this amazing opportunity! My email address is or find more information here Potential applicants who follow the process with a current teacher are more likely to be hired and I would love to help you through the process!

  14. Charlottesmommy

    I’m pregnant and also have a toddler and I love teaching with VIPKID before my daughter or husband wake up. Really is such a rewarding job. Here’s my referral link. Let me know if you want help applying!

    I’d love to help other moms stay home with their kids. ❤️

  15. Jenifer

    I lack two semesters of having an education degree. I have taught preschool for 5 years, homeschooled for 10+ years, and tutored for 5 years. Can I apply or is the degree a hard line?

    • Charlottesmommy

      Do you have a Bachelor’s of any sort?? You don’t have to have an education degree. Just any degree!

      • Kathy

        I don’t have a bachelor’s degree (but do have some college credits) , however I did go to a secretarial school and have a degree in word processing, does that count?

  16. Kathy

    I don’t have a degree, but have experience teaching young children Catholic education. Would I be able to do this?

    • Anne

      You have to have a bachelor’s degree in any field.

  17. Nancy

    Very exciting opportunity, I would love to teach however, I’m from Eastern Europe and have an accent. This job is probably for English native speakers…

  18. E C

    Almost exactly one year ago, I read about VIPKid on this site! I decided to be brave and sign up. I am a stay -at-home/homeschool mom. I had been wanting to work and contribute financially to my family for a number of years, but I always thought it would logistically be too difficult. Working at VIPKid has allowed me to work before my kids get up and sometimes after they go to bed. I do not have to worry about babysitters, a commute or even a work wardrobe. It has truly been a blessing to my family. It really is the perfect job for moms! I am not a teacher by trade. You do not have to be! You only need to have a bachelor’s degree in any subject and some experience with kids. My first month with VIPKID I made $450 . I felt so rich! VipKid has allowed our budget to have a bit of wiggle room and has opened up opportunities for my family that we otherwise would not have had.

  19. MQ

    I have my associates degree in early child education and currently working on getting my bachelors. I have 2 years of experience. Is it a must on the bachelors or would I be able to with just having my associates?

  20. Bethany wallace

    I would love to help answer questions and have created a site to help people get hired: My kids and I even made a stop motion video with Legos to tell you why we love VIPkids! Check it out! VIPkid changed my life.

    • Sarah

      That is so fun!!

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