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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!

Make extra money while making a difference! VIPKID.com was voted number seven on Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in China! 😱 It has also been voted one of the 10 best places to work by glassdoor!

VIPKID Work from home

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.

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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.)

This means you can go on vacation and work remotely or when you are at home, stay in your jammies!


  • 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! This gives you time to focus on what you love – teaching kids! 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!

Join The Discussion

Comments 33

  1. Sparrowfly

    This is a legit opportunity, but be warned. Background checks are being held up because of shelter in place orders. You may be approved, but waiting for a while to be hired. (That’s the boat I’m in).

  2. Katie

    Does everyone make $22/hr? What is the realistic pay?

    • Carol

      I think $18-20 is more realistic. I have heard of some getting a higher starting rate, but I don’t think that is the norm.

    • Jennifer

      I average out to about $20 an hour. There are a few factors that can change that up or down but I’d say $20 is the average for me.

    • Samantha

      It’s probably more realistic to think about $15 an hour… you get paid per class and then it depends on the incentives/“bonuses” you qualify for… they’ve recently changed the one entire system so I’m not sure how it works for new hires… for me, I started off with $7.50 per class but I get $1 for each class I’ve finished… and If I teach at least 30 class a month I get an extra 50 cents or if I teach at least 45 classes, I get an extra $1 instead of the 50 cents (so that’s an extra $2 a class for me which brings my pay to $19 an hour) but like I said, for new hires, they just changed it so those extra incentives are a little different. You will see lots of referral links on this post bc people get a bonus if you sign up through them (I think it’s $100) be forewarned, so many teachers are home now so they are opening up more availability so it will be a slow start if you sign up.. also, they are not hiring anyone from California.

      • Erin Pakowski

        Just curious. Why not California?

        • Kylee

          When you work for VIPKid, you are technically an “independent contractor.” This basically means that VIPKid is not required to give benefits to you. You have to file taxes as “self-employed” and pay self-employment tax. But in 2019, California changed their laws regarding independent contractors. I haven’t looked up the fine print, but from what I’ve heard, in California, you can only be considered an independent contractor if you are not apart of an established company. It made VIPKid illegal in California. So, with the way the company works, they are not allowed to hire Californian teachers. It’s too bad, really.

    • Toni Potts

      I’ve been teaching with them 4 years. I have 2 masters. My base is $11 per 25 min class. And I get $1 for participation per class. So yes I make 22 per hour. I make 26 an hour if they are short notice classes. My first year I made maybe 500 all year. Now I do it full time, after about 2 years. I was able to quit my day job. It takes time very feasible. They offer a minimum of 100 for referring. A lot of teachers just refer.

  3. Suba

    What time do we have to work? I live in central time zone. Thanks

    • dannettedelamatter

      I am CST and work M-F 5:30-8:00 am. These are peak hours when most students in China are available for classes. You can set your own hours but the early mornings and weekend evenings are most popular with students.

    • Kylee

      I live in central time zone. The hours available to work are 7:30pm-8:00am. The really popular hours, the hours students aggressively book, are from 4:00am-7:00am.

  4. Kristina

    Do you know why they’re not hiring anyone from California?

    • Sarah

      California has a recent law against independent contractors who aren’t paid benefits.

  5. 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!

  6. sunny_girls

    I’ve been with them for 2 years! I won’t leave my referral because others already have. Just wanted to say it’s an excellent company.

  7. Amelia

    ⚠️This company is literally Satan. I’ve been working with them for 3.5 years and am in good standing, but would not recommend it to anyone. They are evil to the core. ⚠️

    • dannettedelamatter

      Any specific reasons why you feel this way?

    • Heather

      Why? I’m on my 2nd contract, and haven’t found this to be true.

    • RansomedOne

      I’m trying to find work for my 25 y/o college educated daughter in NYC. Why do you say this company is horrible yet you have worked for them for 3.5 years and apparently continue to work for them?

  8. Bethany Wallace

    I have been working for this company for 18 months. It is a terrible time to join. They have too many teachers right now. Normally I would encourage people to apply, but the coronavirus is really messing with supply and demand, and many teachers are complaining of low-bookings.

    • Niki

      I agree. I’m in my sixth contract and have excellent stats but I’m booking 75% of my norm. Terrible time to start. Also, I’ve never made the the raise requirement so I make $19/hour. That’s $13.50 after self-employment taxes. Finally, you should know that the company partners with Microsoft for facial recognition AI technology so your image is being used for that.

    • Mel

      I agree. I have not been encouraging other to apply right now either. I’ve been teaching since 2016 and now starting to get frustrated with the new changes. I still get fully booked most of the time, but the changes that came out today will probably be a decrease in pay for me since I dont teach full time. Kinda bummed with the company

      • Niki

        Well, I’m sure you got hte email today about the “new incentive payment”. It’s basically a pay cut for all teachers.

  9. AB

    I’ve been with VIPKid for close to 3 years (I’m on my sixth 6 month contract.) I was teaching 45-50 classes per month, but that has dropped to maybe 20 classes since all the shutdowns started. There are so many more people opening slots to teach that many teachers are struggling to fill their schedules. Some teachers have not been impacted at all. It’s not guaranteed that you will be scheduled for classes. It’s definitely a great option if you are fortunate enough to get bookings, but new teachers should be aware that it could take weeks/months before they see one booking.

  10. Susie

    I work for a similar company called Qkids and they recently required all teachers get a TEFL or TESOL certificate in order to continue teaching. According to them it’s now the national requirement from the Chinese government. Have any Vipkids teachers experienced this? I’m just wondering if new teachers might need to consider that

    • Mel C

      Yes, the Chinese goverment changed the requirements sonthe TESOL is necessary. Vipkid has their own tesol course that we take for free that covers this requirement

  11. JoAnne

    Do we really want to support the Chinese government after what the Wuhan flu has done to the US economy?

  12. TESOL/TEFL

    Does Vipkid require a TESOL or TEFL certificate on top of a bachelors degree? I have been checking out a similar company, and they require a 120 hr. TESOL/TEFL cert. in addition to a four-year degree. Any experience with that, anyone?

  13. TESOL/TEFL

    Oh, I only just now saw the above comment. Thank you, nevermind.

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