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VIPKid Teacher

Are you looking for a legit work from home job?

VIPKID is 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. They currently employ over 70,000 teachers working in 35 countries and teach over 600,000 students… but they’re still growing and need more teachers!

VIPKID.com was voted number seven on Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in China! 😱

VIPKID Teaching Billboard

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.

In addition to their paying students, VIPKID supports 300 low-income rural schools in China through their Rural Education Project. This program provides free English classes to students, helping to improve even more lives.

vipkid teacher with child on desk

A few perks of working for VIPKID:

  • 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 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.

Check out what Hip2Save readers think…

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 teacher and have been with VIPKID for over 2 years and have taught about 2,000 classes. I absolutely love this job, and hope to continue working there for a long time!


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!

Join The Discussion

Comments 62

  1. Danielle S

    You guys! This company has seriously changed my life. If you have a bachelors degree and any desire to teach kids, this is an AWESOME way to make money from home. I started in January of 2017 and have loved it. I’ve recently had the opportunity to start working as a mock class mentor helping new applicants through their initial certification. This job is what allows my children to do their gymnastics, musical theater, soccer, etc. without it, we wouldn’t have the money for the “fun” stuff since I choose to be a stay at home mom. I seriously cannot day enough good things. Feel free to reach out with any questions. Dscoville09@gmail.com If you’re ready to apply, follow my link and I’m happy to help you through every step of the process. https://m.vipkidteachers.com/mkt/landing/personal?referralToken=3c10663d19ffc38714d417d3732dbf33&refereeId=3433399

    • Jessie Bechlem

      Do you get paid more to be a mentor? Just wondering what the growth opportunities are!!?

      • Danielle S

        You do get paid more for the mentor role. It does also require a lot more work, but it is very rewarding! There are several growth opportunities available. You can teach workshops, lead coaching sessions, etc.

  2. Lauren

    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!

  3. Amy

    I’m a former teacher who stays home now, so every time this pops up on Hip2Save I am SO tempted… but I cannot get past my hesitation of giving all of my personal info (especially social security number) to an overseas company. Am I just overly cautious? I realize anytime you give it out for any job there is some risk, but it still makes me nervous…

    • Lauren Mobley

      I totally understand that hesitation! My husband and I did a ton of research before I began 2 years ago and I can assure you it is legitimate 😉 Let me know if I can answer any more questions! My email address is: laurenmac10@gmail.com 🙂

    • Danielle S

      I completely understand the hesitation. I was a little hesitant at first too, but we REALLY needed the money, so I went for it. In the 2 1/2 years I’ve worked with VIPKID, I haven’t had any issues with identity theft, etc. They also have an office in the US, so they have to follow US laws. I used to work for another ESL company based completely out of China, and that was not the case. I say to go for it. But I’m a little biased. Love my job, and love being home with my littles. Best of both worlds!

    • Keri

      I’ve taught for them (3 contracts)—do it! Zero issues. I was super hesitate at first and regret not doing it sooner!!! Love this company.

    • beth

      Amy- you will love it! It is a fantastic job and it sounds like a great fit for you! I would say to just dive in and go for it. I wish that I hadn’t waited so long myself. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to myself or any other teachers on here. My email address is Elisabeth_strand@yahoo.com.

      • An

        Is it not true that you only teach during peak Hours in China? Which is either dawn or predawn?

        • An

          It’s just important to be honest about the hours. I’m currently interviewing and not 1 VIP person has mentioned the hours. It’s not in the info. I only learned through watching videos by other people. There’s prob a reason why.

    • Shannon

      I just started and I haven’t had a job for 14 years and I love it so much! It’s great! The kids are amazing and no lessons plans. No offense to anyone here but if you’re interested you should use the brand ambassadors as your referral. They do nothing but help referrals all day long. You can find them on you tube and they have Facebook groups of 1000s of people to help you. Kristina Garcia has amazing you tube videos although I used Angela. She’s good too.

      • Jessica

        Hi! I am also hesitant and would like to learn more but I’m confused about the part you said to use “the brand ambassadors”? Forgive my ignorance! I tried googling but I’m not sure I’m searching the correct term. I’m getting a lot of results and not sure what I’m even looking for… do they work just with helping people get online jobs? Or just for VIPKid? Thanks so much!

    • Jackie

      I’m with you. It totally scares me also. Main reason why I haven’t join. It’s one of those things that sounds too risky for me. I’m not bashing the company and I get that some people haven’t had any issues but I’m just overly cautious when it comes to companies like this 💁‍♀️

      • Shannon

        I was just like you. I kept seeing it posted on here for years never signed up. I finally did and I just started. It’s amazing. I’ve taught 5 classes and I already have $77 payment. I’m so excited! Give it a shot!

