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VIPKID.com is hiring teachers who love working with kids!

Ditch the commute and be your own boss!

Looking for a way to save up a little extra for your next vacation? With VIPKID.com, you can earn while working from the comfort of your own home. And guess what? They’re hiring teachers!

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They’re specifically looking for teachers who love working with kids and are passionate, enthusiastic, and 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 VIPKID.com was voted number seven on Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in China? 😱


VIPKID teacher and student at desks

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.


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A few perks of working for VIPKID:

1. 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.)


2. 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.


3. 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.


4. 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 incentives by your monthly class participation and completion.


5. 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.

VIPKid work from home

Here’s how to ace your VIPKID interview!

There are two ways you can choose to interview with VIPKID. You can either book an interview for a 30-minute session where you showcase your teaching skills to a VIPKID recruiter. Or, you can record an interview with your demo lesson so that a VIPKID recruiter can evaluate you.

To be successful at the VIPKID interview, here are a few tips:

  • Practice the demo lesson PPTs.
  • Take a look at VIPKID’s Applicant Performance Indicators so you know what they’re looking for in candidates.
  • Teach from a place with good background and lighting.
  • Be sure you have a good internet connection.

Check out what Hip2Save readers think:

I have been doing this for a little while now and absolutely love it! I’m making good money while my family is asleep, and it’s awesome! Not to mention the fun connections with sweet children across the world!


I have been working with VIPKID for one and a half years now. I started it on a whim and quickly fell in love with it! The kids are so cute and have so much respect for their teachers. I work full time and teach either before my kids wake up or after they go to sleep. It’s wonderful! I love that I set my own hours, and you can make up to $22 an hour!!!


I am in my third contract with VIPKID and I absolutely love it! I have over 100 regular students that bring joy to my mornings. You, too, can be a successful VIPKID teacher and enjoy making a difference in a child’s life while earning a little extra money!


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    • Meagan

      Hi Katrina! Are you listed as Katrina AO once I’ve used your referral code? I commented on your the previous two VIPKID Hip2Save comments and didn’t hear back. How do I connect with you? Thanks!!

        • Meagan Seitz-Smith

          Thank you!!

    • Marina

      Katrina,
      I used your referral code!

  1. Nate

    I’ve been working for VIPKid now for almost two years and love it!! It is the best job I have ever had and I have learned so much! I will help you get connected, and start having a fantastic experience yourself. Please use my referral link: https://m.vipkidteachers.com/mkt/landing/personal?referralToken=fc959ccd5626a007265e53de12a91cee&refereeId=6238681. I’ll help you get to through the application process. Let me know if you have any questions at spinderella@hotmail.com

  2. Tonia

    I have been working with VIPKID for two years now. I started it on a whim and quickly fell in love with it! The kids are so cute and have so much respect for their teachers. I work full time and teach either before my kids wake up or after they go to sleep. It’s wonderful! I love that I set my own hours, and you can make up to $22 an hour!!!
    If you would like to be a stay-at home parent or just make some extra cash in addition to your full time job, VIPKID is the job for you! Feel free to contact me with further questions. I can answer any questions you may have and guide you through the hiring process. After you are hired, I will be your personal mentor with tons of tips and tricks for you. I will help keep you fully booked to keep the money rolling!
    Copy this Link: https://t.vipkid.com.cn/?refereeId=9930027&refersourceid=a01

    • Tonia

      Oh! That’s me in the post! Woohoo!

  3. Tonia

    I have been working with VIPKID for two years now. I started it on a whim and quickly fell in love with it! The kids are so cute and have so much respect for their teachers. I work full time and teach either before my kids wake up or after they go to sleep. It’s wonderful! I love that I set my own hours, and you can make up to $22 an hour!!!
    If you would like to be a stay-at home parent or just make some extra cash in addition to your full time job, VIPKID is the job for you! Feel free to contact me with further questions. I can answer any questions you may have and guide you through the hiring process. After you are hired, I will be your personal mentor with tons of tips and tricks for you. I will help keep you fully booked to keep the money rolling!
    Copy this Link: https://t.vipkid.com.cn/?refereeId=9930027&refersourceid=a01

    Oh! And that’s me in the post! Woohoo!

  4. Melissa C

    3 years and 2700 classes later, and I still love this job. Thought I would try it for a few months in the summer of 2016, but I love it so much I haven’t stopped. I have helped many other hip2savers get hired if you need help with the mock lessons during the interview. Here is my link

    https://m.vipkidteachers.com/mkt/landing/personal?referralToken=6b8beda6683c75d4a2001bb56db6b545&refereeId=2403323

    And email melissamcampbell@gmail.com

    If you have any questions. *teachers get a small bonus for those who use our link and start teaching 😉

  5. April

    I love working for VIP. I also work for GogoKid. I love them both and am fully booked. Full time pay from home and before my kids wake up! I did it on a whim and it’s been the best thing I’ve ever done!

    • April

      I sound like I copied from the others and I hate that it sounds like that. I should have read their stuff first.
      I have worked from home since 2010. This is by far my favorite job ever. Not leaving my referral links just wanted people to know these jobs are awesome!

