If you only do one thing this year, in your spare time, to make extra money – it ought to be teaching English with VIPKID. Why? Because it’s one of the best-paid work from home opportunities and the company is 100% legitimate.
What You Have To Do
You can sign up with VIPKid to teach English to children in developing nations. All you need is a computer and a decent Internet connection to carry out the lessons. You must also have a college degree and some kind of previous tutoring or training experience (which doesn’t need to be in English language teaching).
You complete an application form. Go through an interview (assuming your application is OK). Conduct a mock lesson (unpaid).
Then you get lesson plans, lesson times and students. They say they pay up to $25 an hour but in my experience it’s more like $19-$22 which is still pretty good compared to minimum wage, right?
They also pay bonuses when you meet your obligations correctly and students provide good feedback. These can seriously boost your earnings, so don’t miss out on them.
The Upsides And Downsides In Brief
VIPKid makes English teaching easy, most of the time, they provide lesson plans, and instructions to make any props and the work is fun. The downside is that sometimes their instructions aren’t great and you’ll have to work a bit harder to understand what they mean.
You can set your own hours but once you accept a booking, they will hold you to it. If you cancel a booking you get a “cancellation” against your name, get too many of these and there will be no more work.
The children are good to work with in most cases and best of all… the pay is always on time. I don’t have anything bad to say about VIPKid, really.