    • Aliyah Inshanalli

      I applied a few years ago and I was rejected sadly. I have a bachelors degree in English and did not understand why. Now I decided to try again and when I log in it still states I was rejected and won’t let me reapply. How would I go about applying again?

      • Shannon

        You have to check certain boxes just google what to check. Also sign up with a different email address.

        • Tonia

          You can apply with another email. Email me at tonia_fricano@yahoo.com and I can help you through the process

    • Jennifer Sanborn

      Hey Amy. I understand your hesitation. This is definitely a legitimate job. My degree is in early childhood education and I taught preschool at a brick and mortar for longer than I like to admit (some of my former students are out of college, working adults!) The company has everything set up, so that it is all pretty seamless. I have just signed my second contract. Contracts last 6 months. If you want to talk more, I am on facebook. Send me a friend request or contact me with through messenger. https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.l.sanborn

  4. Tonia

    This is an incredible company to work for – flexible, fun, profession, and perfect work from home job!
    I have been working with VIPKID for a few 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. Tonia_fricano@yahoo.com

    Copy this Link: https://t.vipkid.com.cn/?refereeId=9930027&refersourceid=a01

  5. Mel C

    I’ve been teaching with vipkid since 2016 and still love it! Flexible schedule let’s me teach when my kiddos are asleep and I dont have to pay for a babysitter. Teachers get a bonus for referrals that become teachers so that why so many teachers put their code. It is an amazing g job though and the pay is good for a job you can do with pajama pants on 😉 feel free to email me with any questions about the company or position. Melissamcampbell@gmail.com

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

    • Vee

      I like that you wrote that teachers make money off referrals, which is why ppl always list them. I appreciate when ppl are upfront about those things. I will be getting my bachelor degree in December. Do I have to wait until then to apply or can I start the application process now?

      • Heather

        I would personally wait-it only took me a month to get through the whole process (and that was working slowly at it), but one week of that was the verification of my paperwork.

      • Shannon

        You need to wait. They ask for you to upload a picture of your diploma so if you don’t have that you won’t get a contract.

    • sarah

      Is this a webcam type teaching situation? I’m trying to imagine how it works and what equipment is required. Do you sit in front of a webcam and teach one student at a time, similar to tutoring?

      • Tonia

        Yes. You teach from your laptop and internal camera or external webcam. Feel free to email me Tonia_fricano@yahoo.com and I can send you some more information and a class video!

      • Shannon

        Yes you can do it off your iPad also. I did that a few days ago when I was having tech issues with my computer.

      • Jen

        Hi Sarah! Yes, you teach from the VIPKiD app on your computer or iPad. It’s a virtual classroom teaching for 25 minute 1:1 to students in China. There are different English Levels and courses, but teachers can choose the levels they would like to certify in. The classes are following PPTs with the lesson objective. If you’d like more information feel free to email me at emily_noelle@hotmail.com. Best to you!

        If you do decide to give it a try, I’d love to help and coach you through.

  6. Heather

    Does having a child that you taught to read and help with homework constitute as mentoring or tutoring?
    I have the degree, but not the 1 year experience

    • Hope B

      Yes it would. Any experience with children counts. It does not have to be in a learning role. Working with them in daycare or Church counts as well.

    • Tonia

      Yes! Any experience works! I am an ultrasound tech and do this part time. For more info, email me at tonia_fricano@yahoo.com!

    • Shannon

      Yes it seriously anything. It’s babysitting or having your own kids or volunteering at a school/church, coaching kids soccer etc.

  7. Lisa

    Would this be something you could do during summer vacation?

    • Meagan V

      Absolutely. You don’t have a minimum number of classes you need to teach, so it’s great for the summer. I would recommend getting your application set up and accepted well before then, and teach some classes before summer, as it can take time to build up your student base. -teachermeaganv@gmail.com

  8. Heather

    You guys! It is definitely legit, and I teach my first 2 classes this week! I’m so nervous but excited! I have a friend that has worked for them for awhile and I know she does well. Having been through the process, I would say you definitely need a mentor to help you through the hiring stage-their referral bonus is well earned. I started watching some you tube videos before clicking on the apply tab just to familiarize myself-if you’re on the fence, I would start with that.

    • Meagan V

      Good luck with your classes!

      • Heather

        thank you!

  9. Meagan

    I have loved my VIPKID experience! I would be happy to guide you through the process or answer questions! I teach around 30 classes a week, and I adore my kiddos. This is my referral code: MEAGA0108. You can email me at teachermeaganv@gmail.com.

    • Meagan

      If you use my my referral code, I get a bonus, but it isn’t a pyramid scheme. ;-).

  10. Melissa

    Unfortunately I was not able to finish my Bachelors degree. Does anyone know of any other legitimate work from home jobs that don’t require a degree? Thank you!