      • Katrina

        Thanks, April.

    • Stacy

      What is the difference with Gogokids? Are the hours the same?

    • Kandy

      Just wondering…is it a good idea to apply with both companies at the same time? Or would that be overwhelming at first?

  6. Kelli

    Yes! I love working with VIPKID. And don’t worry, you don’t have to refer people like everyone is posting here. You just get $100 if someone signs up using your code. Haha.

  7. SS

    I too love teaching with VIPKid!! I had a baby in December and have cut back my teaching quite a bit. I love that I have the freedom to do that! When I open a slot, it fills and normally with my regular students. I look forward to my weekly classes with them! We have really gotten to know each other and spend the first few minutes of class catching up on the week since we have seen each other. It’s a great company and an even better way to earn money from home!

  8. Kris

    I started working with VIPKID 2.5 months ago (I saw it posted here!) and wish I had started long ago. It’s been a tremendous blessing to us. I wake up early and teach before my husband goes to work. I have earned a little over $1,000 a month since starting. Thank you Hip2save team! It’s so difficult to stay at home and raise 3 kids. This helps!

  9. Court

    I’ve been working with VIPKID about 1.5 years! Love the flexibility, however it is NOT likely you will make $22/hour. Probably at most $16/hr. Maybe in time.. if you get a raise, which doesn’t happen for years!

    • Cass

      I make $20/hr without SN classes- $24/hr with short notices. I have only been working for VIPKid since January and teach about 60 classes a month so it’s absolutely possible to make what they advertise. You are in control of your own schedule so the hourly rate you make is your base plus incentives and you can easily get to $20 plus per hour. I actually have a student and his mom coming to visit me this summer! It’s so fulfilling- I waited 2 years after hearing about this job before I decided to try it. I wish I would have started 2 years ago! Easy money and you feel good making a difference in a child’s life!

      • Tonia

        I make an an average of $21 an hour. Yes $22 or more can be done!

    • Amy

      I started in June of 2018 and I made $20 per hour right out of the gate. And, I only had one year of teaching experience as a preschool teacher.

      • Amy

        If you want to find out more about how you can make the max advertised pay rate, then read my post about VIPKID. It’s super informative and will probably answer all your questions. Google “The Savvy Sparrow” and then the post is under the Make Money category.

    • Julie

      If you start at the average rate of $8/class, earn the $1/class completed class bonus, and qualify for the $1/class for teaching 45+ classes a month bonus, you will earn $20/hour from the start. If you open and fill short notice slots, you can earn an extra $2/class ($4/hour). Factor in incentive pay and trial class conversions, and you can earn even more. I’ve been teaching for just three weeks and have earned over $1200.

  10. Mickey

    Is this taxable income ? How do you get paid in the USA ?

    • Tonia

      This is taxed income. You are considered self employed. Money is direct deposited into your checking account of choice. Follow my link above if you have more questions!

  11. Amy

    I LOVE my VIPKID job! Yes, the interview process can be strenuous, but I’m so glad that I stuck with it and put for the effort to get hired. And, I have helped 6 people get hired so far! If you use my referral link to apply, I will be just an email away to answer all of your questions. Plus, I send my referrals a bonus PDF of all of the steps that I took to go from no bookings to fully booked, including links to my successful (and not so successful!) profile videos. https://t.vipkid.com.cn/mkt/landing/personal?referralToken=4258ee2875a9038bbabdc7ed14400a6f&refereeId=18829100

  12. Em

    Can anyone speak to the technical requirements? I would love to do this but am in a rural location and don’t have cable internet (we currently hostpot off our phones with our Verizon plan). I really want to try VIPkid!!

    • Bethany wallace

      I love this job. I also offer personal help via email, skype, or phone for those interested.

  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 laurenmac10@gmail.com or find more information here https://t.vipkid.com.cn/activity/popup?refereeId=6783306&refersourceid=a01. 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. Tricia

    Hi! What are the typical hours? I’m in FL (eastern time). I would love to get this while my kids are in school.

    • Mary Ellen

      Tricia -You’d be teaching kids in China (with a 12 hour time difference) so teaching during the day isn’t really an option since it’s the middle of the night there.

    • Wynn

      Trisha, I’m in Ormond Beach, FL and teach with VIPKid during early mornings and late nights! I work full-time and have three kids so my schedule (that I make my own) is all over the place! It’s been a blessing for my family.

    • cortney

      I teach before my kids wake up! 6am class each morning! then get them ready! Im happy to help!

      Cortneyjaye@gmail.com

  15. Mary Hodges

    wished they had something similar, without needing a bachelor degree….

    • Ashleygm

      I teach for another Chinese company that does not require a bachelors degree! I love it so far! I can give you a referral code if you want so we can both benefit from it. The company is called palfish. You do it through your iPhone or iPad 😃

  16. Jessica

    The times are typically evening time in Beijing, China. You can use worldtimebuddy.com to compare any time zone to another. So imagine after school through late evening for most kids. They often do mornings on the weekend or vacation too.

  17. Meg’s

    I have teaching experience- but they want you to have a bachelors degree😭 or this would be the perfect situation for our family!

