By Mike Haaren – Co-Founder – Aug. 23, 2017
Work from Home Jobs – Teach Chinese Children English Online – Part-Time – Up to $22/Hr., Minimum $14/Hr. – “Work from Anywhere”
Update Sept. 13, 2017 — VIPKID’s Sept. Promo — Get Up to $300 Guaranteed, Even If You Don’t Do Any Teaching (But You Need to Sign Up ASAP)
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VIPKID is actively recruiting people to teach Chinese children English online. They pay quite a bit more than typical online English teaching employers — up to $22/hr. For September, they’re offering a special recruiting deal that guarantees new Teachers up to $300, even if they don’t teach. To get started, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree in any field, and one school year of teaching, mentoring, tutoring or alternative education.
Here are the details, in their words:
The 2017 school year is upon us. And as expected, student demand is through the roof!
That means they need you more than ever.
Now is the time to take action and complete the process to becoming a new teacher with VIPKID.
To show you how serious we are about our need…
…we’re rolling out the September Minimum Pay Program for all new teachers that start teaching!
Complete the process to become a new teacher by September 30 – and open enough “peak peak time” class slots (Peak Peak Time slots refer to classes opened between 7pm-9pm Beijing time) over the following 30 days – and you can make $150-$300.*
Your next step: book or record an interview. Go take action now!
So go ahead and take that next step! You’ll need at least 7 days from today to become a new teacher, and you don’t want to miss out on this awesome opportunity!
*A few more details:
If you start teaching by September 30 and open 50-79 PPT class slots, you will earn $150 minimum.
If you start teaching by September 30 and open 80+ PPT class slots, you will earn $300 minimum.
The guaranteed pay means that even if your PPT slots aren’t booked by a student, you’ll still earn that minimum.
If you earn more than that minimum from teaching, you’ll just receive your regular pay for those classes.
Scenario 1: You start teaching by September 30 and open 60 PPT class slots. Only 5 of those slots are booked in the next 30-day period, which would normally net you $46. You earn $150 anyway, despite not teaching any classes.
Scenario 2: You start teaching by September 30 and open 80 PPT class slots. Only 5 of those slots are booked in the next 30-day period, which would normally net you $46. You earn $300 anyway, despite not teaching any classes.
Scenario 3: You start teaching by September 30 and open 60 PPT class slots. All 60 slots are booked in the next 30-day period, netting you $550 in classroom earnings. You earn $550 as per normal.
Scenario 4: You start teaching by September 30 and open 80 PPT class slots. All 80 slots are booked in the next 30-day period, netting you $733 in classroom earnings. You earn $733 as per normal.
In order to participate in this incentive, it is important to finish the recruitment process as soon as possible, otherwise you might not be eligible for it anymore.
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If you’d like to earn a good hourly rate from home on your own schedule, VIPKID is on a hiring streak. The company just raised $200M in financing from Sequoia Capital, among others — the firm that funded Apple when Steve Jobs still looked like a hippy — so there should be plenty of funds for teachers.
You can work as few as 7 1/2 hours/week, or much more if you prefer.
To get started, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree in any field, and one school year of teaching, mentoring, tutoring or alternative education. (No degree or experience? You can still make $10/hr. teaching for NiceTalk. Cambly and PalFish are options, too.)
“$75,000 a Year” Is Possible (But It’s a Lot of Hours!)
Some VIPKID teachers, like Dan Didio, reportedly make $75,000 a year, but he teaches over 65 hours a week. I was an English conversation teacher in Italy, and 65 hours a week would have killed me. If you’re like me, you’d be happy at 20-30 hours per week.
But even if you’re only working the recommended minimum of 7 1/2 hours a week and earning the minimum of $14/hr., that’s still $420 a month. Not a bad side gig. (The company itself gets good grades. Reviews on Glassdoor give it 4 stars out of 5.)
In VIPKID’s words, “Our teachers receive a minimum payment of US $14-$18/hour. There are incentives for every lesson, so the payment ranges from US $14-22/hour.”
You’ll be working as an independent contractor, aka freelancing. This essentially means you don’t get employee benefits or job security, but you are free to set your own schedule and take other gigs elsewhere.
Teachers are paid by direct bank deposit between the 10th and 15th of each month.
The technical requirements for the job include:
— PC or MAC
— Desktop, Laptop, MAC, Surface
— Headset with a microphone, stable output and input
— HD External camera or HD integrated camera (most laptops have it)
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