  11. beth

    VipKid is amazing!! I just started working for them in April and this job is even way better than I imagined. I make at least $20/hr, sometimes more with added bonuses. The thing that I love most is the complete freedom of the job. I work when I want, and there is no one pushing me or telling me what to do or not do.

    The hiring process can be a little daunting and it can take a little while to get the ball really rolling. But, if you are self- motivated and energetic you should have no problem. If anyone has any questions or would like some help getting started, feel free to email me at Elisabeth_strand@yahoo.com.

  12. robyn

    Does volunteering in my sons class room and chaperoning school field trips count for experience?

    • Shannon

      Yes you can use anything and there’s no resume or reference checking.

    • Jen

      Yes, any experience with children. You do need a 4 year degree. If you’d like help getting started to see if it’s something that might work for you, I’d be happy to help! Email me at emily_noelle@hotmail.com

  13. Cassandra

    I love this job! I don’t have many referrals because my friends are all teachers already but I’m happy to help anyone through the process!!!

  14. Jennifer DuPont

    From what I understand, you have to pay your own taxes (out of the up to 22$ an hour.) That is what is keeping me from signing up. Can you tell me more about that?

    • GAmommyof4

      Yes, you are correct. They do not withhold anything. You are a “contractor.” P.S. the $22 is not starting pay. It is usually more like $18-$20 for your first few contracts.

  15. Valerie

    I have a Master’s degree in Nursing Education. I taught a semester as an adjunct instructor at Ivy Tech and have experience with teaching new nurses. Is there a way that I would qualify for this? And what is a realistic earning to be expected? Thanks in advance!

    • Valerie

      I might also add that I have 3 boys and have volunteered at their school, as well as currently work as a school nurse for a K-12 public school.

    • Valerie

      I might also add that I have 3 boys and have volunteered at their school. I also currently work as a school nurse for a K-12 public school.

      • Dawn

        I work for a very similar company called Gogokid. Your degree and teaching experience would be acceptable for Gogokid, and I believe that it would be for Vipkid as well (although I do not work for them yet, so I am not sure). I applied for Vipkid but I stay fully booked at GGK, so I just haven’t gotten there yet! Any type of tutoring, teaching, teaching your own kids at home, in a professional setting, etc. qualifies for the experience part. I make $11.25 for each 25 minute class ($22.50/hour). I work about 19-20 classes each week (I work M, Tu, Th, Fri mornings) and make about $1000 per month. Every teacher gets referral money if their referrals sign up, but it is just bonus money. Teachers are NEVER asked or pressured to sign up other teachers. I would be happy to help anyone with any questions!
        https://teacher.gogokid.com/?channelId=344&referralId=3DGBEZZA.
        My referral code:3DGBEZZA

        • Susanna

          Hello Dawn,
          I would like to learn more about Gogokid. Is the curriculum pretty easy to use? Do you have the same kids all the time? What hours are available for teaching? How complex is the hiring process? Is 11.25 per class average or above average? My email is cinderellasong14 at gmail. Thank you!

      • Tonia

        Yes, I am an ultrasound tech and have a similar teaching background. That would qualify. Email me at tonia_fricano@yahoo.com for more info.

  16. Jessie Bechlem

    I recently started working with a similar company, QKids. So happy with it! They schedule your classes for you and you can cancel if needed up to 5 hours before without penalty. You can make up to $10 a class. The classes are 28 minutes long. You can have up to 4 students in a class. The curriculum is so interactive and makes the class fly by! Highly recommend it!

    Here is my referral if interested: http://teacher.qkids.net/ref?code=UKPKLE

    • Jessie Bechlem

      ALSO…no props needed and incentives are built into the program!

  17. Ann

    I ‘ve taught vipkid for almost 4 years now! If ur intrested I d love to help! Click on my link and it ll send me a notification so we can connect via email! I’m happy to answer questions and mentor u through the process. Put aside the unsure feelings and just give it a try! That’s what I finally had to do, and 4 years later I’m thankful I did, working from home is a blessing!
    https://m.vipkidteachers.com/mkt/landing/personal?referralToken=dbee93f47a5c461e5edf99ac42b60862&refereeId=3210615

  18. peretz12

    Can anyone tell me what the popular times are? Or if there is a good amount of evening classes available? I’m not a morning person so I can’t imagine myself getting up before my kiddos to teach.

    • Danielle S

      Regulations are changing in China, so students will only be able to take classes until 9pm Beijing Time. This is 9am East Coast time. I’m in AZ, so I will no longer be able to teach past 6am…definitely early! There is evening availability on Friday and Saturday nights as well as their school holidays and summers. You can also teach students on their lunch break (evening for us) Some people do evenings only, so its definitely possible. Let me know if you have any more questions! dscoville09@gmail.com

  19. Di

    What is the minimum WiFi connection required?

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