    • Ashleygm

      I teach for another Chinese company that does not require a bachelors degree! I love it so far! I can give you a referral code if you want so we can both benefit from it. The company is called palfish. You do it through your iPhone or iPad 😃

      • lateephabisidurosinmi

        hey, I know i am replying late but can you kindly put me through. I am a community college student badly in need of a job. I wasn’t able to use VIPKID because it requires a bachelor’s degree

  18. todd

    I wouldnt be surprised if half these comments are robots or something. They are all very similar comments and they all have a referral codes at the end.

  19. Cortney J

    Hands down best side gig or job for a stay at home parent/part timer/or anyone wanting to make extra money on weekends or early mornings! I have been with VIPKID for almost two years and love it!! I am a preschool teacher and I work my VIPKID classes on Saturday and sunday monrnings before my kids wake up and during the week occasionally before school drop off. It has been a blessing to be able to meet the kids I teach and make great money for little to no prep work. I would love to help you get started in the company and it helps me to help you (we get a bonus for finding great teachers!) You do need a bachelors degree in anything and experience with children (can be your own).
    Class pay is about 8-11 dollars for 25 min. so $16-22 per hour.
    let me know if I can help!

    Cortneyjaye@gmail.com

    https://t.vipkid.com.cn/mkt/landing/personal?referralToken=3a88c5cfa99f6bf3aa14888d0ff5355e&refereeId=8915573

    • Melanie

      What are they looking for in terms of teaching experience? You mention that the experience with children can be with your own but the post says traditional teaching experience. I am asking because I have a 3 and a 4 year old and a bachelor degree but I have never taught in the traditional sense. Thanks!

      • Nicole Z.

        You are totally qualified! Feel free to email me. I’d love to skype I also have a google doc I can send you.:)
        Ohsunshine142@gmail.com

  20. ResseCup

    I’ve been considering applying for VIPKID but have been hesitant due to their schedule requirements and needing one year of teaching. I haven’t taught kids per se but I have taught adults on using programs at my old job. Would this qualify as teaching?

    • cortney J

      the schedule is flexible!!!! Teach when you want within the hours of awake time in China. East coast is 12 hour difference. I teach mainly 6am-9am. That would be teaching experience then I would any interaction you have had with children (rec dept coaching, church activities, your own children, anything that you could qualify as interaction and teaching children. It doesn’t have to be traditional classroom teaching. You do need a 4 year degree in anything!

      Apply and list every opportunity you think would apply to teaching and kids! 🙂

      Let me know if I can help you any!

      Cortney

      • Lena

        How are full-time teachers able to teach from 6-9am which is the peak time from what I hear in China? I know I have to leave my house by 7 in the morning for school. So is this something I wouldn’t be able to do?

    • Rebekah C

      Hello! Did you look more into teaching with VIPKid? I mentor new teachers and people interested in more information about the company! Let me know if I can help in any way 🙂

  21. Heather

    So this is total MLM. All the pushing of referral codes is gross. Just sell Lularoe or something.

    • Sara

      It’s not an MLM. Teachers get $100 referral incentive if someone gets hired using their link. It’s no scam but it’s not easy to get hired so people need help so they don’t give up.

      • Nicole Z

        It is 100% not MLM. That’s why I do it. It is super legit. I was able to stop my teaching job as a part time special ed. teacher and be home with my kids. No selling junk and exploiting family and friends! Woot woot.

        If it weren’t for a girl on here who facetime messaged me, I wouldn’t have bothered to apply. I have been teaching for over a year and LOVE IT! Let me know if you’d like more info.

  22. Eunice

    Anyone know if the Bachelor degree is truly necessary? I have an Associates degree so not sure it’s worth applying.

    • Sara Perry

      Yes you have to have a bachelors

  23. Savvy Mom

    Hi! I’ve been looking at trying to work from home and this sounds like a great opportunity. My concern is there enough work to be able to at least make $2000 a month. In order to do it, I’d need to be able to support my family with that much. Thanks for any advice!

    • Jessica

      Yes! As long as you are willing to work the hours available there is plenty to get to $2000/ month. I usually make just over $2000 from April through October because during that season the time change fits best with my lifestyle. The rest of the year I choose to work less and make around $1400. But how much you work is up to you. Some people make much more. It really is a great job. Best of luck!

  24. Rebekah Crites

    I’ve been with VIPKID for 43 days! I now have 15 regular students and I make around $200/wk. For a newbie I am doing well 🙂 I plan to make this my full time job because I LOVE IT! I have had a kidney transplant last July and VIPKID allows me to do what I love and work from home. Feel free to use my referral code (Rebek0190) if you sign up. I get a bonus and I mentor my referrals. I dont have all the wisdom of these more experienced teachers but I do have the fresh memories of the signup processes and tips for getting you bookings fast! Most important though, no matter who you use as a referral mentors.. get involved with the VIPKID community when you start! Facebook groups, blogs, youtubers, and local meetups. The community of VIPKID will help you and encourage you to be the best you can be!
    https://t.vipkid.com.cn/mkt/landing/personal?referralToken=85060cad8065f650aed981fba15134a4&refereeId=33987953

    -Teacher Rebekah 🙂

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